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Middle-School Math, Media, and More!

  1. 1. Middle School Math, Media & More! Melanie A. Bacon, MPH, CHES Senior Project Leader, ALTEC Advanced Learning Technologies in Education Consortium Web: http://altec.org Email: [email_address] 0
  2. 2. National Partnerships – CA, KS, NM, OH National Partnerships – TX, MA, MS, PR 0
  3. 3. <ul><li>Alliance for Distance Education in California </li></ul><ul><li>www.adec-cal.org </li></ul><ul><li>Ohio Board of Regents - Lead Agency </li></ul><ul><li>www.regents.state.oh.us </li></ul><ul><li>Quantum Simulations </li></ul><ul><li>www.quantumsimulations.com </li></ul><ul><li>Wexford, Inc. – External Evaluator </li></ul><ul><li>www.wexford.org </li></ul><ul><li>New Mexico State University </li></ul><ul><li>www.learninggameslab.org </li></ul>0
  4. 4. <ul><li>Goal: Use emerging technology games and digital tools in after-school programs to improve middle school mathematics achievement of students in urban and rural schools not making AYP. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ratio & Proportion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linear Equations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data & Statistics </li></ul></ul>0
  5. 5. <ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology – iPod with video, microphone, digital video camera, web cam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math Pedagogy – ratio & proportion, linear equations, data & statistics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Literacy – Quantum Simulations (artificial intelligence), Content Mastery Routine (SIM Model) </li></ul></ul>0
  6. 6. <ul><li>Program Implementation Environments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 x week after school – 45 minutes each </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supplemental education class periods during the school day – 3 x week/45 min </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Three week summer program – 6 hours/day </li></ul></ul>0
  7. 7. <ul><li>Program Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Modules of learning with engaging video introductions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project-based learning activities using technology to create authentic products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adobe Flash games in learning centers for independent exploration & reinforcement of skills </li></ul></ul>0
  8. 8. <ul><li>Program Components – Spring Pilot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video planning & production – Extreme Shoebox Makeover </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocabulary using Intel Visual Ranking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Game development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review students’ work with iPod Touches </li></ul></ul>0
  9. 9. <ul><li>Engaging Videos with Teaching Guides </li></ul>0 Many available online at: http://matrixgames.altec.org
  10. 10. Source: http:// kidsvid.altec.org /
  11. 11. 0 Source: http://rubistar.4teachers.org/
  12. 12. <ul><li>Project-Based Learning :: MathTube </li></ul>0 Extreme Shoebox Makeover: http:// www.youtube.com/user/matrixlearning
  13. 13. <ul><li>Accomplishments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student achievement & engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher comfort with technology & steps to implement projects that use technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-development with students for future game ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore potential of iPod Touches </li></ul></ul>0
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  15. 15. <ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iPod support of Flash & Java – more learning potential when this is a reality! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time required to complete project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources must be customizable if used during the school year to support existing curriculum requirements </li></ul></ul>0
  16. 16. <ul><li>iPod Touches in the Classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iBox – something to manage all of the wires and charging, like a wireless laptop cart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students LOVE using the iPod Touch! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formative, summative and differentiated learning strategies for instruction </li></ul></ul>0
  17. 17. <ul><li>What is a Podcast? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio or video file </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatically download content through RSS (Really Simple Syndication) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Download content onto an iPod or other portable device or listen to on a computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be a traditional radio program or other media broadcast, but could also be for entertainment or educational </li></ul></ul>0
  18. 18. <ul><li>To podcast or not to podcast? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is your instructional goal? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the context? How does this relate to other things you are teaching? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep the podcast short (2 - 4 minutes) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make the podcast informal and show high energy </li></ul></ul>0
  19. 19. <ul><li>What do I need to make a podcast? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Script </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video camera </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microphone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Actors/actresses (for video podcast) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video editing software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sound effects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcast server </li></ul></ul>0
  20. 20. <ul><li>Steps to Develop a Podcast </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Write script </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find a quite space to record </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rehearse and record </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edit video: trim out unnecessary parts, sequence good shots, add titles, graphics, transitions, music, & special effects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compress and export video file into mpeg4 format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post video to RSS feed hosted by podcast server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add metadata (description of video) </li></ul></ul>0
  21. 21. <ul><li>Web-Based Resources </li></ul><ul><li>How to podcast tutorial: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.how-to-podcast-tutorial.com </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright free sound effects and music: http:// www.ikeepbookmarks.com/browse.asp?folder =1704806 </li></ul><ul><li>Juice Software (downloading/managing podcasts): http://juicereceiver.sourceforge.net/index.php </li></ul><ul><li>Audacity (multi-platform audio editing program): http://audacity.sourceforge.net </li></ul><ul><li>Audacity Tutorial from this site: http://www.how-to-podcast-tutorial.com/17-audacity-tutorial.htm </li></ul><ul><li>File conversion program (to get files in mpeg4 or h.264 format for iPod) : </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.zamzar.com </li></ul>0
  22. 22. <ul><li>Overruled – Engaging Video/Guide </li></ul>0