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  • Also #catholicedchat

  • Julie Smith Twitter Basics
  • FREE! Turns your smart phone into a walkie talkie.
    Great for collaborating with a team! MOedchat.


  • Blogging – reflection, sharing, communicating, curating
  • There are many more around the state: EdcampKC, Edcamp(Springfield), EdcampJC, etc.
  • Communicate Collaborate Create

    1. 1. About Me • Ph.D. in C & I, SLU, 2012 • B.A. & M.A.T. in Ed Tech, Webster University • 20 total years in education • #GrandBabyChat
    2. 2. Research & Passion Authentic integration of technology into the curriculum and the use of social media for informal professional learning.
    3. 3. Communicate & Connect • Personal Learning Network aka
    4. 4. PLN = connections to people and resources, both offline and online, who enrich our learning http://www.amazon.com/Personal-Learning-Networks-Connections-Transform/dp/193554327X
    5. 5. Typical Teacher Network by Alec Couros
    6. 6. The Networked Teacher
    7. 7. Socially Networked Teacher
    8. 8. anytime, anywhere learning – expand your network
    9. 9. Findings Favorite social media application to use for informal professional development: http://bettergraphic.com/free-and-paid-fonts-used-in-logos-of-popular- brands/
    10. 10. Findings Open-ended Themes - Why Twitter? • Community • Convenience • Sharing • Informal learning • Professional improvement • Isolation reduction
    11. 11. PLN – Personal Learning Network
    12. 12. Twitter basics: • @ = speaking to someone aka “mention” • # = a filter for topics
    13. 13. • Chats are scheduled events • Occur weekly, monthly • Usually have a topic • Typically archived
    14. 14. …and because it’s not just about Twitter • Remind – an easy way for your parents, students, or staff to receive one-way text messages. Think reminders, announcements, kuddos! • Skype – author chats • Facebook – Edutopia, WeAreTeachers • Edmodo – think Facebook for schools • And…
    15. 15. Communicate by sharing the good!
    16. 16. Blogging • Blogger • WordPress • Edublogs • Kidblog • Tumblr • Weebly • Google Sites
    17. 17. EdcampSTL is a FREE one-day conference in the participant-driven, ‘unconference’ format. #edcampstl – February 7, 2015 All are welcome to join us!
    18. 18. The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are. ~ C. S. Lewis
    19. 19. How have you used technology to communicate or connect? How have you used tech to enhance your learning? Inspired to try something new?
    20. 20. Projects by Jen • O.R.E.O. Project • Ho-Ho-Holiday Mystery Skype of Holiday Traditions • Holiday Card Exchange • St. Patrick’s Day Project • Picture It – collaborating to create one unique piece of artwork
    21. 21. Google Apps for Education
    22. 22. Digital Post-it Notes Lino & Padlet • Discuss, respond & reflect • Brainstorm • Share research • Categorize using colors • Collect & organize • Take notes
    23. 23. Content Curation
    24. 24. Content Curation Categories • Learning Management System – Edmodo • Webpage, Wiki or Blog* • Web Tools* • Open Education Resources – Khan Academy • Primary Source Material
    25. 25. Webpage, Wiki or Blog • Google Sites • Weebly • Edublog • Kidblog • WordPress • Blogger • Wikispaces
    26. 26. Tools for Curation • Diigo • Evernote • Pinterest & Educlipper (student friendly) • Livebinders • Symbaloo • Scoop.it & Paper.li • Bag the Web • Feedly, Netvibes & Pocket
    27. 27. My Favorite Things • Twitter • Diigo • Pinterest • Wikispaces • Feedly • Evernote • Pocket • Newest favorite: Weebly – easy, peasy
    28. 28. • What are your favorite content curation tools? • What are your favorite collaboration tools? • What tools are you curious about? • Questions?
    29. 29. App Smashing • The process of using more than one app to create a project/product. • Challenges students to use higher level thinking skills.
    30. 30. More mobile learning… Interesting ways to use QR Codes in the classroom
    31. 31. Project ideas w/ digital images • Scrapbooks: ABCs, nature, literary character • Motivational posters & Desktop backgrounds • Create an online books • Enhance poems • Use images for presentations • ThinglinkEDU to create interactive images
    32. 32. become a maker, a creator, an innovator Hour of Code "Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates have all said that students should learn how to code. It’s a skill that not only teaches you how to work with computers, but also teaches you how to think about solving problems with systems." Coding resources
    33. 33. Digital Storytelling “To address the most important issue first: there is no such thing as digital storytelling. There’s only storytelling in the digital age. . .Digital is not the difficult part in digital storytelling. Storytelling is.” ~ Jasper Visser
    34. 34. Digital Storytelling Photoprompts – have student create their own
    35. 35. MakeBeliefsComix • Illustrate a math problem • Explain cause/effect • Show a scientific process • Use as storyboard • Illustrate a vocabulary word
    36. 36. Create WordArt: Wordle, ABCYa, Tagzedo • Create an “All About Me” • Summarize • Analyze your writing • Analyze famous speeches or documents • Descriptions • Guess the mystery topic Tons of wordcloud ideas by Jen Wagner
    37. 37. Digital Storytelling
    38. 38. Tellagami
    39. 39. Media & Digital Literacy “… ten years ago, not one student in a hundred, nay, one in a thousand, could have produced videos like this. It’s a whole new skill, a vital and important skill, and one utterly necessary not simply from the perspective of creating but also of comprehending video communication today.” ~ Stephen Downes 10 Ideas for Classroom Video Projects
    40. 40. This Year I Will…
    41. 41. Thank you! 1. Write your ‘This Year I Will…” goal for school year. 2. Have pic taken with holding goal. 3. Consider sharing on Instagram or Twitter using #tyiw. 4. Place image where you will see on regular basis.
    42. 42. Find me at: Twitter: @debbiefuco Blog: The Educators’ Café Email: debbie.fucoloro@gmail.com

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