Here you will find the notes and ideas that are generated during our meetings together.


April 16, 2010 Meeting - MS Room 246

Highlights of recent learning experiences...

Channel 13 Learning Experience (Cathy):
Cathy
....iEarn....us.iearn.org...start a project with students from another country...
...litworld...connect with other students...
...EdLeadership (April 2010) ..."How flat is your classroom?"...teachconnect and ePals...
...iEarn....something for every grade level....school subscriptions...resources are available for those interested....

LHRIC TechExpo (Rob, Paula, Haidee, Chris):
Rob
....Math processing with technology....using video and self assessment about math process...students offer feedback on the process....4th grade students over time using analysis through reflection...
...Aussies work in NYC...analysis and feedback on the process of learning...
Haidee
...ArtSonia...digital portfolio of student work...time consuming
...VoiceThread....looked at different pieces of Art...
...1st graders w/a literacy podcast....children could hear themselves reading books online...podcast producer....
Deb
....one to one using cell phones....text response....a grant program from Haverstraw...lizko1b blog

SS Conference (Mary Ellen):
...NYSCSS....
....Tom Decord tag along....worksop on the wiki....a research based workshop...different applications of Google...21st Century Learning...
...got a lot out of his presentations....series of workshops over the Summer (EdTechTeacher)....hosted at BU...signups are available...
...Classrooms today in our 21st Century world need to be collaboratively focused....
...how do we make wikis fit....community building....flexiible....multimodal and interactive...
...www.edtechteacher.org...website with information and lessons...informative and comprehensive...
...TechQ workshop...using the SMARTboard...SS expert gave workshop...
....US History through video streaming and the ipod touch...Vital is the new free site for video streaming...
...a good experience...content focused on 21st Century Learning...partnership for 21st Century Skills....

Other Experiences:
-Jacob Burns Center (Sharon, Paula)
Sharon
...more about how to use the technology....not so much how to apply...
....teachers showing how to use elements of film in classes....
....teachers showing how to use the voice to interact with the computer...
....Catcher in the Rye project film creation
....Music -> Producers Alliance looking to get connected with schools and to take the curriculum to the next level using Garage Band.
Paula
...Google Earth use...there is soooo much you can do....connecting Google Earth to literature....
...Glogster presentation.....what is the best means to present and post learning...how to validate...
Daria
....Adobe Creative Suite....electronic portfolios...
...Digital Footprint....painful...
...give kids the opportunity to create a demonstration of learning...on Facebook...
...Mac workshop....why would you want to use a PC to do this?
...need more time to teach...there has to be a different way to do this...

Linda
....work with LMS....Bloom's Taxonomy and 21st Century Skills...

Reflection...
....it would be a good idea for how we can share what is going on...we need a place to share kids work....examples of work...
...P21 has a skills map for SS
...Chris Collarus....how to integrate SS...we should examine some of the projects he is working on...Deb will approach Chris to share....
...Julianne Walker is doing something at the HS w/wikis...Great Gatsby....contemporary jigsaw....
...Christina Sweeney is doing a pilot on digital portfolio
...If anybody knows of anybody in our district...
...Paula Pica...May 6th screening digital stories...non-fiction story on natural disaster...non-writers are huge story-tellers...
....MEK....have students go on and evaluate the work of others in Glogster....
...Sue...kids interested and excited about using their voice to narrate their own
...Paula....younger kids are less intimidated by technology
...Terry Reynolds using video to help students learning...
...NYSMA recording available for students....
...SEF grant process....
...Digital Literacy....how literate are our students....
...please consider the SEF to fund initiatives...
...April 27th...Apple 1to1 Seminar...
...June 18...Digital Storytelling @ SIS...
...June 28 8:30-10:30am...Curriculum development w/21st Century...are we going to create the same curriculum and lessons...
...What about the Enhancing 21st Century Teaching and Learning seminar day for staff....

Resources discussed
WebAssign
Google Earth
Producers Alliance
EdTechTeacher
Glogster
Voicethread
Google Groups
Visual Blooms




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