COMMUNICATION - December 1 & 8

Utilize iPod Touch for written and spoken communication for a range of purposes (e.g. to inform, instruct, motivate and persuade), including both the teachers and their students. Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written, and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts. Communicate effectively in diverse environments. (Project 21, http://p21.org)

Communication Strategies for Teachers

  1. Higher Order Questioning Strategies - Kagan Q-Matrix, Questioning Toolkit
  2. Informal Assessment & Immediate Feedback (eClickr Host & eClickr Student app), eClicker Host Overview.pdf
  3. Active Listening - Repeating, Paraphrasing, Reflecting. more info...
  4. Cooperative Learning - Kagan Tech Tips & Kagan Teacher and Trainer Tips & Strategies for Success

Stop and Reflect: How is communication changing with iPod Touch's in your classroom? How is assessment changing with iPod Touch's - are you able to implementing variety in Assessment any easier because of the iPod Touch's?

Communicating with Images

  1. Copyright & Creative Commons, http://creativecommons.org/, A Shared Culture Video (about Creative Commons)
  2. Communicating with images was the focus of much of the creativity night and not somehting we will spend time on tonight - but make sure you are familiar with the folowing...
    1. Download and explore Image Gathering Appst:Photo Wall, Photo Mess, ImgPalette, Indicommons, CoolIris, (Discover Teacher iPad Only) (See the agenda from the creativity session for more image based creatvityideas.)
    2. Applications from number 2 will help you to implement "Image" Project Based Learning activities: Splice, StoryKit , SlideShow Builder Lite (See the agenda for more image project based ideas

Communicate with Writing Skills

  1. Write clearly so other can understand: Determine the purpose, organize and present information to serve the purpose, context, and audience, use conventions of English language usage, including grammar, spelling, and sentence structure, seek feedback and revise.
  2. Applications to support writing skills:
    1. Docs 2 Go App: Website, Manual
    2. Dictionary, Thesaurus, Quotations, Dragon Dictation
  3. Access and storage apps of Documents: Dropbox and/or Google Docs

Communicate with strong Communication Skills

  1. Speak clearly so others can understand: Clear speech (enunciate), maintain a steady pace, use appropriate emphasis, avoid jargon and long sentences.
  2. Communication Skill Apps: Recorder & Video Capture (Read aloud written work.)
  3. iRead iPod Project: https://sites.google.com/a/eusd.org/eusd-iread/

Listen Effectively to Decipher Meaning, including Knowledge, Values, Attitudes, and Intentions

  1. Questioning Toolkit: Probing Question (prior knowledge)
  2. iTunesU
  3. Podcasts
  4. Howcast App: Search and find video tutorials on just about anything. (Have students create their own Howcast video using splice!)

Utilize multiple media and technologies, and know how to judge their effectiveness a priori as well as assess their impact.
  1. Wikispaces
  2. Evernote versus Notes App
  3. Just for Teacher iPad's: WritePad
  4. Email. Setting up and using groups in eMail for different classes, filter emails into a folder
  5. Blogging
  6. Twitter
  7. Using iBooks for pdfs