YOUR NAME: Carolyn Matthews
YOUR SCHOOL: Lloyd Harbor Elementary School
YOUR SUBJECT OR GRADE: 6th Grade
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DRESS: carrie3344@aol.com
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Carolyn Matthews






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

Carolyn Matthews

EDT: 908 R: Response to Cyber Safety: Supporting Safe and Responsible Internet Use

In Nancy Willard’s Cyber Safety: Supporting Safe and Responsible Internet Use, the issue of cyber safety and responsible internet use is brought to light for all readers to see. Willard speaks of the increased use of internet both at homes and at schools. She makes the point that as internet use increases, so should the monitoring and educating of students and teachers.

As a sixth grade teacher, I was able to understand fully the point Willard was making. She suggests that teachers should take a more active role in monitoring the internet use of their students. While there may be internet filters at the school, the filters can not possibly pick up everything. With teens and tweens increased knowledge of the computer, there is also an increase in knowledge of how to get around the internet filters.

I agree with Willard when she says that teachers should periodically monitor the past history of all the students; however I also feel that the monitoring should also be done at home. I worry that while I may be watching what my students are doing during class time, they may be able to access inappropriate sites from home.

I feel that it is not only my responsibility as a sixth grade teacher to monitor my students, but to also teach them about the dangers of the internet. Sixth grade students are at such an impressionable young age. I feel that it is not enough just to scare them about the internet, but we need to truly teach them about both the benefits and the downfalls of the internet.






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):

  • name and url of the tool: Click Here to see a scrapblog of Sagamore Hill
  • brief description of what it does : Scrapblog is a web 2.0 tool designed to make an online scrapbook using pictures from your computer.
  • how it might be used related to a field trip by a teacher or a student : This could be used by students after a field trip by having the students creativly display what they have learned. Each student could pick thier own design template as well as the stickers and color schemes. They will also be able to arrange the pictures with quotes and information surrounding the pictures.

C. Place your community resource information here making sure you include the following information:
Name of the resource/ museum: Sagamore Hill
Address: 12 Sagamore Hill Road, Oyster Bay, New York
Telephone #: (516) 922- 4788
Hours of Opperation: The grounds are open everyday from dawn to dusk. The Visitor Center and Book store are open seven days a week from 9 AM to 5 PM. Tours of the house are available on the hour from 10 AM to 4 PM. The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 AM to 5 PM.
Fees: $5 per adult. Children are free.
Website: Click here to go to the Sagamore Hill website
Google Map: Click Here to see a map of the area

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.

  • I have chosen to visit Sagamore Hill in Oyster Bay. This was the home of Teddy Roosevelt who became the President of the United States after William McKinley was assassinated in 1901. I thought this place would be an excellent choice for a school field trip being that Roosevelt was a local of Long Island. By visiting Sagamore Hill, students will be able to learn about local history as well an conservation. Teddy Roosevelt loved the outdoors and was passionate about preserving them. He is the one responsible for the National Park Service. By visiting Sagamore Hill, students will not only learn about Theodore Roosevelt, but about the National Park system as well.







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E. Low Level Learner:

NOTE: On the attached PDF, you will find the following:
- A pre-visit study guide
- A museum history hunt to be used during the field trip
- A post- visit assignment
- The rubric to be used to assess the entire project
- A connection to the NYS standards
- A connection to the ISTE Standards

These documents will all be based on the low level learner. NOTE: The voicethread will be used as a pre- trip activity and the scrapblog will be a post- trip assignment.


Sagamore Hill (L).pdf

Sagamore Hill Field (L).doc



F. Intermediate Level Learner Documents will be placed here

NOTE: On the attached PDF, you will find the following:
- A pre-visit study guide
- A museum history hunt to be used during the field trip
- A post- visit assignment
- The rubric to be used to assess the entire project.
- A connection to the NYS Standards
- A connection to the ISTE Standards

These documents will all be based on the intermediate learner. NOTE: The voicethread will be used as a pre-trip activity and the scrapblog will be used as a post- trip assignment.
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Sagamore Hill (M).pdf

Sagamore Hill (M).doc

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G. Advanced Level Learner:

  • NOTE: On the attached PDF, you will find the following:
  • - A pre-visit study guide
  • - A museum history hunt to be used during the field trip
  • - A post- visit assignment
  • - The rubric to be used to assess the entire project.
  • - A connection to the NYS Standards.
  • - A connection to the ISTE Standards

  • These documents will all be based on the advanced learner. NOTE: The voicethread will be used as a pre- trip activity and the scrapblog will be used as a post trip assignment.

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Sagamore Hill (H).doc



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  • H Reflection
  • List here all the web 2.0 tools you have used in your three sets of assessment/assignments.
www.voicethread.com

www.scrapblog.com

www.rubistar.com
  • WHY did you select these tools for the specific assignments?
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I thought that voicethread was an excellent way of presenting the information about the upcoming field trip. I was able to use picyures from when I visited Sagamore Hill and record my voice according to each of the pictures. Voicethread allows students to respond to what I have said as well as the pictures that are presented. Students are able to respond both verbally as well as orally. I can see the voicethread being used not only before the field trip, but after the trip as well.

I chose to use scrapblog as a post field trip assessment due to the fact that scrapblog is an excellent way of creativley displaying what a student has learned. I love how scrapblog is easy enough for a student to use, yet is also able to challenge students by allowing them to add transistions as well as music.

I used rubistar to partially create the rubrics I will use for this project. Rubisar is a great way to make individualized rubrics for many different topic areas.
  • What are some of the challenges you might expect in terms of having your students use each of these tools?
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Some of the challenges that I forsee is having the students actually using the web 2.0's. As much as I think they are fantastic web tools, I am worried about giving the students so much freedom on the internet. As with the article we read about internet safety, teachers have to be very aware of what students are doing on the internet. In order to use both of the web 2.0 tools that I plan on using, students would be required to have a username and password.

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