10 Miles West of Indianapolis 8900 Students 600 Educators 7 Elementaries (K-4) 2 Intermediates (5-6) 2 Middle Schools (7-8) 1 High School Advanced Learning Center 85 th Fastest Growing School District in Nation
Represents who you are as a district? Addresses the digital divide of all stakeholders? Brings together a multitude of 2.0 Web Tools to achieve a single purpose? Provides two-way communication? Prepares students for 21 st Century Skills? Is it secure? Grows with changing technology?
Over 1,100 Podcasts and Vodcasts have been added this year into our classroom as opposed to 0 three years ago. There were 98,449 visits this week. 7,474 of the 98,449 visitors logged in. There were 411,436 visits in the past 30 days. There were 8,150,603 visits in total.
Core Communication Files Slideshows Announcements Links Quiz * Submit Work* Contact Information Bringing together a multitude of 2.0 Web Tools to achieve a single purpose
PodcastVodcast Visual Newer Technology K-12 Love It!DemonstrationAudio Older Technology K-12 Like It.Lecture Downloadable/On Demand
Microphone and Computer Sound Recorder Digital Recorder Audio Editing Software Audacity/Garage Band Easy to use/Free! Content Manager/Host Third party hosting sites School Fusion Web Page handles all of ours.
Digital Camera Video Editing Software Content Manager
Classroom blogs are an alternative to deliver curriculum to students. Vodcasts and Podcasts can serve as writing prompts and blogs. Students use higher level thinking strategies evaluating and responding. Students develop writing and communication skills.
Language Arts › Writing prompts › Reading reflections › Literary journal › Character analysis › Compare/Contras t stories or characters Social Studies › Writing prompts › Effects of historical events on today’s society › This Day in History discussions › Most influential people in history › Political debates
Accessible anywhere internet is available Allows students to work collaboratively and participate with purpose. Incorporates current digital native technology Spawns planning, observation, and discussions in and out of class Brain Compatible › Text › Visual › Auditory
› Low Cost › Motivation › Creativity › Collaboration › Accessible anytime › High Quality › Ability to Share › Composers › Encourages no- frills communication › Engaging and fun › Used as a visual demonstration tool for direct instruction or assessment › Homebound students benefit
Mathematics › Story problems › Written expression (how did you find the answer) › Order of operations › Lab demonstrations and reflections › Gathering data for analysis Science › Lab experiment reflections › Step-by-step procedures › Compare/Contr ast lab results
Art › Present artwork and share personal interpretations › Effects artwork has on audience › Debate artwork › Compare/Contrast periods of movements in history Music › Student performances viewable for the world › Gives a broader purpose › Experience extends beyond the real time performance