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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Making a Maker Space

Donors Choose - Help develop a STEM program.
My students in Northfield have been experimenting with engineering and technology.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

4-15-2014 Collecting Data and Getting Published

TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
GRADES 5-8
Research and Information literacy
critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making
E. Research and Information Literacy
Effective use of digital tools assists in gathering and managing information
RESOURCES
By the end of grade 8 students will
8.1.8.E.1
Gather and analyze findings using data collection technology to produce a possible solution for a content-related or real-world problem.  
F. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision-Making
Information accessed through the use ofdigital tools assists in generating solutions and making decisions.
RESOURCES

8.1.8.F.1
Use an electronic authoring tool in collaboration with learners from other countries to evaluate and summarize the perspectives of other cultures about a current event or contemporary figure.                    







































Monday, April 14, 2014

4-14-2014 COMMUNICATION, COLLABORATION, & DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP

TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
GRADES 5-8
communication, collaboration, & digital Citizenship
C. Communication and Collaboration
Digital tools and environments support the learning process and foster collaboration in solving local or global issues and problems.
RESOURCES
By the end of grade 8 students will
8.1.8.C.1
Participate in an online learning community with learners from other countries to understand their perspectives on a global problem or issue, and propose possible solutions.
D. Digital Citizenship
Technological advancements create societal concerns regarding the practice of safe, legal, and ethical behaviors
RESOURCES
By the end of grade 8 students will
8.1.8.D.1
Model appropriate online behaviors related to cyber safety, cyber bullying, cyber security, and cyber ethics.

8.1.8.D.2
Summarize the application of fair use and Creative Commons guidelines.   

8.1.8.D.3
Demonstrate how information on a controversial issue may be biased.                                                                

Friday, April 11, 2014

4-11-14 Teaching Technology Operations, Concepts, Creativity and Innovation

technology education
GRADES 5-8
Operations, Concepts, Creativity, and Innovation
8.1 Educational Technology - All students will use digital tools to access, manage, evaluate, and synthesize information in order to solve problems individually and collaboratively and to create and communicate knowledge.
A. Technology Operations and Concepts
The use of technology and digital tools requires knowledge and appropriate use of operations and related applications.
By the end of grade 8
8.1.8.A.1
Create professional documents (e.g., newsletter, personalized learning plan, business letter or flyer) using advanced features of a word processing program.
8.1.8.A.2
Plan and create a simple database, define fields, input data, and produce a report using sort and query.

8.1.8.A.3
Create a multimedia presentation including sound and images.
8.1.8.A.4
Generate a spreadsheet to calculate, graph, and present information.    
8.1.8.A.5
Select and use appropriate tools and digital resources to accomplish a variety of tasks and to solve problems.
B. Creativity and Innovation
The use of digital tools and media-rich resources enhances creativity and the construction of knowledge.

8.1.8.B.1
Synthesize and publish information about a local or global issue or event on a collaborative, web-
based service (also known as a shared hosted service).  

Thursday, April 10, 2014

4-10-14 Show What You Know!

WORLD LANGUAGE
GRADES 5-8
7.1c presentational MODE
20 Presentation tools
1.       Audio Pal
2.       Yodio
3.       Toondoo
4.       PicLit
6.       Trading Cards
7.       Vocaroo
8.       QR Voice
9.       Voki
11.   Blabberize
12.   Voice Thread
13.   Glogster
14.   Nota
15.   Animoto
16.   Weebly
17.   Storybird
18.   Pod-o-Matic
19.   PodBean