DENSI 2015 Session Notes

Table of Contents

Opening Session - Hall Davidson

PBL in the Media Rich Classroom -  Patti Duncan

It's Not About The Device - Rachel Yurk

Snow Day Challenge Notes - Dave Tchozewski

Immerse Your Students in the Magic of Green Screen - Dave Tchozewski

Coding in the Classroom - Cheryl Lykowski & Patti Harju

Bridges to STEM - Zulma Whiteford

Creativity in the Classroom- Emily Murn

Choose To MASH - Traci Blazosky

Stop, Drop, and Roll: ideas that rock! Sandi Dennis and Selena Ward

6 Ways To Show What You Know - Sir DENnis Grice

Lights, Camera...Student Engagement - Karen Ogen

Coding in the Classroom: Adding a British Perspective

Shelby Bailey

Weave DE Tools Together with a Google Thread - Rachel Yurk:

Making learning visible with ePortfolios - Robyn Theissen

Happy “Hours of Coding” - Lea Anne Daughrity and Karie Huttner

Scavenging New Realities - Hall Davidson

STEM is Everywhere in Discovery Education - Patti Duncan

APP Smashing - Linda Rush

Youtube Digital Storytelling - Steve Dembo

Get In Touch With Your Inner Librarian: Strategies with Using Digital Tools to Enhance Literacy - Susan Gauthier

Augmented Reality: Making Your Classroom Come Alive- Karen Ogen

Breaking Down the Walls of Your Classroom and School Library - Chad Lehman


Opening Session - Hall Davidson

All handouts: linkyy.com/HallDavidsonHandouts

Today’s presentation: https://discovery.app.box.com/s/53fziz5qbqx3ibhharqdk5mbrpml5wyl 

Hardware:

Apps:


PBL in the Media Rich Classroom -  Patti Duncan

Challenge/problem based learning more than the traditional idea of “project based learning”

It really, actually changed my life.”

https://energychallenge.wikispaces.com/

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It's Not About The Device - Rachel Yurk

Http://rachelyurk.com

Snow Day Challenge Notes - Dave Tchozewski

Dave Tchozewski (@daveski61, dave@jpsonline.org)

This link takes you to the notes we took for the Snow Day Challenge


Immerse Your Students in the Magic of Green Screen - Dave Tchozewski

Dave Tchozewski (@daveski61, dave@jpsonline.org)

Immerse your students in Discovery Education images and videos with the magic of green screen technology. This session will be a “Let’s give it a try!” experience. A green screen will be set up for participants to work hands-on with the magic of a green screen. Although there are other green screen apps available, we will be using the iPad app, Green Screen by Do Ink ($2.99). Feel free to investigate with us before making your purchase. For those of you on the cutting edge, download the app prior to attending so you are ready to lead the way. Note: This is an iPad ONLY app. Feel free to give other apps a try and teach the group about alternatives.

Dave’s Green Screen resources

Coding in the Classroom - Cheryl Lykowski & Patti Harju

Kodable 

https://www.kodable.com

Age: EC - 5th

iPad app

$: Free

Hour of Code

https://hourofcode.com/us

Age: K-12th

UNPLUGGED ACTIVITY: Coding with cups activity

Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu

Created by MIT

Age: K-8th

$: Free

Uses blocks to create coding
Scratch Jr available on the iPad

Tynker

https://www.tynker.com

Age: K-8th

$: Free (some purchase features but most are free)

Very similar to Scratch and Hour of Code

Uses blocks to create coding

Kodable - iPad app

Age: K-5th

$: Free

https://www.playcodemonkey.com

Code Monkey

https://www.playcodemonkey.com

Age: 3rd-8th

$: Free

CargoBot

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cargo-bot/id519690804?mt=8

The first iPad app created on an iPad using Codia

Age: 2nd (later) and up

$: Free

GoogleCS-first

http://www.cs-first.com

Uses themes and ties in Scratch

Hopscotch

iPad app

Daisy the Dinosaur

iPad app

The lowest students can be the greatest successes in coding.

The highest students can experience failure and can fail forward.

Bring in high school tech students who can become m

entors (after school program)

Suggestion for Code.org create a student account because it makes it easier to continue. It can open the conversation of what you do when you fail? Try again. Equate that to other academic areas.

If you are going to do Hour of Code, you don’t have to do it during the Computer Science Week.

Use Scratch because it can allow you to create a school log in. This creates a safe environment and students can save and go back into the program

Bridges to STEM - Zulma Whiteford

Bridges to STEM Resources

 

http://www.discoveryeducation.com

http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/TNBhistory/Machine/machine3.htm

http://stem.stlouisparish.org/

http://www.timeme.com

 

Interactive Logic Games

 

http://www.physicsgames.net/game/Bridge_Builder.html

http://www.coolmath-games.com/0-cargo-bridge

http://www.coolmath-games.com/0-bridge-crossing

 

Bridge Building Tutorials using SketchUp

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQfK1DtDGBk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXFmJCpzFjY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHdVMwqslAY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfoOXc0nvuE

 

 

Engineering Encounters Bridge Design Contest formerly the West Point Bridge Designer

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfZOkCK24qs

 

https://bridgecontest.org/

 

 

Glossary of terms (DE Science Techbook)

 

Arched bridge

Architect

Design

Engineering

Flexibility

Redesign

Suspension bridge

Vibration


Creativity in the Classroom- Emily Murn

link to presentation: https://discovery.app.box.com/EMurnDENSI

Addiscovery.box.com/EMurnDENSI 

discovery.box.com/EMurnDENSI

Notes from: Neene during session

What is Creativity?

ability to transcend traditional ideas and create meaningful new ideas - a process that ebbs and flows

  1. Cognitive Abilities
  2. Behaviors
  3. Attitude - ability to have thought about the world around us
  4. Skills - combination of other three ways - ability to share out with the world

Are students re-creating or creating?

Devices can help our students be creative. Glitter and Glue and Scissors can now be even more sparkly with Digital Tools

Creativity is not new. It has always been around. It is just taking a greater step to the front.

It is now about thinking creative-ly in our classrooms.

Sir Ken Robinson - Creativity now is as important as literacy, and we should treat it

Lean on your strengths as a teacher. Emily has a strength of history. So she started creative projects about cultures.

Think Creatively.

Create new and worthwhile ideas

Padlet - http://padlet.com virtual sticky notes

Can be used as a virtual word wall or collaborative space

Work as a Team

ask your own questions

Work in a group through kinesthetic learning

Movement to songs such as Lodge McCammon - lodgemccammon.com and through DiscoveryEducation.com (search term “lodge” will bring up many)

Implement Creative Ideas

        Board Builder is one tool that could be used. It was originally created with students in mind. They can add own text, video, and resources. Now group boards are available. Multiple students can edit the same Discovery Education Board Builder board.

Secure site: only viewable by other Discovery Education users. Teacher moderates the sharing to the Discovery Community

  1. Teaching Creatively
  1. Go beyond identifying a word. Perhaps substitute another word. Be engaged, demonstrate understanding.
  2. Emily is presenting a list of verbs to bring our own teacher vocabulary up a notch - slide 30 from presentation - https://discovery.app.box.com/EMurnDENSI 
  3. Consider writing an original poem that is inspired by the original but shares their own creativity
  4. Rather than just creating shapes, arrange shapes to create a new image/shape
  5. Spotlight on Strategies - SOS from Discovery Education offer many ideas for how to be creative in the classroom. There are over 70 strategies currently available. And more will be coming soon. [denblogs.com]
  6. Lively lessons series - http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2015/06/14/lively-lessons-interactive-resources/
  7. Virtual Field trips can spark engagement on interesting topics: inside the white house, egg farm http://discoveryeducation.com/events  
  8. Webinars for teachers, administrators, and more ex: 5 Ways to Use Discovery Education webinar series.
  9. Join us on DENFriends group in Facebook - comment/post questions http://tinyurl.com/DENFriends 

2. Teaching for Creativity

See slide 43 - https://discovery.app.box.com/EMurnDENSI : offer students choice, empowerment, scaffolding/coaching, be safe

Some quick ways to spark creativity in daily activities

Choose To MASH - Traci Blazosky

http://ktitraci.weebly.com/densi-2015.html 

Creating Paper Slideshow.

iFunFace - catchy intro, like ChatterKids

Groups doing different parts of mash using SOS Strategies- Tweet, Tweet, Paper Slide, They Said What, Six Word Story, etc….

Tweet Tweet strategy- Create own tweet (can also change date) http://simitator.com/generator/twitter/tweet 

Post it app - take pictures of your postit notes within the app and it digitizes them in a board to organize and group

Stop, Drop, and Roll: ideas that rock! Sandi Dennis and Selena Ward

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Lx9WXxBDVwzvP-zocr9qqibQRNaic4N5kbZKHxVpHQY/edit?usp=sharing 

Link to Presentation Deck 

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6 Ways To Show What You Know - Sir DENnis Grice

bit.ly/virtcon6ways

 


Lights, Camera...Student Engagement - Karen Ogen

http://karenogen.weebly.com/my-presentations.html 

Coding in the Classroom: Adding a British Perspective

James Massey

Tracy Carpenter

Matthew Wright

Phillip Nottingham

Shelby Bailey

https://goo.gl/sGXNFV (this link is asking for permission to access)

Weave DE Tools Together with a Google Thread - Rachel Yurk:

https://drive.google.com/a/lexington1.net/folderview?id=0B1STDKUV72SjfllOeFhXcW5xY2kyWGMwYVl0eTAyWUtBWm9OTXRzRnhVbk1tYjZrRjRhUE0&usp=sharing#

Making learning visible with ePortfolios - Robyn Theissen

Robyn Theissen - Making learning visible with ePortfolios

 

Happy “Hours of Coding” - Lea Anne Daughrity and Karie Huttner

Scavenging New Realities - Hall Davidson


STEM is Everywhere in Discovery Education - Patti Duncan

Link to slides (COMING SOON)

Don’t hand your students all of the ingredients of an experiment. Let them explore and decide what they need.

STEM is not a curriculum. You won’t get what you need if you search “STEM” in DE.

STEM is a culture that can happen in all classes, all grade levels.

STEM is a way of thinking. It has to be fostered.

STEM needs to be relevant.

You need resources to facilitate the culture of STEM.

The STEM Job Interview (https://www.youtube.com/embed/8V8EjEzIpkg)

DiscoveryEducation.com/stem (These are on the FREE side of DE)

Skills are not taught, they are developed - Patti Duncan

Emma is resistant to change: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwAuTbx3xKE)

Reading like a scientist is not limited to scientific reading. Read, read, read.

Strategy: Agree or Disagree

Based on what they WILL read, do the agree or disagree with a teacher provided statement.

After they have read, agree or disagree and cite source.

Login to DE, then search Head Rush (https://app.discoveryeducation.com/search?Ntt=head+rush)

APP Smashing - Linda Rush

Link to her slides

Visit her slides location for links to each app.


Youtube Digital Storytelling - Steve Dembo

dlc.com/youtubestorytelling

Get In Touch With Your Inner Librarian: Strategies with Using Digital Tools to Enhance Literacy - Susan Gauthier

tinyurl.com/2015densi or https://sway.com/6pRx6w6PNYadMTA_ 

sgauthier1@ebrschools.org

Virtual Field Trips - Cheryl and Kyle

Access archived trips, click on “archive” tab

engageinspireexpectinform.com

Talk to docents to help set up virtual field trips

Augmented Reality- Making Your Classroom Come Alive- Karen Ogen

http://karenogen.weebly.com/my-presentations.html

http://karenogen.weebly.com/augmented-reality.html

Breaking Down the Walls of Your Classroom and School Library - Chad Lehman

http://tiny.cc/chaddensi2015