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Online presentation - Literature Circles
Online presentation - Literature Circles
Online presentation - Literature Circles
Online presentation - Literature Circles
Online presentation - Literature Circles
Online presentation - Literature Circles
Online presentation - Literature Circles
Online presentation - Literature Circles
Online presentation - Literature Circles
Online presentation - Literature Circles
Online presentation - Literature Circles
Online presentation - Literature Circles
Online presentation - Literature Circles
Online presentation - Literature Circles
Online presentation - Literature Circles
Online presentation - Literature Circles
Online presentation - Literature Circles
Online presentation - Literature Circles
Online presentation - Literature Circles
Online presentation - Literature Circles
Online presentation - Literature Circles
Online presentation - Literature Circles
Online presentation - Literature Circles
Online presentation - Literature Circles
Online presentation - Literature Circles
Online presentation - Literature Circles
Online presentation - Literature Circles
Online presentation - Literature Circles
Online presentation - Literature Circles
Online presentation - Literature Circles
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  • 1. Innovative Use of Technology Created By: Jeremy Love
  • 2. <ul><li>A literature circle is a collaborative book study. </li></ul><ul><li>A group of students are read the same book and meets frequently to discuss chapters using roles to evaluate specific aspects of the book. </li></ul><ul><li>A cumulative project is created and presented after finishing the book. </li></ul>
  • 3. <ul><li>The first part of my innovative technology project brings the traditional literature circle to the collaborative online world. </li></ul>
  • 4. <ul><li>The students will be introduced to a group of students from another school. </li></ul><ul><li>They will participate in an online literature circle with members from their class and their pen pal class. </li></ul><ul><li>The students will share their thoughts/findings using an online wiki. </li></ul>
  • 5. <ul><li>Before starting the project, several important steps must be done to ensure success. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The teacher must locate a collaborative classroom from another district and set up the parameters for the project. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student accounts must be created through pbWiki. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The individual literature circle pages must be created on pbWiki. This is where the student collaboration will take place. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It would also be helpful if students are familiar with the literature circle process as well as posting information to the internet. </li></ul></ul>
  • 6. <ul><li>Computer Lab (30 computers with internet access) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each student will need computer space to save files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each student will need access to the internet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Voice Recording Device/Software </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Camera </li></ul><ul><li>pbWorks wiki page - http://jelove1127.pbworks.com/w/page/49908194/Mr%20Love%27s%20Wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher created wiki page divided into student accessible pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each student will need a unique login/password </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Voice Thread online program - http://voicethread.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>WallWisher online program - http://www.wallwisher.com/ (embedded in the wiki) </li></ul><ul><li>SumoPaint online program - http://www.sumopaint.com/start/ </li></ul>
  • 7. <ul><li>The students will write a brief paragraph about themselves and record their biography using a voice recording device </li></ul><ul><li>The teacher will then upload student photos and biography recordings to VoiceThread to create brief online presentations for each student. </li></ul>
  • 8. <ul><li>The students will be divided into literature circles. The groups will consist of 6 members (3 from each school). </li></ul><ul><li>The VoiceThread presentations will be uploaded to each groups’ wiki page. </li></ul>
  • 9. <ul><li>The students will view the VoiceThread presentations of their group members. </li></ul><ul><li>In the comments section of the wiki, the students can get to know each other by asking questions and commenting on the presentations made by their group members. </li></ul>
  • 10. <ul><li>After introductions, the literature circles will begin. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be expected to set reading deadlines and post their findings on the appropriate pbWiki group page once a week. </li></ul>
  • 11. <ul><li>Each group will have their own page for posting their responses and setting up due dates. </li></ul><ul><li>Each job within the group has an appropriate page to post their weekly responses. </li></ul>
  • 12. <ul><li>Artful Artist </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It is the Artful Artist’s job to draw a picture of something interesting from the book using the Sumo Paint online program and upload that picture onto the group wiki. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Artful Artist must also write 2-3 sentences detailing why they chose to draw that part of the book. </li></ul></ul>
  • 13. <ul><li>Super Summarizer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Super Summarizer must give a summary of the chapter(s) read. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They will post their findings about characters, setting, plot, problem/solution, etc on the group wiki page. </li></ul></ul>
  • 14. <ul><li>Word Wizard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Word Wizard will choose several words or a single passage they found interesting and add it to the WallWisher wall. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WallWisher allows students to post their thoughts on a “sticky note” and fix it to a wall. This program is embedded on the pbWiki page. </li></ul></ul>
  • 15. <ul><li>Bridge Builder </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Bridge Builder will type a detailed connection they made about the reading (Text to Self, Text to Text, and Text to World). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>These connections (bridges) will be typed on the group wiki page. </li></ul></ul>
  • 16. <ul><li>In addition, the students will be expected to respond to at least two of their group mates. </li></ul><ul><li>To respond, the students will comment beneath the post using red colored font. </li></ul>
  • 17. <ul><li>Each student will have two roles in the literature circle each week. Those roles will rotate. </li></ul><ul><li>The students will continue the process until the book has been completed. </li></ul>Week One Week Two Week Three Week Four Student #1 SS/AA WW/BB SS/AA WW/BB Student #2 WW/BB SS/AA WW/BB SS/AA Student #3 SS/AA WW/BB SS/AA WW/BB Student #4 WW/BB SS/AA WW/BB SS/AA Student #5 SS/AA WW/BB SS/AA WW/BB Student #6 WW/BB SS/AA WW/BB SS/AA
  • 18. <ul><li>The second part of my innovative technology project has the students creating and sharing a collaborative presentation for their book. </li></ul>
  • 19. <ul><li>The students will work together within their group to create a digital story about their book. </li></ul><ul><li>The students will share their final project with their classmates and group mates from their pen pal school using video conferencing equipment. </li></ul>
  • 20. <ul><li>Before starting the project, several important steps must be done to ensure success. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The teacher will work with their pen pal school to set up a time frame for project completion and a date to share the projects. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group work spaces must be created on pbWiki. This is where the students will write their scripts for the digital story. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphic organizers need to be created for the students to use to organize their images for the digital story. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The teacher will also want to familiarize the students with MS Paint, GIMP and Windows Movie Maker. </li></ul></ul>
  • 21. <ul><li>Video conferencing equipment (GenNet room) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Webcam, Internet connection, microphone, computer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Windows Movie Maker computer software </li></ul><ul><li>GIMP – GNU Image Manipulation Program </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Paint </li></ul><ul><li>Digital camera </li></ul><ul><li>Voice Recorder </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Lab (30 computers with internet access) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each student will need access to the internet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>pbWorks wiki page - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher created wiki page divided into student accessible pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each student will need a unique login/password </li></ul></ul>
  • 22. <ul><li>The students will work with group mates from their school to write a script about their book. </li></ul><ul><li>The teacher will give students a list of prompts. The group decides which prompt to use. </li></ul>
  • 23. <ul><li>Using the appropriate pbWiki page, the students from each class will collaborate on a script for their digital story. </li></ul>
  • 24. <ul><li>Next, the students will work together using a graphic organizer, to decide what pictures they need to go with their script. </li></ul>
  • 25. <ul><li>Next, the teacher will assist the students in taking pictures for their digital story using a digital camera. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition, the students will record their story using an audio recording device. </li></ul>
  • 26. <ul><li>The students will use the GIMP photo editing program to cut themselves out of the original pictures. </li></ul><ul><li>They will then paste those images into Microsoft Paint. </li></ul><ul><li>Using Microsoft Paint, the students will add backgrounds and additional characters. </li></ul>
  • 27. <ul><li>The students will then take the media (images and audio) and put it together in Windows Movie Maker. </li></ul><ul><li>Using features of the program, the students will add title and credit slides as well as aligning the recording with their images. </li></ul>
  • 28. <ul><li>Using video conferencing equipment (cameras, recording devices, projector), each group will share their digital stories with their group mates from the pen pal class. </li></ul><ul><li>Time will be given for students to comment and reflect on the projects. </li></ul>
  • 29. <ul><li>Part One </li></ul><ul><li>pbWorks wiki page - http://jelove1127.pbworks.com/w/page/49908194/Mr%20Love%27s%20Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Voice Thread online program - http://voicethread.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>WallWisher online program - http://www.wallwisher.com/ (embedded in the wiki) </li></ul><ul><li>SumoPaint online program - http://www.sumopaint.com/start/ </li></ul>
  • 30. <ul><li>Part Two </li></ul><ul><li>pbWorks wiki page - http://jelove1127.pbworks.com/w/page/49908194/Mr%20Love%27s%20Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>GIMP – GNU Image Manipulation Program - http://www.gimp.org/ </li></ul>

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