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1 Collaboration and Communication in Science Ben Smith and Jared Mader Red Lion Area School District Saturday, March 29, 2008

2 About Us Ben Smith: Physics Teacher K-12 Science Coordinator Technology Resource Teacher Keystone Technology Integrator Doctoral Student in Instructional Technology STAR Discovery Educator ISTE Consultant BlendedSchools Consultant Jared Mader: Director of Technology Former Chemistry Teacher Technology Staff Development Trainer Keystone Technology Integrator Masters Student in Instructional Technology STAR Discovery Educator BlendedSchools Consultant

3 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) The trusted source for professional development, knowledge generation, advocacy, and leadership for innovation.

4 Nonprofit international membership association. Focuses on improving teaching and student learning using technology as a tool. Connects educators to learn from each other. Promotes best practices from the field. International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

5 Presents: The National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

6 2008 Presentations NSTA Creativity and Innovation in Science Friday, March 28, 5:00 - 6:00 PM, Room 258 C Communication and Collaboration in Science Saturday, March 29, 8:00 - 9:00 AM, Room 258 C Critical Thinking, Research and Information Fluency in Science Saturday, March 29, 9: :30 AM, Room 258 C Problem Solving & Decision Making in Science Saturday, March 29, 11: :00 PM, Room 258 C Tech Savvy Science Teachers Panel Discussion Saturday, March 29, 12:30 - 1:30 PM, Room 258 C Digitizing the Science Classroom - Prepare Students for the Global Society Saturday, March 29, 2:00 - 3:00 PM, Room 258 C What Should Teachers Know and Be Able to Do With Technology in the Classroom? Saturday, March 29, 3:30 - 4:30 PM, Room 258 C

7 2008 Presentations NECC The Technology-based Science Classroom Monday, June 30, 8: :30 AM Student Creativity and Innovation in Schools Monday, June 30, 3:30 - 4:30 PM The How-To Workshop for New Technologies Tuesday, July 1, 12:30 - 7:30 PM

8 Ready or Not... The World is Different Then … Now Now … telecommunications audio tapes video tapes simulations web projects problem-solvingmultimedia mobile access laptops (1:1 access) GIS/GPS systems instant messaging wikis / blogs MUVEs cell phones virtual reality

9 How we work

10 "Knowing content" is not sufficient in itself -- rather, students must apply knowledge to: construct new understandings, solve problems make decisions develop products and communicate Technology can facilitate this type of learning

11 Teacher directed, memory- focused instruction Student-centered, performance- focused learning Isolated work on invented exercises Collaborative work on authentic, real-work projects Factual, literal thinking for competence Creative thinking for innovation and original solutions Transforming Learning Environments Traditional EnvironmentsEmerging Learning Landscape

12 Pedagogical Foundations Curriculum must drive the need for technology integration Technology is simply the tool used to facilitate student-centered learning Technology makes it easier to accomplish Taxonomy of Technology Use 1 Experiencing Informing Reinforcing Integrating Utilizing 1 Thomas and Boysen, Iowa State University, 1984

13 National Educational Technology Standards for Students 1.Creativity and Innovation 2.Communication & Collaboration 3.Research & Information Fluency 4.Critical Thinking, Problem- Solving, & Decision-Making 5.Digital Citizenship 6.Technology Operations and Concepts

14 Communication and Collaboration Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students: interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts or others employing a variety of digital environments and media. communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats. develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures. contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems. What students should know and be able to do to learn effectively and live productively in an increasingly digital world... ISTE: NETS-S:

15 Collaboration/Communication Tools What you need Google Docs/Zoho Pronto Gaggle Mindomo Animoto, Jumpcut, Flickr Blackboard / Moodle Audacity / Podcasting iMovie / Videocasting Inspiration / Mindomo Peripheral Devices Blogging Wikis Mimio/Wacom iPods/Cell Phones Student Projects What our students do Wikispaces Web 2.0 Tools A week in the life… Podcasting Student - Teacher Interactions Blackboard / Pronto Blogging Web Video Sharing Photos and Files

16 Wikispaces Shared workspace Movies, podcasts, images, files Present Class Content Share Project Ideas Publish Student Examples Reorganize the structure of delivered content

17 Join our Wikispace Click Sign In (top right) Accounts Username: eti## (eti01 - eti48) Password: edtech## Choose NSTA Wiki (on left) Share your ideas with us

18 Online Productivity Share working documents Analyze comparative data working with students from other schools. Collecting Information - Google Forms Give us some information about yourselves See our NSTA page - Group writing assignment Prompt response Reading summary

19 Web 2.0 Tools Office Suite - Zoho, Google Docs MovieMaking - JumpCut Bookmarking - Concept Mapping - Mindomo Photostories - Animoto

20 A Week in the Life… Students keep a written and digital record for each week of class iWeb Blogging

21 Podcasting / Vodcasting Homework Help Explanation of Solutions Hints on Assignments Student Advice Radio Show Announcements Exit Ticket

22 Student - Teacher Interactions Office Suite Comments Track Changes , Texting, Chatting Gaggle

23 BlackBoard / Pronto / SchoolCenter Discussion Boards Chats Digital Dropbox Assignments Chats

24 Communicating Understanding Web Video Project Students create a video of an example of motion, analyze the motion, and create a website to communicate their findings.

25 Blogging Record of class on a daily basis Updates on class happenings Digital newsletter Parent Reminders Reading Opinions Problem Solutions Reading Summaries Current Events

26 Photo and File Sharing Collaborative Photo Sharing Slideshare - Share PowerPoint files

27 Questions Website:

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