Winters Module 4

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Winters Middle School Feb. 11, 2015
Module 4 - Creating a Digital Collaborative Classroom


Objectives: Teachers will

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


Using Edmodo and Google Forms to Create a Collaborative Classroom

 

Activity

Handouts / resource

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 from members of the group.

Evolution of the desk

http://magazine.good.is/articles/evolution-of-desk



Hands On Activities for the Collaborative Classroom


Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence:http://web.utah.edu/taresources/Collaborative.htm


Teach@Thought

http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/10-team-building-games-that-promote-critical-thinking/


DePaul Teaching Commons: Collaborative Learning Activities

http://teachingcommons.depaul.edu/Classroom_Activities/collaborative/activities.html

http://www.jokes4us.com/



An Introduction to the Edmodo Classroom


Sharing how a teacher at Winters uses Edmodo/Illuminate


Gina Johnson

Google Forms:A new best friend

Click on the link to the right and take the survey


Coffee Slam http://goo.gl/forms/NbHXRIufmB






A fun 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

         http://www.tagxedo.com/

 

10 Really Good Site to Create Word Clouds

http://www.moreofit.com/similar-  to/www.wordle.net/Top_10_Sites_Like_Wordle/


Reflections

What did I learn today

What do I need in the future

Do feedback for presenters

 



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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G87pHe6mP0I

 

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 --  March 4  Module 7  Digital Citizenship

 

Module 4: Creating a Collaborative Classroom

 

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