Reading Writing and Web 2.0 make a great team

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Reading Writing and Web 2.0 make a great team

  1. 1. Reading, Writing and Web 2.0 make a great team! Presented by Fiona Beal Fish Hoek Primary School fionabeal@gmail.com http://fionabeal.edublogs.org
  2. 2. Introducing myself• Web 2.0 ‘fanatic’ and passionate about integrating the curriculum with technology.• Have taught Grades 1 - 7 and am now Computer teacher at Fishhoek Primary• Life was revolutionised in 2009 by blogging and discovering a whole educational community ‘out there’.• Winner of Innovative Teacher 2009 in SA. Winning place in Pan African Finals in Mauritius and participated in World Finals in Brazil.• Textbook writer
  3. 3. Web 2.0: Amazing free, easy to use interactive programmeshttp://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/
  4. 4. Outcomes for this session• Useful creative writing programmes and Web 2.0 resources• Writing methods used in class - the ‘just write’ method, circle writing etc.• Reading on the web
  5. 5. Back Channel Reflectionhttp://todaysmeet.com/Fiona-RWW2Introduceyourselves andadd thoughtsand ideas toshare with us…
  6. 6. Creative writing
  7. 7. Approaches using bought programmes• Storybook Weaver• Storymaker 2
  8. 8. Storybook Weaver examples
  9. 9. By John Grade 1
  10. 10. Storymaker 2 examples
  11. 11. By Georgia Gr 5Be
  12. 12. Page 1
  13. 13. Other programmes I use • Microsoft Publisher • Microsoft Word • Scrapbook Factory • Microsoft PowerPoint
  14. 14. Microsoft Publisher examples
  15. 15. Microsoft Word examples
  16. 16. Scrapbook Factory de Luxe examples
  17. 17. Microsoft PowerPoint examples
  18. 18. Stories made using PowerPoint
  19. 19. Methods of creative writing
  20. 20. Our world loves stories. Do you like stories?
  21. 21. Catch the story going around in your head!
  22. 22. Concentrate hard until you find the story
  23. 23. Who found a story?
  24. 24. Let’s discuss our stories in groups
  25. 25. Oh, that is a funny story!
  26. 26. That’s a very good idea!
  27. 27. Now it is time to put your thoughts on to the computer.Don’t worry about spelling and grammar – just write!
  28. 28. The words are done, the story is inparagraphs mand Ihave checked thespelling. My friend helped me. The pagesare in order. Now it’s time to illustrate mystory.
  29. 29. How do you do this ‘print screen’ thing again?We use ‘print screen’ to get the pictures andwords into PowerPoint.
  30. 30. A non-web project using creative writing
  31. 31. Fish Hoek Primary created areading scheme of 80 books from Grade 1 – Grade 7 for Steenberg Primary School
  32. 32. We created stories in Storymaker 2or Storybook Weaver and put them into PowerPoint. We then printed them as A4 booklets.
  33. 33. The Grade 5 bookbinding team at work
  34. 34. One class was selected to deliver them and read some of the stories to each grade in their school hall.
  35. 35. Thank you for these books!
  36. 36. E-books
  37. 37. Using Primary Pad to create circle stories http://primarypad.comPrimary pad was at that stage called Etherpad.(it was then bought by Google)
  38. 38. We sent codes from school to school
  39. 39. Our two and three- nation collaborative writing project1. These can be read from http://Slideboom.com itself following a link. http://www.slideboom.com/presentations/94941/The-Secret2. They can be embedded in a blog. http://fionabeal.edublogs.org/our-two-nation-collaborative-stories/ http://fionabeal.edublogs.org/our-three-nation-story-writing-project/ http://fionabeal.edublogs.org/our-stories-with-sound-project/3. They can be uploaded to a website http://www.sanandres.esc.edu.ar/olivosp/extranet2009/6to/globalwriting/in dex.htm
  40. 40. Creating e-books uploading Microsoft PowerPoint http://slideboom.com
  41. 41. This is what it looks like in Slideboom.com
  42. 42. Ideas using youblisher.comhttp://elk-grade6-stories.wikispaces.com – Karen Stadler’s project
  43. 43. Other great ideas• http://ozgekaraoglu.edublogs.org/2011/05/26 /digital-storytelling-with-animation-tools/
  44. 44. Story-starter sites
  45. 45. Use a programme like http://www.wallwisher.com
  46. 46. http://www.thestorystarter.com/jr.htm
  47. 47. http://www.creativewritingprompts.com/#
  48. 48. Online sites
  49. 49. http://www.tagxeedo.com
  50. 50. Storyjumper http://www.storyjumper.comThis is flip-page book with artworkattached. You can enter a wholeclass to have these e-books
  51. 51. A sample from Tamsyn in Grade 5
  52. 52. A sample from Tamsyn in Grade 5http://www.storyjumper.com/book/index/572294/4c68afedee407
  53. 53. Storybirdhttp://www.storybird.com
  54. 54. Storybirdhttp://fionabeal.edublogs.org/2011/05/25/fun-using-storybird/
  55. 55. Artisan’s Picture Book http://artisancam.org.uk
  56. 56. Mixbookhttp://www.mixbook.com
  57. 57. Sites using photos in a fun wayhttp://www.picjoke.comhttp://photofunia.comhttp://piclits.com
  58. 58. http://www.piclit.com
  59. 59. Stories using Google Maps
  60. 60. Using a blog to create a story
  61. 61. http://5bwrites.blogspot.com/
  62. 62. Useful blog sites for creative writing
  63. 63. http://askatechteacher.wordpress.com/2011/04/15/weekend-website-51-17- story-sites-for-first-and-second-grade/
  64. 64. Lovely writing ideas on this blog http://ozgekaraoglu.edublogs.org/
  65. 65. Book reviews
  66. 66. http://www.scholastic.com/kids/homework/sandwich.asp
  67. 67. http://www.booktrailersforreaders.com/Home+ Student+Book+Trailers
  68. 68. Use a blog to write book reports http://josephr4.edublogs.org/2010/07/19/my-report/
  69. 69. Further down in the same blog
  70. 70. More book report ideas This whole blog called ‘Watch, Connect, Read” is devoted to different types of book reports: http://mrschureads.blogspot.com/ Ths blog post gives ten alternatives to the traditional book reports: http://theapple.monster.com/benefits/articles/8529-10- technology-enhanced-alternatives-to-book-reports
  71. 71. Using Wikis for creative writing
  72. 72. http://graystonprep-grade6-english.wikispaces.com/The+Write+Stuff
  73. 73. http://writingpals.wikispaces.com/
  74. 74. http://aroomwithaview.pbworks.com/INTRODUCTION
  75. 75. http://cogdogroo.wikispaces.com/50+Ways
  76. 76. Writing a class novel using a wiki http://willardswriters.wicomico.wikispaces.net/home
  77. 77. Writing a class novel using a wiki http://yrps5m.wikispaces.com/Welcome
  78. 78. http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/Writing+Tools
  79. 79. Newspapers
  80. 80. http://globalnewspaper.wikispaces.com/
  81. 81. http://cyber-kap.blogspot.com/
  82. 82. Poetry
  83. 83. http://www.gigglepoetry.com/index.aspx
  84. 84. http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/poetry/flash_pie.htm
  85. 85. Reading sites
  86. 86. http://www.starfall.com/
  87. 87. http://www.highlightskids.com/Stories/Rebus/rebus_theNoise0 705/0705_theNoise.asp
  88. 88. http://www.watertowncsd.org/index.cfm?bid=5&cid=3927
  89. 89. http://www.storylineonline.net/
  90. 90. http://en.childrenslibrary.org/
  91. 91. More Reading sites• http://livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=61940• http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/genre/Children/all• http://studentdigitaltools.wordpress.com/reading/• http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/50-places-free- books-online.htm
  92. 92. Great digital resourcesNoteHandout comprising creative writing sites, poetrysites, online newspaper sites and reading sitesentitled ReadingWriting&PoetrySites-FionaBeal
  93. 93. http://www.microsoft.com/education/teachers/guides/digital_storytelling.aspx
  94. 94. Storyboard generatorhttp://generator.acmi.net.au/storyboard/interactive
  95. 95. HandoutsPrintoutsInspirational sitesShared docsMicrosoft’s Digital Storytelling e-book
  96. 96. And now for the hands on….
  97. 97. Back Channel Reflectionhttp://todaysmeet.com/Fiona-RWW2Please addfurther thoughtsand ideas…

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