GETTING STARTED KEYNOTE
The Wizard of Apps

Presenter: Joyce Kasman Valenza
Location: Rydal, PA, USA
Twitter: @joycevalenza

Presentation Title: The Wizard of Apps or Will they have an app for that? or What we are learning and loading along the road

Presentation Description: In this student-produced keynote, Joyce and the students of Springfield Township High School’s Theatre II class consider which apps are the most critical as they walk the road together.

Slides available: www.slideshare.net/joycevalenza/wizard-of-apps
Links: newtoolsworkshop.wikispaces.com

Song parodies inspired by:
Arlen, Harold, and E.Y. Harburg. The Wizard of Oz. Victor Fleming. MGM, 1939. Film.

Presentation:

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Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
http://www.slideshare.net/joycevalenza/wizard-of-apps
http://newtoolsworkshop.wikispaces.com

Additional Information:
Virtual Library: springfieldlibrary.wikispaces.com
New Tools Workshop: newtoolsworkshop.wikispaces.com
Slides available: www.slideshare.net/joycevalenza/wizard-of-apps

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33 Responses to “GETTING STARTED KEYNOTE
The Wizard of Apps”

  1. joycevalenza says:

    Hi Everyone,
    I hope you enjoyed the keynote. Here are essential questions we might consider in our discussion:
    1. How do we define information/media fluency for the 2009/2010 school year? What does it look like?
    2. Introducing new tools is one thing, making powerful connections beyond the walls of our schools is another. How can we scale meaningful collaboration? What strategies work? Are sustainable?
    3. How do we ensure equity? How can we narrow the access gap?
    4. What should we expect a student’s academic digital footprint to look like?

  2. Gerry Clark says:

    I just stumbled across your charming presentation… proving that learning can be fun, and whimsical, and yet stay focused, and relevant.
    Kudos to Dr. Valenza, and her talented cohorts, for such a lively
    educational tool!

  3. Chris Fancher (@cfanch) says:

    First off, the use of the theatre students was awesome and I have suggested that our theatre teacher watch the video (that also gets him into your video which was filled with wonderful info).
    For anyone who has not seen it yet and is reading these to see what the comments say, I would tell you to watch it. You will want to watch it again for key items of interest. And, you will want to recommend it to your fellow teachers.
    I would have to say that more than half of the things you shared I either use or have tried. Probably 25% were items I had heard of and had wanted to check out. And, the last 25% were things I either hadn’t heard of or hadn’t thought about using in my classroom. Thank you.

  4. Thanks to the students and you for an amazing keynote. Fun and packed with useful insights and resources.

    Dennis Richards

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  6. Gail P says:

    Good presentation of a multitude of tools. You covered more advanced resources as well as great tools for younger kids. Love the Boolify app. Everyone, be sure to check out the SlideShare view of all docs as they are nearly impossible to decipher through the regular feed.
    reminder: http://www.slideshare.net/joycevalenza/wizard-of-apps

  7. Deb Peterson says:

    Loved the keynote! Maybe the students can come with you when you visit Hawaii in March. Great presentation!

  8. Sharon Betts says:

    Great presentation of lots of tools. Your students did a fabulous job – thank you Joyce. I am bookmarking your slides and blogging them tomorrow to my staff.

  9. Kathy Rice (twitter=kriceSD57) says:

    Wow! Just sent this link to some folks in my district who NEED to see this. Wonderful work Meredith and other students – you too Joyce! I couldn’t stop watching.

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  11. Greg M says:

    What a wonderful presentation, thank you so much, I am in the process of re-doing my library website, and am part of a group trying to re-think technology in our school. Thank you for giving some more direction!

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  13. Kim Thomas says:

    Since the Wizard of Oz is my all-time favorite movie it is a sure bet that I am going to love this presentation. I have been walking around my house singing the songs….not sure if it is a good thing or a little nutty! Can’t wait to share with teachers and our district Librarian. Thanks to all who put together this wonderfully informative and entertaining presentation!

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  16. Pauline says:

    50 minutes that stretched into nearly 80 mins as I stopped and took notes. Best PD for year. Thankyou!

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  20. This video validated to me that this is exactly what we can do for our students as life long learners and 21 Century teachers/facilitators. Of course attribution is essential although sometimes quite a pain. Learning new tools is always good but it means you will actually use them if you make a connection with them. For students if they make a connection with them outside of school then the lesson is twice as important.
    From this video,

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  28. dharris says:

    I enjoyed the way the students and teachers used the apps thru out the storyline.

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