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  1. page monett17flex edited Flexible Curriculum: Open Education Resources to Support All Learners Learn more about leveraging…
    Flexible Curriculum: Open Education Resources to Support All Learners
    Learn more about leveraging technology resources to move from static content resources to dynamic resources that help us meet students at their achievement level, that accommodate different learning styles, and that contain content of interest.
    Mini Agenda (times are approx):
    5 min - Establish some context -- Open Education Resources are important to personalize/customized learning
    5 min - Discuss resources vs "containers" that hold resources
    15 min - Look at LiveBinder, Gooru, Symbaloo "Regular" and Symbaloo Lessons, Amazon Inspire (Amazon Inspire = "stuff" for your containters)
    10 min - CK12 & Digital "Textbooks", OER Commons, Khan, Pro/Con
    10 min - Video Resources: LearnZillion, NextVista, Club Academia
    5 min - Questions
    Flexible Content Resources:
    Gooru Playlists for Learning - http://www.goorulearning.org/
    You should get theSkimm! - sign up for daily emails here - SkimmGuides
    ProCon - http://www.procon.org/
    Wolakota Project - http://www.wolakotaproject.org/
    Editable/Flexible "Textbooks" -- http://www.ck12.org/teacher/
    Sanford Underground - http://sanfordlab.org/
    Utah's collaborative project -- link to science textbooks

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  2. page monett17keynote edited Customized Learning: From Tinkering to Transformation Lunch Session Description: For a number o…
    Customized Learning: From Tinkering to Transformation
    Lunch Session
    Description: For a number of years we've had the goal of "integrating" technology, but we've not achieved maximum effect because we are working in antiquated Industrial Era school systems. Leveraging technology for learning is not a work harder problem it is a systems problem. Customized Learning is a technologically empowered, learner focused approach to breaking out of the Industrial Age System of school. What if every day, every learner was met with customized learning experiences at precise developmental and achievement levels, was learning in the most effective learning style with content of interest, was challenged, was successful and left school eager to come back tomorrow? This is not only possible with today's technologies it is Inevitable. Industry has figured out how to mass customize products and services, education is poised for this leap.

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  3. page monett17keynote edited Customized Learning: From Tinkering to Transformation Lunch Description: For a number of years w…
    Customized Learning: From Tinkering to Transformation
    Lunch
    Description: For a number of years we've had the goal of "integrating" technology, but we've not achieved maximum effect because we are working in antiquated Industrial Era school systems. Leveraging technology for learning is not a work harder problem it is a systems problem. Customized Learning is a technologically empowered, learner focused approach to breaking out of the Industrial Age System of school. What if every day, every learner was met with customized learning experiences at precise developmental and achievement levels, was learning in the most effective learning style with content of interest, was challenged, was successful and left school eager to come back tomorrow? This is not only possible with today's technologies it is Inevitable. Industry has figured out how to mass customize products and services, education is poised for this leap.

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  4. page monett17symb edited Symbaloo for Personal Efficiency & Classroom Use September 24, 2017 - 8:30 to 9:20am The pur…
    Symbaloo for Personal Efficiency & Classroom Use
    September 24, 2017 - 8:30 to 9:20am
    The purpose of this session is to gain skills in the use of EDU Symbaloo in order to increase your personal efficiency and to apply the tool for classroom use. Given the time constraint and purpose of the session, I'll be utilizing a direct-instructional approach where I explain, demonstrate and then let "you do".
    What is Symbaloo? It is a free and relatively simple cloud-based system that helps you organize links to anything that is web-based. Essentially it is bookmarking tool, which doesn't sound like rocket science, but it creates powerful efficiencies -- and busy educators need efficiencies!
    First, please create an account at
    http://edu.symbaloo.com/registerUser.form
    To gain full functionality, please go to the email account you used to register and verify your account.
    Managing passwords tip: Pick a meaningful word that is at least 6 characters, for instance the word "banana". Pick a meaningful number like "72". Make every password to non-essential accounts go something like this 72bananaF (for Facebook), 72bananaS (for Symbaloo), 72bananaW (for Wikispaces). Having a number and a capital letter will take care of 90% of password creation requirements. Your capital letter corresponds with the name of the account. I do not recommend this tactic for bank accounts, etc.
    x-Mini-Agenda (time are very approx):Mini-Agenda (time are very approx):
    10min -- Guided exploration of the "Geography" of this tool, with examples of how I utilize it for efficiencies
    5 min -- Create your account here http://edu.symbaloo.com/registerUser.form . Be sure you are logged in to Symbaloo. (If you already have an account, I appreciate your patience.)
    15 min -- Learn to hide and delete webmixes from the set you received upon sign up
    15 min -- Create your own blank webmix, change the background of your webmix using a Symbaloo pre-set image and using your own image
    20 min -- Add tiles (two ways), edit, delete tiles on your new webmix
    20 min -- Add an existing webmix shared by me and from the gallery. Learn how to unlock a shared webmix.
    5 min -- Copy a tile from an unlocked webmix to your own webmix.
    15 min -- Sharing -- What ideas do you have about using this for personal efficiency or classroom use?
    5 min -- Questions/Clarifications
    x-Create your own Webmix:Create your own Webmix:
    At the end of the tabs that list your current webmixes, you will see a "+" sign. Click that to make an empty webmix.
    Change your webmix background by clicking the "Options" button at the top of the page. Check out the menu of options and then click on click on "Change wallpaper" to choose a new background. In that same location you have the option to upload your own image to make wallpaper.
    Add a tile (two ways). Click on any tile in your empty webmix. In the dialogue box that appears on the left, choose "Search a tile". Once you have added a pre-made tile, start in a new tile space and choose "Create a tile". Experiment with your options for display.
    Darn, you really wanted that new tile to have a blue background. Write click on the tile you wish to edit to make changes.
    Shoot, you don't want that tile at all, how do you get rid of it? Simply click and drag the tile to the "Remove" button at the top of the page.
    Wow, that webmix Julie shared has a cool tile that you want on your webmix. You can only copy tiles from unlocked webmixes. For any locked webmix, click the share icon (a sideways V at top of page), then click on "Stop updates". Now right-click on the tile you want to borrow and click copy/move, choose the webmix where you want the tile to land. Voila!
    x-Add an existing Webmix (two ways):Add an existing Webmix (two ways):
    Go to this link to see the sample webmix I made for you, simply click on "add this webmix".
    Return to the "+" sign at the end of your tabs of webmixes. Instead of adding an empty webmix, search the gallery. There is also a gallery icon in the upper right corner of your page.
    You will find some junk in the gallery and you may find some gems. Experiment by adding 1 or 2 webmixes from the gallery.
    x-Advanced Maneuvers (if we have time):Advanced Maneuvers (if we have time):
    You will notice I've embedded a webmix below. This is a FABULOUS way to quickly share links with littles or with people that do not have a Symbaloo account. How did I do that? Find the webmix you want to embed and click on the share icon at the top of the page. Go to "Webmix info & share options". In the dialogue box that appears click on "</>Embed Code", copy the code and insert it on your wiki, webpage, whatever. Each medium requires different maneuvers for embedding code.
    You will notice in the share options that you can also share your webmix with others who have Symbaloo using a url. I showed you an example of how I share my TIE webmix with my TIE colleagues. I refresh the webmix when I make updates and staff members instantly see the updates and changes in the mix.
    Explore Symbaloo Lessons https://lessonplans.symbaloo.com/

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