KOTESOL Gradebook Presentation

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This is the presentation I gave at the 2012 KOTESOL Jeonju/North-Jeolla Regional Conference. It is broken into two parts:

Part 1) Talks about what is needed for Educational technology
Part 2) Goes over the basics of creating a gradebook in MS Excel.

I will additionally create tutorials and videos further detailing Part 2 on my website at:

http://wp.me/2jJdY

Please check there for more details and more teacher technology help.

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KOTESOL Gradebook Presentation

  1. 1. Technology Upgrade Build a Foundation for EnhancedTeaching with a Customized Grade Book
  2. 2. (Part 1) Observation Technology Revolution
  3. 3. Medicine
  4. 4. Security
  5. 5. Business
  6. 6. Industry
  7. 7. Education?1906 2006
  8. 8. We want tech in schools “Not a passing fad”
  9. 9. Who?Why?
  10. 10. Who?
  11. 11. Not a “Silver Bullet”
  12. 12. Besides,Technology requires: Time Energy Patience Practice
  13. 13. What do you think:Is personal investment in techand the hours it takes to learn it worthwhile?
  14. 14. Why?
  15. 15. AutomateInformate Term coined by Shoshana Zuboff in her book "In the Age of the Smart Machine" (1988)
  16. 16. AutomateLightshot Gmarket
  17. 17. Informate!
  18. 18. Simplest illustration: Gradebook
  19. 19. Further illustration: Website & tutorials http://wp.me/2jJdY
  20. 20. Student illustration: Computers / Devices
  21. 21. How?1906 2012
  22. 22. “Attitude plays a major part in any change effort.”
  23. 23. Survival tips for your own tech use1. Invest time in learning computing basics.2. Use what technologies personally empower you with your students.3. Become a colearner with your students in regard to technology.4. Be skeptical, but open-minded. Be sure your “tech toys” have a purpose.5. Expect reliable, secure, and adequate resources from your school. (You shouldn’t have to make two sets of lesson plans).
  24. 24. What’s the “big picture”?
  25. 25. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Peak experiences / Fulfillment Ego, self-esteem needs Social/Psych Needs Safety/Security needs Basic survival needs
  26. 26. Johnson’s Hierarchy of Edu Tech Needs Empowered Solving Real World Probs. Students Enhanced 1. Personally productive Teaching 2. Transformative For class Extensive Resources For pro. dev. Trained, Effective Administration Parent access The Five Est. Infrastructure 9’s Rule
  27. 27. Johnson’s Hierarchy of Student Tech Use Genuine Real World Situations Problem Solving 1. Tech Upgrade in class Academic Use 2. Supp. Assignments Word, Excel, Non-Applied Use PPT Save, print, Operational Skills Use Adjust settings Point & click Simple Use
  28. 28. Survival tips for your own tech use1. Invest time in learning computing basics.2. Use what technologies personally empower you with your students.3. Become a colearner with your students in regard to technology.4. Be skeptical, but open-minded. Be sure your “tech toys” have a purpose.5. Expect reliable, secure, and adequate resources from your school. (You shouldn’t have to make two sets of lesson plans).
  29. 29. (Part 2) Enhanced Teaching Personal Productivity
  30. 30. MS ExcelGrade Book
  31. 31. From this
  32. 32. To This
  33. 33. Even to this
  34. 34. What will you record? Names (“atomize it”) Attendance (number of absences?) Participation (points / letters?) Tests (with/out a rubric?)Assignments (drop/keep low/high scores?)
  35. 35. How will you structure it? Names & numbers first? Final grades at the end? Letter grades? Percentages? Allow only certain values? Need a bell curve?***
  36. 36. Know your keyboard buttons CTRL / SHIFT ALT (ALT + ⌘)
  37. 37. Know your software buttons Text Rotation Merge / Divide Cells Decimal Places
  38. 38. Know your FunctionsMost-used Common Specialty IF  AVERAGE  VLOOKUP SUM  COUNT  SUMIF  MAX  SUMPRODUCT  MIN  SMALL
  39. 39. Most Common =SUM( =SUM (A7:G7)
  40. 40. Most Common =IF(=IF(SUM (A7:G7)=0,””,SUM(A7:G7))
  41. 41. The IF function=IF(true, then, else) =IF(SUM(A7:G7)=0,””,SUM(A7:G7))
  42. 42. Nested IFs =IF(A7>=0.9,”A”, (IF(A7>=0.8,”B”, (IF(A7>=0.7,”C”, (IF(A7>=0.6,”D”, ”F” )) )) )))
  43. 43. Replace Nested IF with VLOOUP =VLOOKUP(B10,$A$2:$B$7,2,1)
  44. 44. The VLOOKUP function=VLOOKUP(where, table,col.,T/F) =VLOOKUP(B10,$A$2:$B$7,2,1)
  45. 45. Amazing Data Validation! Data Menu, Validation… (ALT + D + L)
  46. 46. (Finally)See an Example Build Our Own
  47. 47. http://wp.me/2jJdY

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