Respecting Students and Their Culture
From Private to Public
- Learning about the tech platform
- What work do I want to collect?
- What work shows my thinking?
- How do I make a good video?
- How do I write a description for a video I have created?
- How do I write a useful, constructive, public comment?
- How do I use social media to spread a message
- How do I use my public and private social media accounts to show who I am and what I’m about
- How do I use social media to connect with meaningful people
- How do I connect my digital footprint together for others to find easily?
- How and what do I want to be public and searchable?
- How can I make connections with professionals in fields I’m interested in via social networks?
- How can I use connections to prepare for university or the workforce?
From Sorting to Searching
Teaching a Media First Generation
Reach – Jeff Utecht – FREE Book!
Step 1: Open Deconstructing Images Worksheet
Step 2: Open Tetsu Yushida image
Explore some Image-Rich Resources
- Google Art Project
- The Big Picture
- Flickr: Interesting
- In Focus
- The Flying Japanese Girl
- Dancers Among Us
- Eyewitness App
Tools and techniques to add text to images:
- Image Analysis
- Deconstruct an Image or, How to Analyze an Advertisement (questions to help foster an awareness to analyzing images)
- Doodling & Math video here
- A Brouchure Without Words
- HSBC Airport Ads (the power of one word with an image)
- Scorcese on Visual Literacy
- Digital Images in the Mathematics Classroom
Resources for Finding Creative Commons Media:
Resources for Citing Creative Commons Work & adding text
Presentation Ping Pong
- Find a Creative Commons image that inspires you
As a whole class, create a collaborative presentation.
Goal: create a seamless story presentation where each individual slide is created by
one person (without knowing what everyone else creates). The story is told “on the fly” as slides pop up during the presentation.
- Each person creates one slide with one image, properly cited
- As they are created, each person knows that they will speak about one slide, but they won’t know which one
- Once all slides are created number off so that each person is assigned a slide
- Give everyone a minute to look at their slide,
but they might not know what the person before they will say, so don’t give too much time
- Everyone gets up and stands in a line in their number order
- Each person speaks about their one slide, creating one seamless story from all of the diverse slides in the presentation
Create a Social Media Card
Watch Videos from Jeff’s Presentations
2018-19 Districts / Organization Partnerships
Enumclaw School District (4 years) – Case Study
Everett School District (Year 4 of 6 year plan) – Video
Idaho Ed Tech Conference
Marysville School District (4 Years) – Video
NCCE (6 years)
International School Luxembourg (2 years)
Auburn School District (4 years) – Website
Tacoma Public Schools – STEM Conference
Vancouver School District – Admin PD
Whitworth University – MIT Tech Course (4 years)
Washington State Community and Technical Colleges – Keynote
Moses Lake School District – (Year 1 of 4 year plan)
North Central ESD STEM Conference – Keynote
Walla Walla School District – Tech Conference Keynote
Belmond-Klemme Community School District, Iowa – PD Day
Pasco School District – Start of Year Keynote
Ridgefield School District – Start of Year Keynote
Riverview School District – Start of Year Keynote
Richland School District – Parent Night
EARCOS Admin Conference – Indonesia
Global Knowledge Summit – Dubai, UAE – Website
Seattle Public Schools – Board/Admin
Royal School District – (Year 1)
Orting School District – (Year 1)
Union Gap Schools – (Year 1)
The book has something for teachers just ready to dip their toes into the pool of tech-leaning pedagogy as well as those who have been thriving in online spaces for years. The authors consistently push forward an important message: it isn’t the tools, it is all about the intentions.
The extended readings would allow any middle leader to use this text and run a workshop or facilitate a discussion on the go. I’m already tempted to suggest this text for a staff PD book club, and I know the authenticity of the examples would not disappoint.
What I love about the book is that it models ‘voice and choice,’ each chapter, each idea comes with a variety of avenues to pursue–the authors are practicing what they preach. I challenge anyone to finish this book without an abundance of inspiration pushing them to share their copy with a favorite colleague immediately.
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