During the WIRED meeting for January 2016, we will look at what it means to curate versus collect resources. The BlendSpace [QR Code] is full of resources about not only what it means to curate, but also the tools available for FREE to all teachers in order to make this a reality. Check out our agenda for this PD session as well as for our next HACK during our next month’s session.
SAMR Model – reminder that this is merely a tool to help teachers as they begin the journey into technology integration
Beyond SAMR – encourage teachers to join PLN’s
Mashing it up/App Smash! – you can do this as a natural progression or use an app to help you
EdPuzzle – Brian
NearPod – Sam
How used: This activity was used to introduce a new topic and could be used again at the end.
Why effective? Because the children like the immediacy of the results live on the board.
How else use? Revision, starter activity, plenary, quiz, assessment for learning
iMovie – Katherine
What is it and why should we do it? Curate, Share, and Connect
Old method of Curating [really we were collectors] – belong to blogs and you connected it through some type of RSS feeder
Old method of Connecting – sharing within a PLN
What is the value-added?
Thinking Level – move beyond mere classification of objects; deeper thinking – evaluation and synthesis; how are the items connected? What does the act of collecting help students understand the question at hand?
Process – inquiry process [think of museum curators]
Organization – beyond themes to something more contextual; themes support a central idea but context allows the curator to determine why something is important and should it be kept or removed
Value – curating you are concerned about a larger audience who needs to benefit from the process and the product
Audience – organized, annotated, and then published; collaborative – audience can be involved, offer comments, and participate
Students as Curators – students construct their own knowledge and hones their skill in information literacy; teachers are designers of the learning scenario where they may be posing the essential question, provide tools for success
What are the tools?
Blendspace – allows educators to blend their classroom
Others – there are TOO many to list, so here is a Blendspace on the top tools
Bag the Web
Jog the Web