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    EASY TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS

    Melissa Minkin, M.Ed., N.B.C.TThomas A. Edison Middle School www.TeacherHacks.net/nbct2014

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    OUR UCLA GRANT

    My students bring a literacy to class that isnt validated by school. I wanted to use that

    literacy of youth culture, music and technology to teach ELA.

    UCLAs Teacher Initiated Inquiry Project enabled my team to do so. Even with OLD technology

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  • HOW THIS SESSION WILL WORK

    You will get a taste of lots of free apps and ideas about using them in the classroom.

    For more details about each, please visit my my blog:www.TeacherHacks.net

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  • HOW THIS SESSION WILL WORK

    If you are just getting started, this is the order I recommend for introducing tech projects.

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    #1 CLASSROOM

    CHAT ROOMS

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  • USING TODAYSMEET.COM

    Todaysmeet.com allows students to chat in class - with no accounts, logins or passwords to manage

    Its a great first tech project.

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  • HOW TO USE CHAT ROOMS IN SCHOOLRead a novel, then chat in character.

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  • HOW TO USE CHAT ROOMS IN SCHOOL

    Discuss what you are working on now. This is a chat about

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  • HOW TO USE CHAT ROOMS IN SCHOOL

    Wrap up a lesson, a unit or a semester.

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    BENEFITS

    Democratizes the conversation

    Gives more opportunities for each student to weigh in

    You can generate a transcript

    Technology excites and engages students - they

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    STUDENTS TAKE OWNERSHIP

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    STUDENTS TAKE OWNERSHIP

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    STUDENTS TAKE OWNERSHIP

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    #2START A CLASSROOM

    BLOG

    OR, BUMP YOURS UP

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    WHY BLOGGER? (BLOGSPOT.COM)

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    BASIC USE OF BLOG (USING BLOGGER)

    Central place for me to organize any technology

    related activity.

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    STUDENTS COMMENTS

    Now I do this

    before I introduce

    Google Docs and MyMail

    It helps them

    master their

    mymail username

    and password

    - a baby first step

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    MY COLLEAGUES CLASS BLOG

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    ADVANCED BLOGGING

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    BLOGS AS DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS

    My colleagues students blog

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    #3GOOGLE FORMS

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    COLLECT INFO - NO SIGNING IN

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    ASSESSMENTS

    Google Apps for Education Team @juliastiglitzJulia Stiglitz

    Advanced tip: you

    can set this to score

    the answers for you

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    MORE FORMS

    Google Apps for Education Team @juliastiglitzJulia Stiglitz

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    ALL THE DATA COMES TO YOU LIKE THIS

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    #4GOOGLE DOCS

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    COMMENTINGSet sharing settings to anyone with the

    link can comment

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    MANAGING STUDENT WORK

    Google account is too hard to manage when students share their assignments

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    SHARE THE LINK INSTEAD

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    FORM FEEDS INTO SPREADSHEET

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    FORM FEEDS INTO SPREADSHEET

    Students using the Google

    URL shortener to make this

    even easier for me to manage

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    THE OLD WAY TO HAND OUT PAPER

    Ms. Marshman Explains GPA by Todd

    Berman http://flic.kr/p/aqKMNZ

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    THE NEW WAY

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    MAKE A MASTER WITH VIEW ONLY

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    THEY SHARE THE LINK TO THEIR DOCUMENT

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    YOU RECEIVE THE LINKS THE SAME WAY

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    #5WORD CLOUDS

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    STUDENT EXAMPLE

    I asked students to explain what makes a good book review

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    I dropped their responses into Tagxedo.com

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    TAGXEDO.COM GENERATED THIS

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    USE FOR POLLING, WHIP-AROUND, ETC.

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    EASY TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS

    Melissa Minkin, M.Ed., N.B.C.TThomas A. Edison Middle School

    www.TeacherHacks.net

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