Kristi FETC info

Research that Lasts

Boni Hamilton - Presentation is available, Resources, Student Samples, and Library Curriculum -aggregation of interactive internet websites for teachers to use for free

Information Literacy Skills – research should build a conversation
Asking Questions
essential questions – big ideas – higher level thinking skills – classification – similarities and differences 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students should be able to ask great questions that don't have easy answers, early on – teachers provide questions, whole class questions, small group questions, individual questions
Determining Information Needs
Accessing Resources
Collecting/using Information
Synthesis and Publication

Judith Snyder – library media books for study skills, vocabulary building

Determining Information Needs
Break large essential questions into smaller questions to break up the task
Students work collaboratively
Whole Class, team, small groups, pairs, individual

Accessing Resources
Boolify– visual interactive web search tool, build the search visually, uses strict search for safety
Older Students: 21st century information fluency project
It's Elementary! Integrating Technology into the Primary Grades ISTE

Using Photos for Research is key for primary grades start by finding photos on a site like Ask students to analyze the pictures and make a list of questions that they might have about the pictures. Ask the students to analyze the time period, the clothes, the buildings, the habitat, etc. Use pictures for older students to build background information.

Primary Sources, Interviews, Develop Vocabulary Words

Look for Copyright Presentations by Doug Johnson

The Needed Virus: How to Spread 21st Teaching for 21st Century Students

Brad Fountain

We need to look at Professional Development in a new way
Identify Needs, Engage, Teach, Practice, Assess
Individualized Instruction and Assessment
Differentiated Professional Development

How are you modeling your learning for your students? Differentiate for Teachers!
Develop Professional Learning Communities
Discovery Educator Network – Star Educator Free Community, Training, Webinar
apple distinguished educators community
google for educators
Social Bookmarking –
Twitter – Mr. Tweet
Plurk – conversation in one area, discussion thread
TweetDeck - facebook, twitter, and plurk all in one window
Blog-find things that are of interest to you RSS Feed
Google Reader – Take your RSS and subscribe to it on your google reader
Individualize PD with access toPodcasts-TED Talks-creativity in your classrooms, Buzz Out Loud -cnet
help teachers find podcasts that will help them in their classrooms – dropcasting via computer or cell phone, hosted online
wikispace idea share for pd
commoncraft videos on youtube explanations in plain English find videos for professional use
create your own pd with, livestream, procaster-record computer screen and everything that is happening on the screen or webcam or webcam and screen
online presentation tools – find projects and instructions that are done
prezi – all web based, link to the site
slide rocket, zoho show, authorscreen, screencast-o-matic, snagit
collaboration is everything Webspiration – build inspiration document online allows multiple contribution simultaneously
google docs, dropbox, box-free tools to upload large files too large for email to go back and forth and share
skype and oovoo conference with professionals
Discovery Education Webinars that are online and free-professional development
edtechtalk free online pd videos
wiziq free online pd videos
DEN in Second life-hardware intensive, education networks on second life, ISTE island, Brain Rules – Book Groups – Brad's Blog the presentation will be on the blog

Power Googling

Meg Ormiston open wiki for you to use and add to

Productivity – Living in the cloud
Google Calendar-layers you can share individual layers
Google Docs-Forms in Google Docs
Gmail-SPAM filtering is excellent, threaded discussions within mail
Google Maps-layers of maps
Re-Group after 9 minutes
Advanced Search-teach this/master this 4 boxes:(Cyberguide SCORE)-technology based lessons with tradebooks, (rubric), (ppt), (vocabulary), (animation), (flash), keyword, exact phrase, or operator, not including
Custom Search- set the sites Google will search, name your five sites, name your search engine, have kids use your custom search to find your own filtered results

Google Sky-
Google Goggles-take a picture of something and it will find it, it also works with bar code

Top Five Tools
Goog-411-1-800-466-4411 free 411 information
YouTube-educational videos for free, on the wiki 25 ways to convert youtube videos out of youtube
Google Sketchup-3d Modeling in middle school to high school
Project Specturm – Students with Aspbergers who can use pictures to create
Google Earth – applications for any content area
Picasa- digital photographs, scans through your entire library and can tag with facial recognition

Top 3 Things that need to be on your computer for all educators
Google Earth

Google Sketchup

Differentiated Instruction through Technology

Adrienne Dowden

Teaching Differently
How we teach, what we teach, how students practice
There is a big difference between teaching and practice. Delivery-content-instruction and practice
On level, above level, and below level

Differentiate Instruction and Practice
Grouping Students-grouping that is flexible according to student needs
Curriculum-purchase curriculum that will help you differentiate
Practice More

Teaching Differently is about Responding to Change
Educating and Remediating at the same time

1. Response to Instruction
Differentiating Instruction
Response to Intervention Provide
immediate corrective feedback so that students are not practicing errors.
Be cautious of readability of text.

75-85% is great – Mastery is not 100%

Teaching Behaviors have not changed however student behaviors have changed

Teaching as a behavior is highly resistant to change.

Whole class lecture format is a norm. Practice activities are mostly paper/pencil.

Technology-Efficient, Informative, Individualized, Effective for Planning, Grouping

When programs are being sold-see if there are teachers who have been on the authoring team.

Is the feedback from program according to specific need

Develop oral language – let students listen to the story first

Keep in mind the lesson purpose is the most important

Research supports more interaction and more talking, oral proficiency in English is critical

Repeated Exposure – scaffolding with oral discussion of the content

Student Card and Teacher Card – students take turns being teacher and student asking each other about what they read, learned, saw, etc.
Telling synthesizes information
Listening Comprehension
happens first-teaching to the ear-receptive language
Progress through curriculum with scaffolding of reading and writing reading first writing last

Divide your time in half-teaching table for instruction to work stations.

Teaching is a dialog.

The lesson purpose differentiates teaching from practice.

Myguide program for differentiation

Plan for the on, below, and above.

Management – curriculum – instruction – achievement
Incorporate technology in the workstation

Create interactive, well-managed classrooms!
Work Areas
Teaching Table
Work Stations-working independently on a skill that has been learned
Worktable-working as a group on a new skill

Teacher Tools
Job Chart
Rotation Chart
Daily Schedule

Everything Doesn't Need to be Graded – Everything Has to be Honored

Not Now Necklace for when the students are trying to get to you when you are teaching

Less Whole Group Lecture – More Small Groups

Differentiated Instruction Grouping for Success Vicki Gibson

McGraw Hill Booth

Plexers puzzles for kids

Policies, Safety and Social Networking

Steve Dembo

CIPA – Children's Internet a Protection Act

Internet Safety Policy

Educating minors about appropriate online behavior
cyberbullying awareness
interacting with adults on social network sites

Every Student Should Be Fluent in:
Building a profile
commenting on a blog
posting a discussion forum
publishing on their own blog
collaborating on a wiki
live broadcasting
airing a podcast
sharing photos
releasing digital stories
asynchronous presenting Setting up web 2.0 graphics online social network ed-friendly alternatives open source you can download and install it on your school servers

Ning – online social network customizable social community very heavily monitored

College Confidential – community of people helping with the application process

Ideas for Integrating Internet Safety into the curriculum Virginia Wicki Davis


Science Leadership Academy SLA AUP

CEPA Updated in November for erate funding

What are their concerns, what concept is being taught, what other sites could do the same thing
View a No from a blocked site as
Steve Dembo

Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics

Engineer Teacher Connection Program

Mentors have the ability to share their knowledge.

ISTF: Internet Science and Technology Fair
Students form a team to solve a problem.

Http:// Engineer Teacher Connection Internet Science and Technology Fair Bruce Furino Director of both programs
Connects: Engineers and STEM Educators
Formal and Informal STEM Educators
STEM Educators with Resources
Each Profile:
Personal Information
Expertise Needed and or Expertise to Share
Resources needed and or resources to share

technical professionals to include scientists, medical technicians and others
develop teacher resource component with community and commercial vendors

Video Game Design for Middle and High School Students

Mike Ploor
Learning job skills through video games
Pivot Software
Free download Let's Play Pivot
Create maze activities in ppt
Stewart Middle Magnet School Tampa, FL

Gamers Corner

One person is direction reader the other is computer control one cannot touch the other

Team Roles, Collaboration

Step-by-step instructions with real job descriptions and duties

Learning Objectives are Defined

Objectives, real world situation

Free Help Card: You can ask one question with the card, you get 10 points of extra credit if you do not use it. Increases student collaboration and group problem solving.

Games build as an exe file so you can download and play

Business Partnering + Computer Technology = Video Game Design Foundations

School Specialty Intervention

Using Technology to Make RTI a Reality

Formerly AutoSkill

Ravi Ramsaran

Blended Media Solutions: Print and Technology

Target Area: 1, 2, 3 grade levels below-primarily 3 levels behind

Non-Negotiable Components of RtI
Dr. John McCook “The RTI Guide: Developing and Implementing a Model in Your Schools”

Time, Resources, Data

Universal Screening-test is administered online – reading fluency assessment students read into a microphone the reading is recorded and can be played back results are graphed Assessed Scored and Selected Students for Intervention quick and easy to administer
flexible and accessible data must be easily interpreted

Reading and math Intervention
Personalized Training Path – Dynamic Learning Platform
The program will re-direct for slow down or acceleration along the way and provide continuous reporting. All audio files are saved in student portfolio for growth demonstration.

Workbooks are included to supplement and support the technology. All work is planned around a thematic unit.

Motivation – the program has built in motivation

Progress Monitoring Reporting - consistently monitor progress online, results are given at instructional level. Progress Monitoring Dashboard Fidelity of Implementation-students are getting as much as they need

Case management – the program allows you to make observations within each student profile, all of the information is in one environment

All with Professional Development

i-Create: Digital Projects for the 21st Century Classrooms

Howie DiBlasi

“How do we prepare our students to read, write, create, and collaborate?”

You Tube Video Did you Know? - Updated Version Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration

ISTE NETS Standards

Create Problem Solving
Critical and Analytical Thinking
team Workstation Collaboration Skills
Information Gathering, Evaluation and Synthesis


Make a connection to society...what can I do to change the world

Create a Personal Learning Network PLN

Collaboration needs to be cross curricular. you can join a beginner group for PLN support, every week there are activities such as webinars

iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) Making connections outside the U.S. (there is a cost)

Http:// online teaching where you can take courses


Global Virtual Classroom: Free Online Educational Program to join classes in another country

Flat Classrooms Transforming learning through global collaboration this work by name of project

You can do a classroom match on epals. Epals is a free tool you can use to collaborate with other classrooms. There are projects developed by educators, they include essential questions, objectives, activities, timelines, etc. search for free video conferencing to match all state standards are You can download 50 educators to follow in Twitter. Also, 25 ways to use Twitter in the classroom.

Project Based Learning Examples and Full Lesson Plans-Edutopia, Edheads,
Jing – Free Screen Capture Tool Limited to 5 Minutes, if you pay $15.00 you can download your video as an MP4
MathTrain Website examples of math problem solving using Jing created by students

My Hero Project – Global Collaboration Project Idea...instructions are on the website

My Town – Our Town – Small Town Create a digital story about your community (website includes sample permission form to send to recording artist to ask permission to use)

TweakPS allows you to change the time, transition, automatically that works with PhotoStory

Digital History Website Have students present their work to an authentic audience, someone in another country, state, city, school, or parents or family.

13 Colonies of America – Interactive Site for Students

David Rumsey Map Collection Two Dimensional GIS Browser compare maps, trails, roads, with layers

Science-Cool Clicks Simulation Games

NCES Kids' Zone


Cyber Surgeons traveling down the Amazon – project based learning

Global Rock Stars – Fostering an International Community of Learning you can join and connect with countries to collaborate on a theme with real world project based learning

This I Believe is an international project engaging... Project created by a six year old student broadcast on National Public Radio

Journey North for kids partner with a classroom

The Backdoor to Enlightenment

Eight Steps to Living your Dream

Will you be the 10th person?

If It Isn't Free, It's Not for Me! takes a very long url and shortens it using key words use for collaboration students can contribute thoughts like a message board with post-it notes free to use forever, they have archived quizzes that you can use or create your own the students log-in and take their quizzes online, it grades their quiz as well OR you can use it as a practice site