First Colonial High School 12.15.15
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 them selves 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!!!"
I still have 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. (Lynn Hull)
IXL in Alg 1 lab daily for extra credit options in Alg. II and AlgII/Trig. All solutions and daily handouts are uploaded to Edmodo Smart games Kahoot (cheryl Tennant)
Chemistry- Using Periodic Table live to graph periodic trends AP Bio will be using I-Pads to investigate the organelles on a virtual cell (Antony)
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. (Draeger
Students as Creators with Instructional Technology
A group of students create 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. (Horn)
Creation of shared documents / padlets for colloboration. Presidential Music videos uploaded to You Tube (Steve Butler)
My students are creating INFOGRAPHICS to demonstrate what they learned while developing their research papers! (Pettay)
My 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 (fehn)
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.(Pettay)
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. (draeger)
FCHS Technology You Tube Channel
Naming & Saving Convention
Tech Conference Update
google classroom update
debbie robertsons stuff
Debbie Robertsons classes
Resources Worth Noting
https://www.jeopardy.rocks/ - make your own jeopardy board and play.
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.