Changing Times: Technology and PedagodyConnection, Conversation, Collaboration
If we use technology effectively, we don't diminish the interpersonal and relation qualities of eduction, we enhance it. (Salman Khan)

Agenda

  • Set-up welcome, introductions and housekeeping items
  • Overview and structure of the day
  • Outcomes and expectations: Connections, Conversations and Collaboration
  • Three Technology Impacts
    • BYOD
    • Social Media
    • iOS devices

Yammer - Connection, Conversation and Contribution || Back Channelling
  • sign-up, browse posts, comments - participate in the Back Channel for the day


Share your comments and reflections on Yammer.

BYOD "Bring Your Own Device"


Create your own sms poll at Poll Everywhere



Read 7 Myths about BYOD and in your table groups discuss what beliefs and values you hold about BYOD in your school and/or in your classroom. Be prepared to respond with one comment or point to the whole group.

Presentation: Tom Kroczynski, Bready School

Social Media

What comes to mind when you hear the words, "Social Media". Call out.

Watch
Task:
In your table group select one of the questions below - this will be your key responsibility to take jot notes during the videos (make sure all four questions are addressed at your table)
  • Objective: What key points were made in the videos?
  • Reflective: How does the information given connect with your own experiences?
  • Interpretive: What needs do you see resulting as a result of the growing use of social media?
  • Decisional: What has to happen to address these needs with respect to your students? What is your role?
In your table group respond to the above questions. Ask one individual to be the scribe and to synthesize and record the groups responses. (If you have not already joined this wiki - click the join button at the top of the page and I will approve your request for membership)
Group A | Group B | Group C | Group D | Group E | Group F | Group G

What makes a social media tool transformative? - Read One

The Case for Social Media in Schools
Transformative or just flashy educational tools
It Is Not (Only) About The Technology (read the comments as well as the post)
Teaching and Learning with Social Networks: Barriers to Adoption

Summarize your thoughts after the reading by responding to this quote, "Technology doesn't improve education, it changes it.....teachers improve education". (Michael Trump, Calbarras County Schools, NC). Post your thoughts via comment on the Bootcamp: November 2011 brainstorming wall.

Social Media: Writing for an Authentic Audience - Blogging

Reading Blogs "Blogging is about writing but it is begins with Reading" - Dean Shareski
How to Read Blogs - Micheal Hagel - Luseland
Learning about Blogs FOR your Students: Part 1 - Reading (some good blogs to follow)
Experiment/Play/Find blogs to read - igoogle

Writing Blogs
Obvious to You, Amazing to Others
Seth Godin and Tom Peters on Blogging (1:37)
Write Thoughts - JoAnne Kasper's blog

Student Blogging - Aimee Whitbread - CKHS
KidBlog and Grade 7 Bloggers from Cut Knife High School

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Crafting a Conversation: Blogging and Commenting - Aimee
Exploring the concepts of connection, conversation and collaboration
CKHS Condor Bloggers (2011-2012 Gr. 7)
How to start your class blog
How to Compose a Quality Blog Comment
Comments for Kids

Willow Awards Project wiki
Snowball Activity - move chairs into a circle in the middle of the room. You will need a pen.
"The most important things for kids growing up today is the love of embracing change". (John Seely Brown)

Table Discussion: each person examine one of the sites below - explain to your colleagues what makes it 'new'.
The New Way: Examples
The Holocaust - In Our Hands is a collaborative literary study designed to engage a community of grade eight learners as they socially negotiate the themes and insights evoked by this historical atrocity.
Braeden (grade one blogger)
Huzzah - grade 6 students from the Comox Valley, BC
Reading Aloud – with a Few Twists

Twitter

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Three More Cool Tools:
Remind 101 - Rob Wall, NBCHS
Student Response System - Gary Ball, Cando
Here are some of my thoughts about how I am using the clickers in my classroom.
Evernote - Tom Kroczynski, Bready
http://blog.evernote.com/2011/08/30/teaching-with-evernote-a-6th-and-8th-grade-science-teacher-shares-his-top-tips-back-to-school-series/?utm_source=interspire&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter-0811-v1

Hands-on Activities: Exploring Social Media

Learning New Apps
When a teacher thinks about learning a new technology, they think about who’s going to teach them in a classroom and how they will use it in the classroom. When game designers want to teach you something – they make a game full of challenges – and a community of peer assisted learners forms around solving them. Inside and outside the game – there is no assumption that you need a teacher at all, but that you are literate enough to participate. (Dean Groom)

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Some social media tools to explore:

Audio and Music
Digital Storytelling
Productivity
Polls and Surveys
Blogs
Presentations
Words
Images and Photos
Blip.fm
AudioBoo (Tutorial)
Vocaroo
Soundation
Voki
VoiceThread
My StoryMaker
StoryBird
ZooBurst
Glogster
Voki
Blabberize
Museum Box
Kwout
Awesome Highlighter
PrimaryPad
CoSketch
Scribblar
Poll Everywhere
Doodle
Crappy Graphs
Pretty Graphs
Kidblog
Posterous
Edublogs
Class Blogmeister
Prezi
Slideshare
Piclits
Wordia
Tagu
Worlde
ImageChef
Smilebox
Picturetrail
Aviary
Be Funky
Picnik
Flickr
Big Huge Labs
Organization
Backchanneling
Screen Capture
Video Editing
Social Networks
Brainstorming
Timelines
Search Tools
DropBox
Diigo
Delicious
Only2Clicks
LiveBinders
Netvibes
PageFlakes
Pinterest
Today's Meet (tutorial)
Twiducate
Twitter
Wifiti
ScreenSnapr
ScreenJelly
Screenr
JayCut
DragonTape
Stupeflix Studio
MeMoove
Flixtime
TogetherVille
Edmodo
MindMeister
Webspiration
Bubbl.us
WallWisher
LinoIt
TimeToast
TimeGlider
Gapminder
Visual Thesaurus
Wolfram Alpha
Goofram
Google - Create an account and have access to gmail, Google Reader, iGoogle, Google Docs, Spreadsheets, Forms and more....

iOS Devices

Table discussion - where is your school at with regards to iPad/iPod use? What have you learned so far? What place do you think iOS devices have in the classroom? What are the pros? What are the cons?

Essential Question: Can the ipad/ipod be a tool for assessment?
Task:
1) Think of an upcoming assessment that you will be giving.
2) 'Play' with one of the apps assigned to you.

Comic Life- iPad
KidAnimation - ipod
Puppet Pals - iPad
8mmHD - ipod
StopMotion - ipod
Doink- iPad
Animation Creator - ipod
iMovie - ipad
Garageband - i[ad
ToonCamera - iPod
ScreenChomp - ipad
Explain Everything - ipad
StoryKit - iPod
ebook Creator - iPod
SonicPics - iPod
Audio Memos - iPod
Beatwave (Create Music) - ipod
Cinch (Podcasting) - iPod

Reflection

email me a short reflection - donna.desroches@lskysd.ca using the following three questions"
  1. What did you learn? Will today make a difference? What would you like to learn next?
  2. Did today alter the way you think about technology - and then how would it be used in the classroom?
  3. What could help you make the shift?