ISTE 2012 Takeaways
Day 1 Keynote
Sir Ken Robinson (@SirKenRobinson) with Shawn Covell, Marc Prensky, and Mayim Bialik (@missmayim)
- Holly Jobe (ISTE President) opening welcome
- Book by Ken: Out of our Minds; Learning to be Creative
- Book is 10 years old and he is finishing up a re-write as EVERYTHING has changed
- Education sits now at an important crossroads.
- Gov’ts are trying to figure out what to do
- People are becoming fed up with policy makers
- We have a suffocating culture of standardization - we need just the opposite.
- we need a systemic shift in our educational culture
- What do we keep in our heads and what do we outsource to our machines?
- What do brains and minds do better than machines
- Teachers: Empathy
- Students: Passion
- Passion will lead us to achievement. We need to help our students to find their passion
- We need to overexpect from our students!
- Feel the fear and do it anyways = COURAGE
- Personalized learning should not be considered alternative
- If there is something that you don’t like, for God’s sake, don’t get good at it
- The heart of education will never change.
- Technology is not technology if it happened before you were born. It’s just a utility.
Tools and Apps: What, Why, When, and How
Gwen Solomon, Web Editor, DLE TechLearning
- safeshare.tv for schools who block Youtube
- class parrot
- remind 101
- Class pager
- creates a hub where students can text from their phone. As a teacher, you “text” from your computer.
- Talking Tom: You speak, and the cat plays it back in a funny voice. Strange app, but Kids love it. Great for speech and language
- App: Bankaroo
- Present.me Great for flipping classroom
- Edmodo - there is an app for that.
- App: Educreations nice whiteboard drawing app
Standards for Us - The New NETS-C for Technology Coaches
Jo Williamson and Traci Redish
- ISTE also has NETS for admin and Tech Director (TD) - I couldn’t find the TD standards. I think it’s coming soon.
- NETS-C components
- 6 standards
- 28 elements (Performance Indicators)
- They have done away with Performance Tasks (there used to be 78)
- Shared Vision, Strategic Planning, Advocacy, Innovation/Change
- Teaching, Learning and Assessment
- Content/technology standards, research-based learning, meaningful/relevant learning, creativity, higher-order thinking, differentiation, instructional design, assessment, data analysis
- Digital age learning environments
- Classroom management, online/blended learning, selecting adaptive/assistive tec, basic troubleshooting, selecting digital resources, communication/collaboration w/community
- Prof. Dev and Program eval
- Needs assessment, professional learning, evaluation
- Digital equity, safe/legal/healthy/ethical use, diversity/cultural understanding/global awareness
- Content Knowledge and Prof Growth.
- Emerging technologies, TPACK (Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge), technology skills, technology standards, organizational change, leadership, project management, adult learning
- Coaches inspire others (teachers) to change/modify/improve their practice
- Modeling is a key element of what a coach does
- Coaches rubric will possibly be coming out this August
Student-Centered Interactive E-Portfolios with Google Apps
- We finally have the tools to do eportfolios well
- Simon Sinek’s Golden Circle
- Student-managed electronic learning portfolio should be used as a persistent learning record to help students:
- develop the self-awareness to set their own learning goals
- express their own views of their strengths, weaknesses, and achievements
- and take responsibility for them
- We need to balance the approach for implementing portfolios balancing:
- Student-centered and school-centered
- Facebook’s timeline is a type of portfolio (but she doesn’t suggest using this with students)
- Leonardo DaVinci was the first portfolio keeper/creator
- The purpose drives the process and content
- Your portfolio is your story. Tell it with pride!
- Book: Portfolio Life
- Book: Managing Oneself
- We can use our portfolios to get to know ourselves
- Portfolios and social networking are very similar
- Why Google? Because it is an integrated ecosystem and your information can be transferred whenever.
- Creating an ePortfolio
- Storage = Google Docs/Drive
- Reflective Journal = Blogger or Google Sites Announcements page type
- Presentation = Google Sites
- Step 1: Create a collection of work in Google Docs
- use your mobile device to capture images, audio, video
- Reflective Journal - blog entries over time
- Taxonomy of reflection
- What? So What? Now What?
- Self-Regulated Learning
- Planning (Goal Setting)
- Doing (Capture the Moment)
- Level 1: Collection
- Level 2: Collection + Reflection
- Level 3: Selection and Presentation
- CQ + PQ > IQ (Friedman, 2006)
Curiosity + Passion > Intelligence
- Develop multimedia artifacts through pbl with ocs and Learning with Laptops
- Engage students in Reflection to facilitate deep learning throught
- Portfolios should be more conversation than presentation
- Teachers should build portfolios themselves - best way to learn
NETS-Aligned Resources that Strengthen Digital Age Learning
Lynn Nolan - ISTE
- This was a disappointing session that just showcased corporations and their products... #leftearly
- Boo, that’s too bad! - heather
Google Lit Trips - New Directions / New Opportunities
Jerome Burg email@example.com
- Google Lit Trips combine modern technology with wisdom of the ages and create an engaged relevant learning experience
- Google Earth is the book, the place markers are the chapters.
- Students can tell their own stories about a part of their life with Google Lit Trips
Top Ten Tips for Going Google
Jared Covili, with Tim Stack, Jared Fawson
- In the spreadsheet section of Google Forms go to insert > script and type flubaroo in the search section, it will take the spreadsheet and score it.
- Go to settings within G-Cal and scroll down for embed code to embed calendar into your blog/website
- Settings > Labs “Enable Attachments” allows you to have attachments within an appt
- When you create a G-Site use the templates and do a search for the type of site you want. IE “Webquests” or “Student ePortfolios”
- Create placemarks to add information, links, photos, and embed videos
- Use the little clock at the bottom of the page for historical imagery.
- Voice Search (microphone next to search box)
- drag and drop a photo into google image search and it will search for where that image appears online
- Gear > Advanced Search; Search by:
- Reading Level
- File Type
- Usage Rights
- Free phone number voice.google.com
- you give out the phone number and people can call you on the computer
- You can also record the call (great for podcasting if you are interviewing someone)
- With recorded calls you can download, email, embed, and edit the transcript
- Allows you to forward your Google Voice phone to other phones.
- integrate with Google Docs
- Record hangout and have it directly upload to your Youtube account
Growing Digital: Grassroots Google Integration for Staff and Students
Peter Pasque, Ann Arbor Skyline High School with Kristal Jaaskelainen
- Use Google Sites for the Table of Contents for the student’s online work (google docs and other work)
- Login to your Google Apps account
- Create a site
- Create a doc
- Link the doc to the site
- Share the Site
- Create a form for all of your classes with their Name, Google Sites address and other info
- Have students set share settings to anyone with the link - students don’t share directly with the teacher because it’s too crazy.
- Student Learning Networks (SLNs)
- online location where students organize their academic resources, research, and share their finished products with peers
- kids create a Google Site to keep track of their online lives by embedding calendars, Evernote Widget, gmail, Edmodo, and linking to sites the kid uses often
- They also create pages of their schedule, classes, etc.
1:1 Computing in the Primary Grades
Shelly Luke Willie, Chadwick International School with Gary Stager @garystager
- Young people have a remarkable capacity for intensity
- Kids need to own their own computer - they will take care of it better. Nobody washes a rental car.
- 1:1 laptops make good teachers better, great teachers greater, and bad teachers worse.
- You can change the notification section to uncheck the alerts if you are getting too many emails
- Create a group for each subject (RLA, Math, etc), or just for all grade 3 students
- Once you create a group, it creates a code and give the code to your students
- they then create an acct and join the group
- You control the group, delete posts and make students read only as a type of timeout
- you can also moderate all posts and replies
- There is no private messaging between students, only through the group
- You can post a question, a video, a poll
- you can create assignments and quizzes and it adds it to yours and the students calendars.
- With assignments you can grade them, annotate on docs
- You can also email parents the parent code and they will be able to see what their child is doing.
Using Web 2.0 Tools to Collaborate and Engage in the Classroom
Link to Presentation
- Always create a rubric which includes responsible use of the tool. If you make people throw up during a PPT or Prezi presentation, you have not succeeded.
- Idea when using Wallwisher: Comment on students posts by placing a post-it on their post-its. Example: Word of the day. Students use the word of the day to create a sentence using that word.
- Blabberize: Use your own photos or get one off the web and record your voice. Makes the mouth in the photo move as you speak. Make sure to keep the kids focused...
- You can also do 2 mouths (example of Lewis and Clark in a debate)
- Wigflip allows you to put speech bubbles on a photo - simple and easy to use. Potential for a quick writing activity
- Readwritethink.org - Nice Acrostic Poem generator.
- Wordle/Taxedo: Wordle 2 presidential inaugural speeches and have students try to figure out which belongs to whom. Example from session: 2 wordles of the ISTE standards, one from 2008 the other from 1998 (or some earlier year) and we had to figure out which was which (I got it correct, btw)
- Using Google Earth - Bring the World Into your Classroom
21 Apps for Digital Age Learning
Mindy Tilley, Fort Leavenworth USD 207 with Jana Craig Hare, Tyler Fowler, Liddell Hobin, Alan Landever, Keith Mispagael and Geri Parscale
Featured apps w/video examples
- you take a photo and it takes that photo and creates it with dots. Great for art class
- Puppet Pals - use to re-create a story students have recently read
- Show Me - Create quick instructional movies
- Idea: Take a photo of a worksheet and then have students work out the problems while explaining their thinking.
- Create a toon by going through all of the story elements: setup conflict, challenge, resolution, etc
- Record your voice as you move the characters
- Adds music to go along with emotional feeling of current story element
- Upload finished video to your toon tube acct. Cannot upload to your photo library.
Apps, Apps Everywhere: Top iPad Apps for Digital Age Learning
Kimberly LaPrairie, Sam Houston State University with Daphne Johnson and Marilyn Rice
- Base your apps selection based on blooms taxonomy of apps
- Idea Sketch
- Groupboard - Interactive, collaborative whiteboard for brainstorming
- Quick Graph - Good for math teachers
- Adobe Ideas - Brainstorming app
- MeeGenius - Bookshelf with books that kids can read, but you can also create your own.
- Animation HD - Allows you to create animations over backgrounds
- Rainbow Sentences - basic language app for little kids
- iSentences - shows a photo and students create sentence about the photo
- iCardSort - brainstorming tool that helps you to visually organize ideas quickly
- Xperia HD - great for science. Allows for 3d viewing of scientific concepts
- Side by Side - allows you to take 2 different websites, put them side by side and analyze them, while taking notes
- Paper Helper - Internet on one side; note taking space on the other side
- PuppetPals HD
- iConversation - create a conversation by showing you a photo and then asking questions like, how would you start out this conversation?