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2008 Summer Institute
LITT Google Group
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LITT Meeting - October 10, 2009
RBUSD Lead Instructional Technology Teachers Meeting
October 10, 2009 - Conference Rooms
8:00 to 11:00 Secondary Teachers
12:30 to 3:30 Elementary Teachers
District Business: School Dude Work Order System (30 Minutes)
My School Building
notes from the discussion
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Social, Global, and Green: Proof-of-Concept Projects (2 Hours)
What do you most want to change about the world?
Or, what do you think would be valuable for students to change about the world (or work on changing)?
And... what else do you want to learn today? (See the Google Moderator links below!)
Social, Global, and Green Presentation
from our last meeting (if necessary).
Through a "proof-of-concept" project, we will make a plan to "effect positive social change" and have something to show for it at the end of the session. Remember that these projects are also about supporting "the whole child."
Select a social change goal or a cause to support. (See the presentation above for ideas.)
Select a tool (or tools) to use to pursue that goal or support that cause. Examples include blogs, wikis, social networks, and any other tool you've learned together in the past year.
Set up the tool for use by you, your colleagues, and/or your students. This doesn't need to be a polished or finished setup... it is merely a "proof-of-concept" that you might actually refine and use.
Your project can be an example of something students would make or do, something a teacher would use, or something a LITT would use for professional development. Ultimately, of course, the project needs to "effect positive social change."
"Bring it to life" with images, links, and content.
"Take it deeper" by exploring the topic using these same social media! (Try a search with
Google Blog Search
Be prepared to answer these questions:
How will your students and/or colleagues participate in this project? (And, how might someone outside the RBUSD participate?)
How would this project help support "the whole student"? (Consider identifying which of the
40 Developmental Assets
it might support.)
Add a link to your project and/or a link to a video explaining your project. (You can use Jing to screencast your explanation, or any other camera to record yourself presenting your project.)
Social, Global, and Green Project Links (Secondary):
Math Mentors Wiki
- 8th grade math students mentor 6th grade math students.
Why Rendondo Beach Project
- Interactive community page for oral histories (and video) of Redondo Beach.
for Spanish Students (Note the "Projects" menu.)
Social, Global, and Green Project Links (Elementary):
Your link here!
Other Resources and Causes:
This is a great (SAFE) tool you can download to connect your computer to the largest grid in the world of UNIVERSITY, AGRICULTURAL, BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH.
- Make "microloans" to entrepreneurs in third world countries.
- Online "pen pals" using secure email and/or blogs. (See the Focus Areas and Projects for cool social change projects.)
Get started with some of the tools we mentioned:
Create a blog:
Create a wiki:
Create a social network:
NOTE: You may work individually, in small groups, or as a single large group on this project (provided everyone is responsible for a well defined contribution).
How do you feel about the project you created?
What are the hurdles to implementation with students (or colleagues)?
What are your next steps?
Additional Topics (Time Permitting)
Google Docs to Support Professional Learning Communities
(From a Google Workshop for Administrators produced for CUE)
CIPA, COPPA, and FERPA
(From an AB 430 Module 3 discussion produced for OCDE)
Questions, Answers, and Coaching (30 Minutes)
Google Moderator for Secondary Teachers
Google Moderator for Elementary Teachers
Create your own Moderator
Try Mixed Ink for an even more robust tool.
help on how to format text
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