Teachers & their School Profiles, Hopes and Fears

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1. Janice -- 5th Grade

1.1. What is your comfort level?

1.1.1. A. Navigating Digital Media: 3

1.1.2. B. Creating Digital Media: 2 (Anything beyond text takes me a long time).

1.1.2.1. classroom production: experimenting with digital writing

1.1.2.1.1. small groups on Prezi

1.1.2.1.2. Voicethread

1.1.2.1.3. Voki

1.1.3. C. Teaching Kids about the role of Digital Media: 2 (I have tried a lot and exposed my class to using digital media, however it has been a lot of exposure and not directly teaching because some of it is hard for me to navigate and I am learning some of it alongside them.)

1.1.3.1. research-based essays -- talking about video game culture. pros/cons of video games

1.1.4. D. Talking about the Role of Digital Media with kids: 4

1.1.5. Hope: I want to learn new ways to prepare my students to be learn and express their thoughts through digital media.

1.1.5.1. production

1.1.5.2. synthesis

1.1.6. Fear: Frustration about equitable access to resources and technology in classrooms and teachers/students. Also frustration about access to technology for our students and families (socio-economic status issues).

1.1.6.1. resources are being used by teachers not students

2. Judy -- 5th Grade

2.1. ciao ragazzi

2.2. Comfort level

2.2.1. a) 2/3

2.2.2. b) 2

2.2.3. c) 1

2.2.4. d) 3/2

2.2.4.1. 3--considering big picture aspects of the role of technology in our digital world vs. analog world

2.2.4.2. 2--practical aspects of how to integrate technology into schoolwork, daily life etc.

2.3. Going Forward

2.3.1. hope

2.3.1.1. to incorporate available technology into student learning

2.3.2. fear

2.3.2.1. a) there are view few access points for students to explore/utilize technology in independent settings; b) children in our community have varied levels of access to technology at home

3. Lauren -- 1st Grade

3.1. Comfort level- A) 2 B) 1 not comfortable past word or notebook document. C) 1 not comfortable past teaching basic Smartboard rules. D)1

3.1.1. Hope: To be able to take any technology learned and USE it in the classroom

3.1.2. Fear: To always be lost.

4. Lindsy -- 1st Grade

4.1. Comfort Level a.) 3 b.) 2 c.) 1+ d.) 2

4.1.1. lack of access and support

4.1.2. struggling to get kids hands-on

4.2. A hope for this class: Becoming comfortable enough with a digital tool that I can realistically use in my classroom to aid my students learning.

4.3. A fear for this class: I won't be able to carry over the digital tools learned, whether from lack of digital access in the classroom or my own hesitation with the digital tools. Frustration.

5. Brianna -- 1st Grade

5.1. Comfort level w/ media literacy

5.1.1. A) 3 I feel fairly comfortable navigating digital media

5.1.2. B) 1/2? Not very comfortable creating digital media past creating word documents

5.1.3. C) 1 - Not comfortable teaching kids to use digital media. Not much experience/ knowledge

5.1.3.1. class managment

5.1.3.2. routines and strategies for incorporating media

5.1.4. 30 kids in the class

5.2. Hopes - Discover and learn new ways to integrate digital media within my daily teaching.

5.3. Fears - Becoming frustrated with kinds of digital media/ deleting projects. Time

6. Zoe - 1st Grade

6.1. Comfort Levels:

6.1.1. Navigating digital Literacy: 3

6.1.2. Creating media: 1

6.1.2.1. Have only created word docs, smartboard files

6.1.3. Teaching kids: 2

6.1.3.1. Not a lot of experience

6.1.3.2. no tech class in 1st grade

6.1.4. Talking about digital literacy: 3

6.2. Hopes and Fears

6.2.1. Learn new ways to organize information and bring technology to students

6.2.2. Not use what I've learned because of lack of access

7. PS 503 Digital Media Landscape

7.1. Issues

7.1.1. Teachers need class management strategies

7.1.2. Teachers not always aware of what's available

7.1.3. Reliable tech support is a challenge

7.2. Classroom Access to Smartboards, document cameras, desktop & camera.

7.3. School Access: checking out shared resources

7.3.1. 180 iPads

7.3.2. Shared Laptops

7.3.3. Computer Lab

7.4. CUNY intern on the way

8. Vicki - 5th Grade PS 372 - The Children's School

8.1. Hi there!

8.2. Spectrum

8.2.1. What technology do you have access to?

8.2.1.1. Smart board, desktop, printer, scanner, 26 laptops (1:1 computing in the 4th and 5th grades), digital camera.

8.2.1.2. Schoolwide: ipads (alternate assessments).

8.2.1.3. Technology Coordinator team-teaches. Covers three 4th grade and three 5th grade classes.

8.2.2. What is your comfort level (1-5)?

8.3. Comfort Levels (1-5)

8.3.1. Navigating digital media: 4

8.3.2. Creating digital media: 3

8.3.3. Teaching kids to use digital media: 3

8.3.4. Talking about the role of digital media: 4

8.4. I hope that, through this class, I can learn more about digital media and, therefore, keep up with my students and the ever-changing world of technology.

8.4.1. Keeping up

8.4.2. i.e. Word vs. Google Docs

8.5. My only fear is that I will forget what I've learned here and that what we've learned will be obsolete before I can apply what I've learned.

9. Nat -- 7th Grade (Coney Island Prep)

9.1. hi.

9.2. What technology do you have access to?

9.2.1. Classroom: Elmo and projector, laptop.

9.2.2. School: class set of laptops, class set of ipads.

9.2.2.1. accelerated reader (app)

9.2.3. No technology coordinator.

9.2.4. network: shared drive for student work

9.3. What is your comfort level (1-5)?

9.3.1. Navigating digital media: 4

9.3.2. Creating digital media: 4

9.3.3. Teaching kids to use digital media: 3

9.3.4. Talking about the role of digital media: 3

9.4. One hope for the course: To become comfortable with easily accessible new media tools that I can easily transfer to my classroom.

9.4.1. Intuit how different tech presents information differently.

9.4.2. Teach PD on tech that my whole school can use.

9.5. One fear for this course: I'm afraid I'm going to come up with a bunch of amazing, wacky ideas that I'm unable to follow through with in my classroom.

9.5.1. I don't want to just do it to do it.

9.5.2. Limited outside access for students.

9.5.3. Eats up too much class time.

10. PS 503 Teachers: Grades 1 & 5