West Valley - Yakima

The Speed of Normalcy

Collaborative Notes

U.S. Households use an average of 7 connected devices a day. Well on our way to 10 by 2020 regardless of social-economic status.

PEW Research on devices owned in 2015

We have a choice, they don’t

Last Generation to remember life before the Internet

List the communication tools you use personally every day to work and live?

List the communication tools you use for your school communication?

What are the overlaps and where might you need to rethink your communication strategy?

62% of US Adults get their news from a social media platform

Generational Communication Channels: 

65+ = Phone, Facebook

35-65 = Email, Facebook, phone

20-35 = Text, Facebook, Email, phone

10-20 = SnapChat for close friends, Instagram for community, text for parents, facebook for public

Blended Learning

10 Minutes to define what is Blended Learning is to you?

4 Minutes to share your definition of Blended Learning with others

2 Minutes to find the big ideas of Blended Learning

Class Definition

Fun Failure Group A

Fun Failure Group B

Fun Failure Group C

Setting up collaborative notes

Visual Literacy

Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies

Deconstructing Images Worksheet

Images to Deconstruct (select your own, or try one of these):


High School

Image-Rich Resources to Explore

Tools and techniques to add text to images:

Additional Resources

Resources for Finding Creative Commons Media:

Resources for Citing Creative Commons Work & adding text

Presentation Ping Pong Reflection

  • Find a Creative Commons image that inspires you

Group 1 Presentation

Group 2 Presentation

Both groups present

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). 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 them 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
YouTube Resources

YouTube 2017 Facts

  • User Percentage by Age
    • 18-24 – 11%
    • 25-34 – 23%
    • 35-44 – 26%
    • 45-54 – 16%
    • 50-64 – 8%
    • 65+ – 3%
    • unknown age – 14%

Go Live on YouTube (click on image to enlarge)






Video Reflection

Today’s Video Reflection App

  1. Install the app above to Chrome
  2. Create a 30-45 second reflection on your learning today
  3. Reflect on how you might be able to use this in your classroom

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