Welcome to TEAM Summer 08: Technology Integration Creation Workweek – Using Museum Resources in the Classroom

We are excited to be facilitating this workshop and hope that the tools and processes you investigate this week prove profitable and useful in your professional toolkit in the coming school year!
If you have any questions or concerns or need to contact us at any point, please do not hesitate to "give a yell":
Ellen Robertson (erobertson@hhh.k12.ny.us)

Corinne Carriero (ccarriero@hhh.k12.ny.us)

Course Description

EDT 908R: 21st Century Skills--Merging Community w/School Using Cultural Resources in the Classroom:
Putting 21st Century Technology Skills Into Practice With Community Resources

  • Technologies included: Little known educator uses of Office (e.g., Word to create brochure, PowerPoint to create kiosk-like information stations, Excel to create expense sheet and deal with statistics), using Web 2.0 tools (e.g., gabcast, slideshare, bubbleshare, innertoob, Teachertube and wikis) to engage in collaborative activities that teachers can use with students to support curriculum and implement project-based learning.
  • The class requires a field trip to a cultural resource site such as: Whaling Museum, Fire Island Lighthouse and Museum, Stony Brook Museum, LI Children’s Museum, Riverhead Foundation for Marine Mammal Preservation, Atlantis Aquarium, Cradle of Aviation, Heckscher Museum of Art.
  • The students will apply the technology tools they learn to various projects revolving around their selected cultural resource site and create classroom/curriculum application(s).

An illustration:

Daily Agendas






Monday July 7th

2 PM - 7PM

‹ Assignment - due by the end of class Monday ›

Post your "introduction" information to your individual page on this wiki

Post your community resource/museum information to your individual page on this wiki

  • Name of the resource site/museum
  • A description of the resource site/museum
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Hours of operation
  • Fees if any
  • Website of the resource
  • URL of a google map of this resource site/museum

‹ Assignment - due on Friday ›

Discussion of end products to be shared Friday July 11th

  1. Using resources you will collect during your individual community cultural resource visit on Tuesday, you will re-create and be ready to present the visit to your TEAMates as if you were a student in a class visiting this resource on a fieldtrip. In order to be able to do this, you will use audio and visual technologies to cull information during your visit to a cultural resource (of your choosing) on Tuesday.
  2. Create three assessments for your students to show what they have learned on this field trip (one for each type of learner: low level learner, intermediate learner, and advanced learner)
    Possible types of assessments might include such products as: public service announcements for the community resource, podcasts of specific exhibits, interviews, slideshows, movies, brochures, virtual museums, games, student developed online games, etc.
    EACH assessment/project must
    • be an activity that stimulates the acquisition and application of curriculum concepts and skills; the resulting project must allow for your students to communicate information and ideas
    • show a connection to state standards for curriculum as well as include student use of some information technology tool(s)
    • state your goals and objectives for each project
    • include a pre-visit assignment to give your students background information about the resource they are visiting
    • integrate the use by your students of at least one web 2.0 in each assessment (it is recommended that you use different tools for each assessment)
    • include an assessment/assignment worksheet
    • include a scoring rubric

Sites for creating rubrics:


Discussion and investigation of technology tools useful for such projects

The Usual Suspects:
  • Books --yes a book is a piece of technology--click below:
  • Word (brochures and newsletters)
  • PowerPoint (kiosk-like information stations)
  • Excel (displaying of statistics)
  • PhotoStory and iPhoto
  • Moviemaker and iMovie
  • Garageband

For those of you interested in learning more about any of the applications listed to the left, you can go to the Atomic Learning website.===Atomic Learning Online Video Tutorials===
Half Hollow Hills has a subscription to Atomic Learning video tutorials. This site contains web-based software training for more than 110 applications students and educators use everyday.. All you do is access the video and sit back and watch (and watch again if you didn't understand it the first time!).

To access the subscription, go to http://www.atomiclearning.com and at the top of the screen, log in using the same username and password below.

Username: hhh
Password: hhh123

Web 2 tools (we have come to love):

For more information on using Web 2.0 tools within K-12 schools, see Technology and Learning's latest eBook, Web 2.0: From Curious to Competent. "Web 2.0 tools play an increasingly important role in everyday life. Not only are people more connected, but they have more opportunities to find information, share ideas and be creative than ever before. Most educators who use some of the new, free, online tools to accomplish tasks find rich rewards. Yet many others are curious about how the tools work, and even more, what exactly they can do with them in the classroom to help their students learn. This eBook is designed to explore the reasons for using the most popular Web 2.0 tools and guide you as you explore the read/write Web on your own."

Sample Voicethread:

Click here for a little video on how to make your Voicethread public so others can comment on it.

What might the resulting projects or assessments look like?

(These are merely some examples. You are not limited to only these possibilities!)
  • Brochure
  • PowerPoint
    (gasp! horrors! but take a look at The Art of Henri Rousseau.ppt )
  • Public Service Announcement (PSA)
  • MTV style video
  • Interactive discussion
  • Collaborative wiki
  • iPhoto, Flickr book,scrapbookgenerator book
  • Comic book
  • Comic strip

Web 2.0 Tools--What About Safety Issues?

Nancy Willard, well-known authority on cyber-safety relates:
"Student use of Web 2.0 technologies is expanding, along with incredible opportunities for interactive educational activities -- and a host of risk and management concerns. Even the most die-hard techies now recognize that filtering systems are not the solution they were promised to be. In many schools, students regularly bypass the filter -- not to get to porn sites, but to access their favorite social networking sites."

Please read the following article concerning Web 2.0 use in school assignments:
Read this document on Scribd: S.Willard: Web2 Safety in Schools

‹ Assignment - due by the beginning of class on Thursday ›
On your individual page in this wiki, please write an informal response to the article of approximately 250 words.

Tuesday July 8th

Today's class time is at your convenience according to your resource's operating times
Community Cultural Resource Visit and remainder of the day
  • Visit your community cultural resource and record audio and video digital information for later project use
  • Upload all this raw digital information to your computer
  • Edit these files where needed or applicable (you need to organize, label or keyword these files at this point)
  • For the remainder of this session you will investigate other web based tools that might have applications for assessments and projects related to field trips:
    From the indexes of web 2.0 tools below, select a tool that you have never used before that you believe has a possible application for use before, during, or after a field trip by either a teacher or a student. Be prepared to present your findings to the class on Wednesday by using any web 2.0 presentation tool, preferably one you have not used before (if you get stuck, use slideshare). Your presentation should be no more than 3 minutes long (we mean it!).
    • You must include:
      • name and url of the tool
      • brief description of what it does
      • how it might be used related to a field trip by a teacher or a student

‹ Assignment - due by the beginning of class on Wednesday ›
Post or embed your presentation (see above) on your individual page in this wiki for Wednesday's class.
See this video on HOW TO embed products made in other web2 sites into this wiki (this is personally directed at your classmate, Lydia, but it applies to all in terms of using the embed widget on this wiki.)

Web 2.0 Indexes

Wednesday July 9th

2 PM - 7PM
  • Presentation of your new web 2.0 tool applicable for use before, during, or after a fieldtrip
  • Assessment production

Thursday July 10th

2 PM - 7PM
  • Assessment production

Friday July 11th

1 PM - 5 PM
  • Finishing of Assessment production
  • Share Fair / Peer Review of assessments and projects