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  1. 1. New Technologies in the Classroom Presenter: Jeremy M. Rinkel Centralia Conference February 13, 2009
  2. 2. What different roles do we play other than teacher on a daily basis?
  3. 3. I have come to a frightening conclusion. I am the decisive element in the classroom. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher I possess tremendous power to make a child's life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated, and a child humanized or de-humanized. --Haim Ginott
  4. 4. Technology Changes …
  5. 5. Classmarker <ul><li>Teaching tool for online testing </li></ul><ul><li>Automatically grades the exams for instant feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent for feedback on assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Two negatives I’ve found: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Takes time to enter tests into system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doesn’t grade short answer accurately </li></ul></ul>http://www.classmarker.com
  6. 6. Teacher Tube <ul><li>Excellent Resource for content and ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use and upload—very similar to You Tube </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“clean content” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually not blocked by filters </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Negative </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Very slow uploading videos </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Podcasts <ul><li>Ipod + Broadcast = Podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net </li></ul>
  8. 8. How can podcasts be used? <ul><li>Podcasts engage students in thinking critically about their speaking fluency and communication skills. </li></ul><ul><li>In the classroom, educators and students can use podcasts to inform others about class news, current events, and areas of interest. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Ideas for Podcasts <ul><li>Daily practice lessons recorded by the teacher or students </li></ul><ul><li>Narratives </li></ul><ul><li>Conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Oral histories </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary and/or concept practice </li></ul><ul><li>Pod-tours </li></ul><ul><li>Unit or topic podcasts as overview of unit </li></ul><ul><li>Oral reports </li></ul><ul><li>Information for parents </li></ul>
  10. 10. Video Projects <ul><li>Benefits of Video Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows students to be creative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students have to use critical thinking skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It allows students to learn the material more in-depth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects make learning “student-centered” versus “teacher-centered” </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Video Projects <ul><li>Negatives to Video Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Extra plan time for teacher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Costly equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of resources </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Video Projects <ul><li>Websites for video hosting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School Tube ( http:// www.schooltube.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You Tube ( http:// www.youtube.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo or Google Video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Viddler ( http:// www.viddler.com ) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Example Video Projects <ul><li>Another Day 2008 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.viddler.com/explore/jrinkel/videos/1/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>South Central TV </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.southcentraltv.wordpress.com </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Using the Green Screen <ul><li>Some of our early news broadcasts utilized a green screen. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Google Earth <ul><li>Free Download from http://earth.google.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used across the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Gives students a sense of their location with current or past events </li></ul>
  16. 16. Google Earth Basics <ul><li>Creating a tour using placemarks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click the icon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type Title and Description in new placemark dialog box. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Google Earth <ul><li>Placemark box </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure checkbox has checkmark if you want to include place in tour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tour will take you to each of the placemarkers you checked. </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Google Earth <ul><li>Many resources and tutorials are available at http://earth.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>Hall Davidson from Discovery Education is another good source. His tutorials and documents can be found at: </li></ul><ul><li>http://discoveryedspeakersbureau.com/davidson/keynotes </li></ul>
  19. 19. Technology Questions <ul><li>What issues do you face when implementing technology in your classroom? </li></ul><ul><li>How are you using technology in your classroom? </li></ul>
  20. 20. Open Educational Resources
  21. 21. <ul><li>“If you give a penny, you will be </li></ul><ul><li>one penny richer and I’ll be one </li></ul><ul><li>penny poorer. But if I give you an idea, you </li></ul><ul><li>will have a new idea, but I shall have it too.” </li></ul><ul><li>Albert Einstein </li></ul>http://www.nmsu.edu/~ucomm/Releases/2005/july/einstein_play.htm
  22. 22. What are OERs? <ul><li>Open Educational Resources describe liberally-licensed educational content (text, audio, video) and other resources that support the production, distribution, and use of such content. </li></ul><ul><li>Open Office http:// www.openoffice.org / </li></ul><ul><li>UNESCO OER Toolkit </li></ul>
  23. 23. What can Open Educational Resources do for our World? <ul><li>Provide framework for creation and sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Allow for a higher return of public funds when reusing resources </li></ul><ul><li>Enrich the pool of resources for enhancing the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Offer more flexibility for teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Save time and effort when dealing with copyright issues </li></ul><ul><li>Provide collaborative learning environments </li></ul><ul><li>Promote lifelong learning </li></ul>Geser , G. (2007). Open Educational Practices and Resources: OLCOS Roadmap 2012 , online, pp 20-21
  24. 24. Communication and Collaboration Tools
  25. 25. Nice Net <ul><li>Internet classroom assistant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Document sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Messaging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conferencing </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Skype <ul><li>Free calls, video calls, and instant messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Similar to talking on the phone </li></ul>
  27. 27. Elluminate <ul><li>Web Conferencing- Online meeting area </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with people from all over the world </li></ul><ul><li>Elluminate V-room (three people can meet at once, but you can invite as many people as you want) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.elluminate.com/vroom/register.go </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Elluminate <ul><li>Participants </li></ul><ul><li>Chat Box </li></ul><ul><li>Emotions </li></ul><ul><li>Talk Button </li></ul>
  29. 29. Moodle <ul><li>Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Open source software </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Learning Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Learning Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Must be downloaded to a school’s server </li></ul>
  30. 30. Example Moodle Sites <ul><li>University of Illinois </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle Makers Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Rinkel’s Moodle Page </li></ul>
  31. 31. Moodle <ul><li>If you want a Moodle to experiment with contact: </li></ul><ul><li>Judy Eyler at [email_address] </li></ul>
  32. 32. What is a Ning? <ul><li>Is a place to create your own “social” network </li></ul><ul><li>Nings can be used for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Raising awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect with event attendees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inspire and educate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share insight and support </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. Nings <ul><li>Two education Nings I belong to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://ahafilms.ning.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://thebookjam.ning.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Address to my ning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://jeremyrinkel.ning.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Currently UNDER CONSTRUCTION </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The focus will be education reform </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. Blogging <ul><li>Contraction of “Web log” </li></ul><ul><li>Used for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-expression </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blog sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>https://www.blogger.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.wordpress.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://jrinkel.blogspot.com/ </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. Wikispaces <ul><li>Online collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Built to work anywhere with a web browser and internet connection </li></ul><ul><li>Contains a visual editor so you can easily make changes and see the page while you are editing </li></ul>
  36. 36. Wikispaces <ul><li>Giving away 250,000 FREE wikispaces to educators (Currently at 130,000) </li></ul>
  37. 37. PBWiki <ul><li>Focuses on collaboration and engagement of teachers and students </li></ul><ul><li>Students do not need an email address </li></ul><ul><li>Can be marked to private so only those invited can edit and read </li></ul>
  38. 38. PB Wiki Basics Mr. Jeremy Rinkel
  39. 40. Creating a New Page
  40. 41. FrontPage View
  41. 42. FrontPage “Edit” View
  42. 43. Inserting Plugins
  43. 44. Productivity <ul><li>Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Plan an event </li></ul><ul><li>Google Gadget </li></ul><ul><li>Address link </li></ul><ul><li>Spreadsheet </li></ul><ul><li>Stock chart </li></ul>
  44. 45. PBwiki Magic <ul><li>Equation </li></ul><ul><li>HTML/JavaScript </li></ul><ul><li>Footnote </li></ul><ul><li>Recent Changes </li></ul><ul><li>Recent Visitors </li></ul><ul><li>Table of Contents </li></ul><ul><li># of visitors </li></ul>
  45. 46. Chat <ul><li>Create a chat room within your PBwiki </li></ul>
  46. 47. Photos <ul><li>Bubbleshare slideshow </li></ul><ul><li>Slide photoshow </li></ul>
  47. 48. Video <ul><li>YouTube video </li></ul><ul><li>Upload a video </li></ul>
  48. 49. Inserting Hyperlinks
  49. 50. History
  50. 51. PBWiki Settings
  51. 53. Logo
  52. 54. PBWiki Security
  53. 55. Backup
  54. 56. Other Resources <ul><li>Instructor Magazine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// teacher.scholastic.com/products/instructor/index.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Edutopia Magazine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.edutopia.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ICE (Illinois Computer Educators) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.iceberg.org </li></ul></ul>
  55. 57. Books
  56. 58. Why I Teach? <ul><li>Terry Kaldhusdal , Wisconsin Teacher of the Year 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Pearson Foundation (Teachers of the Year) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://pearsonfoundation.org/ccsso-toy/2007 </li></ul></ul>
  57. 59. Contact Me <ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>PBWiki: http://jeremyrinkel.pbwiki.com </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: http://jrinkel.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Ning: http:// jeremyrinkel.ning.com </li></ul>