2015 January Workshop

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A TodaysMeet room was created as a backchannel.

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The prayer is on the bottom of the 3-2-1 sheet.

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Reminder of 3-2-1 and Symbaloo bookmarks.

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We will be attending the SMART Education workshop on February 20th. I will send a link to register when I send out the workshop materials.

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I chose this quote for the top of today’s survey. I find it very important to reflect on our work together each month. I would like to take some time to have you share some of your successes since we began working together in October.

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We had looked at GoNoodle for brain breaks in October. They just added three Indoor Recess videos. In November we spoke about Jersey Clicks and search databases. I have registered for this webinar. I have a link to it under Webinars in the k12rcantech wiki. Joyce Valenza is a person I have had the privilege of meeting and speaking with several times. She is very knowledgeable in the area of library science. She used to work for a high school and has moved on to work at Rutgers University this year. I am certain the webinar will be filled with useful information.

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Creativity and Innovation Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes Communication and Collaboration Communicate information and ideas effectively using a variety of media and formats Technology Operations and Concepts Transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity Engage students in real world issues and solving authentic problems using digital tools and resources Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments Provide students with multiple and varied formative and summative assessments aligned with content and technology standards and use resulting data to inform learning and teaching Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership * Participate in local and global learning communities to explore creative applications to explore creative applications of technology to improve student learning

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We will be considering how to communicate and learn with other teachers around the world. We always have to focus on putting our best foot forward. As a Catholic school teacher, what we do and say always reflects on our Catholic identity. We are a public figure. We will be looking at a document that can be found on the Vatican website. The article is from THE SACRED CONGREGATION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION LAY CATHOLICS IN SCHOOLS: WITNESSES TO FAITH written by William Cardinal Baum on October 15, 1982. He outlines six elements that define lay Catholics in Schools.

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You are going to work in small groups in a method known as a Jigsaw. Just like a jigsaw puzzle. Each of you will have a small piece to read and analyze. If you do this in school, you can have each group read a part then come back together in a group with one representative from each piece. Each expert teaches what they learned. Afterwards, the teacher does a whole group debrief. I am going to have each group look at one element of lay Catholics in schools and then you will share with the group what was being said in the section and how your group connects what you read with sharing and communicating in online spaces. I will use the timer from last month to give you 10 minutes to read and discuss your thoughts. THE SACRED CONGREGATION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION LAY CATHOLICS IN SCHOOLS: WITNESSES TO FAITH Rome, October 15, 1982, Feast of St. Teresa of Jesus, in the Fourth Centenary of her death WILLIAM Cardinal BAUM Prefect My analysis: Realism combined with hope: We understand there are problems in the world, but we have to have a “healthy optimism…with the forceful courage that Christian hope and a sharing in the mystery of the Cross demand of all believers.” (26) Professionalism: “The first requirement, then, for a lay educator who wishes to live out his or her ecclesial vocation, is the acquisition of a solid professional formation. However, it is not enough that the initial training be at a good level; this must be maintained and deepened, always bringing it up to date…However, it is not enough that the initial training be at a good level; this must be maintained and deepened, always bringing it up to date…educators must realize that poor teaching, resulting from insufficient preparation of classes or outdated pedagogical methods, is going to hinder them severely in their call to contribute to an integral formation of the students; it will also obscure the life witness that they must present.” (27) Synthesis of Faith, Culture and Life: “the lay Catholic must appear as a witness to faith (29)…a Catholic teacher should always be alert for opportunities to initiate the appropriate dialogue between culture and…The Catholic teacher, therefore, cannot be content simply to present Christian values as a set of abstract objectives to be admired.” (30) Personal Life Witness: “Conduct is always much more important than speech...The more completely an educator can give concrete witness to the model of the ideal person that is being presented to the students, the more this ideal will be believed and imitated...it will then be seen as something reasonable and worthy of being lived, something concrete and realizable...Students should see in their teachers the Christian attitude and behaviour that is often so conspicuously absent from the secular atmosphere in which they live...the most important element in the educational endeavour is " always the individual person: the person, and the moral dignity of that person which is the result of his or her principles, and the conformity of actions with those principles.” (32) Communitarian aspects: “students should be guided by their Catholic teachers toward the development of an attitude of sociability…Lay Catholic educators are also members of the educational community…Therefore, close relationship should be established with one's colleagues; they should work together as a team…Therefore, close relationship should be established with one's colleagues; they should work together as a team.” (34) “A teacher must also be constantly attentive to the socio-cultural, economic, and political environment of the school: in the immediate area that the school is located in, and also in the region and the nation…Only close attention to the global reality - local, national, and international - will provide the data needed to give the kind of formation that students need now, and to prepare them for the future.” (35) “While it is only natural to expect lay Catholic educators to give preference to Catholic professional associations, it is not foreign to their educational role to participate in and collaborate with all educational groups and associations, along with other groups that are connected with education…Lay teachers should be reminded that professional life can sometimes be very remote from the activities of associations; they should realize that if they are never involved in or even aware of these activities, this absence could be seriously harmful to important educational issues. It is true that there is often no reward for such activities; success or failure depends on the generosity of those who participate. But when there are issues at stake so vital that the Catholic teacher cannot ignore them, then generosity is urgently needed.” (36) A Vocation, rather than a Profession: “The work of a lay educator has an undeniably professional aspect; but it cannot be reduced to professionalism alone. Professionalism is marked by, and raised to, a super-natural Christian vocation. The life of the Catholic teacher must be marked by the exercise of a personal vocation in the Church, and not simply by the exercise of a profession.” (37)

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We will use the Interactive Fruit Machine to pick which element will be discussed first, second, and so on.

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The Church has been involved in media for decades. In 1963 Pope Paul VI wrote a document. It is one of the first documents dealing with the Catholic Church embracing the new methods of communication is “Decree on the Media of Social Communications INTER MIRIFICA solemnly promulgated by His Holiness Pope Paul VI on December 4, 1963. In this image, Pope Paul VI is meeting with the astronauts. As Catholics, we are called to instill our human spirit in all of our media conversations, posting, and comments. Whatever we do online should be through the lens of being able to measure up to the great expectations of mankind and God’s design. If you have a question about what you are doing, you need to reflect on this concept.

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https://www.google.com/search?q=teacher+first+day+of+school+humor&es_sm=122&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=SdmvVLSYLfbasAT6z4HgAg&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1600&bih=799 Additionally, you have to realize that what he said in this same communication is that what we are doing online can be taken differently depending on who is reading and looking at what we do online. Let’s take a look at an image search for teacher first day of school humor. If we post something like this on a public page in Edmodo, or Facebook, or Twitter, or Pinterest our good judgment will be called into play. Some of these may ring true to you as a teacher, but may really rub a student, parent, principal, or official in the Archdiocese or greater Church as being inconsistent with our Catholic identity.

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/kalexanderson/12301114235 Creative Commons Attribution Kristina Alexanderson 2014 http://www.pccs.va/index.php/en/documents/discours/item/2364-2014-the-vatican-and-new-media-reflections-on-the-church-s-emerging-presence-in-the-digital-world-usa This note from the World Communication Day reinforces that as Catholics we are called to understand “new media” and recognize that it is not new media for our students. They grew up with the Internet. It is part of their normal world. We must experience these spaces so that we can knowledgably teach with these tools. Not only must we teach with the tools but understand the ins and outs from first person experience and show how they can be used from an educational perspective. Students understand how to use a tool for their own purposes but can miss the potential to put a tool to work for their educational benefit.

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I am not suggesting that you should use your name and photo in every online space. For the most part, everyone in the Edmodo group did post their full first and last name. There is at least one exception. Just a few of you used your photography. Some used a general symbol and others kept the default image. When I first began working online, I used a pseudonym for my id njtechteacher. I actually hand drew a little image. I tried to search for the image online and I cannot find it. I kept all of my online spaces locked down tight. To this day, my Facebook page is totally locked down. There are other spaces where I share more visibly. Twitter is one of them. When I started out I could have had annoro as my id, but I did not want to be visible. I think I did not even have my full name on my profile. As I began to converse with people I wanted them to be able to call me Ann. When I started going out to conferences, I wanted people to be able to recognize me by face. The more public I become the more careful I have to monitor what I say and do through the lens of a teaching professional and through the lens of my Catholic identity. I am not suggesting you need to use your own name or page a photo of yourself, but realize even if I had an id of justatech with no image, what I say and post can and will probably end up being connected with me. Nothing is really private on the Internet. That said, you can’t hide from the Internet. As was said in the document about lay Catholics: the gift of professionalism “must be seen as a vital reality, one which deserves the commitment of the entire person, something which is to become a part of one’s own life”.

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We talk about digital footprint. Juan Enriquez relates it to a digital tatoo.

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We looked at Edmodo for social learning. I want to ask someone to talk to use about how and why they use Pinterest professionally and then want to talk about Diigo for social bookmarking. I personally tend to use Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Instagram. I enjoy using YouTube to learn how to do things. LinkedIn gives me another way to connect with educators through various social sites. We will talk more about those platforms as the months pass.

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I asked you to join one or more Edmodo groups. One of the teachers I was speaking with last week didn’t see the “wow” of doing this. I want to share why Edmodo groups can be useful and powerful. When you look at your Edmodo screen, you will see your new groups with the PK-8 group. When you click on the group you will see the groups’ posts and folders.

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If a post is very interesting to you, you might want to save it. There are two ways to do this. At the upper right side of the post is a little down pointing arrow. You have an option to view the link to the post which you can then bookmark or add the post to your library. Most groups allow all members to post. Others do not. I had to make a connection with the gentleman who owns the brain breaks group. I sent him a note and he posted Go Noodle to the group posts.

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The Edmodo library can save things to come back to later or items you want to share with your students. This is how I save some of my items. Here is the Google entry and videos I shared with math students years ago (demonstration).

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When you click on the group you can also look at the group folders. Sometimes there are really interesting things here, too. Sometimes they are totally unrelated to the topic. It all depends on what the groups share.

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I did not ask you to join a community. Communities are set up by Edmodo and can be much larger. I am a part of the Computer Technology group. It is incredibly active. There are 12 Edmodo subject communities.

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There are also publisher communities that you can browse and follow.

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The easiest way to describe a smackdown is to see one in progress. The basic idea is that teachers share what they learned at an event so that whatever they found of value that someone else may not have seen gets on everyone’s radar. We are going to do a smackdown with what you learned on Edmodo. We will see a minute of a smackdown I recorded at EdCamp Leadership in Philly in July. Open the Google Doc and add what teachers share that they learned via their Edmodo Group.

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In the surveys it came across loud and clear that you are looking for sites to send students to practice content. I will begin adding a few student tools each month. I will give you a brief demonstration and description. You will have time to take a look on your own at the end of the workshop. The information about the sites is in the pink Subject Specific tiles in Symbaloo.

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Many people use Geoboards as a physical device to place rubber bands on a board to make shapes. In the early grades such as PreK, Kindergarten and first, this app can be used in teams. In the upper grades, it can be used individually. The app allows a student to place a rubber band on the board, drag to create a vertex. You can fill one shape or all shapes with color and remove one or all shapes. If you double click on a vertex the rubber band slips off the post. You can have a small or large geoboard. Try it. Can you create a four, five, and six sided shape? Run through all the options for the teachers. I bookmarked a lesson plan in Symbaloo.

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The Math Learning Center is a site that offers K-5 math curriculum and supplemental programs for skills practice. In addition to the Geoboard, they have seven other apps and web apps that are free.

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Elements 4D allows students to explore 36 different elements and their combinations. There are six printable pages that are the target images which build six blocks. You can investigate a single image or combine two blocks to learn if they will make a new thing. The DAQRI company also has lesson plans for the app and cubes for elementary, middle school, and high school. We will try a short exercise.

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OLP – Spanish - http://new.schoolnotes.com/xpages/view/291188 As we are talking about social learning, I want to share how I came across the next tool. I was asked for more Early Childhood ideas. One of the gentlemen I follow on Twitter is Matt Gomez. He is a Kindergarten teacher in Texas. He does a lot of sharing. I was reading through his blog and came across SafeShare. I think this could be a great tool for any teacher who shares YouTubes with their students because it removes all suggested videos and comments. Here is a SchoolNotes page from a teacher. The videos are great but they go right to the YouTube page. Imagine instead using SafeShare

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You go to the YouTube then copy the URL. Next bring up safeshare.tv. Look at how the video starts in YouTube.

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When you paste in the video link and generate the safe link you get a new link to share.

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Compare how it looks through SafeShare

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/internet-domain-riches-fail-to-arrive-in-tuvalu-2029221.html?printService=print We talked about domains in November. What about .tv?

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The Read Write Think website has a huge array of free tools for teachers. It also has lesson plans. It now also has free iOS apps. We used this years ago at Saint Michael. Some of the teachers loved it. I didn’t like it as much because you have to start and finish work in one session. It is really worth knowing about for the lesson plans and resources.

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One tool that the teachers used over the years is the Trading Card Creator. It is still online in its original format, but is now available in an iOS and Android version.

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It can be used for any subject area. I made a card about Peter Drucker whose quote I used in the survey. This could be used for Saint cards, historical figures, authors, mathematicians. You can save the image, mail it or print it. On the web, you used to only be able to print it. It is more flexible now. Take 10 minutes to create a trading card for your subject area and email it to me.

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I came across Collins Big Cat Books on Matt Gomez’s website as well. They are only available as iOS apps, but they are amazing and free. Let’s look at two of the three modes: Read to Me and Story Creator.

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These are all examples of skills. They are actions that you can observe a student doing.

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I joined a MOOC on Coaching Digital Learning. It will be starting the end of February for six weeks. I have a link to it on the k12rcantech wiki. We as a group have not started talking about TPACK, SAMR, and the Four C’s. If you want to learn more on your own this could be a great Massive Open Online Course. If you do join let me know and we can brainstorm and discuss the content through Edmodo. I can make a subgroup for those of us who join. http://k12rcantech.wikispaces.com/Online+Self-Paced+Learning

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I am going to walk you through how to sign up for a Diigo account and why I find it useful. We will work more with this next month. One of the things someone said in the survey from December is that they wanted a way to share links. Brittany used a Google Doc, but I think you will see that this may be a more useful way to share amongst ourselves. You have to first create an account and activate it. You can do it as I am talking if you wish.

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One you have the account, you need to sign in. Show my library. Talk about public vs. private and that private could inadvertently become public if the Diigo company makes a mistake or a hacker breaks it. It’s always a possibility. My private bookmarks tend to be about sites where people like or recommend my work. I would not mind if they become public, but it is for my personal information.

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Adding a bookmark can happen in a couple of ways from easiest to hardest. In My Library, click Add and fill in the form. On my computers, I install a bookmarking tool.

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When I go to settings and tools I can add the Diigolet toolbar or install the little app. Both allow you to have Diigo pick up information from the website you are bookmarking. The Tags leads us to a personal index system. People call it a Folksonomy as opposed to a Taxonomy. You choose words that make sense to you. They will recommend tags.

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Within Diigo you can create groups. I will share more about this next month. I have an RCAN Shared group that you can search for and join. When people share to the group, everyone can benefit.

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When you bookmark, just add the RCAN Shared group and your bookmark will become part of the group’s bookmarks. You can get an immediate, daily, weekly, or no subscription to the group’s bookmarks.

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Social Learning and Research Skills www.openclipart.org Credit for all clip art www.tinyurl.com/janreflect Do Now – Survey (If you did not complete it earlier this month) TodaysMeet todaysmeet.com/20150115am todaysmeet.com/20150115pm

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Workshop goals and resources

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Friday, February 20 200 Lexington Avenue (at 33rd Street – 2 ½ blocks past the Empire State building) Breakfast/lunch Up to 30 participants so we will start with one teacher per school

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Follow-up to 2014 k12rcantech.wikispaces.com gonoodle.com

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Student/Teacher Standards Creativity and Innovation Communication and Collaboration Technology Operations and Concepts Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership

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Lay Catholics in Schools: 6 Elements http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_decree_19631204_inter-mirifica_en.html http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/ccatheduc/documents/rc_con_ccatheduc_doc_19821015_lay-catholics_en.html

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Jigsaw Was is being said in your section? How does your group connect what you are reading with sharing and communicating online in spaces such as the Edmodo groups? http://www.classtools.net/education-games-php/timer

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Lay Catholics in Schools: Witnesses to Faith

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Our Catholic Identity/Media http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_decree_19631204_inter-mirifica_en.html …the laity especially must strive to instill a human and Christian spirit into these media, so that they may fully measure up to the great expectations of mankind and to God's design. ~ His Holiness Pope Paul VI https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasacommons/9457417239 NASA on the Commons – no known copyright restrictions

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Our Catholic Identity/Media http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_decree_19631204_inter-mirifica_en.html …At the same time they must take into consideration the entire situation or circumstances, namely, the persons, place, time and other conditions under which communication takes place and which can affect or totally change its propriety. ~ His Holiness Pope Paul VI https://www.flickr.com/photos/floridamemory/15030099560 Florida Memory – no known copyright restrictions https://www.flickr.com/photos/smithsonian/4406390700 Smithsonian Institution – no known copyrighth restrictions

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The Vatican and New Media https://www.flickr.com/photos/kalexanderson/12301114235 Creative Commons Attribution Kristina Alexanderson 2014 Reflections on the Church’s emerging presence in the digital world (USA) As Pope Emeritus Benedict said in his message for World Communications Day 2013:  The digital environment is not a parallel or purely virtual world, but is part of the daily experience of many people, especially the young (Message for WCD 2013).

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Think before you post https://www.flickr.com/photos/info_grrl/15365308728 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

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Your Online Life – TED Talk www.ted.com/talks/juan_enriquez_how_to_think_about_digital_tattoos (Takeaways?)

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Professional Social Learning

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Edmodo Groups https://www.flickr.com/photos/info_grrl/15365308728 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

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Edmodo Groups

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Edmodo Library

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Edmodo Group Folders

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Edmodo Communities Math Language Arts Social Studies Science World Languages Computer Technology Career and Tech Ed Health and PE Creative Arts Special Education College Readiness Professional Development

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Edmodo Publisher Communities

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Smackdown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CtCtHkwKFw Google Doc: http://tinyurl.com/2015JanSmack

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Student Tools

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Geoboard https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/geoboard-by-math-learning/id519896952?mt=8 http://www.mathlearningcenter.org/web-apps/geoboard/ Lesson Plan: http://illuminations.nctm.org/Lesson.aspx?id=465

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The Math Learning Center http://catalog.mathlearningcenter.org/apps

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Elements 4D https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/elements-4d-by-daqri/id782713582?mt=8/ Lesson Plans: http://elements4d.daqri.com/#lessons

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Matt B. Gomez - @mattBgomez Example: new.schoolnotes.com/xpages/view/291188

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SafeShare www.safeshare.tv

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SafeShare www.safeshare.tv

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SafeShare http://safeshare.tv/w/ejyeyopjWF

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.tv

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Read Write Think http://www.readwritethink.org/

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Trading Card Creator Web App: www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/trading-card-creator-30056.html Mobile: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/mobile-apps/trading-cards-30922.html

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Trading Card Sample

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Collins Big Cat Books

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Consensus www.tinyurl.com/RCANConcensus1

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MOOC-Ed k12rcantech.wikispaces.com/Online+Self-Paced+Learning

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Diigo www.diigo.com

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Diigo www.diigo.com

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Diigo www.diigo.com

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Diigo Tools https://www.diigo.com/tools

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Diigo www.diigo.com

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Diigo www.diigo.com

Summary: This session concentrated learning through Edmdoo Teacher Created Groups and student tools: Geoboard, Elements 4D, SafeShare.tv, and Read Write Think. Time was spent reviewing the 6 Elements of Lay Teachers in Catholic Schools and reflecting on their relevance in online spaces.

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