Teaching the Elementary Grades with Technology - Chicago
June 20-21, 2013
Samantha Morra: email@example.com, @sammorra, Thoughts on Education
Hether Hoffmann: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.artcanoe.blogspot.com, www.artcanoe.tumblr.com , @HetherHoffmann
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The 21st Century Classroom & C-R-C-D
Why/What are 21st century skills?
How do they apply to the elementary classroom?
- What is the advantage to using technology?
- Can paper....speak, search, auto-correct, manipulate, contain video, self-publish...???
- Fully Accessible
- Anywhere/ Any time
- Mistake Tolerant
The CRCD Framework from Leonardo's Laptop by Ben Schneiderman
- Collect: students research information
- Relate: collaborate to solve problems
- Create: construct content and demonstrate understanding
- Donate: contribute to a community
Technology tips & tricks
- Tabs & Windows
- Keyboard Shortcuts
- Speak Text
- Mac - System Preferences>Speech>Text to Speech (video tutorial)
- Windows - Control Panel>Speech> Text to Speech
Phase 1 - Collect
This Google Presentation contains details about all of these topics.
What is the web and how do we use it?
- Defining Web Site
- Using, modeling, and teaching search techniques
- Alternatives to Google
Phase 2 - Relate
Blogging and Educational Blogging
- Pick a platform - KidBlog, WordPress, or Blogger
- Create an account.
- Follow the on-screen directions to login and explore your new blogging platform
- Create a Welcome to My Blog post. Add a few sentences welcoming readers to your blog.
- Use bold, italics, and colored text at various points in your sentences.
- Publish your post and view your blog.
- Write a new post. Give it a title such as Recommended Resources.
- Create a numbered list and type up three (3) resources that you have discovered today.
- Make the names of the resources into hyperlinks. Have them open in a NEW window.
- Publish your post and view your blog.
- Go back to your Welcome to My Blog post and edit it. Add a picture either from the web or your computer. Publish and view it again.
- Edit your Recommended Resources post and add a link to the blog of a teacher near you.
- Leave a comment on your own blog as well as that of a person near you.
- Create a new post for your blog. Write a few sentences and embed a video.
- Explore your Settings
- Set your time zone
- Choose a different Theme (if you want to)
- Explore the Post & Comment settings for privacy control
- Explore options for adding students or other class blogs to your account. NOTE - each blogging platform with have different options.
Build your Personal Learning Community
Digital Citizenship - Copyright & Creative Commons
- Copyright, Citations, and related plagiarism issues
- The Copyright Act of 1976 and “Fair Use”
- Modeling good Digital Citizenship
- How to license and search for Creative Commons content
- Google Advanced Image search: Usage Rights
- Digital Citizenship Resources:
Public vs. Private, Parents, and Acceptable Use
- Best practices for protecting student privacy
- Alternatives to direct publishing
- Opening up students to the world
- School culture and Acceptable Use Policies
Google Docs for Creating the Collaborative Classroom
Google, Searching and More
- What are Google Docs?
- Why Google Docs?
- Hands-On Synchronous Activity
Google Docs Challenges
Phase 3 - Create
Phase 4 - Donate
Sharing with Students, Parents, & the Community
- Vimeo vs. YouTube (View Pure)
- Snapfish, Shutterfly, Flickr
- Collaborate, work independently, and learn through Smart Centers
Create- Digital Storytelling
I want my students to....
Assessment & Rubrics
End of Workshop Survey & News
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