First Colonial High School 12.15.15
GAFE Applications Available for Staff Use:Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sites, Hangouts, Groups, Sheets & Forms, Slides, Google Plus, Blogger, Classroom, and YouTube.
GAFE Applications Available for Student Use:
Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sites, Hangouts, Sheets & Forms, and Slides.
Instructions for logging into GAFE using your network credentials can be found here in my One Note Class Notebook of Teacher Resources.
Naming & Saving Convention
FCHS Technology You Tube Channel
Tech Conference Update
100 Videos and Counting: Lessons From a Flipped Classroom
Ninth Grade Earth Science with Ms. Miekina
Check out these great examples of student work:
https://www.smore.com/rwa37 (by Bailey Fifield)
https://www.smore.com/hqm8m (by Jade Jones)
https://www.smore.com/92rxb (Amani Bulger)
Debbie Robertson's Geometry Students
Students as Consumers of Instructional Technology
Miriam Mason's students just earned an IXL certificate for completing over 20,000 math problems while completing 6 different lessons in the computer lab. "I was amazed at the amount of learning that took place! Students who have been struggling now understand. Students who are passive, completed assignments with success! More advanced students were able to move ahead and chose to challenge themselves with higher level tasks. It was the most rewarding day for teacher and the geometry students! A thank goes out to those who recommended FCHS purchase the program and for those who approved it and paid for it!!!"
Lynn Hull still has her Algebra II students practicing skills using IXL. "I give them a list of skills to practice and they have a choice of which ones to complete. During the polynomial unit, I made one skill mandatory and then they chose 2 of 4 other skills to do I continue to use Edmodo to post the daily notes and assignments - and I use Edmodo and remind to send out announcements to the class or to individual students".
Cheryl Tennant is using IXL daily in her Algebra 1 lab for extra credit options. In Algebra II and AlgII/Trig all solutions and daily handouts are uploaded to Edmodo. Students are playing SMART games (with the SMART board) and with Kahoot.
Dr. Antony is using using Periodic Table Live to graph periodic trends. Her AP Bio students will be using I-Pads to investigate the organelles in a virtual cell next week.
Donna Draeger's Finance classes are competing in a stock market challenge this month. They buy $100,000 in stocks in real time and follow the stocks for 2 months. We are using the program howthemarketworks.com and each class competes against each other. The contest ranks them each day to determine who has made the most in capital gains.
Students as Creators with Instructional Technology
Herbert Horn has a groups of students creating a publication such as newsletter or a brochure. Each member of the group contributes an article to the publication that are related to accomplish a common goal. The same group also creates a video with each member contributing.
Steve Butler has his students creating shared documents and Padlets for collaboration. He also has them creating presidential music videos and uploading to You Tube.
Laura Pettay's students are creating INFOGRAPHICS to demonstrate what they learned while developing their research papers.
Barbara Fehn's Journalism I students used Prezi and PowerPoint to create presentations on influential journalists. "One student used a platform I'd never heard of - Powtoon - to create a cool animated presentation."
HOW ARE STUDENTS USING BYOD?
Students have the option of using an iPad or their phone/computer to use Nearpod.
My students have used BYOD to utilize Mentimeter (for formative feedback), Vocabulary.com, and to compose essays.
Students can check their stocks and buy and sell quickly using their phones. After the initial registering and purchase of stocks, I allow a few minutes each class to check stocks and phones are quicker than the ipads.
Resource Suggestions from Colleagues
https://www.jeopardy.rocks/ - make your own Jeopardy board and play.
http://flipquiz.me - also allows you to create Jeopardy style games and save for future use.
https://tackk.com, which is very much like Smore but can supposedly be private, collaborative, social (comments allowed), and unlimited (as many projects as you like, unlike Smore). Seems easy to use.
Buncee edu for user-friendly multimedia digital storytelling.