AGENDA
Most of the class will be for you to work alone or with your group.
The next class is in October. We will be looking at UbD software that we are developing for the district at
You can use it for your project now if it facilitates your thinking.> You can access the prototype district Atlas system by navigating to:
[[http://nmiddlesex-mec.rubiconatlas.org/ Login|http://nmiddlesex-mec.rubiconatlas.org/]] Login by selecting your name from the dropdown list and using the initial default password: possibilities

I. Group Share--Social networking on line. (Getting our students to think: http://criticalthinking.org/starting/index.cfm)
NOTE: Check out your "page," the table of contents on the left, and the few sites listed below for helpful sites.

ON YOUR OWN AND/OR WITH YOUR GROUP
II A. Meet with Deb, Barbara, and Beth to discuss your project individually or as a group.

ON YOUR OWN AND/OR WITH YOUR GROUP
II B. The CULMINATING ACTIVITY--Look at GRASPS to assess its quality.

III. Develop or asses the quality of the SEQUENCE of your unit.
How will your FRONTLOAD the unit on the first day?
How can you tell students their destingation and how they will be assessed as you introduce the unit?
Look at WHERETO and the 6-facets of understanding to assess the quality of your sequence.

IV. EXIT SLIP: POST ON YOUR PAGE ON THE WIKI
I. Concerns:
Include: Status of final performance-based assessment (GRASPS)
Include: Status of sequence (6-Facets and WHERETO)
Include: Web 2.0 tool or tools: How is that working? Is it going to facilitate learning?

II. What is going well?

III. Next steps: What do you need?







This Avatar and her directions took only typing in the words. http://www.readthewords.com/Default.aspx
HOW TO SERIES for BLOGS, WIKIS, DROP.IO, WEBSITES and other resources: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2009/11/how-to-series.html
Or for a free and easy podcast, try Audioboo http://audioboo.fm/boos/157647-the-audioboo-app-for-english-teachers
Or for a wonderful way to develop student voice visit the This I Believe web site: http://thisibelieve.org/documents/TIB_Brochure.pdf

Make $20,000 http://digitalbookreport.shycast.com/ c
reate a Digital Book Report video connecting core standards to 21st-century skills for your chance to win a portion of $20,000 in prizes.Have your students pick their favorite book or a book from your lesson plan and create a song, performance, or debate. Get creative and win! Use music, props, and costumes! But make sure that it covers the core standards. We’d love to see rap songs about grammar, interactive presentations highlighting setting and symbolism, plays about conflict starring Hester Prynne to Harry Potter, and whatever else you and your students dream up! The JamBox provides different ways for students to create one of the Core Compositions for each book. Teachers and students can dial up the technology to work on today's required 21st-century standards, or compose a classic composition—the JamBox guides teachers and students through all variations.

Each winning digital book report video will be a collaboration between the teacher and the entire class, a small group of students, or a single student. Teachers may enter multiple groups of students.

August CLASS: Sharing: Annotated bibliography, sites, plans.

NEXT STEP: Designing the sequence.

NEXT STEP: Frontloading? How will you organize this? http://loftonclass.edublogs.org/ Class blog with a variety of applications added as appropriate: WordWalls, blogs, animations by students. Check out the Booktalk Link for student samples. Click on the link to the movie about 100 favorite children's books. Try out the Book Seer to get a selection of books that you might read next!
http://bookseer.com/http://www.docstoc.com/docs/document-preview.aspx?doc_id=50094930
Matching what you want to do with the right tool go to : http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/

EXIT SLIP: Where are you now--group share to entire class
October CLASS: October Milestone IV



I. Sharing: Information, Sites, Questions, Comments
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/bestlist/bestwebsitestop25.cfm 25 best sites for teachers by American Library Association.
CROWD SOURCING? This site is exclusively for HS English teachers: http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/hs-english
http://www.docstoc.com/docs/document-preview.aspx?doc_id=50094930
http://langwitches.wikispaces.com/70+Tools+in+70+Minutes
http://langwitches.wikispaces.com/21st+Century+Learning
http://cdnblogday.wikispaces.com/preface If you want an easy-to-follow guide for using Web 2.0 for teaching, this site is well-organized and allows you to take one step at a time. The Preface shows you Animoto and Shelfari.

If you want to spend a few hours a week just to learn about the educational use of Web 2.0, join the Web 2.0 beginners group. You can see presentations and get your questions answered by experts and fellow novices. http://www.classroom20.com/group/classroom20beginnergroup

Flickr and the creative commons: Where do students find public access, high quality pictures.

Powerpoint rule: An image that matches the words to make the words more powerful. Yellow, dark blue, and red have definable impact on viewers.

TEACH LIKE A CHAMPION:
or "read it" on line with Issuu http://issuu.com/dbrady3702/docs/teachlikeachampion

INTERESTING WAYS TO USE WEB 2.0

Interesting Ways http://edte.ch/blog/interesting-ways/

The Interesting Ways to Use series has been really successful. I measure their success in how useful they are to teachers and other educators in helping with professional development.
They have been a great example of crowdsourcing good quality classroom ideas and it has been great fun connecting with all of the people who have taken time to add an idea. It is remarkable what can be achieved and created together if you give people the right way to do it. Thanks for all the help so far.
It all began with One Idea, One Slide and One Image as a premise for the IWB presentation and that has always remained. I hope we can all continue to create them – let me know if you have any other ideas for a presentation.
I wanted to keep the family together in one place and give you one page to see them all, as so many of you have requested. Don’t forget that if you want to contribute an idea just let me know and I will give you access to share your thoughts.
Interesting Ways to…
Get to Know Your New Class
Use a Learning Platform in the Classroom
Support Spelling in the Classroom
Teach Reading Comprehension in the Classroom
Use Web Conferencing in the Classroom
Make Your Classroom a Sparkly Place to Learn
Use Audio in Your Classroom
Use Wallwisher in the Classroom
Support Writing in the Classroom
Use Google Wave in the Classroom
Use an iPod Touch in the Classroom
Nintendo Wii in the Classroom
Use a Wiki in the Classroom
Use a Visualizer in the Classroom
Use Twitter in the Classroom
Use Wordle in the Classroom
Use Your Pocket Video Camera in the Classroom
Use Google Docs in the Classroom
Use Google Earth in the Classroom
Use a Nintendo DS in the Classroom
Use Search Engines in the Classroom
Use Your Interactive Whiteboard in the Classroom
Prezi in the Classroom
Use Voicethread in the Classroom