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Friday, April 3
 

3:00pm

Close Reading With Note App
Will introduce the app Note (MetaMoJi Note) and how it can be used to save on paper while doing some close reading. This is a very easy way to get the same assignment out to everyone. Everyone has the same tools to make annotations on reading passages or assignments.

Speakers

Friday April 3, 2015 3:00pm - 3:20pm
Main Gym 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:20pm

Using GAFE for Digital Literature Circles
Our fourth grade team has implemented digital literature circles as a way to distribute, collect, and collaborate on assignments as groups read leveled, shared texts. Students participate in these literature circles much in the way a regular paper digital literature circle would be put together, but instead of working individually in their notebook, students report their “jobs” on a shared Google Document. We’ve adapted from several literature circle models to come up with the following jobs:

Fiction Literature Circle Jobs:
Connection King/Queen
Sensory Seeker
Question Captain
Inference Investigator
Word Wizard
Descriptive Detective

Informational Text Literature Circle Jobs:
Graphic Guy/Girl
Text Feature Freak
Text Structure Builder
Pop-Up Person
Beyonder:

There isn’t anything particularly special about these jobs. On the surface this task would just fall under “substitution” on the SAMR model. Kids used to use a notebook, now they use a Google Doc. Nothing particularly special about that. There are other aspects of this technology that modifies the task, and makes significant changes to improve learning. Students get to see other students’ work prior meeting, while they’re still reading. That helps them craft their own work. The task also allows students to comment and essentially meet prior to meeting. This model also allows the teacher to monitor student work prior to the meeting, and redirect if necessary.

We plan to share this pedagogical model with others in hopes that they too can use Google Apps to make literature circles a more meaningful experience.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WR_Odf7mB28TT26GZis4xTDa6tzfbJSRrel_svCGUhA/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
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Lewis Young

Assistant Principal, Brookhaven Elementary
I have six years experience teaching, and three years experience with 1:1 or 2:1 instruction. I hold an MA from BYU in Teacher Education with an emphasis in STEM education. I'm also finishing up my admin license this spring. I frequently participate in #utedchat on Wednesday nights... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 3:20pm - 3:40pm
Main Gym 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:40pm

Digital Storytelling with WeVideo: Cloud-Based Cross-Platform Video Editor
WeVideo is a cloud-based cross-platform video editor that can be easily learned by students with very limited experience of video editing. The basic account-level can be created for free and allows 15 free minutes per month of video sharing. Students can create digital stories using a wide variety of media such as photos, videos, audio, text, transitions, graphics and more. WeVideo could be accessed from both Mac and PC computers and is also available as an app for both Android and Apple products. The recommended browser for WeVideo is Firefox. The attendees at the session will also learn about how to download video files from the web (e.g. from Youtube) and edit photos for the digital story projects. This session is geared toward educators interested in acquiring new tools for digital storytelling projects. https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B1P-5h4w4o2mdHctYnBaN1FOUWs&usp=sharing

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Oksana Wasilik

Instructional Designer, University of Wyoming
Oksana Wasilik has worked as an instructional designer for the University of Wyoming since 2013. She has a Doctorate degree in Education as well as Master’s degrees in Statistics and Adult and Post-Secondary Education. Her job involves working with faculty, staff, and students on... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 3:40pm - 4:00pm
Main Gym 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096