YOUR NAME: S. Silber
YOUR SCHOOL:
YOUR SUBJECT OR GRADE: ELA: 7-12






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

Nancy Willard has great ideas, education, and experience to contribute to an ever-growing educational need, Internet Safety. As a substitute it is difficult to accurately assess the effectiveness of my school's online safety strategy, because I am not limited to any one school. Last semester I was fortunate to "cover" a middle school teacher's sixth grade computer literacy class. During this experience I concluded that school instructional staff did indeed make mention of internet safety procedures and youth risk online issues. Instruction of internet safety was the responsibility of the computer literacy teacher, me. I was instructed to use i-Safe DVD's and answer questions from students afterwards. I know that kids a smart and pick up on things quickly, even when they are non-responsive. I did my best to create a level of comfortability for discussion about the DVD lessons, still not one student felt it to be a conversation they wanted to have or involve themselves in, I was met with the "..students..unlikely to be direct in discussing a concern." http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/columnists/willard/willard008.shtml
The DVD spoke of lessons including stalkers, online gangs, and cyber-bullying. Plagiarism was mentioned but was not spotlighted like "awareness of malicious internet actions."
Most teachers, myself included, become heavily involved with ongoing assessments of everyone and everything, from the begin the pen is writing and the mind is grading. To continue to answer Nancy Willard's questions would prove interesting but 250 words is not enough. I have always conceptualized a future of choice for students. Filtering and porn issues are addressed through the remaining parts of six components Willard preaches in her column, internet safety, responsible use education, avoiding inappropriate blocking, and especially educational use. Supervision, close monitoring, and meaningful consequences generally play controlling forces in classroom and media management. Educational use of is still the primary focus and should always engage students. The component and statement, by Nancy Willard, about "Educational Use" is most meaningful to me, I believe her other five components thrive on the reliability of this one.

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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):

http://mr-s.podOmatic.com/entry/2008-07-09T20_21_20-07_00
http://web.mac.com/sagui_silber/EDT_908R/EDT_908R_Podcasts/EDT_908R_Podcasts.html




C. Place your community resource information here making sure you include the following information:
Audio file created with gabcast


Name of the resource site/museum: The Cradle Of Aviation Museum

A description of the resource site/museum: “The history of aviation, the history of Long Island and the history of the United States became intimately entwined with the dawn of flight. From the early days of kites and ballooning to the race to the moon, Long Island has played a very important role in the development and growth of aviation and aerospace.”
www.cradleofaviation.org

A photo of the resource site/museum (if possible):

THE CRADLE OF AVIATION MUSEUM
THE CRADLE OF AVIATION MUSEUM










Postal address:
Cradle of Aviation
One Davis Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530

Street address:
Charles Lindbergh Blvd.
Garden City, NY 11530

Telephone Numbers:

Phone: 516-572-4111- Group Reservations: 572-4066
Fax: 516-572-4065

Email: info@CradleOfAviation.org

Hours of operation:
 Summer Hours: Open Every Day, 9:30-5:00

Fees if any:
 8* or 9 Dollars
*Senior Citizens 62+, Volunteer Firemen & Non-Ambulatory Visitors, Children (2-12)

Website of the resource (if it has an online presence):
 http://www.cradleofaviation.org/index.html
http://www.cradleofaviation.org/education/

URL of a google map of this resource site/museum:

http://tiny.cc/7hjbX

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 would visit this cultural resource/museum because multiple intelligences are triggered through memorable experiences. Learners gain an unparalleled opportunity to understand the extraordinary accomplishments of community members who supported and defended freedom during World War II. The financial cost would be offset through additional community fund-raising, private donations, and grants. Time wouldn't be lost as a history film/documentary on WWII would play for students during transit to the musuem, this will "keep the ideas fresh" in students minds. Veterans at the Cradle of Aviation tell real stories, which students remember and hold onto in their memories, to share a period of culture in America that exists only in museums, and in the hearts and minds of veterans now.


ELA & ISTE STANDARDS: Specifics are directly related to standards through student work outlined within sections: E,F,G, & H

ELA Standard 1:
Students:
COLLECT DATA, FACTS, AND IDEAS, DISCOVER RELATIONSHIPS, CONCEPTS, AND GENERALIZATIONS
USE KNOWLEDGE GENERATED FROM ORAL, WRITTEN, AND ELECTRONICALLY PRODUCED TEXTS
AS SPEAKERS AND WRITERS, THEY WILL USE ORAL AND WRITTEN LANGUAGE TO ACQUIRE, INTERPRET, APPLY, AND TRANSMIT INFORMATION.

ISTE STANDARD: 1
Students:
apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.
create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues.
identify trends and forecast possibilities.



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)





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)
Audio Gabcast:
Gabcast! Interviews #1




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)






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

PodOmatic, Gabcast, Photoshop Express(PSX), & YouTube

WHY did you select these tools for the specific assignments?

To utilize multimedia in aiding cognitive learning, through community based experiences. Focus on audio/visual learning styles utilizing free Web 2.0 tools to deter costs from school funding

What are some of the challenges you might expect in terms of having your students use each of these tools?

Problems students may encounter during the use of Web 2.0 tools may includ, but is not limited to saving, updating, embedding, editing, loading time, and software navigation, - oh yes and the classic, "I forgot my password" (problems accessing stored-online work)