Instruction

Instructional activities are based on the curriculum, district and state standards and the ISTE National Education Technology Standards for Teachers and Students.

My role in instruction is two-fold. I am responsible for providing Professional Development for teachers and assistance with instruction for students.

Professional Development for Teachers:

Teacher Resource Page
http://tinyurl.com/ya94j6v
This is a Wikispace that I created and maintain for teachers to reference when planning for instruction or learning about technology tools for their personal use. When I discover a new tool, I learn more about it and then create a page on the Wiki that includes general information, links, directions, screencasts and student examples.

Collaboration Days
https://integrationsharingpage.wikispaces.com/Integration+Sharing+Page
Collaboration is an important skill for teachers and students. We encourage our students to interact with others, share ideas and work together. Teachers, and other professional, also need to have opportunities to collaborate with their colleagues. Classroom teachers have common planning time, but Instructional Advisors could not meet often because of building assignments. Last year, I proposed Collaboration Days to my supervisor and building principals. All of the Instructional Advisors met for a morning or afternoon in order to share ideas, discuss topics and explore tools. These days proved to be very beneficial for everyone involved.

Workshops
Going Global in the Elementary Classroom
PETE&C
Do you want to expand your students' learning beyond the walls of your classroom? Do you want your students to collaborate and share with others around the world? Join us to find out how to connect with other classes, find projects to join or start your own collaborative projects.
http://elementarygoingglobal.wikispaces.com/

Student-Centered Learning Using the Interactive Whiteboards:
West Shore School District Summer Academy
Join us to explore wasy to effectively utilize the interactive whiteboards n order to enhance instruction and engage students in the learning process. Teachers will have the opportunity to learn about Easiteach and create lessons using it, find interactive websites that connect to the curriculum, explore ways to use Discovery Education, try the iClickers, and plan with colleagues. Basic troubleshooting of the interactive whiteboard will also be addressed.
http://interactivewhiteboards-resources.wikispaces.com/

Speed Dating: WEB 2.0 Style
West Shore School District Summer Academy
Come and learn what 21st century teachers are usingin the classroom to connect with today’s students. This academy will focus on internet based tools that allow teachers and students to become creators, not just users, of internet content. Explore these amazing tools that can enhance your classroom practice and move your student’s thinking to higher levels.
2009: https://kditzlerteacherresourcepage.wikispaces.com/WEB+2.0+Workshop-July+9
2010: http://web20academy.westshorewiki.wssd.k12.pa.us/ (A WSSD Private Wiki)

WEB 2.0 Tools in the Classroom
Classroom 2.0 Global Learning Event (CAIU)
Learn about some easy-to-use WEB 2.0 tools that will engage students and make leaning more meaningful. We will explore Wallwisher, Scriblink, Big Huge Labs, VoiceThread and Vocaroo. You will learn how to use these tools in the classroom and see examples of student work using these tools.
https://kditzlerteacherresourcepage.wikispaces.com/WEB+2.0+Tools+in+the+Classroom

VoiceThread
Classroom 2.0 Global Learning Event (CAIU)
Voicethread is a WEB 2.0 tool that allows you to add pictures, voice, video, and text. It can be a powerful tool for learning. Find out how Voicethreads work and how they can be used in the classroom. Explore the student samples and apply what you learned in order to plan how you can you Voicethread with your students.
https://kditzlerteacherresourcepage.wikispaces.com/VoiceThread

Mini-Workshops
Hillside, Fairview and Mt. Zion Elementary Schools
Sessions are held before and after school for 30-60 minutes. They focus on one curricular area or technology tool. Instruction is given about how to use the tools. Student examples are shared and teachers are given the opportunity to explore the tool.
Sessions:
Digital Storytelling
https://kditzlerteacherresourcepage.wikispaces.com/Digital+Storytelling
Big Huge Labs
https://kditzlerteacherresourcepage.wikispaces.com/Big+Huge+Labs
VoiceThread
https://kditzlerteacherresourcepage.wikispaces.com/VoiceThread
Moodle
http://moodle.wssd.k12.pa.us/
Mixbook
https://kditzlerteacherresourcepage.wikispaces.com/Mixbook
Collaboration Tools
https://kditzlerteacherresourcepage.wikispaces.com/Collaboration+Tools
Delicious
https://kditzlerteacherresourcepage.wikispaces.com/Delicious
Google Calendar
https://kditzlerteacherresourcepage.wikispaces.com/Google+Calendar+Mini
Wallwisher
https://kditzlerteacherresourcepage.wikispaces.com/Wallwisher
Wordle
https://kditzlerteacherresourcepage.wikispaces.com/Wordle
Comic Life
https://kditzlerteacherresourcepage.wikispaces.com/Comic+Life
Spice Up Your Webpage
https://kditzlerteacherresourcepage.wikispaces.com/Spice+Up+your+Website
Interactive Websites
http://delicious.com/kditzler



Classroom Integration:

Progressive Story Project
I began this project last year. It is a shared writing experience in which students in classes from around the world are grouped in order to create a story together. The story is passed from one class to the next so that they can add on to the story. In the end, Voicethreads are created with illustrations and narrations from each of the classes. This spring over 100 classes participated.
http://writeyourstory.wikispaces.com/


Digital Storytelling
The following are examples of student work in which they wrote a story, illustrated it and published it digitally. Students used Mixbook, Voicethread, and Blabberize .


Grade 1
Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | View Sample Photo Books | Create your own Photo Book

Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | View Sample Photo Books | Create your own Photo Book


Grade 2


Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | View Sample Photo Books | Create your own Photo Book


Grade 3


Grade 4

Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | View Sample Photo Books | Create your own Photo Book




Reports


Explorer Reports:


Benjamin Franklin:

Get a Voki now!


Animal Report:

US Regions:
Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | View Sample Photo Books | Create your own Photo Book