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  1.  Introduction

    • Welcome and Intro topic and speakers
    • Goomoodleikiog in plain English, a video in  Common Craft style showing how these 4 tools can intersect and support learning in powerful ways.
    • The web is bursting with all these great new tools that teachers are finding exciting ways to use in education.
    • We often get questions about what tool a teacher should be using.  For example, "I have blogs, but now I'm hearing about people using Moodle. Should I switch to Moodle?"  Teachers often have questions about what tools should be used and whether they should abandon one for another.
    • Answering questions about what tools to use is note easy.  Sometimes it's better to add tools to your classroom toolkit rather than replace one with another, because you create a more realistic experience. In any assignment/project that you are working on there is the final product.  Even though the features of web 2.0 tools tend to overlap, each tool has unique and valuable features that represent best practices in education. 
    • So, What's What and when do I use what? How do I know which will work best? Is one better than the other?  These are the questions that we will answer in our presentation.
  2. Goomoodleikiog - No it's not something you can buy at Ikea.  But what is it?

    • What is Goomoodleikiog? (see spread sheet)  We also  will show a web graphic showing a 4 item Venn Diagram with information about how tools can be combined and overlapped in classroom use.
    • First, we will talk about the potential that each tool can provide individually that represents best practices in education.  Each tool performs a function or many functions that is/are valuable in the classroom.  For example, blogs can be used for reflection, collaboration, metacognition, etc.
    • Second, we will talk about how the tools can be combined in a unique way to create a more rich experience in the classroom that meets the needs of a larger spectrum of learners.  For example, in a project where the final product is developed in a wiki but the directions are provided in Moodle along with forums that are used for collaboration, students who are really shy or are English Learners have the opportunity for extended wait-time in discussions and everyone gets a say.
  3. Goomoodleikiog is grrrrreat!  Real-life examples of how multiple read-write web tools have been combined in the classroom.

    • How do I use Goomoodleikiog?
    • In the Spanish class - Wikiencyclopedia on Spanish grammar, video project using Moodle and Blogs
    • the Computer/Technology class - Webquests using Moodle and Google Docs, video project using Google Docs, Moodle, Blogs
    • in Science -  We will use some of Go Ozeni's projects  at Correia as an example.  He uses blogs, Google Docs, Wikis, etc. all together
    • in History - Christine Millers collaborative projects using google presentation and blogs
    • in English - Sarah Trueblood used Google Docs and Moodle for her Dead Poet's project
    • in Math - Andy Jensen used Moodle for forums, glossary, sharing smart board and Google Docs for group presentations
    • Often in these projects, moodle is home base. It is where I store directions and rubrics for students and set up forums for discussion and ultimately have students upload/turn in work.  Google is where I have students work collaboratively on a presentation or document and fill out forms to evaluate their work as well as their group members.   Blogs are where I have my students reflect on the process as they work and at the end of an assignment.  A wiki is where I have students produce work for projects as appropriate, have students create webquests, and other final products.  You can use as many or as few tools as fits with your comfort level and educational objectives
  4. Conclusion - where can Goomoodleikiog take you?

    • Goomoodleikiog is Student Centered

      • Students helping and teaching students - As students master the skills I have them teach/demonstrate "how-to's" either in front of the class or one on one. I also use forums so that they can create their own learning networks within the class.
      • Student motivation increases (their work is going somewhere).  They see the real world connection.  My students were working on a Wiki Spanish Encyclopedia project and they Googled their topic and their wiki page came up. This was an amazing moment for them. They were so excited that they were published and could not wait to tell me and their classmates.
    • Goomoodleikiog Facilitates Project based learning

      • More motivating, more authentic tasks, and more authentic situations
      • Collaborative grappling with a topic at a higher order of thinking

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