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Reminder of coffee, tea, cookies; location of restrooms; and take care of your needs - no actual break.

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Prayer from handout as group.

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One of the major benefits of coming to these technology integration sessions is getting to meet other teachers who are helping their students and teachers. People share what is working at their schools and ask questions about issues that they could use help with. We’re going to go around the room and share who your name, what you do in the school, and one procedure you have in your class that makes your life easier with your students in class.

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I want to start with a quick video clip. I know that many of the schools have the ability to display YouTube videos at school. The benefit of these videos is they tend to be short and to the point. There is no reason to show a class length video if a few minutes can be spent and then the students can work together. Before we watch the clip, I want to ask you a question but don’t volunteer and answer. Just think. One of the research supported best practices in student learning is to provide think time. Some students need more time to generate an answer. While I prepare to gather your answer, jot down a few reasons that make YouTube imperfect in the classroom.

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Some of your teachers may use popsicle sticks with student names to randomly select students to answer a question. If they have a computer - and better still a computer with a projector - they may want to use something like Classtools.net’s Interactive Fruit Machine. Before our session started I put everyone’s name who is in this session into the fruit picker and I clicked the Save Floppy Disk icon. I could use this everytime I see this class of students all year long. It saves time. Brain research shows that we learn better when we move. Once a student answers, they can come to the board, click remove, and click the Fruit Machine button.

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Safeshare.tv turns a YouTube video link into a new permanent link without ads, suggested videos, or comments. Teachers can use these links on homework pages instead of links to YouTube. Most parents do not have Internet filtering software and the teacher won’t have to worry about something inappropriate popping up at home because of a video they shared.

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Share spaces available for all teachers in RCAN.

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See what others are bookmarking. You don’t have to have an account to look at the links. I bookmark everything I show at each workshop here too.

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When you are working with teachers as the technology integration specialist you ALWAYS begin with the learning. NEVER begin with the devices, software, and apps. We will learn many new tools together but make sure you are focusing on the student and teacher. When you meet with a teacher, one way to begin is to ask about upcoming lessons and find out which lessons tend to drag for the student and teacher. You can then start thinking about the devices, the apps and software, and the teacher’s comfort level. In an iPad, the camera can be a fantastic starting point. Whether students are having trouble with the concept of adjectives, or multiplication facts, or something else think about how you can turn it into a scavenger hunt with the iPad and then have the students describe what they did. We will look at some tools today that make it so easy. Perhaps you can help a social studies teacher to use Google Maps or Google Earth. You want to find the one thing that will support student learning, be fairly easy for the teacher, and take advantage of the tools your school has.

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We are focusing on word processing and keyboarding since it is an easy entry skill and we are meeting for the first time this year. Think about the controversy of period space or period space space. It shows how this is a necessary skill for all students.

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Sign on by going to catholicschoolsnj.rubiconatlas.org. Choose Browse > Curriculum Maps - you can see the “core” maps for technology, English/Language Arts, and Math that were created collaboratively by teachers in the Archdiocese of Newark. Change the filter to Subject-Information Technology and Map Type-Core. Next choose the grade level such as first grade. You can see the units, the “things” we are teaching which are the concepts, the things students will be able to do which are the skills. The Assessment column does not give you assessments, but it shares the types of assessments the teachers said they do for this grade level. The Gospel Values column shows ideas for integrating Gospel values and faith connections in this content area.

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Change the filter to Subject: Information Technology and Map Type: Core to see the PK-8 Technology Curriculum Core Map

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Click on any course, e.g., Grade 1 Technology, to see the content, skills, standards, and Gospel values in the map broken down by unit.

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In the curriculum maps, you will see the NJ State Standards noted such as 8.1.2.B.1.

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If you search for teacher maps, you will see the curriculum for all teachers. There are 725 records.

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To hide the blank courses, place a checkmark in the Hide Empty Courses block.

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You can also search curriculum to see what other teachers are doing to implement the curriculum with their students. Go to Search > Curriculum from the top menu. This time, change the filter to First Grade for Information Technology as a Subject but use a Map Type of Teacher.

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There are 343 unit curriculum entries on this results page. If you add the words word processing to the keyword filter it will give you fewer results. Remember when everyone was practicing putting in plans many fields were left blank. This will search the fields for the words word processing.

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Now there are 59 results. In red the words word and word processing help show what is found in the fields.

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You can also but a check next to the blue hand to search for the keywords in lesson plan documents. A check in the paper clip will search for those words in attached files.

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We are going to focus on those word processing and keyboarding skills through Google Classroom.

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One feature in Word that does not exist in Google Docs (yet) is the ability to show hidden characters in a document such as where someone pressed the return key (backwards P), the tab (little arrow), and the space bar (little dot between words). It is helpful to see those marks when looking at the youngest student’s work in rubrics.

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Sign on to my Google Classroom.

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Choose #001 Discussing Word Processing and Keyboarding Skills. You can use Rubicon Atlas to look at skills for my document Discussing Word Processing and Keyboarding Skills. You will find your group sheet on the Google Sheet. One person can type the discussion points from your group. The #001 Keyboarding document can be edited by everyone. Park your conversation and thoughts specific to keyboarding there.

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You have 18 minutes to work with your group of four people.

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Set timer in Google to 18 minutes.

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Take a look at the notes from the other groups. Do you see something that you would like to ask about? Is there a conversation you had with your small group that you would like to bring to the entire group?

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Review the four projects available to all teachers in the Archdiocese of Newark. Please have the teachers go to the site to subscribe to an email so I can get in touch when the forms are ready to opt into the projects. Review RCAN Stories and RCAN 6 Sounds from last year. Share the details of the RCAN Monsters and Christmas Card Exchange.

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Please help me to decide which area of the technology curriculum core map we will focus on in January.

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Talk about the difficulties of finding a free, robust painting site for Chromebooks and Chromeboxes. Denise McDermont will be happy to set up a 3 week trial. The best I could find in the Chrome Store was Sketchpad from Sketch.io, but students have to be 13 or older to use it according to the terms of service.

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Review group work from 2014-2016 to develop the core map and help shape the new 2016 ISTE Student Standards - everyone should get a poster.

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The 2016 ISTE Student Standards are in Rubicon Atlas. You can choose them when typing in Unit Plans.

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I purchased a booklet from ISTE. I gave everyone a copy of the Age Band Articulation of the standards from ages 4-7, 8-11, and 12-14. It should help clarify these aspirational standards for the younger students.

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In lesson plans, you can talk about these standards in your course goals.

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Is there anything else you’d like to share with the group or ask? At this point, I share ideas to bring back to the school.

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I have a library of shared devices. If you are interested, fill in the form and I will get in touch when the items are available.

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Bloxels allow students to use physical blocks to build game platforms and heroes which can then be turned into a game in a free iOS or Android app. The starter kit is $50 and there are classroom sets of 10 that can be purchased at a distance. Try it before you buy it. I have two sets to loan out.

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We did a breakout last May. I created a homemade breakout box for about $70. The for purchase kits come with all the locks and a box. You can use a $5 iOS app too. I have two kits that can be borrowed.

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Please invite your teachers to join us at EdCamp RCAN. EdCamps are free professional learning for teachers by teachers. Make sure to get your ticket so we know how much breakfast and lunch to buy. While it is at Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains it is for elementary teachers too. High schools tend to have better wi-fi.

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We will use Seesaw in January. It is a free tool to create digital portfolios. It is super simple on an iPad. For K-12. Kindergarten students don’t even need to know how to type. They can use the built-in microphone to record why they are proud of their work. Teachers can leave hearts and voice or text comments. Parents can join and see only their student’s work. It is available on just about all platforms.

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A font to help dyslexic students - free for home use so make sure parents know - $$ for school - you could put the font on a few key computers.

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Overriding Font and Background Colors Some people with low vision will change the settings in their operating system and/or browser to not only enlarge the text, but to increase the contrast of the text in relation to the background. Some people like to have a black background with white or yellow text. Others prefer to have a white or yellow background with black text. These are the most common settings, but there other people prefer other high contrast settings. http://webaim.org/articles/visual/lowvision

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Remember to teach students to use the zoom feature.

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The voice typing is great for students who have trouble getting stories out of their mind and onto paper. It seemed very accurate on Google Docs.

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Quizlet can be used by all ages. When signing up the student must provide their birth date. If they are younger than 13, they will have to provide a parent email.

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Teachers can create lists to share with their students. It is great for all subject areas including foreign languages.

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There are games to practice vocabulary as well as written and multiple choice tests that are randomly generated.

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Technology Integration Ann Oro Director of Instructional Technology oroann@rcan.org Feel free to “please touch” the items on the round tables in back! Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International

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Ways of working

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Gathering prayer Note: Unless otherwise stated images are from pixabay.com (Creative Commons Public Domain - no need to cite - NOT for students)

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Introductions

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Short video clips and “think time” Image: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwlhUcSGqgs

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Classtools.net – Interactive Fruit Machine Potential problems with YouTube

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safeshare.tv/x/ss57bd98f029495

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Many support spaces rcantech.weebly.com k12rcantech.wikispaces.com rcaninst rcaninst rcantech

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Diigo shared bookmarks groups.diigo.com/group/rcan-shared

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Technology Integration

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Word Processing/Keyboarding Period space Period space space

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Rubicon Atlas - catholicschoolsnj.rubiconatlas.org

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Browse > Curriculum Maps

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Browse > Curriculum Maps

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New Jersey State Technology Standards

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Search Curriculum

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Word Processing/Keyboarding/Google Classroom

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Word Processing and Keyboarding

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Google Classroom classroom.google.com Email = your own if you whitelisted my rcanschools.org in your GAfE Email = first initial last name@rcanschools.org (aoro@rcanschools.org) Password = rcan2016 Change your password - accept terms of use - no recovery phone needed Choose I’m a teacher

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Image source: http://www.mycaelab.com/google-apps-for-education-tutorials/ Classroom.google.com Assignment #001

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Stream

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Networking Time - Word Processing and Keyboarding Lessons (In Class/Computer Lab)

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Image source: www.pixabay.com [not for students] - Creative Commons Public Domain

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rcancollaborate.weebly.com

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Classroom.google.com Assignment #002

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Drawing and Paint Question Annual Per Student Fee: 5-249 $5.25 $525 for 100 students 250-499 $5.00

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ISTE Student Standards

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http://www.iste.org/standards/standards/for-students-2016

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Lesson Plan

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Lending Library www.tinyurl.com/rcanloan

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Bloxels www.bloxelsbuilder.com https://vimeo.com/159851845

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Breakout EDU www.breakoutedu.com

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edcamprcan.weebly.com

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Seesaw web.seesaw.me

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Assistive Opportunities - Word Processing/ Keyboarding/Fonts

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Dyslexia www.dyslexiefont.com

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Low vision Word: Design>Page Color GDocs: File>Page Setup>Page Color

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Low vision Zoom Text

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Information processing issues - Voice Typing - Google Docs support.google.com/docs/answer/4492226

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Information processing issues - Voice Typing - Mac Computers support.apple.com/en-us/HT202584

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Information processing issues - Dictation - Windows groups.diigo.com/group/rcan-shared/content/tag/2016-2017

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Supporting English Language Learners (ELL) Dictation and Google Translate

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Quizlet quizlet.com Google email

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Quizlet quizlet.com

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Quizlet quizlet.com

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Parting thoughts?

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Next workshops All Technology Integration Specialists January 18 9:00-12:00/12:30-3:30 Wednesday January 19 9:00-12:00 Thursday NEW Technology Integration Specialists Only November 16 12:30-3:30 Wednesday Hour of Code Workshop (any teacher) January 11 8:30-3:30 Wednesday Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International

Summary: Use of Rubicon Atlas to assist in locating the PK-8 Technology Core Curriculum Map standards and unit plans. Focus on word processing and keyboarding skills through collaborative discussion. Introductory skills in Google Classroom and its associated apps to discuss and share information.

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