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Springdoo...do you?

  1. 1. Technology Enhanced Teaching Megan Packett Secondary Spanish Lafayette High School
  2. 2. Implementation Project <ul><li>I was unable to bring my original plan to completion, however, I introduced a new program to my school and my students that I found out about in our discussions on TappedIn.org. </li></ul><ul><li>I had been looking for a way to have my students conduct an interview with my friend living in Mexico about the city of Pueblo where she is living. </li></ul><ul><li>Then my friend never responded to my emails, so a teleconference was not an option. I needed a new plan. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Springdoo <ul><li>I had started a discussion on TappedIn about webconferencing, and received a lot of great hits about different options. </li></ul><ul><li>Once I knew a webconference was out, I decided I wanted to find a knew way to have my students communicate a project to me using a program other than the older recording system at the school. </li></ul><ul><li>That’s when I was introduced to Springdoo.com </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Springdoo.com? <ul><li>Springdoo is a New Zealand based company that allows you to send voice or video recordings as email. </li></ul><ul><li>Go here and check it out: www.springdoo.com . </li></ul><ul><li>The best part about Springdoo is that you can record up to 10 mins of audio or video and send it to your friend. </li></ul><ul><li>It runs as bandwidth so it doesn’t take up space in your inbox. It is just like sending an e-card, so they send quickly and minimize space in your email account. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Springdoo Health Advice <ul><li>The next step was to create a meaningful context in which to integrate this technology into my curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>In my Spanish 3 classes, we were talking about foods, health, and nutrition. </li></ul><ul><li>I decided to have my students study the food pyramid and send 6 pieces of advice on healthy eating to me using Springdoo. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Day of the Project
  7. 7. The Food Pyramid <ul><li>Students first went to this link to study the food pyramid, what food groups contain what nutrients, and how many servings of each they should consume each day. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Writing Advice <ul><li>Students then used Microsoft Word to write a brief description of their food pyramid and 6 pieces of advice about healthy eating. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Springdoo…do you? <ul><li>The last step of the project was to have students record their advice on Springdoo and email it to me. </li></ul><ul><li>In order to set up a Springdoo account you have to have an email and access to that email account to confirm </li></ul><ul><li>Student email access is not allowed at my school, so I created an account that all of my students could use. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Did it work? What could have been done better?
  11. 11. Well… <ul><li>Overall I think that the project went really well, however, there is always room for improvement. </li></ul><ul><li>I expected the written portion of the project to take about 20 minutes leaving them another 20 to record and edit before sending. </li></ul><ul><li>However, most of my students took 30 minutes to write and were left with only 10 minutes to sign onto Springdoo and try recording. </li></ul><ul><li>All of my students practiced recording on Springdoo, but less than half actually were able to send their projects. </li></ul>
  12. 12. In the Future… <ul><li>I would have my students complete the written portion for homework or in the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>I would then probably have them peer edit and practice pronunciation before heading to the lab. </li></ul><ul><li>Then once in the lab I would have them focus just on using Springdoo and dedicate about 30 minutes allowing them to explore the options and record their projects. </li></ul><ul><li>I think I tried to cram too many activities into a small amount of time. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Concluding Thoughts… <ul><li>I loved using Springdoo and will use it again in the future. </li></ul><ul><li>Next time I will be better prepared to use the program and to lead my students in completion of the assignment. </li></ul>