Transforming Instruction Through The Use of Web Tools By: Jill Davis

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1. Teacher Created Content for Students

1.1. Schoology

1.1.1. Schoology is a virtual learning environment and social networking service for K-12 schools and higher education institutions that allows users to create, manage, and share academic content. (Wikipedia)

1.1.1.1. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1sIrMgyLE2bmsYGkWEXo-r4glFIWhXXIfOqIZLJlns8Q/edit#slide=id.p

1.1.1.1.1. Throughout the year, students use our textbook program to read model texts. There are always questions and graphic organizers for students to complete before, during, and after reading. I allow students to work together a lot on the questions from the text so that they get more than just their own ideas and opinions on the content. It is easy to create a Google Document so that they can answer the questions together and work together remotely.

1.1.1.1.2. Schoology allows me to manage students coursework and allows students to create work using anything that is attached in the learning management space. This activity on argumentative essays allowed me to model the essays and their parts, then students were able to read example texts and find their parts, and then students were able to create their own argumentative essays on a clearly thought out map.

1.2. Jamboard

1.2.1. Jamboard is an interactive whiteboard that can be used in Google Meets. You are able to have discussions with text, images, and drawing through this program.

1.2.1.1. emsdavis2 (npu-fprx-knj - Apr 28, 2021) - Google Jamboard

1.2.1.1.1. I needed to know what students knew about Greek mythology and myths in general. This quickly helped me gain an understanding of student's prior knowledge and helped to guide my instruction.

1.3. Kami

1.3.1. Kami allows students and myself to access pdf documents. We are then able to annotate, type, answer questions, and so much more on any pdf document.

1.3.1.1. Kami

1.3.1.1.1. This was an activity that students and I worked on to learn the concepts of ethos, pathos, and logos- persuasion tactics. Students were able to annotate the information they learned on this subject and then apply it in their own work.

2. Collaboration/Student Voice Web Tools

2.1. Google Meet Breakout Rooms

2.1.1. Google Meet Breakout Rooms allows me to separate students into smaller groups or pairs to collaborate with one another and use their voice in that collaboration.

2.1.1.1. Peer Review Argumentative Essay

2.1.1.1.1. This is a peer review document that my students used in their Google Meet Breakout Rooms to help each other on their argumentative essays. They had to listen to and view their partners essay and decide if it had all the parts necessary and that it was grammatically correct.

2.2. Google Docs

2.2.1. Google Docs is a word processing program that allows users to share documents with each other and edit together in real time.

2.2.1.1. Working from "The Circuit" text

2.3. Google Slides

2.3.1. Google Slides is a presentation program that allows users to share slides with each other and edit them together in real time.

2.3.1.1. Utopia Project 2020.docx

2.3.1.1.1. This is a project that my students usually have completed in the classroom together with the option to use a presentation software. This year, working together in the classroom on this project was not an option. My students used Google Slides to collaborate on and create their projects.

2.4. Padlet

2.4.1. Padlet is similar to a whiteboard discussion where users can post their replies for everyone in their group to see.

2.4.1.1. My sweet padlet

2.4.1.1.1. This Padlet was created for students to have discussions based on their favorite characters in the book. They have gotten used to having discussions virtually through discussion boards. We are reading "Wednesday Wars" right not in class. There is a whole cast of amazing characters. This will allow students to work remotely on their asynchronous Fridays and have a discussion about the characters of the book.

2.5. Nearpod

2.5.1. Nearpod is used to make lesson interactive. Teachers are able to share videos with students and have questions asked of them in the videos. Teachers can give quizzes within the lesson and give immediate feedback to students. You can provide students a collaboration board on any given topic. There are many ways to get students interactively involved in Nearpod lessons.

2.5.1.1. https://share.nearpod.com/mQcAerJBFgb

2.5.1.1.1. This is a Nearpod lesson created to give students background information on a novel we are reading called "Wednesday Wars." Two of the major themes throughout the book are the Vietnam War and Shakespeare. Most students are not familiar with these subjects and through this lesson gain an understanding of them which they can then apply to the novel.

3. Resources

3.1. Edpuzzle

3.1.1. Edpuzzle allows the user to take movies from Youtube and other sources and stop them to add multiple choice or open-ended questions to provide an interactive experience.

3.1.1.1. Copy of What's the Mood of a Story?

3.1.1.1.1. This activity is a review for students about the mood in literature. Most students are able to understand mood but some need a quick review so this video and the questions in it provide students a quick recap.

3.2. BrainPop

3.2.1. BrainPop is a collection of videos and activities on a wide variety of educational topics.

3.2.1.1. Prepositional Phrases - BrainPOP

3.2.1.1.1. This video is about Prepositional Phrases. Most of my students had forgotten or had not been introduced to prepositions and prepositional phrases. Next year they will need to know them and the objects of them. Brainpop has quick videos that are engaging to students. There is also activities for students to complete after the video.

3.3. NewsELA

3.3.1. NewsELA provides current event articles for students at a variety of Lexile levels.

3.3.1.1. Newsela | In Atlanta, 11 of 12 former educators convicted in cheating scandal

3.3.1.1.1. Students in 6th grade must learn how to debate, argue, and persuade their audience. We used this article to discuss whether or not the educators should have been convicted, why they may have done what they did, and what consequences they should have to face.

3.4. Breakout Room EDU

3.4.1. Breakout Room EDU is an online gaming platform that allows students to participate in problem solving to "breakout" of a game. There are breakout rooms for a range of subjects and teachers can create their own breakout room games also.

3.4.1.1. Breakout EDU |

3.4.1.1.1. This activity has students using context clues and their knowledge of vocabulary to "breakout" and get the pirate's treasure. They use their knowledge of synonyms, antonyms, prefixes, suffixes, and definitions. I used this activity as a filler while other students completed their work. This activity could be used independently or in groups by students.