Let’S Go Fishing Low

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Let’S Go Fishing Low

  1. 1. Web-based Resources for Elementary Teachers Presented by Lisa Suhr USD 441 District Inservice January 19, 2009
  2. 2. <ul><li>Technology = A Fast Moving Stream </li></ul><ul><li>Standing on the bank, things look like they’re going by too fast! </li></ul><ul><li>If you wade out into it with your net, you’re going to catch something! </li></ul><ul><li>Will you catch it all? NO! </li></ul><ul><li>Will you want to keep everything you catch? NO! </li></ul><ul><li>But if you stand on the bank and never cast your net, you’ll never catch anything at all! </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Technology = A Fast Moving Stream </li></ul><ul><li>Fishing with a friend is more fun and more fruitful! </li></ul><ul><li>Allowing children and young people to learn to fish is worthwhile and can be some of their most valuable lessons! </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s Go Fishing!!! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Tools to Gather in Your Net <ul><li>Computer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum-specific software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based applications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Projector </li></ul><ul><li>Interwrite Pad </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Camera/web cam </li></ul><ul><li>Document Cameras (Elmo) </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Response System (clickers) </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Audio device…IPod, mp3 player </li></ul>
  5. 5. Finding Fishing Buddies <ul><li>PLN (Professional Learning Network) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Within our district </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outside our district: state, US, global </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Establish communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email, Facebook, Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Follow” someone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs, Twitter, Feed Readers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Delicious (ljsuhr, 441elementary, 441middle, 441secondary) search by users or tags </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborative projects between students </li></ul>
  6. 6. Using the Interwrite Pad <ul><li>What is Interwrite ? </li></ul><ul><li>A piece of hardware (pad) and a type of software </li></ul><ul><li>Works without projector, but to use with a class, projector is required </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remote mouse control…improve classroom management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive…Put it in the hands of your students to increase engagement and address other learning styles </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Using the Interwrite Pad <ul><li>How do I use Interwrite ? </li></ul><ul><li>Hook up projector to computer </li></ul><ul><li>Insert Bluetooth receiver if necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Turn on pad and help computer “find” the pad </li></ul><ul><li>Use the “pen” to control the mouse location </li></ul><ul><li>Tap or use pen button to click </li></ul><ul><li>I-write Workspace software allows you to write, present, and control what students are looking at </li></ul>
  8. 8. Using the Interwrite Pad Icon Floating Toolbar Device Manager
  9. 9. Interwrite Workspace Software
  10. 10. Let’s Go Fishing!
  11. 11. Look What We Caught! <ul><li>ljsuhr.edublogs.org </li></ul>
  12. 12. Web-based Resources--Primary <ul><li>What we’ll look at today: </li></ul><ul><li>Kan-Ed Portal </li></ul><ul><li>Thinkfinity Portal </li></ul><ul><li>Education World </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based Applications (Web 2.0 Tools) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookr </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>myWespiration </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Kan-Ed Portal <ul><li>http://login.learningstation.com/kportal </li></ul>
  14. 14. Thinkfinity Portal <ul><li>http://www.thinkfinity.org </li></ul>
  15. 15. Education World <ul><li>http://www.educationworld.com </li></ul>
  16. 16. Blogs <ul><li>http://ljsuhr.edublogs.org </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Edublogs </li></ul><ul><li>Blogspot </li></ul><ul><li>What is a blogroll….how can it be useful? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Bookr <ul><li>http://www.pimpampum.net/bookr/ </li></ul>
  18. 18. myWebspiration <ul><li>http://mywebspiration.com </li></ul>
  19. 19. Let’s Go Fishing!
  20. 20. Look What We Caught! <ul><li>ljsuhr.edublogs.org </li></ul>

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