CLSA Technology in Education and Leadership Activities Workshop


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  • CLSA Technology in Education and Leadership Activities Workshop

    1. 1. Using Technology to Enhance Your Leadership and Student Activities Mr. Christian Choquette Windsor Central High School
    2. 2. Goals of This Workshop <ul><li>Discuss the role of technology in academics and leadership activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage you to become an advocate for technology proliferation. </li></ul><ul><li>Offer suggestions and advice for effective use of various hardware and software applications. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Technology in Academics and Leadership <ul><li>These students are leaders already; as such they will most likely welcome integrating technology into their activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Many of our students can teach us quite a bit. We have to become fluent so we can keep up with kids, so that we can teach our kids. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Alan November <ul><ul><li>Empowerin g Students With Technolo gy: He describes the opportunity to empower students to be critical thinkers and to add value to the world. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Literac y for Educators : He believes that students and educators must become Web literate, which means not only knowing how to find information but also how to examine content, find out who published a Web site, and see who is linked to a site. </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. My e-Philosophy <ul><li>I believe that we as educators we have responsibility to assist our students in developing practical “e-skills.” </li></ul><ul><li>These skills should not be learned in isolation; they should be used in the completion of meaningful assignments and activities. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Learning by Doing <ul><li>Just like writing for purpose. Computing for purpose is the best way a student can develop e-skills. </li></ul><ul><li>What my kids do: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PPT - Freshman Orientation, Student Council Meetings, Award and Thank You Certificates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Word - Various Letters, Homecoming Advertisements, Using Tables to Create Digital Concession Price Sheets, Student Council Contact Sheets, Activity Proposals, Voting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excel - Treasurer’s Reports, Concession Profit Reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other: Digital Videos about Stuco Events and Activities </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Helping Your Students Develop e-Skills <ul><li>Give students ownership of tasks and activity planning. </li></ul><ul><li>Require digital files over handwritten notes or hand drawn posters. </li></ul><ul><li>Give them clear guidelines, explain the real world correlation or benefit, encourage your kids be active learners use tutorials or find another student to assist them. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Hardware that Helps <ul><li>Flash drives - Cheap! Essential for data migration. </li></ul><ul><li>iPods - Show your student leaders that these are more than music/video players. </li></ul><ul><li>Flip Video Cameras - Affordable, easy to use, lots of possibilities for creative activities. </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>A lightweight video camera that makes it very easy to capture and share low-resolution video via e-mail and the Web. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Tech Tips for Teachers and Advisors <ul><li>What is this web 2.0 people are talking about? </li></ul><ul><li>The term &quot;Web 2.0&quot; describes the changing trends in the use of World Wide Web technology and web design that aim to enhance creativity, communications, secure information sharing, collaboration and functionality of the web. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Organization, Sharing and Searching <ul><li>Get Organized and Stay Organized. </li></ul><ul><li>Use your schools network drives to share folders and files across all of the computers in your school. </li></ul><ul><li>Firefox3 </li></ul>
    12. 12. My Current Favorite Online Tools <ul><li>iGoogle: Google and whole lot more. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make it personal, make it work for you with RSS feeds. Google Reader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Docs not only lets you work on a variety of document types through the web, it also lets you collaborate and share your documents with others in groups formed by you. </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Making the most out of Google <ul><li>Using Google operators to refine your searches </li></ul><ul><li>operators modify the search in some way, or even tell Google to do a totally different type of search. For instance, &quot;link:&quot; is a special operator, and the query [] doesn't do a normal search but instead finds all web pages that have links to Who is linked to your site? </li></ul><ul><li>view:timeline </li></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>Slideshare is a site where you can host your presentations and share them with others. Presentations can be linked to at the site itself or else embedded in a web page. You can also synchronise an MP3 audio file (podcast) with the slideset to create a slidecast - a more powerful way of distributing presentations/tutorials. Slideshare is also a tremendous resource site of presentations. </li></ul>
    15. 16. <ul><li>The concept of Jing is the always-ready program that instantly captures and shares images and video…from your computer to anywhere. </li></ul>
    16. 17. <ul><li>With Skype you can make free calls and video calls over the internet to other people on Skype for as long as you like, to wherever you like. </li></ul><ul><li>It is free to download! </li></ul><ul><li>You need a microphone and a webcam. </li></ul>
    17. 18. <ul><li>GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. </li></ul><ul><li>It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc. </li></ul>
    18. 19. <ul><li> GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. </li></ul>
    19. 21. <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li> is a simple and free web application that lets you brainstorm online. </li></ul><ul><li>Why use </li></ul><ul><li>Because you can: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create colorful mind maps online </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Share and work with friends </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Embed your mind map in your blog or website </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Email and print your mind map </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Save your mind map as an image </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    20. 22. <ul><li>Image Market is dedicated to bringing high school and middle school clubs the latest in personalized t-shirt designs and products. </li></ul><ul><li>You also can earn a point for every shirt you buy. With these “advocate points” you can purchase a variety of prizes for your Student Government’s activities. </li></ul>
    21. 23. <ul><li>Why use Polldaddy: </li></ul><ul><li>A selection of skins to choose from or create your own in CSS. </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced online reporting in real time of your data as it is collected. </li></ul><ul><li>Set paths for your respondents using Conditional Branching. </li></ul><ul><li>Insert HTML directly allowing you to add pictures, video and more. </li></ul><ul><li>Full foreign language support. </li></ul><ul><li>11 question types to choose from with multiple options for each. </li></ul><ul><li>Export your data as XML, CSV and subscribe to your results via RSS. </li></ul><ul><li>Close surveys after a certain date or quota has been reached, and create custom start and finish pages for your survey. </li></ul><ul><li>Create multi question, multi page surveys with ease using our new advanced survey editor. </li></ul>
    22. 24. <ul><li>With TeacherTube, community members can: </li></ul><ul><li>Upload, tag and share videos worldwide. </li></ul><ul><li>Upload Support Files to attach your educational Actvities, Assessments, Lesson Plans, Notes, and Other file formats to your video. </li></ul><ul><li>Browse hundreds of videos uploaded by community members. </li></ul><ul><li>Find, join and create video groups to connect with people who have similar interests. </li></ul><ul><li>Customize the experience by subscribing to member videos, saving favorites, and creating playlists. </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate TeacherTube videos on websites using video embeds or APIs. </li></ul><ul><li>Make videos public or private - users can elect to broadcast their videos publicly or share them privately with those they invite. </li></ul>
    23. 25. The Role of Technology in Education <ul><li>Its here,,, it isn’t going away. </li></ul><ul><li>We have to become fluent so we can keep up with kids, so that we can teach our kids. </li></ul><ul><li>Districts spend lots of money on this stuff they expect us to use it. </li></ul><ul><li>Our students no longer need these skills to be competitive now they need them to be competent in the workplace. </li></ul>
    24. 26. My Email <ul><li>Contact me with any questions or suggestions; I wanna know what cool stuff you come across. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Or </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul>