Project WRITE Technology Institute

August 6, 2009:

8:30-9:00: The rest of our Google Presentations! :)

9:00 -10:00:
  • Using podcasting in the English language arts classroom

  • Examples from actual classrooms

  • Introduce digital recorders; features, how-to
Digital Native Challenge:
  • Introduce Audacity: how to upload, edit, convert audio files

10:00-10:15: Break

10:15-12:00 Teachers write in response to writing invitation, record what they've written onto the digital voice recorders, upload to audacity, edit and post their podcast. Teachers put their podcast up on their teacher page on the Project WRITE wiki :

12:00-12:30: Lunch

12:30-1:00: Join the Webinar
Resources from the Webinar:

Center for Social Media

Media Education Lab: lots of lesson plans, videos for all levels

A Fair(y) Use Tale

1:00-2:00: Teachers participate in a webinar on copyright created by Andrea Zellner

2:00-2:15: Break

2:15-3:15: Tech Task: Create DimDim account and begin constructing your own webinar.
3:15-4:00 Exit reflection and discussion:
How will your training in technology at this professional development change your teaching and student learning in the coming school year? Teachers take survey. Take volunteers who would be willing to have Liz Webb observe a lesson you teach in Sept that is a result of your participation in the Project WRITE Summer Extension 2009.