Digital Citizenship: Thing 8

#1.  Because of all of the recent suicides (including a 12 year old here in Coloma), and having grandchildren in elementary school, I have researched Bullying, which includes Themes 5, 7 and 8.  I want to share the following sites with my Adult Ed students and friends who have school aged children:

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/video/educators/digital-citizenship  (Oversharing:  Think Before You Post)

http://www.nassp.org/KnowledgeCenter/TopicsofInterest/BullyingPrevention.aspx  (Bullying Prevention)

http://www.education.com/topic/school-bullying-teasing/  (Bullying At School and Online)

http://www.learningfirst.org/bullying  (Bullying)

#2.  I have included the above in my Face of My Classroom

#3. I shared the video “Oversharing:  Think Before You Post” with a teacher in the Milwaukee Public Schools, who has taught at several inner city high schools. I asked her what she thought about using this as a homeroom activity:  Show the video and use it as a spring board for class discussion.

Take a look at the video:
Oversharing:  Think Before You Post
It has 10 Rules and is aimed at inner city kids:
Remember the Golden Rule
Don’t Brag
TMI
Think about the reader
Keep relationship details to yourself
Don’t be cryptic
Quit complaining
Don’t post what you don’t want your grandmother to see (Curate_
Change your settings:  private
Post Smart, spread love
This her response:  “Is the video a flocabulary vid? “(yes) “Those are great. I use them a lot.

The video is informative and … is an awesome video. I’d say it was great.”

Thing 4 Cloud Initiation

Since my classroom is an adult education classroom and attendance is spotty, I think that the Google Docs is the best resource for my classroom.

Prior to class I can put all of my handouts on Google Docs and if someone is absent, they can pull up each day’s activity.

A good example is the Drawing Conclusions/Making Inferences folder in my Google Docs.  I can open this up to the public, and everyone who is absent has the accessibility.

I would have to add an introductory sheet which would include instruction and order of sheets.  I could put on the name tab of each sheet the number of the order— First sheet being #1, etc.

Productivity

1.   Bill.mp3 This is Bill’s obituary. (unfortunately like others in the Moodle blog, I couldn’t upload it, either.)  Weird, I know.  Would never use it with students, but what I was trying to make MP3 kept failing.  I really like this feature.  I wonder if there is a program that might read a little more smoothly or more quickly.  My adult students often read slowly and I think this may help speed them up.

2.  The link to my Google Calendar  https://www.google.com/calendar/render?pli=1#g|week-2+22896+22902+22901

3.  http://www.bing.com/search?q=stripefeetbooks&pc=cosp&ptag=AFDD283CA0BAB41E096F&form=CONMHP&conlogo=CT3210127  became:  http://binged.it/1AtInMN.  This is a website created by my daughter in law who is writing children’s books with African American main characters.  I found Bitly an especially easy way to shorten the URL, but the shortened name didn’t include the original name, so it could be confusing.

4.  The link to my Evernote.  I can’t figure out the narration bit.  https://www.evernote.com/Home.action#b=21ecf21f-6cb1-4e57-b3f0-4b4110b116e6&st=p&n=120927e9-5245-40a9-8d9c-8a37da9c4c36

5:  Here is the LiveBinder Link:  http://www.livebinders.com/edit/index/1583197   I think this is one of the best things we’ve learned so far for adult ed.  I can add anything to it and each person can use it at their level.

5.  part 2   https://sites.google.com/site/dyannchenaultniles/classroom-news/livebinder  This is the link to Face of Your Classroom.

 

 

Thing 6: Communication

Thing 6:  Communication

Choice #2

Since my “classroom” is 1:1 adult ed and online mentoring of 6 high school students, I decided to use Chatzy as a way to meet this Thing.  As I work only 1/2 time, often our staff meetings are held while I am not at work.  Another person has an office in two cities, so we used Chatzy as the communicator.

In looking at the 10 reasons to use Back Channel Chats, I found, in this particular case, that Chatzy helped a lot with #1 Keeping Up, #3 Transferring knowledge, #7 Clarification and #8 Review.

The biggest problem with Chatzy is that you can’t hear other participants.  Someone has to type in the information at the actual meeting. The second issue with Chatzy is that it doesn’t like screen shots to be dragged and dropped in here, so I took pictures of them, emailed them, then had jpegs I could drag and drop.   So here are the screen shots of Chatzy.
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Thing 5: Collaboration

Since my classroom is an adult education classroom and attendance is spotty, I think that Google Docs is the best resource for my classroom.

Prior to class I can put all of my handouts  and activities on Google Docs and if someone is absent, they can pull up each day’s activity.

A good example is the Drawing Conclusions/Making Inferences folder in my Google Docs.  I can open this up to the public, and everyone who is absent has the accessibility.

I would have to add an introductory sheet which would include instruction and order of sheets.  I could put on the name tab of each sheet the number of the order— First sheet being #1, etc.

Cloud Initiation

Thing 4:  Cloud Initiation

1.  Symbaloopage URL for Dyann:  https://www.symbaloo.com/home/mix/13eOcM9g2g  This is the bookmarking tool of my choice.

2.Dropbox Link for document

1:  http://www.mel.org. Link for document

2:  https://newsela.com/Link for document

3:  https://ged.com/

3. What these new practices might look like in my environment.

a.Teaching basic reading and GED skills to adults is difficult because they don’t have a lot of background knowledge they need.  I think Symbaloopage is going to be fantastic because I can assign each student what to look for or do on it.

4. Thoughtful response on how this changed my own practice.

a. I already use Dropbox at home, and didn’t want to mix the two, but now I  have learned how to share just the folders I want to share.

b. Also, since my husband set up my Dropbox, and set up my computers to automatically save to Dropbox, I have never actually explored it and realized how easy it is to use.  I shall save all of my school files, now, on Dropbox.  AND, since I use two separate logins at school and 2 different data bases, etc, this will simplify my school life incredibly!

c. I know that I will use Symbaloo.  I have been teaching 8 adults basic reading skills (basic phonics, basic sequencing, basic inferences, etc.) and just recently I found that if I use “fun” reading and challenging skills, rather than the GED and ABE “worksheets” the students are having a lot of fun.  Also, with the lack of background knowledge, I have been getting side tracked a lot.  Now, I can (instead of printing off all the things I want them to read) direct them to Symbaloo and the icon I want them to use and we will be off and running.  I am really looking forward to using this tool.

d.  Lastly, I wrote this on a different computer.  I pulled up Dropbox and copied and pasted it in.  My, this is GREAT!