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  1. Harnessing the Power of Technology NAGC 2011 Cindy Sheets cindysheets@smsd.org cindysheets.weebly.com

  2. Podcasting The World IS Your Stage

  3. Tools of the Trade Myna

  4. GarageBand

  5. Garageband Tutorial

  6. What Makes It Great?

  7. EL in Action • Problem Based Learning

  8. Learning in Hand http://learninginhand.com/OurCity

  9. The World as an Audience • RADIJOJO-founder Thomas Röhlinger • Founded in 2003, located in Berlin, Germany • http://www.across-the-ocean.org/ Creative Commons license Public Domain

  10. Storytelling Science Social Studies Final Sharing – Reports and Research Home/School communication What we learned today . . . Examples: EMS The Body Speaks What About Content? Currently Sportscast of the First Olympics

  11. Digital Storytelling

  12. STORYTELLING is the way we have communicated since our earliest ancestors gathered around a campfire. http://www.flickr.com/photos/eugeni_dodonov/4743512951/

  13. Digital Storytelling The stories and anecdotes we share with one another are the way we let each other know who we are, what we care about, where we come from, where we are going and, most importantly, what we care about. http://www.flickr.com/photos/frankjuarez/461208642/sizes/o/in/photostream/

  14. What Makes it Great?

  15. Digital storytelling allows students to share their stories outside of the traditional written form. • Creative • art, writing, performance, and technological skills.create their own visual media (art work, photo or video) or collect memorabilia • current event • community problem • historical story • personal story.

  16. 21st Century Skills Digital citizenship is critical: • Demonstrate creativity and innovation • Communicate and collaborate • Conduct research and use information • Think critically, solve problems, and make decisions • Use technology effectively and productively

  17. Digital Storytelling LiveBinder • This LiveBinder has a variety of resources for teachers and students, including web sites for locating images and sounds that can be used freely. • http://livebinders.com/play/present?id=132586

  18. Inquiry Research • Inquiry research is question based- factual information is used to answer a “big” question • Seminar - group of 2-4 students – presentation goal

  19. How is global warming affecting the arctic animals? • What animal could be considered the “king” of the various habitats? • How does TV influence the behavior of children? • Collapse of the Hyatt Skywalk • Benefits and drawbacks in human cloning • The many “hats” of Dr. Seuss

  20. Resources for organizing and saving your work: • Google Forms (surveys) • Google Docs http://docs.google.com • Word/Page • PowerPoint/Keynote • http://www.zotero.org • Firefox, Chrome & Safari Bibliography • http://www.bibme.org • http://citationmachine.net

  21. Resources for Locating Information • iTunes U (iTunes software) • Ted Talks http://ted.com • Smithsonian http://www.si.edu • other museums (AMNH, UCMP) • Library Of Congress http://www.loc.gov • National Archives http://www.archives.gov • NASA http://www.nasa.gov • Jason Project http://www.jason.org • Skype http://skype.com Think Outside the Box

  22. Sharing Your Work • scribd, http://www.scribd.com • publishing original documents • Glogster and GlogsterEdu • Poster yourself - Make your interactive poster easily and share it with friends. Mix Images, Text, Music and Video. • http://glogsteredu.edu.glogster.com/ • Weeblyhttp://www.weebly.com • create a free web page • Prezihttp://prezi.com • create amazing presentation online • Simple Booklet http://simplebooklet.com/index.php#

  23. What Makes it Great?

  24. Create a Web Page

  25. Prezi • Unique presentation tool • Create and present online • Can be downloaded – saved to disc

  26. “ . . . the teacher is learning at the same time as the kids and with the kids. Unless you do that, you'll never get out of the bind of what the teachers can do is limited by what they were taught to do when they went to school.” • Seymour Papert

  27. QR Codes http://www.qrstuff.com