iCollaboratory Symposium 2011

Hardin Hall Rebecca Crown Center Northwestern University, Evanston IL

Welcome to the iCollaboratory!
All K-12 classrooms are invited to join with their teacher/leader. Cyber Learning for ALL Students Success.

Welcome ---- Introductions
iCollaboratory Team of Volunteers ‡ Bonnie Thurber ‡ Theresa Allen ‡ Jan Hackman ‡ Gayle Greenwald ‡ Ruth Shunick ‡ Linda Smentek

‡ Coffee and Continental Breakfast from NU¶s Academic and Research Technologies (A&RT) ‡ Meeting rooms, etc. Please thank A&RT ‡ Extra bathrooms on this level -- out the door make a right then a left, walk down the LONG hall to the end and make another right to start looking for signs.

‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 9:00 Presentations 10:30 Break 10:45 More presentations 11:30 Panel Discussion 11:59 More Directions 12:00 Lunch 12:45 Walk to the University Library Lower Level Project Café workshop rooms

‡ The iCollaboratory provides K-12 members timely professional development, project consulting, training, technical advice, and Web-based resources and services to practice 21st century learning. ‡ Members create projects, read, write, research, collect and analyze data, share information, discuss, collaborate and publish results.

The iCollaboratory Provides:
‡ A Learning Management System (LMS) called Moodle ‡ Private Web 2.0 tools and resources in a Google Apps for Education (GAE) domain ‡ A safe, secure Web environment ‡ Established Internet Book Clubs ‡ Established Sponsored Projects

Internet Book Clubs
B Barbara Finnegan and Gayle Greenwald

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Monarch Award Internet Book Club (K-3) Bluestem Internet Book Club (3-5) Rebecca Caudill Internet Book Club (5-8) Read for a Lifetime Internet Book Club (8-12) Abraham Lincoln Internet Book Club (8-12)

The goal of this project is to enrich the experience of students while participating through the Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA) in the Monarch Award: Illinois K-3 Children¶s Choice Award.

In the K-3 Monarch Book Award
‡ Students
± Take a survey about their favorite book ± Write and publish reviews ± Vote for their favorite Monarch book ± Publish a picture and a brief description of their favorite Monarch book

‡ Teachers
± Add links to the Monarch Collection

The Bluestem Internet Book Club
‡ Students in grades 3 5
± Take a survey about their favorite book ± Write and publish reviews ± Vote for their favorite Monarch book ± Publish a picture and a brief description of their favorite Bluestem book

Rebecca Caudill Internet Book Club
‡ Students in grades 5 8
± Take a survey about the types of books they enjoy reading and the reasons why ± Submit links to the Cybrary about Rebecca Caudill books, authors and other related information ± Publish written reviews ± Read other reviews and publish comments ± Vote for their favorite Rebecca Caudill book and analyze the results

Abraham Lincoln Internet Book Club
High school students
± Share links about the Abraham Lincoln book nominees, authors and other related information ± Read and discuss books ± Publish reviews of books

Read for a Lifetime Internet Book Club
Students in grades 9 12 ‡ Write and publish reviews of books read ‡ Read and comment on other published reviews ‡ Share links about books, authors and other related information

What are Sponsored Projects?
‡ Any member of the iCollaboratory can participate ‡ Created by members of the iCollaboratory and have been tested in single classrooms ‡ Support teachers and students as they learn to use the iCollaboratory ‡ Take four to six weeks to complete and use four or more Web 2.0 tools ‡ They involve different
± grade levels ± times of year ± subject areas and communities

Sponsored Projects
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Scariest Stories What I am Most Thankful For Songs My Family Taught Me National Poetry Month A Day in Our Neighborhood A Starry Night in Our Neighborhood When will I Ever Use This? Career Explorations

Scariest Stories and Fall Poetry
Whether it's a scary story or a fall poem, we encourage students to share their literary work and discuss it with one another. Students can use this project to develop their writing skills by sharing and discussing their narrated and/or illustrated (optional) writing in our online community. The Scariest Stories project activities are designed to take about one hour a week in a school computer lab or on set of classroom computers. Teachers should plan to spend an hour a week in addition to the computer time. Students who get involved spend more time writing, sharing and discussing their stories.

Add to the forum

See who is participating

Participants enjoy eating lots of candy 61% are not afraid of anything on Halloween

What Am I Most Thankful For?
The Northwestern University iCollaboratory invites all K-12 students to participate in What I Am Most Thankful For. Students take a survey about being thankful and then use their creativity to write, record and illustrate an essay about what they are thankful for. They then share and comment on essays with each other.

Some survey responses

Pumpkin pie is the favorite!

After the Thanksgiving meal, 21% of the students enjoyed playing games

Adding comments is easy

Click the Add comments button and either type in the text or paste a response from a word processing program.

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Grade Writing & Comments

Songs My Family Taught Me
Students in grades K 5
‡ Take a survey about songs taught by the family and view the results in two formats ‡ View some nursery rhyme videos on the Internet ‡ Work with the family to answer questions about a family song ‡ Publish the songs on a Web page ‡ Read and review the songs of other students

Gonzalo¶ Gonzalo¶s Song ³Durmete mi nino´ nino´
Let me tell you about my song:
Who taught you this song? My mom taught me this song. Do you know from what country Yes, it comes from another country, it is this song comes? Is it sung by a México. It is sung by the Spanish culture. special culture? How did the person who taught My grandma taught my mom this song. you this song learn the song? If this song is in another language, do you have a translation of the song in English? How does singing this song make you feel? Of what does singing this song remind you? No I don't have a translation for this song.

Singing this song makes me feel to be careful. Singing this song remains me to be careful in the street.

Students in grades K 12 ‡ Take a poetry survey ‡ Investigate poetry forms in the Cybrary ‡ Write and publish a poem on the Web ‡ Read and comment about other poems ‡ Locate participants on a Google map

Surveys with Dynamic Results

Look where everyone is from!

International Poetry Project
Alex - Third Grade Awesome Likes to play Exceeds in math eXcellent in sports
I liked your poem. Your word choice is really good like "Awesome" and "Exceeds." The "x" in "eXcellent" jumps out to the audience since there is a letter before it. When you do this poem again, try being more specific with some of your word choice and try to have longer descriptions. Great Job!

More Poems
Bella - Fourth Grade Spring Haiku Poems Winter is now gone Don¶t have to wear heavy clothes Happy that it¶s spring! Flowers are blooming Birds now sing beautifully There is hot weather. It¶s time to play out It is fun to play with friends I enjoy this time.

Water balloon fights I swim in the swimming pool It¶s fun to splash! The kites are flying Keeps soaring above my head There is a high breeze. A nice time to play It¶s so fun in warm weather It¶s getting hotter. The ships are sailing The sea seems so beautiful Just keep on sailing! Spring¶s a nice season My birthday is coming up April twenty-third. Summer is coming Hotter weather is coming Good times are coming.

Haze Class District83 - Apr 25, 2010 8:28 PM I hate winter because it¶s really cold out and I love summer because you could play outside, you could go swimming ,and your ears don¶t get cold. Kevin Woodrow WJHS - Apr 26, 2010 10:20 AM This was a very good poem, Bella. Your explanation of Spring is very well done and it felt like Spring all around me when I read it indoors. Some of your stanzas felt real and I suddenly had a craving for those fun times. Thank you for letting me read your poem. Keep up the good work!

More Poems
Faith - Fifth Grade - A Diamonte Poem Canine Dash, Bite Barking, Growling, Playing Puppy, Dog, Kitten, Cat Meowing, Hissing, Napping Prowl, Scratch Feline
SamanthaR Navajo-School - Apr 22, 2010 11:42 AM Nice job! Your vocab is overaveragely amazing!!!!!!!! WJHS Student WJHS - Apr 23, 2010 12:10 PM We liked how you describe both animals- very accurate action words. Overall, the word choice was effective especially "prowl" & "canine". You could add more sensory words to create a picture in the reader's mind.

More Poems
Casey's Cinquain - Seventh Grade Time a paradox Impossible to Understand Nothing is controlling it Impossible
Kayla d128 - Apr 21, 2010 10:04 AM Nice Poem! I like the additional picture! Bonnie Thurber - Apr 25, 2010 9:22 PM Casey, I hope it is OK that I am using this as an example. Thanks! Nadine Hemming WJHS - Apr 26, 2010 10:16 AM I really enjoyed your poem. It was very descriptive. I love the line "Nothing is controlling it" because it is true. I like this poem because it is very different. Most people don't think of time in that way, and it is very interesting it. This cinquain is very good. Zachary Lerner WJHS - Apr 26, 2010 11:01 AM I think your poem is awesome. I like how you kept your tone the same. The picture is very good. It has a lot to do with your poem. The line "Impossible to Understand," has a lot of meaning to your poem. It is not only true but deep.

Patrick- Fourth Grade My Tiger Free Verse Poem I am a tiger, a tiger I am. I am the hunter of the jungle. I get my prey to survive. Iµll catch you if you¶re bothersome. I sleep in a tree where you can¶t get me. I¶ve got stripes to hide. I¶ll find you if you¶re hiding, But you¶ll never find me. I¶m tricky and hard to get past. I am a tiger, a tiger I am.

My Name in Acrostic Form

Patient Awesome Tricky Reader Immature Caring Kind My Diamonte Poem Friends Nice, care Laughing, caring, joy-filling, Awesome, funny, unkind, weird, Insulting, crazing, killjoy, Crazy, rude, Enemies

Ocean Haiku Waves are so choppy Ready to sink ships Wind always icy
Hey Pat!! Awesome poem! Rawr you¶re a tiger!!!! haha!! :) Cara d128 - Apr 21, 2010 1:58 PM So true about your acrostic! i agree! AlanaB Najavo-School - Apr 22, 2010 7:40 PM WJHS Student WJHS - Apr 23, 2010 8:32 AM Your description was good because it really fit the characteristics of a tiger. Your use of repetition in the first and last line worked; it brought it all together. We really liked the poem's rhythm. WJHS Student WJHS - Apr 23, 2010 10:44 AM We liked your wide variety of word choices. For example, you used "insulting" and "crazy" effectively. You were creative with your opposite word choice especially "joy filling" and "joy taking". We also liked how when you were talking about friends the rhythm flowed and then when you talked about enemies, it was more choppy. Great change in tone. Kate Wall WJHS - Apr 26, 2010 8:51 AM I really liked your diamonte poem! The words flowed very well! One thing I would change about it is that when you start to transition into the enemy then you should start with softer words. For instance: instead of mean, how about unkind? And instead of joy taking, how about killjoy? These are just my opinions, but i think they would really help!

A Day in our Neighborhood
Students in grades K 12 ‡ Take a survey about their school, community and environment ‡ View results of the survey to learn about other participants and their schools ‡ Photograph and publish pictures of their school and community ‡ Review the photos of others and write a comment

When will I Every Use This? Career Exploration

Ruth Shunick McHenry Middle School Grades 6, 7, 8 McHenry, IL

When Will I Ever Use This? Career Exploration
‡ 7-Week Course ‡ Surveys ‡ Research a career using the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook ± Job Description ± Education/Training ± Wages/Salary ± Job Outlook for the Future ± Advantages ± Disadvantages ± Classes Needed in High School/College ‡ Build Web Page

Career Web Page
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Research Images Video Comments Google Presentaion

I want to be a nurse
‡ https://sites.google.com/a/collaboratory.nort hwestern.edu/when-will-i-ever-use-this/home/mchenry-middle-school/term-3-mms8a/alison-s---nurse

‡ http://video.google.com/a/?pli=1#/Play/conte ntId=53537359ac30a933

Career Fair
‡ 22 Community Members Participated ‡ Students rotated to 3 speakers

Career Fair Post-Surveys
‡ Students ‡ Speakers

Thank You Business Letters

To Participate:
icollaboratory@gmail.com if you have questions. If you are interested in joining a sponsored project Here is the Web page address: http://www.icollaboratory.org Please click the Create account We hope to hear from you soon!

Thank you!

The iCollaboratory Team
Bonnie Thurber, Ruth Shunick, Linda Smentek, Gayle Greenwald, Theresa Allen
http://www.icollaboratory.org Icollaboratory@gmail.com

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