Teaching Emerging Technologies in the Classroom

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Introduce the Course with The Networked Student Video by wdrexler

Units: Mobile Learning ~ Cyber Safety ~ Online Collaboration ~ Digital Storytelling


Units:

1. Mobile Learning Unit

Mobile Learning in the Classroom Moodle Lesson - Click on Log In As Guest to open lesson web page

Documents:
  • Cellphones in the Classroom Virtual Field Trip Travel Journal


Cellphones in the Classroom Virtual Field Trip zip file

Websites I Use in the Course for Mobile Learning Opportunities:
  • Polleverywhere - instant audience feedback
  • DropItTo.Me - an alternative to drop.io (stopped in Dec. 2010)
  • Textmark - text students to remind them of due dates and homework
  • Schoology app - our course social network; also, Learning Management tool
  • Google Docs app (iPhone) or (android) - create or access shared course docs
  • Gmail app - students used email for everything from communication to downloading picture files to Web 2.0 site registration confirmation
  • Qrafter (iPhone) Kaywa Mobile Readers(Blackberry, Samsung, Andriod, and many more)- QR Code reader app
  • Ustream app - create or view live or archived webcasts
  • Cartoon Creator app - can create safe visual representation in digital form for profile pictures
  • Wiffiti- send real time messages to answer a prompt to a screen board
  • Google Earth app - for our Google Earth tour destination assignment
  • Yodio- enhanced audio podcast recorder
  • Voicethread - interactive digital story recorder
  • Voki - avatar voice recorder
  • Animoto - create music videos...new on next year's changes for curriculum - Assigntment: create a digital emotion through (music, text, and pictures) music video
PLEs:
  • One Note app - Notetaking; creating reminders
  • Calendar - Time management
  • Google Mobile Apps - Google Goggles (search the internet with pictures), Google Maps, iGoogle, Google Search, Blogger, plus their choices according to their needs and preferences (tie this into personal learning inventory)
Student & Parent Forms:Gmail Parental Permission Form
Cell Phone Use Parental Permission Form
Student Cell Phone Profile Form

Unit/Student Learning Map/Lesson Plan:

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2. Cyber Safety: Digital Security, Digital Citizenship, Digital Communication, & Digital Media Unit

My Cyber Safety Wiki - K-12 cyber safety curriculum - Digital Security ~ Digital Communication ~ Digital Media ~ Digital Citizenship

a. Online Safety & Security in Collaborative Environments

Online Risks: Are You Safe From Harm? Moodle Lesson & Rubric - Click on Log In As Guest to open lesson web page

Lesson Websites (in addition to what is it the Moodle Lesson):

b. Create a Safe Online Profile Identity & Image

Create a Safe Online Profile Identity & Image Moodle Lesson & Rubric - Click on Log In As Guest to open lesson web page

Lesson Websites (in addition to what is it the Moodle Lesson):
Documents
  • Cyber Stalking - Have Students "cyber stalk" online to find specific facts about real people? Tip: Get permission from the real people first (I used my father, a fellow teacher, a fellow student that plays a sport in college, and a business person from the community )

c. Create a Safe Pictorial Identity & Image

Social Networks Moodle Lesson & Rubric- Click on Log In As Guest to open lesson web pageLesson Websites (in addition to what is it the Moodle Lesson):schoology_user_gui.jpg

d. Cyber Citizenship - Identify & Practice Online Etiquette & Responsibility

d1). Acceptable Use Policy is the Law

Acceptable Use Policies are the Law Moodle Lesson & Rubric - Click on Log In As Guest to open lesson web page

Lesson Websites (in addition to what is it the Moodle Lesson):
Documents
AUP Learn Sheet - handout for students to complete after going through the lesson resources

Los Angeles Unified School District AUP- I used this handout as a sample AUP for students to find the six important parts of an AUP (preamble, policy statement, definition section, acceptable uses, unacceptable uses, violation consequences/sanctions)

d3). US Copyright & Fair Use

Our Responsibility to Respect Other People's Created Works Moodle Lesson - Click on Log In As Guest to open lesson web page

Lesson Websites (in addition to what is it the Moodle Lesson):

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3. Online Collaboration & Knowledge Sharing Unit

a. Wikis - Create Content

Create a Wiki Moodle Lesson & Rubric - Click on Log In As Guest to open lesson web page

Lesson Websites (in addition to what is it the Moodle Lesson):
  • Videos: Video 1 Video 2 Video 3 Video 4
  • The Creator of the First Wiki - Ward Cunningham created the first wiki in 1995
  • Wiki Design Principles - students should be familiar with what makes a good wiki page before creating their own
  • Wiki Etiquette - it is also important that students know and practice good wiki etiquette when creating and adding to wiki pages
  • Wikispaces website Wikispaces Blog - we use wikispaces in this course to create individual student wiki pages on the course wiki; their wiki pages act as an e-portfolio of their created works done in this course
  • Voki - students create a talking avatar and embed it at the top of their wiki page introducing their wiki page to visitors
  • Vozme - a text to speech tool for students to create an mp3 file of their voice for their voki in case they are not using their cell phone or they do not want to speak in front of other students
  • Our course wiki on wikispaces
  • Hexadecimal Color Codes - teaching students to find their choice of color in formatting their wiki page text is a good thing. ;)
Documents
  • Placing Widgets on wikipages - I encourage students to add widgets throughout the course to create their own PLE and set a certain mood/aesthetics to their learning space they are offering visitors


b. Google Docs- Collaborative Content

Google Docs Moodle Lesson & Rubric - Click on Log In As Guest to open lesson web page

Lesson Websites (in addition to what is it the Moodle Lesson):
Documents
  • Google Docs Start Up Instructions - we used this to create class notes to introduce students to Google Doc


c. Social Bookmarking - Sharing Content

Social Bookmarking Moodle Lesson & Rubric - Click on Log In As Guest to open lesson web page

Lesson Websites (in addition to what is it the Moodle Lesson)
  • Video: Video 1
  • Delicious Website Delicious Website Help
  • Delicious Bookmark Tools - this is where students create their customized tagroll to embed on their wiki page (Words of caution: I advise my students to decheck (Add to my Network) and username, and make sure the tagroll title has only their first name or Delicious username; also, students need a minimum of 10 tags to create a tag roll embed code
  • Symbaloo - a fun website where students can customize their desktop according to their favorite websites; a different and visual take of collecting all favorite websites into one place
Documents
  • Delicious Start Up Instructions - additional note: Delicious has been bought out by AVOS, a company created by the original creators of YouTube. There may be some changes in the site when the new company takes over, which will cause me to change resources.


d. RSS, Feedburners, and Aggregators - Subscribing to Content

RSS, Feedburners, & Aggregators Moodle Lesson & Rubric - Click on Log In As Guest to open lesson web page

Lesson Websites (in addition to what is it the Moodle Lesson)

e. Blogs - Reflecting on Content

Blogs Moodle Lesson & Rubric - Click on Log In As Guest to open lesson web page

Lesson Websites (in addition to what is it the Moodle Lesson)
  • Video: Video 1
  • What is a blog?
  • Blogger Website - a asynchronous blog experience
  • Our Course Blog - note: I delete posts that are repeated each marking period so students do not have the advantage of looking at past students' comments; also, make sure you have all blog comments go to your email first for approval before publishing on your course blog (change this in Settings of blog on blogger)
  • Caution!!! Remove the Next Blog button at the top right corner of blogger. This is a random blog selector and you have no control to the content that "pops up" next. See videofor instructions how to change the code in Blogger in the head section of the code
  • Technorati - blog directory; have students click on Blogs at the top before they do their search; they should find blogs that match their interests
  • Technorati's Blog Quality Guidelines - this helps students understand what makes a blog a good blog!
  • CoverItLive - a synchronous blog experience; students LOVE this lesson. I introduce webcasts (the next lesson) with a session on CoverItLive; great because you can archive blog posts and comments for absent students (see my Emerging Technologies wiki page to see archived blog discussions
Documents
  • Blogging Do's & Don'ts- important to teach students what to do and not do when posting and commenting in blogs

  • Blogging Etiquette

  • How to Create a Blog


f. Webcasts- Broadcasting Content

Webcasts (Live & Archived) Moodle Lesson & Rubric - Click on Log In As Guest to open lesson web page

Lesson Websites (in addition to what is it the Moodle Lesson)
  • Video: Video 1
  • Ustream's Channel on YouTube - good to show students live streaming however since I cannot control the content, I do not place it on my course Moodle page. I will show students what is showing but always remember to watch prior to viewing.

CoverItLive Webcasts Links (this first part if this lesson is done in CoverItLive synchronous blogging - see above subunit; you will add these links to your Media Library in CoverItLive and then just click on the link when you are ready to post it during the live blog)

  • The Course Ustream Channel - I video the students with my iPhone using the Ustream app; we watch it on the projector while we are filming the "live" webcast; I then remove the webcast for privacy reasons.

Unit/Student Learning Map/Lesson Plan:

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4. Digital Storytelling Unit

a. Online Presentation

Out of the Ordinary Presenation Moodle Lesson & Rubric - Click on Log In As Guest to open lesson web page

Lesson Websites (in addition to what is it the Moodle Lesson):

b. Comic Strips

Comic Strips Moodle Lesson & Rubric - Click on Log In As Guest to open lesson web page

Lesson Websites (in addition to what is it the Moodle Lesson):
  • Comic Creator sites: Website 1 Website 2 Website 3 Website 4 Website 5 Website 6 Website 7
  • Picnik - use this online photo-editing site to crop screen shots of the comics that do not provide embedding or saving. Students copy and paste a screen shot of their comic strip into Paint, save it as a .jpg, then upload the file to picnik to further embellish with borders. Students may also crop the file in Paint with the selection tool. Students will then upload their .jpg to DivShare, which will provide an embedding code to place as a widget on their wiki.

c. eBook

Create an eBook Moodle Lesson & Rubric - Click on Log In As Guest to open lesson web page

Lesson Websites (in addition to what is it the Moodle Lesson):
  • Mixbook Website- this provides an eBook creation tool which is interactive for flipping pages. Students love it!
Documents
  • eBook storyboard - every good story begins with a storyboard


d. Interactive Story

Create an Interactive Story Moodle Lesson & Rubric - Click on Log In As Guest to open lesson web page

Lesson Websites (in addition to what is it the Moodle Lesson):

e. Audio Podcasts

Create Audio Podcasts Moodle Lesson & Rubric - Click on Log In As Guest to open lesson web page

Lesson Websites (in addition to what is it the Moodle Lesson):
  • Videos-: Video 1
  • Vocaroo - the easiest audio podcast creator!
  • Podcomatic - to create an enhanced podcast with cellphone (1 picture for track)
  • Yodio - to create an enhanced podcast with cellphone (2 pictures - 1 for cover and 1 for track)

Documents

f. Tour Destination

Create a Google Earth Tour Destination Moodle Lesson & Rubric - Click on Log In As Guest to open lesson web page

Lesson Websites (in addition to what is it the Moodle Lesson):
Documents

g. Screencast

Create a Screencast of your Google Earth Tour Destination Moodle Lesson & Rubric - Click on Log In As Guest to open lesson web page

Lesson Websites (in addition to what is it the Moodle Lesson):
  • Videos: Video 1 Video 2 the students may ignore the verbiage about compressors and codecs; your IT dept. should take care of this when they download Camstudio and create the computer image for your computer
  • Camstudio - need to download Camstudio (open source screen capture software); you may also use Jing
  • File Convertors: Media Converter Zamzar
  • Alternative: Students can narrate in Google Earth and save it. See this document. I wanted to combine the lessons to give students experience doing a screen capture.
Documents
  • How to Convert Files


h. Video Podcast & QR Code

Create a History Podcast & QR Code Moodle Lesson & Rubric - Click on Log In As Guest to open lesson web page

Lesson Websites (in addition to what is it the Moodle Lesson):
  • Videos: Video 1 Video 2 Video 3 Video 4
  • Backchannel for Project - we started this the last marking period this school year to share tips with other students
  • Online Stopwatch - this is great for students to gauge how long their script will be in narration
  • How to Use QR Codes - this is a fun animation created in Xtranormal
  • Kaywa QR Code Generator - students will copy and paste their video's YouTube URL into the generator to generate a QR code that will take a person, with a smartphone and QR Code reader app, right to the student's content on YouTube
  • CuePrompter- this site was added in the backchannel by one of my students who does the morning show at our school; she showed other students how to copy parts of the script into the cue prompter, which students could use to narrate and not be holding a paper
  • Vozme - a text to speech tool for students to create an mp3 file of their voice for their voki in case they are not using their cell phone or they do not want to speak in front of other students
Documents
  • History Podcast Storyboard


  • How to Use Vozme- text to speech to create .mp3 files - perfect if a student is shy about speaking in front of the class while narrating his show in MovieMaker



  • QR Code Easel Frame Copy - the students printed this paper, cut it, and placed it in the plexiglass easels I purchased at Walmart; to insert the QR Code image .jpg file, students after inserting the picture need to right-click the picture, select In Front of Text for text wrapping (or Format Picture and then choose Layout), and then re-size to fit the small square.


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