Practical strategies for engaging students using Web 2.0 technology

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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.