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TCEA WO Presentation

  1. 1. White Oak Intermediate School Pam Cranford www.tinyurl.com/pcranford cranfordp@woisd.net
  2. 2. Creating Monthly PDF Assignments
  3. 3. From our Class Website, each month students select, download, and print pdf assignments. www.tinyurl.com/pcranford
  4. 4. Step One: Choose an appropriate database. Facts4me Kids Yahoo Surf Net Kids Cybersleuth Kids KidsClick Kid Space
  5. 5. Step Two: Choose a topic for research. Allow me September - Varied to share just a few of my mistakes! October - Bats November - Trees December - Kitchen January - Penguins February - Presidents March - Clouds April - Birds May - Insects
  6. 6. Mistakes are the portals of discovery ~James Joyce Levels of difficulty - Changed to - Multiple topics - confusing and time consuming Changed to single topic - completion of task & allowed time for students to explore within the database
  7. 7. Login to the database. http://www.facts4me.com/login.php
  8. 8. Scroll down the topics list or enter a topic in the search bar.
  9. 9. Once a main topic is selected, a number of subtopics pop up.
  10. 10. Using the subtopics as your source, formulate your questions according to the levels.
  11. 11. Step Three: Type the questions for each level and save as a pdf. Google Docs YouTube Google Docs Open Office Cute PDF
  12. 12. Remember: Each level increases in difficulty. type the questions you wrote from your own database research.
  13. 13. Download and save your document as a pdf.
  14. 14. Find the folder and open it.
  15. 15. Our district’s server hosts our media files. Below are some open source websites. Hot Potatoes http://hotpot.uvic.ca/tutorials6.htm Nine Hub http://ninehub.com/
  16. 16. Ask if your school has a hosting site. If not, go to a free, open-source and use one of those. http://vr.woisd.net/users/cranfordp/
  17. 17. From our school server, we go to USERS.
  18. 18. Find your Username. If you are not listed, contact your technology department and ask for one.
  19. 19. From my user site, I click on the + sign to add a new entry and upload my pdf assignments,
  20. 20. After logging in, you’ll get a pop-up box asking for a title for your new entry.
  21. 21. Delete the placeholder and enter your own text introducing the Monthly PDF Assignment. Images can also be added to this entry.
  22. 22. When you have finished with your entry, choose the icon that indicates “attach a file”. A pop-up window will allow you to browse your files for your pdf.
  23. 23. Find the folder and open it.
  24. 24. Select the pdf and choose “open”.
  25. 25. The file location appears in the File box. Choose Attach.
  26. 26. Repeat this process until all three documents are attached. Then click Save.
  27. 27. To link to your website, put your cursor on top of each document and right click. Choose “Copy Link Location”. This will be the hyperlink that you attach at your website. So let’s go to the website.
  28. 28. Once you select the target of the link and the icon to attach the url . . .
  29. 29. ...you will get a pop-up box. Paste the url address. I like to open my pdf in a new window. Update/insert.
  30. 30. Once everything is saved, we just need Children!
  31. 31. Students will go to the website... www.tinyurl.com/pcranford
  32. 32. ...click on A, B, or C. A pop-up box will appear asking if they would like to Open with Preview. Choose OK.
  33. 33. When the file opens, students go to file and from the drop down, choose print.
  34. 34. Students retrieve the printed document and follow the links to the database website. Login and begin to fulfill Technology Application requirements. Technology Rubric - 3, 2, 1, 0
  35. 35. My Technology Application Rubric Rating 3 - 90-100 Completed Independently Rating 2 - 80-89 Cueing Provided by the Teacher Rating 1 - 70-79 Prompting or Direct Help Provided by the Teacher Rating 0 - 60-69 Student was Dependent on Teacher Can you rate these students?
  36. 36. Ok, I’m home now, so what can I do? www.tinyurl.com/pcranford Roughneck Moodle Lessons - Transferring 150+ lessons so please login with username woteacher and password woteacher and look around. Holiday Hey Day PDF - These are changed MONTHLY with new calendars and activities. Student Websites - Math, Language Arts, Weather Watch(pdf), Facts4Me http://tinyurl.com/pcranford-spiders East Texas Woods and Water Foundation - Spectacular Spiders Roughneck Research Lesson Plans
  37. 37. Let there be Questions.

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