Wikispaces, Blogs, Backward Design, Differentiated Instruction, Technology Integration: A Week of Learning and Creating

Welcome to the Larc Summer Wikispace for workshops presented by Toni Theisen-June 20-24, 2011- San Diego State University

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Movie of the week



LARC STARTALK Summer 2011 Theisen Workshop Agenda

All handouts that you need to download

Monday, June 20: A. How to make a wikispace and B. Review of Backward Design
Wallwisher comment area: Add your thoughts, ideas and links to this noteboard
Agenda item
Links
Handouts/PowerPoints
"I can"
Wikispaces:
Build your Wikispace (Go to Educational wikispace if you are using it for class-means no ads)
  1. How to make a wikispace.
  2. Wikispace information and exploration
  3. Simple video about making a Wikispace (Common Craft)
  4. Wikispace tutorials
  5. 50 Ways to Use Wikis for a More Collaborative and Interactive Classroom
How to make a wikispace:

I can make a wikispace in order to use it as an "eportfolio" for my work during this LARC summer 2011 institute.
Understanding by Design (UBD) "Backward Design"
  1. LARC: Backward Design:Learning with a Purpose wikispace
  2. Thompson School District Loveland, Colorado curriculum

I can use the concept of backward design to create a standards-based thematic unit.
Daily assignment
  1. Daily reflective journal in discussion tab of your wikispace.
  2. Create a three stage mini lesson framework on your wikispace.
  3. Read Chapter 1 - Understanding By Design.



Tuesday, June 21: A. Backward Design and IPA and B. Using a Wikispace
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Polleverywhere survey:The National Standards-5 C's
Agenda item
Links
Handouts/PowerPoints
"I can"
National Standards-5C's- a review
  1. National Standards-5C's- a review
  2. STARTALK sample units/activities/assessments

I can use the national standards as the framework for designing instruction/
Proficiency-How is it defined? What are the descriptors?
  1. Proficiency-How is it defined? What are the descriptors?

I can use my knowledge of the proficiency guidelines to design level appropriate learning activities.
Backward Design and assessment: What is an IPA? (Integrated Performance Assessment)
  1. What is a performance assignment?
  2. What is an Integrated Performance Assessment?
  3. Creating IPA and using technology
  4. Toni Theisen's IPA examples
  5. Andrea Henderson's IPA examples
  6. IPA Thematic Units Activities and Assessments-New Jersey-FLENJ


Backward Design-Creating Learning Activities

IPA and Backward Design:
I can design performance assessments using the 3 modes.
I can understand what an IPA is.
How to use a Wikispace.
  1. Wikispace Video tutorials
  2. Understanding wikispaces

I can make new pages on my Wikispace.

I can create links on my Wikispace.

I can embed videos on my Wikispace.

I can upload a document to my Wikispace.
Using other technology with a Wikispace.
  1. Wallwisher (noteboard)
  2. Linoit (noteboard)
  3. Corkboard me (noteboard)
  4. Prezi: make a presentation (a wild PowerPoint)
  5. Scribd (share your work doc and pdf)
  6. Slideshare (share your pptx)
  7. Polleverywhere (survey will a cellphone,etc.)


Making another Wikispace. Using Wikispaces in the classroom.
  1. 50 Ways to Use Wikis for a More Collaborative and Interactive Classroom


Daily assignments
  1. Daily reflective journal in discussion tab of your wikispace.
  2. Review what are performance assessments in the 3 modes
  3. Design a Interpersonal performance assessment (speaking or writing)
  4. Design an interpretive performance assessment. (reading, viewing or listening)
  5. Design a performance assessment. (speaking or writing)
  6. Create a Learner Target "can do" chart for your unit.
  7. Learner target template:

  8. Read Chapter 2 - Understanding By Design



Wednesday, June 22: Differentiated Instruction to Support and Challenge our 21st Century Learners
Agenda item
Links
Handouts/PowerPoints
"I can"
Multiple Intelligences
  1. Multiple Intelligences
  2. Multiple Intelligences teaching chart
  3. Multiple Intelligences: a video
  4. Multiple Intelligences video #2
  5. Multiple Intelligences video #3

I can identify the different intelligences.
I can apply my knowledge of multiple intelligences to create student tasks.
Differentiated Instruction Introduction
  1. Differentiated Instructional Strategies

I can understand the concept of differentiated instruction and its varied strategies.
Try a tier, build a raft, create a menu, design a learning center


I can apply my knowledge of differentiated instructional strategies to create student tasks.
Cooperative Learning
  1. Cooperative Learning Strategies

I can apply my knowledge of cooperative learning strategies to create student tasks.
Daily assignments
  1. Daily reflective journal in discussion tab of your wikispace.
  2. Register for Slideshare.net
  3. Embed your slideshare ppt into your wiki.
  4. On your wikispace create a menu choice board for your topic with 6 choices
  5. On your wikispace create 3 activites that you could use for Stage 3 of your unit.
  6. On your wikispace make a Multiple Intelligences chart with one activity for each intelligence.
  7. Register for Animoto.com
  8. Register for Voki.com
  9. Read Chapter 3 - Understanding By Design and answer questions



Thursday, June 23: 21st Century Tools to Teach, Learn, Collaborate and Advocate for Languages
Leave comments, ideas and/or links on this Today's meet backchannel
Agenda item
Links
Handouts/PowerPoints
"I can"
Differentiated Instruction and Learning
Differentiated Instructional Strategies
see Wed. agenda
I can understand the concept of differentiated instruction and its varied strategies.
What is 21st Century Learning?
World Languages Tech wiki

See handout as Flipbook
I can use a variety of technology tools to enhance student learning.

Polleverywhere question

I can use my cellphone for teaching.
Exploring 21st Century teaching ideas
Exploring videos, articles, websites and other teachers’ Wikispaces linked to 21st century learning (Part 1 and Part 2)

I can understand some of the ideas of teaching for the 21st century learner.
Using tech tools
  1. Make an Animotomovie from your powerpoint. Change the format of your ppt. to jpg in a save as. Follow directions on how to make a 30 second movie. Embed your movie on your wikispace.Embed your movie on your wikispace. ALSO EMBED YOUR VIDEO IN THE LARCSTARTALK11 WIKI ON THE PARTICIPANTS' WORK PAGE LINKED HERE
  2. Leave comments, thoughts, links, etc. on the Today's Meet Back channel
  3. Learn about Wordle or other word clouds
  4. Make a Wordle in English about what you learned this week-use key words and phrases such as LARC. STARTALK, standards, three modes and more words and phrases you learned this week. (when you repeat words or phrases it gets bigger on word cloud) Take a screen shot. Add to Desktop. Put the Wordle jpg on your wikispace.
  5. Learn about and make a Tagxedo in your language about your unit theme and topic and save as jpg-add to wikispace.
  6. Make a Voki Avatar. Speak using microphone or your phone. Speak clearly and loudly. Speak about 30-45 seconds about yourself in your language. Embed in your wikispace.

I can use some tech tools to integrate into lessons.
Daily Assignments
  1. Daily reflective journal in discussion tab of your wikispace.
  2. Create a RAFT writing prompt using all the elements of RAFT. Put the RAFT on your wikispace.
  3. Make an Animotomovie from your powerpoint. Change the format of your ppt. to jpg in a save as. Follow directions on how to make a 30 second movie. Embed your movie on your wikispace.ALSO EMBED YOUR VIDEO IN THE LARCSTARTALK11 WIKI ON THE PARTICIPANTS' WORK PAGE LINKED HERE
  4. Make a Wordle in English about what you learned this week-use key words and phrases such as LARC. STARTALK, standards, three modes and more words and phrases you learned this week. (when you repeat words or phrases it gets bigger on word cloud) Take a screen shot. Add to Desktop
  5. Make a Tagxedo in your language about your unit theme and topic and save as jpg-add to wikispace
  6. Make a Voki Avatar. Speak using microphone or your phone. Speak clearly and loudly. Speak about 30-45 seconds about yourself in your language. Embed in your wikispace.
  7. Read Chapter 4 and answer questions - Understanding By Design



Friday, June 24: 21st Century Tools to Teach, Learn, Collaborate and Advocate for Languages
Wallwisher #2: What can you know do with what you have learned?
Agenda item
Links
Handouts/PowerPoints
"I can"
What is 21st Century Learning?
  1. Explore the many resources on Theisen's World Languages Technology Wikispace
  2. Wallwisher #2: What can you know do with what you have learned?
  3. Explore FLICKR: the world's photo album
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See handout as Flipbook
I can use a variety of technology tools to enhance student learning.
Google searches in many languages
  1. Google sites in many countries
  2. Search in many languages
  3. Google maps in other languages

I can use a variety of technology tools to enhance student learning.
Explore
  1. Go Animate cartoon in Chinese
  2. Go Animate cartoon in Chinese
  3. Play with Blabberize, Fotobabble, Buildyourselfwild
  4. Explore Piclits
  5. Explore Tag Galaxy search engine
  6. Play with Face-in-Hole Photofunia
  7. Play with Google maps in other languages
  8. Play with Glogster to make a digital poster.
  9. Explore Dvolver Movie Maker

I can use a variety of technology tools to enhance student learning.
Using pictures to create activities
  1. Make a Piclits-add to your Wikispace- with a screen shot and link or
  2. Make a Blabberize, or Fotobabble, or Buildyourselfwild and put on your wikispace

I can use a variety of technology tools to enhance student learning.
Making a cartoon
  1. Make a Toondoo-Embed in your Wikispace or
  2. Make a Go Animate: Embed in your Wikispace or
  3. Make a Bubblr comic and put in your Wikispace.

I can use a variety of technology tools to enhance student learning.
Writing a book
  1. Explore Writing Story books
  2. Make a Storybird or
  3. Make a MixBook or
  4. Make an Issuu magazine or
  5. Make a Little Bird Tales Book or
  6. Make Five Card Flickr Story lets you pick five photos from a group of pre-selected images from Flickr and then write a story about them. It saves your selection and story, and provides you with a link to it. No registration is required.

I can use a variety of technology tools to enhance student learning.
Daily Assignments
  1. Daily reflective journal in discussion tab of your wikispace.
  2. UBD Chapter 5 Reading and questions
  3. Finish all your assignments from this past week.