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Location: Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function, Table 40

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Participate and share : Poster


Monday, June 25, 8:00–10:00 am
Location: Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function, Table 40

Etta Burchfield   Kristy Little  
See demonstrations of various tools for student use in math or science classrooms. Check out student-created presentations using PowToon, Timeline JS, Green Screen, Playback and other video productions, and Google Slide presentations.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Online tools, apps and resources
Grade level: 6-8
Subject area: Math, Science
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
Knowledge Constructor
  • Students plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.
Creative Communicator
  • Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will leave this session with a variety of tools that they can begin implementing with their students immediately. Some of the tools that will be demonstrated to participants include Powtoon, Timeline JS, DoInk Green Screen, Playback Screencasting, and Google Slides. We have used these tools in Science and Math classrooms with great success. Students created products using desktop computers, iPads, personal mobile devices, and Chromebooks, as well as Green Screen technology. Our student products demonstrate content knowledge of various Science and Math standards. Our school, Foley Middle School, has been named the Madison County Technology School of the Year for the past three consecutive years!

Outline

We will share actual student generated products. Some of these include Powtoon that compare cell parts to various real life situations, digital timelines that show the history of space travel or important scientific advances, and music raps that demonstrate Order of Operations in Math.

Supporting research

5 Real Benefits of Using Animation in the Classroom - https://www.fractuslearning.com/2013/12/06/animation-in-the-classroom/

The Use of Cartoons as a Teaching Tool in Middle School Mathematics - https://academiccommons.columbia.edu/catalog/ac:149393

Technology Integration Research Review - https://www.edutopia.org/technology-integration-research-learning-outcomes

Digital Timelines - https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/digital-timelines/

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Presenters

Etta Burchfield, Foley Middle School

I am the Library Media Specialist at Foley Middle School in Berea, KY. I love my job...I get excited about reading and technology!! This is my 29th year of my career… 28 of those in middle school! Contact me at: etta.burchfield@madison.kyschools.us

Kristy Little, Foley Middle School

I am a 7th and 8th grade science teacher at Foley Middle School. I have taught for 21 years (all in middle school, so pardon the nervous tic!). I am married to David and have a son, Sam, who is 10. I am just trying to survive in a house that’s full of tween attitude, dirty socks, sports equipment, and two gigantic Labs. I exist on coffee and humor. Contact me: kristy.little@madison.kyschools.us

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