ISTE 2015 Findings and Resources to share with our fellow HCS Teachers
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A Teacher’s Day Made Easier with OneNote and OneNote Class Notebook
OneNote Class Notebooking - Sharing a Notebook
Microsoft Office Specialist Certification
Gamification Google slide presentation
For people that couldn’t make it to ISTE (sites to explore)
Soledad O’Brien Keynote
Google Tips and Tricks
Minecraft Makerspace - why games in classrooms
Easy and Effective iPad Classroom Workflow Management
Applying the SAMR Model to Blended Learning Programs
Online and Blended Learning Extravaganza: ISTE
Snapshots: genius hour
Genius hour project-based activities for middle schoolers
Assessing the Impact of Digital Media on Student Achievement
PBS LearningMedia and EDC (Education Development Center)
ISTE 2015 Rachelle Poth
Session: Engaging Students through Creative, Personalized and Digital Instruction
Augmented Reality - Making Print come to life with Aurasma
The Assessment Game Show
Gamified (Gamification) of Professional Development
1:1 iPads: Leveling up to blended learning with differentiated pd
Putting the pop into pd- great motivation for pd
Samr swimming pool - encourage the S in the model alleviate stress
Professional development there's another way
Gamification of teacher technology integration
Pd craft-building blocks to a better staff development using gaming achievements
Resources for the primary classroom
Virtual Field Trip to Mexico
Office Mix and free tools from Micrsoft
Pairing Picture Books with Maker Activities
Elementary Resources from ISTE 2015
-www.biblionasium.com -What can BiblioNasium do for educators?
1 A Teacher’s Day Made Easier with OneNote and OneNote Class Notebook
Here are the shared resources from this session from a OneDrive folder
Onenote class notebook requires 365 account
OneNote course is able to take M/T/W for free
Keep all of your notes together in one location
Can store all of your notes, links and audio files to one location
It is like a binder system for the students. They have a class binder, and each tab (section) is broken up by subject
Can work on and offline, once you get internet it syncs
Can give view or edit access to a notebook
Absolute formatting freedom, can type anywhere. Everywhere you type is a textbox. Can use tables to keep it a bit more organized
The draw ribbon (digital inking) is searchable, colorful and looks like real handwriting. (it is searchable based on how neat your handwriting is)
Student notebooks can’t see each other notebooks, teachers have edit access
students only see the collaboration space, content library and their own notebook (different view for the teacher and the student)
We are going to make the notebook first and then do the class notebook
Can make multiple notebooks, clicking the name of the notebook opens up multiple ones yo made. To make a new one, hit the name of the notebook then make a new one. Know where it is stored, can create it in a cloud based location like OneDrive or Share (looks like a blue S for 365 accounts)
anything you do with a section it will delete all pages associated with it as well, can edit or rename a section. Can export a whole section, move or copy to another notebook. If you make a password protected section and you forget it, there is no way to retrieve the password- your content will be gone. Can color code the tabs all a special color by subject
WORKING IN THE NOTEBOOK:
- Adding a title of the page will automatically do the same title in the right for the page. You can have multiple pages under a section. Make a new page by selecting your tab, then “add page”
- Click anywhere on the page to type in an individual typing box. Highlight the text within that box to change the individual formatting. Can move the boxes around and stack them lets say in an ordered list. If you want them much neater, you would use a table
- Tagging each of the boxes can make them much more searchable such as important, to do highlight, book to read or even make a custom tag. Can also click/drag/highlight to select them all and they will become “to do” and each one then has a checkbox. The tags become interactive
- We made an assignment for the students, asked for three things. Kids would put these anywhere, so we provided them a table to put their info into
- In the table, we picked a box and then image and insert. It can pull images from Bing. The Mac version is 2011 and it doesn’t have that features. Wherever your cursor is, will determine where the image will go. The iPad version can only pull up images from camera roll or take photos
- Whenever doing onenote, recommends using IE, there is an option called screen clipping, so it capture a part of the page and it automatically copied the link and any information I would need to cite the source. Not the actual citation but the info need. Screenclipping isn’t on Mac nor the ipad - but can add a link much easier then the Google Doc app
- Adding Audio/Video: If kids don’t want to write, they can hit record audio. Could be a great way for kids that have an IEP. Or can be a great way to give them audio directions. A fun way to create a podcast or vodcast. Add the bookmark feature on focus on a part of the audio recording. This feature isn’t available on the iPad, and on the Mac it is only record audio. If you record the audio on your computer, students can HEAR the audio on their iPad.
- Can insert a file into the notebook, when I open it and change any files to it, it will change the file where it is attached. Not the original file, but it will be a new copy of the file within the notebook.
- Double clicking the file will open the program associated with it
- The other option is file printout, which will give me a picture or a “print out” in case the viewer doesn’t have the program, I don’t want to share the whole document, annotate pages - maybe you don’t want them to edit your document this can be a good way to prevent that.
- Using printout if receiving numerous PPT files from kids will prevent you from opening each presentation, but a preview mode in screen shot forms. This feature isn’t available in Mac - can only do it with PDF files. On the iPad, it sees Numbers,Pages, Keynote but it won’t insert (perhaps if I had Office Docs it would) from OneDrive -under locations. The preview screen doesn’t work on the iPad but you can add files from OneDrive or Google Drive so that when you click on the item, you pick the app to open it.
- On a PC - you can go to OneNote advanced settings and uncheck a feature so that you can insert all pages in this preview mode, or just a few.
- Ink to math: Ink to text can select the ink and it will convert it to text. Can also be done when drawing a math symbol
- These features aren’t available in Mac or iPad, but you can at least draw on the iPad with palm rejection
- Although doesn’t work on Mac or iPad can easily insert an Excel spreadsheet. By going to Insert-Spreadsheet, clicking on it, Excel will open up and you can fully type on it.
- Templates can not be added within the Mac version. On the PC, you can check a box so that every time you create a new page, it will be based on the template. You can search for specific templates from Office.com and then check an option all the way at the bottom to always use that template. If you enable it on the PC, it will happen on the other devices.
Move or Copy Sections:
- Can more or copy another section to another notebook. Right click on a section and select the book. On the Mac, can’t designate where you want it to go
- Not on the Mac: There should be an area called meeting details and let that pull in directly from Outlook
- Anything that is existing will be pulled over
- There is a OneCalender tools
- If you are setting up a meeting, you can insert a page in a onenote where the notes of the meeting will be. If you give them access to the page, they will need Onenote on their computer, they would have access to that whole notebook
- Send an email directly to OneNote. In outlook look in ribbon for OneNote option. Great way to stay organized or keep a list of documentation from an administration or parent
How to Share a Notebook:
- Click on File - share on web or network? Pick the right option, if asking if you want to put it on the cloud, it means it isn’t there yet. If it says invite people, you have already saved it to the cloud.
- Can share the invite people by email and I type their individual emails. View or edit access is up to you
- You can get a sharing link, but they will in turn keep on sharing the link along. This is how she shared the original link of resources with us
- File>share message will Send message will automatically send the current page as a preview to a window box
- Can also send the current topic as a PDF file and email it as an attachment
1.1 OneNote Class Notebooking - Sharing a Notebook
Started off presenter talked about 3 /12 year olds used this as a reading and writing tool. Now in Kindergarten hear this used as a station tool where kids read and write there.
Using Office365, using various ideas and resources we learned and we will build it through the Office365 portal to make the shared notebook. It will appear in OneNote after we create it in the 365 portal.
Here are some tips on this:
- Teachers and students work together
- Students can’t see one another’s notebook
- Go to login.microsoftonline.com
- put in username/password that are network credentials
- Check IT admin if I am a teacher or a student - should see an option for Class Notebook should be available. A teacher account would see Class Notebook
Making the OneNote Class Notebook
- Make a notebook give it a name (you will need to do this per class)
- Can invite a coteacher (like a Sped teacher, aid or student teacher)
- Add in the students name, they will be populated from a searchable directory. or just past them into the search box. Can also paste emails but seperate by semicolon
- The next page will give you a section for each part of the notebook. They give you samples that you can uncheck. Can also add additional topics. this is the only way to add all topics at once. If you need to add additional topics in the future, the kids will have to do it themselves, or you can do it for them
- You get a preview window of the teacher and student notebook prior to being done
- Upon completing it, you get an email and each kid will also get an email. they can also go to office 365, to their onedrive and shared with me and it’ll be there too
- Clicking on the link will open up the notebook online
Adding a new student or a new teacher to a notebook
- Click on the OneNote homescreen and add student
- Search for your notebook, add the students’ name
- No option yet to remove pre-existing students
- Update and this teacher will now have access and should have an email
IF YOU NEED TO RESHARE A NOTEBOOK
- On that OneNote online home screen, find the option for “get notebook links”
- Will go through the same process, just copy the link or if on PC should click on it and it’ll open
- In this space, everyone can work in here. Everyone can add stuff and everyone can remove it - edit it put files in there.
- Don’t need to worry about sharing, once you give them this folder they will have access to it
- Highlight over a box, you can see a pop up and it will tell you who typed what and what tim
- There is a history ribbon up top that is an ultimate revision history (web based would be under view and show authors)
- Only the teacher can control what goes in this place. Students can look and copy but can’t remove
- There is no TURN IN process. You can access their work at anytime, by clicking on a students’ name you can go directly
- You can see what each kid has done and go through
Building a Lesson
- I made a Google Hangout and took notes on making the lesson and the Educator Network to get free resources
2 Microsoft Office Specialist Certification
This session is a prep course on taking the OneNote exam, as well as go over the exam
On Wednesday it will close at 245, try to arrive in morning
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) - great to validate your skills and your students can take them too and even get school college credit.
Free all week normally 100$
MOS Specialist pass certification in one or more applications. MOS Expert master adv features of Word/Excel - these expert exams are two parts
MOS Master - mastering multiple expert courses
MTA going up for the IT Pro, which is more for developing software/programing
IT Academy - provides resources to your students, books and get into the program
Spend about one minute per question
If a question can’t be answered or if you can’t create a product that will effect your next question move on
One Note covers:
manage the onenote environment (25-30%)
share and collaborate (15-20%)
Organize and find notes (30-35%)
A container is a tab/topic. Customize means typically go to the backstage area
Mark/flag questions you don’t understand
There is a holding period before you can take the test, they provide the device
3 Gamification Google slide presentation
The Google slide presentation from Twitter
4 Google Certification
Check out these resources to get certified:
- Teachers that are new or just emerging into Google tools, may want to obtain the Teacher Level 1 certificate. Teachers that are savvy with the tools can move onto Level 2 certification.
- Teacher trainers can apply for certified trainer course
- The courses are no longer quiz based, but more on performance creation
5 For people that couldn’t make it to ISTE (sites to explore)
This Google Spreadsheet has TONS of sites and apps to explore, made up by a teacher who wasn’t at ISTE2015
6 Soledad O’Brien Keynote
This is a most of the Keynote presentation that I recorded as a Periscope
7 Google Tips and Tricks
Insert a video into a Google Doc
Cropping animated GIFS in a Doc
50 Things to do easier in Google Classroom
The three levels of Google Certification (Level 1/2/Trainer)
Google Classroom Presentation
8 Minecraft Makerspace - why games in classrooms
- Mike Washburn, his blog http://www.mrwashburn.net/ / @misterwashburn
- Kids play, watch and read about video games at home. But at school, they drown in worksheets
- Got to pick the "right" hard work, has goal setting and achievement. Games aren't easy, they are hard work- the right hard work because that is what the kids want to do.
- They have goals, and get the kids moving along. Goal setting and achievement
- Set goals and achievements and instantly increase engagement
- Engaged students make engaged teachers
- It's not about just playing games, but using appropriate wording in questions and using points system.
- Lesson plan: create structures of Ancient civilizations. Used this lesson with a 4th grade class in Canada. "It meets curriculum and they want to do it"
- Modding is a great way to introduce students to learn java
9 Easy and Effective iPad Classroom Workflow Management
Challenges other teachers are facing with iPads:
Netop software "Envisionme" as a solution:
Teachers can share files real-time from her iPad to students
- File sharing can occur with one student, a group of students, or the entire class
- This is done locally within the internal network so you don't have all of the kids accessing the network to download a file at the same time
- You can also highlight the excellent work of another student and show their work on the board at the front of the room
- Excellent resource for peer to peer learning
Teachers can also chat with students:
- Students can discreetly ask the teacher a question through the iPad system
Blank student screens:
- The teacher has the ability to blank student screens
- This locks students access so they cannot do anything on their iPads or close out with the home screen
- Students can accept shared flies, work on them, and then submit them back at the end of class
- Teachers can also block out the Internet for students for a class period or part of a class period
- Tests and quizzes can also be assigned through the system and results are aggregated for the teacher and provided with a question by question breakdown of results
Free Trial (they're looking for teachers who are willing to be active feedback users): www.netop.com/visionme
Contact information for support:
Ole Dame, Business Development Director, olda@Netop.com 503-880-1925
Eduardo Faerstein, Product Director, edfa@Netop.com
10 Applying the SAMR Model to Blended Learning Programs
Rob and Diane Darrow
- Rethinking how teaching is structured in the classroom more th an it is about technology you use
- Personalized learning for all students
- Teaching and learning is about student, teacher, and content
- A good book to read about blended learning is called "Blended"
- Definition of blended learning:
- Just because someone has technology in front of them does not mean they are doing blended learning!
"If you cannot identify the front of the room, you are probably in a blended learning classroom"
Continuum of textbook to online Teaching
- Blended learning occurs in the space between technology enhanced learning and online learning
- Blended learning has much more student control than in a textbook classroom
The SAMR Model
- Creating, connecting, and the use of alternative assessment allows students to leverage technology for greater personalization of learning
- Teachers should be engaged in dialogue to change the mindset that revolves around SAMR
- I.e. Adobe voice to create stories and teach a lesson and then share it to the global community (allowing kids to connect and create)
- Thinking about blended learning and SAMR together is to consider why we are using technology in the way in which we are and how that can enhance learning
- Identify the framework you're going to use it and stick with it for several years
- Blended Learning Reources: http://blendedlearning.pbworks.com/w/page/7504433/Blended%20Learning%20Wiki
11 Online and Blended Learning Extravaganza: ISTE
JARED O'Leary, Jared.oleary@
Merging inquiry-based approaches with content
- Students could select where to begin their learning: by topic, time period, etc.
- Students chose one chapter to read in the book and had to find a complementing resource, all of which answered a central question
- In a process focused approach, a group wiki was created where students added information about the topics in the course during the year
- Each section required an inquiry project on a topic of choice
- Students co created project criteria with teachers and then revised criteria as they went
- Had four different grades: 0 = not submitted, 60 = not met criteria able to resubmit, 80 = late, or 100 = on time and met criteria
Candice Girard, email@example.com
Snow Days: Outwit Mother Nature with Technology
- Keeping learning ready for schedule disruptions or inclement weather
- Focus on what needs to be learned through the year and create several flipped lessons to prepare yourself for disaster
- Set up webinars where students can meet in small groups
- Multiple attempt assessments or activities with feedback and students can complete
- Automate communication through an LMS or Twitter
- Practice makes perfect: declare a fake snow day for students to practice doing what they would do at home in class
- Don't use technology just for the sake of using it, use it to solve a problem
Michele Gill, firstname.lastname@example.org
Use More Words
- Tone, voice, and non verbals communicate a lot in face to face communication, which we lack when we interact with students online or through technology
- In a study where college students were asked to convey a message that was either serious or funny via email. 90% of students thought their communication was clear, while only 50% of receivers correctly interpreted the message
- The receiver's attitude and emotions determined what the message was and not the words, etc.
- To convey messages, use more words
Spark Reading through Online Literature Circles
- Connected two campuses and different grade levels to collaborate about reading
- Used high interest and engaging novels and a blogging site
- Created a space just for the online literature circles
- Older students reviewed the state standards and then wrote discussion questions based off of their standards for their younger buddies
- Younger buddies learned how to cite evidence to respond to prompts
- Students developed leadership skills and began enjoying literature
- We need to begin preparing undergraduate pre service teachers to teach online classes
- Future teachers will be working with students virtually much more than they ever have
- Teachers need to practice and perfect their ability to communicate online with others
Wrap them in a scarf
- In blended learning sometimes we don't know right away when we have lost a kid in instruction
- Status- where and how a student feels important; wanting to preserve appearance. Build community to overcome this.
- Certainty- the brain understands the expectations or directions so they know what they're supposed to be doing. Chunk assignments and provide clear written directions.
- Autonomy- students feeling like they have no say over how they express themselves. Solution to provide choice and how they can show what they know, who they work with, etc.
- Relatedness- students don't want to feel alone in a program. They have to know each other before you can get them to work in collaboration. Have community building moments early and often.
- Fairness- having transparency. Bring students into decision making process. Create peer review forms together.
- Developed to address the diverse needs to learners
- Helping them develop self awareness to make choices about where they are as learners
- Begins with an over arching essential question that is non googleable and standards based "how and why did people struggle for justice during the American civil rights movement"
- This will lead to instructional shifts because students will start with the essential what ion and find answers through their research
- Informal assessment through a Google doc exit ticket
- Focus nees to be on content and not on technology
- Actively teach students how to search for information
The compassionate online classroom
- You feel the suffering of the individual and you have an inner urge to do something to alleviate the suffering
- Show interest I. What students enjoy and encourage them to share in the classroom
- Use emoticons to convey tone when communicating digitally to students
- Let your personality come through, share about yourself too
- Let your students know that you care about them not just in class but also as a person
- Choose your words carefully
- Encourage volunteering- this help builds empathy
- Listen to your students, become talented at reading between the lines
- Be available to students
- Compassion brings us to a stop and for a moment we rise above ourselves
12 Snapshots: genius hour
13 Genius hour project-based activities for middle schoolers
Kristina Holzweiss and Gallit Zvi
- "The boy who harnessed the wind" by William Kamkwamba, a story to inspire children about possibilities for things they can create
- Maker fair in DC for ideas of what can he created
- "Rosie Revere Engineer," a great book about persistence
- It's important to give structure and provide a learning log to track student progress
- There is a fine balance being accountability and structure and being too restrictive
- Intel, edit optic, new tech network, nepris all from project based learning ideas
- Nepris allows students to come into contact with an expert in the field and learn about their jobs
- The technology "Flip Grid" allows you to create ninety second videos of kids reporting on their projects
- Silkscreening tee shirts with embroidery hoops, Madge lodge, and sheer fabric to advertise the project
- "The Most Magnificent Thing," by Ashley Spires to encourage trying again past failure
- "The Genius Hour Guidebook" gives information for starting up
- Additional books: "what do you do with an idea," "iggy peck architect," "the dot," "it's ok to make mistakes," "the question" and inspirational video "creativity takes time" and "obvious to you, amazing to others " by Derek sivers at sivers.org and kid president video pep talk
- On Twitter the #geniushour has many participants who are helpful and look to answer questions quickly (for both students and teachers)
- Genius hour is a hybrid of inquiry based and passion based learning ("power of passion" and "schools kill creativity" and "drive" by Daniel pink)
- It help kids know that they matter and can contribute to the world
- Kids learn that FAIL is the first attempt at learning and now the end
- It also teaches students how to problem solve and learn to make difficult things happen
- Students learn how to properly ask for what they need
- Examples of projects: started a happiness movement, learned how to use green screen, created bracelets and sold them to raise money for charity
- Introducing genius hour in steps...
1. Step one: get inspired, learn how to ask questions and wonder about things (take it outdoors), read and talk about creative characteristics in picture books
2. Step 2: brainstorm
3. Step 3: plan the inquiry. Come up with questions and not just topics.
4. Step 4 (repeated): research
14 Assessing the Impact of Digital Media on Student Achievement
15 PBS LearningMedia and EDC (Education Development Center)
- Looking to determine how digital media impacts student achievement and not one particular product
- Study design:
- Data was collected using a mixed methods approach using assessments, surveys, instructional logs, classroom observations, and informal interviews (quantitative and quantitative)
- The purpose was to use pbs materials as a primary means of instruction
Impact on Student Learning
- Participating students out scored the national norms by around 11%
- Students content knowledge increased an average of 8% from pretest to post test
- Learning media resources focused on content rather than skill and students in eighth grade writing decreased because the students focused on argumentative writing
- One testing tool was a likert scale asking kids who frequently they engaged in certain activities
How to effectively integrate resources:
- Teachers need to use digital resources purposefully and intensively
- Used for different purposes in different subject areas
- Students prefer items that are interactive and provide feedback
- Video clips do not need to be long to make an important point or leave a strong message
- Digital media can allow students to moderate their own learning
- Used to reach a wide range of student interests and abilities
- Struggling students may require additional scaffolding with differentiation when using digital media
- Teachers need professional development and curriculum design
- Robust and reliable internet connections
- Frequent and easily accessible devices for students
Implications in the classroom:
- Students were grouped differently depending upon activity (small group as review, centers, whole group)
- Lessons were student centered and driven
- Every lesson included pbs learning media resource
- Students are able to review and use resources at home
- Allows for differentiation and reinforcement of concepts as well as introduction of new material
Impact on Educational Content Development
- Career connections, stories behind the scenes, immersive and authentic experiences
- Visualize complex concepts
- Blended and self paced learning
- Differentiated instruction
16 ISTE 2015 Rachelle Poth
- visme (animated, info graphics) Make sure to allow students the choice of what they want to use. It isn’t about the tool, but the project they want to use
- blendspace - online lesson creator. Allows teachers to create lessons for differentiation and individualized instruction
- Utilize competitive nature in students to motivate them (Kahoot, Socrative)
- Skype/Googlehangout with Kahoot to allows students to play with other students.
- Student Discussion: Voice is important in allowing students to create how THEY want, not how YOU want. (Padlet)
- GoSoapBox is a great way to provide opportunities for students to share ideas and participate in discussions. It reduces the paper and enables students to express themselves
- Kahoot, Responster
- Projects: Students are given a rubric for each project and may select from between 20 and 30 or more different web tools for creating their project (keep in mind students probably need to be taught that sometimes you want to try different apps/software rather than always doing the same thing)Such as padlet, ZooBurst (3D PopUp Books), Animoto, ETC.
- Celly (Similar to remind), twiducate, simplycircle, bloomz
- Assessments are just as important as the content you deliver
- Have kids make assessments (this can be an assignment!)
- Geddit? This is like got it, sort of, kinda
- Tackk (infographics sort of like padlet)
- Infographics (Piktochart, Smores, easel.ly, Canva, and Visme) can be used like presentations
//side note (Have students write to the tech companies of tech software/apps that you use in your class to see if we can get free stuff for the class (her class got monkeys and banana bags from Survey Monkey)
18 Augmented Reality - Making Print come to life with Aurasma
My poster session and resources on using Aurasma (my blog post has a slideshow, a Prezi and a Google hangout of the session)
19 The Assessment Game Show
Presentation by Brandon Lutz and Scott Snyder, start presentation housed in Nearpod
Their smore flyer has lots of links
Very cool presentation setup.they compared two assessment apps, and the attendees voted via nearpod. The 16 tool bracket was narrowed down to 8
Round 2 filled in our ideas on a padlet, they came up a second to talk. Then using colored paper, we held up our plicker sheets to scan our favorite. If you change your mind halfway, can just spin the paper
The session was great to get the attendees to vote and interact with the presentation and narrowed down the top tools with this bracket
One year subscription to handouts for attending
These are my notes that I took during the Nearpod Presentation
Re:Gifted: strategies for re-imaging and re-imagining gifted education
Edmodo group code: f7xks7
Dave Mendell and Debbie Wile
- Teach students to engage I. Inquiry and keep going back and learning more and new information
- Flowcharts were helpful in teaching students the inquiry process, especially since students were. Rey end product focused
- It was important to slow down the inquiry process to help students in flexibly of thinking and to help clarify ideas
- Having students flowchart the research process shows them that it's more Han one or two steps
- Different programs for inquiry and research:
- iPad app explain everything (animate, narrate, create presentations):
- Defined stem (pay for use site) provides science performance tasks
- Issu as way to scan in book materials or student made items that you'd like to share with students in a book format
- Use process to help students teeter mine the best tool to use for tasks like note taking, presentations, etc.
Integrating Technology into a 1:1 BYOD classroom
Chris Layton, Teacher at Oak Ridge Schools
Focusing on tools: Socrative, Minecraft EDU, Kahoot, green screen, screencasts, and slide
- Goal to getting kids as producers and teachers as facilitators of learning
- "Today's Meet" as a back channel to answer questions and collaborate
- Flipping your classroom: YouTube video with a kahoot to follow up
- Kahoot in the classroom: made a kahoot belt the winner got to wear for the day (like pro wrestling)
- How does Kahoot become a deep thinking process? Move from multiple choice to students creating quizzes about the topic and they challenge another group with their questions
- Also, using the download results feature to look at Kahoot quiz data to see student mastery over different concepts
- Traditional classroom is based on the past
- Classrooms of today and trying to prepare students for the future
- We need to teach kids to design, engineer, or fix a machine rather than to behave like one
- Skills for our 21st century students:
- Students can create flipped classroom videos also by making green screen, paper slide, etc. videos on concepts to share with classmates
- Socrative allows teachers to ask questions and students to answer them and students receive an explanation about the correct answer
- In Socrative teachers can also see all of the results as color coded entries
- Assessments: paperslide videos, Kahoot, Socrative
- Create rubrics for student projects. Employers give employees rubrics. Why wouldn't you give them to students?!?!?
- "Today's Meet" allows students to enter into a digital dialogue with one another about the topic for the day or the week. They can collaborate to answer each other's question and the teacher can monitor the dialogue and see who is understanding what
- Lecturers display all knowledge to the class. Teachers involve all learning IN the class. Be a teacher.
- Make what's going on in class so exciting that kids want to watch the flipped video ahead of time so they don't miss out by having to watch from the side with their video
Personalized Learning in the 21st Century Classroom
Teena Martin and Lande Brady
Till ford County Schools, Greensboro, North Carolina
- Jobs of today require students to collaborate after they leave schools a so our schools should be promoting collaboration beyond anything else
- Personalized learning does not require any specific technology, it is not a fad, it is trying to reach every child every day
- Teacher provides resources and then let's the student determine how best to learn about the topic
- I.e. The teacher might be teaching about split infinitives and then provides a selection of resources to students and they pick and choose what they want to do with each
Know The Learner
- Student inventories and profiles (interest inventory, learning style inventory, multiple intelligence inventory)
- Choice assignments (allowing students to pick assignments to show what they know based off of their interests, use the "dare to differentiate " page)
- Learning Contracts (they are part of the community, increase self awareness). These also help students to know what they are supposed to learn and why.
Guide with Standards
- Equal access: follow the standards!
- Plan with the end in mind and allow for flex time at the end of a unit
- Make it all meaningful. Assess continuously. Reflect often. Adjust as needed.
- Ed puzzle can use any video and make it your lesson. It takes YouTube videos and adds questions along the way. You can also prohibit students from fast forwarding in the videos. You can clip, trim, and create videos. Google and Edmodo are linked to edpuzzle so students do not need to create own logins.
Flex the Environment
- Create a standard class environment where students can predict what they are doing every day
- Online learning extensions (S'more, Edmodo) s'more is an interactive newsletter
- Classroom set up to allow for more collaboration
Qr to documents:
20 Gamified (Gamification) of Professional Development
Met with folks at ClassCraft, offered that it could be done on a class level scale for teachers, but the pd hosts would have to award most of the badges through the program
Richland 2 is already gamifying their professional development, on their Technology Plan
I also found that Donna Teuber also did an Ignite session on the same thing - her Level up resource is here https://sites.google.com/a/richland2.org/levelup/
21 1:1 iPads: Leveling up to blended learning with differentiated pd
Poster session by @kathleenfugle good resources on differentiation.
Her Google drive folder of images and resources
22 Putting the pop into pd- great motivation for pd
Send out surveys, and have about six leaders who submitted a video application via rubric. Winners are tech leaders and get perks such as first to use new tools and go to conference. their google slide presentation and Valerie Ivy’s Blog (email@example.com)
23 Samr swimming pool - encourage the S in the model alleviate stress
Have this great graphic to demonstrate their concept. Swim laps, don't make the teachers below the sa/mr line encourage them to be taking those baby steps - @lisahervey also showed me to use qrstuff and make a qr code preload a tweet for exit slips.
24 Professional development there's another way
Asked teachers what they want, got not so much the pd they need but how it is delivered. Curious on flipped pd. their weebly site
Differentiation decathlon- a day in February all about differentiation, send a link once a week to ask them to read and lead them into the conversation. Every week was a different article about differentiation. One of their teachers Jill had some great ideas on gamifying pd, we ask students to create things, teachers could do same
25 Gamification of teacher technology integration
Using badges for achievement - their website has contact info and how they made badges and what to earn and how to do it they made all the badges.started with stickers, wanted to automate it with site. Automates the process with a google script. When teachers apply to earn a badge, they fill out the google form. The trainer’s get a notification of the request to view the sample and response. They decided if the badge has been met by viewing the responses or visit the classroom. On the google sheet, there is a drop down menu on one of the choices that allows them to pick which badge. Once the badge is selected, the teacher in turn gets a notification that they received it and their profile page will display the new badge.
Google sites gets updated by names on spreadsheet who gets emailed. Melanie duffin did a lot of work up front, but the script . Did leaderboard and did trainings as well
26 Pd craft-building blocks to a better staff development using gaming achievements
Has a Google classroom and for the assignments and they had a rubric but they rewarded with signs, sodas and candy bars and jeans . Made rubric at start of year, they had them do all year
They had to do two bronze and a silver. Cute images to hang on door. Can go to this site for their rubric Robbie shepherd shared @rshepher19
Literacy Resources and Practice with Special Promise
ISTE Literacy Professional Learning Network
Digital Technology director from NYPS
Presenters and contact information:
- Resources for literacy use: Edu.buncee.com, which allows students to create a digital project on an easy web based canvas
- Buncee in the classroom is used for digital stories, journals and book reports, presentations, etc. and shares easily on social media, with a qr code, bedded link, or saved
- Classcraft as a classroom management tool. It is a fully customizable platform where you can tie real life benefits to the class. Students work in teams to help one another and take hit points for negative behaviors and earn points for positive behaviors.
- Wonderopolis: nonfiction, high interest passages with inquiry based questions, evidence based writing prompt. Wonders begin with essential questions, they also contain multimedia resources in each lesson. There are 1500 topics that have been assembled.
- ThinkCERCA: contains aggregated topical debates. It is like Achieve 3000 with an argument builder.
27 Resources for the primary classroom
28 Virtual Field Trip to Mexico
29 Office Mix and free tools from Micrsoft
- Office mix is an add on for PowerPoint 2013 .https://mix.office.com Just put in the add on, then reboot PPT. Take an old PowerPoint, remix it add audio, get some data back for. Students as they login with their m.horry account, they can do an assessment. You can download the data to Excel to analyze. He is also says this works great as screen casting software. The kids don't need PPT it is all done in the website
- Skype in the Classroom-collaborate with other teachers or other classrooms or guest speakers. Can go to this site and find teachers or guest speakers https://education.skype.com. Mystery Skype plan ahead and develop 20 questions and the kids had to figure out where each other was geographically located. "Are you in the eastern time zone...are you one of the original 13 colonies..." Look up more by searching Twitter for #MysterySkype or do a book talk, or a mathematical number, or what country. A visitor was going to explore next. Mystery Skype section of Skype in the classroom site has lots of great ideas. Translator in Skype is coming soon, where speaker will have voice translated via text or live audio very soon (Skype.com/translator-preview) great for Spanish teachers?
- Bing in the classroom - good environment for searching, get kids focus literacy skills. Safe search mode will give videos and such with no ads. Get credits for searching in Bing, or Bing activities get 30,000 credits and will get a free surface tablet. (Ask it to redirect search engine to help earn the points) Bing in the classroom has free lesson plan. A new photo of the day can hover over the lower right corner of the photo for info, will take to Bing in the classroom with common core lesson plans by the three major grade levels.
- Touch develop.com let's kids make their own apps drag and drop like scratch to develop programs. Kodu club is a gaming site for kids that love Minecraft. If you want kids to get more. Touch develop is a website, but kodu is a program to download to their computer, or get pushed to program menu.Project Spark http://welcome.projectspark.com 3d game creation program, looks amazing to see what they can do. Can make a trailer or their own game. Interactive gaming and dragging/dropping into this world. Can make it with xboxone or windows8.1 kinect to windows device
- OneNote is virtual three ring binder- his favorite tool. IFTT can work with formulas. Can be cloud based, windows based, collaborative. Grade and review their work. Can take a picture with Office Lens and turns photos or handouts into editable word documents. Turns images of a into editable object
- One drive-cloud based storage, office365 gets more now you get 1 1Tb. Yammer is a social media exchange
Techno Class: Incorporating apps and Web resources for the middle school classroom
Polk School District, GA
Wes Austic and Tommy Astic
- YouTube movies as rewards, telligami, animations, Star Wars crawler,
- Suggestions for use of technology: give students the upcoming standards and have them make a preview video for the topic they are about to learn
QR Scanner/ Maker
- Make a QR code and have kids scan it with their iPads. It can take them to: apps, websites, lessons, today's meet, etc.
- You can share your QR code as an image on the board, via AirDrop, printed, etc.p
- Use the qr code for an interactive word wall
- Tellagami: used to teach summarization
- Near pod: share lesson and control student activity, monitor and measure student results, interactive mobile presentation with already made lessons available. You can drag and drop powerpoints that you've already made in there.
- Poppet: allows students to create a diagram of information. Only one popped may be present at a time.
- NewsELA: allows teachers to adjust news articles based upon Lexile levels
1:1 What Works, What Doesn't: Instructional Models and Issues
Roger W. Minier, firstname.lastname@example.org
- How does 1:1 fit in with common core? Common core is all about jobs and preparation for work because employers cannot find qualified workers.
- 80% of jobs earning more than 20k annually require a pollster degree or a high school diploma AND a certificate. There is a 20x chance of teen pregnancy and high school dropout when students have not reached a fifth grade reading level.
- There are an increasing number of jobs that require the use of technology daily 80% and up)
- Online testing: NAEP shows an initial test dip, but the reality is that students will be tested online in the future and at their jobs and so they need the preparation
- Employers are training employees online so we need to help students to be able to learn from video online. An extremely effective method for teaching lower achieving students involves the use of short video segments
- Students who are experienced with online writing do better in on,ine writing tests than they would have on paper and pencil tests
- Look for examples of businesses in the community that use online learning and training to help build relevance to students
- ACT and SAT are changing format to be similar to the online tests
- Students should begin using online learning and devices by kindergarten to prepare them for greater mastery and more adept use by the time they are older
- ONLINE means: information, assessments, communication, and collaboration
- Students need practice at how to fill out online forms, especially ones like college applications that require extended responses
- Blended learning: teach students what to do when a website is bloked or the Internet is off, etc.
- Flipped learning: flipped fails for most students because they lack adequate preparation and long recorded lectures are not effective. This only works for highly motivated students.
- If the state assessment is not strong, advocate for a different assessment but be sure to prepare students for the assessment. Students need preparation using devices frequently and repeatedly
- Begin by getting the homework online, submitting the work online comes later. Every school in a study showed that students learned more when homework was online. High performing students completed the work before class and lower performing students knew what they had missed though they may not have completed it.
- What doesn't work is using multiple sites within a school. High performing students can deal with different sites. Schools need to determine what site to use and put all of their materials in there for general access students. In device orientation, teachers should show students where they can find their homework readings and assignments
- This is based off of the inacol model of online and blended learning
- Always do the practice assessment in class, whole group, where'd you walk students through the test section by section. Introduce the assessment to the class at once and then move to online lower point value and then to online higher point value.
- Do not give communication tools until the other items have been mastered. These have the lowest payback. There is more time for less student learning and achievement.
- Part of 1:1 is helping our kids know what communication is supposed to be
- If you only use it I:1 The classroom, studies show only very small amounts pot learning g increases
- It is recommend that Rachel's have forty to eighty hours of professional development for teachers to successfully prepare teachers to adequately use the devices effectively in the classroom
- 1% to 2% of devices will have to be totally replaced each year
- Kids need to know device expectations for each class, posted on the wall
- Device signs: green (used for anything), yellow (used for approved site only), red (device may not be used)
- Post never appropriate uses, places of use, and times for use
- If it's prohibited online then it's prohibited in the classroom
- Holding a device cuts the ewfficieny by ten to fifty percent: it needs to be on a still, table platform
Motivating the Reluctant Reader
Rob Furman, robfurman.com
- Reluctant reader, not struggling reader
- Many of our children have never seen their parents read because of parents who do actually read, they often read when their children have gone to bed
- We should encourage kids to read everything and anything: advertisements, cereal boxes. Magazines, emails, graphic novels, etc.
- Have a "reading diary" on your door at school to show kid interest books you've read lately to show kids that you're reading and to create conversation starters with kids
- Kids never see an ad on tv for a book so how will they be exposed to books if you don't show them?
- Offer kids a variety of materials
- Book wizard helps kids to identiy books that match reading level and topic and then they can find the book that is of interest to them in the library at school on in the library app on their iPads
- Epals from the smithsonian gives you high interest, nonfiction content written by the smithsonian institute. These come in weekly emails with activities attached.
- Newsela gives good non fiction content also
- Scholastic classroom list builder allows you to search state standards and identity what books students can read based off of identified standards of weakness
- Goodreads helps kids find books and identify they want to read a book and then they get to rate something afterward
- Also, have students look up book talks on YouTube to try to create interest indifferent books and generate an interest in reading
- Teaching books.net is a great resource; have children make books trailers on imo I'd after they read a book of their choice to share with others
- Epals will give you an entire class set of emails for your student sand then match them with a corresponding class in another classroom that they can work with
- Skype with an author or book expert
- Skype an author network to find authors willing to skype with the classroom
- Kindoma storytime app to allow a grandparent to read to a child with their face in the picture next to the text of the story
- Plotagon allows a student to create characters and have their characters act out a script they have written
30 Pairing Picture Books with Maker Activities
Nan Stifel, Librarian
QR code links to a 26 page document on how to create easy, fun Maker projects based on picture books.
31 Office Mix
A free add-on to Microsoft Powerpoint 2013
Office Mix adds functionality to PowerPoint 2013 that allows you to record audio or video of yourself presenting, write on your slides as you speak to them, insert quizzes, polls, online videos, and more. In fact, you can even do full screen capture and record anything on your PC. Once downloaded,Office Mix appears as an additional toolbar in PowerPoint. https://mix.office.com/Home/Setup
32 Elementary Resources from ISTE 2015
-Copernicus - Work caddy and carts- really interesting way for students to keep up with their device and other classroom materials and then just plug in and hang to store.
-Skype in the classroom- this can take your students anywhere.
and mysteryskpe- www.mysterskypeonenote.com
-Purple Mash- a wonderful website for elementary school children containing dozens of creative tools. education games and themed resources- 12 month free subscription.
the site is www.purplemash.com/MASHV115
then you can create your class
the free sharing code is MASHV115
if you share this info with anyone and they log on they will get 12 months free and for every school that tries its our free trial will extend by 1 month. So tell your friends at other schools.
-TeachersFirst- this is a trove of teaching treasures. ITs a free database of educator reviewed resources, ready to go activities, webinars, and other free resources. Its created by teachers for teachers. the site is www.teachersfirst.com
-PBS Learning Media- another free database for digital teacher resources designed to enrich classroom instruction and build one of a kind learning experiences. www.pbslearningmedia.org
-Mrs. Cathy’s class- blog and on twitter- Alan November spoke regarding her blog and twitter account and about how much information students can learn from twitter. Check out her blog and twitter account.
- Explee.com- this is an interactive website that allows you to create videos with animation, words. music and movement. Once you sign up there is a 14 day free trial, then you can join. It is relatively easy and fun to use.
-www.tozzl.com- a free pinboard for people to use and add pins to for resources that can be shared and added to.
-www.plickers.com a free way to asses your students using your digital device. the students hold up a card that represents an answer and your device reads the cards and then gives you the results.
32.0.1 -www.biblionasium.com -What can BiblioNasium do for educators?
BiblioNasium is a fun and engaging reading community that will help you connect to your students outside of the classroom. You can setup your favorite books and recommended lists on virtual bookshelves that will be available to your students at all times. Students can email you their reading logs instead of handing them in on paper; you can set up fun challenges and rewards that will help encourage your students to keep reading, and you can set up a reading list that the students won’t lose. It brings children together and gives them a chance to easily recommend books to each other.