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Thursday, August 9

  1. page Project Management-PBL Essential Learning Functions edited ... The students do have a folder on the district server in which they can save their work. This c…
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    The students do have a folder on the district server in which they can save their work. This can be found on the district computers while at school. This is not accessible from home or anywhere else. In order for students to accurately save their work, they must be familiar with the process of saving to their folder on the server, and not just to the server. There is a dropbox in which the students can turn work into the teacher. In the event of a student not saving work, this drop box will allow the teacher to retrieve work that has been saved. This is a nice safety net.
    Web-based home pages do seem like a practical way for students to keep up with their work if absent or for those who want to work ahead. Recommended sites to set up one's own learning environment are:iGoogle and My Yahoo! Jan and Roger
    project management skills and techniques
    One of the most important aspects of managing a project is the up-front or front-loading work we have to do to make sure the project accomplishes what we need it to do. Teachers need to:
    decide what you need your students to know and be able to do
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Thursday, December 1

  1. page Project Management-PBL Essential Learning Functions edited Project Project Management The students do have a folder on the district server in which they …
    ProjectProject Management
    The students do have a folder on the district server in which they can save their work. This can be found on the district computers while at school. This is not accessible from home or anywhere else. In order for students to accurately save their work, they must be familiar with the process of saving to their folder on the server, and not just to the server. There is a dropbox in which the students can turn work into the teacher. In the event of a student not saving work, this drop box will allow the teacher to retrieve work that has been saved. This is a nice safety net.
    Web-based home pages do seem like a practical way for students to keep up with their work if absent or for those who want to work ahead. Recommended sites to set up one's own learning environment are:iGoogle and My Yahoo! Jan and Roger
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    build in flexibility
    Richard and Kate
    To research more stuff about online project management then visit online project management.
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Wednesday, June 2

  1. page List of CyberCamp Wiki Pages edited ... Podcasting - Amy Portal Examples Paper writing Chat Logs - WiP Presentations Ohrt_TIE_P…
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    Podcasting - Amy
    Portal Examples
    Paper writing
    Chat Logs - WiP Presentations
    Ohrt_TIE_Presentation
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Thursday, July 9

  1. page While You Were Out edited While You Were Out... This wiki will be updated to keep you informed of the general items that…

    While You Were Out...
    This wiki will be updated to keep you informed of the general items that you missed while you were absent. It is your responsibility to make sure that you have all necessary paperwork and find out what you misssed from a fellow classmate or your teacher when it's convenient. You will have one extra day for every day you are absent to complete the work. If possible, you always have the right to take work home to complete it.
    Monday:
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    12:11 pm

Wednesday, July 8

  1. page While You Were Out edited While You Were Out... This wiki will be updated to keep you informed of the general items that…

    While You Were Out...
    This wiki will be updated to keep you informed of the general items that you missed while you were absent. It is your responsibility to make sure that you have all necessary paperwork and find out what you misssed from a fellow classmate or your teacher when it's convenient. You will have one extra day for every day you are absent to complete the work. If possible, you always have the right to take work home to complete it.
    Monday:
    Tuesday:
    Wednesday:
    Thursday:
    Friday:

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    12:57 pm
  2. page Mick Huiet edited ... This wiki is somewhat chronologically ordered. At the bottom, is what our team brainstormed on…
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    This wiki is somewhat chronologically ordered. At the bottom, is what our team brainstormed on our first day. Links have been added as projects have been created. In no way shape or form is this project complete. Our goal is to have it ready for student and parent use on day one. This virtual campus site will be continually updated and added to.
    Project History:
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    virtual campus, trying to conservea means for conserving paper as
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    Where we stand:stand (a combination of accomplishments and things to do):
    The basic portal to enter into our 3rd and 4th grade courses is roughly created.
    3/4 Loop Virtual Campus Course Portal Content Modules:
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  3. page Mick Huiet edited ... This wiki is somewhat chronologically ordered. At the bottom, is what our team brainstormed on…
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    This wiki is somewhat chronologically ordered. At the bottom, is what our team brainstormed on our first day. Links have been added as projects have been created. In no way shape or form is this project complete. Our goal is to have it ready for student and parent use on day one. This virtual campus site will be continually updated and added to.
    Project History:
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    with virtual as a campus, trying
    Where we stand:
    WelcomeThe basic portal to Eagle Crest Elementary School’s 3rd/4thenter into our 3rd and 4th grade loop website where we’re creating 21st century self-directed learners.courses is roughly created.
    3/4 Loop Virtual Campus Course Portal Content Modules:
    This course will contain all relevant general district and school specific information.
    Welcome to Eagle Crest Elementary School’s 3rd/4th grade loop website where we’re creating 21st century self-directed learners.
    · District Calendar
    · School Calendar
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Thursday, July 2

  1. page Stephanie Potter edited ... Acquaint ourselves with programs offered in our Computer Labs. Answer the question, “What do…
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    Acquaint ourselves with programs offered in our Computer Labs.
    Answer the question, “What do we want Michelle K. to help our students accomplish when they are in computer lab?”
    Resources:
    Tutorial for uploading your eHomework

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  2. page Kate Lyons edited 2009 Cybercamp Project Proposal BIG Question: Since I'm teaching a new curriculum (yet again!) thi…
    2009 Cybercamp Project Proposal
    BIG Question: Since I'm teaching a new curriculum (yet again!) this year--6th grade social studies, starting with geography--how can I build in technology, tools, hooks, and interactivity from the start to engage today's kids in some of today's AWESOME educational possibilities?
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    to Cybercamp:
    I taught 6th-8th grades (but mostly 6th) at Twin Peaks Charter Academy for 7 years, before joining the staff at Coal Ridge Middle School in 2006. I went from teaching 65-70 students a day at the charter school to about 230 kids every two days at Coal Ridge, and from language arts to writing lab. After two years of writing lab, that job went away (remember the 85 jobs that disappeared?), I was fortunate to be able to document highly-qualified status in social studies, where my school did have an open position. This was a great opportunity for me to become the social studies teacher I had discovered I really was, in the subject area I'd had more fun teaching than all the previous years and subjects combined. (Ironically, this was the subject I had taught the least...9 years of math, 7 years of language arts, two years of science, and only 1 of social studies. But since NCLB kicked in, I am not considered "highly-qualified" to teach either math or science now, just language arts and social studies.) Long story short: when one teaches 3-4 times as many kids a day as one is used to, in ever-changing content areas, things MUST change, and change fast.
    Then this past year was tough, too. I had 6 honors classes (although not all my students were honors--go figure!), and two grades. I had 180+ students each day, teaching out of a total of four "new-to-me" texts during the year with 3 classes of 7th graders alternating with 3 classes of 8th. And since one of those textbooks had no teacher's manual (just the same book as the kids had), it was all I could do to keep up with what my kids were doing each day. Plus our school dropped a daily team plan time so we didn't have to cut positions (lucky for me, but hard on everyone). I also wanted to increase how much and how well my students write (vestiges of teaching writing for two years) in a short constructed response format (my school's CSAP "Achilles heel" in recent years). I hope that writing focus shows up this year, too.
    Of course, it would have been great to do either 7th grade World History or 8th grade U.S. History again this year, and do a better job, even with far more differentiating compared to last year. But that would be easy...and teachers don't get to do easy.
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    never change.
    Description of Project:
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    this year.
    Integrate vocabulary notes in a small-group environment, sharing and discussing definitions, and posting "best definitions" on the class wiki so struggling students can find new/other ways to make sense of what geography is all about. I also hope this will provide an authentic audience and more motivation for kids to actually do their own work and "get published" because they came up with the best definition.
    Encourage (maybe require?) kids to use blogging to discuss current events topics, questions they want to research for their quarterly presentations, and talk about how that research is going. Then maybe once a week we can have a class discussion about some of these topics, and try some problem-solving/brainstorming/idea sharing, etc.
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    Figure out a way (or more than one) to fit current events into the curriculum. Put pins on a virtual map? Have kids mark a US or world map in their notes with events/places/people/cultures we learned about? Have a different student from each group each day spend 2-5 minutes on the internet looking up news, while their teammates work on the daily warm-up? Each class could post on the blog a summary of the “top story” of the week, which would encourage good writing along with analysis, synthesis, investigation, comparison, persuasion, etc.? Give groups or the whole class a few minutes on Fridays to digest/discuss/connect some of the information they’ve found, as it relates to what we’re doing in class? Etc...
    Continue looking for ways to encourage and foster greater inquiry with students' quarterly presentations, including helping students learn and use new ways to share their learning with their classmates, beyond the standard poster or PowerPoint presentation. How about a podcast? Or what if they started a dialogue with experts or students elsewhere, and shared that dialogue with the class? Or maybe create a webpage and show other students how to use, navigate, and learn from their page? And other ideas I haven't come up with yet, but they probably will...
    Technology Goals
    Become proficient enough at wikis and blogs to use them effectively myself, and show my students how to use them, too
    Learn how to use/do podcasting, and then USE it!
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    Look for ways students can make their presentations more challenging, real-world, problem-solving, and engaging for both themselves and their classmates
    Complete my asset map (yes, I have actually repented of my hubris about this, and started working on it!)
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    Geography Projects
    Landscaping/environmental concerns for own property, park, neighborhood, city hall, rec center, school, etc.
    Crime/neighborhood dynamics/safety/streets/lighting/public water fountains and restrooms
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    Mapmaking skills
    Students need to learn/understand/demonstrate mapmaking skills. Since this year I’ll have 6th graders, I’ll probably start with a map of my classroom/hallway/school, and then have students create a map of their trips from home to school. I see this activity leading to discussions about the components of maps: compass rose, orientation, resolution, distortion, projection, scale, latitude and longitude, legend, title, labeling, key, etc. in much greater detail. I hope that this approach would provide both the necessary framework for a study of map-making tools, and opportunities for inquiry that I try to incorporate in my classroom.
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    September/early October.
    Vocabulary Strategies
    In the past, I’ve used the following 4-column vocabulary template:
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    This year I want students to use one of their composition notebooks for vocabulary, so they would use the template to keep a record of all the vocabulary we do over the course of the year (for the 1st semester and end-of-year’s final exams). Then students would work in groups to look over each other’s vocab work each week, and decide what illustration and definition the group thinks is most meaningful to them. About once a week, a member of each group would update their group’s addition to the 6th grade wiki, and other classes would have access to all definitions. With an authentic audience and an element of competition and creativity, this might improve student involvement and homework completion percentages. I hope it would also result in better/clearer/more useful definitions, with students actually processing the word and its meaning, and then creating their own meaning (as opposed to just copying definitions from the book, and still not knowing what the word means.)
    5 Themes of Geography
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    Many Rocks.
    L: LOCATION (absolute, relative, latitude/longitude, cardinal directions, etc.)
    P: PLACE (physical and human features)
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    Maybe for the first day of school (which has SO MUCH of talking and rules in every class, and it’s also our “Back to School” Night--?!?), maybe I’ll break the mold and let them just do a survey. Where have you traveled? How often do you go someplace? What do you like about the trip? What don’t you like about it? Do they speak another language there? Do you speak it? How do you get there? Where do you stay? What do you do? Do you want to go back? Why? Where would you like to go? Why? Etc. Radical, I know. But I think I’m gonna do it.
    Current Events
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    current events?
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