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Curric goals + Web 2.0 = Engaged Learning Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Curriculum Goals + Web 2.0 = Engaged Learning Social Studies Language Arts Science Math Welcome! Please go to www.tinyurl.com/mcsd2010 and see “BEFORE WE BEGIN”
  • 2. Web 2.0: What is it?
    • Applications you can run in a browser
    • No software needs to be installed
    • You can access from anywhere
    • Examples
      • Wikis, blogs, social networks, document sharing, shared multimedia
  • 3. How is it relevant to education?
    • Accessible from various locations and devices
    • Highly customizable
    • Highly collaborative
    • Free
  • 4.  
  • 5. What does the research say?
    • Web 2.0 tools develop real-world skills of collaboration, teamwork, and reflection [Horizon Report; Richardson]
    • Collaborative online environments will reach mainstream adoption in K-12 schools in one year or less [Horizon K-12 Report, 2009]
    • Wikispaces has given away more than 270,000 wikis to educators [Wikispaces, 2010]
    • Blocking and filtering present challenges to schools [Horizon Report; Richardson]
  • 6. Research on the Engagement Gap
    • Indiana University’s High School Survey of Student Engagement
    • 67% students report being bored in school every day
      • 82% are bored because the material isn’t interesting
      • 41% are bored because the material isn’t relevant
      • 33% are bored because the materials is too easy
      • 27% are bored because the materials is too difficult
    [ Yazzie-Mintz, Ethan, 2009]
  • 7. Consequences
    • The results of a lack of student engagement are:
      • Below grade level performance
      • High absenteeism
      • High drop out rates
  • 8. Used with permission of the Partnership for 21 st Century Skills. See www.21stcenturyskills.org/route21 for more information. 21 st Century Skills Framework
  • 9. Used with permission of the Partnership for 21 st Century Skills. See www.21stcenturyskills.org/route21 for more information. Self-direction Collaboration Ability to use Web 2.0 tools in workplace Creativity & innovation Critical thinking Problem solving Communications Collaboration English, math, social studies, science, etc. taught in context of 21 st century skills Information literacy Media literacy ICT literacy & skills
  • 10. Design Approaches
    • Traditional design
      • “Coverage”
      • Activity-oriented design
    • Backward design
    [ Wiggins and McTighe, 2005] 1. Identify desired results. 2. Determine acceptable evidence. 3. Plan learning experiences and instruction.
  • 11. Instructional goals
    • What do you want students to accomplish?
    • Start there and then work back to activities and instruction.
  • 12. Software and activities
    • Should flow from your instructional goals
    • Examples
    Traditional (practice, notes, writing, etextbooks, etc.) Transformational (etextbooks, online courses, student-generated content) (differentiating instruction)
  • 13. Wikis
      • Classroom web site
      • Student class notes or study guide
      • Advance organizers
      • Collaborative projects
      • Differentiated library of resources
      • Online course or mini-lessons
      • Learning communities
      • E-portfolios
    • A wiki is a group of web pages that are quick and easy to create and edit.
    • Can be authored by one or many
    • Classroom uses:
  • 14. Hands On
    • Go to www.tinyurl.com/MCSD2010
      • Create your own wiki page
        • Quick start guide on page 5
      • See more classroom examples
  • 15. Blogs
      • Reading
      • Writing prompts
      • Formative assessment
      • Book discussions
      • Reflective writing
      • Daily assignments and notes
      • Learning journals
      • Parent/community updates
    • A blog is an online journal.
    • Primarily authored by one person with comments by others
    • Classroom uses:
  • 16. Hands On
    • Go to www.tinyurl.com/MCSD2010
      • Find blogs with Google Reader
        • Quick start guide on page 8
      • See more classroom examples
  • 17. Document Sharing
      • Any kind of writing, individual or collaborative
      • Peer editing
      • Teacher feedback
      • Notetaking
      • Graphic organizers
      • Learning journals
      • Science notebooks
      • Presentations
      • Polls
    • Document sharing is a way to create and share word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations online.
    • Can be authored/viewed by one or many
    • Classroom uses:
  • 18. Hands On
    • Go to www.tinyurl.com/MCSD2010
      • Create your own Google Doc and share with someone else
        • Quick start guide on page 10
      • See more classroom examples
  • 19. Social Media Literacy
    • Our students deserve the opportunity to use 21 st century learning tools and to learn the skills to use them wisely.
      • Persistence – This stuff doesn’t go away.
      • Audience – Everyone
      • Searchability and lack of privacy
      • Appropriateness and good judgment
      • Civility
  • 20. Wrap Up
    • More Web 2.0 applications
    • Q&A
    • Thanks for coming!
  • 21.
    • Karen Fasimpaur
    • email: karen@k12handhelds.com
    • Thank you!
    Image credits: Slide 6 “Classroom” – Jupiter Images; Slide 10 + 11 “21 st Century Skills Framework” – Credit: Partnership for 21 st Century Skills