YOUR NAME: Diana De Lauro
YOUR SCHOOL: Wantagh Elementary School
YOUR SUBJECT OR GRADE: 3rd grade Special Education
YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS: delaurod@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):

The article on Web 2.0 Safety by Nancy Willard had many suggestions regarding actions that schools should take in order o maintain a safe environment between staff and students. I agree with Nancy that the main reason for students attempting to bypass filtering systems is for use of social networking sites rather than to access inappropriate material. I agree in theory to Nancy's suggested six key components I do feel that some of them are difficult for districts to implement but worthwhile.
Concerning educational use I agree strongly with Nancy that students should be using the technology for educational purposes. When students are focused on an academic task they are more likely to do what is asked of them rather than getting into trouble.
Additionally I agree with Nancy's suggestion that schools need to rely less on filtering systems and put more focus to supervision of students during internet use as well as a strict set of guidlines including rules and consequences for students. One of the best suggestion I took from the article was to check student history files randomly. I will begin to use this next school year. Nancy's key component about consequences also suggested that the students recieve meaningful consequences for their actions. I do agree with her that suspending a student's internet privilege is more work for the teacher I fell that it is important to show students that when something is misued they then lose that privilege. Another great suggestion in the article was of what to do when inappropriate material appears. When that occurs, as it has to most all of us, we often get overwhelmed and don't know what to do. Having a policy or a simple what to do plan sounds like a terrific idea.
Like many other educators I am often restricted or blocked by the filtering system when trying to access educational content. I agree with Nancy when she stated that we should have trained people who can QUICKLY override this system when a site is being improperly blocked.
The last key component suggested that schools should provide parents and students with instruction on internet safety and responsibility. I would love to see my district begin to not only train students but also parents on internet safety. Many parents are unaware of the possible dangers that exist.
Thank you to Nancy for her article. I agree with many of her ideas and will begin to use some of her suggestions in the upcoming school year.



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):





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


Long Island Maritime Museum

Gabcast! Maritime Museum #1



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Maritime Museum

86 West Avenue
West Saville, New York 11796
631-854-4974

Hours of operation:
Monday - Saturday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday
12 noon - 4:00 pm

Fees:
General Admission-
Adults $4.00
Senior/Child $2.00
(Seniors 65 & over)
Group Tours
$6.50 per person
School Educational Labs
$8.50 per person

Website:
http://www.limaritime.org/

Directions:
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl




D. Discuss
This museum provides students with the opportunity to learn about Long Island's rich maritime history and heritage. The museum has convenient hours and is only $2.00 per child and $4.00 per adult. The average school trip will run about 2 1/2 hours. There is a picnic area available for education trips to have their lunch.
Standards to be addressed:
Social Studies
Standard 1: History of the United States and New York
Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes, developments, and turning points in the history of the United States and New York.

English Language Arts
Standard 1: Language for Information and Understanding
Students will listen, speak, read, and write for information and understanding. As listeners and readers, students will collect data, facts, and ideas; discover relationships, concepts, and generalizations; and use knowledge generated from oral, written, and electronically produced texts. As speakers and writers, they will use oral and written language that follows the accepted conventions of the English language to acquire, interpret, apply, and transmit information.

ISTE
3. Research and Information Fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students:
a. plan strategies to guide inquiry.
b. locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.
c. evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.
d. process data and report results.






E. Low Level Learner Documents will be placed here
Pre-visit assignment (attach worksheet as a Word document AND a PDF file)
Lower Level Learner Pre-visit Assessment DOC
Lower Level Learner Pre-visit Assessment PDF
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)
Lower Level Learner Assignment DOC
Lower Level Learner Assignment PDF

Lower Level Learner Post Assessment DOC
Lower Level Learners Post Assessment PDF

Scoring Rubric (PDF file)
Lower Level Learner Rubric

Cartoon created using Toondoo:

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F. Intermediate Level Learner Documents will be placed here
Pre-visit assignment (attach worksheet as a Word document AND a PDF file)
Intermediate Level Learner Pre-visit Assessment DOC
Intermediate Level Learner Pre-Visit Assessment PDF

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)
Intermediate Level Learner Assignment DOC
Intermediate Level Learner Assignment PDF

Intermediate Level Learner Post Assessment DOC
Intermediate Level Learner Post Assessment PDF

Scoring Rubric (PDF file)
Intermediate Level Learner Rubric
Exemplar (created by YOU)
Slide.com picture slideshow:





G. Advanced Level Learner Documents will be placed here
Pre-visit assignment (attach worksheet as a Word document AND a PDF file)
Advanced Level Learner Pre-visit Assessment DOC
Advanced Level Learner Pre Assessment PDF
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)
Advanced Level Learner Assignment DOC
Advanced Level Learner Assignment PDF

Advanced Level Learners Post Assessment DOC
Advanced Level Learners Post Assessment PDF

Scoring Rubric (PDF file)
Advanced Level Learner Rubric
Exemplar (created by you)
BubblePly.com video:








H Reflection
List here all the web 2.0 tools you have used in your three sets of assessment/assignments.
Bubbleply.com, toondoo.com, slide.com, google video.

WHY did you select these tools for the specific assignments?
I wanted to use web 2.0 tools that would be fun and engaging for students. I was looking for tools that would facilitate an engaging way of demonstrating information. It was also important that I choose tools that i had not previously used.

What are some of the challenges you might expect in terms of having your students use each of these tools?
I would expect that students in any of the groups might have difficulty embeding the their final projects. The cartoon created using ToonDoo was easy to use, but took a few minutes to play with to feel comfortable. Also, it took awhile to figure out how to upload the pictures into the gallery. Slide was easy to use so I wouldn't anticipate students having any problems. BubblePly for the advanced group was easy to use and probably would only take a few minutes to figure out for students.

THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!!!