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  1. 1. 25 Ways for Student Inquiry using Technology in a Powerful Learning Environment Julia Zangl Colby, M.Ed. Instructional Technology Specialist E-Mail: [email_address] Blog: http:// PowerPoint for this presentation available at: (available in PDF format)
  2. 2. <ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking and Photo Management </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Google Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Google Earth </li></ul><ul><li>iPod </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Camera </li></ul><ul><li>Video Camera </li></ul><ul><li>COW – Laptops on a Cart </li></ul><ul><li>SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard </li></ul><ul><li>Alpha Smarts </li></ul><ul><li>Mouse Brigade </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Microscope </li></ul><ul><li>iMovie, Movie Maker, Photo Story 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Kidspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Paint </li></ul><ul><li>Search Engines </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Applets </li></ul><ul><li>Study Island </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Word </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Excel </li></ul>
  3. 3. Wikis <ul><li>Definition: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Type of web site/tool that allows users to collectively and easily add, remove, and edit content. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great tool for collaboration. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where Can I Get a Wiki: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Helpful Resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> (takes long time to download because it is a movie but worth it) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// /videos/ Video Tutorials for using PBWiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / Wiki of articles and resources for using wikis in education </li></ul></ul>1
  4. 4. Blogs -- “Web Log” <ul><li>Definition: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website where entries are made in journal style. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online diaries. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most blogs are primarily reflections, comments or news on a subject; some containing photographs, videos, audio, and many times links to other blogs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates a collaborative learning community. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can help support and enhance the development of reading, writing, and the language arts. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where Can I Get a Blog: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Helpful Resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Handout for WordPress Blogging </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Step-by-step Video tutorial for Edublogs </li></ul></ul></ul>2
  5. 5. Podcasts <ul><li>Definition: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A blend of the word “iPod” and “broadcast.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Record your voice and/or music and post it to the web. Students can become “radio broadcasters.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The host or author of a podcast is called a podcaster. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A podcast is distinguished from other digital audio formats by its ability to be downloaded automatically using software capable of reading feeds like RSS. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcast can be downloaded and played on your iPod or MP3 player. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where Can I Go to Make a Podcast: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sound Recorder on a PC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Start > All Programs > Accessories > Entertainment (need a built-in microphone or external microphone) Creates a wav file. Need to convert to mp3 file. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audacity on a PC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free Download of Audacity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pod Producer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Software to help you produce and record your podcast http:// </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Garage Band on a Macintosh (part of iLife suite) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recorder connected to an iPod </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Belkin Tune Talk </li></ul></ul></ul>3
  6. 6. Podcasts <ul><li>Helpful Resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wesley Fryer’s wiki on Podcasting – excellent resource </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Podcast service that lets users search, find, and subscribe to podcasts, as well as a tool to create your own podcasts with minimal hardware. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Teacher Supervised) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Social Bookmarking and Photo Management 4
  8. 8. Social Bookmarking <ul><li>Definition: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>allows users to save and categorize a personal collection of favorites/bookmarks and share them with others. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where Can I Sign Up: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Helpful Resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> (PDF document on getting started and using Delicious written by David Muir) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Photo Management <ul><li>Definition: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>allows users to save and categorize a collection of photographs and share them with others. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where Can I Sign Up: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Helpful Resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// /help/ </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. RSS (Rich Site Summary/Really Simple Syndication) <ul><li>Definition: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You subscribe to an RSS feed to be notified of and receive the latest content posted on someone’s blog, website, news site, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When you use or access an RSS feed, you are requesting and pulling information from somewhere on the Internet to your computer. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS means “pulling” rather than “pushing” to your computer. Pushing example is spam and junk e-mail. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two components needed: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>an aggregator aka News Reader or feed collector (software that interprets the RSS code (reads the feeds) and pulls it into the web browser in a readable format). </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RSS feed for each source. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Where Can I Sign Up with a News Reader: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Helpful Resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>5 Feed Icon
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  12. 13. Google Earth <ul><li>Definition: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Earth puts a planet's worth of imagery and other geographic information right on your desktop. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A globe that sits inside your PC. Point and zoom to anyplace on the planet that you would like to explore. Satellite images and local facts zoom into view. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View exotic locations as well as points of interest such as local restaurants, hospitals, schools, and more. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where Can I Get Google Earth: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> (Google Earth Home Page) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Helpful Resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>7
  13. 14. iPod <ul><li>Definition: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Portable digital audio/video player. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engages individual learners. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Download and store </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>educational videos </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Audio Books </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Photos for class Experiments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect a Voice Recorder and make podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where Can I Get an iPod? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I think we all know the answer to this one! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Helpful Resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul></ul>8
  14. 15. Digital Camera <ul><li>Class Newsletter Illustrations </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Journal of Field Trips </li></ul><ul><li>Bulletin Board Photo Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Scrapbook of Students’ Year </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Alphabet </li></ul><ul><li>Concept Illustrations for Math </li></ul><ul><li>Yearbook </li></ul><ul><li>Video Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Create Sequence Stories </li></ul><ul><li>Science and Weather Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Photos for your Blog or Wiki </li></ul>9
  15. 16. Video Camera <ul><li>Class Yearbook </li></ul><ul><li>Video of Class Field Trips </li></ul><ul><li>Video of Class Activities </li></ul><ul><li>School Movie </li></ul><ul><li>Class Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Review </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul>10
  16. 17. COW – Computers on Wheels <ul><li>20-25 Laptops stored in a cart </li></ul><ul><li>Cart goes into the classroom for use </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless Network goes with the cart </li></ul><ul><li>$20,000 to $25,000 </li></ul>11
  17. 18. SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard <ul><li>Interactive Whiteboard, Projector, and Laptop go into the classroom for whole-class instruction </li></ul><ul><li>SMART Board </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Approximately $1,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Additional cost </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Projector and Computer </li></ul></ul>12
  18. 19. SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard Resources <ul><li>SMART Board Main Product Support Page </li></ul><ul><li>SMART Board Training </li></ul><ul><li>SMART Board Training – Educator Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Online Community for Educators using SMART Board Technology (contains lesson activities to download) </li></ul><ul><li>SMART Board Training Materials </li></ul>
  19. 20. AlphaSmarts <ul><li>Definition: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A mini-word processor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can go anywhere because it runs on AA batteries. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;It's really easy,&quot; said Anna, a seventh-grader, &quot;and I can get more done than regular writing because I can type faster. It's more fun than writing.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where Can I Get an AlphaSmart? </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Helpful Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>13
  20. 21. Mouse Brigade <ul><li>Teacher-selected students in a classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible for technology duties </li></ul><ul><li>Help other students </li></ul><ul><li>Students feel empowered </li></ul><ul><li>Trained by Technology Specialist </li></ul>14
  21. 22. Yahoo Maps <ul><li>Definition: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo Maps allows you to enter a specific address and generate a map </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where Can I Get Yahoo Maps: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> (another map program) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Helpful Resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can right-click on map/Copy/Paste into Word document </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Auto Shapes to put in the star </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul></ul>15
  22. 23. Digital Microscope <ul><li>Definition: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microscope which connects to your PC or Mac via a USB cable. Image is generated on your computer and you can create digital images of your shots. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magnification of 50X, 100X, 200X, and now 400X. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50X costs approximately $210. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where Can I Get a Microscope: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul></ul>16
  23. 24. iMovie – Macintosh MovieMaker – PC Photo Story 3 – PC 17
  24. 25. iMovie – Macintosh <ul><li>iMovie (Macintosh Platform) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Part of iLife (software on Apple Computers) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saves movie in QuickTime format on older Macs; on newer Macs, save on DVD and can be viewed on any computer or TV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tutorial: http:// / </li></ul></ul>
  25. 26. MovieMaker – PC <ul><li>MovieMaker (PC Platform) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Part of Windows XP software. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Movie is saved and viewed on a PC. Media Player used to view the movie. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tutorial: </li></ul></ul>
  26. 27. Photo Story 3 – PC <ul><li>Photo Story 3 (PC Platform) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free download from Microsoft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VERY easy to use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can record audio and import music. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul></ul>
  27. 28. Kidspiration <ul><li>Definition: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual Learning Tool for K-5 learners. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students build graphic organizers by combining pictures, text and spoken words to represent thoughts and information. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Younger learners develop early literacy skills, and more advanced students improve comprehension skills and better organize ideas for writing. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where Can I Get Kidspiration: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check where your district purchases educational software. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: (approx. $55) </li></ul></ul>18
  28. 29. Kidspiration <ul><li>Helpful Resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  29. 30. Microsoft Paint <ul><li>Definition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drawing Tool used to create simple or elaborate drawings in black-and-white or color. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Print your drawing, use it for desktop background, or paste it into another document. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not only for drawing – use for Math </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Geometry – Shapes and Angles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Where Can I Get Microsoft Paint? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Start > All Programs > Accessories > Paint </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>19
  30. 31. Search Engines <ul><li>Filamentality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Search Engine Hotlist </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>$ NetTrekker: http:// / (Pricing available through NetTrekker) </li></ul>20
  31. 32. Internet Math <ul><li>Barnstable School District Applets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Math Applets Organized by Grade (K-4) and Math Standard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MMEHMCPS Math Hotlist </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Math Applets for Math Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NCTM Illuminations Math Site </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Utah State University </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Library of Virtual Manipulatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Shodor Education Foundation, Inc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Science and Math) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>21
  32. 33. Study Island <ul><li>Definition: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based program. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps students prepare for state standardized tests. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessible from computer with Internet connection. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers have access to detailed progress reports for an individual student as well as their class as a whole. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-paced. Students learn at their own pace. </li></ul></ul>22
  33. 34. Study Island <ul><li>Where Can I Get Study Island: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Helpful Resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Demo for your state; replace MA with your two-letter state. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You can get pricing info on this page </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example:Grade 3 Math <125 students is $414 per year. Math and Reading is $745 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  34. 35. Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint <ul><li>Microsoft Office -- $ </li></ul><ul><li>OpenOffice – free download at: </li></ul><ul><li>Free online Office available at: </li></ul><ul><li>Helpful Resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul>25 24 23
  35. 36. Office PowerPoint and Excel <ul><li>PowerPoint Ideas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use with photos from digital microscope. Students write summary with each photo. Students can also insert a narration using Sound Recorder. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use for math journals; i.e., geometry, fractions, patterns. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insert photos from students’ field trip and have students write a summary for their slide or, again, they can insert a narration using Sound Recorder. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use for digital story telling. Students can create their own stories. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Excel Resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>