Join MassCUE members in monthly Think Tank Pop-Ups to explore, discuss and develop the latest tech ed tools that help elevate your teaching practices. These series of virtual workshops have been developed for participants to join, learn the why and how of the tool, pedagogical practices behind them and then think and create alongside other educators to leave with new strategies to implement with your students, coworkers but also in your professional life as well. These tools are versatile and easily adaptable to both administrators leading staff as well as teachers leading students inside their classrooms. Collaborate, think outside of the box and see the power of the latest tools in technology education to transform your practice!
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 21, 2021
|Audience||K-12 Educators and Administrators|
December – no meeting
January 20, 2022
Dates beyond Jan. TBD
4pm or 7:30pm* Please complete the Participant Survey form to indicate your preference at time of registration
|Earn||1 PDP per hour|
|MassCUE Member Cost||$25.00|
|Prerequisites||Personal accounts should be set up prior to sessions. Please note specifications of each session in the Weekly Outline.|
Dr. Rayna Freedman is a 5th grade teacher at the Jordan/Jackson Elementary School in Mansfield, MA. She has taught grades 3-5 and is an ITS. Rayna has a B.S. in Education from the University of Vermont and a M.Ed in Educational Technology from Lesley University. She received her doctorate through Northeastern in teaching, learning, leading, and curriculum. Rayna is the past President of MassCUE and has been presenting at the annual conference since 2010. She is a Google Level 2 certified educator, a BrainPOP certified educator, Flipgrid Ambassador, Fablevision Ambassador and Wakelet Ambassador. Rayna has presented for ISTE, Ed Tech Teacher, Tech and Learning, Medfield Digital Learning Day, FETC, BPLC, and BLC.
(Register for individual or all sessions)
Please be sure to complete the Participant Survey form to indicate your preference of meeting time along with your registration!
- October – Electric Slide Decks
- *Participants should have SLIDES/PPT account prior to session
- November – Wakelet Up Before You Go Go
- *Participants should have Wakelet account prior to session
- December – no meeting
- January 20, 2022 – Put Your Podcasts On – Podcasting in the Classroom
- *Anchor will be the presented platform for this session, but participants are also welcome to pick their own platforms for future use
- February & Beyond – TBD
Virtual meetings will be facilitated by the instructor and follow this basic format:
- 5 min. introduction and pedagogical insight
- 15 min. learning how to construct and use the tool
- 30 min. Create and explore with a blank template/product
- 10 min. Share out with group, feedback and discussion
These workshops cover a multitude of MA Content Standards, Common Core and ISTE Standards in addition to the following MA DLCS Standards:
Digital Tools [K-2.DTC.a]
- Operate a variety of digital tools (e.g., open/close, find, save/print, navigate, use input/output devices).
- Create a simple digital artifact.
- Use appropriate digital tools individually and collaboratively to create, review, and revise simple artifacts that include text, images and audio.
Collaboration and Communication [K-2.DTC.b]
- Collaboratively use digital tools and media resources to communicate key ideas and details in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains.
- Use a variety of digital tools to exchange information and feedback with teachers.
- Use a variety of digital tools to present information to others.
- Conduct basic keyword searches to gather information from teacher-provided digital sources (e.g., online library catalog, databases).
- Create an artifact individually and collaboratively that answers a research question, while clearly expressing thoughts and ideas.
- Acknowledge and name sources of information or media (e.g., title of book, author of book, website).
Digital Tools [3-5.DTC.a]
- Use digital tools (local and online) to manipulate and publish multimedia artifacts.
Collaboration and Communication [3-5.DTC.b]
- Communicate key ideas and details individually or collaboratively in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains using digital tools and media-rich resources.
- Collaborate through online digital tools under teacher supervision.
- Identify digital information sources to answer research questions (e.g., online library catalog, online encyclopedias, databases, websites).
- Perform searches to locate information using two or more key words and techniques to refine and limit such searches.
- Evaluate digital sources for accuracy, relevancy, and appropriateness.
- Gather and organize information from digital sources by quoting, paraphrasing, and/or summarizing.
- Create an artifact that answers a research question and clearly communicates thoughts and ideas.
Digital Tools [6-8.DTC.a]
- Individually and collaboratively, use advanced tools to design and create online content (e.g., digital portfolio, multimedia, blog, webpage).
Collaboration and Communication [6-8.DTC.b]
- Communicate and publish key ideas and details individually or collaboratively in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains using a variety of digital tools and media-rich resources.
- Collaborate synchronously and asynchronously through online digital tools.
- Demonstrate ability to communicate appropriately through various online tools (e.g., e-mail, social media, texting, blog comments).
- Perform advanced searches to locate information using a variety of digital sources (e.g., Boolean Operators, limiters like reading level, subject, media type).
- Evaluate quality of digital sources for reliability, including currency, relevancy, authority, accuracy, and purpose of digital information.
- Gather, organize, and analyze information from digital sources by quoting, paraphrasing, and/or summarizing.
- Create an artifact, individually and collaboratively, that answers a research question and communicates results and conclusions.
Digital Tools [9-12.DTC.a]
- Use digital tools to design and develop a significant digital artifact (e.g., multipage website, online portfolio, simulation).
Collaboration and Communication [9-12.DTC.b]
- Communicate and publish key ideas and details to a variety of audiences using digital tools and media-rich resources.
- Collaborate on a substantial project with outside experts or others through online digital tools (e.g., science fair project, community service project, capstone project).
- Generate, evaluate, and prioritize questions that can be researched through digital resources or tools.
- Perform advanced searches to locate information and/or design a data-collection approach to gather original data (e.g., qualitative interviews, surveys, prototypes, simulations).
- Evaluate digital sources needed to solve a given problem (e.g., reliability, point of view, relevancy).
- Gather, organize, analyze, and synthesize information using a variety of digital tools.
- Create an artifact that answers a research question, communicates results and conclusions, and cites sources.
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Think Tank Pop-Ups
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