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Workshop 31. sep 2009 in abano Terme, Italy - pre-event to IASL 2009

Workshop 31. sep 2009 in abano Terme, Italy - pre-event to IASL 2009

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  • 1. Guided Inquiry Meets Web 2.0: Powering Up Minds and Powering Up Machines PART 2 Dr Ross J Todd Director, Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • 2. Maximize available tools eg: • • • • - Wonder Wheel •
  • 3. Metalanguage Comprehension Readibility
  • 4. • Readability of texts • Identification of central concepts / vocabulary • Relevance of focus • Comparative analysis: analysis, critical thinking eg contrast speeches, compare history to historical fiction; themes in literature; compare for bias • Summaries of writing pieces • Highlight assessment criteria • Summary for discussing reports • Guess the Fairytale / Country / = Background knowledge • Summarizing classroom polls / surveys • Customizing image headers for research task presentation • Thirty-Eight Interesting Ways* to use Wordle in the Classroom wordle.html • Fantastic article on use of Wordle in School Library Journal “It’s a Mad, Mad Wordle”
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  • 7. • Brainstorming • Understanding of learning / assessment criteria • Collecting facts / note taking– then analyzing into patterns / trends • Student generated resource list for research task • Reflections on learning
  • 8. Google: wonderwheel and squared
  • 9. Time Line: Ned Kelly
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  • 12. Guided Inquiry • Topic selection • Building background knowledge • Show how factual ideas can be organized • Visual and textual link – to focused resources • Aid to in-depth analysis • Other?
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  • 14. Twitter Resources 10 things teachers should know to get started with twitter Should-Know-to-Get-Started-with-Twitter.html • New search engine that allows you to search google and twitter simultaneously • 25 ways to use twitter esent?docid=dhn2vcv5_1 18cfb8msf8&pli=1&skipau th=true
  • 15. Guided Inquiry Set up class twitter account: • Collate classroom views • Data collection (use class tweets or Twitter Poll: • Summarise topics/views as tweets Teach bite-sized info • Precis, then elaboration • Produce a Tweet dialogue between two opposing characters in relation to topical issue • Crafting a conclusion statement (140 characters) • Poetry writing / slogan writing • Global assembly – ask network to comment on issue / topic • Communicate with experts • Reflections on learning (allow parents to follow) • Information search: find websites, pictures, or other online documents that fit a certain criteria related to your subject area.
  • 16. brainstorming software
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  • 18. Digital Storytelling • • Combine videos, blogs, mp3s, photos, text into multimedia story lines • • Where children write, publish their own story • • Interactive posters • • Collaborative photoencyclopedia
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  • 22. Other Resources • Debate Graph: wiki debate visualization tool • • Argument mapping • ng.html • Mindmapping: Online Mind Mapping Software • • Concept Mapping / Graphic Organizers • • Collaborative visual thinking – beta version
  • 23. Data Collection: Authentic Research • PollDaddy (free account) • • Zoho Polls (free account) • • SurveyMonkey (sophisticated analyses) • • Blogs, Twitter as simple data collection tools
  • 24. Content Management Systems Access through content management systems: Moodle (Modular Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) Blackboard / WebCT; eCollege, Janison Build in all technology tools – modular elements – blogs, wikis, discussion forums, chats, whiteboard, plug-ins - Voki – animated avatar ( - ToonDoo – cartoon strip creator ( - Survey Monkey – online surveys ( - – concept mapping / brainstorming software - VoiceThread – online media and commenting environment - RubricMachine – create rubrics (at the Landmarks for Schools website: - Citation Machine - - Audacity – software for assisting in creation of podcasts - Skype: Internet telephony
  • 25. RSS: Real Simple Syndication • Following topical themes as presented in various news services, websites, blogs, newsfeeds, website updates, discussion forums • Personalized collection of content through aggregator • Keep up to date Key Issue: from collection to transformation of ideas • Credibility, accuracy, bias/perspective • Developing analysis, synthesis, skeptical mind
  • 26. RSS Dealing with Conflicting Knowledge RSS1 RSS2 RSS3 RSS4 RSS5 Source Source Ch’istics Accuracy of facts “Take” / Bias Response Audience Images Tenor Conclusion
  • 27. Hall of Fame Research “Greatness” • Where/when born, died, lived • Education/Jobs/Career • Challenges overcome • Qualities that led to greatness • Awards/Commendations • Political offices held  • Best remembered for what • Connection to NJ
  • 28. Critical thinking and Deep Knowledge? Walt Whitman (Camden) Considered by many to be the most influential poet in U.S. history
  • 29. Instructional Interventions • Class blog: personal viewpoint on greatness • Creative writing: My dream of greatness • Sharing writing on class wiki • Class blog: synthesis of responses: what seems to be the idea of “greatness” in the class • Matching personal dreams with NJ database: search skills • Building background knowledge: life and times of people of interest; selecting focus • Creative knowledge building interventions: putting ideas together; Using variety of analytical methods; Forming evidence-based opinions / viewpoints; Developing conclusions & positions; positing actions, implications and solutions; reflecting on these in terms of original knowing • Wiki to share final products: group review and reflection
  • 30. Lonely, Nervous, Brave, Determined, Sassy Daughter of parents who filled their house with music Music must have filled her loneliness when her father died Moved to New York for a better life. Who loved the night magic of Harlem, Who loved the celebrities and begging for autographs with her friends Who really loved singing and scatting Who loved her Aunt that took care of her as a child. Who felt loss, when her mother died Who felt anger when she was put in an orphanage Who felt trapped in those walls but they couldn’t keep her down because she felt the pull of her song and the night magic of Harlem. Who felt nervous and fear at auditions Who feared not being able to sing because she had no one to care for her Who feared dying from diabetes and possibly going blind, Who feared whom she would pass her singing crown down to Who wanted to see someone take over her singing crown Who would have liked to have spent more time with her late parents Who wanted to work with the best bands Who changed the world of jazz and swing Ella Who was very proud of her awards and achievements She was “The First Lady Of Song”; she was “Sassy” and a Legend of Jazz Born in Virginia, grew up in New York, adopted by the world. Ella was great Fitzgerald
  • 31. Creative Commons • Creative Commons ( conditions under which people can use / manipulate public work • Creative Commons licenses apply to works that are protected by copyright. Generally, works that are protected by copyright are: books, scripts, websites, lesson plans, blogs and any other forms of writings; photographs and other visual images; films, video games and other visual materials; musical compositions, sound recordings and other audio works.
  • 32. CC Licenses Attribution. You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work — and derivative works based upon it — but only if they give credit the way you request. Noncommercial. You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your work — and derivative works based upon it — but for noncommercial purposes only No Derivative Works. You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform only verbatim copies of your work, not derivative works based upon it. Share Alike. You allow others to distribute derivative works only under a license identical to the license that governs your work.
  • 33. Björk “New Worlds” in “Selmasongs” album “If living is seeing I’m holding my breath In wonder – I wonder What happens next? A new world, a new day to see”