Web tools spring 2010 hawley-brillante

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Web tools spring 2010 hawley-brillante

  1. 1. MAKING IT STICK(Y) <ul><li>Integrating Web 2.0 Tools: </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting Student Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>and Creativity – 2.0 for us, too! </li></ul>Robin Hawley-Brillante GT Catalyst Chadwick and Dogwood Elementary Schools
  2. 2. How do we retain information? How do we help students retain information? How do we help students APPLY information? How else are we going to identify students as being creative, divergent thinkers?
  3. 3. Multiple Exposures with Constructivism <ul><li>Research shows that we retain information longer if the exposures are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spaced apart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>USING or APPLYING information </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Make It Stick! <ul><li>First Second Short Retention </li></ul><ul><li>First Second Longer Retention </li></ul><ul><li>First Second with Even longer </li></ul><ul><li>constructivist retention </li></ul><ul><li>approach </li></ul>
  5. 5. So who remembers what Wordles are?
  6. 6. Ways to Use Wordle <ul><li>5 Reasons to Use Wordle in the Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>46 Interesting Ways to Use Wordle in the Classroom </li></ul>
  7. 7. Who remembers what MakeBeliefs Comix are?
  8. 8. ed.VoiceThread.com <ul><li>Authenticity VoiceThread – BCPS 5 th graders! </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships VoiceThread – BCPS 4 th graders! </li></ul><ul><li>Preservation VoiceThread – BCPS 3 rd graders! </li></ul><ul><li>King of the Wind VoiceThread – created by a BCPS 4 th grader! </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd Grade PTD VoiceThread – BCPS students! </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd Grade Dr. King VoiceThread --= BCPS students! </li></ul><ul><li>Picture Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Art, Social Studies, and Science VoiceThread </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies VoiceThread </li></ul><ul><li>The Networked Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Wondering about Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Earth Analogies </li></ul><ul><li>More! </li></ul><ul><li>Even more! (New link!) </li></ul><ul><li>Explore ! </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation on uses of VTs (view on non-BCPS computer) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Accounts for All!
  10. 10. How to Make a VT: A Screencast If this video is not working for you, you may view it at https://bcps-gtcatalysts.pbworks.com/Web-Resources
  11. 11. VT – Making It Visual! Periodic Table of the Elements Go to the website above, and every method has a hyperlink to it!
  12. 12. Avatars, Vokis, and Gizmoz <ul><li>Avatars </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational Uses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make your own! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Another site to make your own! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(in case the other one doesn’t work) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vokis – They talk! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student-Made Vokis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make your own! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gizmoz – They do too! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make your own! </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Taking a Picture of Your Screen <ul><li>In order to save an avatar, you often have to take a picture of your screen.  In order to do that, hold down the Ctrl key and then the &quot;Prnt Scrn&quot; key (that stands for &quot;Print Screen&quot;).  The &quot;Prnt Scrn&quot; key is at the top right of your keyboard.  When you hold down Crl and then &quot;Prnt Scrn,&quot; you have saved a picture of your screen to your clipboard. </li></ul><ul><li>Then open up Microsoft Photodraw.  (If it's not on your desktop, go to your Start menu and find it under Programs, then Microsoft Office.) </li></ul><ul><li>Once you have opened it up, choose edit, then &quot;paste as new picture.&quot;  Your screen shot will appear.  </li></ul><ul><li>You will then need to crop it.  Under &quot;Tools&quot; select &quot;Crop by Shape.&quot;  Choose a square.  Then drag the square to select just your Avatar face.  Then click on &quot;Lock Crop&quot; over on the right side of the screen.  You will have your avatar! </li></ul><ul><li>Then choose &quot;Save As&quot; and call it your name and the word avatar (example: Skylar's avatar), and make sure that below the name of it you select &quot;JPEG.&quot; </li></ul>
  14. 14. A screencast that shows how to make and save your avatar: If this video is not working for you, you may view it at https://bcps-gtcatalysts.pbworks.com/Web-Resources
  15. 15. Wait a minute – how did she make that screencast? <ul><li>You can make one at </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.screencast-o-matic.com </li></ul><ul><li>(You don’t even need to download any software – just click on “create”!) </li></ul><ul><li>Or, in ActivInspire, you can use your screen recorder tool. On the Tools menu, select More Tools > Screen recorder. Click record, specify a filename and away you go :) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Students can make movies in minutes! <ul><li>Dvolver (click on “Movie Maker” at the top) </li></ul><ul><li>Example from Norwood </li></ul>
  17. 17. More Storytelling Software <ul><li>There are a lot out there! </li></ul><ul><li>Top Ten Timelines ! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(click on button in top right corner – “skip to content”) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Museum Box </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Roman Theater example </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. More Storytelling Software! <ul><li>Animoto </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Roll of Thunder, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Hear My Cry theme example </li></ul></ul><ul><li>One True Media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hat day example </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Explore: 50 Ways to Tell a Story </li></ul>
  19. 19. RealeBooks <ul><li>http:// www.realebooks.com / </li></ul>
  20. 20. Storyboarding: The Way to Prewrite <ul><li>Lesson on storyboarding </li></ul><ul><li>A storyboard to print out </li></ul><ul><li>Video on storyboarding </li></ul>
  21. 21. Where can I get awesome pictures/images? (Like the ones in this presentation!) <ul><li>Flickr.com </li></ul><ul><li>http:// commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.pics4learning.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.freefoto.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.woophy.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.trekearth.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://gimp- savvy.com /PHOTO-ARCHIVE/ </li></ul>
  22. 22. Blogs to Read <ul><li>Weblogg-ed </li></ul><ul><li>Unwrapping the Gifted </li></ul><ul><li>Eide Neurolearning </li></ul><ul><li>Dangerously Irrelevant </li></ul><ul><li>Blog of Proximal Development </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporated Subversion </li></ul><ul><li>2 Cents Worth </li></ul><ul><li>Making Teachers Nerdy (a blog with a list of blogs) </li></ul>
  23. 23. Where can students: <ul><li>Share material they have produced? </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate? </li></ul><ul><li>Have genuine conversations about literature/mathematical concepts outside of school? </li></ul><ul><li>WIKI </li></ul>
  24. 24. Quotations from Ms. Hagen’s class <ul><li>“ This is the only homework I’m going to do tonight.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I’m not even going to go outside – I’m just going to get on our ‘Facebook.’” </li></ul><ul><li>“ This is awesome!” </li></ul>
  25. 25. Our Kids Crave Socialization <ul><li>The wiki provides a place for socialization within an educational context – students want to exchange ideas with each other. </li></ul><ul><li>We can teach students how to use online collaboration so that they can succeed in life. </li></ul><ul><li>Students cannot hide in the back of the room. </li></ul><ul><li>It allows for multiple threads on a topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Students no longer have just you or one peer editor as an audience for their writing. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can collaborate. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s safe!!!!!!!!!!!! </li></ul>
  26. 26. Dogwood Students Exchange Letters on Wiki
  27. 27. Chadwick Students Create Polls on Wiki
  28. 28. Chadwick Students Collaborate on Play on Wiki
  29. 29. Chadwick Literature Circles on the Wiki
  30. 30. Catonsville “ThySpace”
  31. 31. ThySpace Page 2
  32. 32. ThySpace Page 3
  33. 33. Wikis to Explore <ul><li>BCPS List of Online Resources </li></ul><ul><li>BCPS Library Online Tutorial </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Need permission from Della Curtis to join – just email her to ask for it.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WikiPerry </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative-Learning </li></ul><ul><li>How do other educators use PBWorks ? </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome to Room 15 </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of Educational Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>The Wiki Hall of Fame </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter 4 Teachers </li></ul>What’s a wiki? video
  34. 34. edublogs.tv <ul><li>How balloons are manufactured </li></ul><ul><li>Where does rubber come from? </li></ul><ul><li>Making chocolate </li></ul>
  35. 35. <ul><li>Prepositions </li></ul><ul><li>Hopes for 1st grade </li></ul><ul><li>Grand Canyon </li></ul><ul><li>50 State Capitals </li></ul><ul><li>Fraction rap – Mr. Duey </li></ul><ul><li>Story Stuff reading strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Explore! </li></ul>www.teachertube.com
  36. 36. Social Bookmarking <ul><li>Diigo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diigo.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://help.diigo.com/Diigo_Educator_Account </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Delicious </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.delicious.com </li></ul></ul>
  37. 37. Help Students Interact More with Information and Each Other and They Will Retain More <ul><li>Wordles </li></ul><ul><li>Make Beliefs Comix </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceThread (with avatars!) </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Screencasts </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking </li></ul>

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