November 15th, 2011
  1. Dave
    November 15th, 2011 at 15:19 | #1

    Sharing and finding out what others are doing is always valuable. Two things I will walk away with to share with staff is edmodo and video recording lectures to post online.

  2. RSU1
    November 15th, 2011 at 15:19 | #2

    We will bring several things back to our schools from the sessions today. We’re looking forward to creating Wikipedia pages with our students as a form of assessment, using a privacy statement as a literacy activity and implementing the text/chat services of StudyWiz. We’re also intrigued to try Jim’s Digital Citizen Test with our colleagues (create a Facebook page, send a text, join an online discussion, etc). Additionally, we’d like to incorporate the creation of a digital constitution when our students are studying the US Constitution.

  3. Rex de Lux
    November 15th, 2011 at 15:20 | #3

    I really enjoyed having students here to add the element of valuable feedback. I did not know the student, and she sat at a table where her teacher was not present. I really felt that the she had very relevant information. I found the breakout session very productive.nnOne thing, I recall asking for more on google docs at the last conference. I was surprised not to see much on google docs, though each topic was valuable.

  4. Ltwiss
    November 15th, 2011 at 15:21 | #4

    Edward Little High School: Use professional development time to teach what is a digital foot print, (let them have time to google themselves), then work on social etiquette (for the non-Canadians). Show/teach/use CommonSense media. Have an extreme make over for FB, go over settings and privacy setting, staff and students. To review the website and what is available on it, ie blog, posting video instruction etc..Create a ‘library’ of resources on the website for teachers.

  5. Rostag
    November 15th, 2011 at 15:21 | #5

    Students voice is very important to us. Through the social network sites and we can walk to their world and know their world better and we can give more support and can be more effective academically.

  6. RSU12
    November 15th, 2011 at 15:23 | #6

    We appreciate the efforts of the MLTI staff. The majority of the team that attended today had stopped coming to the MLTI Fall Meetings because they found them not useful. This year the team decided to come and give it another try. What we were looking for was an example on how you actually apply a social network such as Edmodo in to the classroom environment. Give us the hands on application and let us learn what we can go back to school tomorrow and do. nnInstead of a nebulous conversation have real educational applications and practices that students would benefit from directly. nnTime to explore the tools that we have been exposed to and expand their usage in the classroom would certainly be beneficial.nnThree of the topics listed on the MLTI Fall Meeting participants will: did not really happen. Lots of talk but not a lot of application.nnWe certainly enjoyed have the Mt. Ararat students here because that was the most beneficial part of the day to actually hear their opinion on what works and what doesn’t.

  7. sn
    November 15th, 2011 at 15:23 | #7

    Portland High School: Troy and I will share the following ideas with our staff:, fake facebook pages for class projects, citation review for the use of images, assessment through student response.

  8. RSU 14
    November 15th, 2011 at 15:23 | #8

    Write room application for free writing without distraction! nWe would like to go back with some goals for blogging- First, we will try out the various tools our district has to blog (google apps and edmodo). Then we would like to promote, encourage, and support staff who would like to use blogging in their classroom. (even using Noteshare to blog could be a nice way to get your feet wet)nWe would like to work on promoting Digital Citizenship either through the content areas or through a technology class. Part of this being appropriate use of technology (citing sources, plagiarism, bullying, etc.) nWe are also starting a student tech group- going to try quick time to get some instruction for teachers and students- videos made by students.

  9. Laurie
    November 15th, 2011 at 15:24 | #9

    Though we occasionally dust it off the idea of access and have another round of discussions many of the tools we used today – FaceBook, Youtube, Twitter, the macbook cameras – are blocked in my schools. After I give my 2 cents, I move on. There are so many other useful tools, sites, and resources available to students and teachers and I focus on what we CAN do and what is manageable.

  10. Bath Middle School
    November 15th, 2011 at 15:24 | #10

    Having students make “how-to” videos for different math concepts that can be collected and shared with students who need extra help.nUsing Twitter to communicate with parents.nUsing discussion boards to discuss different topics across different classes.n

  11. MSAD 75
    November 15th, 2011 at 15:24 | #11

    We’re thinking we’ll share the swimming pool analogy at our schools. Also, perhaps we’ll try to use the tools in our professional development that our students are already skilled at using: Twitter, screen/video recording, social networking (Edmodo, Ning), etc.

  12. Lincoln Academy
    November 15th, 2011 at 15:26 | #12

    We need to revisit the policy for Facebook, online chatting, and for cell/electronic devices. We need to focus less on controlling to the extreme of elimination than on education – etiquette and citizenship. nnFaculty need to model the behavior that we would expect from students. As part of this education, we should have a clear policy on interactions between students and teachers.

  13. FHS
    November 15th, 2011 at 15:26 | #13

    FHSnTwitter can be a teacher’s best friend as far as staying up to date on his/her content area. If our principal or other school leaders regularly posted content, perhaps teachers would use this tool more. We will try this :>)

  14. Judy Dorr
    November 15th, 2011 at 15:26 | #14

    Gave me great food for thought with regards to discussions I will hold with my technology professional development team at AOS 98… I cannot wait to share the discussions I have had here with my colleagues

  15. Jason Paqui
    November 15th, 2011 at 15:27 | #15

    I smell what youu2019re steppin in, j pnIu2019ll be bringing back the Chat while we watch a DVD using chatzy in the theater. Our theater has a three screen set up on stage with three projectors. We could have the middle projector running the video for History of Popular Music while the outside screens are running the chat room with comments on the video. -JP-nI also found the Microblogging very interesting and will be starting to Tweet with other music educators.nMy music classes will be blogging with one another. I will be posting instructional video that the students can comment on.nI reminded of what you said about Lanschool. At first it just feels like a big pain, getting everyone started, getting everyone on the same page. But after you get used to things, and the kids are habituated, chat, social bookmarking, lots of stuff like that, they have to be worthwhile. Someone mentioned at lunch that the kids arenu2019t even emailing anymore; theyu2019re messaging, not emailing. Maybe we donu2019t have to even worry about email conventions tomorrow…nIu2019m gonna try chatzy while OLeary is talking during Shakespeare. Weu2019ll show Julius Caesar on the big screen and the chat screens over on the side screens. Everyone needs to chat to get credit for the day.nnAnybody in the room who actually has battle-tested in a high school environment, please write to Jason and me at or dingmundson@rsu1.orgnThanks.

  16. MSAD51
    November 15th, 2011 at 15:35 | #16

    As a science teacher, I am interested in working with chats and online discussions in my classroom. I need to figure out some more “open ended” type questions related to my specific content — questions that students can debate and help each other on…nnThe swimming pool analogy is great to share especially with our parents!nnAnd I personally want to check out EdModo…

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