see http://center.uoregon.edu/conferences/ISTE/2010/handout_uploads/KEY_48684102/Talley_ISTE2010.pdf and http://center.uoregon.edu/ISTE/2010/program/search_results_details.php?sessionid=48684102&selection_id=59375465&rownumber=2&max=2&gopage=

start voicethread as powerpoint, upload, then kids go on and comment.

record teacher voice and or video giving directions of prompts for students and what they should do per slide, how and what to comment on…  also put up pictures or docs and tell kids to post up their questions.

put up ‘passage’ and have kids post reading strategy type comment on that text.

kids make voicethread on content

using trakstar to do treasure hunt research, package as voicethread.

see http://center.uoregon.edu/ISTE/2010/program/search_results_details.php?sessionid=49940583&selection_id=59375465&rownumber=2&max=49&gopage=

*** and http://www.melodiebrewer.com/ISTE%202010.html ***

and http://www.melodiebrewer.com

lots of great ideas for kindergarten tech integration

Our students are attracted to and use social networks. Where does this fit in at school?

Thinking questions, deep questions with no simple, “correct” answer, are the kinds of questions our students will be challenged with throughout their life. These are also great questions to put out to a student social network.  Student motivation and interest + a bit of teacherly guidance will have students thinking, writing and communicating at the top pointy part of the bloom’s taxonomy.

 

For more info, see: Multimedia & Internet@Schools Magazine: Social Media in the Classroom—For Kindergartners ! Through High Schoolers [Available Full-Text, Free].

NCAECT Session 1 – Comprehension and Fluency with Voicethread

http://voicethread.com/

Their wiki at:

http://readingqueens.wikispaces.com/Voicethread+Directions

Fluency – powerpoint on their wiki http://readingqueens.wikispaces.com/Fluency+Powerpoints

  • Rehearsal opportunities for automaticity
  • get past decoding and to comprehension
  • use single words on ppt with voice and wait time – for automaticity – and then add picture with word for recognition

2nd grade Comprehension and Voicethread

  • the school has voicethread site
  • teacher has her voicethread site
  • only 3 for free – so delete and start over
  • Use Voicethread for comprehension discussion
  • students pick animal image avatar
  • Teacher has avatar that they recognize and use that to get prompt
  • Parents can get there.
  • you can also type your answer – for at home or whatever

3rd grade comprehension and Voicethread

  • literature circle with voicethread
  • all directions are in teacher avatar
  • no name
  • all jobs like in regular lit circle
  • they can answer each other
  • they can doodle on screen

Directions – posted on the site

  • be sure to check the what is a voice thread link on voicethread.com
  • load icon up for the kids. show them how to select. – identity
  • tell the kids “2 re-dos and then you are stuck with it”
  • kids can delete other’s work

Publishing! Let them illustrate and narrate their stories

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