Show-Me P.D. Conference 2014
Recapped by: Deanna Ginther
21st Century Learning
- Marco Torres
Introducing: Allen November
Understanding Web Literacy/Google Search
- Google searching isn't that easy!
- We need to teach students about the importance of web truth.
- How can I learn more tricks about Google?
- Search Google power searching or Google advanced power searching for lessons
- Allen November's tips on Web Literacy: http://tinyurl.com/btv6hgh
"When getting kids to have a real audience they work harder than just working for a grade."
The options are endless with Skype. From Skyping with a student's relative for Career Day to having a Geography lesson with another country. It's a virtual field trip! http://www.skype.com
Twitter can be a wonderful addition to your classroom for short blogging or even book feed backs. With only 120 characters possible your students will have to get creative and this can be a very good summarizing lesson for them. http://www.twitter.com
This site is great for organizing and tracking information on the internet. This site is set up in "libraries" and the possibilities are endless. By 12th grade your students can have their own online portfolios of learned material to take with them anywhere the web will take them. http://www.diigo.com
This is a great site to use with your students for instant feedback and to see in "real-time" what they know or don't know about the topic you are teaching!!! www.polleverywhere.com
Melody Around the World
Melody Around The World is a global learning project that introduces Melody to the world for the purpose of encouraging compassion for others, raising awareness for people with disabilities, and promoting global learning. Communication between participants will be facilitated through the Melody Around The World blog at http://MelodyAroundTheWorld.com. Through all of this it facilitates WRITING!
THE DAILY SCRIBE
This helps both student and teacher because:
- teacher learns more about their teaching and what students are learning
- student learns to write/take notes & summarize
- changes the dynamic of student conversations in class
http://titanpad.com: Have an open forum and discussion real time right in your classroom. It's very easy with Titan Pad and students will be more free to type about their group discussions under a made up name than their own name.
http://tinyurl.com: This site is a huge time saver for those LONNNNNG web addresses that you are trying to have your students type in. Copy and paste your long web address in this site and it shortens it for you...IT'S MAGIC!
https://kaizena.com/: Site allows you to pull any document from Google Docs and make corrections by voice or text. It is proven that students take voice feedback better than written feedback.
https://mscassidysclass.edublogs.org/: A teacher on the cutting-edge of technology. Take a look at these FIRST GRADERS! If they can do it; SO CAN WE!!!
An amazing app for your iPad! "Paper Port" it's a wonderful notes app that you can write, type, highlight text and add pictures to your notes. I used this app the whole time at this conference and would HIGHLY recommend it!