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classroom || tools --as people enter, they post in a common space (either whiteboard or pinned/taped paper or virtual whiteboard on their primary classroom and 1-2 internet tools they like to use for that classroom


Intro slideshow /  "What are you sinking about?" discussion

Caveat: Learning Styles, Rabbit Trails

Common Core This: is a collision of tools and teaching (refer to whiteboard), Show CCSS standards link.

I want very much to hear about your other sessions today and I wishwishwish we could take several minutes to share about the cool things you've already seen and intend to fold into your professional practice.  But this session I've only ever done in 3-hour and 90 minute versions and we've no time to spare.

I'd like to see your comfort/skill/knowledge level with 
  • Web2.0 or web-based tools (for example--quizlet, prezi, voicethread, timetoast, or glogster)
  • Common Core Standards
This session is a pairing of the two--- web tools and state standards

Group by row 2-4 in a group to verbally brainstorm for the three areas: 1) Technology-Based Instruction, then 2) Practice and 3) Creative Demonstration of student mastery for a sample standard.  

Showcase Web2.0 tools  25 minutes

Take a long break--if you want to take the whole break as a break, that's great.  If I catch you working on some of these Web2.0 tools, well, that's okay, too.

Return from break with video.

Introduce Assignment (based on group workpage): Each group will choose a standard, roll the dice to choose I, P, or D, and spend the next chunk of time developing an actual artifact for that mode of teaching/learning.  Instruction?  Actually develop a prezi, etc.  


Common Core
--seems at once meaningless (the CS Lewis quote) and so much bigger than other standards-based initiatives that have come and gone.  I can't read the future, but I think the history books 30 years from now (there will still be books, but they may not be made of paper) will refer to the historical confluence of the CCSS nationwide and the introduction of the ReadWriteVote web. 
TEN years ago, we'd all get the word that there's a new CCSS, but we'd only get to talk amongst ourselves and read what the big publishing houses had in the way of lesson plan ideas.  But now we can all post lesson plan ideas, right?  And we can vote on them!