YOUR NAME: Lydia Bellino
YOUR SCHOOL:Goosehill Primary School
YOUR SUBJECT OR GRADE:K-1
YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS: lydiabellino@gmail.com
YOUR PHOTO (150x150 pixels):


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A. Place your informal response to the Web 2.0 Safety Article here (approximately 250 words):

For me, these issues stand alongside so many other safety issues that exist in our schools. The first response I have is the implications
all of this has for staffing throughout a district. The need for school staff with this level of expertise seems to have hit us hard in
the last year or two. When a new need arises like this in schools, there is always lag time until schools can catch up. Without mandates,
things are often not addressed thoroughly.On the heels of the Project SAVE laws requiring safety in many areas,including Internet safety, our board policies were revised and some new policies written. The cyber bullying and Internet safety is a stronger concern now and our policies need to be reviewed again. I agree that the fear-based rules don't work. Unfortunately, our codes of conduct and Internet policies reflect this earlier kind of
thinking. In my work with primary students, what I see are parents of younger children allowing more access. Like issues around drug and
alcohol abuse, they do not think this is about them yet. As Willard suggests, parent workshops can be enlightening. This year, I had a
workshop with parents and I was amazed at the adults who thought simply having the computer near the kitchen or family room was enough.
Willard's comparison of "real world" risks with the online risks can help parents have a greater understanding about steps to take to
ensure the safety of their children outside of school. Her point that library media specialists should play a key role flies in the face of
our state's lack of recognition of library as a necessary subject in elementary schools. As far as my own school community, we recently
had an Internet threat prior to Junior High School graduation and I was appalled at how quickly the rumors spread about the student
thought to be responsible.




B. Post the URL or embed your presentation on the new web2.0 tool you have discovered for possible use with a fieldtrip here (remember, you must use a web2.0 tool to do this):
audio of butterfly.swf

http://www.jingproject.com/

Instead of sending an email, Jing allows you to capture and share anything you see. Using the “capture” option, you can create an image using the cross hairs, adjust size, add arrows, and add audio to explain a process or share something.
For our field trip experience, I can imagine using Jing before or after the trip to perhaps capture a moment in time from the trip which can then be a point of departure for a discussion. As students work on their assessments, it is an interactive way for a teacher to support student learning. Just as you would gather a small group of student for instruction in a strategy or skill you have determined they need, Jing allows a teacher to do this virtually.
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Metamorphasis



C. Place your community resource information here making sure you include the following information:


Name of the resource site/museum
Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown

A description of the resource site/museum
Sweetbriar is a former working farm that was donated to the Town of Smithtown and The Nature Conservancy by Edith Blydenburgh. Sweetbriar Nature Center is a private not-for-profit corporation that exists to provide natural science education services for Long Island residents of all ages and to engage in native wildlife rehabilitation services. Sweetbriar consists of 55 acres of varied garden, woodland, field and wetland habitats on the Nissequogue River. Hundreds of species of plants and animals make homes here.

Address
62 Eckernkamp Drive
Smithtown, NY 11787

Telephone number
631-979-6344

Hours of operation
Office: Open 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday through Friday
Open 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Saturday and Sunday
Perserve: Open 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM everyday
Vivarium: Open 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM daily (In Season)

Fees if any
Fees vary depending on the program or site you visit.
For example, The Butterfly House has the following fee structure:
Hours: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily (June through September)
Fee: Adults: $3.00
Children under 12: $2.00
Senior Citizens: $2.00

Programs offer a discounted rate for members.

Senior Citizen
$20.00


Patron
$100.00 and up

Individual
$30.00


Benefactor
$500.00 and up

Family
$35.00


Lifetime
$2500.00 and up

Supporting
$50.00


Corporate
$200.00 and up

http://www.sweetbriarnc.org/index.html

URL of a google map of this resource site/museum




D. Discuss here why you would visit this resource site/museum with your students. Defend or justify both the financial and time expense of such a trip. Include the visit's connection to State standards for both curriculum area and technology (you may use ISTE standards for technology). Be specific in defining exact standards that will be addressed



Gabcast! field trip test #2








E. Low Level Learner Documents will be placed here
Pre-visit assignment (attach worksheet as a Word document AND a PDF file)
Assessment/assignment instruction sheet (must include the use of at least one web 2.0 tool by the student)(attach worksheet as a Word document AND a PDF file)

Sweetbriar Map.tiff

LOW group pre-activity with map.pdf

LOW group pre-activity with map.doc

Low Level Assessment TASK and Rubric.doc
Low Level Assessment TASK and Rubric.pdf

Scoring Rubric (PDF file)
Exemplar (created by YOU)

Map and Letter to Eric.doc

Map and Letter to Eric.pdf



F. Intermediate Level Learner Documents will be placed here
Pre-visit assignment (attach worksheet as a Word document AND a PDF file)
Assessment/assignment instruction sheet (must include the use of at least one web 2.0 tool by the student)(attach worksheet as a Word document AND a PDF file)
Scoring Rubric (PDF file)

Sweetbriar Map.tiff

MIddle Level Pre-activity, Assessment and Rubric .doc

MIddle Level Pre-activity, Assessment and Rubric .pdf

MIddle Level Assessment task 1and Rubric .pdf

MIddle Level Assessment task 1and Rubric .doc

Exemplar (created by YOU)




G. Advanced Level Learner Documents will be placed here
Pre-visit assignment (attach worksheet as a Word document AND a PDF file)
Assessment/assignment instruction sheet (must include the use of at least one web 2.0 tool by the student)(attach worksheet as a Word document AND a PDF file)
Scoring Rubric (PDF file)

Sweetbriar Map.tiff

HIGH LEVEL pre-trip with MAP .pdf

HIGH LEVEL pre-trip with MAP .doc

High Level Assessment task 1 and Rubric .pdf

High Level Assessment task 1 and Rubric .doc


Exemplar (created by YOU)
Gabcast! field trip test #7 - Great Horned Owls

Injured Great Horned Owls have broken wings. This clip describes their habits and habitat.


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Gabcast! field trip test #9 - Aviary Retraining Building and perch

a building where injured birds are rehabilitated, retrained to fly if possible. Outside perch is another interesting point



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H Reflection
List here all the web 2.0 tools you have used in your three sets of assessment/assignments.
WHY did you select these tools for the specific assignments?
What are some of the challenges you might expect in terms of having your students use each of these tools?


The tools I chose to use for the assessments were a big challenge for me. It was a great learning to use three tools!

Mindmeister was a tool I was familiar with as a collaborator, but I never initiated a map. Its similarity to Inspiration made me feel it was an accessible tool for first graders and would lead to a project the low learners could feel successful at when completed.
The technology skills expected of the children left me wondering how well I anticipated what they could do and how well they may actually be able to understand and master a tool like Mindmeister. The bigger challenge was in the capturing of the screen to put up in the wiki. I kept getting the map off center and could not seem to organize its appearance in a way acceptable to me. This will be a challenge in working with the children, since I would want them to feel their product is attractive as well as content-rich.

The VoiceThreads were new and so much fun to use. I thought the simplicity of choosing photographs and then sequencing them to start was an accessible task for middle level learners. He sequencing feature supports ELA skills for young learners in so many areas too. The added feature, of course, of recording audio presents a good challenge for the children to summarize their thoughts and demonstrate the think aloud and observation skills that were the focus for this science unit in first grade.

The Gabcast tool was perfect for high level learners in extending their talk and offering the opportunity for them to develop their ideas and thoughts while they observed. I liked the fact that it could be done without the computer and while the children were on the move…so perfect for young learners. The challenge for me was learning it, remembering to remember the phone number and figuring out the embed code process. Children will definitely need support with that part of the process.