Do this in PD next year.
critical thinking & literacy extended to new media: core principles, 1: MLE requires active inquiry and critical thinking about the messages we receive and create., 2: MLE expands the concept of literacy to include all forms of media., 3: MLE builds and reinforces skills for learners of all ages and requires practice., 4: MLE develops informed, reflective and engaged participants essential for a democratic society., 5: Media are a part of culture and function as agents of socialization., 6: People use their individual skills, beliefs and experiences to construct their own meanings from media messages.
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?
production = "writing" in new media, not hard for kids to pick up skills, communication tool box, kids can be empowered through SCHOOL to use these tools to communicate with the quality/effectiveness you try to teach them with writing
fit them into existing work to help connect with standards/goals
new media can be included as "texts", "informational texts", "nonfiction", etc.
media projects can demonstrate communication skills, comprehension, meaning-making, etc.
Internet research best practices
have students write this and sign it
NYCDOE Acceptable Use
Need to develop BSI policy
Curriculum, newsletters, unit maps drafts, minutes/agendas
Student Work, Each Student has a folder shared with current teacher, In Student Folder is a "Portfolio" folder, Hand-written or art work is captured into Drive via "snapshots" in Google Drive, or Skitch (and uploaded to Drive)
links to all staff documents
PD & Staff Meeting Calendar
HOME, Calendar, News, RSS from Class Sites
NEWS, Calendar (Google Embed), Announcements: index of "News" tag, coming from office???, PTA announcements
ABOUT PS 9, Contact & Location, About Text, Admissions, how to get a seat, open house info, NOTE: link to news in the blog
CLASS SITES, links to external websites in Google Sites, Add an RSS Feed of all Class Site Student Work Posts, and a slideshow of all class images
RESOURCES, Parent Resources, PTO website
WHAT OUR STAFF IS LEARNING, PD VIDEOS, Rubrics for quality teaching, Danielson graphics, etc.
photo slideshows in Picasa (TBD)
Gmail@ps9.org, can forward to other email accounts, conversations are grouped, accounts should be first initial + last name
Google Sites, The place to share finished resources with students & parents, (TBD) organized by unit, and resources from Google Docs are linked, photos, forms, newsletters, student work
Google Calendar, staff events, public events, personal/class calendars (optional)
Google Drive, within ps9.org accounts, teacher accounts are class accounts, using "conversations" feature in the margins while collaborating on documents (try it by highlighting some text and clicking "Insert + Comment"., creating a "portal" of shared folders called curriculum resources"collections", Assessing/ Looking at / Sharing /Discussing student work
Online Grade Books, Engrade (within Google Apps), Jupiter Grades, Skedula
MindMeister Graphic Organizer
Screencapture & image annotation: Jing
shared Twitter accounts @ps9???, "micro" blog by kids, lessons learned, take-aways, quotes, news... by kids for the parent "followers" and to archive learning over time., format teaches brevity
Google Docs, Google Presentations (like powerpoint), Google Forms, leave a survey for your kids on your class blog -- display results as a graph, students post quizzes for classmates, Flubaroo auto-quiz assessments, Store photos of
Google Custom Maps
1-5 + Clusters: Interactive White Boards
utilizing digital resources, tools & people outside the building to enhance communication and access to info.
grade team collaboration planning, goal-setting, unit/project/activity planning, PD: to build skills and resources, PD: in-class modeling and assisting, building a bridge between the lab and the classroom teachers
their has to be a discussion element to this. we need input from teachers as to what is reasonable.
acknowledge limitations of technology, lots of new laptops, limited tech support
student tech leaders in each class
teacher maintenance roles & team-approach, sign out routine: Google Calendar? Spreadsheet?, commitment to learn best practices for maintenance (your knowledge, student help)
personnel devoted to this now, Rhys: troubleshooting, limited time to fix things, ?: organizing checkout and management, Parents, Garin: managing the lab; balance with curriculum planning/dev
tech cluster teacher (i.e. Ariel)
Curriculum Map, Tech Skills, Curriculum Tie-in
Cluster Website, class pages, self-assessment, help & goals log, links to grade level project websites
PD needed for Classes at the end of this year.
Strategies, Centers, Typing practice, Do dance mat intro in school, then send home as homework, Should be done in cluster early and briefly, Rotating Roles for Kids, Class Scribe, Class Researcher, Class Reporter, Voicethread Sharing of Discoveries, "Window into the classroom", Voicethread, Class Site, Docs/Sites: Portfolios, Teacher-student conferences around student accounts
4-5: 4 iMacs Each
K-3: iMac Each
Teacher Presentations (with iPads & projectors), maps, group writing, group research, interactivity, resource websites, visual demonstrations
Need to create CSV files for each grade, and create groups in "Contracts".
Individual accounts start in Gr2, NAME: firstname.lastname@example.org (example email@example.com), students manage their own passwords
Google Drive, All Typing in Docs, Peer/Teacher Editing (Commenting only), Forms, Surveys, Self-Assessment Rubrics, Presentations, Summaries, Live Presentation Visual Aides, Spreadsheets, File Storage (like dropbox), Shared Folders with Teachers, 1 folder for each teacher they work with, decide what folders go inside (units, subject, assignment, etc.)
Google Sites, Publishing digital presentations & videos to Class Website, Collaborative Resource/Research Websites, Answering Focus Questions from Teachers, Posting Student-made Tutorials
all written work is archived in docs
Sites could be where they showcase their best work -- teachers would make recommendations for what to include in the portfolio site.
images of any written/art work can be photographed and uploaded to Docs
Docs & Sites to start
Curate a personal Google Site with Teacher input and self-assessment built in
1/month portfolio day, bring your best writing and artwork, create an entry in Voicethread describing something big???
Adapt an existing rubric from a unit and work in assessment of media use within a Performance Based Task--For Example: Extending the use of language to the use of images and motion, and presentation through the use of a PowerPoint. BEST EXAMPLE: 5th grade pioneers videos were viewed by the teacher. So it was adapted from their research paper. 3rd grade powerpoints on Chinese culture. They did an additional piece connected to the class work, research was done in lab, powerpoint was presented in class. CHALLENGES: 3rd grade computers limited the work the teachers can do in class which limits the teacher involvement in assessment. 4th and 5th grade are set up to continue work from the cloud or the network in class, and did so this year.
Imovie, 4th Grade-Explorers
Google Docs--writing piece
PowerPointPresentation, 3rd Grade--China, Posted to Class Blog, 5th Grade--Civil War--Research Extension
4th and 5th grade extends the
1 5th grade class used Google Docs Teacher Conferencing
Each Teacher has their own announcements page (Blog), Homework, Newsletters, Extension Activities, Student Work
Tech Zone Website
Connected to Assessment Piece?
Throughout the Year to connect skills with content?
Beginning, Grade Level Sites--Adding material/ how-to/Launch/Letter to Parents, Review Student Google Accounts and Routines--Organizing Folders, Sketching Curriculum Map of the year
`12`, 21, New node
2012-13 Technology Curriculum Map
Day 3 with Rhys, During projects meet with (lead)teachers/Garin to troubleshoot and fine tune
Day 2 with Rhys, review Class Sites with grade teams, discuss curriculum tie-ins and talk through CCSS connections, talk through who does what in classroom & in lab
Day 1 with Rhys, review this map with Garin, review the goals and schedule for the year with lead teachers, look at curriculum map for tie-ins with Garin (performance tasks, CCSS, tech project), set up Class Sites with teachers, for them to turnkey to other teachers on grade levels
teacher conferencing in Documents
Drive Folder Setup, Each year: Students share works in progress folder with teacher, Each year: Students create portfolio folder inside their main folder, Teachers move student folders from "Shared with me" to a class folder for that year
Portfolio capture day(s) in lab, bring something from class to digitize, go back to captured work and review later in the year with teachers
Create folders in Drive or Groups in Vimeo for finished student projects -- students share there when it's time to publish
Mr. K adds folders or groups to grade level websites for "publishing"
Upgrade to Pro Vimeo Account
kids upload to Vimeo
Videos Groups Established per grade and embedded into websites through "Widgets"