Practical Strategies for Using Web 2.0 Technology  to Engage Struggling or Reluctant  High School Readers and Writers Elon...
Practical Strategies
<ul><li>To engage struggling or  reluctant readers and writers </li></ul>
<ul><li>- do some struggle?  </li></ul><ul><li>- are some reluctant? </li></ul>
<ul><li>-learning disabilities  </li></ul><ul><li>-competition from other activities </li></ul><ul><li>-lack of interest <...
<ul><li>Sometimes reading and writing just isn't  valued. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Stop reading. </li></ul><ul><li>Go do  something! </li></ul>
-  think they don’t read and write outside the classroom
But they  <ul><ul><li>text message  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>visit Facebook </li></ul><...
Need to make a paradigm shift.
<ul><li>Good pedagogy says start </li></ul><ul><li>where students are. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Where are they?  </li></ul><ul><li>- on line  44.5  hours a week  </li></ul>
<ul><li>- very comfortable  </li></ul><ul><li>on line </li></ul><ul><li>- used to  </li></ul><ul><li>collaborating </li></ul>
<ul><li>Let's use that </li></ul><ul><li>to  </li></ul><ul><li>our advantage . </li></ul>
Web 2.0 R'US <ul><li>- Anyone with access can  read/write on the web now. </li></ul><ul><li>- No need to know programming ...
What's the difference ?  Web 1.0  Web  2.0
<ul><li>Web 2.0 Toolkit </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare </li></ul><ul><li>Anamoto </li></ul><ul><li>V...
<ul><li>My favourite guru </li></ul>
My Blog   www.teachersatrisk.com
Blog tool and platform www.wordpress.com
Class Blog  www.mrshartjes2.wordpress.com
Blog tool and publishing   platform http://edublogs.org
Protecting students online is easy.
  Choose settings so that   <ul><li>- only students invited by the teacher can contribute to blog </li></ul><ul><li>- all ...
Decisions ??? <ul><li>-write in comment box </li></ul><ul><li>-write in own page </li></ul><ul><li>-write in  body of blog...
www.slideshare.net
http://www.wordle.net
Free photos http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons
<ul><li>www.animoto.com/business/education </li></ul>
Bookmark  http://delicious.com/
Collaborate http://pbwiki.com/academic.wiki
http://voicethread.com
www.makebeliefscomix.com
http://www.voki.com
Web 2.0 Tool kit <ul><li>Blog tools and publishing platforms -  www.wordpress.com   and  http://edublogs.org </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Have fun!!! </li></ul>
<ul><li>Remember,  you don't need to know everything.  </li></ul><ul><li>Invite your students to help with any technical g...
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  • Workshop Supporting Striving Readers of All Ages Conference, April 18, 2009 sponsored by Toronto Reading Council
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    1. 1. Practical Strategies for Using Web 2.0 Technology to Engage Struggling or Reluctant High School Readers and Writers Elona Hartjes cc/2009
    2. 2. Practical Strategies
    3. 3. <ul><li>To engage struggling or reluctant readers and writers </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>- do some struggle? </li></ul><ul><li>- are some reluctant? </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>-learning disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>-competition from other activities </li></ul><ul><li>-lack of interest </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Sometimes reading and writing just isn't valued. </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Stop reading. </li></ul><ul><li>Go do something! </li></ul>
    8. 8. - think they don’t read and write outside the classroom
    9. 9. But they <ul><ul><li>text message </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>visit Facebook </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Need to make a paradigm shift.
    11. 11. <ul><li>Good pedagogy says start </li></ul><ul><li>where students are. </li></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>Where are they? </li></ul><ul><li>- on line 44.5 hours a week </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>- very comfortable </li></ul><ul><li>on line </li></ul><ul><li>- used to </li></ul><ul><li>collaborating </li></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>Let's use that </li></ul><ul><li>to </li></ul><ul><li>our advantage . </li></ul>
    15. 15. Web 2.0 R'US <ul><li>- Anyone with access can read/write on the web now. </li></ul><ul><li>- No need to know programming languages. </li></ul>
    16. 16. What's the difference ? Web 1.0 Web 2.0
    17. 17. <ul><li>Web 2.0 Toolkit </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare </li></ul><ul><li>Anamoto </li></ul><ul><li>Voicethread </li></ul><ul><li>PBwiki </li></ul><ul><li>Social networks- Delicious </li></ul><ul><li>Creative commons </li></ul><ul><li>Wordle </li></ul><ul><li>Cartoons </li></ul><ul><li>Voki </li></ul>
    18. 18. <ul><li>My favourite guru </li></ul>
    19. 19. My Blog www.teachersatrisk.com
    20. 20. Blog tool and platform www.wordpress.com
    21. 21. Class Blog www.mrshartjes2.wordpress.com
    22. 22. Blog tool and publishing platform http://edublogs.org
    23. 23. Protecting students online is easy.
    24. 24. Choose settings so that <ul><li>- only students invited by the teacher can contribute to blog </li></ul><ul><li>- all comments are moderated by teacher </li></ul><ul><li>- blog is invisible to search engines </li></ul>
    25. 25. Decisions ??? <ul><li>-write in comment box </li></ul><ul><li>-write in own page </li></ul><ul><li>-write in body of blog </li></ul>
    26. 26. www.slideshare.net
    27. 27. http://www.wordle.net
    28. 28. Free photos http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons
    29. 29. <ul><li>www.animoto.com/business/education </li></ul>
    30. 30. Bookmark http://delicious.com/
    31. 31. Collaborate http://pbwiki.com/academic.wiki
    32. 32. http://voicethread.com
    33. 33. www.makebeliefscomix.com
    34. 34. http://www.voki.com
    35. 35. Web 2.0 Tool kit <ul><li>Blog tools and publishing platforms - www.wordpress.com and http://edublogs.org </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare - www.slideshare.net </li></ul><ul><li>Anamoto - http://animoto.com/business/education </li></ul><ul><li>Voicethread - http://voicethread.com </li></ul><ul><li>Pbwiki - http://pbwiki.com/academic.wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious - http://delicious.com </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons- Flickr http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons </li></ul><ul><li>Wordle - http://www.wordle.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Cartoons - www.makebeliefscomix.com </li></ul><ul><li>Voki - http://www.voki.com </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Blog - www.teachersatrisk.com </li></ul><ul><li>Class Blog - www.mrshartjes2.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>Email - emhartjes@gmail.com </li></ul>
    36. 36. <ul><li>Have fun!!! </li></ul>
    37. 37. <ul><li>Remember, you don't need to know everything. </li></ul><ul><li>Invite your students to help with any technical glitches. </li></ul><ul><li>I just thank my students with a big smile. </li></ul><ul><li>They love that. </li></ul>

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