Dr. Alan November Webinar
This webinar addresses some of the same concepts that were addressed in Dr. November’s presentations at EMSB. Length: 58 min.
Resources shared by Dr. November
Ex. #1stgrade search around the world
Mrs Cassidy’s class Twitter Account following 5 but has over 4000 followers @mscassidysclass She teaches 1st graders. Kids see a lot of things that happens in classes around the world. Kids ask to do something and how to the teacher and response of Mrs. Cassidy is “I don’t know” at all times, then asks the students to figure it out.
Other interesting sites for global empathy:
Math Train – Student created videos to explain math concepts – Learn about how children learn.
Prism – Collaborative Interpretation of Text
Olivia Van Ledtje @thelivbits – child reviewing children literature
WolframAlpha is one of his favourite websites for elementary. It’s a knowledge-based search engine. You can combine this with a tool that has recording possibilities. To keep evidence of learning and understanding of concepts. It allows to pinpoint where the learning breaks down. The teacher’s role in a world where the information is at your fingertips. The role of the teacher is enhanced- What do we teach kids in a world where a paper can be written from the push of a button. Creativity trumps memorization. Teachers need to focus on what to with the knowledge rather than passing on facts, it is what we do with it. You can play with information in a tool like this, extrapolate hypothesis, research them, find real information that stems from the students interest.
Jing is a software that allows screen casting. For example, students can record voiceover on a video to explain their understanding for educational purposes. (Please note that this recorded voice over cannot be published online)
Another tool that can be used to show understanding or make presentation is Minecraft. It allows for creating projects that demonstrate their understanding, it also allows for building or recreating the physical world from stories in a virtual fashion. Ex.: Minecraft San Diego Mission Project
Activity to learn about effective Google Searches: Find a powerpoint presentation about teaching Shakespeare from UK that addresses more specifically Romeo and Juliet – -using filetype and site such as: “romeo and juliet” filetype:ppt site:ac.uk – – ” ” to search for exact terms, ppt to search for a powerpoint file and ac stands for academia and uk for United Kingdom
Guide to Google Search Operators
Google Advanced Search does not include all search operators, it is therefore important to learn about web syntax and country codes and other syntax.
How private browsing works – being incognito while browsing the Internet with Google
Google like a pro – ear mouse Vacanti
Power searching with Google – Online Course
Archive.org will give you history of a site and access to information on specific dates and data from that time Will give you access to how media has covered events on the day of…
… The punctuation of the Internet helps you know where the information comes from
Asking/creating interesting questions when giving research assignments – open-ended questions, not factual based suggested resource: The Right Question Institute