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Fall 2009 Portfolio Presentation With Music

  1. 1. Fall 2009<br />LTT Program<br />Rose’s e-portfolio Presentation<br />
  2. 2. LEARNING STATEMENT # 1<br />I am learning about collaborative technology tools to support constructivist learning in my classroom<br />
  3. 3. My Most Enduring & Significant Learning Activities<br />My Share Point Site<br />
  4. 4. My Most Enduring & Significant Learning Activities<br />Using Google Docs<br />Google Presentations for Early Human Project & Writing Portfolio<br />Google Docs for Bullying Essay<br />
  5. 5. Early Human Presentation<br />
  6. 6. LEARNING STATEMENT # 2<br />I am learning that I have to be really organized when using digital technology to feel in control as a teacher<br />
  7. 7. Implications For Change and Growth in my Teaching Practice<br />Need more class time and time for myself to learn new programs, preview videos and test out software<br />
  8. 8. Implications For Change and Growth in my Teaching Practice<br />To be organized, I have created screen casts and video casts for French.<br />
  9. 9. Video Cast for French Numbers<br />
  10. 10. LEARNING STATEMENT # 3<br />I am learning to explore and consider how technology can serve the learning needs of my students and the intentions of my teaching goals<br />
  11. 11. Changes in My Thinking About Myself, Technology and Teaching and Learning<br />Importance of Universal Design for Learning<br />Gifted cluster – need to challenge them <br />Curriculum Compacting in Math 7<br />Extension activities in LA and Socials<br />Variety of ways to demonstrate acquisition of knowledge<br />LD & ESL students – need to adapt course content<br />written output and issues with fine motor skills<br />Use of technology - <br />netbooks and laptops in the classroom <br />Audacity<br />Starfall<br />
  12. 12. Changes in My Thinking About Myself, Technology and Teaching and Learning<br />Digital Flash Writing Portfolio using Google Presentation<br />
  13. 13. From Poster Projects<br />To Google Presentations<br />Changes in the Classroom<br />
  14. 14. Changes in My Thinking About Myself, Technology and Teaching and Learning<br />Hand In box for on-line assignments<br />
  15. 15. Changes in My Thinking About Myself, Technology and Teaching and Learning<br />Improved communication with parents and students<br />Surveys<br />E-mails via distribution list<br />
  16. 16. Changes in My Thinking About Myself, Technology and Teaching and Learning<br />Some disadvantages & pitfalls<br />Spend too much time doing “work”; thus, being disconnected from family<br />“Never enough time to do anything else”<br />Need better computers at school<br />Need to monitor “copying & pasting” of info from the web by students for reports and presentations<br />How to keep things “new and fresh” to reduce disengagement<br />
  17. 17. In what ways does the learning statement connect my core beliefs, values and assumptions to new concepts and ideas?<br />I enjoy learning new things in an effort to make learning fun and meaningful for my students, making myself a better teacher.<br />Knowing that half of my students are willingly accessing the website regularly motivates me to try new things<br />Inquiry based and constructivist teacher<br />I don’t really like to “stand and deliver”.<br />I believe that students have to be engaged in their own learning. <br />Various extensions can be catered to the needs of specific students be they gifted or learning disabled. <br />Technology can create a universal design for learning.<br />I want to motivate my students to be responsible, independent learners, giving them tools to get information if they can’t reach me directly.<br />
  18. 18. How does the learning I identify reshape how I see myself asa teacher and a learner?<br />I am a better teacher because I am relearning how to “teach” and see how students can be frustrated with learning new things<br />Varying strategies <br />New set of classroom managements skills.<br />Back up plan for when technology fails<br />
  19. 19. What evidence from my work this semester illustrates the learning I have identified in my learning statements?<br />Create 2 sites: public and private site before September 2009. <br />Public site is mainly for parents to keep them up to date with school events and homework. <br /> Private, virtual classroom site is mainly for class documents, including video links, notes and handouts.<br />
  20. 20. What evidence from my work this semester illustrates the learning I have identified in my learning statements?<br />The following is an itemized list of what I did to complete my inquiry.<br /> Created functional Share Point Virtual Classroom website https://my43.sd43.bc.ca/schools/Hillcrest/Classes/ngo/default.aspx<br /> Created parent handout outlining my vision and field study goals<br /> re: improved parent-teacher-student communication<br /> Created a parent survey to determine parent anxiety re: technology and home habits<br />Eg. How often do you help your child with homework and check planner?<br /> Used Polldaddy – for parents to listen to French podcasts<br /> Create an on-line survey (pre and post) for students re: internet usage & habits<br /> Taught students how to submit assignments on-line (via Hand-in Box) and how to publish their Google presentations and documents<br /> Have a regular rotation of students to update the homework calendar daily<br /> Have an active homeroom class parent e-mail distribution list for important updates<br />
  21. 21. Data collection<br />2 sets of data from my students (pre/post) regarding their internet usage. <br />Parent survey- upon listening to their child’s French podcast. <br />Site usage data reports in SharePoint.<br />
  22. 22. Data analysis – Pre Student Survey<br />26 of 26 students completed the survey (100%)<br />Used Google forms<br />14 (54%) of them spend 1 hour or less on the net<br />15 (58%) of them plan to access the website 3 or more times per week.<br />Students use the internet to surf, facebook, msn and complete homework<br />
  23. 23. Data analysis – Post Student Survey<br />24 of 26 students completed the survey (92%)<br />Used Polldaddy.com<br />12 (50%) use the website 3 or more times/week (3 less than anticipated)<br />20 (83%) of them have accessed the site more than 5 times between Oct and November<br />9 (38%) of parents access the homework calendar regularly<br />23 (96%) of them are accessing the internet the same or more than before <br />
  24. 24. Data analysis – Parent Survey<br />48 completed surveys out of 52 (92% respondent rate) – remaining 4 had internet/computer issues.<br />Only 1 parent was unable to open the file to listen to the podcast<br />Only 2 parents found the podcast uninformative<br />None of the parents found the virtual classroom useless<br />18 parents did not visit the homework calendar site before this survey<br />65% of parents check the planner daily<br />25% of parents help their child everyday with homework<br />
  25. 25. Site Usage Data<br />Most used sites in October on the public site were the homework calendar and virtual classroom link. <br />On my virtual site the most accessed sites were the French site for the podcast survey; the Math site for math notes; the flash writing site; the Socials and Software Downloads pages.<br />
  26. 26. The connection between the sample evidence and my learning<br />Students are accessing both websites, making it useful for them and their parents.<br />Recently, students have been submitting some of their assignments on-line (power triplets or completed essays)<br />When I speak with parents, there is no excuse for the parent or the student regarding misinformation. <br />The website can definitely enhance communication between home and school. <br />I have found having the virtual class site to be very effective in engaging students to write.<br />
  27. 27. Within which program capacities does your learning show growth or exploration? Explain<br />To be honest, I feel that I have demonstrated growth in all 5 Program capacities, but really showed exploration in the following 2 capacities: <br />To use, evaluate and integrate existing and emerging technologies into my practice (as per evidence) and <br />To engage in a critical cycle of action-reflection to understand and develop my practice.<br />As per results of my field study<br />
  28. 28. Connection to Educational Theory<br />Using the Internet to Improve Homework Communication and Completion<br />Relevant and helped me “see” where I am in the grand scheme of things. <br />The authors, Salend et al., mention that our class sites can be launched in up to 3 phases.<br /> I have elements of all three phases, but not all. <br />
  29. 29. 3 Phases (Class Websites)<br />
  30. 30. Connection to Educational Theory<br />The School Website as a Virtual Learning Environment<br />“Technology is still not sufficiently integrated into the learning environment of students in the modern school to allow researchers to establish whether its integration is crucial for reinforcing the quality of learning and the achievements of the education system.” <br /> This is a very relevant statement. Until full integration of technology happens, no relevant data can be collected to see a difference. Many teachers fear using tools that they are not familiar with. We are teaching a generation of students things that aren’t really relevant… we are teaching them what and how we learned…<br />Technology is meant to help all learners (UDL) so that each child can become an independent learner. Web 2.0 students are both the participant and contributor. As teachers we must have learning activities that are relevant to our students and in their “natural” environment, the virtual environment. By not trying to integrate technology into our means of teaching, we are putting our future generations in a disadvantage. Our current methods of teaching are “obsolete”. Teachers need to create and use classroom websites to become the “vital hub” in the learner’s life.<br />
  31. 31. Why is this learning is important to you?<br />Desire to improve communication between the parents and myself without the need for me to personally call each parent. <br />This website as a preventative tool rather than a reactive one. <br />Reassuring to know that the countless hours I have spent on my website will pay off. <br />Once I have laid the ground work, maintaining the site should not be an onerous task. <br />
  32. 32. Vision and Goals<br />I want to continue the incorporation of technology into my classroom<br /> I want to use our virtual class site to foster student-student interactions through on-line discussions. <br />I want students take more ownership of their learning via my virtual class site<br />I want to create and allow opportunities for self-directed (inquiry based) learning next term.<br />Mesopotamia Webquest<br />Myth Trailer (Movie Maker) based on student created myth<br />
  33. 33. The End!<br />