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Presentation on Web 2.0 applications for the classsroom to be presented at the Literacy Extravaganza at STAC October 17, 2009

Presentation on Web 2.0 applications for the classsroom to be presented at the Literacy Extravaganza at STAC October 17, 2009



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    • Classroom 2.0 Revamping classroom instruction to promote student engagement, hands-on learning, student ownership, and increased achievement using digital cameras, student tutorials, and flip cams Cortney Steffens Literacy Extravaganza October 17, 2009
    • The Facts
      • We are in the midst of a post-typographic world as electronic text becomes embedded in our daily lives and print text is no longer the most prominent medium (Reinking, 1998)
        • US adolescents in 2005 spent more time reading online than print books (Leu, 2009)
        • It has been reported that there were approximately 1.6 billion Internet users worldwide at the end of 2008 which was a 336.1% increase from 2000 (Internet World Stats, 2009).
    • Web 2.0 and the Read/Write Web
      • “ Web 2.0 is an umbrella term that is used to refer to a new era of Web-enabled applications that are built around user-generated or user-manipulated content, such as wikis, blogs, podcasts, and social networking sites” (
      • The Internet has been called the Read/Write Web (Richardson, 2008), where 21 st century learners can not only read content but create it as well
    • The New Literacies Perspective
      • Leu, Kinzer, Coiro, and Cammack (2004) define New Literacies as:
        • The new literacies of the Internet and other ICT include the skills, strategies, and dispositions necessary to successfully use and adapt to the rapidly changing information and communication technologies and contexts that continuously emerge in our world and influence all areas of our personal and professional lives. These new literacies allow us to use the Internet and other ICT to identify important questions, locate information, critically evaluate the usefulness of that information, synthesize information to answer those questions, and then communicate the answers to others (p. 1570).
    • Technology Enhanced Learning
      • United Streaming
      • Brainpop Jr .
      • Google Earth
      • E-Pals
      • Poll Everywhere
      • Skype
      • Voicethread
      • Voki
      • Glogger
      • Glogster
      • Xtranormal
      • Zoho
      • wikispaces
      • Easytech has lessons that explain and guide students through basic technology skills
    • Resources for Information Custom Google Search Engine
    • Blog comparisons
    • What can First Graders Do?
    • Examples
      • My website:
      • My blog
      • My wikis
      • My iWeb site
    • Website Evaluation
      • Reading a website address
      • Who published the website?
      • What is the history of the website?
      • What are the external links?
    • Resources
      • Leu, D., Kinzer, C., Coiro, J., & Commack, D. (2004). Toward a theory of new literacies emerging from the Internet and other communication technologies . Retrieved October 19, 2008, from http:// lit_index.asp?HREF=/newliteracies/leu