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Using Digital Tools to Build an Architecture of Participation

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This presentation describes the digital tools that we are using with the MSP2 project.

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Using Digital Tools to Build an Architecture of Participation

  1. 1. Kimberly Lightle Ohio State University Using Digital Tools to Build an Architecture of Participation
  2. 2. Goals for Users <ul><li>Easily locate and identify exemplary, standards-based resources for teaching and learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop increased content knowledge in the areas of science, mathematics, technology, and developmentally appropriate pedagogy. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop an increased understanding of Web 2.0 tools and effectively integrate technology into existing teaching practice. </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in a virtual professional learning community and create and share knowledge within and beyond the MSP2 and Beyond Penguins communities. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Access to 21 st Century Technology is a Problem…
  4. 4. MSP2 Social Network http://msteacher2.org
  5. 5. Portal to Colleagues and Content
  6. 6. RSS Feeds
  7. 8. Member Profile Data <ul><li>How did you find out about MSP2? (400 responses) </li></ul><ul><li>Friend or colleague – 137; Email notice – 64; Web search – 63; Print publication – 3; Conference – 35; Attended an online event/conference – 15; Other – 77 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Average Years Taught (330 responses) –15 years </li></ul><ul><li>Position (489 responses) </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Teacher (preK-12) – 319; Technology Integration Specialist – 11; Student – 21; Researcher – 11; Principal/Assistant Principal – 4; Preservice Teacher – 16; Librarian/Media Specialist – 4; IT Support Person – 4; Informal Educator – 7; Homeschool Educator – 2; Curriculum Coordinator – 10; College Faculty – 22; Agency/Association Professional – 3; Other – 63 </li></ul><ul><li>Grade Level Taught (370 responses) </li></ul><ul><li>Preschool – 5; Primary (K-2) – 13; Elementary (3-5) – 36; Middle (6-8) – 324; High – 40; Other – 19 </li></ul>
  8. 9. Member Profile Data <ul><li>What discipline(s) do you teach? (414 responses) </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics – 195; Science – 215; English/Language Arts – 22; Social Studies – 17; Technology – 20; Music – 3; Physical Education – 1; Foreign Language – 1; Special Education – 5; Enrichment – 4; Other – 118 </li></ul><ul><li>I need help with… . (106 responses) </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment/Testing – 38; Being a new teacher – 8; Classroom management – 25; Content knowledge – 22; ESL/ELL – 13; Gifted and talented – 30; Instructional strategies – 53; Integrating technology – 59; Involving parents/caregivers – 15; Literacy – 9; Managing Labs (including safety) – 14; Science fairs/competitions – 16; Special needs students – 25; Standards – 9; Student misconceptions – 22 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>I can help with… (91 responses) </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment/Testing – 19; Being a new teacher – 22; Classroom management – 29; Content knowledge – 45; ESL/ELL – 4; Gifted and talented – 4 ; Instructional strategies – 36; Integrating technology – 30; Involving parents/caregivers – 9; Literacy – 7; Managing Labs (including safety) – 6; Science fairs/competitions – 6; Special needs students – 12; Standards – 22; Student misconceptions – 13 </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>MSP2 NING Social Network - http://www.msteacher2.org/ (634 members) </li></ul><ul><li>MSP2 Groups - http://www.msteacher2.org/groups </li></ul><ul><li>MSP2 Digital Library Search - http://www.msteacher2.org/page/search-1 (the cataloging tool and search engine are the EduPak suite of tools from NSDL) </li></ul><ul><li>MSP2 Webinar Archive Page - http://wiki.nsdl.org/index.php/MiddleSchoolPortal/Webinar_Archive - MSP2 has its own Eluminate room through the LearnCentral social network (you can use the Eluminate platform for free to hold webinars - http://www.learncentral.org/group/3432/host-your-own-webinars ) </li></ul><ul><li>MSP2 Wiki Development Page - http://wiki.nsdl.org/index.php/MiddleSchoolPortal - this is the &quot;homepage&quot; of all our resource guides are as well as our Teacher Opportunties, Webinar Archive, Getting Grants pages </li></ul><ul><li>Middle School Math and Science blog - http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/middle-school-math-science/ - RSS feed </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting News blog - http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/connectingnews/ - RSS feed </li></ul><ul><li>MSP2 Twitter page - http://twitter.com/msportal2 (32 followers) - linked to MSP2 so we can post content to MSP2 and tweet at the same time </li></ul><ul><li>MSP2 Diigo Math Group - http://groups.diigo.com/group/teaching-middle-school-math (43 members) </li></ul><ul><li>MSP2 Diigo Science Group - http://groups.diigo.com/group/teaching-middle-school-science (18 members) </li></ul><ul><li>MSP2 Diigo Professional Development Group - http://groups.diigo.com/group/professional-resources (13 members) </li></ul><ul><li>MSP2 bit.ly account - http://bit.ly/user/recent/msp2 - this allows me to track content that I can't track via the MSP2 Google Analytics account (external content such as Eluminate webinars) </li></ul><ul><li>Middle School Portal - http://msteacher.org </li></ul>

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