SAMPLE: Digital & Media Literacy School Map

The landscape of digital media and innovation at a K-5 school.

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1. Digital Resources

1.1. Software

1.1.1. Online Grade Books

1.1.1.1. Engrade (within Google Apps)

1.1.1.2. Jupiter Grades

1.1.1.3. Skedula

1.1.2. MindMeister Graphic Organizer

1.1.3. Diigo bookmarking

1.1.4. iMovie

1.1.5. Voicethread

1.1.6. Screencapture & image annotation: Jing

1.1.7. shared Twitter accounts @bsi686

1.1.7.1. "micro" blog by kids

1.1.7.2. lessons learned, take-aways, quotes, news... by kids for the parent "followers" and to archive learning over time.

1.1.7.3. format teaches brevity

1.1.8. Photobooth

1.1.9. Google Docs

1.1.9.1. Google Presentations (like powerpoint)

1.1.9.2. Google Forms

1.1.9.2.1. leave a survey for your kids on your class blog -- display results as a graph

1.1.9.2.2. students post quizzes for classmates

1.1.9.2.3. Flubaroo auto-quiz assessments

1.1.9.3. Store photos of

1.1.10. Google Custom Maps

1.1.11. Google Apps

1.2. BSI Google Apps for Education

1.2.1. [email protected]

1.2.1.1. can forward to other email accounts

1.2.1.2. conversations are grouped

1.2.2. Google Sites

1.2.2.1. The place to share finished resources with students & parents

1.2.2.2. (TBD) organized by unit, and resources from Google Docs are linked

1.2.2.3. photos, forms, newsletters, student work

1.2.3. Google Calendar

1.2.3.1. staff events

1.2.3.2. public events

1.2.3.3. personal/class calendars (optional)

1.2.4. Google Docs

1.2.4.1. within bsi686.org accounts

1.2.4.2. using "conversations" feature in the margins while collaborating on documents (try it by highlighting some text and clicking "Insert + Comment".

1.2.4.3. creating a "portal" of shared folders called curriculum resources"collections"

1.2.5. future: Student Portfolios using Apps Accounts

1.2.5.1. 3rd Grade Google Docs Spring 2012?

1.2.5.1.1. start account with Docs

1.2.5.1.2. might allow them to blog on the class website

1.2.5.1.3. goals

1.2.5.2. 4th grade pilot in 2012-2013?

1.2.5.2.1. students manage limited accounts

1.2.5.2.2. all written work is archived in docs

1.2.5.2.3. Sites could be where they showcase their best work -- teachers would make recommendations for what to include in the portfolio site.

1.2.5.2.4. images of any written work can be photographed and uploaded to Docs

1.2.5.2.5. Docs & Sites to start

1.2.6. PD: How to use your Apps

1.2.6.1. Getting everyone Logged in to Google Apps

1.2.6.1.1. first initial + last name @bsi686.org (i.e. [email protected])

1.2.6.1.2. click "Login to Apps" on left side of http://www.bsi686.org

1.2.6.2. Google Apps Hands on Work

1.2.6.2.1. Gmail

1.2.6.2.2. Google Docs

1.2.6.2.3. Calendar

1.2.6.2.4. Google Sites: Class Pages

1.2.6.2.5. Sites

1.2.6.2.6. student accounts

1.2.6.2.7. publishing to school website

1.2.6.2.8. using sites/docs as class portals (students turning in work, managing portfolios, pushing out assignments, handouts, etc. on class sites)

1.2.6.3. QUICK TIPS

1.2.6.3.1. Any docs, calendars, etc. can be shared with outside Gmail/Google accounts

1.2.6.3.2. ALL ARE CONNECTED TO GMAIL ACCOUNTS & CAN SEND TEXT ALERTS

1.3. Hardware

1.3.1. iPad

1.3.2. Interactive White Boards

1.3.3. Laptops

1.3.4. iMacs

2. Digital & Media Literacy overview

2.1. Definition of MLE

2.1.1. critical thinking & literacy extended to new media: core principles

2.1.1.1. 1: MLE requires active inquiry and critical thinking about the messages we receive and create.

2.1.1.2. 2: MLE expands the concept of literacy to include all forms of media.

2.1.1.3. 3: MLE builds and reinforces skills for learners of all ages and requires practice.

2.1.1.4. 4: MLE develops informed, reflective and engaged participants essential for a democratic society.

2.1.1.5. 5: Media are a part of culture and function as agents of socialization.

2.1.1.6. 6: People use their individual skills, beliefs and experiences to construct their own meanings from media messages.

2.1.2. you are already experts if you boil it down to basic communication: who's author, what is their intention, and what audience is this for?

2.1.3. production = "writing" in new media

2.1.3.1. not hard for kids to pick up skills

2.1.3.2. communication tool box

2.1.3.3. kids can be empowered through SCHOOL to use these tools to communicate with the quality/effectiveness you try to teach them with writing

2.2. Relevance to CCSS

2.2.1. fit them into existing work to help connect with standards/goals

2.2.2. new media can be included as "texts", "informational texts", "nonfiction", etc.

2.2.3. media projects can demonstrate communication skills, comprehension, meaning-making, etc.

2.2.4. Internet research best practices

3. Policies

3.1. Digital Citizenship Contract

3.2. Privacy Policy

3.2.1. COPPA

3.2.2. NYCDOE Acceptable Use

3.2.3. Need to develop BSI policy

4. Websites

4.1. staff website (TBD)

4.1.1. announcments

4.1.2. forms

4.1.3. office communications

4.1.4. links to all staff documents

4.1.5. expectations

4.1.6. Calendar

4.2. public website on Wordpress

4.2.1. HOME

4.2.1.1. Random photo and Menu

4.2.1.2. will the photos be pulled from Wordpress? would be nice to pull from our Picasa account

4.2.2. NEWS

4.2.2.1. Calendar (Google Embed)

4.2.2.2. Announcements: index of "News" tag

4.2.2.3. Photo Slideshow from Picasa (add to a widget roughly 400px wide)?

4.2.2.4. Twitter Feed (add to a widget?)

4.2.2.5. Link to Video Archive (optionally embed in the future)

4.2.2.6. other tags they might be looking for

4.2.3. ABOUT BSI

4.2.3.1. Initiatives (HOW WE GROW)

4.2.3.1.1. static intro text identifying current initiatives

4.2.3.1.2. Stemlab

4.2.3.1.3. Grants

4.2.3.2. partnerships

4.2.3.2.1. BHS

4.2.3.2.2. BCM

4.2.3.2.3. partnerships: text about why we partner, and list of partners (blurbs on partners & links to websites and tags on our site)

4.2.3.2.4. Reach the World

4.2.3.2.5. Violin

4.2.3.3. CURRICULUM

4.2.3.3.1. Literacy (on site page)

4.2.3.3.2. Math (on site page)

4.2.3.3.3. Science (external site)

4.2.3.3.4. Tribes (external website)

4.2.3.3.5. Media Literacy (on site page)

4.2.3.4. Contact & Location

4.2.3.5. About Text

4.2.3.6. Admissions

4.2.3.6.1. how to get a seat

4.2.3.6.2. open house info

4.2.3.7. NOTE: link to news in the blog

4.2.4. CLASS SITES

4.2.4.1. links to external websites in Google Sites

4.2.4.2. a submenu widget in sidebar?

4.2.4.3. Add an RSS Feed of all Class Site Student Work Posts, and a slideshow of all class images (Kelly manages)

4.2.5. RESOURCES

4.2.5.1. Parent Resources

4.2.5.2. link to BSI PTO website

4.2.5.3. Student Resources

4.2.6. hosting 1&1.com

4.2.6.1. ~$6/month

4.2.6.2. domain registration info (private)

4.2.6.3. $750 Deposit

4.2.6.4. customer number/password (

4.2.7. WHAT OUR STAFF IS LEARNING ?

4.2.7.1. PD VIDEOS

4.2.7.2. Rubrics for quality teaching

4.2.7.3. Danielson graphics, etc.

4.3. grade level websites in Google Sites (or other)

4.3.1. newsletters

4.3.2. blogs of student work

4.3.3. photo slideshows managed by Kelly

5. Who's Doing What: Innovation Crew

5.1. Rhys

5.1.1. project-based learning

5.1.2. utilizing digital resources, tools & people outside the building to enhance communication and access to info.

5.1.3. grade team collaboration planning

5.1.3.1. goal-setting

5.1.3.2. unit/project/activity planning

5.1.3.3. PD: to build skills and resources

5.1.3.4. PD: in-class modeling and assisting

5.2. Nicole

5.3. Ariel

5.4. Kelly

5.5. Tech Support & Management Strategies

5.5.1. acknowledge limitations of technology

5.5.1.1. lots of new laptops

5.5.1.2. limited tech support

5.5.2. student tech leaders in each class

5.5.3. teacher maintenance roles & team-approach

5.5.3.1. sign out routine: Google Calendar? Spreadsheet?

5.5.3.2. commitment to learn best practices for maintenance (your knowledge, student help)

5.5.4. BSI personnel devoted to this now

5.5.4.1. Kelly: knows what you have, limited tech support time

5.5.4.2. Rhys: troubleshooting, limited time to fix things

5.5.4.3. ?: organizing checkout and management

5.5.4.4. Parents

5.5.5. parent volunteers

5.5.6. tech cluster teacher (i.e. Ariel)

6. Staff Data Organization

6.1. Drop Box (phasing out)

6.2. Google Docs

6.2.1. minutes/agendas

6.2.2. unit maps drafts

6.3. File Maker Pro

6.3.1. data

6.3.2. report cards

6.4. ATLAS

6.5. What you need and where it goes...