2018 Oct - EdTech Coaches Wear Many Hats


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One of the benefits of our workshops is the ability to learn from others and with others. I will be sharing ideas to bring back to your school. You will have a variety of different ways to “try out” different software based on websites and apps. Since every school has different technologies and wireless Internet access, it is up to you to evaluate what will work best in your environment and in various grade levels. The biggest idea that I want you to focus on is that you are trying to work your way out of a role. You’re never going to not be the technology integration specialist because there will always be new opportunities to support student learning and growth through technology and there will always be new teachers in the school. If you are the BEST person in the building at integrating technology into lessons, but it never goes further than you...when you leave the school whether because of retiring, moving to a different role within the school or moving to a different role outside of the school the students should be able to continue being supported by the technology you have by all the other teachers in the building.

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Five years ago the technology integration specialist met to look at the New Jersey state standards, the ISTE standards, as well as reflecting on what was taught within the school in regards to technology skills. This will be the third year that we have implemented the technology curriculum maps of skills from PreK through 12th grade. We will talk more about the standards and a survey that a large percentage of the schools completed at the end of last year and the year before.

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One of the skills that stood out was in the first through third grade. Last year we worked with program called Seesaw. It is available on tablets, Chromebooks, laptops, and desktops. We are going to be breaking into groups to try some new ideas. I am asking that you post what you try with a reflection in Seesaw. You will be using a variety of media and formats. It becomes a class project when the students interact. It communicates an ideas to an audience of teachers, peers, and parents.

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We have a wide variety of teachers in our schools. When you are working as the technology integration specialist, your principal should give you some time to share ideas at a faculty meeting or workshop. In classrooms across the archdiocese and around the world, teachers use a concept called station rotation. Small learning opportunities are set up for students to rotate and learn. It could be an art project, a worksheet, an app on a tablet, or a listening station. You can do something similar by having teachers rotate between stations and then reflect back to the group. Instead of having each teacher do each station, you can share ideas and then have the teachers self select two or three stations to try with other teachers. I am going to share some ideas with you for you to bring back to the school. Some you may have heard of before and some may be new to you.

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Classroom Screen is a series of little widgets built into a website that work as a simple interactive whiteboard tool. It is free. You don’t even need an actual interactive whiteboard...just a computer and projector. Students can come up to the computer. Since it is just a website it will work with any interactive whiteboard. You can set up some of the items side by side. There is a name picker, a die roller, a timer, a traffic light and a writing space.

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There are a large number of word art generators. The idea is that you can copy and paste in a block of text and it will turn it into a cloud of words. On this particular website, you can remove common words like a, an, and the. You can also base the size of the words on how often it is repeated. In this example I pasted in the Nicene Creed. It is an interesting jumping off point for talking about the big themes. I have heard of teachers asking students to analyze the State of the Union address this way. You could also have students compare points of view using two different articles to see what words and themes jump out based on biases.

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In May I worked with a large number of teachers to share ways that they could use technology to enhance early childhood classrooms. I provided them with a pre-made set of QR codes that can be used to create a listening station for each letter of the alphabet. I suggested they use the Inigma QR Code Reader. It has a very simple interface and is ad-free.

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http://bit.ly/createwithipad2018 - Original Presentation

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Register for free to obtain the QFT resources

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We reviewed all the technology plans from across the elementary schools in the Archdiocese. I used a rubric to be able to compare the plans. Whether you wrote the plan or are seeing it for the first time this year, it is important to understand the goals of the plan, the indicators of success at the end of three years, and the training and implementation plan. As a group I share new ideas and help everyone grow into the skills that we are expecting students to master over the course of their elementary education. The technology plan is a great roadmap for you when you are working with teachers to support their learning goals with technology.

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You are putting your construction worker’s hat on as you are assisting the stakeholders in evaluating the plan at the end of the school year. When you update the evaluation plan at the end of the year with the stakeholder you can update the plan and I will re-rate it.

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As we begin year three using the skills on the RCAN Technology Curriculum Maps, you are going to work in pairs to look at a particular grade level. I want you to put on your detective’s hat.

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EdTech Coaches Wear Many Hats Ann Oro 2018 Creative Commons-AttributionNonCommercial Do not sit at the round tables right now Please join the RCAN Guest network Sign on to classroom.google.com and join this year’s “class” with the join code: [to be given at workshop] Your log in credentials are on your name tent. If you have trouble, please let me or someone sitting near you know.

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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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Changes to Google Classroom Open this presentation to take notes

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Reminder: All resources www.rcantech.com

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Relationships Networking Time How you have been moving from the expert to shared expertise When have you suffered from “Imposter” Syndrome Good news and questions to the large group

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Many Experts from One Tech Integration Specialist

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Technology Curriculum Map

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RCAN Technology Skills Grade 1: 20) Guided Internet Use: Contribute to a class project that communicates an idea to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats with teacher support. Grade 2: 21) Guided Internet Use: Interact and publish with peers, experts, or others using various media and formats in online spaces or school social media with teacher support. Grade 3: 18) Guided Internet Use: Interact and publish with peers, experts, or others using various media and formats in online spaces or school social media. www.catholicschoolsnj.org/technology-maps

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Station Rotation: Teacher Style

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Classroom Screen www.classroomscreen.com

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Word Art www.wordart.com/create

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SafeShare.TV and QR Codes www.safeshare.tv Inigma QR Code Reader (app)

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Weebly/Symbaloo Pathfinder Mashup rcansamples.weebly.com

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ISTE 2018 (Chicago) www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=hamlet Bridging the Divide: Technology Integration Specialists www.tinyurl.com/rcaniste18-1 www.oercommons.org

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ISTE 2018 (Chicago) Seesaw iPad/Chromebook/Laptop/Desktop Draw and Tell: iPad Popplet Lite: iPad/ Web with Flash Shadow Puppet EDU: iPad www.tinyurl.com/rcanoct18task

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Share Back on Seesaw What did you create What might be helpful at your school What are teachers at your school already doing with any of these ideas Choose your method of responding in Seesaw. You can upload an example of what you created, use the drawing tools, or use the text box. Help each other to make the Seesaw post app.seesaw.me KPMGPN

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ISTE 2018 (Chicago) https://www.iste.org/DigitalCitizenship #DigCitCommit

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ISTE 2018 (Chicago) www.ck12.org www.iste.org/standards/lead-transform/diagnostic-tool www.rightquestion.org

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ISTE 2019 (Philadelphia) Conference https://conference.iste.org/2019/

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School Technology Plan

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School Technology Plans 62 Elementary Schools 59 have a current updated 3-year technology plan (95%) 3 have an expired plan or have not had one on file in the past several years (5%) 4 have a plan expiring in 2019 95% of all elementary schools have a current tech plan through June 2019 or later 22% reported having a 3-year tech plan going into the 2017-2018 school year

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Tech Plan “Rating” and Evaluation Page Materials: Barriers the school may have had in acquiring the hardware to implement your plan Methods: Barriers the faculty may have had in receiving training, in-class practice, or professional learning community so methods can change within the classroom Pedagogy: Observations made by the principal and faculty in how the pedagogical methods and instructional practices may have changed as reflected in your technology plan’s goals Updates: Changes you believe you may want to make to this plan for the 2018-2019 school year drive.google.com (Shared with Me)

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Annual Technology Survey Due November 2 www.tinyurl.com/rcan1819

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Speak Up Survey

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Technology Curriculum Map

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Beginning Year 3 of the Technology Curriculum Map Skills Skills Listed by Grade Technology Survey Results

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Question Formulation Technique The Question Focus (QFocus) The Rules for Producing Questions Ask as many questions as you can Do not stop to answer, judge or to discuss the questions Write down every question exactly as it is stated Change any statement into a question Producing Questions Categorizing Questions Change closed ended questions that can be answered yes, no or with one word Create open ended questions that require more explanation Prioritizing Questions Choose top 3 Next Steps

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Focus on mastery first then mastery and working on a skill Color bands Yellow = Reported mastery by all schools 70% or greater Blue = Reported mastery + work on skill 80% or greater Pink = Reported mastery + work on skill 70% or greater No Fill = Reported mastery + work on skill 69% or less % Change Red on Red = loss of 9% or more % Change Green on Green = gain of 9% or more Skill Survey Results

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QFocus Maximizing Technology Integration Workshop Focus Topics Yellow = 70% mastery by most schools Blue = 80% or more of schools working on skill Pink = 70% or more of schools working on skill White = 69% or less working on skill Add Your Questions to Shared Slides

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Add Your Questions to Shared Slides QFocus: Maximizing Technology Integration Workshop Focus Topics

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Newark Archdiocesan Center www.tinyurl.com/rcanworkshops

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Skills to Focus On All Teachers: Internet Research Skills: Show and Tell | Guided | Little Explorer’s Picture Dictionary | Wolfram|Alpha | Google Most Teachers: Student reporters - take photos | write captions | provide to principal for posting on school web page, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Many Teachers: Post to sites where they can share their work with parents | Seesaw | Flipgrid | Edmodo Some Teacher: RCAN and Global Collaborative Projects

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RCAN Collaborate rcancollaborate.weebly.com

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Shared Answers Google Group

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RCAN Best Practices https://tinyurl.com/rcanbestpractice

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Google Group groups.google.com

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Summary: Description of Professional Development Activity: Collaborative investigation of opportunities for a selection of technology websites and apps to support student learning. Review tools available to support technology integration specialists within the Archdiocese of Newark. Utilization of the Question Formulation Technique to generate questions regarding maximizing technology integration workshop focus topics.

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