Powerful Learning For Young Learners Gail Lovely

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Powerful Learning For Young Learners Gail Lovely

  1. 1. Powerful Tools for The Youngest Learners Gail Lovely [email_address]
  2. 2. http:// moourl.com/quickvote ( http:// micropoll.com/t/KDrPNZBCkc )
  3. 3. <ul><li>useful </li></ul><ul><li>effective </li></ul><ul><li>efficient </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>clean and clear </li></ul><ul><li>manageable </li></ul><ul><li>A not so good example </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Additional Highly Valued Elements: </li></ul><ul><li>productive in nature, not just consumptive </li></ul><ul><li>limited or no advertising </li></ul><ul><li>sense of fun and/or humor </li></ul><ul><li>allow for or encourage &quot;double-dipping&quot; meeting multiple objectives or standards at once </li></ul>
  6. 6. After Selection… Use and Management!
  7. 7. Managing it All… <ul><li>DON'T wait until you are </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;totally comfortable&quot;... </li></ul><ul><li>just take one step forward each day. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Managing it All… <ul><li>Label EVERYTHING. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Managing it All… <ul><li>Clearly define your expectations - both process AND product. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Managing it All… <ul><li>Let students have a limited time to &quot;play&quot; with new technologies, sites, etc BEFORE you give them tight timelines and deadlines. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Being concrete at first will help you to feel more comfortable and help you manage the situations. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This could include using rubrics, examples, step-by-step instructions and deadlines. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Try to avoid lock-step processes where students must do things at the pace of the slowest or fastest in the class. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><ul><li>No touching others' computers or technologies. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide time to discuss and reward processes and also for sharing &quot;student discoveries&quot;. </li></ul></ul>Expect and encourage students to help each other.
  14. 14. Don't be afraid to offer different learners different assignments and differing time limits .
  15. 15. <ul><li>Eventually one of your goals should be students self-selecting tools to use to achieve their goals.... </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Ways to get learners to the sites you want them to use: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Set the page as your home page </li></ul><ul><li>2. Place a shortcut on the desktop (clear off everything else) </li></ul><ul><li>3. Use your class homepage as the launching pad </li></ul><ul><li>4. some additional ways: http:// simplybox.com /public/?id=34950 </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>ISTE </li></ul><ul><li>Standards for </li></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul>
  18. 18. http:// lovelylearning.yolasite.com
  19. 19. Thank you Gail Lovely [email_address] Please consider inviting me to come work with you at your school or school system. So much more can be done that can’t be put in a PowerPoint or a website…

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