One indicator of a Digital Age Learning Environment is:
g. Use digital communication and collaboration tools to communicate locally and globally with students, parents, peers and the larger community.
Front page of the online SeeSaw course for teachers.
On a regular basis, I also also encourage teachers to use Skype or Google Hangout to talk to subject area experts and authors.
Ever since I first saw a teacher librarian Skype Kenn Nesbitt, I’ve shared about it.
Current Project 1
I am currently working with six, fifth grade, students to develop videos about how to use Google Classroom. These videos will be available for other teachers to use to introduce students, as well as parents to this tool that is highly used in my district. This should help to answer some questions that parents frequently have about Google Classroom.
Current Project 2
I am also working on a joint project with the Communication Manager and ELA TOSA. I am teaching our teachers and administrators how to record summer book talks using YouTube. The goal is to increase awareness and communication about the importance of reading over the summer by posting these recorded videos on our district’s Facebook account. This is important because it communicates on a global scale our dedication to supporting our students year round.
In this picture I am showing teachers where to the reference the steps for recording with YouTube live.
Current Project 3
As a member of our STEAM Fair planning committee, I am helping coordinate the details for a spring 2018 district-wide STEAM Fair. I have experience coordinating community events. I co-coordinated a district-wide Technology Fair in my former district of 18,000 students for seven years. All 26 schools were represented. As part of putting on this event, I chaired the Technology Challenge were teams of students came together to compete against one another. As a result of this work, we presented Hosting a Technology and Art Fair at the local Education Service District office (ESD 121) in March 2012. This is important work because the community needs the opportunity to come and see what students are learning and how their tax dollars are being used. It is also a great time to celebrate everyone’s handwork, teachers and students.
Cover slide for our regional ESD presentation.
Elementary students pose after winning the Technology Challenge!