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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 http://bit.ly/bPbeYT 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  http://teachingfortoday.wikispaces.com/
  • + 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! CSpiezio@gmail.com http://teachingfortoday.wikispaces.com/