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Integrating Technology into the 21 st Century Classroom. Thursday, February 26 th , 2009 Brockton Public Schools Instructional Technology Department Marybeth O’Brien Kathleen Buckley.

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Integrating technology into the 21 st century classroom

Integrating Technology into the 21st Century Classroom

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Brockton Public Schools

Instructional Technology Department

Marybeth O’Brien

Kathleen Buckley


Workshop objective

  • The goal of this workshop is to introduce users to a few integration techniques that will make teaching with technology more useful for both educators and their students. The day will be broken into 3 mini segments; Overview of Discovery Education Streaming, integrating discovery tools into PowerPoint and Movie Maker, and an overview of RSS, Blogging, and WIKI’s as a means of communicating and sharing your products and lectures. You will be provided with a selection of resources that will allow you to take materials home and “play” or explore.

Workshop Objective


What is your vision for your 21 st century classroom

  • Apple’s education vision is a world in which all learners are empowered to discover their own special genius, Their mission is to provide a digital learning environment that supports the way students live and how they want to learn.

  • ISTE’s mission to provide leadership and service to improve teaching and learning by advancing the effective use of technology in education.

  • Adobe focuses specifically on creativity in education, helping children to think creatively, communicate effectively, and work collaboratively.

  • MassCUE is dedicated to providing quality professional growth experiences for educators that support the infusion of technology into instruction and advocate for the transformation of education in the information age.

What is your vision for your 21st Century Classroom?


Agenda

  • Introduction to Discovery Education Streaming

  • Digital Media Integration Strategies

    • I. PowerPoint Presentations the POP!

    • II. Movie Maker : Introduction to Pod Casting

  • Web 2.0 Unwrapped

    • An introduction to Blogs, Wiki’s, RSS, & CLOUD accounts

Agenda


Discovery education streaming

  • Discovery Education streaming is a digital video-based learning resource scientifically proven to increase student achievement.

  • Robust digital library

    • 8,000+ full length videos

    • 87,000 video segments

    • Thousands of audio files, lesson plans, & images

    • Planet Earth, Shark Week, Myth Busters, Time Warp, Bill Nye

    • Access to videos and programs before launched primetime

  • User friendly interface

    • Search for assets by MA state curriculum standards

    • Lesson Plan Library & Thematic Focus Units

    • Differentiated instructional techniques

    • Rich up to date media content

    • Teacher Resource Center Tools

    • Interactive Atlas & Calendar

    • Assignment, Quiz, and Writing Prompt Builders

    • Educator Network Community

Discovery Education Streaming


Agenda1

  • Introduction to Discovery Education Streaming

  • Digital Media Integration Strategies

    • I. PowerPoint Presentations the POP!

    • II. Movie Maker : Introduction to Pod Casting

  • Web 2.0 Unwrapped

    • An introduction to Blogs, Wiki’s, RSS, & CLOUD accounts

Agenda


Powerpoint and multi media presentations

A few key terms

Hyperlinking = linking to a website, video, document or slide that is different or outside of your current presentation

Advantage – fast forward/rewind control

Disadvantage – opens a different window, you leave your presentation

Embedding = placing a document, video, sound, image, etc within the framework of your slide

Advantage – looks pretty, you stay within your presentation

Disadvantage – lose ability to fast forward and rewind

PowerPoint and Multi-Media Presentations


Cloud computing sky drives

  • Synchronizes data including digital media in real time

  • Simultaneously updates configured media devices/hard drives

  • Benefits

    • Free

    • Access your files and address book anywhere

    • All in one location for e-mail, file storage, address book, bookmarked websites and more

  • How do you get a Cloud Account? You may already have one….

    • Google

    • Windows Live

    • MobileMe

    • Yahoo!

  • Research it here:

  • Cloud Computing looms…Corp Horizon

  • Hello Cloud Storage

Cloud Computing/Sky drives


How do i get a cloud account you may already have one

Research it here:

Cloud Computing looms…Corp Horizon

Hello Cloud Storage

  • MobileMe… guided tour

  • Yahoo!

  • Google

  • Windows Live

  • Box.net

  • Mozy.com

How do I get a Cloud Account? You may already have one….


Let s go get one

  • Choose a Site: Free and Multi-Purpose

    • MobileMe… guided tourYahoo!

    • GoogleWindows Live

  • Save a File

    • Go to P: Drive; Student Videos; Huntington; Obrien; Training; CLOUD

    • Make corrections

    • Upload, movie, file, image

Let’s Go Get One!


Rss real simple syndication

Definition:

  • News aggregator or feed that provides easier access to frequently updated content on the internet

  • Typically text only…sifts out the heavy html and graphics

  • No need to check your favorite sites for new info, instead your feed will let you know

  • Enables you to “subscribe” and have up-to-date content delivered to your computer or PDA

    Integration Strategies

  • Create an Aggregator for useful news sites

  • Create a folder for specific topics

    Supported Sites

RSS: Real Simple Syndication


Let s go get one1

  • Choose a Site: Free and Multi-Purpose

    • MobileMe… guided tourYahoo!

    • GoogleWindows Live

  • Save a File

    • Go to P: Drive; Student Videos; Huntington; Obrien; Training; CLOUD

    • Make corrections

    • Upload, movie, file, image

Let’s Go Get One!


Weblog blog

Definition:

  • An online journal (reverse Chronology) or commentary

    Variations:

  • Spice it up with video, audio, graphics etc.

  • Maintained regularly

  • Blog as a suffix…focus becomes the prefix

  • artblog, photoblog, sketchblog, foodblog…edublog…etc

    Integration Strategies

  • Write a summary of the day for absent students or parents

  • Students write their own news stories

  • Record opinions of the

    Supported Sites

    Great Examples

  • Infotech w/ Mr. LosikLearning Now

  • Wicked Decent LearningMoving at the Speed of Creativity

  • Media MattersKathy Schrock

Weblog: BLOG


Let s go get one2

  • Choose a Site: Free and Multi-Purpose

    • MobileMe… guided tourYahoo!

    • GoogleWindows Live

  • Save a File

    • Go to P: Drive; Student Videos; Huntington; Obrien; Training; CLOUD

    • Make corrections

    • Upload, movie, file, image

Let’s Go Get One!


Microblogging twitter

Definition

Short post to inform others of what is going on, new, or a must see/do

Integration Strategies

  • Remind your students of an assignment due date

  • Hyperlink to an article, video, or website

  • Link them to a YouTube, teacher tube, podcast

  • Provide them with the link to your newly made Discovery Assignment!

  • Simulate a scavenger hunt or field trip/during a field trip

    Supported Sites

    Great Feeds

  • EducationWeekHallDavidson DENBBC Education

MicroBlogging: Twitter


Let s go get one3

  • Choose a Site: Free and Multi-Purpose

    • MobileMe… guided tourYahoo!

    • GoogleWindows Live

  • Save a File

    • Go to P: Drive; Student Videos; Huntington; Obrien; Training; CLOUD

    • Make corrections

    • Upload, movie, file, image

Let’s Go Get One!


Wiki quick and dirty

Definition:

  • Origin: Hawaiian word “wiki-wiki” meaning quick or fast

  • Website without the need for knowledge of html or css codes

  • Enables different users to publish documents and create links between documents

    Variations:

  • Spice it up with video, audio, graphics etc.

  • Maintained regularly

  • Blog as a suffix…focus becomes the prefix

    • artblog, photoblog, sketchblog, foodblog…edublog…etc

      Integration Strategies

  • Create a homepage with links to important homework materials

  • Tool for communicating back and forth for feedback

  • Students can post work, you post feedback

  • Post an assignment, students complete it and post, other users reply or edit

    Supported Sites

    Great Examples

  • Infotech w/ Mr. LosikLearning NowMedia Matters

  • Wicked Decent LearningMoving at the Speed of Creativity

WIKI: Quick and Dirty


Let s go get one4

  • Choose a Site: Free and Multi-Purpose

    • MobileMe… guided tourYahoo!

    • GoogleWindows Live

  • Save a File

    • Go to P: Drive; Student Videos; Huntington; Obrien; Training; CLOUD

    • Make corrections

    • Upload, movie, file, image

Let’s Go Get One!


Podcasting aka 21 st century radio shows

Definition:

  • Audio or video file that is published to the web for others to subscribe

    Integration Strategies for Teachers

  • Record your objectives

  • Daily message to students

  • Assignment description

    Integration Strategies for Students

  • Read a story (fluency)

  • Record a News report

  • Interview a partner

    Supported Sites

    Great Examples

  • EPNWebRadio Willow WebEducation.Podcast

PodCastingaka 21st Century Radio Shows


Let s go get one5

  • Choose a Site: Free and Multi-Purpose

    • MobileMe… guided tourYahoo!

    • GoogleWindows Live

  • Save a File

    • Go to P: Drive; Student Videos; Huntington; Obrien; Training; CLOUD

    • Make corrections

    • Upload, movie, file, image

Let’s Go Get One!


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