Workshop August 17, 2011 Elementary


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Workshop August 17, 2011 Elementary

  1. 1. Workshop – Wednesday - August 17, 2011 Litchfield School DistrictDigital resources that relate to elementary Math, Reading, Science, and Social Studies/ Web 2.0 tools9:30 – 10:00 o Start PowerPoint (Log onto SlideShare Presentation and Agenda) o Introductions – What are you hoping to take away from today? VoiceThread o Poetry o Math • Technology Integration Matrix Podcasting - LA • BlogLines, Google Reader – Watch RSS Video o RSS Aggregators - Richard Byrne, Edutopia, Tech Learning 10:00-10:30 • Cool Tools – o Online real time document sharing o Print What You Like Print only the parts of websites o JogLab o Poll Junkie o Download Helper o Format Factory o Online Convertor o Slideshare Share and get slideshows o Boolify showing students how search operator words affect search results o Twurdy Search by readability level10:30-11:15 • Blogs (Blogger) EduBlogs, 21Classrooms
  2. 2. o 64 Interesting Class Blog Posts id=0AclS3lrlFkCIZGhuMnZjdjVfNzQ5ZnpiczlxYzM&hl=en_GB o Duck Diaries o Mighty Writers o Blogs by discipline 11:15-12:00 • Wikis, PB Wiki, Wikispaces, Wet Paint o PBWiki %20Reports%20-%202 Oral Book Reports o About Costa Rica Student created site about Costa Rica12:45 -3:00 • All Areas o Projects by Jen (O.R.E.O. 2011) Encouraging teachers since 1999 to use online projects in their PreK-6 classrooms. • Math o National Library of Virtual Manipulatives o Math Maps placemarks which when clicked reveal mathematics questions for students to answer based on the maps. o Illuminatins Provide Standards-based resources that improve the teaching and learning of mathematics for all students. • Language Arts o Wordle Create and Print word posters o Guess the Wordle o Using Wordle in a class o Storybird Collaborative Storytelling • Social Studies o Google Earth The possibilities for using Google Earth in a social studies classroom are almost limitless. In Google Earth students can tour ancient Rome, explore WWI and WWII battle sites,
  3. 3. learn about contemporary news stories such as events in Afghanistan, or use Google Earth as an almanac of facts. o Kids Past has an easy to read online World History "textbook" for kids. Kids Past also offers five history games to which students can apply the knowledge the find in the textbook. The textbook and games correspond to each other.• Science o Ace Beetle Detectives Search for these beetles and signs of infestation in your area. Then report your findings to help your organization become top- ranked beetle detectives! o Journey North A Global Study of Wildlife Migration and Seasonal Change o Tulip Garden you and your students plant a specific type of tulip bulb in the fall, then make observations and report when the first plants and flowers appear. o Project Feeder Watch Count feeder birds and submit findings to Cornell Lab of Orthinology. $15 participation cost gets you a bird ID poster, a bird feeding kit, and instructional materials.