YOUR NAME: Maria Crayne-Leftwich
YOUR SCHOOL:Parkway Elementary School, East Meadow
YOUR SUBJECT OR GRADE: Technology Coordinator K-5
YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS: mcrayne@optonline.net

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Wow! This is too much fun! I had to share it!





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


In response to the article “A Web 2.0 Approach To Internet Safety” was very practical and interesting. I am a computer teacher for grades K-5, we have encountered very few problems where inappropriate sites came up. When this happens, some teachers over react and draws more attention to the situation. I have always quietly explained to my classes that there are bad things on the internet, that’s not why we are using it, so if you come across something inappropriate, ‘x’ it out and go on with what you were doing. It happens. I find this to calm the kids that were upset by the website, a teacher knows their students and should make a mental note if it seems to be a student who I should walk by often to make sure he/she stays on task.

Unfortunately, my district has imposed a filtering system that disables me in some ways in using the internet as a teaching and learning tool. I have forwarded this article to my supervisors. I think that these issues need to be addressed. All these wonderful activities that I am engaged in during this class are truly wonderful, exciting learning tools that would keep a student’s interest and give them the opportunity to be productive and imaginative! I really feel that this is an issue that has become non-negotiable and administrators are unwilling to see another way to protect our students. I guess it’s up to me and other teachers excited to share this technology to open their eyes to the learning and the importance of sharing with our peers. These positive learning environments need to be seen as out-weighing the negative aspects of filtering programs.

By Maria Crayne-Leftwich




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):
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C. Place your community resource information here making sure you include the following information:
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Atlantis Marine World

http://www.atlantismarineworld.com/

431 East Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 208-9200
Open year-round from 10am to 5pm.
Group Admission (Aquarium ONLY)
(15 or more; advance reservations required; one free adult chaperone for each 10 paid admissions
ages 3 - 21; one free adult chaperone for each adult/senior group)

Pre-K – 5th Grade: $10.00
6th Grade – 12th Grade: $12.50
Adults 18 – 61: $12.50
Seniors 62+: $10.00
2 & under: Free

A voyage of undersea discovery at Atlantis Marine World —
Long Island’s own full-scale Aquarium. From shark dives to snorkeling, boat tours to salt marsh explorations, a giant octopus to the Western hemisphere’s largest all-living Coral Reef display, it’s all happening at Atlantis Marine World.





http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Riverhead&state=NY&address=431+East+Main+Street&zipcode=11901&cat=Atlantis+Marine+World



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.


Discussion For Justification of Trip:
By Maria Leftwich

I choose the Atlantis Marine World Aquarium for my field trip because my 5th graders study a unit on ecosystems where they have to do an animal project. I think the aquarium is a wonderful place to see marine animals in their “habitat” up close!

This trip is a local Long Island trip where buses can drive easily, without traffic for our short visit (Approximately 45 minute drive). There are many staff members at the aquarium who are knowledgeable about the animals and the students can ask questions and learn about the animals from an expert. They have group rates for students that are $10 per elementary school aged child, this includes 1 free chaperone for each 10 pre-paid student tickets.

This trip will meet the NYS Science standard #4 where they are learning about living things and their habitats. The students will be learning 1st hand experiences about the animals that they have been studying. NYS Technology standard # 5 where students will use computers for pre-learning by researching the ecosystem and the animals that live in this environment. The students will also learn how to use their digital cameras to take low resolution pictures that we can use later for a class project on our visit. The students will be observing animals in their “habitats” and take notes on their observations. They will also take digital photos of the animals and use these to create a project about their learning experience.

Group Admission (Aquarium ONLY)
(15 or more; advance reservations required; one free adult chaperone for each 10 paid admissions
ages 3 - 21; one free adult chaperone for each adult/senior group)
Pre-K – 5th Grade: $10.00
6th Grade – 12th Grade: $12.50
Adults 18 – 61: $12.50
Seniors 62+: $10.00


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



This activity contains the rubric and the Assignment Sheet

See Our Wiki which discusses Our Fieldtrip and shows our Student Projects



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)
Exemplar (created by YOU)



This activity contains the rubric and the Assignment Sheet

See Our Wiki which discusses Our Fieldtrip and shows our Student Projects




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)
Exemplar (created by YOU)


This activity contains the rubric and the Assignment Sheet

See Our Wiki which discusses Our Fieldtrip and shows our Student Projects




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?

For the assignments for this project, my students all had to do a voice thread on their observations at the aquarium. The only problem I would anticipate, is that each student would need a log in, in this case, they used my log in to record all their voices. I gave them a choice to use either Magtoo.com or ToonDoo.com to create either a slide show or cartoon to show their research in a fun way. I think the students will enjoy both of these user friendly activities and they will put more effort than usual into this assignment. We used gab cast to record our voices to welcome all to our website, which would be teacher directed and I see no problems using this tool. I really enjoyed learning these tools, I wish I had more time to explore different ones to present, but I can keep looking for my actual teaching in September. I would really love to give animoto.com a try. I will work on this after this classes has ended! Thank You both, you were wonderful instructors!