Today's Dropbox folder
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/j8ohlosusvlj7ok/IQSZmFQJ9a

1. Let's Focus On:

Strategic and capable use of technology

http://virginiaglatzer.blogspot.com/2012/09/strategic-and-capable-use-of-techology.html


From my blog:

Be strategic and capable

Sandbox
Require them to collaborate with each other to share how they could use this tool professionally, personally, and with their students. Then, give them the time to do it. Build an online collaborative workspace where they will share their work with the other teachers at the
conclusion of the day.

It’s about using the right tool at the right time to effectively and creatively communicate your message or to critically analyze the problem to be solved.


2. Let's Focus On:

Collaboration for Introverts

http://virginiaglatzer.blogspot.com/2012/09/collaboration-for-introverts.html

From my blog:

As I watch this TED talk, I am thinking about the focus on collaboration in today's classroom.
  • How do we differentiate for our introverted students?
  • Which digital tools will work for them, so that they can interact in a manner which is comfortable for them?
  • How do we take advantage of these tools to give these students an opportunity to share their ideas?
  • When do we provide our students time for deep thought?

Tools


3. Let's Focus On:

Other perspectives and culture

http://virginiaglatzer.blogspot.com/2012/09/understanding-other-perspectives-and.html

Tools

  • Googlemap: Times Square

4. Let's Focus On:

Flexible communication and collaboration

http://virginiaglatzer.blogspot.com/2012/09/flexible-communication-and-collaboration.html

Tools

  • OneNote
  • Record a movie
  • Make a slide show

5. Let's Focus On:

Production and distribution of writing

http://virginiaglatzer.blogspot.com/2012/10/producing-collaborating-and.html

From my blog:

In the CCSS (p. 18), your 3rd graders are expected to use technology for:
Producing and publishing writing, and Interacting and collaborating with others

Have you ever:
  • Answered a question on a website?
    • About.com
  • Added or revised a post on Wikipedia?
    • Wikipedia
  • Posted something to YouTube?
  • Shared your pictures with friends or family on a picture-sharing site?
    • Share pictures to skydrive, icloud, dropbox
  • Written an online review of a movie or restaurant?
    • Yelp
  • Posted a story or poem you’ve written?
    • Wiki
  • Commented on something someone has written online (besides on Facebook)?

6. Let's Focus On:

Express Info and Enhance Understanding

From my blog:

5. Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
http://virginiaglatzer.blogspot.com/2012/10/strategic-use-of-tools-to-express-info.html

Tools

  • Voice thread
  • Thinglink
  • Toontastic

7. Let's Focus On:

Compare and contrast a written story, drama, or poem to its audio, filmed, staged, or multimedia version, analyzing the effects of techniques unique to each medium. In particular, they should be able to critique it based on techniques that are unique to the medium.


The CCSS tell us that students should be able to compare and contrast a written piece to the same piece in a new medium. In particular, they should be able to critique it based on techniques that are unique to the medium.

From my blog:

Which is better -- the Book, the AudioBook, or the Movie?

http://virginiaglatzer.blogspot.com/2012/10/which-is-better-book-audiobook-or-movie.html
Grade 7
7. Compare and contrast a written story, drama, or poem to
its audio, filmed, staged, or multimedia version, analyzing the effects of
techniques unique to each medium (e.g., lighting, sound, color, or camera
focus and angles in a film).

Grade 8
7. Analyze the extent to which a
filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from
the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3DAF98DD93ACCAAC

Tools

  • iMovie
  • Camera

8. Let's Focus On:

Produce. Publish. Interact. Collaborate.

From my blog:


http://virginiaglatzer.blogspot.com/2012/11/produce-publish-interact-collaborate.html

The Common Core Writing Standards lean heavily on digital tools from 6th – 12th grade for the production and distribution of writing. They emphasize producing, publishing, interacting with others and collaborating – all using technology. In 6th grade, students should be able to type a minimum of 3 pages in a single sitting! In 7th grade, they should also be able to link to and cite sources. In 8th grade, they should be presenting the relationship between information and ideas. By the time they reach high school, their writing should be linked to related information and displayed dynamically and flexibly. Before you send them off to college, they should be updating their writing to include arguments and information in response to ongoing feedback.

Tools

iPad Resources