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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
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
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
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
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)
Hall Davidson, Discovery Education
Room 103 at 11:10 AM
Kelly Hines, Discovery Education
firstname.lastname@example.org ~ @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
Listening and Speaking Skills
Sound Effects in DE
SOS Strategies that specifically address strengthening listening skills (Surround Sound, Shake It Up Baby)
Investigative and Hands-On
Whaddaya Know Quiz Show
Hands-On Activities within DE
More Learning Stations from UnConference
Digital Explorations attached to Virtual Field Trips
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
Cereal box or magazine holder for supplies
Small write on/wipe off white boards
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
Sedley Abercrombie: Using Primary Sources
Creating Learning Stations:
- Jennifer Hall ~ @apsitjen
(Click on Quick sheets & tutorials, then click on Green Screen & Video for all resources)
Jen's presentation link
Tony Vincent’s templates - Planning sheets for iMovie trailers- http://learninginhand.com/blog/2014/8/6/plan-a-better-imovie-trailer-with-these-pdfs
**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)
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.
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,
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
c. Fryer Model
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)
Experiments, Online Research, Interviews, Surveys, Classroom Visits
PSAs, Brochures, Blog Posts, Websites, Fund Raisers
Example: Created a Video
Mission Statement - Student created video regarding rules and responsibilities
Throughout a consistent
Project Booth: First challenge
Documenting written, interactive notebooks and video (feedback)
There are million ways to assess: IT’S ABOUT the PROCESS
Authentic assessment tool
Other Resources: (Pic)
Teaching Science with Interactive Notebooks
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.
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 -
All 4th graders have free membership to all national parks.
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.
“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!
11:10 with Kelly Hines
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
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,
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
Room 103 at 1:00 PM
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”).
Needs to have a driving question.
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:
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- 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
By Conni Mulligan
Notes located on her wikispace. Click here.
All of my resources can be found at this link!
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)
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.
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.
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.
Good Egg Project: http://educationstation.discoveryeducation.com/ . VFTs, Lesson plans, Digital explorations.
Website Link - http://icreateilearn.weebly.com/coding-beyond-codeorg.html
Password - code 2016
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
Workshop resources are all on DE Boards-your virtual handout!
Link to this Google Slide presentation-
My contact info: email@example.com
Yoda is the greatest teacher of all time!
Steps to Individualize:
2. Create and Curate
3. Individualize Lessons or Assignments
Other ideas and tips:
Inspiring Flipped Learning – Stacey Trow
Popplet is a great tool to capture and organise work:
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
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!
- 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:
- Maths strategies
- EAL support
- Subject knowledge for parents at home
(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
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!
XOXO is a good way to get students talking (and summarizing!)
Three Truths and One LIe
Six word stories are versatile...summarize, reflect, inquire...
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.
Mash up Whittle It Down with Concept Circle - students select 4 words from the class share to be used in the Concept Circle
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
Begin to share tech tools to use with each strategy.
Six Word Story - Use an exit ticket
Paper Slide - remember to use your words - but “silent” can be effective
Three Truths & One Lie - cooperative learning opportunity
XOXO - play tic tac toe to allow for discussion
Tweet, Tweet - Use other classes and throughout the world
Mashup of Paper Slide and Snowball Fight
Keep it Fresh… Try different strategies
Try to make reusable
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.
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.
Whittle it Down and Gone Fishing Mashup
The Power of the SOS Strategies is Sharing them and making them available to others
Idea for The DE SOS Team: create a matrix of strategies and Apps/websites that work well with them for
Idea for The DE SOS Team: create a suggested list of strategy mashes and twists
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.
Google advanced rights changing
Wordswag ($4.99) iOS text on photos , Haikudeck iOS making presentations,
Squared5.com MPEG Streamclip
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.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
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
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
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
Story Map- Mind Mapping
DENSI Mindmap sample mind map
Use terminology with students to get better product
Tip: Hard part is planning the story, so invest time in the story.
Seth and Missy Breakout
Link to slides:
Link to collaboration Padlet:
Enhancements to Science Techbook
Minecraft EDU is free this summer.
There’s a Minecraft Edu wiki
Can I Get Credit for That?
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
Global Project Ideas with Hugh McDonald
4 to 1
Paper Slide and 3-2-1
Table Top Texting
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
Silence is Goldent
Yes, No, Maybe So
Yes, No, Maybe So
Half the Picture
Implementing technology across the curriculum for reluctant teachers.