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Build your School Culture with Smart Start

  1. 1. SMART START Your School
  2. 2. Frayer a Classmate Name Describe your classmate (what do they look like?): 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 What are 4 things they like? (food, teams, movies, bands) What are 4 things they do not like? 1 2 3 4 Draw a picture of their pet or dream pet, based on their description:
  3. 3. Smart School Start 2014 Academic Mini-Mixer Frayer a classmate Estimated time: 20 minutes
  4. 4. Academic Goals Culture Goals Get kids to know each other’s names Get kids to know each other’s likes and dislikes Students learn to communicate efficiently Students are assessed for deeper answers Students learn Frayer model note-taking Students learn to provide multiple correct answers
  5. 5. Teacher: BIG IDEAS Emphasize having four facts on EACH category Art doesn’t count as much as IDEAS Focus on moving around the room Teach students to speak at appropriate levels Give students specific times for each activity - teach them to finish
  6. 6. Step 1: Show students Frayer model examples
  7. 7. Step 3: Photo copy the next slide, back to back Have kids fill out the Frayer model note-taking on a friend Then, they share out
  8. 8. Step 5: Ideas for connecting • Have kids form groups based on likes • Have kids reform groups based on dislikes • Have kids vote on the favorite picture in each group 
 • Have all students share to the group, but make it a “light” experience
  9. 9. What are 3Memories of the 1week ofschool? st
  10. 10. How long does the honeymoon last?
  11. 11. How long does it last?
  12. 12. STARTWITHA BOOM
  13. 13. The reality of the first week:
  14. 14. Who reads it? So, how good can the “rules” be?
  15. 15. "Handbook" is sometimes applied to documents that are produced within an organization that are not designed for publication—such as a company handbook for HR, for instance. In this case, the term is used nearly synonymously with "manual."
  16. 16. One read = % of comprehension?
  17. 17. Common Nightmares?
  18. 18. Smart School Start 2014 Academic Mini-Mixer Dogs and Cats Estimated time: 20 minutes
  19. 19. Academic Goals Culture Goals Get kids to know each other’s names Get kids to know each other’s likes and dislikes Teachers model appropriate discussion Students are assessed for Venn Diagramming skills Students describe character and characterization
  20. 20. Things unique to the dog Things shared by both 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. Things unique to the cat
  21. 21. Back to the story
  22. 22. Reality
  23. 23. The reality of the first week:
  24. 24. A different reality:
  25. 25. Teach the Handbook
  26. 26. Day 1, 2 and 3: Half of Class = school wide team building Half of Class = teaching the handbook Smart Start FIRST 3 DAYS
  27. 27. TheProjectofHow.com
  28. 28. Smart Start NEXT 2 DAYS Day 4 and 5 Half of Class = Tech Boot Camp Half of Class = Soft start and cool stuff that's coming
  29. 29. Smart School Start 2014 iPad Version App Mixers Estimated time: 20 minutes each
  30. 30. APP MIXER CONCEPT: Get kids using the most important apps QUICKLY Introduce the kids to each other and build culture Work on presentation skills, in informal ways Teachers get comfortable with apps
  31. 31. APP MIXER CONCEPT: Do one or two of these a day during your first week with iPads Suggestions: Or do them all day long for one day!
  32. 32. These App Mixers will be MESSY! It’s ok. It’s only the first or second week of school, right?
  33. 33. Have fun! Let the kids show off their tech and leadership skills
  34. 34. Garage Band JAMS Students form teams of three or four Students open Garage Band One student starts a Bluetooth Jam Session The other three students can play instruments in one single track, wirelessly recorded on the main iPad These can be played for the entire class via the teacher’s computer speakers
  35. 35. Garage Band JAMS Academic outcome? Students can use Garage Band for interviews and to record original jingles for their videos.
  36. 36. iMovie Superheroes Students open iMovie, click the “+” to make a new movie (not a movie trailer….yet) Locate the camera and turn it on
  37. 37. iMovie Superheroes Locate the camera and turn it on Check the ? for help
  38. 38. iMovie Superheroes MISSION: Find out ONE favorite superhero name from as many classmates as possible!! Record them saying it. They should say: My favorite superhero is: _________________ TIME LIMIT: ONLY 4 minutes! HINT: Only record ONE sentence per person!
  39. 39. iMovie Superheroes Drop the clips in any order Trim them Add favorite music! Share them via Airplay! Hint: find the little gear
  40. 40. Educreations Interviews Everyone sketch an avatar of themselves on paper 4 minutes!
  41. 41. Educreations Interviews Open the Educreations App Use your school Google info to make an account First: Find out what the buttons do! (3 minutes)
  42. 42. Make three slides using
  43. 43. Take a picture of 3 classmates’ paper avatars One picture per slide
  44. 44. Educreations Interviews Ask each classmate that you have an avatar for these questions: What’s your favorite kind of shoe? What’s your favorite song? Two questions per person =)
  45. 45. Educreations Interviews Hit the RECORD button in Educreations Say each classmate’s name and say what their two favorite items were, while you write with your finger! HINT: You can pause on each slide!
  46. 46. Educreations Interviews Select DONE PICK PRIVATE Email it to your teacher
  47. 47. iPad App Mixers
  48. 48. Results? 500 Podcasts 500 iMovies 500 Keynotes 500 Presentations THOUSANDS OF CONNECTIONS The First Week of School No Academics, per se
  49. 49. Results? A safe learning community Teachers connected to kids Kids connected to kids Don't kid yourselves: Freshman measure success by how many friends they have! The First Week of School No Academics, per se
  50. 50. The Power of Paradox
  51. 51. Social Media: Let them in, but we own the high ground Digital Footprint Project - show them the ropes Leadership: The Bureau of Internal Affairs Have a school Facebook, use it, post funny stuff Follow them on Twitter and Facebook, judiciously Open it at school - secret reason
  52. 52. Constant Light Touches
  53. 53. Minarets.us Results
  54. 54. Charter Director - Minarets High School • Minarets Charter HS Apple Distinguished Educator Google Certified Teacher CUE Presenter 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 Creator, CUEMACUL RoadTrip 2012
 Madera Country Teacher of the Year (2010) Central Valley Computer Educator of the Year (2010)
 “Best of CUE” Presenter Creator of “Rock Star Teacher Camps”
 Creator of “CUE” education strand at MacWorld 2010 Credentials: Jon Corippo Assistant Superintendent Mariposa County Office of Ed Mistercorippo.com jcorippo@gmail.com @jcorippo Apple Distinguished Educator

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