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Clean Watersheds Project




                           Networked Learning 2009
Clean Watersheds
http://cleanwatersheds.wikispaces.com




                                        Networked Learning 2009
Project Stats:
• Focus: Environmental Science and Ecology
• Other Disciplines: Geography, Technology,
  Health
• Suggested...
Web 2.0 Social Media Tools
•   Blogging
•   Document and Photo Sharing
•   Mashups
•   RSS Feeds
•   Social Annotating
•  ...
Where the Internet is Going




                          Networked Learning 2009
Sift in Technology Use for Teens



Technology                                             Technology
to Transact         ...
The Video Game Learning Cycle:
Not All that Bad?
                                 Hypothesize



            Re-probe to G...
The New Learning Style
 • Inquiry based research projects
 • Less lecturing, more class discussions
 • Books as references...
What is Understanding by Design?
  • Constructing
    understanding
  • Uncoverage, not coverage
  • Identifying the big i...
Stages of Backward Design


                                        3. Plan Learning
                                     ...
Use Google Docs to Design Collaboratively




                                 Networked Learning 2009
Doorway to Design: Key Skills
                              An Important
                                Topic or
        ...
Skills:
• Use a database to research production
  facilities and their environmental policies
• Identify possible sites of...
Conduct Research on Contamination
Sites (Google Earth)       Searches
                             1.     Golf Courses (N,...
Walker Students Investigated
Nitrates from Golf Courses




                               Networked Learning 2009
Audubon Sanctuary Program
http://acspgolf.auduboninternational.org/




                                            Networ...
Garmin eTrex Vista HCX
http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us


                              • Best for Trails
        ...
Participants Use Lamotte Water Test Kits
http://www.lamotte.com/




                               Networked Learning 2009
Video For Interviews
                • Podcasting /
                  Vodcasting
                • Flip Video
            ...
Informed Consent Document
• Informs the interviewee of the project.
• How the recording will be used.
• Where the recordin...
Construct Placemakrs to Visualize Data (Google
Earth)




                                       Networked Learning 2009
Basic Steps
• Join the project wiki.
• Use Earth to research possible contamination sites.
• Choose a test site.
• Plan a ...
Provide a Place for Schools to Join
(Wikispaces – Participating Schools)




                                       Networ...
Provide Directions to Get Started




                           Networked Learning 2009
Use a Calendar to Plan
(Google Calendar)
                         Calendar Uses
                         1.     Online Pla...
Google Calendar
http://calendar.google.com




                             Networked Learning 2009
Provide Directions for Teachers
(Wikispaces - Documents)




                             Networked Learning 2009
Embed Documents in Wikis with Scribd
http://www.scribd.com




                                  Networked Learning 2009
Scribd
http://www.scribd.com




                        Networked Learning 2009
Post Data to Share
(Google Forms)




                     Networked Learning 2009
Tools Can Provide Immediate Results
(Google Forms)




                               Networked Learning 2009
Promotes Explanation
(3rd Facet of Understanding)
• Describe the process of field testing
• Collect data and report the fa...
Promotes Application
(3rd Facet of Understanding)
• Identification of a problem
• Collection of data using industry standa...
Did We Succeed?
Shifting From                              Shifting To
Learning at School                       Learning a...
Improvements
• Get more schools involved to increase our
  database.
• Provide online instructional classes on
  software....
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  1. 1. Clean Watersheds Project Networked Learning 2009
  2. 2. Clean Watersheds http://cleanwatersheds.wikispaces.com Networked Learning 2009
  3. 3. Project Stats: • Focus: Environmental Science and Ecology • Other Disciplines: Geography, Technology, Health • Suggested Age: 5th – College • Time: 1 Field Day, 2 Class Days, 2 Tech Days • Equipment: GPS Unit, Computers, High- Speed Internet, Water Quality Test Kit • Software: Google Earth 5.0, Wikispaces Networked Learning 2009
  4. 4. Web 2.0 Social Media Tools • Blogging • Document and Photo Sharing • Mashups • RSS Feeds • Social Annotating • Social Networking • Podcasting / Vodcasting • Wikis Networked Learning 2009
  5. 5. Where the Internet is Going Networked Learning 2009
  6. 6. Sift in Technology Use for Teens Technology Technology to Transact to Interact The Student’s Perspective in Educating the Net Generation Networked Learning 2009 (Windham 2007)
  7. 7. The Video Game Learning Cycle: Not All that Bad? Hypothesize Re-probe to Get Probe the Better Results World Reflect on the Get a Reaction Results The Kids are Alright (Beck and Wade 2006) Networked Learning 2009
  8. 8. The New Learning Style • Inquiry based research projects • Less lecturing, more class discussions • Books as references, not textbooks • Use a multi-media approach • Activities the promote inquiry and social action • Exercise ones passions to create • Being part of a learning community Generation M (Kaiser Foundation 2005) Networked Learning 2009
  9. 9. What is Understanding by Design? • Constructing understanding • Uncoverage, not coverage • Identifying the big ideas • A set of tools to make you more productive • It’s about revisiting assumptions with increasing complexity Understanding by Design (Wiggins and McTighe 2005) Networked Learning 2009
  10. 10. Stages of Backward Design 3. Plan Learning Experiences and 2. Determine Instruction Acceptable Evidence 1. Identify Desired Results Wiggins and McTighe (2005) Networked Learning 2009
  11. 11. Use Google Docs to Design Collaboratively Networked Learning 2009
  12. 12. Doorway to Design: Key Skills An Important Topic or Content An Important Established Skill or Goals or Process Content Standards Design Template Stage 1 – Desired Results State 2 – Assessment Evidence Stage 3 – Learning Plan A Favorite A Significant Activity or Test Familiar Unit A Key Text or Resource Wiggins and McTighe (2005) Networked Learning 2009
  13. 13. Skills: • Use a database to research production facilities and their environmental policies • Identify possible sites of contamination • Use GPS Technology to record geographical data points. • Collect water quality samples to analyze. • Use technology to share, visualize, and analyze data. Networked Learning 2009
  14. 14. Conduct Research on Contamination Sites (Google Earth) Searches 1. Golf Courses (N, P, K) 2. Concrete Plants (Ca, Mg) 3. Paper Plants (Cl) 4. Coal Plants (S, Hg) 5. Pig and Cattle Farms (N) 6. Metal Fabrication (Fe, Mn, Cu) Networked Learning 2009
  15. 15. Walker Students Investigated Nitrates from Golf Courses Networked Learning 2009
  16. 16. Audubon Sanctuary Program http://acspgolf.auduboninternational.org/ Networked Learning 2009
  17. 17. Garmin eTrex Vista HCX http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us • Best for Trails • Waypoints, Tracking • Compass • Altimeter • $350 - $400 Networked Learning 2009
  18. 18. Participants Use Lamotte Water Test Kits http://www.lamotte.com/ Networked Learning 2009
  19. 19. Video For Interviews • Podcasting / Vodcasting • Flip Video • Direct USB Connection • Up to 2 hours of recording • $150 – $200 Networked Learning 2009
  20. 20. Informed Consent Document • Informs the interviewee of the project. • How the recording will be used. • Where the recording will be stored (typically a library, or online. • Should be signed by each interviewee and kept on file with recording. • Does not mean you can do anything with what they say after the sign it. Networked Learning 2009
  21. 21. Construct Placemakrs to Visualize Data (Google Earth) Networked Learning 2009
  22. 22. Basic Steps • Join the project wiki. • Use Earth to research possible contamination sites. • Choose a test site. • Plan a field trip to collect data. • Post data to project site using a Google form. • Interview facility about environmental policies and practices (optional) • Construct a placemark in Google Earth. • Discuss the implications of human production on the environment. Networked Learning 2009
  23. 23. Provide a Place for Schools to Join (Wikispaces – Participating Schools) Networked Learning 2009
  24. 24. Provide Directions to Get Started Networked Learning 2009
  25. 25. Use a Calendar to Plan (Google Calendar) Calendar Uses 1. Online Planning Meetings 2. Field Trips 3. Software Tutorials 4. Wiki Student Discussions 5. Collaborative Writing Dates 6. Project Updates Networked Learning 2009
  26. 26. Google Calendar http://calendar.google.com Networked Learning 2009
  27. 27. Provide Directions for Teachers (Wikispaces - Documents) Networked Learning 2009
  28. 28. Embed Documents in Wikis with Scribd http://www.scribd.com Networked Learning 2009
  29. 29. Scribd http://www.scribd.com Networked Learning 2009
  30. 30. Post Data to Share (Google Forms) Networked Learning 2009
  31. 31. Tools Can Provide Immediate Results (Google Forms) Networked Learning 2009
  32. 32. Promotes Explanation (3rd Facet of Understanding) • Describe the process of field testing • Collect data and report the facts • Compare data in order to support your results • Developing a model of a natural system • Predict water quality and effects on the ecosystem down river • Discuss the state of our environment and raise awareness. • Awareness that these issues are common to all parts of the world. Networked Learning 2009
  33. 33. Promotes Application (3rd Facet of Understanding) • Identification of a problem • Collection of data using industry standard equipment • A performance-based learning experience • Asks students to assess their performance • Allows students to apply information and skills learned to new situations Networked Learning 2009
  34. 34. Did We Succeed? Shifting From Shifting To Learning at School Learning anytime / anywhere (doing a prescribed lab in one period) (conducting open-ended field tests) Teaching as a private event Teaching as a public, collaborative practice (teaching a group of students in your (conducting a field lab with other classes) classroom to do the water test) Learning in a participatory culture Learning as passive participant (using an online research database) (watching a demonstration) Learning in a networked community Learning as individuals (participating in an online discussion) (coming to your own conclusions) Distributed knowledge Linear knowledge (seeing the big picture, understanding) (terms and facts)
  35. 35. Improvements • Get more schools involved to increase our database. • Provide online instructional classes on software. • Use the wiki to promote more discussion between students. • Add viewpoints of experts through interviews. • Have students write papers and peer review them. (after AP exam) Networked Learning 2009
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