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Dozens of teachers around the world commenting on aspects of using technology in the classroom. This book aims to share experiences and inspiring show uses. It is a lesson in creativity and pedagogy geared to the promotion of 21st century skills.

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Changing the reality of the world teaching with technology (book coordinator) Francisco Tupy

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Francisco Tupy Gomes Corrêa (book coordinator) Changing the reality of the world teaching with technology 2016

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#mieexpert: changing the reality of the world teaching with technology, by InMod, São Paulo, São Paulo. Book Coordinator: Francisco Tupy Gomes Corrêa Cover and Visual Identity: Luiz Carlos Gonçalves Infographics: Tiago Alcântara Authors: Aaron Maurer (USA); Àngels Soriano (Spain); Bożena Kraj (Poland); Barry Corrigan (Ireland); Carlos Cunha (Portugal); Erliza Matacot (Philipines); Francisco Tupy Gomes Corrêa (Brazil); Graciana Goicoechandia (Argentina); James Pedrech (Canada); Jenifer Verschoor (Argentina) & Ana Marina Menezes (Brazil); Joice Lopes Leite (Brazil); Jonatas Turcato Syrayama (Brazil); Kalpana Kishorekumara (Brunei Darussalam); Koen Timmers (Belgium); Kurt Söeser (Austria); María "Marylina" de los Ángeles Torres (Uruguay); Nam Ngo Thanh (Vietnam); Nguyen Duc Toan (Vietnam); Phuti Ragophala (South África); Richard Boniello (UAE); Sachita Jeeta (Mauritius); Soma Singh (India); Sonia Carla Barbosa (Portugal); Tammy Bretch Dunbar; Vanessa Matos dos Santos (Brasil); Waqas Shafique (Pakistan). Luis Fernandes (Portugal); Michael Soskil (USA); Hari Krishna Arya (Índia); David Walsh (Ireland); Yongsang Cho (Republic of Korea); Miriam Gronert (Germany); Abdulkabeer Ishola (Nigeria). CIP Cataloging in Publication / Brazilian Book Chamber #mieexpert: changing the reality of the world teaching with technology / organized by Francisco Tupy Gomês Corrêa -- São Paulo: InMod, 2016. Bibliography ISBN: 978 - 85 - 5514 - 009-9 1. ICT 2. Education The responsibility of each article belongs entirely to the author who wrote (including: information, data, opinions, images and anything else). The Coordinator and Publisher are exempted from any responsability on them. This book was published under the Attribution -NonCommercial -ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY -NC -SA 4.0). You are free to: Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms. Under the following terms: Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. What does "Attribute this work" mean? The page you came from contained embedded licensing metadata, including how the creator wishes to be attributed for re-use. You can use the HTML here to cite the work. Doing so will also include metadata on your page so that others can find the original work as well. NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes. ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/

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Introduction: changing the reality of the world teaching with technology - Francisco Tupy Gomes Corrêa ...............................................................................................................................3 How do I leverage technology to enhance student learning? Aron Maurer ................................5 Student´s voice: content creation with MIX - Àngels Soriano ................................................10 Contents creation to promote reading with book trailer: a project come true - Àngels Soriano ....................................................................................................................................................13 Knowledge in action: our paths of ICT - Bożena Kraj ..................................................................18 Project Based Learning and curiosity: practice makes perfect - Bożena Kraj ............................21 Step by step with history and ICT I Project Based Learning - Bożena Kraj ..................................23 In nature’s footsteps with Project Based Learning - Bożena Kraj ..............................................26 Classical music makes us fly high in Project Based Learning - Bożena Kraj.................................29 My Journey as Mieexpert - Barry Corrigan .................................................................................33 Project Based Learning -Embedding a game in the classroom experience - Barry Corrigan ......35 Developing an encompassing ICT Strategy - Barry Corrigan .......................................................42 Future Classroom: how it works under Microsoft tool - Carlos Cunha.......................................48 MIE- More Than What You Think - Erliza Matacot & Nam Ngo Thanh .......................................58 My Journey as a Teacher with Microsoft and Project-Based Learning - Erliza Matacot .............60 Minecraft and Microsoft Technology supporting innovation of teaching and learning – Francisco Tupy Gomes Correa ....................................................................................................63 Being a digital teacher. My experience yesterday, today and… - Graciana Goicoechandia .......67 Video Games as Texts: Applying Literary Criticism to Video Games – James Pedrech ...............72 Using technology to foster creativity – Jenifer Verschoor & Ana Maria Menezes .....................74 Digital Technology way Education – Joice Lopes Leite ...............................................................78 Teach Literature: Creating stories with Movie Maker, Arduino and Minecraft – Jonatas Turcato Syrayama ....................................................................................................................................83 Transforming your school with OneNote Staff Notebook – Kalpana Kishorekumar ..................87 APPY Communication Approach for Organizations – Kalpana Kishorekumar ............................93 Empower Students Learning through OneNote Class Notebook – Kalpana Kishorekumar......100 OneNote to create digital textbooks, to replace chalkboard and to present – Koen Timmers 107 Distance learning via Skype for Business – Koen Timmers .......................................................115 My journey to a dedicated 1-to-1 tablet class – Kurt Söeser ...................................................122 Art, Science and Technology: Kodu and animation in the classroom - María "Marylina"de los Ángeles Torres ..........................................................................................................................129 Children to power! I do not know, teach you – María "Marylina"de los Ángeles Torres ........133 GLOBAL ARTICLE: Girls Love Science Too! Nam Ngo Thanh & Erliza Matacot..........................139 1

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Global Project With OneNote – Nam Ngo Thanh .....................................................................149 My flipped classroom – Nam Ngo Thanh..................................................................................154 STEM: Making Science Have A Soul – Nam Ngo Thamh ...........................................................159 GLOBAL MINECRAFT EDUCATION - Nguyen Duc Toan .............................................................164 Revolutionize teaching and learning through technology resources – Phuti Ragophala..........176 Technology: the alchemy to my educational transformation – Richard M. Boniello ...............180 Technology Removes Barriers: How Techonology Has Help An Autist Child – Sachita Jeeta ...182 Digital Classrooms – Soma Singh ..............................................................................................184 Liberating Genius: Individualized Project-Based Learning with Genius Hour – Tammy Brecht Dunbat ......................................................................................................................................199 Create Future Coders with a Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich – Tammy Bretch Dunbar ..........207 Creating 21st Century Professional Development With The Gift of Time – Tammy Bretch Dunbar ......................................................................................................................................209 Informational leading role: creating new audiovisual narratives with Movie Maker – Vanessa Matos dos Santos......................................................................................................................211 Innovation in Education - Technologies, Strategies and Lot of Possibilities – Waqas Shafique216 2

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Introduction: changing the reality of the world teaching with technology - Francisco Tupy Gomes Corrêa Brazil / #mieexpert / franciscotupy@outlook.com In the last days of 2015, after a marathon of classes, events, lectures, interviews, trips abroad with the purpose of both to study and for trainings, competitions, awards and various virtual conferences in dozens of countries, I started to carry out an assessment of how mentally the year had been fruitful, but thinking that another year was to emerge, a doubt was born in my head: how to take advantage of this positive inertia to another year that was about to begin? As presented once the great scientist Stephen Jay Gould, there are two ways that we deal with time: in cycle or arrow (a very simple mode, the cyclic mode is the one that begins and ends, as the seconds, hours, days and years, at the end of the specific period it restarts, while the time in arrow is one that the zero follows for the infinite, like our age). So as not to fall into the cycle and not to let the good experience if you lose? I was basing this reflection that I decided to start this project. Create a book that draws together experiences of teachers around the world with two objectives: to register the initiatives and serve as an example for any person who believes that can make a difference through education. Without a doubt the high point of the year of 2015 was to have gone to the educator Exchange, performed in Redmond-Seattle (Washington, United States), where I had the opportunity to know the teachers sensational, each individual a history, an example of creativity and the overshoot. In addition it is clear, of the great mosaic of different ethnic groups, multicultural Realities, Perspectives of life, but all with the same objective, each in their own way contributing to develop education associated with technology in a practical way and relevant to the needs which the world needs. Another motivating factor that outside awakened in the event was realize just how special was our chance to be there, studying, teaching, working together while the whole world is facing serious crises, terrorist attacks, the refugee question, social conflicts, climate changes, devastation of nature, just to list a few examples. This way any privilege is synonym of responsibility and in accordance with our vocation, the only possible way to try to support the needs of the world is education and technology. 3

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However, not everything is perfect, the technological changes and the impacts on education represent a process instigating, a special moment never before seen and experienced in the history of humanity, of which we can mention: - the younger generation dominate metrics that better technical generations predecessors; - the speed of processing of things, even before something new be dominated already exists something more new; - the increasing amount of information produced and that only tends to grow. Such items contribute so that there are new problems that coexist with old problems, i.e. the technology in the school process is structuring, seeking to systematize forward to questions of education. Even if not enough, there are more complex variables in this equation, other processes associated to teaching and learning that increasingly gain representation, as the hackschooling/unschooling, and even the virtual environments. All this shows that there are long paths to be travelled, we have no choices! A project such as this seeks to be a step in a journey, that is the inspiration to be able to give more one or a few steps. None of that would be possible if these teachers had not accepted the invitation and shared their texts. After all, all areas have their references of innovative and roaming bouts of barrier, such as: Salvador Dali and Picasso in painting; David Bowie with the music; Jack Kirby and Stan Lee with the heroes; Marie Currie in science; Coco Channel in fashion; Vertov in Cinema; Bruce Lee and Muhammad Ali struggling; and in education? Certainly the teachers who write here! A good reading and a good future for us all! 4

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How do I leverage technology to enhance student learning? Aron Maurer United States of America / #mieexpert / aarmau@gmail.com Education is bloated with buzzwords. There are all these new systems, tools, apps, games, and devices that promise to improve student learning and test scores. Over the course of my 12 years as an educator and many more as a student, I have realized that despite all the promise packaged into any new development in technology we are often left slightly disappointed and mislead. This is not a knock to any particular tool, but to raise an awareness to a fundamental flaw in education. We are now 16 years into the 21st century. Despite the world moving ahead in life changing developments in technology, education still rests its soul on making technology access a goal. This is a flawed mindset. Technology access should never be the final goal. Instead, technology should be viewed as a means to streamline other realistic goals. I view technology as a leverage to enhancing student learning. The word leverage means to use something to maximum advantage. For example, almost every single educational platform and system has one major goal – to improve student learning. Therefore, technology should be viewed as a way to make this goal process more efficient, streamlined, and achievable. Instead, many schools have technology goals like going 1:1, or having tablets buying the latest and great technology. Simply having technology does not work. Without rethinking our learning culture and transforming our approach to enhancing learning, technology access will not solve anything. We must make sure that they have an intended purpose besides looking good to the public. With this mindset we must do a service to be honest about the implications of new technologies in the classroom. When technology is written as a goal, then nothing happens except transferring the way things have been to the new system. New learning or concepts rarely emerge; we simply shift a worksheet to the digital screen. With the added pressure to then find out how to use the technology, we start to view technology as an “add-on”. This is the second fundamental mindset mistake. Technology should be a natural process to the learning. When technology becomes an add on, it is not as effective as it could be. For example, 5

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schools go 1:1 without changing the culture or preparing teachers and students about how to prepare for the new system to be efficient. So, the devices sit unused or they are not used to their maximum capacity. Administrators are pressured to showcase the devices which then stress teachers. In the end, we end up using things just to use because we feel obligated. And like most initiatives in education, frustration sets in, and we end up just waiting for the next cycle to come through. If we wait long enough, the mindset of “this too shall pass” proves true. These two scenarios happen all over the world. It is unfortunate because with so many amazing technology tools at our fingertips, pockets, and vision; we are in one of the most exciting times to learn and pioneer new ways to solve problems. It is time to break down our classroom walls, eliminate the pastel prisons of yesterday, and begin to use technology to leverage our own learning and develop new pathways that prepare all of us to explore the world. The question then becomes, “How do I leverage technology to enhance student learning?”If we are able to identify the issues with technology, then we must come up with solutions. The beauty of technology is that it can be leveraged and utilized to enhance learning when done correctly. Let us examine the statement of “eliminating pastel prison walls” mentioned to me by a former 7th grade student during a conversation that was part of a student voice conference. For years, many educators around the world have collapsed the four walls of their classroom to broaden the perspective of learning for their students. For years, teachers have connected their classrooms with other classrooms around the world to connect their experience, culture, and world perspective. How have teachers done this? The first easy step is using Skype. Microsoft has done an amazing job creating a whole new website that has made it very easy to find classrooms, guest speakers, virtual field trips, and more. Once you log into the site, you simply use the filters to find exactly what you need. Start small with a #mysteryskype. We have started to document our uses of Skype building in not only Mystery Skypes, but connecting with authentic audiences and learning from experts. Once you get your feet wet with Mystery Skypes, you can start to develop pen pals and build lasting relationships. This is an exciting adventure. When you connect with another classroom and more important when students connect with a new friend, a new 6

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level of learning develops. Writing tasks now serve an important purpose. Thinking about others becomes an important thought. The development of all of the 21st century skills, along with modeling and practicing our digital footprints and digital citizenship, can be practiced with a real purpose and authenticity. Maybe you are thinking that this is all fine and dandy, but what you need is something that connects with content. In this day and age, regardless of where we teach, the demands on the educators keep increasing. Each year, there is more content to get through despite all the talk of less content, dive deeper. If you don’t have time for these initial Mystery Skypes and Pen Pals or if you have already been doing them, then let’s move into the next ideas: Online Project Collaboration. You can choose two pathways to make this work. First, you can find existing projects by searching online. I use Twitter and social media to search for key words from content that I would like to spruce up or connect with others. Hashtags like #globaled #pbl #pblchat #mieexpert #edchat #iaedchat are great places to begin searching for other educators. In the past, I have been part of a Pringle Chip Design Challenge where students were given limited materials and had to create a package that houses one Pringle chip. The goal was for that chip to be sent to another school for the class to open and unveil your chip via Skype. Points are awarded on package size and condition of the chip. The second pathway that I highly recommend is to build and develop your own project. It is amazing to build a project. It is mind-blowing how many are afraid to share their expertise and amazing ideas. I challenge everyone to create their own project and connect with others to crowd source the project and the learning. Teaching students to work collaboratively both synchronously and asynchronously. There is a real value in giving students the opportunities to practice these skills. We have launched projects such as the Eagle Eye to the World where students and people from all over the world tune in to a bald eagle camera and collaborate to understand nature. We have worked with amazing people like Vicki Davis to do a project such as Physics of the Future. Recently, we just completed an 8th grade debate project on the American Revolution that involved 1000 students. 7

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These projects are loaded with so many learning opportunities. They connect to Common Core Standards, provide a purpose to the learning, and build connections and authenticity to the students and what they contribute. The most important element to all of this is that the educator is learning every single day as well. These are moments when students and teachers swap roles all the time. There are times when the students can take the lead and the educator learns. It builds a new culture in the classroom that allows future learning moments to develop. These ideas lead me to the final idea. Using tools like Snip, Sway, Mix, PowerPoint, Skype, and OneNote allow everyone to grow and learn and help everyone to reach new levels of learning. It is no longer difficult to make these connections and projects come to life. Finally, it is important to document and share. Share everything. Let the world know what you are doing so others can learn from you. Build that online positive footprint. Showcasing your learning is vital to being a 21st century leader. Lead by example. Help students build their own digital footprints. The more we can share, the more we learn from others, and the more we can build an online presence that will provide opportunities down the road. The benefits of using technology to enhance student learning exists at this very moment. I have witnessed educators use experts to provide students with real world audience and connections to their learning. I have seen students not just read about the Holocaust, but talk to someone who survived live via a web camera. I have watched students join forces from across the world to break down cultural barriers to sing song and create positive impacts in the lives of others. It can be done. It has been done. But, it needs to happen more and be part of our systems of learning. What are you waiting for? If we refer back to the driving question of this chapter, “How do I leverage technology to enhance student learning?”, then what is your answer? You have the tools. You have the skills. You have everything needed to get started with your own journey. The first step is to simply do. Identify your comfort zone bubble and take one step out. Once you build that comfort in the first step, the world is one step closer to being in the palm of your hand. If our job is to prepare students for the next phase in life, then we as educators must prepare ourselves. So go ahead and dabble. I promise you will love it and never go back. I challenge you to leverage technology to enhance student learning. 8

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Works Cited "Alcoa - An Eagle Eye To The World." Alcoa An Eagle Eye To The World. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Feb. 2016. "Home." Eagleeyecamera -. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Feb. 2016. "Pringles Challenge." Pringles Challenge. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Feb. 2016. "The Project." Eagleeyeproject2. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Feb. 2016. "Skype Keeps the World Talking. Video Call, Message and Share with Anyone for Free, Even If They're Not on Skype." Skype. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Feb. 2016. "Teachers! Get Your Free Mystery Skype OneNote Notebook Today." Get Your Free Mystery Skype OneNote Notebook. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Feb. 2016. 9

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Student´s voice: content creation with MIX - Àngels Soriano Spain / #mieexpert / asoriano@gruposorolla.es Listening to the voice of the students is one of the challenges in today's classrooms, meeting their interests and above all to find the point of connection to their interests are advantages that the content creations offers with Office Mix application. I have applied this practice with students of 16-17 years old, in Latin language subject. The goals areto work culture content classical Rome: education or the distribution of the Roman army, among other issues; and the second goal is creating content for their classmates and especially to be able the future promotions building a library of digital resources that they would visited. What does OfficeMix? Mix complement offers us to transform a PowerPoint in an amazing presentation; it isn’t only in the presentation of content, because you can insert questions about the contents (multiple-choice, poll, writing) for languages’ class and many other options for science’s or mathematics class as Geogebra. This add-on helps us to be able to develop the methodology of Flipped classroom, where the students work in classroom and theoretical explanations are made on videos, reducing easily idea, obviously. If we are going one step further, from Students’ point of view, Mix offers autonomy and personalization in their learning process, (as consumers) but It offers much more as Makers; because it gives them the opportunity to propose problems to peers, questions, that they have previously had to resolve. Students have the opportunity to thinking as a teacher and knowledge building too. We can identify different Skills as: creativity, problem-solving, use of ICTs, auto regulation among others. In the other hand, teachers’ point of view, the use of Mix is a tool that facilitates the students’ assessment, a review of their progress in a more easy and dynamic way so that we can be more efficient in our work. 10

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How do we develop our activity? The content creation by students requires the use of multiples skills which will be needed for their development as professionals, also offering the possibility of an assessment by the teacher, and not the final product, also process too. In this activity, students have a header which determine the actions that must be completed to achieve different levels of achievement. In class we planed the subject of research, carried out in pairs, so used devices in the class session 1:1, determining the most reliable sources of information for their research. The student has to discover information and submit a script of the presentation. Teacher helped them with the way to distribute the information. After the search for information, the teacher suggests how be visually attractive, and they need use the most options of Mix, as recording voice or the use of the pen if we have opportunity, since from the beginning activity, students know that their final products will be formed part of a virtual library of resources for future students. The teacher's role is a Guide and accompanying the learning process. 11

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