Tech Integration Help

Use this page as your first "go to" resource for news, procedures, and shared experiences about technology integration.  The focus here is on "what to do" and "what we're doing" rather than "How to Do" - that's Tech Tips (please visit there for many important things!)

Links to the left are external links to Web 2.0 resources, and information about what other schools are doing with technology integration.

Our biggest new concept this year is ePortfolios: how authentic assessment with formative review of learning projects support the goals and methods of both Marzano's Book and the Developmental Design In-Service.

Technologically, ePortfolios and all these associated processes require fluency with Google Apps (which we are adopting this year for teachers and students).  These include the commenting ability of Gogle Docs, the management capacity of Google Sites and Groups, and the interactive capacity of Google Forms / Spreadsheets.

The Marzano methods are also supported by Google Docs, and also with Inspiration and Kidspiration, important software to master.

Quick, Interactive,Fun Activity: Internet Scavenger Hunt

posted Nov 3, 2012, 7:54 AM by Bram Moreinis   [ updated Oct 27, 2015, 3:35 PM by Bram Moreinis ]

Internet Scavenger Hunt Lesson with Google Form, Spreadsheet & Site.

Intro: Teaches students how to do Google searches and when to trust sites. Talk about diff between .org, .com, .edu, .gov.  Look at martinlutherking.org as example of how organizations aren't always trustworthy.  Do http://whois.net search to see who bought that, do a search on Don Black to see he's head of Stormfront and an ex-KKK Grand Dragon.  Okay, so we don't trust everything!  Now, let's have fun: find some answers, see if/why we trust them, with an Internet Scavenger Hunt. 


Activities
  1. Individual Activity: Students submit questions using Google Form
  2. Group Activity: Go over questions to make them tighter (e.g. not "world's tallest man" but "tallest man ever recorded")
  3. Individual Activity: Search for answers, enter them on Spreadsheet List
  4. Group Activity:  Evaluate relevance and validity of found answers.
Resources:
BACKGROUND: https://sites.google.com/a/cnsuschools.org/computer-class/searching-finding-trusting
ACTIVITY: https://sites.google.com/a/cnsuschools.org/computer-class/searching-finding-trusting/Scavenger-Hunt
Just ran this today!  Very easy, very fun.

How To Video:
http://video.google.com/a/?pli=1#/Play/contentId=ee7e013fb54ecc8a

Automatic Form / Test / Rubric Grading with Flubaroo

posted Jan 11, 2012, 8:56 AM by BMoreinis@danvillek12vt.us

Flubaroo Demo


Here are installation instructions:

http://www.flubaroo.com/flubaroo-user-guide

Ask me for a demo!


Bubbl.us and Web Maps

posted Oct 14, 2011, 8:04 AM by BMoreinis@danvillek12vt.us   [ updated Oct 27, 2015, 3:35 PM by Bram Moreinis ]

Bubbl.us is a free (if you only make three) web map (a.k.a concept map, mind map) program. Others you may know include Inspiration (which can be downloaded for a 1-month trial from http://inspiration.com but then costs $35-$75 depending on what you ask for how) and Smart Notebook (if you have a Smart Board).

The advantage of bubbl.us is that is that you can teach your students to use their netbooks to create webmaps and share them with you (and allow you to make edits), and develop them over the course of a project.

Here is an instruction sheet for how to share a Bubbl.us Diagram with a teacher (in this case, "jbertrand"), which you could copy and edit on your own, pointing your students to it:

https://sites.google.com/a/cnsuschools.org/tech-integration/how-tos/bubbl-us-save-share

Here are some Youtube Tutorials.

Basic Bubbl.us Tutorial


With music and a handsome narrator




Project-Based EPortfolio Initiative

posted Sep 19, 2011, 8:08 AM by BMoreinis@danvillek12vt.us

Check out ePortfolios (https://sites.google.com/a/danvillek12vt.us/tech-integration/eportfolios) at left - this is going to be an ever-evolving record of how we're using Google Apps to support digital portfolios for students, teachers, projects and courses.    This year is an "innovation" year, developing models; next year is a "pilot" year, taking the best model from this year and formally testing and evaluating them, and the following year will be "adoption".

Please ask your questions, post your comments below and the responses to them will provide guidance for us.

-Bram Moreinis, Technology Integration Specialist

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