This month’s webinar special guest speakers and elective teachers Cynthia Austria, Aimee Edwards, Tricia Fuglestad, and Jermaine Lobaugh will be sharing their expertise on some of the latest digital tools, mobile apps, and web 2.0 tools that help their classrooms reach new heights.
It’s true that more and more electives classrooms are going high-tech. Art classes are utilizing digital photography with advanced editing software to design original works of art. Physical Education classes are using mobile apps to set personal goals and track progress. Even Band and Choral directors are embracing social networks such as Facebook Fan Pages to keep their students informed of upcoming performances. Without a doubt, electives classrooms rock technology integration.
For this thread, we are curious to know what other technology tools and trends you see being implemented into special area classrooms that support the 21st Century Skills of creativity, critical thinking, communication?
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21st Century Skills Addressed in this Webinar
Depending on how these tools are utilized in the classroom, any or all of these 21st Century Skills would be addressed:
ISTE Standards Addressed in this Webinar:
All NETS-T standards would be implemented in an exemplary 21st Century Project
1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
c. Promote student reflection using collaborative tools to reveal and clarify students' conceptual understanding and thinking, planning, and creative processes.
Join Tricia as she talks about how Integrating technology, web 2.0, and interactive tools in her art room gives students the opportunity to enhance their 21st-century learning skills, practice creative problem-solving, and develop higher-level thinking as they create art.
Tricia Fuglestad, NBCT is a K-5 elementary art teacher at Dryden Elementary School, Arlington Heights, IL with a masters in K-12 technology integration.She has been recognized for her innovative teaching in 2010 with the PBS Teachers Innovation Award, received Illinois Teacher of the Year Award in 2011, and recognized as aTeacher of Distinction by the Golden Apple Foundation in 2012. Her students' art has been shown in state and national art shows and featured in college art education textbooks. Her students' Fugleflicks, art-related student-created videos, have been shown in local, national, and international film festivals and have won many awards including two Edublog Awards. http://drydenart.weebly.com/ Follow her on twitter @fuglefun
The smartboard is amazing! I just learned of a technology makeover contest you can enter with your students. You might have to do a little singing and dancing but, you can turn it into a PE lesson I'm sure: SocialWhirled
Here are the links to the resources I mentioned in my presentation:
My website: Dryden Art - Home
My blog: Dryden Art - Fugleblog
Creating on iPads: Creating on iPads - Dryden Art
My index of Fugleflicks (student-created, art-related videos) http://fugleflicks.wikispaces.com/Fugleflick_Index
My interactive lesson wiki where you can download my lessons: artisinteractive - Artisinteractive
I also mentioned this Jackson Pollock site: Jackson Pollock by Miltos Manetas
Here is a write up of ways I use the iPevo Document Camera: A World of Difference for Students — The Point 2 View in Art Class | IPEVO Blog
If you have any questions or want to share your ideas, please chime in!
Thanks so much for attending the session on Tuesday.
I saw how you used a smart board with your art lesson. I am impressed by this and would like to purchase a board for my school. Where would I purchase a board that will work well with my art lessons. Is there any type of board in particular that you would recommend? I am an art teacher at an elementary school.
Any interactive board out there would work. I have a touch sensitive Polyvision board that's over 5 years old now. The rest of my building became interactive a couple years after me and went with Mimio systems that make their dry erase boards into IWB with a special wand/USB sensor. I travel to another building with this system and all my lessons work in both environments, it's just a matter of knowing how to make them work. Mimio is preferred in my district because it is so affordable.
If you have more questions you can email me directly
Hi, from Cindy Austria and Aimee Edwards. We will be presenting the Physical Education part of the program. We are elementary PE teachers in Austin, TX. We are both part of the curriculum writing team for Austin ISD Elementary PE. We are also part of the Technoscientist group that explores ways of using technology in the classroom - in the gym for us.
Drop by on Sept.25th (7 pm CDT) to see some of the ways we use technology in the gym - iPad, apps, websites, etc. We would like to hear your ideas also!
Even if you aren't a PE teacher you may get some new ideas for your classroom.
I'm excited to view your presentation our school is not so high-tech and I am new to this kind of technology. I am handling the subject ICT for 2 years and our internet connectivity just for this year... I am not an expert in this field of technology and I want to learn more from this online training.
Hi everyone! This is Jermaine, and I can't wait to share with you some of the tools that we're using in the Choral Department at Bowie High School in Arlington, TX! My associate and I think of ourselves as techies, and are constantly looking for new apps, tricks and tools that we can use to make our lives easier and our students time with us more engaging and productive! Be sure to join us on Tuesday!
Here are the apps I talked about:
Speed Bones Lite, Speed Anatomy Lite,
Visual Anatomy Lite
Visual Muscle and Skeletal Anatomy Lite
Timers ( too numerous to list - find one you like)
HUB360 www.hubinnovations.com Coupon code HUB360 for 15% off
Don't forget your VGA adapter (dongle) to hook your iPad to the projector or elmo (document camera)
Evernote - Www.Evernote.com
Simple Mind - http://www.simpleapps.eu/simplemind/
Wunderlist - http://www.wunderlist.com/
Google Voice - Www.Voice.google.com
Celly - Www.Cel.ly
Scanner Pro - http://readdle.com/products/scannerpro/
PDF Expert - http://readdle.com/products/pdfexpert_ipad/
Smart Music - http://www.smartmusic.com/default.aspx
(information on free SmartMusic for a year: http://www.smartmusic.com/free/default.aspxhttp://www.smartmusic.com/free/default.aspxhttp://www.smartmusic.com/free/default.aspx)http://www.smartmusic.com/free/default.aspx
30/30 - http://3030.binaryhammer.com/
It can be overwhelming when you think about how many apps and tech tools are available for teachers.
No one can stay on top of everything and still be a full time teacher.
Last weekend I learned about a couple apps that I wanted to test out with my students so I snuck them into our class time when it made sense.
iMotion HD: makes time lapse and stop motion videos
I set up my iPhone in the back of the art room and made this time lapse video of students in class
123D Sculpt: gives you a digital sculpture experience
After my 5th graders finished their clay project we did a collaborative digital clay mask
In response to "what other technology tools and trends you see being implemented into special area classrooms that support the 21st Century Skills of creativity, critical thinking, communication?", as an elementary music teacher, I have seen wonderful SmartBoard music apps. (sigh) I have also seen Garageband used effectively to foster creativity. Discovery Education has numerous educational music videos available to stream on iPads.
There are many free music education apps for mobile devices that I have downloaded to my iPad to use in the classroom. The application I use most is the notation application from Finale called NotePad.
Here are some more websites mentioned in the presentation for PE:
Brainpop and Brainpop jr.
www. adventuretofitness.com - great for classroom teachers, too, when they can't go outside.
Let us know how you like them (or not).
If you want to select a student to answer a question or even receive a prize, you can create a name selector wheel at Fun teaching tools, countdown timer, random student selector, English name maker, and more!
A couple of other apps that are used in our classroom:
Pick Me - randomly chooses students (so just keeping their head down doesn't dismiss them from being chosen!).
ClearTune - a tuner that can be used to tune an instrument, or to give pitches. I use it when we go outside to practice, or as a pitch pipe at concerts.
Metronome+ - there are lots of metronome apps out there - I used to use one called Dr.Betotte which was fantastic, but honestly was way more than I needed (maybe better for a band director). Metronome+ works great for my needs.
FourTrack - a great four track music recorder (just like the Beatles used...almost!)
I know that every musician and probably every music teacher has their own picks for "best in class" music apps. These are ones that I've found helpful in class. I could make a list of another 15 that I use outside of teaching...
I'd love to hear what some of your favorite music education related tech tools are, music teachers!
Our Living Environment classes use a local nature presrve for research at specific locations. We had the students create beforehand podcasts of what they should be seeing at each of the ten locations. We have added a 360 degree panoramic video the students have taken at each location. Kids loved doing it and it gives them a resource they can watch/hear as many times as they need to.
Over the past few years I have seen skyping going on in a Science class (actually watch them skype with Geneticists). I have heard that Art teachers wanted to do web tours of museums for their students. The PE teachers used Digital Textbooks for Project Adventure and Videos (produced by themselves) to teach swimming and other sports.
I know that a music teacher on my campus had been using Garage Band last year as well as other apps. This year we have a new teacher for Music . Our P.E. teachers are using the district Health pages and Catch activites also!! I'm sure more is happening that I am not aware of.