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Professional Development Series for FLC Staff: Technology Integration

2011 - 2012 School Year

Wednesdays, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Presenters: Brandon Lutz (belutz) & Sandra McClurken (smcclurken)


Source: Five Tips for School Leaders


Click on a Date or Topic to quickly find the Agenda.
Date
Topic
December 7
Using Predictive Data to Inform Classroom Instruction - Pt. 1
December 14
Using Predictive Data to Inform Classroom Instruction - Pt. 2
January 11
Creating a Community of Professional Learners at FLC and Personal Learning Networks - Pt. 1
January 25
Creating a Community of Professional Learners at FLC and Personal Learning Networks - Pt. 2
February 15
Introduction to SMART Notebook for Interactive White Boards - Pt. 1
February 29
Introduction to SMART Notebook for Interactive White Boards - Pt. 2
March 14
Dissecting the Interactivity of a SMART Notebook Lesson File
March 28
Google Docs in the Classroom
April 18
Google Apps in the Classroom
April 25
Using Promethean ActiVotes in the Classroom - Pt. 1
May 9
Using Promethean ActiVotes in the Classroom - Pt. 2
May 23
Web 2.0 Resources for the Classroom


December 7 – Using Predictive Data to Inform Instruction in the Classroom Resources - Pt. 1
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Agenda
I. First Do Now
  1. Open your laptop and open up an Internet browser (i.e. Safari, Firefox...) Bookmark [mark as Favorite] this wiki page for future reference: http://msmacsdp.wikispaces.com.
  2. Now, log into SchoolNet. Make sure you are on your Home Page.
II. Presentation
III. Second Do Now
  • Following the instructions on Slide 3 of the presentation, use FLC's current Predictive Assessment Aggregate Item Analysis report to determine student weakness(es).


December 14 – Using Predictive Data to Inform Instruction in the Classroom Resources - Pt. 2

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Agenda

I. First Do Now
  1. If you have not already done so, make sure to bookmark this wiki for future reference: http://msmacsdp.wikispaces.com.
  2. Now, log into SchoolNet. Make sure you are on your Home Page.
II. Presentation
  • Using Predictive Data to Inform Classroom Instruction: The Analysis Spreadsheet Report & Finding Resources to Support Your Instruction

III. Second Do Now
  1. Using Predictive Data for your subject area and grade (or closest to it) determine a skill that should receive emphasis in your classroom in the next few weeks.
  2. Search for technology-based instructional resources to add to your lessons on that skill; choose 2 or 3.
  3. List your name, grade, subject, skill and the URLs of the instructional resources here.

Some Resources to Choose From:


January 11 – Creating a Professional Community of Learners at FLC and Personal Learning Networks - Pt. 1

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Agenda
I. First Do Now
  1. If you do not have an Edmodo account, create one now at http://www.edmodo.com.
  2. In Edmodo, please join the FLC Staff group by clicking on the Join link next to Groups. Use Group Code zbiy2p.
  3. Answer the Poll and Complete Assignment: Introduction to Edmodo.
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II. Presentation: (Supporting Materials posted in Edmodo: http://edmodo.com/folder/216697)
  • FLC: Professional Community of Learners Using Edmodo
    • Discussion: Now that you have learned a little about Edmodo, what possibilities can you envision using this as a teaching and learning tool in your classroom?
    • While session agendas and outlines will still be located here on this wiki page, going forward, session materials and activities will be located in our FLC Staff Group in Edmodo.
  • Professional Learning Networks: Twitter
    • Twitter in Plain English (video)
    • Additional information on Twitter and tweeting (see handout in Edmodo).
    • Activity: [Note: You do not need a Twitter account to participate in this activity. Please consider creating an account at Twitter if you don't already have one at a later date.]
      • In our Edmodo FLC Staff Group, in our Group Folder FLC PLNs, find the website Twitter Educational Hashtags.
      • Choose the educational hashtag that would be of most use to you.
      • Visit http://tweetchat.com and in the URL bar, add "room/hashtag" without the number sign. It should look like this: http://tweetchat.com/room/history or http://tweetchat.com/room/edtech.
      • Press Enter. A steady stream of tweets will appear.
      • Make sure that you bookmark this page so you can easily return to it.

III. Prep for Next Session (January 25)
  • In preparation for our next session, please take a few minutes sometime during the next two weeks and sign up for a Diigo and a Delicious account. Don't forget to bring your account information with you on January 25!
  • Diigo: http://www.diigo.com
  • Delicious: http://www.delicious.com

January 25 – Creating a Professional Community of Learners at FLC and Personal Learning Networks - Pt. 2

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Agenda

I. First Do Now
  1. Log into Edmodo.
  2. Take the Quiz: Creating a Community of Learners.

II. Presentation (http://edmodo.com/folder/216697)
  • Review of Edmodo Features
  • 20 Ways to Use Edmodo
  • Overview of Delicious & Diigo

III. Second Do Now
  • Complete the Social Bookmarking Assignment in Edmodo.

February 15 – Introduction to SMART Notebook for Interactive White Boards – Pt. I

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*Note: Due to Report Card Conferences, this session is cancelled.

Agenda
I. First Do Now
  1. Log into Edmodo.
  2. Complete the Social Bookmarking Assignment (from our last session) .

II. Presentation (http://edmodo.com/folder/216697)
  • Review of Edmodo Small Groups & Notification Settings
  • Social Bookmarking: Diigo
    • Teacher Ann Leaness: Using Diigo in the Classroom
  • Introduction to SMART Notebook 10 Software

III. Second Do Now
  • Open SMART Notebook 10 on your computer and click on the SMART Gallery Tab. Click on the link to SMART Exchange and search the site for SMART Notebook files on the subject you teach. Review the files.

February 29 – Introduction to SMART Notebook for Interactive White Boards – Pt. 2

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Agenda

I. First Do Now
  1. Log into Edmodo.
  2. Take the SMART/Promethean Poll.

II. Presentation
  • Review of Edmodo Small Groups & Notification Settings
  • Social Bookmarking: Diigo
    • Teacher Ann Leaness: Using Diigo in the Classroom
  • SMART Notebook 10 Software - James Griffin, SMART Educational Technologist

III. Second Do Now
  • Open SMART Notebook 10 on your computer and click on the SMART Gallery Tab. Click on the link to SMART Exchange and search the site for SMART Notebook files on the subject you teach. Review the files.

March 14 – Dissecting the Interactivity of a SMART Notebook Lesson File

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Agenda

I. First Do Now
  1. Please post any questions you may have about SMART Notebook here: http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/FLCsmart
  2. Get the SMART Notebook file we will be using today in our Edmodo group posting.

II. Presentation
  • Administrative Issues (Mr. Staniskis, Dr. Clancy)
  • SMART Notebook 10 Software Questions - James Griffin, SMART Educational Technologist
  • SMART Notebook - Break into 3 Groups: Rooms 200, 209, 123


March 28 – Google Docs in the Classroom

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Agenda

I. First Do Now
  1. Create a Google Account (if you already have an account - go to #2)
    1. Go to http://www.google.com/accounts.
    2. Click on "Create an Account".
    3. Complete the new account page.
    4. Go back to the Google Accounts or google.com page and sign in
  2. If you already have an account, go to https://www.google.com/accounts/Login.
  3. Fill out this form.

II. Presentation: Google Docs

III. Second Do Now
  • Make a quiz using Google Forms and use Flubaroo to grade it.


April 18 – Google Apps in the Classroom

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Agenda

I. First Do Now
  • Reply to the Flubaroo discussion question in Edmodo.

II. Presentation - And the Survey Winners Are:

1. Google Groups: (Video: iGoogle Mini Tour)
  • What is it?
    • iGoogle is a personalized home page that gives teachers and students at-a-glance access to key information from Google and across the web.
  • Why Use it?
    • Students can use iGoogle to:
      • Stay informed with breaking news and current events.
      • Add gadgets such as class calendars, to-do lists, encyclopedias, and dictionaries that will help them organize and complete their schoolwork.
      • Create customized tabs for assignments, activities, or personal interests.
    • Teachers can use iGoogle to:
      • Keep up-to-date with blogs for their own professional development.
      • Add gadgets for planning and organizing the instructional day.
      • Develop a custom tab for access to their online professional learning network.
  • Instructional Ideas:
    • Add gadgets that bring in election new, maps, polls, etc. during election time.
    • Add gadgets that show geo-physical changes, like earthquakes.
    • Add gadgets for "word-of-the-day", dictionary, class calendar, thesaurus, calculator, etc.

2. Google Groups
  • What is it?
    • Google Groups is a free, online service that helps groups of people easily share information and communicate effectively. Starting in January 2011 Google Groups began focusing on mailing lists and forum discussions.
  • Why use it?
  • Instructional Ideas
    • Set up a parent-child book club
    • Create an online study group
    • Hold online discussion to enhance class time

3. Google Sketchup
  • What is it? *Video: Create Cool Stuff with Google SketchUp
    • Google SketchUp is a drawing and 3-D model building software application that is free.

  • Why use it? *Video: Getting Started with Google SketchUp
    • Students can use SketchUp to:
      • Visualize geometry and other mathematical concepts.
      • Model buildings and learn about architectural design and engineering.
      • Design interiors, landscapes, and buildings in 3D.
      • Easily share their designs with others via the web.
    • Teachers can use SketchUp to:
      • Engage students who are more adept visual learners.
      • Introduce the world of 3-dimensional design.
      • Illustrate geometry and other mathematical concepts.
      • Help students learn to model existing real world buildings, such as local historical or school buildings, and geo-locate them in Google Earth.

  • Instructional Ideas
    • Students design and create their own castle.
    • 3D Vinci
    • Teach 2D and 3D geometry concepts in math.
    • Students design and create green living spaces.

III. Second Do Now
  • Reply to the Google SketchUp discussion question in Edmodo.


April 25 – Using Promethean ActiVotes in the Classroom – Pt. 1

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Agenda

I. First Do Now
  • Pick up an ActiVote from the front of the class with a partner.
  • Open ActivInspire. Check for updates by going to Help -> Check for Updates.
II. Presentation
  • Introduction to ActiVotes
    • How to plug in and register
  • How To Use ActiVotes in the Classroom
    • Example tests and limitations
  • How to Create Questions
    • Create questions using ActivInspire
II. Second Do Now
  • Create a five questions test you can share with the group.



May 9 – Using Promethean ActivExpressions in the Classroom - Pt 2

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Agenda

I. First Do Now
  • Pick up an ActiVote from the front of the class with a partner.
  • Open ActivInspire. Check for updates by going to Help -> Check for Updates.
II. Presentation
  • How to Create Self-paced Questions
    • Your own multiple choice test
    • Generated math test
  • How to Add Your Students into ActivInspire
II. Second Do Now
  • Download or create and Excel spreadsheet of your classes to import into ActivInspire.



May 23 – Web 2.0 Resources for the Classroom

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Agenda

I. First Do Now
  • Log in to your computer and open a web browser.
  • From Edmodo get the list of web tools that will be used in today's presentation.
II. Presentation
II. Second Do Now
  • Since this is our last session with you this year, Brandon and I would appreciate you sharing your experiences with any of the sites presented during today's session in our Edmodo group as they occur. Please feel free to contact us through our Edmodo FLC Staff group at any time. We have enjoyed sharing with you this year and we look forward to continued collaboration.