1. ePortfolio development
2. Online community
3. Professional library
1. School edtech culture eval
2. New media narrative
3. Individualized learning project
1. Evaluation, grading
2. Schedule, timeline
3. Rubrics and assessments
4. ISTE NET T Standards
Alysyn Thibault (Wikispaces) (2011-12)
Callie Wilder (Weebly) (2013-14)
Emily Buck (Google Sites) (2011-12)
Rebecca Hartwell (Google Sites) (2011-12)
Spencer Beckman (Weebly) (2014-15)
Model digital stories
The Matanuska Colony
The Vital Marine Highway System
Confessions of a Runner
Double Replacement Reaction
The Moose Hunt
ILP Proposal challenged?
Some of you are wondering how to approach the Individualized Learning Project. Here are some examples from your colleagues that I accepted. We also discussed the details regarding how will proceed and what they turn in, but the basic ideas are here if you are looking for inspiration.
Joe Mainardi - Using Canvas for Teaching and Learning
Looking forward to the future of education, I believe that one-on-one classrooms will become the status quo within the next few years. As such, I believe that prudence dictates integrating technology into everyday lessons.
The Ketchikan School District is phasing in a learning management system called Canvas as they roll out one-on-one hardware. I will have the opportunity to become proficient with this software, which is used to manage curriculum, activities, and assessments for students.
Later this month, Ketchikan High School’s IT department is offering a voluntary session introducing the basics of Canvas. As part of this project, I will be attending this training session, and I will use the skills learned to create content for one of the classes I am student teaching.
One of Canvas’ strengths is its flexibility. In Southeast Alaska, frequent classroom absences are common, especially during basketball season. Students are expected to keep up with the lessons they miss, and integrating Canvas will enable them to make the best use of the time they lose. In addition, properly planned lessons using Canvas are not dependent on classroom instruction, making it a viable alternative for students travelling for extracurricular activities.
Objectives: To gain working knowledge of Canvas, and successfully integrate it within the larger context of a unit in Alaska Studies (9th grade history).
-Within this goal, I will also learn to create assessments using Canvas, and utilize it accordingly.
-Create lesson plans for at least three consecutive days that utilize Canvas exclusively.
-Create and administer one or more assessments using Canvas.
-Foster collaboration and constructivism by integrating shared Google docs with small groups within Canvas.
The delivery of these classes and assessments will be over iPads, which are available to my Alaska Studies class. Students will complete a collaborative project, as well as research and assignments in the Canvas system. I expect at least two students will be participating in my lessons while travelling for school.
Colleen Carroll - Using Quizlet for 8th Grade ELA
I propose to become proficient with the study tools website Quizlet.com in order to utilize it as a resource for 8th grade ELA , specifically for use with the Drama Unit I will be teaching during the spring. I would like to fully explore the features of the site more thoroughly in order to use it as an instructional tool during class, not just as a supplementary study option. I have noticed students jump at any chance to use technology, and using the class set of laptops is one way to keep students engaged, as well as meet the needs of visual learners in the classroom. A problem area for students continues to be a lack of knowing how and what to study. It is my hope that the use of Quizlet will aid students’ comprehension skills of both vocabulary and literary term, but that it will also help foster better study habits before they enter high school.
Jon Brunn - Using TED-Ed in Science and Social Studies
For my ILP, I was considering making use of a cool aspect of Ted-Ed Lessons. Within the site, you can create your own lesson based around an existing youtube video. I could have students in my science and/or social studies classes create lessons on content we are currently covering or have yet to cover that we can share and use. The lesson creation portion lets you add questions, notes and other resources pertaining to the video chosen.
I would first create my own lesson to show the final product, as well as give them a walk-through how to use the lesson creator (Maybe a quicktime screen recording of instructions).
Terri Draeger - Using the Biomolecules website for students exploration of macromolecules
I would like to use the Biomolecules website to get students to explore what macromolecules are. I would also like to have them learn about DNA/RNA/ nucleic acid by using the nobelprize.org website. One the nobelprize.org they have a DNA game where students have to actively assemble DNA and figure out what kind of organism that DNA belongs to. I would like to use this method to teach macromolecules because it teaches students to research information and it also allows them to visualize how DNA is made. This will develop my skills in planning technology use for students in the classroom. It will allow me to figure out how to incorporate technology in my lesson plan. My students will benefit because they will not only teach themselves what macromolecules are but they will also become more familiar with using a computer as an educational tool.
Wisc website: https://www.wisc-online.com/learn/general-education/anatomy-and-physiology1/ap13104/biomolecules-the-carbohydrates
Nobelprize website: http://www.nobelprize.org/educational/medicine/dna_double_helix/
· - Have students learn the 4 macromolecules.
· - Know what make up each macromolecule.
· - Know what stores more energy
Lesson plan for the day:
· - Go to computer lab
· - Had out worksheet that has instructions and questions
· - After each section, the student will come to the teacher to get checked off. The student must have the correct answers in order to get signed off and move on to the next section.
· - At the end of the period/ computer lab section students are expect to have the lab completed. We will also discuss how they enjoyed the process of today’s class in the computer lab.
· - I will be checking for understanding throughout the lab when I check people off section by section. They will be able to correct any incorrect answers and then continue on to the next section.
· - At the end of class, students will have produced a packet full of evidence on what they learned that day.
· - I will also make notes on their feedback after completing their work.
Ruth Hogle - Using SmartMusic to Teach and Assess Student Music Development
I would like to do my independent learning project on a new music education tool known as SmartMusic. SmartMusic is an online application that allows students to record and assess themselves using its thousands of repertoire selections. This benefits my students’ music education because it not only integrates technology in the music classroom, but it also gives me a formal way to assess them. As my students advance in their musical abilities, they can also work in small groups or pairs to assess one another using SmartMusic, growing in their critical listening skills.
My objectives are:
-To set up student accounts for all our JAMM students
-To set up teacher accounts and classes in which to enroll our students
-To assign students specific quizzes they must submit to their respective teachers’ accounts
-To help students become familiar with using SmartMusic and be able to teach their peers how to use it
-To educate parents about it
-Create a document that explains how to create a student/teacher account and enroll a student in a class
-Create a document that explains how to purchase and download a subscription for SmartMusic
-Create a video of me with a student, showing how to use SmartMusic
Ways of assessing me:
-Assess the clarity and thoroughness of my documents and video presentation