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The New 3R’s in Education QR, VR, AR: Make Them Work In Your School

Getting Started with Stations Based Learning

Go Green: Video Tools & Tips

Happy Together with Google Classroom and Discovery Ed

Challenge Based Learning with Frances Snyder

Out of this World by Dacia Jones

STEM is Virtually Everywhere in Discovery Education- Patti Duncan

DE for the Stations Based Classroom

Inspiring a Generation and Beyond - Mike Bryant

Virtual Literacy Circles - Francie Snyder

BreakoutEDU and Discovery with The Patti Harju

Board Builder

PBL - Kati Searcy

Dana Johnston-Learning Stations

Using Discovery Images to…

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

Trandisciplinary Learning with DE Techbook by Patti Duncan

A Match Made in Heaven - Program Champions

Coding Beyond Code.org

Primary Resources

Wow! and How? to Engage and Individualize with Discovery Education

STEM: Here, STEM: Now, STEM: How with Patti Duncan

No More Boring Presentations

25 Ways to Ways to Make the Most of SOS (Susan Bowdoin)

Give Them What They Need: Professional Development  - Rachel Yurk

Middle School Librarians

Get Your Family to Drink the DEN Kool-Aid

Student Storytellers

DENbrarians Notes

Unconference: Techbook with Patti Duncan

Peter Panico- Breakout.edu

Traci Blazosky- Breakout.edu

SOS Mashes and Twists

Spotlight On Strategies...Yes, Please! By Terra-Lee Gratton

DEN Summer Institute 2016

Collaborative Notes

Individually, we are fabulous. Collectively, we are (fabulous)100. Use this shared document to add your thoughts, notes, ideas … regarding all things DENSI.

Official Twitter Hashtag: #DENSI2016

Official Edmodo Group: Link

Unofficial Facebook Page: Link

Unofficial Flickr Group: Link

Link to attendee guide is in a folder on the Edmodo site

Virtual Reality:  Find It, Make It, Integrate it pdf Link

** Google Street View (app)

** VR Jurassic Park (app)


The New 3R’s in Education QR, VR, AR: Make Them Work In Your School 

pdf Link

Hall Davidson, Discovery Education

Hall_Davidson@discovery.com

Getting Started with Stations Based Learning

- http://tinyurl.com/stations719 

Room 103 at 11:10 AM

Kelly Hines, Discovery Education

kelly_hines@discovery.com ~ @kellyhines

Work on Targeted Vocabulary, Reading, Writing

AEIOU - SOS Strategy

DE Content - PDF, Audio, e-books, Techbook passages (Be sure to check the Lexile levels of the passages you are using)

Where did you see vocabulary development in the classroom?

        Partners reading the pages

        Headphones on students - may be listening to audio

        Partners working together on projects

Tools to use:

        Writing Prompt Builder

        Board Builder

        SOS Strategies

Listening and Speaking Skills

Sound Effects in DE

Audio resources

Audio books

Songs

SOS Strategies that specifically address strengthening listening skills (Surround Sound, Shake It Up Baby)

Investigative and Hands-On

Interactive Elements

Whaddaya Know Quiz Show

Hands-On Activities within DE

More Learning Stations from UnConference

Digital Explorations attached to Virtual Field Trips

Let’s Plan!

http://tinyurl.com/stations719

        Think of an activity that is typically completed as a whole group and turn it into a small group activity.

Consider the space you have to separate students and give them working spaces

Materials:

        Cereal box or magazine holder for supplies

        Small write on/wipe off white boards

        Table baskets

        Folders

        Small, clear, storage containers

        Keep the materials in a manilla folder when finished so they are available for later

Discovery Education in Action:  Danielle Williams

        You can see DE in Action and how she plans, organizes, and implements station learning

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Sedley Abercrombie:  Using Primary Sources

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Creating Learning Stations:  

https://densi2016.sched.org/event/7eTH/creating-learning-stations-integrating-literacy-and-discovery-education 

Go Green: Video Tools & Tips

 - Jennifer Hall ~ @apsitjen

http://techtips411.weebly.com   

(Click on Quick sheets & tutorials, then click on Green Screen & Video for all resources)

http://techtips411.weebly.com/green-screen--video.html 

Jen's presentation link

Green Screen & Video Production Resources.jpg

Revised - Green Screen & Video Production Resources.jpg

Tony Vincent’s templates - Planning sheets for iMovie trailers- http://learninginhand.com/blog/2014/8/6/plan-a-better-imovie-trailer-with-these-pdfs

Green Screen Video Set-up (2).jpg

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Happy Together with Google Classroom and Discovery Ed

 bit.ly/ClassroomWithDE

**Need to be logged in with your school account**

“Online learning is not the next big thing, it is now big thing.” -Donna J. Abernathy

From Martha Snider:

Mashup: Happy Together with DE and Google Classroom

Jeremy Badiner (Gull Lake Community Schools)

Presentation: http://bit.ly/ClasroomWithDE 

Google Classroom is specific to a school or district account. Jeremy recommends to everyone having additional accounts. For example during this session, I have my professional educator account open for notetaking; I logged into my Grapevine account for Google Classroom. Another attendees suggested for educators who can’t do two tabs in Chrome, give them the bridge of doing one account in FireFox and the other in Chrome.

Jeremy goes into some detail about recent updates that make Google Classroom easier to use.

The Whitelist Other Domains is huge in being able to do global collaboration with other educators and students across the globe via Google Classroom. At #ISTE2016 I did this during a session from Wisconsin. It was awesome!!!!

Moving and reusing posts is a BIG perk for die-hard Edmodo users like me. The calendar integration is also better in this regard. The same is true for scheduling posts and Due Dates. It’s less clunky.

Google Classroom Add-ons:  (Take a box of Chocolate and other treats to your IT Department.)

Below is the one you want so that you can easily share items with your students such as a video link. Each student needs the add-on. Jeremy describes it as being the landing page. A teacher can have his/her students on the same page almost instantly.

Oh! Look at it in Discovery Education: there is now a button for sharing to Google Classroom. Okay, Edmodo lovers who are being asked to switch to Google Classroom, this is HUGE! Remember that you have to sign into DE.

Kevin Eckert, Director of Partner Success

Free Single Sign-On with Google per school or for district. Yes! For Free. It works with LDAP. If you’ve been using the spreadsheets, this automates that process. Kelly Hines said she’d help guide the process in case you didn’t get to have a personal conversation with Kevin.

Next thing to ask your IT Department is for a Fake Student Account. This will give you the opportunity to see the student.

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Challenge Based Learning with Frances Snyder

Rm 003 10am

Pdf of presentation https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7OQrF6mDwQCeURwbG9Ta3AtLUk/view

Very student focused, driven by the students.

Some SOS strategies work well to help focus on you Guiding Question that drives the challenge. PMI,

Http://challengbasedlearning.org/challenges 

Students at one school created a photo booth that they used (laptop on the inside) to capture video checkins about progress on their challenges. Used Mac Photobooth to capture and review progress.

http://education.apple.com/acot2/  for CBL research

ITunesU search for “challenge based learning” for teacher videos and research.

Search Discovery for SOS activities

Challenge Based Learning

Notes by  @Scottburns25

CBL perfect for College and Career Readiness

 

Challenge based learning websites.. (pic)

 

How do we do this?

1.     What’s the big Idea?

2.     Essential Question? (Refine and Contextualize)

a.     Quick Write

b.     KWL

c.     Fryer Model

d.     T-Chart

e.     All Write (Round Robin)

f.      SOS Strategies

3.     Challenge (Specific –Concrete and Meaningful Action)

 

Guiding Questions, Guiding Activities, Guiding Resources

Should drive the challenge, should be student driven and answered (Step away)

 

Examples

Experiments, Online Research, Interviews, Surveys, Classroom Visits

PSAs, Grants

 

Solutions

PSAs, Brochures, Blog Posts, Websites, Fund Raisers

 

Example: Created a Video

Mission Statement - Student created video regarding rules and responsibilities

 

www.Challengebasedlearning.org/challenges

 

Reflections

Throughout a consistent

 

Project Booth: First challenge

Video check-ins

Documenting written, interactive notebooks and video (feedback)

Assessment

There are million ways to assess: IT’S ABOUT the PROCESS

Authentic assessment tool

 

Other Resources: (Pic)

Teaching Science with Interactive Notebooks

SOS

Making Thinking Visible

Comprehension Collaboration by Stephanie Harvey and Harvey Daniels

 

Final Thoughts (Pic)

Teacher them to take on problems, not teach problem solving (pic)

Be the Guide on the SIDE, not the Sage on the STAGE

Someone asked to the link to my students Peace Solution so here it is http://rowintoonationaloneco.pbworks.com/w/page/31658899/Animation.

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Out of this World by Dacia Jones

Engaging Your Students with Virtual Field Trips

Free, equitable, inspiring, memorable

3 levels of VFT

 - sit and get

 - interactive trips (front load with lessons, trip, follow up project (ex: build your own roller coaster)

 - Shock value trip -

http://www.engageinspireexpectinform.com/virtual-field-trips.html

All 4th graders have free membership to all national parks.  

www.engageinspireexpectinform.com

@dacia92

drizzle@engageinspireexpectinform.com

You Tube (Dacia Jones- Dr. Drizzle Playlist)

You can call Hannah (@hannahaggie2014) from Monsanto via Skype - Virtual Farm Tours -  they provide excellent seeds for crops for farmers. A lot of  people  do not know where our food comes from.

Goodies from Hannah: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B1xI18FYg5hBanc0V1pTOGMwVUU&usp=sharing

Colin  O’Brady called via Skype.  http://beyond72.com/  - climbed tallest mountain on seven continents. VFT with Dacia in the fall. @Beyond_72

Be sure to thank them.  Thank you notes and send them a Padlet with pictures and what the kids say.  everest.jpg

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STEM is Virtually Everywhere in Discovery Education- Patti Duncan

“STEM- The worst thing we could have done for STEM, was call it STEM.”

What is STEM?        

How do we do it?

Plan!! DE PD STEM options, Intentionally include those skills/attitudes in your lessons

Practice- STEM Camp- Where is the link for this???  Here you go: http://www.discoveryeducation.com/STEM/connect-the-dots.cfm

3 units with 5 days of curriculum each!

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DE for the Stations Based Classroom

11:10 with Kelly Hines

www.tinyurl.com/stations719

SOS strategies are an amazing tool for whole group but also small group stations

Writing prompt builder, open ended or with prompt

Whaddaya Know Quiz Show

Virtual Fieldtrips

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Inspiring a Generation and Beyond - Mike Bryant

Website link

Virtual Literacy Circles - Francie Snyder

http://virtualliteracycircles.weebly.com/ 

Facebook group link https://www.facebook.com/groups/1633162630275004/

3 components of VLC - good book, readers, in-depth discussion about the book (shifted from in-person to digital)

Edmodo, Google for Collaboration, Padlet,

Skype/Google Hangout

Cheryl Lykowski’s Video with Helpful Hints for Video Conferencing in the classroom https://youtu.be/vElNx7BcqoY.

Assessment resources - rubrics, exit slips, etc….

Creating Cultures of Thinking - great resource!

 Virtual Guidelines: We are all here to help each other and ALL feedback needs to be constructive.  Spelling and grammar are important but not more important than content. All conversations should be about the book. Privilege not a right to be on Edmodo.

Possible Resources for obtaining books

BreakoutEDU and Discovery with The Patti Harju

Board Builder

Room 103 at 1:00 PM

Tomiko Jean-Cobb

Board Builder Presentation - https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/16MuDG3uZaZoBL_2rG1yc9WFcQDQcDBwi8D3Fs0IqMTo/edit?usp=sharing

www.socialmediajeanius.weebly.com ~ @tc_dreams

www.discoveryeducation.com - Builder Tools

Digital poster creator to collect info and media

At the beginning of the year - use Class Manager tab to accept/manage your students.

50 ways to use Board Builder - http://www.discoveryeducation.com/feeds/www/media/studentpage/50%20Ways%20to%20Use%20Board%20Builder.pdf

Board Builder Rubric - http://lcps.k12.nm.us/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/build-a-board-rubric.pdf

QR Code “Work Around” to Share DE Board Builder

Adding a QR code to make the Board Builder shareable (outside DE) - Lindsay Foster - We did this at our school science fair so that our posters were interactive and could share the videos that inspired the project or extensions of the projects or how the project could have gone (if there was an experiment “failure”).

  1. Create the board.
  2. Save the board.
  3. Publish the board.
  4. Copy the URL of the board and paste into your favorite QR code generator.
  5. Print out the QR code.
  6. Scan the QR code. You will need to have a DE log in but once you log in, you will be able to view the board and share it with parents, admin, etc.

PBL - Kati Searcy

Http://tinyurl.com/pbldensi

Needs to have a driving question.

Dana Johnston-Learning Stations

Dana says that with 41 students small groups are a must. When they are in learning stations, they are engaged and learning and often don’t even know you are teaching them.

Easy way to split up groups-pass out colored construction paper slips. Write the colors on the board with a number next to it. Students move to their number based on the color and read the directions she has posted. While students are figuring out what they are supposed to do, Dana walks around and checks on everyone to see who needs help getting started. After a set time, erase the numbers next to the colors and write the new numbers to help students rotate.

Example of a center:

Another example:

Teaching students to be independent:

Some tech, some paper, something with a partner--make sure the stations are varied. Dana doesn’t use technology in every station. Repeat the activity with different content so that students are familiar with the activity.

Different types of centers:

4-3-2-1

        4- I’ve got this and can teach it

        3-I’m fine and don’t need help--leave me alone

        2-I’m almost there but I have a couple questions

        1-I’m lost!

@danajohnston2

denstardana@gmail.com

https://goo/gl/eey7do

Using Discovery Images to…

By Conni Mulligan

Notes located on her wikispace. Click here.

Wednesday sessions:

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

All of my resources can be found at this link!

Trandisciplinary Learning with DE Techbook by Patti Duncan

Begins with video to share WHY it is important that we HAVE transdisciplinary learning.

Thematic learning is NOT transdisciplinary learning. To participate in transdisciplinary learning, you have to go ABOVE the discipline. Image

IB programs and PYP programs (UK) have heavy transdisciplinary learning emphasis and show what it looks like. DE’s STEM program does this as well.

Transdisciplinary skills (Image link)

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Don’t make excuses that you “have to teach” just so you don’t do this.

A big piece of transdisciplinary learning is getting learners out of the “me” mode!

DE Transdisciplinary Information PDF

DE - Dirty Water and Mosquitos Example

Use graphics and charts with reading (literacy) as reading data is a LITERACY issue - not a science or social studies issues. Help students FIND information and INTERPRET information. Then ask students to make a RECOMMENDATION. (Analyze - Synthesize)

In DE you can do a keyword search for “Project” and then follow with a type of project.

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You can’t do this with a simple text book. You need to think outside the box...  and you need to get REALLY good at keyword searches!

It is just as important to share with your students stories of success of people making a difference so that THEY can make a difference.

How to start: 1) think of a problem or challenge; 2) identify resources; 3) create a plan

Our kids do not leave their school buildings, walk outside, look at an issue and say, “Nope! That’s science. Not doing it.”

RELEVANCE is one of the most important parts of the transdisciplinary learning experience.

Due to social media and media integration, we are more aware of world events and are more globally minded.

Our students will work with people all over the world whether they meet them or not. #globallyminded

You CAN find the resources!

You must reflect on the process, but more importantly have your STUDENTS reflect on the process. They need to understand the relevance. Reflection is KEY.

        “What math knowledge did I need to solve this problem?”

        “What part of this process challenged me the most?”

        “What worked and what did not? How can we make it better?”

        “Who did I learn from today?”

        “How can I communicate and explain what I know?”

        “How can what I did today help solve a world/local problem?”

Bring the students back to the “bigger” picture.

A Match Made in Heaven - Program Champions

Go to DE and Professional Learning tab and scroll down Strategies and Resources and click on Educational partners.  

Together Counts: Frances Snyder Champion- Pre-K to Gr5, Lessons in Eng and Spanish. Farming spotlight resources for Gr6-8. Combines Social, Emotional and Physical and has contests for Title schools (1 page application).

TeenDrive365: In School- http://teendrive365inschool.com Free resources for classroom , Video challenge for students.

Generation Beyond - Patti Grammons Champion - http://lockheedMartin.com/GenerationBeyoneInSchool . VFTs, Reacher and student resources, student video challenge.

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Good Egg Project: http://educationstation.discoveryeducation.com/ . VFTs, Lesson plans, Digital explorations.

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Coding Beyond Code.org

Website Link - http://icreateilearn.weebly.com/coding-beyond-codeorg.html

Password - code 2016

Primary Resources

Sedley Abercrombie’s presentation:  http://bit.ly/primarydensi has all of her links from her presentation!   Shared a 13 min movie of San Fransico before the earthquake and fire. Film was captured the week before the big fire. Link to video 

Refine DE media search to find Primary Resources, there are over 5000 primary resources for students to access.

SAS Pathways as a resource- they have essential question

Wow! and How? to Engage and Individualize with Discovery Education

Workshop resources are all on DE Boards-your virtual handout!

USA http://tinyurl.com/DENSIThonus

CANADA http://tinyurl.com/DENSIThonusCA

Link to this Google Slide presentation-

http://tinyurl.com/DENSIThonusSlides

My contact info: dthonus@yahoo.com

Yoda is the greatest teacher of all time!

Steps to Individualize:

  1. What are the needs of the students?
  1. Use Kahoot.com and Quizizz.com (quiz at own pace, leaderboard at the end) to assess
  2. Use Plickers.com - quick class assessment with printed cards and your cell phone. Your account will have the different classes you set up.  You project question, students hold up a pre-printed cards, you scan room with your cell phone and the app and it captures all the answers.
  3. Raising hands and questions doesn’t typically work because all or many students don’t respond. But fist to 5 often will work IF you build the culture.
  4. Use Google Forms for Quizzes - Create a quiz that gives instant feedback
  5. Use DE Quizzes - there is a Quiz library or you can create your own. Records individual responses. Can assign them.
  6. Answer Garden - tech tool that creates an online post it note in an artsy style (everyone can contribute)
  7. PlayPosit - use for review or remediation! Youtube with questions embedded. (Requires login)
  8. GoNoodle Plus - informal
  9. Formative - goformative.com
  10. Quick jeopardy games - Jeopardylabs.com

2. Create and Curate

  1. Have teachers or students make a paper slip video! (on a topic). Great because their faces aren’t in it, so they feel more open.
  2. Make a board on DE! If content is digitally available to students they can review or revisit information at home/whenever they want.
  3. Add homemade videos to your board. Resources: https://app.discoveryeducation.com/builders/boards/assetGuid/F37E2F9B-5CC3-41E2-A553-F2415566CABC

3. Individualize Lessons or Assignments

  1. You can choose specific students in the student center to give extra assignments to
  2. Resources: https://app.discoveryeducation.com/builders/boards/assetGuid/AA46422B-850A-4424-BFF2-F737CE0FF92D

Other ideas and tips:

Inspiring Flipped Learning – Stacey Trow

 

Popplet is a great tool to capture and organise work:

https://popplet.com/

 

What is Flipped Learning? Stacey T says it is about traditional teaching happens at home giving more time in class to support students

 

Barriers to flipped learning

-          Time

-          Money

 

QR codes used:

-          On table to give pupils access to different tutorial videos created by the teacher to support activities

-          For differentiation by colour coding them dependent on level of difficulty

-          Top Tip! ‘Scan if you need help’ QR code available to pupils if they need additional support. Think of it like a TA on demand!

 

Empowered learners

-          Pupils can create their own videos to be used in class (vetted first of course…)

-          Certain pupils organised into subject specialists to create content

-          Why not create learning trailers to share with parents?

-          Reading at home with story time videos of staff and children

 

Flipped learning approaches across the board:

-          SPAG

-          Phonics

-          Maths strategies

-          EAL support

-          Subject knowledge for parents at home

STEM: Here, STEM: Now, STEM: How with Patti Duncan

(Self proclaimed Food Chemist and Educator!)        Manager, Education Consultants

We need to find ways to equip all students to find their way out of situations in life. The kids who can figure things out and make it work for them are the ones that are going to succeed in life. We need to teach these skills to all of our students so they can all be successful!

Youtube video: STEM has something for each student and statistics are proving that STEM is Working! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GWhwUN9iaY

STEM is a way of doing, STEM is a culture

How do I get them to XYZ- you can’t. You just do what you’re doing! You lead by inspiration! You be a model and don’t worry about what others are saying… grow some thicker skin.

When you problem solve, when you communicate the discipline problems go down as well as absentee rate!

STEM is for everyone! Why should only the gifted kids get to do STEM! (This is my mantra!!! I don’t want a club for STEM… I want everyone to do STEM!)

It’s not about STEM jobs, it’s about the STEM in your job… critical thinking skills, problem solving,

It’s about showing students how to use, be up, do, and utilize what they know to solve problems! The more we can help the struggling kids through inquiry, using all their skills it will teach them to problem solve on their own.

There is amazing potential and there are no limits!

STEM is appropriate for all subjects! It’s not about the disciplines it is about the skill sets! Making sure the skill sets are reinforced every day!

Students should be: self-reliant, logical thinkers, and technologically literate!

Conversations should also happen around technologies.

Be intentional in you lesson plannings… what skill sets are you including: observing, inferring, manipulating variables, designing, planning, applying, reporting

No More Boring Presentations

25 Ways to Ways to Make the Most of SOS (Susan Bowdoin)

25 Ways to Make the Most of SOS CHALLENGE!

Let’s see if we can collaboratively gather 25 (or more) ideas for

making the best use of SOS in K-12 classrooms!

1

XOXO is a good way to get students talking (and summarizing!)

2

Three Truths and One LIe

3

Six word stories are versatile...summarize, reflect, inquire...

4

AEIOU

5

Mash up Fishbowl and Whittle it down… watch the video and get two perspectives, do the fishbowl chat, summarise discussions and then whittle it down to five key words on each side of the argument.

6

Mash up Whittle It Down with Concept Circle - students select 4 words from the class share to be used in the Concept Circle

7

Fold, Draw, Learn can be twisted either by doing it in the opposite way OR swapping a written definition with either the picture or the word

8

Begin to share tech tools to use with each strategy.

9

Six Word Story - Use an exit ticket

10

Paper Slide - remember to use your words - but “silent” can be effective

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Three Truths & One Lie - cooperative learning opportunity

12

XOXO - play tic tac toe to allow for discussion

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Tweet, Tweet - Use other classes and throughout the world

14

Mashup of Paper Slide and Snowball Fight

15

Keep it Fresh… Try different strategies

16

Try to make reusable

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Whittle It Down (Twist) - Use index cards. Give a full size index card, a half size index card, and a ¼ size index card. Follow steps on the PDF (having students summarize main ideas - not necessarily vocab) but have them record on index cards.

18

Connect - Extend - Challenge with Four to One (Mash Up)  - Follow the PDF directions for Connect-Extend-Challenge and then have students answer the questions with a Four to One image “answer” either drawing or using PicCollage or Google Slides.

19

Whittle it Down and Gone Fishing Mashup

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The Power of the SOS Strategies is Sharing them and making them available to others

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Idea for The DE SOS Team: create a matrix of strategies and Apps/websites that work well with them for

22

Idea for The DE SOS Team: create a suggested list of strategy mashes and twists

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24

25

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Picture It!

STEM- More than just science, technology, engineering, and math!

Dean Shareski -boring presentations

Pechaflickr.org. Presenting using photos from Flickr

Compfight.com  search based on terms like licensing.

Pixabay.com

Google advanced rights changing

Awesome Screenshot,

Wordswag ($4.99) iOS text on photos , Haikudeck iOS making presentations,

Squared5.com MPEG Streamclip

Http://shareski.ca/Y/whyde 


Give Them What They Need: Professional Development  - Rachel Yurk

Presentation

ryurk@cedarburg.k12.wi.us or yurkwi@gmail.com 

 https://padlet.com/ryurk/p6mfl6jn5dbr - padlet for us to share ideas

Professional Learning should translate into practice - changing and impacting the classroom.

Professional learning log/reflection

Digital Teacher Challenge:

Learning in the Loo

PubPD - #pubPD or Coffee Chats

Patio PD…. - Google Hangouts

Middle School Librarians

Sources for identifying books for young adult readers

Destiny- have students write book reviews to help you know what they like/don’t like and are/are not reading

Nerdy Book Club  https://nerdybookclub.wordpress.com 

National Awards

State Awards

Battle of the Books  http://www.battleofthebooks.org 

Forest of Reading- Ontario Library Association

Donalyn  Miller  https://bookwhisperer.com 

Tiffany Whitehead  http://www.mightylittlelibrarian.com 

Jon Schu   http://mrschureads.blogspot.com 

This Kid Reviews Books   https://thiskidreviewsbooks.com

Jr. Intermediate Picture Book section-  books with

Consider having conversations with students about more mature content in books so they are prepared and know that it is OK to close the book and bring it back to find something that is a better fit

Colllaborating with teachers

Get Your Family to Drink the DEN Kool-Aid

Student Storytellers

@Laudankirk

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwEGt_h5x5jkH3wszUNheEg

Goal: We’d like to get our information on what we’re doing in our school out to our communities

If we expect someone else to tell our story, it will not represent what we’re really doing

Get Permission: Videotape students (make sure to have legal forms signed by parents)

2 year, 3 mil dollar grant: Digital Promise is backed by Verizon and also funded by federal dollars: Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

Student Storytellers

  1. Many times if you have a video ready or information ready for the news, they will run it
  2. Can also invite media out to big events!

Story Map- Mind Mapping

DENSI Mindmap  sample mind map

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  1. Wide shot is to establish location (usually shot, you have to be far from) this is location shot!
  2. Medium shot is like DENMazing race egg smashing on head, KungFu movies are a ton of medium shots
  3. Close ups or extreme close ups (unconference schedule), add depth, can see people’s reactions

              Use terminology with students to get better product

     Activity Idea:

Tip: Hard part is planning the story, so invest time in the story.

Seth and Missy Breakout

https://padlet.com/jwenger3/Breakout

DENbrarians Notes

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V5k0Ocq75xNrkrWDAwtiybiW-wwW2LbZl_SKVomQSOk/edit 

International Collaboration - James Massey

Link to slides:

https://discovery.box.com/s/11spfqzgml08sqlnpzv2dua3qmetm2p4

Link to collaboration Padlet:

https://padlet.com/jamesmassey100/qjrjytavs7kn

Unconference: Techbook with Patti Duncan

Goals:

  1. Overview of TB
  2. Brainstorm - What can we do to help move new users to become more advanced users in terms of user experience? (For Julia)

Enhancements to Science Techbook

  1. User Experience
  1. Updates to look more streamlined on a one column design
  1. Tool Bar has moved to the side (Language changes, Reading Level Changes)
  1. More Tools
  1. Teacher Dashboard
  2. Teacher View to Toggle On and Off
  3. Model lesson still exists and will be at the top when teacher view is toggled on. This is a suggested pathway. All the teacher resources you will need including hands on activities. Hand 2 Mind sells kits, but all materials can be purchased easily from most stores.
  4. Student tools- whiteboard- great for adding in an image and labeling, or graphing, then save and submit.
  1. Student Notebook
  1. Highlights with colors are saved in student notebook
  2. Notes are saved too
  3. Saved over time in the correct concept of TB
  4. You can add notes straight to the notrbook
  5. Print it out for review
  6. New version coming of the notebook (possibilities!)
  1. Turn it in button coming
  2. Upload images/diagrams/charts
  3. Split screen
  1. ELaborate with STEM
  1. STEM in ACtion
  1. Real world careers related to concept
  1. STEM Project Starters

For Julia:

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Minecraft Edu

Heather E.

Minecraft EDU is free this summer.

There’s a Minecraft Edu wiki

Can I Get Credit for That?

Martha Snider

The premise for this unconference session is to discuss options for providing college credit for educators who participate in DEN activities, workshops, and institutes.

Educators love to get college credit so that they can advance in their profession.

As Martha led fall and spring DEN Ambassador groups, she worked with Fresno Pacific University to create two 2-unit parallel courses, Digital Media Technology Applications I and II.

TEC 1806 https://goo.gl/NrVB7Z and TEC 1817 https://goo.gl/Isi5Nj 

If you have a connection to a college or university, you can use Martha’s course outlines as a base to develop your own DEN Ambassador courses. Yet, be mindful that that the DEN Ambassador program has changed a bit from last year. Therefore, Martha will be updating both courses as soon as the new release done.

Here are links to the Fresno Pacific University Courses. TEC 1806 https://goo.gl/6Ns9MK 

TEC 1817 https://goo.gl/MfWdDN 

Peter Panico- Breakout.edu

Traci Blazosky- Breakout.edu

Global Project Ideas with Hugh McDonald

  1. Favorite Holidays
  2. Invent a holiday

SOS Mashes and Twists

Susan Bowdoin

susankbowdoin@gmail.com

Picture It

4 to 1

Picture It

Paper Slide and 3-2-1

Picture It

Quick Conference

Picture It

Table Top Texting

Picture It

Vocabulary Stepping Stones and then Table Top Texting

Pre-identify 5 words that students need to hone in on.  In their text response they’d have to use the words in a sentence

Picture It with identified vocabulary words

Vocabulary Stepping Stones

At the end of the lesson students would match the picture with the correct vocabulary work

Yes, No, Maybe So

Picture It

Silence is Goldent

Yes, No, Maybe So

Yes, No, Maybe So

Half the Picture

Step inside

Matthew Haydon

Implementing technology across the curriculum for reluctant teachers.