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1 EDGE Institute 2014 SWIFT: A Tool for Improving Classroom Environment and Culture Laurie Kirkland

2 Agenda CEL 5D+ alignment Goals Events Calendar strategies and examples Discussions Blogs External Menu Links – time saver Using Static pages for Quick Links Contact Page – collecting assignments Work Time Q and A

3 Session 5: Classroom Environment and Culture What strategies create a safe, respectful classroom culture that embraces diversity, equity, and accountability? CEC2: Accessibility and use of materials – Gives students access to resources on line – Content and schedules are accessible 24/7 CEC 3:Discussion and accountability – Online discussion forums and blogs – Calendars – to help student manager their learning and schedules CEC4: Use of learning time – Cuts down on transition times when resources are posted – Student manage their time – Helps maximize instructional time CEC6: Student Status – Discussion posts – allow for all voices to be heard

4 Session Objectives and Success Criteria Discover innovative ways to use pages in SWIFT to help with the Classroom Environment and Culture dimension of CEL 5D+ By the end of the lesson participants will be able to : – Make External Menu links – Use categories for pages for easy navigation and visual cues – Use the pin to help in use of learning time – Choose page types that will help with classroom routines and rituals

5 Event Calendar Uses – Events calendar by category – Homework calendar by content category Samples – Janene Williams – Homework CalendarHomework Calendar – James Abernathy – PE CalendarPE Calendar – Barbara Key – ASL Activities detailsASL Activities – Leigh Barry – Homework Calendar SecondaryHomework Calendar Secondary

6 Discussion Uses – Providing a forum for students to have dialog about various topics – Getting student opinions – Book reviews and recommendations – Help get rid of status – equal voices Samples – Janene Williams – Newberry BooksNewberry Books – Susan Stroming – Random ThreadsRandom Threads – Ms Kelly – Discussion ThreadsDiscussion Threads

7 Blogs Uses – Events calendar by category – Homework calendar by content category Samples – Angela Ramsey – AnnouncementsAnnouncements – Susan Stroming - HomeworkHomework

8 External Menu Links Uses – Quick access to popular websites on menu bar Samples – Skyward login – CPM – Pearson – Parent PTA CCSS information How to add an external menu link

9 Static Pages Uses – Introduction pages – Quick Links pages – Announcements Samples – Laurie Kirkland Common Core Resources TIM page

10 Contact pages Uses – contact – Assignment submission –goes to Outlook – Forms that can be ed to you Samples – Dylan Smith – Project submissionProject submission – Laurie Kirkland – Form download and submissionForm download and submission

11 Link page Here is a unique way to use the Link pages.. Notice there are formative –self assessment questions on this page… Matt Czajka – Chem Unit 1 Chem Unit 1 – Sub plans Sub plans

12 Quiz and Album Samples Ryan West – Science quizzes HSScience quizzes Gary Durham – Math quizzes ElemMath quizzes Kaitlin Campbell– Exemplar work albumExemplar work Miss Kelly – Book projectBook project

13 Document and Links pages Using the pin to top features Using categories – how to add

14 Work Time Choose a new page type that you haven’t used before and practice adding content

15 Q and A

16 Continuing Support Call or the Customer Support Center. – Extension 7030 – to CSC Check out the Help Center in Staff Link.Help Center Watch a tutorial through PSESD Help.

17 EDGE Institute Survey – June 19 https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/EDGEJune2014 EDGE Institute Survey – June 19

18 EDGE Institute Survey – Aug 14 https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/EDGEAugust2014


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