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This presentation features ways to use the design thinking process to redesign your classroom curriculum via global projects and using cell phones as instructional tools in the classroom.


  • Classroom Renovation - Rethinking your Classroom through Technology Kimberly Caise, NBCT, M.Ed. Building Tech Leaders TCEA 2014 February 8, 2014
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  • What is the Design Thinking Process? Human-centered Collaborative Optimistic Experimental Leads to innovative and radical decisions
  • What can the Design Thinking Process be used for? Curriculum Classroom space Processes and tools Systems
  • How can Design Thinking apply to the Classroom? To determine if the following is necessary: New approach/teaching style New technology would be beneficial Improved student achievement Modified physical layout Rethinking classroom/campus processes/systems
  • Rethinking Process How might we __________? Instead of Should we _____ ? Could we _____? Can we _____?
  • Creative, Innovative Problem Solving hy-you-should-start-thinking-inside-thebox/
  • Rethink your Classroom through the use of Technology
  • Global Projects
  • Projects by Jen
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  • DEN Connects
  • DEN Connects Overview
  • Skype in the Classroom
  • Classroom 2.0 LIVE Mystery Skype 1/category/skype/1.html
  • Cell Phones in the Classroom
  • Cell Phones as Innovative Instructional Tools Where we were. Where we are . Where we are going. Everyone is going mobile. Schools have moved as well Challenges of going mobile in the classroom. How do we move forward The Toolbox A look at some of the online resources
  • Mobile device trends School distribution of technology devices
  • Challenges of Going Mobile Availability Cost Curriculum Technical Support Improved Student Success Administrative Resistance
  • How are students using cell phones? 65% use social networks 55% share photos 30% share personal creations 26% post comments on sites and blogs 15% have personal websites 15% are constant remixers 14% blog
  • They also use cell phones to Seek validation (Am I Pretty?) Damage reputation Post damaging pictures Bully/threaten/Harass Creating false identities
  • Research Results The proportions of textisms that kids used in their sentence translations was positively linked to verbal reasoning; the more textspeak kids used, the higher their test scores. The younger the age at which the kids had received mobile phones, the better their ability to read words and identify patterns of sound in speech. - Presentation by Liz Kolb
  • Acceptable Use Policy The Good, the bad, and the ugly Be certain that your campus/districts AUP allows for the use of mobile device including cell phones. If not, let these ideas and lessons open the doors and serve as models lessons for your principal, district officials, IT personnel, etc. Be BRAVE and an advocate for your students when necessary and possible!
  • We know theystringent AUPs and other have them Businesses are taking advantage of administrative resistance
  • Why Bother? The fear of introducing new technologies These tools are very simple to use and can jazz up lessons and your students enthusiasm and motivation. Instead of the old standard of paper and pencil, you can do the same thing with a mobile device. Instead of tuning out lets make students tune IN, by using cell phones and tablets to engage the students with a new way to deliver content in an exciting way.
  • We know about these Some of the more popular sites Many schools are active participants. School District IT departments block these sites. Most infected web sites on the Internet. Many sites are blocked thinking the district is complying with CIPA. What does this have to do with the design thinking process?
  • QR Codes Scan or generate codes associated with any URL Showcase student work, announce campus events, or share classroom/school newsletters I-nigma for qr code Microsoft tags
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  • Aurasma App Layer items called auras and link using the Aurasma app The app is also used to view the the auras Android and iOS devices Link videos, webpages, images to an image by placing a marker on an image and viewing the aura created with the Aurasma app Sounds complex but is easy to create!
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  • Thinglink Add music, video clips, links, etc. Share images social media sites Follow channels and tell stories Store an unlimited number of images with a teacher account Students need an email address Limitations to several students editing the same image
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  • Evernote Use any type of device including web browsers to access Evernote Store notes and search notes using keywords Store pictures, documents, emails, etc. and send/share to your Evernote account via an Evernote email address There is so much more to explore using Evernote including apps from the trunk for free to enhance using Evernote
  • Group texting that is secure and private You can poll your groups with no member limit No downloads, free and students can take notes and quickly send to a group Join groups based on topics, hashtags, keywords, etc. @kcaisetcea to 23559
  • Multiple choice options only Class polling option Immediate responses No limit of responses Generates a QR code for each poll Free!
  • Do you use polling in your classroom with students? A. Yes, sure do! B. No, not yet! C. What is polling? p/48e2189afd38 1. 2. Enter code 79 38 69 3. Select your answer.
  • Infuse Learning Assessment tool that allows you to poll the class and seek responses that are open ended text answers Some language translation is available on questions Students are able to draw responses to quiz questions Compatible with iOS, Android and desktop and laptop computers
  • Nearpod Create interactive presentations Assess student work with simple tools Viewed in 2 modes: live and self-paced Compatible with iOS, Android and desktop and laptop computers e=ba0aecf5dbfd870809b1fa6 631a21c5c` DEGVJ
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