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Need inspiration on incorporating production-centered design into your teaching? This webinar with Common Sense Media and two Innovators focuses on production-centered tools and how teachers are using them with students. You’ll learn about Common Sense Media’s new service Graphite, which provides robust ratings and reviews of apps, websites, and games—by teachers, for teachers—and hear about the best tech creation tools and how you can use them. Innovators Andrea Zellner and Joe Dillon also feature the following tools: Pixton, Animoto, Minecraft, Hackasaurus, Prezi, and Voicethread.

Live Chat Archive

[Aug 20 2013, 4:46 PM] Paul Oh: Hi all!
[Aug 20 2013, 4:46 PM] Paul Oh: The webinar will start in just a few minutes.
[Aug 20 2013, 5:02 PM] CommonSenseEdu: Hello to our attendees!
[Aug 20 2013, 5:02 PM] tengrrl: howdy
[Aug 20 2013, 5:02 PM] Paul Oh: hi everyone!
[Aug 20 2013, 5:03 PM] AndreaZellner: hello 🙂
[Aug 20 2013, 5:03 PM] Paul Oh: Here’s a link to the various resources that will be discussed: http://www.graphite.org/top-picks/best-tech-creation-tools#.UffmnmRgYTc
[Aug 20 2013, 5:03 PM] Paul Oh: Last link points to the graphite.org platform.
[Aug 20 2013, 5:03 PM] tengrrl: Paul, is the video up? I’m on a new computer so I’m not sure if it’s a problem here.
[Aug 20 2013, 5:04 PM] AndreaZellner: @tengrrl: did you press the little play button?
[Aug 20 2013, 5:04 PM] tengrrl: I don’t even see a play button 🙁
[Aug 20 2013, 5:04 PM] AndreaZellner: @tengrrl: boo 🙁 You may have to reload the page
[Aug 20 2013, 5:04 PM] tengrrl: I bet I’m missing some plugin
[Aug 20 2013, 5:05 PM] tengrrl: that did it. Thank you
[Aug 20 2013, 5:05 PM] AndreaZellner: yay!!
[Aug 20 2013, 5:06 PM] sue_maloney: Hi from Maine!
[Aug 20 2013, 5:06 PM] Paul Oh: Hi Sue!
[Aug 20 2013, 5:06 PM] AndreaZellner: Hi Sue 🙂
[Aug 20 2013, 5:06 PM] Paul Oh: here are the twitter hashtags that people are using: #nwp #makesummer #appyhour
[Aug 20 2013, 5:07 PM] Paul Oh: and, again, here’s a space at graphite that includes the resources to be talked about today: http://www.graphite.org/top-picks/best-tech-creation-tools#.UffmnmRgYTc
[Aug 20 2013, 5:08 PM] Paul Oh: i love the honoring of the Connected Learning principle of production-centered in this discussion
[Aug 20 2013, 5:09 PM] shikatz: Couldn’t agree more, Paul. It’s such an important engagement lever for kids.
[Aug 20 2013, 5:10 PM] Paul Oh: hi Shira! yes, it’s a critical aspect of our Educator Innovator effort
[Aug 20 2013, 5:11 PM] Paul Oh: fascinating to think of graphite.org as a community space, with member input
[Aug 20 2013, 5:11 PM] CommonSenseEdu: Hi Shira! Glad you could join us today 🙂
[Aug 20 2013, 5:11 PM] Paul Oh: the visual nature of the boards seems both appealing and functional
[Aug 20 2013, 5:15 PM] CommonSenseEdu: You can find the sample board here: http://www.graphite.org/users/amy-wilson/boards/favorite-physics-stuff
[Aug 20 2013, 5:16 PM] Paul Oh: So wonderful to see the rubric related to the learning ratings.
[Aug 20 2013, 5:16 PM] Paul Oh: http://www.graphite.org/top-picks/best-tech-creation-tools#.UffmnmRgYTc
[Aug 20 2013, 5:17 PM] shikatz: Terrific, Erin. Thanks for explaining the connection between Common Sense’s rubric for Graphite and the connected learning principles. Very helpful.
[Aug 20 2013, 5:17 PM] Paul Oh: Pixton: http://www.pixton.com/
[Aug 20 2013, 5:19 PM] shikatz: Agree that students’ interests can be driven really well with production tools since these tools are usually content agnostic.
[Aug 20 2013, 5:20 PM] tengrrl: I’m not seeing a comic strip. Do I need to refresh again?
[Aug 20 2013, 5:20 PM] AndreaZellner: @sometimes there’s a weird lag…anyone else not seeing it?
[Aug 20 2013, 5:20 PM] tengrrl: nvm i see what I did
[Aug 20 2013, 5:21 PM] Paul Oh: i would say, yes, try refreshing
[Aug 20 2013, 5:21 PM] Paul Oh: ok, great!
[Aug 20 2013, 5:21 PM] tengrrl: They just upgraded me to Lion, and I’m making n00b errors
[Aug 20 2013, 5:21 PM] AndreaZellner: @tengrrl: can totally relate!
[Aug 20 2013, 5:21 PM] shikatz: Really like the idea of telling a story with pictures only.
[Aug 20 2013, 5:21 PM] Paul Oh: graphite seems like it could be an important tool in a teacher’s kit – allowing them to sift through the myriad of options, like Pixton, w/re to digital media
[Aug 20 2013, 5:22 PM] Paul Oh: Animoto: http://animoto.com/
[Aug 20 2013, 5:24 PM] sue_maloney: I love Animoto — I think the biggest limitation is the difficulty finding copyright friendly images. The educator free account allows 10 minute videos–plenty long!
[Aug 20 2013, 5:24 PM] shikatz: Love the idea of imposing a constraint (e.g., fewer words but more multimedia). I find that having that limit or constraint actually sparks more creativity.
[Aug 20 2013, 5:25 PM] shikatz: Stunning example
[Aug 20 2013, 5:25 PM] Paul Oh: I’m reminded of Ignite presentations: the restriction of text, and the elevation of media, can lead to creative, compelling compositions
[Aug 20 2013, 5:25 PM] Paul Oh: Minecraft: minecraft.net
[Aug 20 2013, 5:25 PM] Paul Oh: http://minecraft.net
[Aug 20 2013, 5:27 PM] schnollersaurus: @sue copyright friendly images can be found through creative commons http://search.creativecommons.org/
[Aug 20 2013, 5:27 PM] Paul Oh: Here’s an interesting blog post by Joe Dillon at the NWP’s Digital Is website in which he talks about games and game design in the classroom: http://digitalis.nwp.org/site-blog/game-design-and-rethinking-failure-schoo/3748
[Aug 20 2013, 5:29 PM] shikatz: I actually had someone say to me that girls wouldn’t like Minecraft. Grr! Glad to hear that this inventive Japanese Pagoda and others originated from the minds of girls.
[Aug 20 2013, 5:30 PM] sue_maloney: @schnollersaurus Thanks–I have several sources bookmarked for kids, but it takes a lot of patience.
[Aug 20 2013, 5:31 PM] Paul Oh: Here’s another minecraft example in the classroom by graphite.org reviewer Chad Sansing: http://digitalis.nwp.org/resource/2458
[Aug 20 2013, 5:32 PM] sue_maloney: Thanks, Joe!
[Aug 20 2013, 5:32 PM] Paul Oh: Yes, great job, Joe!
[Aug 20 2013, 5:33 PM] Paul Oh: Here’s a link to hackasaurus: http://www.hackasaurus.org/en-US/
[Aug 20 2013, 5:35 PM] Paul Oh: we’ve seen such powerful responses from participants – youth and adults – after their involvement in hackjams
[Aug 20 2013, 5:36 PM] Paul Oh: it’s eye-opening to them to feel like they have the power to remix the web
[Aug 20 2013, 5:37 PM] Paul Oh: Here’s the link to some of NWP’s hackjams: http://nwphackjam.tumblr.com/
[Aug 20 2013, 5:37 PM] Paul Oh: And here’s a link to Mozilla’s broader webmaker toolset: webmaker.org
[Aug 20 2013, 5:37 PM] Paul Oh: http://webmaker.org
[Aug 20 2013, 5:38 PM] onewheeljoe: I think the Mozilla tools give kids important access to web design and coding.
[Aug 20 2013, 5:38 PM] Paul Oh: Prezi: http://prezi.com
[Aug 20 2013, 5:38 PM] schnollersaurus: I use Prezi for all kinds of things, it is a great resource for brainstorming, presenting, sharing and collaborating.
[Aug 20 2013, 5:38 PM] Paul Oh: And therefore agency as webmakers, wouldn’t you say, Joe?
[Aug 20 2013, 5:39 PM] Paul Oh: @schnollersaurus interesting to think of prezi as, essentially, a digital notebook in the way that it seems you use it
[Aug 20 2013, 5:40 PM] Paul Oh: Voicethread: http://voicethread.com/
[Aug 20 2013, 5:41 PM] onewheeljoe: @paul I think that after just a little practice with the Mozilla tools, kids see HTML as something they can mix and tinker with.
[Aug 20 2013, 5:42 PM] Paul Oh: @joe i think that’s true
[Aug 20 2013, 5:42 PM] Paul Oh: a link to the very powerful Voicethread project led by Gail Desler, focused on Japanese internment: http://digitalis.nwp.org/resource/415
[Aug 20 2013, 5:44 PM] shikatz: Wonderful, Andrea. Thanks!
[Aug 20 2013, 5:44 PM] sue_maloney: Thanks, Andrea–great tools, lots of possibilities!
[Aug 20 2013, 5:45 PM] Paul Oh: Yes, terrific, Andrea!
[Aug 20 2013, 5:45 PM] Paul Oh: Related to hackasaurus, here are graphite.org reviews of two related tools by Mozilla: Thimble http://www.graphite.org/website/mozilla-thimble
[Aug 20 2013, 5:46 PM] Paul Oh: and Popcorn Maker: http://www.graphite.org/website/mozilla-popcorn-maker
[Aug 20 2013, 5:47 PM] Paul Oh: Best Tech Creation Tools: http://www.graphite.org/top-picks/best-tech-creation-tools#.UffmnmRgYTc
[Aug 20 2013, 5:47 PM] sue_maloney: Wow–lots of resources! Is it possible to save this Chatroll?
[Aug 20 2013, 5:47 PM] Paul Oh: Yes, Sue, the chatroll will be archived. The hangout on air, plus the chatroll will be linked to on this page later today!
[Aug 20 2013, 5:47 PM] tengrrl: Definitely! I’m thinking that I can use Hackasaurus with my tech writing course for sure.
[Aug 20 2013, 5:48 PM] shikatz: Excellent session, Kelly. Thanks so much.
[Aug 20 2013, 5:48 PM] sue_maloney: Thank you all–I’m so glad I discovered this NWP resource.
[Aug 20 2013, 5:48 PM] AndreaZellner: Bye everyone!
[Aug 20 2013, 5:48 PM] schnollersaurus: Thank you all. Great info today!
[Aug 20 2013, 5:48 PM] tengrrl: Thanks so much everyone!
[Aug 20 2013, 5:48 PM] tengrrl: excellent session
[Aug 20 2013, 5:48 PM] CommonSenseEdu: Thanks for joining us today!
[Aug 20 2013, 5:49 PM] onewheeljoe: Thanks everyone!
[Aug 20 2013, 5:49 PM] Paul Oh: Thanks, everyone!


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