West Oakland Module 4

Creating a Digital Collaborative Classroom
December, 17, 2015

Objectives: Teachers will

  • become familiar with digital classrooms.
  • think of alternatives to paper and think of ways to go paperless.
  • how to create collaborative environments for students.

Techniques to Create a Collaborative Classroom

 

Activity

Resources

Introduction to the collaborative digital classroom -- Moving into the Future

         Changes in the Desktop

 

Discuss with shoulder buddy how this video relates to your own workspace at home/school and your students workspace at home/school

 

         Report out to the group.

Evolution of the Desk

 





Hands On Activities for the Collaborative Classroom

 

Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence:

 

Teach@Thought

 

DePaul Teaching Commons: Collaborative Learning

Jokes source-remember not all appropriate for middle school classrooms

http://www.jokes4us.com/

Working with Edmodo: Student Learning Mgt. 

What's different from Google classroom?

Can be accessed by parents

Direct incorporation of quizzes

Other Resources
Edmodo Help Center

 

Student Tutorial

 

Videos to introduce your students to Edmodo:

Katie Regan Series

An Introduction to the Google Classroom -- Kennan Scott

          Quick demo of how to start

https://www.google.com/edu/products/productivity-tools/classroom/

Google Forms:A new best friend

Click on the link to the right and take the survey

 Collaborative Proofreading

Group 1 Read and correct Doc D together

Group 2 Read and correct Doc A together

Remember to save your original and to rename each group's "working" doc so that each  can have a new copy, e.g. Doc A Period 1 Tigers with Tigers being the name of the cooperative group.

 

Coffee Slam form

 

Tutorials on the web that are current and good

 

Google Forms 2014 Tutorial  12 minutes

 

Google Forms – Google Drive’s Hidden Gem 13 minutes

Magic Moment

Wordle

Other interesting Wordle like resources

 

Tagxedo will make specific shapes out of your word lists -- like a US map

 

10 Really Good Site to Create Word Clouds

Reflections

         What did I learn today

         What do I need in the future

         Do feedback for presenters

 

Testing is coming up. Let's keep it in perspective.










The Testing Camera
 http://fablevisionlearning.com/blog/2014/12/the-testing-camera/

 

NEW RESOURCE for collaborating with parents -- Quick word about Skype Translate

You Tube Video for Skype Translate

 

Creating a Positive Classroom Environment -- short inspirational video

 

Unfamiliar with Edmodo-Some videos to watch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo2Odx2oDL4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHtwgZEHzNs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzPHQr1ONaA

Edmodo in the middle school:

20 ways to use Edmodo:



Next steps:

  • Complete the digital classroom environment or add more components

  • Create/revise a new lesson where it is most appropriate using the digital classroom environment and reflect on the lesson’s outcome and student responses

 

Follow-up suggestions for Edmodo:

  • Teachers look at the Edmodo communities and join one or two.

  • Teachers engage parents in the Edmodo environment.

  • Teachers create quizzes in Edmodo.


Next meeting --  January 27  Module 7  Digital Citizenship

Downloads:

Collaborative Editing Doc A for WOMS

Collaborative Editing Doc D for WOMS

Module 4 S2H for WOMS

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