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What are your thoughts on the tech-4-teenc club helping you cope with the mental health issues caused by the Covid-19 shutdown.

As someone who wanted to do something for youth but found workign with existing systems too difficulut starting a camp with such amazing collaborators gave me hope.

 

Wow hard to believe we past he halfway point of tech4teens, our global camp, gLocally located in New Haven,  bringing digital literacies to children across the globe.

In our final two weeks of camp we transition to students working on a project where they must better themselves or the world by learning something, teaching something, or doing something.

Each day we begin in our main room and do a fun activity. Next campers head to specialized breakout rooms where they work with mentors from Yale and Southern Connecticut State University. Finally we get back together and demo what we worked on that day.

 

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

9:30-9:45

Tool Time- 1 or 2 people demo edtech tool

Wacky Wednesday-One person leads us in a game

Music and Memes-Pick a song and find memes to go with it

9:45-10:40

Breakout Room

10 minute mini lesson

20 minutes work

10 minute pair/share

Breakout Room

10 minute mini lesson

20 minutes work

10 minute pair/share

Breakout Room

10 minute mini lesson

20 minutes work

10 minute pair/share

10:40-10:50

Whole Group Demo

Whole Group Demo

Whole Group Demo

Today we demoed Google Forms as our cool tool. First we talked about how important reflection and self-efficacy are for learning. We then worked on a collaborative form and briefly examined the results.

This lead to a discussion of Likert scales, self-efficacy, ordinal data, and numerical data. We then examined the results and talked about bell curves, skewness, and kurtosis. We will add definitions to the Camper’s Guide to Vocabulary later this week.

Check out some of the results
30% online NHPS 90% tech 4 teens

We have had over a 90% daily attendance rate and over 88% of all campers have completed all of our activities and challenges. While the comparison isn’t perfect it is important to note that New Haven Public Schools only had a 30% full participation rate.

student self efficacy scores showing growht in digital literacies

As we defined and talked about the importance of self-efficacy we asked campers to reflect back on their knowledge at the start of camp and then at the halfway point as we begin to follow our own pathways in our passion projects.

Students were asked to rate their knowledge on a 4 point scale with 0 being none and 3 being a ton. In all four pathways students self reported  statistically significant knowledge growth. Even if the data isn’t perfect and subject to self rating bias it is so crucial. Believing in yourself matters so much in learning. Little indicators like these help us teach students “how to learn how to learn online.”

Plus we got to introduce lessons to campers on some basic statisical knowledge. Playing with Google Forms was fun.

After our mini-lesson students then went into their breakout rooms lead by SCSU and Yale Interns. The Southern Connecticut State University students who are completing internships in the Master’s of Library Science program have crafted a wonderful curriculum.

Please do not spill the beans on how we align the camp to national standards like the Common Core State Standards, The International Society of Technology Educators, and the American School Librarian Association.

I can not wait to see what campers make.

Web Design Objectives:

Create an original website to teach something or learn something that integrates  multiple pages, multimedia, and automated navigation (ISTE NET-s 6a;CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.7 )

  • Use a use a deliberate design process to generate ideas for a website (ISTE NETs 4a)
  • Utilize fonts and images to communicate complex ideas in hypertext docs (6c; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.6)
  • Build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems (ISTE NET-s 3d)
  • Utilize PHP for the automation of website components (ISTE NET-s 5d)

Podcast Objectives:

  • Express curiosity about a topic of personal interest or curricular relevance while using collaborative technologies to publish a podcast (ASLA V.B.1; ISTE NET’s 7b)
  • Persisting through self-directed pursuits by tinkering and making by designing a podcast with an intro, bumper, and outro ASLA V.B.2; ISTE NET’s 4e)
  • Collect interview data and make  critical choices about information sources to use as you trim and edit podcast episodes (ASLA 4A3; ISTE NET-S 3c)
  • Interview one person

Videography Objectives:

  • Engaging in inquiry-based processes for personal growth as you create a movie (ASLA 5.A.3)
  • Seek a variety of digital assets and sources as you adopt a dynamic collection to organize assets for your video (ALSA IV B.4)
  • Persist through self-directed pursuits by tinkering and making by designing a title screen, video in video, and three transitions (ASLA V B.2)

 

Tech4Teens

Wednesday July 29, 2020

    Poster Icebreaker                                                      Outline/Graphic Organizer

Learn Something!

Create Something!

Share Something!

 

Engage and Explore

You can explore these links on your own outside of camp.

 

Examples of the pathways

Website

Video

Podcast

Photo

Plastics in the Ocean Website

Slapshot Science 

The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel

Pollution Photo within blog

Lego Blog

How to Draw Baby Yoda

From Tree to Shining Tree

Black Lives Matter Infographic

Sketchnote Classroom

Bullet Journaling Video

Ear Snacks

Melting Earth

The Wrestle Times

BEST Guess Who Strategy

Book Club for Kids 

Viral Art Project

 

Learn Something

Outline/Graphic Organizer 

Take time to think about what you are passionate about. Ask yourself some questions to help you determine your topic to study.

  1. Determine your topic. 
  1. Strive to learn something new even if the topic is something you already know a lot about.
  1. What is your purpose? 
  1. Think about how you want to approach your topic.

Do you want to inform, persuade, or entertain?

  1. Choose your pathway.
  1. Website creation
  2. Photography
  3. Video
  4. Podcast

Know what your topic and project will be? Add it here so we can keep track of what everyone is doing. THANKS! 🙂

Seek your information – how are you going to find resources about your topic?

Locate and Access – spend time researching your topic and finding information.

 

Create Something

Which pathway will you choose to show your learning? We have spent the past three weeks exploring different ways for you to create through technology.

Choose the method you want to use to create a project based on your chosen topic.

  • Photography
  • Video
  • Podcast
  • Website

 

Share Something

When you have finished your project, you will be able to share what you’ve learned or what you are passionate about right on your website. We can’t wait to see it.

 

Additional Resources

Here are some links that you might find interesting based on our chat questions.  

Podcast

Intros, Outros, and Bumpers!

Intro:

The introduction to your podcast in the very beginning

Outro:

The message at the end of your podcast

Bumper:

A music clip, sound effect, and/or message (~15 seconds) that transitions listeners between segments (intro → content → outro)

Podcast Intros!

 

What each podcast intro needs:

 

  • Your podcast’s name
  • Your name (or a nickname or an alias)
  • What your podcast is about (what do you hope to help or solve with your podcast?)
  • Who the show is for (a.k.a. your audience)
  • What this podcast’s episode is about
  • An episode title or date (so listeners can keep track of your podcast)

 

Intro Sample Script

 

Copy and paste this into your own document, and adapt it for your own podcast!

 

Hello and welcome to PODCAST NAME, the podcast about YOUR PODCAST’S TOPIC.

 

I am your host, YOUR NAME.

 

PODCAST NAME is for WHO YOUR AUDIENCE IS.

 

In this episode, “EPISODE TITLE” and/or DATE, I will talk about THE EPISODE’S TOPIC.

 

Intro Example:

 

Hello and welcome to Bow Wow Cast, the podcast about making the world a better place for dogs.

I am your host, Howl Barker.

Bow Wow Cast is for everyone who wants to better understand their dogs, and to help all dogs find forever homes.

In this episode for the week of July 23rd, 2020, I will talk about how to make your new dog feel comfortable in your home and with your family.

Podcast Outros!

 

What each podcast outro needs:

 

  • A “Thank-You” to your listeners
  • A quick recap
  • Links to the things you referenced in your podcast
  • Your podcast’s website address (where you can list social media, contact info, older episodes, etc.)
  • One call to action (such as “please subscribe to hear more!”)
  • If possible, a preview of your next episode!
  • A goodbye/sign-off

Outro Example:

 

Thank you for listening to Bow Wow Cast!

I hope you enjoyed learning about the ways you can set up a special crate for your dog to make them feel safe in a new space, and the activities to make your new dog feel like they’re part of the family.

You can find the products I mentioned at Woof.edu and PetPagoda.org.

You can find us at BowWowCast.com.

Please subscribe to hear more!

In next week’s episode, I will talk about organizations that match abandoned dogs with new families.

Goodbye and have a tail-wagging week!

dog on computer

More Info:

 

https://www.epodcastproductions.com/blog/podcast-intros-outros-tips

 

 

https://www.thepodcasthost.com/presenting-your-podcast/podcast-intro-and-outro-tips/#:~:text=On%20the%20surface%2C%20the%20most,them%20listening%20to%20more%20episodes.

Well campers yesterday we had a ton of fun learning and improving our interviewing skills during the introduction to podcast week.

We began by first comparing the interviewing techniques of different podcasts and traditional broadcast journalism. Many of you noticed how podcasts are more relaxed but still focus on a few salient details. By analyzing the moves podcasters make we understand their motives in shaping their stories in a particular way.

Next we posed questions to the moderators. Each breakout room then connected the ideas of each of you by focusing on relevant details that supported the salient points we wanted to make.

We had so much fun listening to the questions you asked the moderators. Then  everyone jumped in and learned how to make and edit collaborative podcasts in WeVideo. So cool watching people code shift from academic to the “inside language” of your expertise and communities.

Looking forward to today when we learn how to make intros, outros, bumpers, and cover art.

Welcome campers. Today we will continue to build our podcasting skills by learning how to interview.

Our Warm-Up Activity-

(Nuestra actividad de calentamiento)-

Ideal Skills For Every Interviewer-

(Habilidades Ideales Para Cada Entrevistador(a)-

Enthusiasm (With Your Guest and Podcast)

(Entusiasmo, (Con Tu Entrevistado(a) y Podcast))

Silence

(Silencio)

Being Yourself!

(¡Ser Tú Mismo!(a))

Breakout Rooms-

Step 1-Choose the Mentor You Want To Interview (Example: Could Ask A Basic Question On Subject Of Interview)

-Escoge El/La Mentor Quieres Entrevistar (Por Ejemplo: Puede Hacer Una Pregunta en el Tema de la Entrevista)

Step 2-Give An Icebreaker Question To Make Them Talkative

-Pregunta un “Icebreaker” Hacer tu Entrevistado(a) un(a) Hablador(a)

Step 3-Launch Into Your Own Questions

-Pregunta Lo Que Preparó

Our Exit Ticket-

(Nuestra Ticket de Salida)-

Sketch Your Profile Pic

(Bosqueje tu foto del perfil)