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Integrating Technology in the LA Classroom



Presentation given by Christina Spiezio at the Rutgers Reading and Writing Conference in March 2012

Presentation given by Christina Spiezio at the Rutgers Reading and Writing Conference in March 2012



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Integrating Technology in the LA Classroom Integrating Technology in the LA Classroom Presentation Transcript

  • + Technology in the Language Arts Classroom Christina Spiezio Edison Township Public Schools Rutgers Reading & Writing Conference
  • + Introduction
  • + 21st Century Skills Overview  Life/Career Skills  Learning and Innovation Skills  Critical Thinking  Communication  Collaboration  Creativity  Information, Media, and Technology Skills  Core Subjects
  • + P21 & New Jersey Goals:  To help students understand, connect to and act on critical global issues by integrating 21st century perspectives into curricula in all Core Curriculum Content Standards areas  To connect student acquisition of international literacies to real world experiences both in New Jersey and beyond state and national borders  To enhance teacher capacity for 21st century teaching excellence through pre-service education, professional development and opportunities for exchange and study abroad
  • + Core Curriculum Content Standards Reading Writing Listening Speaking Language
  • + Shift happens. We need to shift, too!
  • + Social Media Revolution  2:35
  • + Things to Think About…  Social media affects offline behavior  How does it affect the classroom?  Kids are learning on iPads  Where is this learning taking place?  Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Google are banned in China  Where else are they banned?
  • + This means… Our students are living in a world where…  Information does not need to be memorized  It is at their fingertips!  Information comes in and from different medias  Thoughts of others are valued more than experts  Collaboration is key!  Information is gathered through collaboration Their world is social!
  • + Introduction of Tools Voicethread Wall Wisher Glogster
  • + Voicethread: About A collaborative multimedia slide show that includes… Images Audio Video Text Commenting in five ways!
  • + Voicethread: Student Testimonial
  • + Voicethread: How-To
  • + Voicethread: Examples Text
  • + Voicethread: Examples Audio
  • + Voicethread: Examples Video
  • + Wall Wisher: Student Testimonial
  • + Wall Wisher: About A virtual corkboard  Multiple people can post to the board  Multimedia can be posted!  Not just text!  Images  Links  Videos
  • + Wall Wisher: How-To
  • + Wall Wisher: Examples
  • + Glogster: Student Testimonial
  • + Glogster: About  Virtual, multimedia posters  Includesimages, audio, video, animation, and external links  Visual representation of student knowledge  Visual and media literacy  No collaboration on creation
  • + Glogster: How-To
  • + Glogster: How-To
  • + Glogster: Examples
  • + Pros and Cons Voicethread Wall Wisher Glogster EDU Only? X X Password X Approval X protected? Collaboration X X in Creation? Free? X Multimedia X X X Friendly? Can it be X X X embedded? Privacy X X Settings?
  • + Other Ideas  Blogs  Blogger, WordPress, Edublogs  Wikis  Wikispaces, PB Wiki  Podcasting  Audacity, Vocaroo  Microblogging  Twitter, Edmodo, Schoology Find these on the Resources page!
  • + Resources 
  • + Consider the following…  “If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow”  John Dewey  “Any growth requires a temporary loss of security.”  Madeline Hunter
  • + Any Questions? Thank You!