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  1. 1. Work With What You Have! Maximize YOUR classroom technology Louise Morgan Crowley ISD, Fort Worth, Texas
  2. 2. The Eagle Cam inspired me! http://www.farmyou.com/falcon_cams/index.html
  3. 3. A computer lab renovation...
  4. 4. helped equip my room!
  5. 5. The Tools: 2-3 Desktop computers 2-3 Laptops computer lab 1 Web Cam 1 USB Microphone 1 Projector 1 Camera
  6. 6. Setting Goals My Goals: ● Implement all 5 components of the Daily 5 ● Integrate student blogging into "Work on Writing" ● Skype with other classrooms around the world There! 3 goals. I never set goals before. My only goal was to make it to the last day of school! I think 2011-12 is going to be the best one yet! Excerpt from The Frugal Teacher “Becoming a Connected Educator”page. This page is a journal that I kept during the summer of 2011 when I first joined Twitter and started learning how to be a connected educator. http://www.frugalteacher.com/p/countdown-to_08.html
  7. 7. Questions to Ask: ● Is it relevant? ● Is it standards based? ● Is it an extra or add-on? ● Is it part of the daily lesson plan?
  8. 8. The First Leap...Blogging Blogging 101 http://www.frugalteacher.com/2011/10/classroom-blogging-101.html Using Blogging with the Daily 5 http://www.frugalteacher.com/2012/07/using-blogging-with-daily-5.html
  9. 9. http://kidblog.org/MrsMorgansSuperstars2012-13/
  10. 10. Voicethread
  11. 11. Global Classroom Project 2011-12 Seasons Around the World Debra Rosenquist - New York, USA http://globalclassroom2011-12.wikispaces.com/Seasons+Around+the+World
  12. 12. Global Classroom Project 2012-13 Christmas Around the World Lee Parkinson - UK Louise Morgan - Texas, USA http://globalclassroom2012-13.wikispaces.com/Christmas+Around+the+World
  13. 13. Edmodo Edmodo Pen Pal Project http://globalclassroom2013-14.wikispaces. com/Edmodo+Pen+Pal+Project Global Read Aloud 2012 and 2013 http://www.globalreadaloud.com/ #2ndchat Read Aloud http://2ndchat.wikispaces. com/2ndchat+Read+Aloud+2013
  14. 14. Cinco de Mayo Project Ustream Ustream http://www.ustream.tv/search?q=mrsmorgansclass Frugal Teacher Post http://www.frugalteacher.com/2012/05/felizcinco-de-mayo.html
  15. 15. Skype! Steve Sherman, Cape Town, S.A. Paula Naugle - New Orleans, LA Photo: Ginny Limer Cree Nation - Chief Poundmaker School, Saskatchewan, Canada
  16. 16. It Never Hurts to Ask! Students Skype with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson and former astronaut Dr. Donald Thomas Students asked Dr. Tyson why Pluto was no longer a planet and if his friend, Bill Nye, would skype with them! Visit the websites of scientists, doctors, educators, authors, and other experts. Contact them and ask if they Skype with classrooms. This may lead you to some memorable skype sessions! Students asked Dr. Thomas questions about 0 gravity and how he became an astronaut. Louise Morgan, Ft. Worth, TX
  17. 17. Mystery Skype Mystery Skype provides an engaging way for classrooms to introduce themselves to each other. Mrs. Morgan's 2nd grade class uses clues, maps, and their communication skills to find mystery locations of other classrooms. http: //mrsmorgansstars.edublogs.org/ Louise Morgan, Fort Worth, Texas
  18. 18. Mystery Number Skype Students use their math skills to guess the mystery number that the other class has selected ahead of time. http://mrsmorgansstars.edublogs.org/mystery-number-skype/
  19. 19. Google Docs In February 2013, Five #2ndchat classrooms created a progressive story called “What Stuffed Animals Do at Night” inspired by Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner. Each class took turns adding to a story where they imagined what their stuffed animals did at night while they were sleeping. We also created a Voicethread using pictures and narration. #2ndchat Snowmen at Night Project http://2ndchat.wikispaces.com/Snowmen+at+Night++2013+Writing+Connection #2ndchat Stuffed Animals at Night Voicethread https://voicethread.com/share/4117436/
  20. 20. Google+ Hangouts Using Google+ Hangouts, 4th graders interact with graphic novelist Dave Roman The Frugal Teacher - Author Visits http://www. frugalteacher.com/2013/03/the-benefits-of-authorvisits.html
  21. 21. Where Did I Learn All of This? ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Twitter / Twitter Chats The Global Classroom Project Hello Little World Skypers Live Classroom 2.0 Blogs Edcamps TCEA/Tots and Tech Conference ISTE/annual convention Did I mention Twitter?
  22. 22. So far this year... 2 classroom laptops and 2 weekly visits to the computer lab
  23. 23. Dot Day We celebrated Dot Day by doing a Skype read aloud with Mrs. Rosenquist’s class in New York and then we invited our principal and other district staff to bring their ipads to our classroom so we could all experience augmented reality together! http://mrsmorgansstars.edublogs. org/2013/09/13/augmented-reality-demo/ http://mrsmorgansstars.edublogs. org/2013/09/21/augmented-reality-try-it/ http://mrsmorgansstars.edublogs.org/2013/09/21/dotday-part-2/
  24. 24. Flat Friends Exchange Flat Charlotte Visits Mrs. Morgan’s Class Using a combination of Voicethread and snail mail two classes from Texas and Australia connect and learn from each other. We made a digital version of our Texas book using Voicethread. http://mrsmorgansstars.edublogs. org/2013/11/02/flat-charlotte-visits-mrsmorgans-class/
  25. 25. The Traveling Rhinos Siyanda’s visit from S. Africa promotes empathy and global awareness http://mrsmorgansstars.edublogs.org/2013/11/01/the-traveling-rhino-project/
  26. 26. Skype with Mark Wood Explorer Skype in the Classroom invited us to participate in Mark Wood’s read aloud of Winnie the Pooh Goes to the North Pole. In February 2014, Mark will take our school flag with him to the North Pole! http://www.markwoodexplorer.com/ https://www.facebook.com/MarkWoodExplorer http://www.markwoodexplorer.com/north-pole-2014 http://mrsmorgansstars.edublogs.org/2013/11/09/our-skype-session-with-markwood-explorer/
  27. 27. Good Things Come to Those Who Wait! Last week we were presented with 10 mini iPads… a SERIOUS game changer!
  28. 28. A Look Ahead... ● ● ● ● ● student created work digital portfolios creativity passion Taking the SAMR Model to the next level!
  29. 29. SAMR The scholarly approach photo source: http://edtechteacher.org/blog/?p=1978
  30. 30. SAMR The way I can understand it! Images from Tim Holt @ HoltThink.tumblr.com & collaged with Pic Collage Meghan Zigmond http://zigzaggingedtech.blogspot.com/
  31. 31. Louise Morgan www.frugalteacher.com http://mrsmorgansstars.edublogs.org/ Google Doc with links: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19elAlaeRnEsfxwnrsK89Yf-5hIj6ltMft7kG9mNv-ew/edit?usp=sharing Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0

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