Talking about literature online Claudia Wickham EDUC 506 Technology Tutorial
How often have you said, we just don’t have enough time? <ul><li>“ Online threaded discussion allows the teacher and stude...
Have you considered… <ul><li>“… if our students are not reading and composing with various electronic technologies, then t...
 
How to implement online discussions <ul><li>Select your online forum where the students can communicate.  I will use  Gagg...
1.  Select your online forum where the students can communicate.  <ul><li>Here are some examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Gaggle...
2. Decide how you want to organize your students <ul><li>Will students get to choose a book from a preselected list of lit...
<ul><li>On your Jump To menu, click on My Blog. </li></ul><ul><li>You will see a message that you must first name your Blo...
1. Access the Directory (Original Interface: Click the Directory button at the top of the page. Velocity Interface: Expand...
5. Explain your expectations to the students <ul><li>Here’s an excellent example from  </li></ul><ul><li>WandaWiki </li></ul>
Consider this as you explore the possibilities for on-line literature discussions in your classroom <ul><li>“The technolog...
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  1. 1. Talking about literature online Claudia Wickham EDUC 506 Technology Tutorial
  2. 2. How often have you said, we just don’t have enough time? <ul><li>“ Online threaded discussion allows the teacher and students to expand the classroom beyond the school day and beyond the school walls so that more thoughtful exchanges can take place (English, 2007).” </li></ul><ul><li>English, Cathie. 2007. &quot;Finding a Voice in a Threaded Discussion Group: Talking About Literature Online.&quot; English Journal 97 (1): 56-61. http://www.ncte.org/pubs/journals/ej/articles/127929.htm </li></ul>
  3. 3. Have you considered… <ul><li>“… if our students are not reading and composing with various electronic technologies, then they are illiterate…right now (Wilhelm, 2000).” </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Circles: Using Technology to Enhance Literature Circles & Socratic Seminars </li></ul>
  4. 5. How to implement online discussions <ul><li>Select your online forum where the students can communicate. I will use Gaggle blog as an example. </li></ul><ul><li>Decide how you want to organize your students into groups for discussion. </li></ul><ul><li>Set up your discussion board. </li></ul><ul><li>Guide students through the process of accessing the board. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain your expectations to the students </li></ul>
  5. 6. 1. Select your online forum where the students can communicate. <ul><li>Here are some examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Gaggle </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>Blackboard/ANGEL </li></ul><ul><li>Websites to explore for other implementation ideas: </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom blogs and wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Get your students blogging </li></ul>
  6. 7. 2. Decide how you want to organize your students <ul><li>Will students get to choose a book from a preselected list of literature? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you going to need to assign students particular books for differentiation? </li></ul><ul><li>Will students’ responses be posted by their real name or with a pseudonym so their responses are anonymous? </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>On your Jump To menu, click on My Blog. </li></ul><ul><li>You will see a message that you must first name your Blog by clicking on the link in the message. </li></ul><ul><li>On your Blog Setup page, type the name of your blog in the Blog Name box. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose your Blog color scheme from the drop down menu. </li></ul><ul><li>Click Update. Your Blog Entry screen will then open. </li></ul>
  8. 9. 1. Access the Directory (Original Interface: Click the Directory button at the top of the page. Velocity Interface: Expand the Contacts Folder on the left toolbar and click on Directory.) 2. The Blog link to the right of the individual name will open that Blog in a new window.
  9. 10. 5. Explain your expectations to the students <ul><li>Here’s an excellent example from </li></ul><ul><li>WandaWiki </li></ul>
  10. 11. Consider this as you explore the possibilities for on-line literature discussions in your classroom <ul><li>“The technology has the potential to serve as an environment for exploring one’s own interpretations, constructing one’s own meanings and negotiating and/or defending these with peers. Because it offers student-centered experiences, it can encourage constructive discourse and empower independent, critical thinking.” </li></ul>
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