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  1. page home edited ... Thus, the 2009-2010 Enhancing Education through Technology grant proposal from Englewood Schoo…
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    Thus, the 2009-2010 Enhancing Education through Technology grant proposal from Englewood Schools and Littleton Public Schools seeks to redress these concerns. In a snapshot view, we propose to deliver a high quality, research-based professional development cycle to the 9th grade Language Arts teachers. Our outcomes will include that teachers will have a deeper understanding of electronic academic databases, information validation skills, the syntax of the Internet, a solid grasp of Copyright and Fair Use policies, and finally, a mastery of best practices with regard to safe Web-based publications. We will anchor our “technology-specific” professional development within the greater context of the Adolescent Literacy Workshop planned for this summer, and further, use the Professional Learning Community framework to leverage and extend our professional development. While we will give particular focus to the information side of information technology, we will provide technology, in the form of laptop computers, to the participating teachers and specialists. Without ubiquitous access to a laptop, the attempts to redefine classroom practice are hindered.
    In short, we are offering a proposal that is based on identified needs, offers a research-backed professional development plan that addresses those needs, and then equips the participants with the tools necessary to effect 21st Century changes in their classrooms. Finally, in the spirit of continual improvement, participants will share lesson plans and experiences to the betterment of both Englewood and Littleton students.
    This program is supported by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education under
    Title II, Part D of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (NCLB) – Enhancing
    Education through Technology to the Colorado Department of Education.

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Thursday, March 11

  1. page Wiki Skills edited ... ADDING WIDGETS TO YOUR WIKISPACE Widgets are a great way to add functionality and other data …
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    ADDING WIDGETS TO YOUR WIKISPACE
    Widgets are a great way to add functionality and other data to make your wiki more interactive.
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    badge, module, webjit,webjiz, capsule, snippet,
    Find other widgets
    http://www.google.com/ig/directory?synd=open&source=gghp
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Wednesday, January 13

  1. page Wed, Jan 13th at Wilder edited ... Have a peer read it into the podcast recorder and listen to his/her audio file. Cut and past…
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    Have a peer read it into the podcast recorder and listen to his/her audio file.
    Cut and paste your text into www.vozme.com. The female voice is a bit more bearable. Two other sites (with better voices): AT&T Text-to-speech | Expressivo
    {file:///C:/Users/mporter/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.png} {file:///C:/Users/mporter/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot-1.png} Peer Editing:
    Explore color-coding/highlighting and the insert comment feature.
    The insert comment is found under the Insert>Note.
    It puts a small, yellow stick note into the text that can be clicked on to expand a text box with notes in it. Note that if you hover over the sticky you'll get the pop-up text. Do not however, highlight a word and insert a note over it--it will erase the selected word.
    Publishing:
    Wikis:
    A few Teacher Wikis in LPS
    - Kindergarten / First Grade - http://watchingandchanging.wikispaces.com/
    - 4th Grade - Mrs.Sheftel's Wiki
    - 4th Grade - ( just started ) posted student videos - http://twain04.wikispaces.com/Colorado+Characters
    - 5th Grade - http://lenski5th.wikispaces.com/5th+Grade+Home+Page
    - 5th Grade - http://eastdragonden.pbworks.com/
    - 5th Grade - http://goutell5.wikispaces.com/
    - 5th Grade - http://mrsurbanek.wikispaces.com/
    - 5th Grade - http://mrsclaus.wikispaces.com/
    - Middle School Powell News - http://powellnews.wikispaces.com/
    - High School Science - http://optionshighschool.wikispaces.com/
    - High School Lang Arts - http://awnm09smith2.wikispaces.com/
    - High School Spanish - ( just started exploring using this for student recordings ) http://kitchespanol1.wikispaces.com/
    - High School Spanish - ( audio files to download ) http://ahsspanishpodcasts.wikispaces.com/
    Blogs:
    If you do NOT have a Blogger (Google) account start by clicking here.
    A Quick Tutorial
    {http://www.wikispaces.com/i/mime/32/application/pdf.png} Blog Directions.pdf
    AND/OR
    Blogger Quick Start Guide
    How Do I Edit My Posts
    Once you have created a post you have the ability to edit the contents of that post. Click here to learn how to edit your blog posts.
    Comment Moderation
    When using a blog as part of your classroom activities, one of the most important features for you to enable is "Comment Moderation". This allows you, as the teacher, to preview and approve any comments made by your students BEFORE they go live on your blog. The will help you prevent inappropriate comments and/or "cyberbullying" incidents. Click here to learn how to enable the comment moderation feautres of your blog. IMPORTANT NOTE: With comment moderation turned on you have the ability to Approve or Reject a comment made to your blog BUT users do not have the ability to edit the comments they have made.
    Customizing Your Blog
    Once you have mastered adding posts to your blog and moderating the comments you may want to add some expanded functionality and "glitz" to your class blog. Click here to learn how to customize the layout and add Google widgets to your blog.
    Using Blogs in the Classroom
    As you begin to explore blogs for writing you may wonder how can I utilize a blog with my students. The following document will give you a place to start in imagining the possibilities for blogs and your students.
    {http://www.wikispaces.com/i/mime/32/application/msword.png} EduBlogs.doc
    {file:///C:/Users/mporter/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot-2.png} {file:///C:/Users/mporter/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot-3.png}

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  2. page Wed, Jan 13th at Wilder edited ... What steps do you take to ensure that the technology is an asset to your class? What are the p…
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    What steps do you take to ensure that the technology is an asset to your class? What are the procedures that you’ll take for check out of the machines? What is the quickest way to get the computers back in the cart? What about making sure that they all arrive back safely? Who is responsible to make sure that all the computers are plugged in and charging?
    Scenario #5:
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    your students?
    Representing similarities and differences in a graphic or symbolic form enhances students' understanding of and ability to use knowledge (Marzano 16)
    What are the modes of expository writing? See: http://www.bham.wednet.edu/departments/currdept/asmtoff/MSExpWrite/OrgStructure.html
    Web based resources:
    http://www.edhelper.com/teachers/graphic_organizers.htm?gclid=CLysyeL-5IcCFQtBUAodtnXZgg
    http://www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/graphic_org/
    http://www.readwritethink.org/student_mat/index.asp
    www.gliffy.com
    http://mywebspiration.com
    Creating Graphic Organizers with your word processor
    http://poweringup.wikispaces.com/Graphic+Organizer+Templates
    Drafting/Editing/Revision:
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    Turn off the tools! Get ideas, text and content down.
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    Turning off the tools. Go to Tools>Spellcheck>Options>click “Check spelling as you type”
    Challenge your students with word count.
    Tools>Word Count
    Organization: Color-coding the text
    View>Toolbars>Formatting
    Develop common language—the pink = a topic sentence, blue is a supporting detail, etc
    Transitions:
    http://www.studygs.net/wrtstr6.htm
    http://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/taylorse/Taylors%20Elementary%20Curriculum%20Information/elatrans.asp
    http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/h/transitionwords.htm
    http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/h/chronologicalnarrativep.htm
    http://teachers.plainfield.k12.in.us/wac/documents/PHSTransitionsHandout.pdf
    http://www.elc.byu.edu/classes/buck/w_garden/classes/buck/transitions.html
    Sentence fluency:
    Sentence combining:
    {http://www.wikispaces.com/i/mime/32/application/pdf.png} sent-comb-practice.pdf
    How did you do?: http://www.guilford.edu/about_guilford/services_and_administration/writing/style/syntax.html
    Grade Level Analysis:
    http://www.editcentral.com/gwt/com.editcentral.EC/EC.html
    Word choice:
    http://www.visuwords.com/
    www.wordle.net (instructor–led)
    Power words: color coding.
    Dictionary/thesaurus
    CRTL + F7
    Voice:
    Podcast your draft. Listen back to it and make notes on your hard copy about changes.
    Have a peer read it into the podcast recorder and listen to his/her audio file.
    Cut and paste your text into www.vozme.com. The female voice is a bit more bearable. Two other sites (with better voices): AT&T Text-to-speech | Expressivo

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  3. page Wed, Jan 13th at Wilder edited Scenario #1: Students are to be peer editing on a draft in preparation for writer’s conferences.…
    Scenario #1:
    Students are to be peer editing on a draft in preparation for writer’s conferences. Instead, they are gathering in the corner and snickering around one student’s laptop. You ask them to stop, but within minutes they are huddled around the student’s laptop and laughing aloud, disrupting the entire class. How do you handle it?
    Scenario #2:
    Early in the school year, a handful of students approach you and ask if they can participate in class without using technology. They would rather use paper and pencil. What do you tell them and why?
    Scenario #3
    After your first writing assignment that requires internet research, you believe that a number of students have cut and paste text from web sites and passed the work off as their own. How do you confirm that the text is not the students’ original writing? What discipline steps do you take. How do you avoid this situation in the future?
    Scenario #4:
    What steps do you take to ensure that the technology is an asset to your class? What are the procedures that you’ll take for check out of the machines? What is the quickest way to get the computers back in the cart? What about making sure that they all arrive back safely? Who is responsible to make sure that all the computers are plugged in and charging?
    Scenario #5:
    You want to extend the writer’s wall to the 21st Century. You decide, and the students are excited about the idea, to use some online tools to publish students’ writing. However, as you begin to share the idea with the parents of your students, some concerns arise. What steps do you take to alleviate parent concerns and ensure safe online behavior for your students?

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