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Georgia Southern University FRIT 7737 Practicum in School Library Media Centers

Staff Development Unit Allison Hood

Title of Unit Curriculum Area

What can web 2.0 do for you?

Grade Level Time Frame:

Staff Development 45 Minutes

Stage 1: Desired Results

Teachers will be able to: Create additional resources for their classrooms using Web 2.0 tools. Create, edit and share presentations through Web 2.0 tools. Collaborate with peers using Web 2.0 tools. Use Voice Threads and other forms of videos to support learning.

ISTE/NETS Teacher Standards for Technology 3. Model Digital Age Work and Learning Teachers exhibit knowledge, skills, and work Processes representative of an innovative professional in a global and digital society. a. Demonstrate fluency in technology systems and the transfer of current knowledge to new technologies and situations b. Collaborate with students, peers, parents, and community members using digital tools and resources to support student success and innovation c. Communicate relevant information and ideas effectively to students, parents, and peers using variety of digital age media and formats d. Model and facilitate effective use of current and emerging digital tools to locate, analyze, evaluate, and use information resources to support research and learning 4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility Teachers understand local and global societal issues and responsibilities in an evolving digital culture and exhibit legal and ethical behavior in their professional practices a. Advocate, model, and teach safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technology, including respect for copyright, intellectual property, and the appropriate documentation of sources b. Address the diverse needs of all learners by using learner-centered strategies providing equitable access to appropriate digital tools and resources c. Promote and model digital etiquette and responsible social interactions related to the use of technology and information d. Develop and model cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with colleagues and students of other cultures using digital age communication and collaboration tools 5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership Teachers continuously improve their professional practice, model lifelong learning, and exhibit leadership in their school and professional community by promoting and demonstrating the effective use of digital tools and resources. a. Participate in local and global learning communities to explore creative applications of technology to

improve student learning b. Exhibit leadership by demonstrating a vision of technology infusion, participating in shared decisionmaking and community building, and developing the leadership and technology skills of others c. Evaluate and reflect on current research and professional practice on a regular basis to make effective use of existing and emerging digital tools and resources in support of student learning d. Contribute to the effectiveness, vitality, and self renewal of the teaching profession and of their school and community


Essential Questions:

Teachers will understand that: Wordles can be used to present new vocabulary key terms, an avatar can be used to introduce a lesson, and a voice thread can enhance a lesson and also provide assistance with out of school work. Technology can be incorporated into any existing lesson. Web 2.0 tools are created especially for educators. How can I use technology in my classroom? How will the use of Web 2.0 tools help my students learn the standard? How will incorporating Web 2.o tools help me in saving time?

Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge: Teachers will know: Web 2.0 tools are easy to use and can be easily incorporated into lessons. Web 2.0 tools are convenient and are good for educational use. Wordle can be used to introduce new vocabulary terms. Voki can be used to create avatars for introducing new units or lessons. Voice Thread can be used to accentuate a current lesson and can be used to assist with off-site work. A Screen Cast can be used to instruct students as a step by step guide.

Skills: Teachers will be able to: Collaborate and communicate with peers using Web 2.0 tools. Recognize that the use of Web 2.0 tools are easy.

Stage 2 Assessment Evidence

Performance Task(s) Design in GRASPS: Goal: You will use a combination of Web 2.0 tools to create vocabulary lists of terms, introduce new standards, and to deliver lessons. Role: Teacher using technology in the classroom. Audience: Ninth Twelfth grade ELA Teachers. Situation: You will be challenged to create Web 2.0 tools by developing technological enhancements that will be infused in your lessons. Product Performance and Purpose: Your products will be added and will be bookmarked to your favorites for easy access. Standards and Criteria for Success: Successful creation and implementation of various Web 2.0 tools. Resources teacher will use: Web sites Types of Instruction/Activities: Direct Instruction Modeling and Guided Practice Independent Practice Sharing and Reflecting

Stage 3: Learning Plan

Opening Session: The Hook and Introduction to the Lesson (5 Minutes) Teacher-Librarian will introduce the lesson by showing an introduction to the staff development lesson using a Voki (Avatar) Teacher-Librarian will begin the lesson by explaining that there are many Web 2.0 tools. A list of various Web 2.0 tools will be provided as a resource to the teachers. The Teacher-Librarian will introduce four Web 2.0 tools and will show examples of each.

Work Session: Lesson: Teacher-Librarian will introduce four Web 2.0 tools. Example will be shown of each of the four Web 2.0 tools. Teacher-Librarian will sign on and show how each of these four Web 2.0 tools can be used to enhance lessons. Guided Practice: Teachers will use the laptops in the mobile cart to create accounts for the various Web 2.0 tools. Teachers will begin creating products to use. Teacher/Librarian will assist with the teachers and will answer questions and will also walk the room for assistance. Closing Session: (10 Minutes) Sharing and Evaluation: Teachers will share with the group a Web 2.0 tool that they created. Teachers will ask questions they may have. Teachers will share 2 things that they learned in the lesson. Teacher-Librarian will continue to support the teachers with follow up emails. Resources Used: ISTE Standards http://www.iste.org/Libraries/PDFs/NETS-T_Standards.sflb.ashx Screen Cast http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/ Voice Thread http://voicethread.com/ Voki http://www.voki.com/ Wordle http://www.wordle.net/