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Easy Technology Projects for Your Classroom - My presentation at the Los Angeles Unified School District's 2014 conference for National Board Certified Teachers

Easy Technology Projects for Your Classroom - My presentation at the Los Angeles Unified School District's 2014 conference for National Board Certified Teachers

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  • 1. EASY TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS Melissa Minkin, M.Ed., N.B.C.T Thomas A. Edison Middle School www.TeacherHacks.net/nbct2014 TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 2. OUR UCLA GRANT My students bring a literacy to class that isn’t validated by school. I wanted to use that literacy of youth culture, music and technology to teach ELA. UCLA’s Teacher Initiated Inquiry Project enabled my team to do so. TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14 Even with OLD technology
  • 3. HOW THIS SESSION WILL WORK You will get a taste of lots of free apps and ideas about using them in the classroom. For more details about each, please visit my my blog: www.TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 4. HOW THIS SESSION WILL WORK If you are just getting started, this is the order I recommend for introducing tech projects. Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 5. #1 CLASSROOM CHAT ROOMS TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 6. USING TODAYSMEET.COM Todaysmeet.com allows students to chat in class with no accounts, logins or passwords to manage It’s a great first tech project. Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 7. TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 8. TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 9. HOW TO USE CHAT ROOMS IN SCHOOL Read a novel, then chat in character. Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 10. HOW TO USE CHAT ROOMS IN SCHOOL Discuss what you are working on now. This is a chat about Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 11. HOW TO USE CHAT ROOMS IN SCHOOL Wrap up a lesson, a unit or a semester. Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 12. BENEFITS Democratizes the conversation Gives more opportunities for each student to weigh in You can generate a transcript Technology excites and engages students - they TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 13. STUDENTS TAKE OWNERSHIP TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 14. STUDENTS TAKE OWNERSHIP TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 15. STUDENTS TAKE OWNERSHIP TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 16. #2 START A CLASSROOM BLOG OR, BUMP YOURS UP TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 17. WHY BLOGGER? (BLOGSPOT.COM) TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 18. BASIC USE OF BLOG (USING BLOGGER) Central place for me to organize any technology related activity. TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 19. STUDENTS COMMENTS Now I do this before I introduce Google Docs and MyMail It helps them master their mymail username and password - a baby TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14 first step
  • 20. MY COLLEAGUE’S CLASS BLOG TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 21. ADVANCED BLOGGING TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 22. TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 23. BLOGS AS DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS My colleague’s student’s blog TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 24. #3 GOOGLE FORMS TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 25. COLLECT INFO - NO SIGNING IN TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 26. ASSESSMENTS Advanced tip: you can set this to score the answers for you Julia Stiglitz Google Apps for Education Team @juliastiglitz TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 27. MORE FORMS Julia Stiglitz Google Apps for Education Team @juliastiglitz TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 28. ALL THE DATA COMES TO YOU LIKE THIS TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 29. #4 GOOGLE DOCS TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 30. COMMENTING Set “sharing” settings to “anyone with the link can comment TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 31. MANAGING STUDENT WORK Google account is too hard to manage when students share their assignments TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 32. SHARE THE LINK INSTEAD TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 33. FORM FEEDS INTO SPREADSHEET TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 34. FORM FEEDS INTO SPREADSHEET Students using the Google URL shortener to make this even easier for me to manage TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 35. THE OLD WAY TO HAND OUT PAPER Ms. Marshman Explains GPA by Todd Berman http://flic.kr/p/aqKMNZ TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 36. THE NEW WAY TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 37. MAKE A MASTER WITH “VIEW ONLY” TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 38. THEY SHARE THE LINK TO THEIR DOCUMENT TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 39. YOU RECEIVE THE LINKS THE SAME WAY TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 40. #5 WORD CLOUDS TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 41. STUDENT EXAMPLE I asked students to explain what makes a good book review TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 42. I dropped their responses into Tagxedo.com TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 43. TAGXEDO.COM GENERATED THIS TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 44. USE FOR POLLING, WHIP-AROUND, ETC. TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14
  • 45. EASY TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS Melissa Minkin, M.Ed., N.B.C.T Thomas A. Edison Middle School www.TeacherHacks.net TeacherHacks.net Saturday, January 25, 14