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LAUSD Technology Showcase

This was a Webcast hosted by LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District) in an Elluminate Session. I simulcasted on Webcast Academy Sandbox A.  My co-hosts for this event were Henry Anker and Mathew Needleman.  Henry talked about the development of Mr. Anker's tests. He walked us through a couple of his flash programs in math and in reading comprehension.  We had a great discussion on how teachers use these web based programs for practicing of skills and review on learning standards.  Mathew talked about his work as webmaster of Videos in the Classroom and Open Court Resources Sites. How he has used digital media to give his students access to learning success.  He talked about the correlation between using these tools for learning and production of content by students and the ongoing debate on the digital divide.  I talked about the Web 2.0 classroom.  The different tools available to us. I talked about my plans for 2007-08 and making connections with other classrooms.  Our conversation continued as Martha Valencia spoke about professional development opportunities in the UPDATE program.  We had discussion about other tech happenings in LAUSD.  

Links Referred to on Show:  

 

Henry Anker,

http://alexandria-es10.lausd.k12.ca.us/Staff_Pages/Henry_Anker/Mr_Anker_Tests_New/indexAllTests.html

 Mathew Needleman,

http://www.videointheclassroom.com

http://www.opencourtresources.com

http://www.opencourtresources.com/webcast

 Jose Rodriguez

 http://www.slideshare.net/markwoolley/web-20-tools-in-your-classroom

New Standards technology standards. http://www.iste.org/inhouse/nets/cnets/index.html

http://room36.wordpress.com

Other Resources:

Michael Hoy and Live Talk:  http://www.escusd.k12.ca.us/edtech/project_live.html 

 Edutopia site contributed by David:  http://www.edutopia.org

Chat Log Below

Joined: 2007-08-23 05:12:02
 
Chair: just started recorder
 
Janice S: Yes
 
Chair: thanks
 
Chair: Yes.
 
Chair: Yes, please note when I set up the meeting I set it up to automatically record.
 
Chair: Welcome, Kim
 
Chair: Henry is away, I believe.
 
Chair: Ok I'll get started
 
Chair: Web 2.0 tools are geat!!!
 
Chair: Jose, I think we have 3 questions, when you get a chance.  Pause, and pick up the hands up - questions, O.K.
 
Chair: John Rivera, is listening on the computer next to me.  He can speak with my mike if you like.
 
Chair: yes
 
Chair: good audio
 
Chair: Yes, John Rivera, would like to address the group in a break.
 
Chair: yes
 
Chair: looks good
 
Chair: sounds good and sharing is good
 
Chair: bjn, glad you made it
 
Russ: Henry - turn down the audio - You're redlining!
 
Chair: This worked great for my third grade studens
 
Chair: I got CD's to work on older emacs
 
Chair: I'm with  you
 
David: Does your program review concepts if the student selects the wrong answer
 
Chair: Hello Alice
 
Chair: I now updated flash and I am using web based version
 
Chair: Okay thank you
 
A Mercer: He Mr. Needleman
 
Chair: sure
 
Chair: David do you have a question
 
Janice S: Hi Alice. Welcome!
 
Chair: Hey Miz Mercer
 
Chair: Welcome Rafael
 
A Mercer: Is this showing an particular application?
 
Janice S: No, Henry created these first with Hyperstudio then converted to flash.
 
A Mercer: Fancy!
 
Chair: David:  go ahead, and type your question, so Henry can prepare to hand the mic over in a break.
 
A Mercer: Available on web to all?
 
Chair: henryanker.com
 
A Mercer: nice
 
Chair: Henry is the Flash King
 
Chair: Yes, I agree Henry makes Flash look very easy.
 
A Mercer: I'm impressed.
 
Chair: My students had great success this year. I integrated with both language arts and math
 
David: Does the program lead the student to re-learning activities,if necessary?
 
A Mercer: I've just done stuff like that reading comp for test review in powerpoint
 
A Mercer: much cruder tool
 
Chair: Apple's keynote (like powerpoint)
 
Chair: can export to flash
 
Chair: without you knowing how to use flash
 
Chair: It  gives the students immediate feedback and allows for retaking
 
Janice S: Yes. I love keynote!
 
A Mercer: Still, that ability to rotate protractor
 
Janice S: It makes you look like a pro. 
 
A Mercer: very impressive
 
Chair: Henry the scren refresh is fairly good, but there is a 30 second delay just so you are aware.
 
Chair: I think David had a question
 
A Mercer: The reading comp is a bit canned
 
A Mercer: I'm more impressed with the interactive math
 
A Mercer: The flash seems like overkill for that.
 
Chair: My students always were retaking tests to go over 90 percent
 
Chair: I did notice random in math.
 
A Mercer: That sounds harsh, what I would say is it seems like a lot of work for the reading comp.
 
Chair: I like the way a lot of Open Court stories are correlated in Henry Ankers tests
 
Chair: I've linked to the Open Court ones I've found from opencourtresources site
 
Janice S: Good point David
 
A Mercer: Sorry, have to leave for back to school. You all do this again. I'd love to join.
 
Janice S: Thanks for dropping by Alice
 
Chair: thanks alice
 
David: Thanks
 
Chair: audio is good
 
Chair: Excellent, great pix.
 
Chair: cool!
 
Janice S: Hello Michael. Welcome
 
Michael Hoy: Hi - Thanks!
 
Chair: Congratulations on being a Distinguised Apple Educator.
 
Chair: great let's do it.
 
Chair: I am a religious user
 
Chair: are you clicking yet?
 
Janice S: I have all of your websites bookmarked on Del.icio.us
 
Janice S: We are only seeing the first page with your picture
 
Chair: The assessment piece is the key
 
Chair: No mic
 
Chair: have participants click on their own
 
Janice S: Good idea to click on our own.
 
Michael Hoy: Great - Thanks for the tip!
 
Chair: yes
 
Michael Hoy: Hear you fine!
 
Chair: Mathew do you have controls?  I can not speak until you release the mic.  But, you should have the ability to move through your presentation.  What could be happening, is that if it was recently loaded it could be buffering, and not loaded yet, we may see it pop up in a minute.
 
Chair: I clicked I see iMovie and Garage Band now.
 
Chair: everything is fine keep going
 
Chair: What does everyone else see.
 
Janice S: the same
 
Kip: no
 
Chair: Me too
 
bjn730: technology used
 
Chair: it worked now thanks
 
Michael Hoy: can we get a copy of these slides?
 
Chair: its published http://opencourtresources.com/webcast
 
Janice S: cool. Thanks, Jose
 
Chair: Mathew did you click forward? to get there, or did it move forward on my click?  I clicked and saw the page move 30 sec. after.
 
Janice S: you click, Martha
 
Chair: click on screen
 
Chair: O.K. let me kinow then when to move forward, Mathew.
 
Chair: photostory 3 works great also
 
Chair: yep.
 
Chair: Not yet.  There is a delay I believe.
 
Chair: click on you own martha
 
Janice S: I really enjoy that digital story. I show it as an example often.
 
Chair: Now on the slide, The City Mouse...the Count Mouse
 
bjn730: how did you get the background on with the kids in the foreground Mathew?
 
Kim: This movies inspired me to make some of my own, although not as elaborate. Great!
 
Chair: Tales from the Yard Up,
 
Chair: effects on test scores, well yes but also on metacognition and adaptation to new content
 
Michael Hoy: This corroborates 'Project Live' data from Escondido....
 
Chair: creating own digital stories and video is a great way to bring content to all learners and learning styles
 
Janice S: I'd like to have access to that data!
 
Chair: got it
 
Michael Hoy: send me an eMail and I will reply & attach it.
 
Janice S: We talk about the Digital Divide a lot.
 
Janice S: Thanks.
 
Chair: The Digital Divide is being discussed.  We had Allen November address the issue with Administrators just this year...to make them more aware.
 
Chair: Web Based application level the playing field
 
Chair: Right, but reading is now different, it is more of Digital Literacy
 
Chair: going beyond practicing basic skills.  We can embedd technology use throughout our curriculum
 
Chair: Videos are great.  I know some schools are using united streaming. but our kids can create their own video
 
Janice S: Great practical advice for getting teachers to use technology.
 
Chair: That has been my experience also
 
Chair: Handing off the responsibility to kids is great.
 
Chair: Student Produced Filsm in Addition to the Class Projects, should we close the video preview window that popped up?
 
Chair: yes
 
Janice S: I did
 
Chair: Thanks.
 
Chair: Students are so engaged by this.
 
Chair: How I Teach Technology in a One-Computer Classroom
 
Chair: I listened to your early podcasts they are good
 
Chair: Your contact slide, thanks.
 
Michael Hoy: this was wonderful! Thanks for putting the preso together!
 
Janice S: Fantastic presentation!
 
Chair: great presentation
 
Chair: We will open up for questions for Mathew.  Who is doing a fantastic job.  Just remember to release the mic when you finish asking your questions.
 
Chair: thank you
 
Chair: thanks
 
Chair: Guy, hello
 
Chair: There are many web portals. Edutopia is really good resource
 
Chair: glad you madeit
 
Chair: edutopia is a good magazine
 
Chair: David, I was going to mention the UPDATE classes too.  We are going to start integrating Google Earth, with Picasa, for integrating digital imagining to story telling, and the concept of Lit Trips with Google Earth, which Janice, Kip Leland, John Rivera, and Russ introduced us to yesterday.
 
Chair: thanks
 
Janice S: Digital storytelling on steroids.
 
Janice S: Mapping photos to google earth to tell a story
 
Chair: yes
 
Chair: Yes
 
Chair: we heard you michael
 
Chair: sounds like a great resource
 
Janice S: Your email address, Michael?
 
Chair: Mike put contact info on whiteboard
 
Janice S: Thanks!
 
Michael Hoy: I have a pdf from CDE
 
Michael Hoy: Can I attach it in Elluminate?
 
Chair: Yes, look at the tool at the bottom upload presentation, I will make you a moderator so you can do that.
 
Chair: What? - How did I becme a moderator???
 
Chair: We lost your audio Russ
 
Chair: Yes, online classes we offer, and online courses we are creating, inhouse.
 
Chair: Dang! I shut that window! How do I open it again?
 
Chair: Great.
 
Janice S: Please save her contact information. I know some people who would love to partner with her. Thanks.
 
Chair: Is she listening?
 
Chair: Question:  from David
 
Chair: Jose, O.K.  thank you. Just an FYI.
 
Chair: David:  yes, I we also have a Google group, we are using in the Digital Classes as well growing very quickly it includes your doc
 
Chair: super!
 
Chair: David, you have moderator rights to upload your file.
 
Chair: thanks
 
Chair: There's was an e-mail question about how I separated students from their backgrounds...
 
Chair: Yes, please share.
 
Chair: For the still image projects I cut students from their backgrounds using Photoshop.
 
Chair: For Star Wars I used a green screen.
 
Chair: refresh my memory about doc sharing
 
Chair: great
 
Janice S: Here's mine: http://del.icio.us/district6/digitalstorytelling
 
Janice S: Gotta go. They turned off the lights in my office. THanks for the great pd.
 
Chair: Thanks janice your great
 
Chair: It's coming on now
 
rafa323: Jose: I am heading to your classroom right now!
 
Chair: thanks
 
Chair: I think it's loaded now
 
Chair: This is cool - Thanks!
 
Chair: We are seeing something on the screen now. But I am not sure it is your doc yet, it looks more like our discussion forum.
 
Chair: Gotta head out - Thank you so much for letting me crash the party.
 
Chair: Thanks Michael for coming!
 
Chair: great work happening
 
Chair: Jose, thank you very interesting.
 
Chair: Mathew, great job.
 
Chair: Thanks Martha for your help
 
Chair: I will Kim
 
Chair: Thanks for your support
 
Chair: will do Hope offer again this year
 
Chair: Jose, right, the link will be available by tomorrow in the afternoon.
 
Chair: We will post it on your site.
 
Chair: thanks
 
Chair: great
 
Chair: Thanks all!
 
Chair: Jose, thank you for inviting me.  Sign off everyone, through text, or the mic.
 
Chair: Hasta luego
 
Chair: I will sign off at the end to not cut anyone off.
 
Chair: Tom, are you still on?
 
Chair: Tom, thank you for joining us.  I will sign off now. I have another Elluminate session.
 
Left: 2007-08-23 06:34:00

 

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