The iPad offers some great capabilities when you think about using the Accessibility options. Below are some great Periscopes of PD about how to set up the Speech tools on your iPad, as well as, integration ideas.
Kami Butterfield, 3rd grade teacher in Baxter Springs, KS recently did this Periscope talking about how to use the Notes app in the classroom integrating the Accessibility Speech Tools and more!
You may have come across this image or others like it online that appear to be a one stop resource guide when it comes to integrating technology with Webb's Depth of Knowledge, as well as, the SAMR model.
I would highly encourage you NOT to use it as your guide. Why you ask?
Placing Apps or Web 2.0 tools into one category or level goes against meaningful technology integration.
What a teacher or student DOES with the App/Web tool defines the SAMR or DOK level.
The document linked below does a great job of taking each level of DOK and providing examples of technology integration. They do not list Apps or sites, simply suggested skills that coincide the DOK.
The two videos below are great introductions to Webb's Depth of Knowledge if you are not familiar with it or need a review.
This video is great because it demonstrates DOK in an ELA classroom at the middle school level.
Dan Meyer's TED Talk below discusses the importance of digging deeper in mathematics utilizing real life activities to approach levels 3 and 4 DOK. A must watch whether you teach math or not.
Watch a replay of my Periscope on this blog post.
Watch the video below if you need to know how to change your Reply Settings in WEBMAIL. :)
The Hour of Code is approaching... (December 7th-13th)
Students will love that the theme this year is Star Wars! Don't worry Frozen fans.. they still have the Ana and Elysa games.. :)
Code.org is even offering prizes for schools who participate!
Watch the two videos below to generate excitement within your building for this event.
My suggestions to promote this event?
Websites for Coding
Link to previous resources for Hour of Code here. Many of great websites and video tutorials to further generate excitement in your school or classroom.
Apps for coding
Below are sites discussed during a recent Periscope by Jen Jones for reading. Several great sites worth taking a look at to add to your classroom. Watch the entire Periscope below as well.
Meet the newest social media app that is taking the Education Community by storm, Periscope!
This app from Twitter, lets you stream live video broadcasts over your phone so others can watch in real time. To me it is like having a webinar on your phone.. ;)
Educators across the globe are using this app to deliver short PD on all kinds of topics relating to the classroom. Can't watch it live? NO PROBLEM! Use the site Katch to get a replay of the periscope created.
Below are some links to Teacher Periscopers to check out. Check back too because I'm sure this list will be growing!
Below is my first Periscope on the App Tiny Tap. In this scope you will learn how to create your own, as well as, gain ideas for the classroom. Stay tuned though, because I will creating more scopes for additional PD resources. :)
Jen Jones, founder of Hello Literacy, did some great Periscopes about Digital Creation last week. Below are links to a few of them. Definitely worth it to watch!
I loved the idea that Jen shared about having students do a research project, then creating a Kahoot to share with the class to see how much they learned from the topic.
Check out the #PeriscopeEDU hashtag to find links to recent education related scopes!
As methods of communication have become revolutionized, we each have gained a new potential. The power of building a "Digital Footprint". Your digital footprint is your online presence and how you are represented in an online space. You decide how your want your image to be portrayed.
Not sure of what your digital footprint is? Stop and take a moment to Google yourself. You may be surprised with what you find. Try clicking on the images tab in Google. Again, you may be surprised at the results.
Teachers and students need to understand the importance of a positive Digital Footprint. The saying below holds true that, "Your digital footprint will carry far more weight than anything you might include on a resume." (-Chris Betcher) The video below is a great resource to watch for yourself, as well as, students in secondary.
Teachers can promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility. See the end of this post for additional resources.
resources for digital citizenship
Below is a list of math sites to consider if you have students that need additional help in Math.
Sites with an * are my favorites.
Technology Integration Specialist for FTCSC