Technology Integration Class: Communication and Collaboration in the Classroom with SPPS Apps (integ2070)


Integ2070 -- Tech Integration Class: Communication and Collaboration in the Classroom -- BeginnerInteg2070 -- Tech Integration Class: Communication and Collaboration in the Classroom -- Beginner
  1.  The standard
    1.   Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students:
      1.  interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
      2.   communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
      3.  develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures.
      4.  contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.
  2.  How do I make this happen in my classroom?
    1.  E-mail -- students will have Student Mail accounts through SPPS powered by Google
      1.  use email to submit assignments electronically
      2.   communicate with teachers
      3.  collaborate on projects using Student Docs or other online tools
    2.  Word Processing -- Word, Student Docs
      1.  Create word documents, spreadsheets, or presentations and access from any computer with an Internet connection
      2.  Share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with group members and teachers
      3.  Track changes to the original document
      4.  Multiple people can work on the same document / presentation at the same time from different locations
    3.  Presentations -- PowerPoint, Keynote, or Google Presentations
    4.  Urban Planet
      1.  Collect resources -- post assignments, links to electronic resources
      2.  Collect information - create forms to collect information / data for student projects
      3.  Communicate with parents and the community
    5.  Social Bookmarking sites -- del.icio.us
      1.  Bookmark favorite websites
      2.  Tag your bookmarks to organize them by topics
      3.  Access from any computer with an Internet connection
      4.  SHARE your bookmarks with your students, colleagues -- all of your bookmarks or only those related to a certain topic / tag
      5.  COLLABORATE -- allow others to add to the bookmarks (create a single account for the class and have a common user name & password)
    6.  Google Calendar -- create a class calendar and post due dates; share the calendar with students; allow others to view your calendar
  3.  What are some barriers to making this happen in my classroom?  How can I overcome those barriers?
    1.  Lack of access to computer and /or Internet connection outside of school
      1.   St. Paul Public Library -- locations and hours; provides a list of libraries with assistive technology available
      2.  Community centers -- Neighborhood House
    2.  Lack of access to the software -- Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Inspiration, etc.
      1.  Alternative applications that are FREE
        1.  Word -- substitute Student Docs -- free, online access to word processing, spreadsheet, or presentation software
        2.  Inspiration -- substitute one of these
          1.   ReadWriteThink Webbing Tool
          2.   bubbl.us -- allows you to create & collaborate; not as easy to use as others
        3.  Note Cards -- ubernote -- allows you to create notecards, tag notes, import images, track changes, and share your notes -- allows for collaboration
    3.  Lack of skills -- keyboarding, proper Internet search skills, inexperience with software
      1.  Teach the skills in class and provide ample opportunities for practice
      2.  Resources for learning more about specific software applications
        1.   "Help" menu option
        2.   Atomic Learning
        3.  Online Video tutorials
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