The following was prepared for a workshop at Transit Tech CTE High School in Brooklyn, NY
- Look at cloud-based tools and activities for using online content to give you more options for: differentiation, student independent study and study groups, and focused small-group work in the classroom
- Consider concepts, and remember that there are many other tools that just these for accomplishing these things in your classroom
When you arrive
- Go to a computer open Google.com and click Sign in in the upper right: Enter email: firstname.lastname@example.org and your password
- Go to KhanAcademy.org and click “Sign in with Google”
- Explore the learning map in Khan Academy (Math/Science/CTE)
Watch clips on Khan Academy
- 00:25-2:25; basics: Video modules and practice problems
- 3:30-5:00 Study Groups/Get Lecture out of the room
- 7:20:8:39 Micromanaging of teaching to test
Read later: Edutopia Article on Flipping the Classroom
Show Google Sites & Presentations: Show how Lewis is using the Cloud and KA Practice (15 min)
- Go to Ms. Lewis’ Algebra 1 Page on her Google Site: Watch opening objectives (have Ms. Lewis explain what her kids do with this Powerpoint)
- View her class instructions Slides 22-25
- Try Khan Academy using the link in Slide 22 (explore the content area relevant to you)
Khan Student Data brief
- Show the data (from Ms. Lewis' Algebra 1 class)
Google Sites brief
- Go to Sites.google.com: Create a site from a Template “Create + Browse the gallery for more + Transit Tech Math Website”
- Google Sites Support
Google Presentations brief
- Go to Drive.google.com
- Create a Presentation: “Create + Presentation”
- Upload a Presentation: “Upload button (to the right of create), choose a powerpoint from your computer” (See here for converting to Google Presentation so it can display online like Ms. Lewis’ Site)
- Google Drive Support
Discussion & Brainstorm
- How would you use Khan to differentiate (i.e. a) set them up to do “X, Y, or Z” missions on Khan, b) having everyone do the same thing, and pulling small groups out to work on different skills, or c) other?)
- How could you use the Khan videos to supplement your curriculum?
- How could you create your own Khan-like experience using a Google Site?
- How would you group students to efficient ways to assign remedial/enrichment tasks for students?
- How might you use the student data?
- How could you get students engaged in completing Khan steps on their own?
- What additional PD would you need to make this work for you? Click here and add your answer.