Chawanakee Lesson Plan Idea Knowledge Base (kbase)
Conferences are expensive, so it's important to share the best information with all our schools.


When at conferences, we can gather powerful or cool ideas using this survey form.
It'll all go into a spreadsheet that Jon will recompile into a searchable Wiki page, so everyone can access the tools
from whatever conference we have attended. Using this tool, we can share our great experiences district wide.

Search the kbase - Use Control F or Command F to search for key phrases within the page

Grade Level
6-8 Academic Area science
Lesson title

Motivating with Life Science


Presenter's Name
Karen Benitez - kbenitez@sccs.santacruz.k12.ca.us
Lesson Description
Masters project: using tech creates a completion rate, 95% vs. 70% and higher grade (at least 15% higher), better behavior and more focus

Karen says: "I don't need to be the expert on a software - I show them how to open it and they'll figure out how to use it..."

10 sample assignments...see PPT

Writing assignment: Is fire alive?
Cancer and Mitosis....done after studying and creating a flip book...

staggered due dates....due Friday, extra credit for turning it in on wed or thur

COMPARING in PPT slides

Smiley Face genetics = AMAZING!!!

Fish word problem..good stuff, Punnett square

Audience participation sheet - teacher walk around, work is built into the PPT

"Simple facts and a lot of repetition=success"

Extra credit: brown/blonde + Spiderman powers BBSS BbSs bbSS

Mendel and his peas online experiment

Lots of graphing in 8th grade test= lots of graphing in science

Seabisbcuit Pedigree web site......pedigreequery.com cross check=graph of amount of winnings
What this learning tool/activity will achieve or replace
(i.e. a new way to do research, math tool, presentation idea, classwork flow, new way to do vocab words or jigsaw a lesson)

adds better integration of web/tech tools to science
very good pedagogies for effective science instruction
List tools, web resources needed (free is better,
note any costs for software or hardware)

Powerpoint (worth the view)



Black and White moth simulation:
echapps.net/interactives/peppermoths.swf

Seabisbcuit Pedigree web site......pedigreequery.com

The ethics of science and the concern about the loss of sign language in non verbal society,
should a family of deaf children allow one child to hear or not?
www.pbs.org/wnet/soundandfury/film/index.html

Comic Life....we should price a site license....
Important or valuable URLs

Is this lesson a one-shot lesson, a daily/weekly lesson
or a longer term project?

a new way of teaching science in general
• Why is lesson a good option for engagement or a way to
replace what we do now?

highly engaging, while also more rigorous

Grade Level
K12
Lesson title

Enhancing Gifted Education with Technology

Presenter's Name
Wayne Bassinger Cleveland High School
Lesson Description
Projects for gifted kids using blooms taxonomy.

They will retain more information if they teach to someone else.
What this learning tool/activity will achieve or replace
(i.e. a new way to do research, math tool, presentation idea, classwork flow, new way to do vocab words or jigsaw a lesson)

Research and present material to students. Present information using video, pictures and other storyboards.

Similar to creating the textbook through a wiki.

Have students create or embed videos in wiki based on what they are studying.

Students need to discuss and post comments on other projects. Use the points process students given points and are allowed to to give the points to who they think did the best job.
List tools, web resources needed (free is better,
note any costs for software or hardware)

Roger Taylor Web site 45 dollars a year. Lessons developed by teachers for gifted students for every subject.

http://www.rogertaylor.com/
Important or valuable URLs
http://basingerclhs2008.pbwiki.com/#pbview presenters wikispace

zamzar.com Converts youtube

proboards.com a discussion board

simplybox.com organizes internet content similar to delicious except you will see a picture of site along with the information about the site.

evernote.com similar to delicious

techchicktips.com

toondoo.com fee comic strips you fill in the content takes five minutes to make a cartoon

xtimeline.com interactive timeline
Is this lesson a one-shot lesson, a daily/weekly lesson
or a longer term project?

Weekly
• Why is lesson a good option for engagement or a way to replace what we do now?
Find a popular video, create a video with the same background music but with lyrics from a lesson you are teaching.

Students created a video based on a video on youtube called Chocolate Rain.

Grade Level
K-12
Academic Area
Multiple
Lesson title

Google Universe

Presenter's Name
Kyle Brumbaugh
Lesson Description
In a nutshell....
http://blog.omega-research.org/2008/03/07/humanity-lobotomy-the-importance-of-net-neutrality

All the materials:
http://guerrillalearning.wetpaint.com/
What this learning tool/activity will achieve or replace (i.e. a new way to do research, math tool, presentation idea, classwork flow, new way to do vocab words or jigsaw a lesson)
WEB 1.0 Ideas:
New ideas for information literacy, using mostly Google search.

Using different country codes (.ZA for South Africa, etc) to look at info from a non American point of view...

Learning about page rankings using compete.com

Google forms for surveys, an amazing tool like Survey Monkey or Zoomerang for free.

WEB 2.0 Ideas (Web 2.0 is published!)
General powerpoint failure? Build wikis instead. Why? It's published! It's richer! It has legs, it's not just 3 minutes of reading the slides. Use a kid voting process, each kid get a certain amount of points to vote for the best.

"As much as we like IT people, they are not educators.."

Another Free Wiki = Wetpaint

Capuchino HS Technology ARTS web page...lots of good ideas
http://chs.smuhsd.org/tech/tech.htm

Clay Shirky...Here Comes Everybody http://www.shirky.com/

World Wide Literacy - a great graphic on new literacies
http://guerrillalearning.wetpaint.com/page/World+Wide+Literacy
List tools, web resources needed (free is better, note any costs for software or hardware)
nothing but internet and lappies
Important or valuable URLs
WEB 1.0 Stuff
Lawrence Lessig Ted Conference tech pirates video
Complete vid, best stuff at the end: http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/larry_lessig_says_the_law_is_strangling_creativity.html

xtvista.org teacher and student videos

compete.com (web traffic tracking tool) look up any URL's traffic

A Vision of Students Today, from Kansas St U
http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=e0b93b5f334ffb4e4064
also: digital ethnography

AND

The Machine is us/using us
www.youtube.com/v/6gmP4nk0EOE
http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/?p=78

WEB 2.0 Stuff:
Is this lesson a one-short lesson, a daily/weekly lesson or a longer term project?
Quarterly or more
• Why is lesson a good option for engagement or a way to replace what we do now?
this set of lessons and tools for 'net literacy....

easywhois.com to determine URL ownership, i.e. MartinLutherKing.org is a hate site, we can learn about the people who created it and who owns it.

Grade Level
K12

Academic Area

School Wide Assessment

Lesson title
Driving Instruction through Data Analysis
Presenter's Name
Luis C. Panduro, principal
Lesson Description
Analyzing data from assessments
What this learning tool/activity will achieve or replace (i.e. a new way to do research, math tool, presentation idea, classwork flow, new way to do vocab words or jigsaw a lesson)
An original, PI-5 school with almost 100 points of growth

Use of Data Director and EDS (see below for more info)

Powerpoint:

57 teachers in English and Math at a middle school (!) Every year:
8 weeks prescheduled, up front prescheduled for reflection/reteach and standards analysis after the quarterly and midquarterly assessments

LESS IS MORE: FOR EXAMPLE =for her poetry was a 9 week unit, BUT only 3 STAR questions on the quiz

FIDELITY: doesn't mean an irrational following of state adopted materials, it means making an honest effort to follow the state standards using all materials needed

Ed testing service provides their test bank to the state and it's $4 a kid a year
EXTREMELY close to the STAR - same manufacturer, same writers - this school's results were within 2% of their preassessments...booklets look the same, etc.
MUCH lager test bank, with LEVELS of difficulty inside a strand.....

Bad deal in Data Director...2 questions per standard, not enough data points

Able to generate teacher API reports in ETS, excellent PR tool

Staff knowledgeable about each other's scores=professionalism, and no where to hide

Staff lounge has current API and pre-api scores for all teachers up on the wall, publicly

Flow: 3 weeks teach, test, one week review OR enrich

"Teaching LESS is MORE"

Honesty and transparency in sharing all data

Safe Harbor in AYP = 10% growth in a give area is considered success

Educational Testing Service= GREAT STAR equivalent assessment tool
List tools, web resources needed (free is better, note any costs for software or hardware)

Important or valuable URLs
API Calculation Worksheet at CDE for FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/ap/documents/calc06bg.xls
Is this lesson a one-short lesson, a daily/weekly lesson or a longer term project?
Year Long/Continuing mid quarter and quarter assessments
• Why is lesson a good option for engagement or a way to replace what we do now?
Spiral standards that are one or two questions on the CST throughout the year as oppose to spending a week reviewing that standard.
focusing on standards that will actually be assessed, lean up the schedule natural order of standards, teach the standards in the order that makes the most sense. What standards can be taught together.



Grade Level
K-12
Academic Area
Technology
Lesson title

The Global One Room Schoolhouse

Presenter's Name
David Jakes
Lesson Description
Connective Technologies and learning communities.
What this learning tool/activity will achieve or replace (i.e. a new way to do research, math tool, presentation idea, classwork flow, new way to do vocab words or jigsaw a lesson)
Google Earth is being used to show functioning one room school houses
all over the world...the American ones are wireless...
showing laptops in a one room school house in Nigeria and India showing
mimeo machines, opaque projectors..sharing himself listed at "hot or not"...and he voted for himself...he gave a Tech quiz to 400 hs kids..text message =all, facebook=all, video game=all, read a blog post only 10 of 400

Implementation:
What is your plan?
Teachers first
Are your teachers networked?
Pilots?
Policies?
AUP vs. RUP?
Free vs. Hosted?

Expectations:
Will use be expected?
Goal-based and systemic?
Scope and sequence?
Pockets of Innovation?

Growth and Sustainability:
How will you sustain momentum and continually grow?
List tools, web resources needed (free is better, note any costs for software or hardware)
zinch.com > social networking site for prospective COLLEGE students
Important or valuable URLs
Open Yale > online courses from YALE

MIT Open Courseware

4 C's Connect, collaborate, create, contribute

my starbucks idea.com

eol.org encyclopedia of life

Make our classrooms like a starbucks, students come in move things around interacting reading discussing interacting.

Vision:
Publish locally vs. globally, which do you want to do first?

five freedoms.org social networking site

stories for change.com

strengthofweak ties.org
Is this lesson a one-short lesson, a daily/weekly lesson or a longer term project?
n/a
• Why is lesson a good option for engagement or a way to replace what we do now?
see above





Grade Level
K-12
Academic Area
Multiple areas
Lesson title

Cell Phones on Campus

Presenter's Name
Warren Drake
Lesson Description
cell phone voting letsgovote.com

samsung turbo 3000 funny video on a multi-use cell phone

polleverywhere.com better alternative than lets go vote.
Let's have students compare and contrast the two sites.
What this learning tool/activity will achieve or replace
(i.e. a new way to do research, math tool, presentation
idea, classwork flow, new way to do vocab words or jigsaw a lesson)

using cell phones in class
List tools, web resources needed (free is better, note any costs
for software or hardware)

see above and below
Important or valuable URLs
see above and below
Is this lesson a one-short lesson, a daily/weekly lesson or a
longer term project?

Daily Lesson
• Why is lesson a good option for engagement or a way to
replace what we do now?

Kids can use cell phones during class to make videos and podcasts.

Grade Level
K12
Academic Area
Multiple
Lesson title

21st Century Publishing on the Web

Presenter's Name
Ted Lai
Lesson Description
Publishing on the web using podcasts.
What this learning tool/activity will achieve or replace
(i.e. a new way to do research, math tool, presentation idea, classwork flow, new way to do vocab words or jigsaw a lesson)

Take pictures to tell your story and post on your blog. Percents and fractions
find me something on sale take a picture do the calculation and present. Cartoon,
blog podcast 80% of the time they spend on project is researching content and
writing scripts. 20 percent is shooting video or taking pictures. Interviewing CEO's,
authors, or musicians, students have to do research on the person or company before interview.

chapterize podcasts make podcasts more user friendly.
comic life free download. Post comics on line to tell your story or present your lesson.
List tools, web resources needed (free is better, note any costs for software or hardware)
EFT video podcasts. We can use these already created podcasts that are ready to use in the classroom.

Coulee kids podcasts. http://www.sdlax.net/longfellow/sc/ck/index.htm
go to the above website to download I think it is free. http://web.mac.com/tntnzing/Digital_Education/Home.html ted lai website

voicethread.com Entire group discussions on one page. Students can text in call in webcast.

apple.com/education
podpiperproductions.com
ali.apple.com
techsavvygirlz.com
Important or valuable URLs

Is this lesson a one-short lesson, a daily/weekly lesson or a longer term project?
Weekly Lesson
• Why is lesson a good option for engagement or a way to replace what we do now?
Students can explain a concept the way they understand and how they think it should be presented, blog, wiki, podcast

Grade Level
K12
Academic Area
Science
Lesson title

Earth Science

Presenter's Name
Kathy Hayden, khayden@csusm.edu
ouyang@csusm@csusm.edu
Lesson Description
Cyberteam Moodle Earth Science Resources
What this learning tool/activity will achieve or
replace (i.e. a new way to do research, math tool,
presentation idea, classwork flow, new way to do vocab words or jigsaw a lesson)

Moodle link: http://www2.csusm.edu/CyberTEAM/

Moodle sign up link: http://education.sdsc.edu/teachertech/community/ttmoodle/login/index.php

books become less relevant in the face of simulation and real time data - the data is delivered in REAL EVENTS and REAL TIME

the moodle becomes a focus point of the class, includes tests, essays, discussions, etc (although this could be done with a wiki)

Want to learn to locate an epicenter?
http://projects.cs.csusm.edu/maps/quakesDemoMode.html

Amazing simulations...see the URL section for more Internet connection, Moodle, cost is free

computer access Moodle link: http://www2.csusm.edu/CyberTEAM/

Moodle sign up link: http://education.sdsc.edu/teachertech/community/ttmoodle/login/index.php

Handout to gain Moodle access:
http://education.sdsc.edu/teachertech/community/ttmoodle/mod/resource/view.php?id=4978
List tools, web resources needed (free is better, note any costs for software or hardware)
All of these and more in the Moodle demo class:
Real time earthquake monitor
http://education.sdsc.edu/teachertech/community/ttmoodle/mod/resource/view.php?id=4951
Jules Verne Voyager - plate tectonics
http://education.sdsc.edu/teachertech/community/ttmoodle/mod/resource/view.php?id=4952
Geology Animations:
http://education.sdsc.edu/teachertech/community/ttmoodle/mod/resource/view.php?id=4956
Earthquake terms animations....
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learning/animations/
100 Years After the SF Earthquake:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learning/animations/
Important or valuable URLs

Is this lesson a one-short lesson, a daily/weekly lesson or a longer term project?
Year Long/Continuing
• Why is lesson a good option for engagement or a way to replace what we do now?
allows for faster learning and deeper knowledge than worksheets~terribly exciting!!



Grade Level

Middle school, but applicable to all levels.
Academic Area
All
Lesson title

AN ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDE TO WEB 2.0

Presenter's Name
John White and Warren Dale, Mullholland Middle School
Lesson Description
This session focused on one principal’s experience in rethinking
how we deliver education. The classrooms at Mullholland
Middle School are exciting places to learn and technology has
been the leverage to make it happen. Indeed, along the way,
Mullholland has seen a 200+ gain in their API score.

What learning tool/activity will this achieve or replace (i.e. a new way to do research, math tool, presentation idea, classwork flow, new way to do vocab. Words or jigsaw a lesson, etc.)?
What this learning tool/activity will achieve or replace
(i.e. a new way to do research, math tool, presentation idea, classwork flow, new way to do vocab words or jigsaw a lesson)

First of all, there is a paradigm and structural shift here. The
campus is completely wireless with 600 student laptops, 80 staff
laptops, three dedicated computer labs, 3 T-1 lines coming in to
the school and over 1,000 computers operating each and every
day.

Major learning tools and instructional practices including going
to all on-line assessments so students do not lose time waiting
for feedback, results, etc.

Additionally, instructional staff has embraced all means of
technology including the use of cell phones as student response
devices (i.e. search for free tools).
List tools, web resources needed (free is better, note any costs for software or hardware)
Mullholland encourages other to search for free web-based tools
and use existing student technology access such as cell phones.

Additionally, they dedicate one week to professional
development and teacher training related to instructional
technology gear.

Mullholland dedicates 20% of its categorical budget to
technology and training. They use their Title 1 budget to focus
on technology that will improve student achievement.
Important or valuable URLs
jott.com
Is this lesson a one-short lesson, a daily/weekly lesson or a longer term project?
Ongoing
• Why is lesson a good option for engagement or a way to replace what we do now?
Videotape your classrooms and what students are doing as
means to evaluate and provide feedback to staff.


Grade Level
K12
Academic Area
All
Lesson title

A 21st Century Learning Theory

Presenter's Name
Marie Sontag, Union Elementary School District
Lesson Description
This is a new, research-based learning theory and instructional
design model that better reflects the way 21st century students
learn. It is called the Social and Cognitive Connectedness
Schemata (SCCS). This is intended to boost one’s instructional capacity for today’s learner.
What this learning tool/activity will achieve or replace
(i.e. a new way to do research, math tool, presentation idea, classwork flow, new way to do
vocab words or jigsaw a lesson)

This is a new pedagogy with new methods, practice, teaching
strategies, etc. This is based on new type of student and learner
who has a different social and cognitive schemata. It is about
things like Digital Navigation Literacy and Interactive
Discovery-Based Learning. Also, elements of Game Design
relate to this new approach to learning and the student.
List tools, web resources needed (free is better, note any costs for software or hardware)
References to Daniel Pink’s research and writings “Revenge of
the Right Brain.” Other references were the “Blind Man and the
Elephant.”
Important or valuable URLs
his new theory and practice is well represented at
http://tinyurl.com/3hh58u)
Is this lesson a one-short lesson, a daily/weekly lesson or a longer term project?

• Why is lesson a good option for engagement or a way to replace what we do now?
this lesson is about pedagogical change and a new way to
look at the 21st century learner/student.

Grade Level
Middle School, but applicable to all
Academic Area
All CORE areas
Lesson title
Critical Thinking About Technology
Presenter's Name
Miguel Aznar, KnowledgeContext
Lesson Description
Technology in education can be a cross-disciplinary curriculum
that threads through the core academic content areas. This is a
strategy for understanding and evaluating any technology by
participating in standards-based activities culled from a free,
downloadable middle school curriculum. Additional background
is that this is related to CDE’s Chapter Four on Relevance. This
focuses on standards that says learning should be infused with
technology and that technology should be infused with learning.
What this learning tool/activity will achieve or replace
(i.e. a new way to do research, math tool, presentation idea, classwork flow, new way to do vocab words or jigsaw a lesson)

It will show the fallacy in myths such as Understand = Operate or Technology = Computers. It is about Technology
Competency vs. Technology Literacy. It is about Operating vs.
Evaluating. The program is called ICE-9 and it focuses on NINE
essential questions. ICE (Identify, Change and Evaluate). It’s
not about competence for the few, but literacy for all.
List tools, web resources needed (free is better, note any costs for software or hardware)
ICE-9 (Free downloadable curriculum)
Important or valuable URLs
knowledgecontext.com/Curriculum/download.htm
Is this lesson a one-short lesson, a daily/weekly lesson or a longer term project?

• Why is lesson a good option for engagement or a way to replace what we do now?
The NINE essential questions are:

I – Identify

  1. What is it?
  2. Why do we use it?
  3. Where does it come from?
  4. How does it work

C-Change

  1. How does it change?
  2. How does it change us?
  3. How do we change it?

E- Evaluate

  1. What are its costs and benefits?
  2. How do we evaluate it?



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