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060909 - Generation IM


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060909 - Generation IM

  1. 1. Generation IM: The 21 st Century Learner in the Advanced Academics Classroom Ian A. Belanger, Endorsed Teacher of the Gifted Cracker Trail Elementary 4 th Grade HAART
  2. 2. I’M A NERD.
  3. 3. A Brief History of Technology in the Classroom
  5. 5. Hold up your cell phones!
  6. 6. Today’s cell phone is: <ul><li>Telephone </li></ul><ul><li>Text Messenger </li></ul><ul><li>Still Camera </li></ul><ul><li>Video Camera </li></ul><ul><li>Video Player </li></ul><ul><li>GPS Device </li></ul><ul><li>Podcaster </li></ul><ul><li>MP3/Streaming Music Player </li></ul><ul><li>WiFi Internet Device </li></ul><ul><li>Powerful Applications… </li></ul><ul><li>More, more, more… </li></ul>Should we really ignore a device this powerful??
  7. 8. How do YOU use PowerPoint?
  8. 9. There are 300 million PowerPoint users in the world* *estimated
  9. 10. They do 30 million presentations each day * *estimated
  10. 11. About a million presentations are going on right now* *estimated
  11. 12. 50% of them are unbearable * *estimated
  12. 13. Are you presenting , or making meaning ?
  13. 15. Technology integration should be natural, easy, and regular !
  14. 16. Interactive White Boards <ul><li>Children should be interacting with your IWB. If you are only using to show PowerPoint, you wasted $1,000 of tax-payer’s money! </li></ul><ul><li>I recently heard a principal say: “If your [IWB] is not filthy from fingerprints at the end of the day, you need to find more ways to get children up and interacting.” </li></ul>
  15. 17. My GEN-IM Classroom <ul><li>Other Digital Tools I Use </li></ul><ul><li>MP3 Players </li></ul><ul><li>Document Camera </li></ul><ul><li>USB Blue SnowFlake Microphone </li></ul><ul><li>Smart AirLiner (Bluetooth Wireless Slate) </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Cameras </li></ul><ul><li>Personally I have added: </li></ul><ul><li>HD Flip Cam </li></ul><ul><li>iPod Touch </li></ul><ul><li>Regular/Reccomended SBHC Classroom Setup </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Laptop & Docking station </li></ul><ul><li>802.11n Wireless Access Point </li></ul><ul><li>4 PC/WinXP Student Workstations </li></ul><ul><li>Audio Enhancement </li></ul><ul><li>SmartBoard/Projector </li></ul>
  16. 18. Audio Enhancement <ul><li>An in-ceiling speaker system that makes every seat a “front row seat.” </li></ul>
  17. 19. My GEN-IM Classroom <ul><li>Online Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Class Web site </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Docs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogger </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Programs you should try! </li></ul><ul><li>PhotoStory 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Movie Maker </li></ul><ul><li>SBHC Purchased Tools </li></ul><ul><li>United Streaming (now known as Discovery Streaming) </li></ul><ul><li>BrainPop </li></ul><ul><li>Newsbank </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia Britannica </li></ul><ul><li>Atomic Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning Center </li></ul><ul><li>Online Textbooks </li></ul>
  18. 24. Easy to do Projects with your Students <ul><li>iPoem – Digital Projects for Poetry Month </li></ul><ul><li>iPod for Prize (collaboration with PTO) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Link to Eli’s </li></ul>
  19. 25. Podcasting <ul><li>Audio or Video that can be played on your iPod </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe in iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>Easy and FREE to record, and host with FirstClass </li></ul><ul><li>Application </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oral Vocabulary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reader’s Theatre </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Announcements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lit Circles, Book Reviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facts to study, reviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spotlight on… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videos of presentations and projects </li></ul></ul>
  20. 26. Moodle <ul><li>Moodle is a FREE Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). </li></ul><ul><li>It is a Free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent complement to a face-to-face course </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle is social in nature : blogs, wikis, polls, assignment tracking, etc… </li></ul>