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Presentation I gave at the Reading Connection Conference at OISE - engaging reluctant or struggling readers and use the Web 2.0

Presentation I gave at the Reading Connection Conference at OISE - engaging reluctant or struggling readers and use the Web 2.0

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