May 2016 PK-8 Technology Curriculum Map

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We will be following an activity from Loyola Press. Take a few minutes to think about and write down an area in which you would like the Holy Spirit’s support. It can be as a teacher, as a technology integration specialists, for our work today, or something else. After we have some time to prepare, we will share as we feel moved to do so. After an individual shares, we will all repeat “Come, Holy Spirit, help me.” Afterwards, for the month of May, we will pray the Hail Mary together. http://www.loyolapress.com/prayers-to-the-holy-spirit-pentecost-activity.htm

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At the beginning of our morning, as everyone was settling in and getting coffee, I played a short slideshow of various things that were shared on school websites and school social media sites regarding the use of technology to support education. I was curious about the types of postings, so I tallied what I found and created a pie chart. The largest category were students using a computer. It could have been a painting program, ABC Mouse, or another similar idea. The next largest grouping were photos of teachers and students using interactive whiteboards. Happily, the next largest collection of photos were students participating in a variety of ways in the Hour of Code. This category was much smaller last year and almost non-existent the year before. Then we find students using tablets such as iPads and Android devices. The next grouping was Spheros and other robotics. It was followed by students Skyping in other classes, experts, or participating in webinars.

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Our RCAN Six Sounds project is coming to completion. Please go to rcan6sounds.Wikispaces.com. You can vote for your fan favorite story. Feel free to invite your students to vote – even if they did not participate in the project.

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Our RCAN Stories collaborative project is also coming to an end. Once all the students finish the closing paragraphs, I will produce a PDF of the stories and illustrations and hope to have it published in the iBooks store, too.

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We are going to work on finalizing the technology curriculum map. I think that, from listening in on conversations last month, there may have been a level of stress about the contents of the curriculum map. Remember, this was developed over the last two years with input from over 60 elementary schools. It is intended to be something everyone can complete – even if there is no computer teacher or if a teacher only sees each class for 40 minutes per week. Remember, too, that your school may not have had a formal program. It may take a number of years for each grade level to complete all the skills for that grade level. If your sixth graders do not have the background that the technology curriculum core maps suggest from PK to fifth grade, they are not going to jump into fulfilling all the sixth grade skills next year. This was also our best guess based on the New Jersey Technology standards and the ISTE student standards. We will revisit the skills each year and make adjustments to the Core Maps. You may see something on the skill list and you have no idea what it is. Next year we will be talking about methods to incorporate skills into the school day and technology classes. You will learn as we go along. Remember we have each other as support!

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When I looked at the skills by grade level, the fifth grade really had an overabundance of skills. By the end of today, we may adjust it so that grades four and sixth through eighth has more skills. We may choose to remove some skills, too. The goal is that the skills in the core map for that grade level are mastered by June of that year. Some of the skills may have been introduced in Kindergarten through fourth grade…they may already be mostly mastered.

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In addition, some of the skills may be part of the work of the classroom teacher. For example, in the maps a skill states that the students will “use geographic mapping tools, with teacher directed Internet websites, to explore the school online.” When a Kindergarten teacher is talking about neighborhoods, this could become a natural extension of class if they have a computer with Internet access hooked up to a projector. You can support the teacher by assisting in common planning times or by being in the room to assist or model how to use Google Maps or Google Earth.

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As we work, we will use Poll Everywhere to gather some of your feedback. You can go to the PollEv or use your cell phone to text your response. This is a great tool to use with students, too.

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Now that we have completed the review of the skills by grade level, you will add your thoughts as to how you assess students and where you use Gospel values and faith connections with the skills. You can do it now or when you return to school. I have two different Google forms to collect your feedback.

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Please share your issues, successes, and ideas with the group then we will talk about a couple of new ideas.

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Jill Spellman from Holy Trinity in Westfield shared hstry.co (not .com) as an interactive timeline creator. You can add images, links, and more to create a timeline. She started using it with eight grade and found it could go as low as fifth grade. You do not need student email addresses to use the site.

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Doodle.com is a great, quick, free website to find a common day and time for meetings.

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We ran out of time for this last month and this month. We will look at it next year. I wanted to remind you that it is a great site for math teachers.

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I am considering creating an Edmodo book study this summer. It can be on any book you all would like to read. These are five I want to read this summer. http://www.amazon.com/dp/1118206533 The Art of Coaching 2013 – 360 pages – 5 stars with 53 reviews http://www.amazon.com/Integrating-Technology-Classroom-Tools-Student/dp/1564843459 Integrating Technology in the Classroom – Tools to Meet the Needs of Every Student 2015 – 250 pages – 4 stars with 1 review http://www.amazon.com/Ditch-That-Textbook-Revolutionize-Classroom/dp/0986155403 Ditch That Text Book 2015 – 240 pages – 4.5 stars with 49 reviews http://www.amazon.com/Teach-Like-Pirate-Engagement-Creativity/dp/0988217600 Teach Like a Pirate 2012 – 192 pages – 4.5 stars with 402 reviews http://www.amazon.com/Innovators-Mindset-Empower-Learning-Creativity/dp/0986155497 The Innovator’s Mindset 2015 – 252 pages – 5 stars with 113 reviews http://www.amazon.com/Things-You-Can-Google-Classroom/dp/098615542X 2015 - 50 Things You Can Do with Google Classroom – 80 pages – 4 stars with 93 reviews

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Next year, we will learn and share different ways to assess the skills we have on the technology curriculum core maps. We will work on ways to incorporate the skills in class. Finally, we will be discussing many ways that technology can support all learners as an accessibility tool.

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Please make sure you complete the survey this month. You will be giving me feedback on what went well this year with our workshops and how we can improve it even further in year three.

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PK-8 Technology Curriculum Map/Planning for Year Three Ann Oro oroann@rcan.org

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Come, Holy Spirit, help me.

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RCAN Six Sounds VOTE Until May 27!

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RCAN Stories Read the book soon!

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Technology Curriculum Map

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Skills 180 days of school

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Remember We are saying the students will MASTER the skill in that grade level. Previous grade levels will most likely lay building blocks for that mastery. Classroom teachers will likely work on some of the skills.

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Poll Everywhere OR Text annoro to 37607 then text A or B

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Assessments and Gospel Values In what ways do you assess students? www.tinyurl.com/rcanassess How do you utilize Gospel values and faith connections in technology lessons? www.tinyurl.com/rcanvalues

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Networking Time

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hstry.co

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Doodle.com

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3 Act Math http://mrmeyer.com/threeacts/watertank/

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2016-2017 Summer

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2016-2017 Workshops

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Survey http://tinyurl.com/rcan2015survey5

Summary: Slides and notes from the May 2016 Technology Integration Workshop

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