Presentation on theme: "IPads, Portfolios, Social Networking, PBL & More! Napa Valley Unified Teachers Joey Schmitz Kim Floyd Tammy Lee Jen Meno Pamela Redmond, Touro U, Advisor."— Presentation transcript:
iPads, Portfolios, Social Networking, PBL & More! Napa Valley Unified Teachers Joey Schmitz Kim Floyd Tammy Lee Jen Meno Pamela Redmond, Touro U, Advisor & NapaLearns Board Member
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Napa Learns & NVUSD Partnership Napa Valley Unified School District
LEVERAGING SOCIAL NETWORKING IN THE HIGH SCHOOL CLASSROOM Joey Schmitz, Vintage High School Joseph.firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter Hash #CUE2011 Save this search to be a part of the backchannel discussion during the presentation.
Some Facts about Social Networking Let’s take a quick poll. 1 st Poll 2 nd Poll 3 rd Poll
Social Media at Vintage High School Tumblr- Student reflective journals Twitter- Backchannel discussions extension of the classroom. Facebook- Classroom LMS
Hypothesis and Preliminary Findings Over 90% of students have access to internet – Home computer – School computer – Smartphones – iPod Touch – Video game consoles
Hypothesis and Preliminary Findings Engagement is through the roof. – Students during class discussion with backchannel outlet participate more than traditional class discussion. – Teachers unrealistic fear of cell phones. – Responsibility and digital citizenship.
GAMING AS A TOOL TO SUPPORT CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT IN MATH THROUGH PBL Tammy Lee, American Canyon Middle School email@example.com
The Problem Students lack understanding of the process of problem solving Research says: – >Conceptual ideas and achievement – Schema based instruction addresses problem solving strategies as students develop understanding of concepts – Gaming – increases attitude and motivation via 4 factors - sense of challenge/accomplishment- increase curiosity - personal control - use of fantasy
ACMS Process Pacent Learning Solutions – Students still did not demonstrate mastery of all standards even after 3 attempts Study tools – Increased confusion of which standards and how many more attempts available for mastery
The Action Research Portable Social Network Sharing Translations Embed options Games Audio Fullscreen
Preliminary Results Time period Conceptual Content Treatment group – 13% increase of passing from 1 st attempt to 2 nd attempt Control group (not using Quizlet) – 10% increase of passing from 1 st to 2 nd attempt
Next Steps Connect to student generated driving question regarding: – Ways to learn math concepts – Ways to practice problem solving strategies Student-developed methods/tools Inspire, innovate, create
SUMMER BRIDGE IPAD PROJECT FOR PRESCHOOLERS Kim Floyd, Yountville Elementary firstname.lastname@example.org
Background The problem The idea The students The teachers NapaLearns as visionary funders
The goals Provide children who had no prior preschools experience foundational skills for kindergarten Build vocabulary Leverage technology to provide seamless support to student development Who 1 teacher 18 Pre-K bilingual children 4 aides (3 bilingual HS students & 1 migrant education person) Parents Local Kdgn teachers as observers Visitors, visitors, visitors When 16 days in summer 2011 From 8 am-noon 4 th of July was in the middle of the program
Next Steps Pre-K program will be repeated next summer and probably expanded Across 3 school districts (6-7 classrooms) are implementing iPad in the classroom Change in trends for Pre-K and K education