River "EDGE" of Technology 2016-17
Monthly Digital Diary! By Mrs. Cardia-Tech Coach (RESDNJ)
DECEMBER 2016-HOUR OF CODE!
Hour of Code during December 5-11
Monday, Dec. 5th, 8:45am to Sunday, Dec. 11th, 4pm
This is an online event.
Hour of code in your classroom. The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through a one-hourintroduction to computer science and computer programming. Our students will engage in these activities this week and beyond with the help of our fabulous librarians Mrs. Fox and Mrs. Delpriore!
Introducing Our STEAM LAB NEWSLETTER by Ms. Adrienne Spano!
TEACHER RESOURCES FOR COLLABORATION AND GLOBALLY CONNECTING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM!
Collaboration via Google Classroom is one of the pillars of GAFE!
Check out 4-Otis and Mrs. Cardia's collaboration and session with Michigan titled, ' "Guess the State!"
GoNoodle Mystery Skype! Mrs. Miele and Ms. Boucher's 1st Grade Students Connected with Go Noodle Mystery Skype!
Mystery Hangout is a social game played with two groups of students. It's a mix of Battleships and 20 questions.
1. Two classes prepare by writing clues or questions about their geographical location for the other class.
2. Classes take turns giving clues about where they are or asking questions about the location of the other class.
3. The first class to guess the other's location wins.
The process of the election from the beginning to its results brought up many strong emotions. As a school community, we want to remind our students that we are accepting of all people and opinions. It is our goal to continue to strengthen our multicultural awareness and promote a positive school culture. The students will be able to access a PADLET WALL to collaborate and brainstorm!
Project-based learning via Discovery Education SOS Strategies
Project-based learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge. Discovery Education’s Spotlight on Strategies are a bank of different ideas for using videos and other digital media in the classroom. They provide ideas to focus the children on important information while playing a video as part of a lesson. According to Discovery, they “are creative, research-based instructional strategies, created by teachers for teachers. These simple instructional strategies incorporate digital media in meaningful, effective, and practical ways.” There are currently over 60 different strategy ideas available. You may also use strategies lesson/Science TechBook Lesson/Discovery Ed Live Stream and Webinar lessons, etc.
Every week or so the SOS Blog is updated with new strategies for learning.
See and example strategy here: https://www.smore.com/jds9-spotlight-on-strategies
Here are the PDF versions of the SOS Strategies- https://discovery.app.box.com/s/sqmy95wl5s3s3z60vbbh
Here are some video vignettes of the same strategies- https://discovery.app.box.com/s/tw9aqs5oz78na7gd0104843ageikezp5
Become a STAR -http://www.discoveryeducation.com//what-we-offer/partner-success-stories/explore/index.cfm
MEANINGFUL TECHNOLOGY @ RIVER EDGE!
Objectives for MEANINGFUL TECHNOLOGY Goals:
Support our 3 Year Tech Plan and compliment the NJ 8.1 NJ Tech Standards State standards, along with the Bi-Borough Technology Curriculum.
Empower educators through Professional Learning Opportunities for the skills necessary to support future ready schools.
Encourage student engagement, problem solving skills, judgement analysis
Communication and student networking and improves attention
- Provide evidence of teachers using technology in their classrooms
Assessment/Call to Action:Passive teacher-centered classroom to an Active Student-Centered
#CELEBRATEWITHDE-READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY (March)
- I'm so glad some classes got a chance to view the LIVE streaming video from #DiscoveryEd of the reading Going Places by Peter and Paul Reynolds!
- If you missed it, NO WORRIES! I screen-recorded a piece just for you.
- Try this activity with your students. Inspires creativity! Feel free to throw this link into your Google Classroom. Please share if you get a chance!
DISCOVERY EDUCATION ACTIVITY!
Students/Teachers participated in doing a Discovery Education Spotlight on Strategies ABC Summary!
Decemember-Hour of Code!
November News! Google Expeditions Comes to Roosevelt!
Did you know the week of October 19th-23rd is Digital Citizenship Week?
If you are on Twitter, follow #HaveTheTalk to engage in community conversations! Sponsored by Common Sense Media.
We need to remind our students:
1. Digital Citizenship is the practice of navigating the digital world safely, responsibly, and ethically.
2. Digital citizen----Someone who navigates the possibilities and pitfalls of the digital world safely, responsibly, and respectfully.
3. Digital literacy-----The skills for using technology competently, including interpreting and understanding digital content and assessing its credibility as well as creating, researching, and communicating with appropriate tools.
G-A-F-E stands for GOOGLE APPS FOR EDUCATION
Give us "SMORE" Technology!!!
Students have been taking online assessments in (Linkit) that incorporate PARCC-like skills. Some of the skills included: following a GOOGLE-FORM like format where students needed to click circles, check boxes, expand windows, navigate tabs, type in a text box, highlight text, choose from a drop-down menu, drag and drop, and more.
All grades have been familiarizing themselves with the "STUDENT TECHNOLOGY PLAYBOOK" and websites linked within. They will access educational & computer literacy programs in what is called a Symbaloo Webmix. The #Student Playbook is located under Quick links on our district website.
All teachers are familiarizing themselves with their Interactive Smartboards again! Grades 4-5-6 have their Google Chrome books inside classrooms, working hard in the "drives" creating documents that are shared with their teacher and classmates for reflections and collaboration.We have laptop carts, iPad carts, and extra Chromebooks carts to assist our younger grade levels.