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1 MEGA Conference 2007 Quality for every facet of learning….. Welcome!

2 MEGA Conference 2007 Shannon Parks, ALEX Director Stevie Baird, ALEX Project Manager Misty Comfort, ALEX Coordinator Tiffany Davis, Alabama Supercomputer Center, Systems Engineer Ginny Murray, Technology Coordinator, Huntsville City Schools Jane Jones, Teacher, New Century Technology HS

3 MEGA Conference 2007 Quality for every facet of learning….. Who are you?

4 MEGA Conference 2007 Where do you want to go today? Quality for every facet of learning…..

5 MEGA Conference 2007 Classroom Resources Quality for every facet of learning…..

6 MEGA Conference 2007 ALEX Resources/Links Thinkfinity.orgThinkfinity.org (ALEX Partner) Alabama Teachers Alabama Virtual Library APT Plus/United Streaming

7 MEGA Conference 2007 Lesson Examples Using ALEX Website Resources Rosa Parks ~ Montgomery Bus Boycott (6-8) Rosa Parks Three Awesome Bears (K-2) Three Awesome Bears On the Road with Marco Polo (3-5) On the Road with Marco Polo Search for High School Lesson Search for High School Lesson

8 World War II ~ Pearl Harbor Reporting on Pearl Harbor Research, Write, Discuss, Present Option to produce video instead of written article United Streaming Video (local) United Streaming Video Lesson Examples

9 Rosa Parks Lesson ObjectivesObjectives What else could be added? Written Interview Written vs. Video Inserted in PPT to show another use of downloaded video

10 MEGA Conference 2007 Montgomery Bus Boycott Lessons

11 MEGA Conference 2007 Three Awesome Bears Lesson Plan The lesson will be implemented during a study of bears. Books, class discussions, and the Internet will be used to learn about bears and their characteristics. Black, brown, and polar bears will be categorized according to their food and their habitat. As a culminating activity the students will use "Kidspiration" software to match bears with their habitat and food. Video Lessons

12 Marco Polo Students will become Marco Polo adventurers, following his route to and from China in order to learn about the geography, local products, culture, and fascinating sites of those regions. Students will record their "journey" by creating journal entries, postcards, posters, and maps related to the sites they explore.

13 Marco Polo Lesson Interactive Quiz Flash Info (Link from Lesson Plan) Flash Info Map skills example Where are the highest mountains located? Post cards

14 Lessons

15 MEGA Conference 2007 Each student will create a picture postcard that a medieval traveler might have sent home from Persia. One side should contain a picture (downloaded or drawn freehand) of a geographical feature or a local product. The other side should contain a brief message describing some of the highlights of a journey from Acre to Hormuz.

16 MEGA Conference 2007 Thinkfinity Examples ArtsEdgeArtsEdge (Arts Education) Storytime Online (RealPlayer required) Storytime Online Read Write Think Read Write Think (Reading & Language Arts) Literary Elements Maps (K-12) Literary Elements Maps A Dickens of a Party (6-8) A Dickens of a Party Comprehension Strategies for English- Language Learners (K-2) Comprehension Strategies for English- Language Learners EconEdLink EconEdLink (Economics) Making Change (3-5) Making Change

17 MEGA Conference 2007 Thinkfinity Examples IlluminationsIlluminations (Math) Tangram Puzzles (K-2) Tangram Puzzles Fraction Game (3-5; 6-8) Fraction Game Bobby Bear (PreK-5) Bobby Bear Cutting Corners (9-12 Cutting Corners EDSITEmentEDSITEment (Humanities) Voices from the Days of Slavery Alice Gaston, Gee, Alabama (Library of Congress recordings) (partial transcript)partial transcript

18 MEGA Conference 2007 Alice Gaston: We was talking about in the old war time, the old slavery time. I can remember when, uh, I can remember when the Yankees come through and, uh, they carried my father away and carried away, my si, two sisters and one brother. And, uh, they left me. And I can remember when my missus used to run in the garden, from the Yankees and tell us if they come, don't tell them where they at. Told, don't tell nobody where they at when they come and they all come and they told me, don't get scared now and tell them, where they is, where they is. I told them no, we told them no. And uh, when they come and ask for them I told them I didn't know there they was, and they was in the woods. And this was at the house. And my father, when my father left, he carried with the, he went away with the Yankees, and carried two, carried two, two girls and one son, the oldest one. Carried them with him. And he with the Yankees. And I can remember that. And uh, my old missus was named Mrs. M., and the master was name Mr. F. I. [pause] Mr. F. I

19 MEGA Conference 2007 Thinkfinity Examples Science Netlinks Tools Lunar Cycle (K-2) Lunar Cycle Exploring the Solar System (6-8) Exploring the Solar System Heart Transplant (9-12) Heart Transplant Make a Mission (9-12) Make a Mission XpeditionsXpeditions (Geography) Atlas (K-12) Atlas Smithsonian Games

20 MEGA Conference 2007 How Can ALEX Help Me??? Administrator Specific resources for administrators Provides a FREE resource for ALL teachers Teachers Provides grade/curricula specific lessons coordinated with Alabama COS objectives Great online interactive educational sites – and the price is right …free! Parents Students

21 MEGA Conference 2007 ALEX Overview ALEX website Courses of Study Aligned Lesson Plans Web Links SEARCHABLE Personal Workspace Student and Teacher Activities Web Page for Every Teacher Free

22 MEGA Conference 2007 More information after the break!!! Quality for every facet of learning…..

23 MEGA Conference 2007 Coolest thing you have learned so far? Quality for every facet of learning…..

24 MEGA Conference 2007 Quality resources for every facet of learning…..

25 MEGA Conference 2007 Shannon Parks, ALEX Director Stevie Baird, ALEX Project Manager Misty Comfort, ALEX Coordinator Tiffany Davis, Alabama Supercomputer Center, Systems Engineer Ginny Murray, Technology Coordinator, Huntsville City Schools Jane Jones, Teacher, New Century Technology HS


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