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Enhancing and Amplifying Pedagogy with Digital Tools

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Enhancing and Amplifying Pedagogy with Digital Tools

 

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The backchannel for this webinar can be found online at:  http://www.todaysmeet.com/greatervicsd61 

 

You know what the iGeneration looks like in your classroom: Inheriting a world with almost universal access to the Internet, iGeners are almost universally plugged in. Ear buds hang from backpacks, and cell phones are stuffed into every pocket. Instant communication has replaced listening to messages, streaming video has replaced waiting for television shows to start, Xboxes have replaced Ataris, digital images have replaced negatives, and high-speed connections have replaced dial-up modems.

 

iGeners aren’t always the best students, however! Working quickly instead of carefully, they infosnack their way through class, flitting from instant experience to instant experience. Reading deeply, considering multiple perspectives and interacting with others in meaningful ways is pushed aside in a race for immediate gratification.

 

Moving learning forward, then, begins by introducing teachers to ways in which digital tools can be used to encourage higher-order thinking and innovative instruction in classrooms across the curriculum. Today’s students can be inspired by technology to ponder, imagine, reflect, analyze, memorize, recite and create—but only after we build a bridge between what they know about new tools and what we know about good teaching, a process introduced by Teaching the iGeneration author, blogger , tweeter, and full-time classroom teacher Bill Ferriter in this 75 minute video conference.

 

 


 

Submitting Questions

 

If you have questions at any point during today's webinar, submit them using the form below.  Session presenter Bill Ferriter will do his best to answer as many questions as possible before our time together ends.  You can see all of the questions being submitted by other participants by clicking on this link.

 

 


 

Initial Survey Questions

 

To help Bill learn more about our audience today, take a minute to respond to the three survey questions embedded in the Google Form below.  Be sure to click on the "see responses" tab after replying to learn more about your peers.  

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Session Slides

 

The file embedded below contains the slides that session presenter Bill Ferriter will use during our August 25, 2011 webinar on effective teaching with technology.  Please note that during the course of our presentation, you can click on this link to access a full sized presentation viewer. 

 

 

 


 

What ARE Today's Learners Really Like?

 

One of the keys to enhancing and amplifying our pedagogy effectively is understanding how today's learners are different from learners in earlier generations.  This fun video---created by a group of students at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia---presents these differences in an interesting...and challenging...way.

 

 


 

Sample Activity 1: VoiceThread

 

One of the key elements in the middle grades Language Arts curriculum here in North Carolina is written, verbal and visual persuasion.  Our main strategy for teaching persuasion was the integration of Socratic seminars into our instruction.  To extend these traditional, classroom-based conversations, we've started using VoiceThread.  

 

(click here for full-sized version of conversation)

 

 

 

 

 

Asynchronous Conversation Resources

 

There are literally dozens of pages of downloadable handouts in Teaching the iGeneration that can help teachers to structure asynchronous conversations in their classrooms.  Here are some of the best:

 

Learning about Conversation Behaviors -- a series of scenarios designed to introduce students to the kinds of behaviors that help and harm conversations.

Previewing an Asynchronous Conversation -- a handout that can be used as a preloading activity before students begin to make contributions in a VT.

Commenting in an Asynchronous Conversation -- a series of templates that students can use to craft a variety of comment types for a VT. 

Reflecting on an Asynchronous Conversation -- a handout that can be used to guide student thinking after a VT has ended. 

Scoring Student Participation in an Asynchronous Conversation -- A rubric that can be used to give students feedback about contributions added to a VT.

 

 

 

 

VoiceThread Survey Question

 

Please take a minute to answer the following question about asynchronous conversations in Voicethread as a tool for teaching and learning.  Doing so will help your district's Central Office to gauge interest in each of the technologies and teaching practices being introduced during the course of this webinar.  

 

 

 


 

Sample Activity 2: Microlending

 

One of the key elements in the middle grades Social Studies curriculum here in North Carolina is understanding the differences between developed and developing nations.  Specifically, students are expected to find connections between governmental, economic and quality of life indicators.  Kiva---a microlending website that is remarkably easy to use---allows me to introduce students to these concepts in a tangible, real-world way.

 

 

Salem Middle School Kiva Lending Map

 

The map embedded below shows the countries that the Salem Middle School Kiva Club has made loans to during the past two years. 

 


View SMS Kiva Club Loans in a larger map

 

 

 

Microlending Resources

 

There are literally dozens of pages of downloadable handouts in Teaching the iGeneration that can help teachers to structure microlending projects in their classrooms.  Here are some of the best:

 

What Country Should We Loan To? --  Can be used by groups to gather basic demographic information about developing countries.

Kiva Loan Questions -- Guides students through a series of questions worth considering when making a Kiva loan.

Persuasive Speech Organizer -- Helps students to craft a persuasive speech designed to convince peers to embrace a specific entrepreneur.

Do Something Funny for Money Day -- Details an easy service project fundraiser that can be used to generate initial funds for a microlending project.

 

 

 

 

Microlending Survey Question

 

Please take a minute to answer the following question about microlending as a tool for teaching and learning.  Doing so will help your district's Central Office to gauge interest in each of the technologies and teaching practices being introduced during the course of this webinar. 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Sample Activity 3: Creating Persuasive Videos

 

One of the key elements in the middle grades Computer/Technology skills curriculum here in North Carolina is understanding the ethical use of digital content. Specifically, students are expected to examine how copyright and fair use rules apply to digital images and music. To introduce my students to the changing nature of copyright in today’s digital age, we study Creative Commons Licenses and Creative Commons Image Warehouses.  To practice finding and using Creative Commons content, students create Animoto videos to advertise the work of our Kiva Club.

 

 

A Shared Culture

https://creativecommons.org/videos/a-shared-culture 

 

This short video---created by the Creative Commons organization---introduces the differences between copyright and content licensed under the Creative Commons. 

 

 

 

Salem Middle School Kiva Video

 

This video was created by the Salem Middle School Kiva Club using Creative Commons images collected from the Flickr Creative Commons collection.

 

 

 

 

Persuasive Video Resources

 

There are literally dozens of pages of downloadable handouts in Teaching the iGeneration that can help teachers to structure persuasive video projects in their classrooms.  Here are some of the best:

 

Checklist for Creating Influential Visual Images -- walks students through the process of planning and then crafting an influential visual.

Scoring an Influential Visual Image -- provides teachers and students with a clear set of criteria for rating influential visual images.

Scripting Template for Persuasive Video -- walks students through the process of creating an influential video. 

Scoring a Persuasive Video -- provides teachers and students with a clear set of criteria for rating influential videos. 

 

 

Persuasive Video Survey Question

 

Please take a minute to answer the following question about persuasive videos as a tool for teaching and learning.  Doing so will help your district's Central Office to gauge interest in each of the technologies and teaching practices being introduced during the course of this webinar.

 

 


 

Ongoing Asynchronous Conversation

 

Over the next three days, you are invited to participate in an asynchronous VoiceThread conversation about responsible teaching with digital tools.  Stop by and learn more about how digital tools can enhance and amplify your instruction.  Stop by and get individual questions answered by session presenter Bill Ferriter.  Most importantly, stop by and experiment with a tool that can make a real difference in your classroom, regardless of what subject you teach!

 

 

 


 

 

Still have questions when our time together is overFind contact information for Bill here

 

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