Common Core - Tech Integration

August 26th & 27th

Mission For Today

•To validate your content and pedagogical skills
•To design around content and integrate technology . . . when appropriate
•To try something different
Terry Moore: How to tie your shoes

Common Core - Highly Recommended Site to Branch Out

http://www.commoncoreconversation.com/ela-resources.html#sthash.7rYVi1yo.dpbs
...including links to Scholastic, Read-Write-Think, Interactive Sites


Learn Zillion

http://learnzillion.com/lessons

Video lessons and assessments.

Each lesson highlights a Common Core Standard

Common Core - App on Web

http://www.commoncoreconversation.com/the-standards.html#sthash.GH6L2fLW.YnXgvkty.dpbs
This link takes you directly to the specific standards. It interfaces the same way as the app. Download the app :)


Checklist of Standards

http://www.thecurriculumcorner.com/2012/08/18/common-core-checklists/

A "kid-friendly" version will be coming to you in the future . . .

Let's Get This Started . . September Days and Visual Prompts

Dot Day! September 15, 2013 (Celebrated on September 13th)

Celebrate Creativity, Courage & Collaboration!

FREE colorful 8 1/2 x 11 inspirational posters

http://www.fablevisionlearning.com/

The Dot book is read on a You Tube video. Kids LOVE The Dot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5mGeR4AQdM


September 17, 2013
FREE Download for Constitution Day
http://www.kidsdiscover.com/infographics/bill-of-rights-for-kids/

iCivics - More sophisticated games for 6th graders
http://www.icivics.org/subject/constitution
Interactive resource for Constitution Day


Visual Writing Prompts

http://visualwritingprompts.wordpress.com/page/2/

Visual Images With Prompts


TIME TO CREATE!

Your mission is to explore the following sites and create a work of art to symbolize you/your values. You may use your photos, images from the web, or your words.
Bonus points - Upload your creation to your webpage so you have something new to welcome your students.
You can download the creation or take a screenshot of it - Hold down shift command 4.

Collage

No log in required. Just upload pictures. Pick a shape or a word and download.
http://www.getloupe.com/create


Motivational Posters

AutoMotivator
http://wigflip.com/automotivator
Printable motivational posters


More Photo Collages

http://www.photovisi.com/
-Quick and easy collage maker


VERY Popular Photo Editor

http://fotoflexer.com/
-Super easy photo editor with lots of free effects


Visual Poetry

Language is a Virus
http://www.languageisavirus.com/visual-poetry/#.UhLAzLxYWVG
Creative use of words


Phaser

http://www.pimpampum.net/phrasr/index.php

Enter a phrase and images will illustrate each word. This is more of a photo story. Explore this site after you have finished with the other links.


Using Words to Create - Tags

•ImageChef
http://www.imagechef.com/photos
Word Mosaic - Upload words, select a design, and take a screen shot shift command 4.
LOTS of fun things to try :)
•Wordle
http://www.wordle.net/
Copy and paste words or type in words. The more times you type a word, the larger the word will appear.
•Tagxedo
http://www.tagxedo.com/
This is one of my favorite sites but it requires a plug in, so I'd play with it when you have more time. WORTH checking out!


Research

InstaGrok
30 Free Account - Worth the exploration -Great for interactive whiteboards
http://www.instagrok.com/
Graphical concept maps show how ideas connect

Kennedy Center
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators.aspx

Symbolic Collage

You last activity included representations of you and your values.


Casey at the Bat

Internet Archive (Recommended Common Core Resource)
http://archive.org/details/caseyatthebat_1212_librivox
Over 10 recordings of Casey at the Bat

Compare any of these readings to James Earl Jones reading it with background music.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-2lXQQcXb8

Baseball Almanac
http://www.baseball-almanac.com/poetry/po_case.shtml
Read an online article. Check the readability.
http://www.read-able.com/bookmarklet.html
Test the readability of any website by using the above link. Make it a "Most Visited." Drag it to your Bookmark Toolbar.

You Tube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2F0qC1-sa0
Watch a video of the book

Read, Write, Think
http://www.aaronshep.com/rt/RTE23.html
Choral reading - Casey, Umpire, Pitcher, etc.

Trading Cards Activity - App and Online

Google Earth

Google World Wonders:
http://www.google.com/intl/en/culturalinstitute/worldwonders/
Bring to life the wonders of the modern and ancient world

Compare and Contrast
http://allthingscommoncore.com/content/compare-and-contrast-common-core-and-google-earth



How To

Instructables
http://www.instructables.com/
A "how to" website with videos, PDFs, and instructables


Web Page Readability Test and Make a PDF

Print Friendly
http://printfriendly.com
Make a print friendly & PDF version of any webpage

Readability - This is the same link under the Casey at Bat unit.
http://www.read-able.com/bookmarklet.html
Test the readability of any website by using the above link. Make it a "Most Visited."


Videos

Discovery Education
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/
Just an amazing resource filled with videos, images, lessons, "On This Day"

Kideos
http://www.kideos.com/
Safely watch videos online - If a You Tube is blocked, it will stay blocked.

SchoolTube
http://www.schooltube.com/
A K-12 moderated video sharing website that provides students and educators with safe video sharing.

SnagFilms
http://www.snagfilms.com/
A database for documentaries.

Teachers.tv
Educational programs on TV and online.
http://www.teachers.tv/

xtimeline
http://www.xtimeline.com/index.aspx
Search and view timeslines, or sign up and create your own.

Comic Creators

•Make Belief Comix
http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/
•ToonDoo
http://www.toondoo.com/
Create comic books online & graphic novels
•Comic Master
http://www.comicmaster.org.uk/
Create graphic novels.


Infographics

•Kids Discover - FREE Downloadable Items
AMAZING resource - Occasional free apps - CHECK THIS OUT!


http://www.kidsdiscover.com/infographics/

Create visual posters.
You can create a chart with text, images, graphics, and charts. Use this for a response to an article that may have numerical data to help interpret the information.

Visual.ly
http://visual.ly/
Easel.ly
http://www.easel.ly/
Infogram
http://infogr.am/

Piktochart

Here's an example of a Piktochart (a graphic with pictures) based upon an informational passage.
http://piktochart.com/


Presentation Tools

Web-based presentation tools

Obviously, this whole presentation was created with Smore.
Create a flyer that depicts a topic and add a description. Compare two images, movies, or research a topic and invite someone to your findings.
Smore Example - Ancient Greek influence in Philadelphia
https://www.smore.com/5276-come-explore-philadelphia

Prezi
http://prezi.com/index/

Sliderocket
http://www.sliderocket.com/

Slideshare
http://www.slideshare.net/?ss



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Art Content Area Resources



Resources
Chicago Art
Kinderart
Smart History Khan Academy
Google Art Project
Read, Write, Think Lesson Plans

*You Simply Must . . .
ARTstor
-User name is ahentz@bensalemsd.org password is artstor
-Go to Tools and select Download offline presentation tool (OIV)
-Install (This will enable you to view and zoom images.)
-Use the advanced search
-QTVR will give you a 360 look
-Complete pdf and return to me by the end of today.

Writing Resources

Photos and Photo Editing Resources

Additonal Resources

The sites below contain MANY resources/lesson plans about various disciplines. Open and search for your topic.

Links to documents

My Big Campus

Here's a way to organize all of your resources. Brian Allen is a master!
MBC

Mr. Picassohead

Just one of many visual drawing/editing tools. Draw and incorporate poetry.
PIcassohead

Voicethread

Upload images and record students narratives.
Voicethread

Voki

Although this has been around for years, they now have a lesson plan section for all subject areas. Students love it!
Voki

Smore

Obviously, this whole presentation was created with Smore.
Create a flyer that depicts a topic and add a description. Compare two images, movies, or research a topic and invite someone to your findings.

Museum Box

This is a virtual museum where you can incorporate photos and text. This can be used as a great way to share research on a topic. Kate Liese is the expert on this one.
Museum Box

Anna Hentz

7th Grade Humanities
K - 8 Technology Curriculum Leader