A Technology Story By, Robin D. Seamon
Kate is excited about 6 th  grade.  She’s glad to see her friends again & she’s heard her Science teacher, Mrs. Seamon is ...
She’s been informed that TECHNOLOGY will be used in her class not only as a resource but as a tool for  collaborative lear...
After visiting the  Seamon Science Wiki,  and viewing a pretty cool astronomy  video download , she’s compelled to visit t...
“ More homework?” she thinks, “this class looks like a lot of work!”  This project involves a thing called  Skyping.   “Wh...
The next morning, Kate discovers that  Skyping  is a really cool  video-conferencing  tool right there on the  Internet . ...
Intrigued, Kate decides to locate the city of Rio Gallegos in Argentina on a neat  Internet  tool Mrs. S showed in class c...
After  Skyping  with Andre’ in Argentina, she discovers that he and his family intend to go swimming at the beach this Chr...
Curiosity peaked, she accesses another  Google Tool  to check the current weather in Rio Gallegos.  Mrs. S said all she ha...
It turns out that now (September) in Advance its comfortably in the 70’s (°F), while it’s 41°F in Rio Gallegos!
In her  Skype reflection post  for Mrs. S’s  Wiki , Kate presumes the seasons are drastically different in the Northern an...
The next class, Kate discovers that the purpose of a  Wiki  is to  collaborate  or work together to discuss issues,  solve...
“ So,  Wiki’s  were fun, but there’s the catch-- more work,” Kate thinks.  OK,  Mrs. S wants her group to  research  this ...
Using the powerful  Google Search Engine , the members of Kate’s group start to  research  the  Web  for answers.
As members locate informative  websites ,  videos , &  podcasts  on the topic, they post the  URL addresses  on the  Wiki ...
Then, the project started to get…   Fun?
Through use of the  Wiki ,  flip cameras,   Movie Maker , and Mrs. S’s sweet guidance, the kids were able to create their ...
The finished collaborative project was published on the class  Seamon Science Wiki  for all to see.  (Check it out as step...
Upon reflection, Kate & her classmates decided that TECHNOLOGY was a priceless tool for learning, not to mention that Mrs....
The End
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

A technology story: A first lesson of the year, introducing teacher & technology to the class

242

Published on

A first lesson of the year, introducing teacher & technology to the class

Published in: Education
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
242
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
2
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
2
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

A technology story: A first lesson of the year, introducing teacher & technology to the class

  1. 1. A Technology Story By, Robin D. Seamon
  2. 2. Kate is excited about 6 th grade. She’s glad to see her friends again & she’s heard her Science teacher, Mrs. Seamon is really cool. Kate
  3. 3. She’s been informed that TECHNOLOGY will be used in her class not only as a resource but as a tool for collaborative learning and production .
  4. 4. After visiting the Seamon Science Wiki, and viewing a pretty cool astronomy video download , she’s compelled to visit the page from home. What does she find? There’s a new project post from Mrs. S.
  5. 5. “ More homework?” she thinks, “this class looks like a lot of work!” This project involves a thing called Skyping. “What is that?” she wonders.
  6. 6. The next morning, Kate discovers that Skyping is a really cool video-conferencing tool right there on the Internet . Through Skyping she gets to see and talk with a student from a sister school in Argentina! That’s not work! That’s… fun?
  7. 7. Intrigued, Kate decides to locate the city of Rio Gallegos in Argentina on a neat Internet tool Mrs. S showed in class called Google Earth. With this tool she’s able to zoom in and see a satellite image of Andre’s apartment where he lives with his mom!
  8. 8. After Skyping with Andre’ in Argentina, she discovers that he and his family intend to go swimming at the beach this Christmas and New Years. THAT’s different!
  9. 9. Curiosity peaked, she accesses another Google Tool to check the current weather in Rio Gallegos. Mrs. S said all she had to do was type “weather” followed by the city & state/country in the Google searchbar .
  10. 10. It turns out that now (September) in Advance its comfortably in the 70’s (°F), while it’s 41°F in Rio Gallegos!
  11. 11. In her Skype reflection post for Mrs. S’s Wiki , Kate presumes the seasons are drastically different in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. “ Why?”, she posts ?
  12. 12. The next class, Kate discovers that the purpose of a Wiki is to collaborate or work together to discuss issues, solve problems , and create projects . So guess what? Her last post has started a project idea.
  13. 13. “ So, Wiki’s were fun, but there’s the catch-- more work,” Kate thinks. OK, Mrs. S wants her group to research this idea of opposing seasons in Earth’s two hemispheres.
  14. 14. Using the powerful Google Search Engine , the members of Kate’s group start to research the Web for answers.
  15. 15. As members locate informative websites , videos , & podcasts on the topic, they post the URL addresses on the Wiki so that they could share results with one another. https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/kahl/www/CoVis/Seasons/ http://videos.howstuffworks.com/hsw/12886-spin-around-the-solar-system-the-earths-seasons-video.htm http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/climate/cli_seasons.html http://www.astronomy.org/programs/seasons/index.html
  16. 16. Then, the project started to get… Fun?
  17. 17. Through use of the Wiki , flip cameras, Movie Maker , and Mrs. S’s sweet guidance, the kids were able to create their very own digital podcast explaining the scientific phenomenon of Earth’s seasons! http://www.goodkarmaconsulting.com/services/karmacam/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/rs3art/421436869/
  18. 18. The finished collaborative project was published on the class Seamon Science Wiki for all to see. (Check it out as step 2 on the Wiki!)
  19. 19. Upon reflection, Kate & her classmates decided that TECHNOLOGY was a priceless tool for learning, not to mention that Mrs. S was going to be a REALLY cool teacher! T E C H o L O N G Y
  20. 20. The End
  1. A particular slide catching your eye?

    Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

×