LCTE Fall Conference October 19, 2012 Lafayette, Louisiana
I am, Valerie Burton, an AP Literature and English IV teacher from New Orleans, LA.I currently teach at West Jefferson High School. I look for any and all opportunities to integrate technology into my lessons.
Tools to helpyou and your students create,produce and publish
1. Google Docs for collaboration, Google Forms to gatherinformation2. Weebly.com for ePortfolios and easy websites3. Wordle.net for avatars, presentations and prior knowledgeassessment4. Kidblog.org for student blogs5. Wordpress.com for an assignment blog6. Photopeach.com for photomovies7. Twitter.com for updates8. PBWorks.com to create on online classroom9. Wallwisher.com to gather ideas and other online toolsTools that we will investigate
Google Docs for collaboration and togather information – Peer Editing – assign students to writing groups and they share and revise each other’s work. – Forms – have students complete surveys for pre/postreading assignments – Tests – create multiple choice tests that can be graded by Flubaroo – Share information – share a document as a webpage
I used this form to gatherinformation about my students It is easy to create forms to get information about prior knowledge for upcoming projects, conduct surveys, exit or entrance tickets, quizzes, etc.
Weebly.com for ePortfolios and easywebsites– Class website – publish announcements, tips and reminders for parents and students– Class ePortfolio – collect assignments and artifacts to be showed off and shared.– Student ePortfolio - highlight classwork, community service activities, awards and recognitions.
• to make regular updates about assignments, events, and anything going on in class• To engage students in their learning and extend collaboration with classmates and even people all over the world
Tweets allow you to• have 24/7 participation in 140 characters or less• network with others in a way that transcends the walls of our schools and neighborhoods• Here is a blogpost I created with Twitter resources
Tools discussed today 1. Google Docs for collaboration, Google Forms to gather information 2. Weebly.com for ePortfolios and easy websites 3. Wordle.net for avatars, presentations and prior knowledge assessment 4. Kidblog.org for student blogs 5. Wordpress.com for an assignment blog 6. Photopeach.com for photomovies 7. Twitter.com for updates 8. PBWorks.com to create on online classroom 9. Wallwisher.com to gather ideas and other online tools
•Create ways to gather information and results online•Create an online class to create and submitassignments•Use Twitter to inform parents and students•Use Twitter to develop a PLN•Use blogs to effectively manage teaching andlearning•Incorporate new tools into their curriculum•Develop student and personal ePortfolios•Create PhotoMovie assignments to promote highercritical thinking•Create Google Forms and Docs to efficiently trackinformation"
Did I accomplish my objectives? If not, you can find me and my resources at …• Email: MsVRBurton@gmail.com• Personal eCard: http://about.me/VRBurton• PLN Blog: http://2blog2share2learn.edublogs.org/• Presenter Site: http://msbisonline.weebly.com/• Class Blog : http://msvrburton.edublogs.org/• Twitter : @MsBisOnline• http://twitter.com/MsBisOnline