Collaborative Learning Within and Beyond the Classroom with Blogs and Wikis Yarmouth High School, Maine
Session Essential Question:  <ul><li>How can technology support collaborative learning within and beyond the classroom? </...
Introductions <ul><li>Mandy Peaslee, Junior English Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Holly Tornrose, Senior English Teacher </li>...
Introductions at Table Groups  <ul><li>Name </li></ul><ul><li>School </li></ul><ul><li>Experience with blogs and/or wikis ...
Literature Blog On-going Independent Reading http: //yhsapenglish . edublogs .org
Assignment Description <ul><li>Process for selecting novels and forming groups </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging Guidelines </li>...
Feedback from students… <ul><li>“ I liked being able to read what other people were thinking as they read the same book an...
Feedback from students… <ul><li>“ I believe the idea that these are being posted on the internet for all to see is a bit d...
Think-Pair-Share #1
 
Literature Blogs and Wikis American Literature: Women’s Voices Unit 2007
Assignment Description <ul><li>Students chose novels </li></ul><ul><li>Formed group based on novel choice </li></ul><ul><l...
Use of the Wiki <ul><li>Preparation for book discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Community members could access questions </li><...
Feedback from students on blogs… <ul><li>“ Blogging made us think more deeply about the book because we had to respond to ...
Feedback from students on wikis… <ul><li>“ I thought the wiki was a good way for group members in different classes to col...
Think-Pair-Share #2
 
Ideas Share <ul><li>Ideas from table groups and our ideas for the future </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas from  YHS Homepage </li><...
Adaptations to other contexts <ul><li>Resources for implementation  Blog Posts vs. Comments </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs are No...
Question and Answer Session
Contact Information  <ul><li>Alice_Barr(at)yarmouth.k12.me.us </li></ul><ul><li>Mandy_Peaslee(at)yarmouth.k12.me.us </li><...
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Collaborative Learning Within and Beyond the Classroom with Blogs and Wikis

  1. 1. Collaborative Learning Within and Beyond the Classroom with Blogs and Wikis Yarmouth High School, Maine
  2. 2. Session Essential Question: <ul><li>How can technology support collaborative learning within and beyond the classroom? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introductions <ul><li>Mandy Peaslee, Junior English Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Holly Tornrose, Senior English Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Alice Barr, Instructional Technology Integrator </li></ul><ul><li>Chelsea, Current Senior </li></ul><ul><li>Margaret, Current Senior </li></ul>
  4. 4. Introductions at Table Groups <ul><li>Name </li></ul><ul><li>School </li></ul><ul><li>Experience with blogs and/or wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Hopes for today’s session </li></ul>
  5. 5. Literature Blog On-going Independent Reading http: //yhsapenglish . edublogs .org
  6. 6. Assignment Description <ul><li>Process for selecting novels and forming groups </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Establishing a Reading Schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment Process and Rubric </li></ul><ul><li>Example: YHS AP Literature and Composition </li></ul>
  7. 7. Feedback from students… <ul><li>“ I liked being able to read what other people were thinking as they read the same book and having the medium to bounce ideas off of and share ideas with other people.” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Feedback from students… <ul><li>“ I believe the idea that these are being posted on the internet for all to see is a bit daunting, and in effect makes students put that much more effort into his or her work. I also think that writing out my thoughts forced me to think more deeply, which led to a greater understanding of my novel.” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Think-Pair-Share #1
  10. 11. Literature Blogs and Wikis American Literature: Women’s Voices Unit 2007
  11. 12. Assignment Description <ul><li>Students chose novels </li></ul><ul><li>Formed group based on novel choice </li></ul><ul><li>Blogged responses to essential questions </li></ul><ul><li>Example: In the Time of the Butterflies </li></ul>
  12. 13. Use of the Wiki <ul><li>Preparation for book discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Community members could access questions </li></ul><ul><li>All group members could add/delete/ modify discussion preparation materials </li></ul><ul><li>Example: In the Time of the Butterflies </li></ul>
  13. 14. Feedback from students on blogs… <ul><li>“ Blogging made us think more deeply about the book because we had to respond to group members’ thoughts rather than just thinking of our own ideas.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ We showed up for the discussion more fully prepared because the blog forced us to dig deep in to the book…” </li></ul>
  14. 15. Feedback from students on wikis… <ul><li>“ I thought the wiki was a good way for group members in different classes to collaborate on discussion questions.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The wiki allowed all group members to contribute ideas since it could be edited by all group members.” </li></ul>
  15. 16. Think-Pair-Share #2
  16. 18. Ideas Share <ul><li>Ideas from table groups and our ideas for the future </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas from YHS Homepage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Socratic Seminar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Middle East Studies Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math Class Shared Notebook Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Art Portfolios </li></ul></ul>
  17. 19. Adaptations to other contexts <ul><li>Resources for implementation Blog Posts vs. Comments </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs are Not the Enemy (includes How to comment like a King or Queen) </li></ul><ul><li>A Problem with Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>How to Grow A Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Become a blogger : simple excercises for creating your first blog </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging: It isn ’ t About the Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Will Richardson: Blogs, Wikis and Podcasts and Other Powerful Tools for the Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Set up your own blog: http: //edublogs .org </li></ul><ul><li>Blog Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki Resources </li></ul>
  18. 20. Question and Answer Session
  19. 21. Contact Information <ul><li>Alice_Barr(at)yarmouth.k12.me.us </li></ul><ul><li>Mandy_Peaslee(at)yarmouth.k12.me.us </li></ul><ul><li>Holly_Tornrose(at)yarmouth.k12.me.us </li></ul><ul><li>Thank You! </li></ul>
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