The Amazing World of Web 2.0 Engage your students Tour June 2011
Changing Paradigms in the 21st Century Educator’s Class room http://youtu.be/zDZFcDGpL4U
Research-based recommendations for effective instruction in 21st-century literacies Research shows that effective instruction in 21st-century literacies takes an integrated approach, helping students understand how to access, evaluate, synthesize, and contribute to information. Furthermore, as Web 2.0 demonstrates, participation is key, and effective teachers will find ways to encourage interaction with and among students.
Recommendations include: Encourage students to reflect regularly about the role of technology in their learning. Create a website and invite students to use it to continue class discussions and bring in outside voices. Give students strategies for evaluating the quality of information they find on the Internet. Be open about your own strengths and limitations with technology and invite students to help you. Explore technologies students are using outside of class and find ways to incorporate them into your teaching. Use a wiki to develop a multimodal reader's guide to a class text. Include a broad variety of media and genres in class texts. Ask students to create a podcast to share with an authentic audience. Give students explicit instruction about how to avoid plagiarism in a digital environment. Consult the resources on the Partnership for 21st-Century Skills website.
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Prezi: Unique Presentation Tool http://mrsmanuel.wikispaces.com/poetry As cited by Cummins, Brown, and Sayers, we need to push past the old ways of teaching because, “low-income students are increasingly subjected to instruction that implicitly teaches ‘dependence upon authority, linear thinking, social apathy, passive involvement, and hands-off learning’” (2007, p. 207).
Animoto: Awesome Video Tool http://mrsantoninis6thgrade.wikispaces.com/Digital+Literacy+Project Music and technology are a great way to motivate kids as researched by Cummins, Brown and Sayers who report that after a one-year study with a class of 8th grade students who had laptops during school time for journal writing, and varied assignments gave “marked improvement” in their ability to communicate persuasively in writing, organize their ideas effectively, and they were able to widen their vocabulary skills while transferring their new knowledge.
Storybird: Writing with Inspiration http://mrsnichols2011.wikispaces.com/feel+good+page+%3D%29 “As students advance through the grades, their choices about many things outside of school increases significantly, yet options in school remain limited” (Brozo & Flynt, 2008, p.173).
Podcast: Perfect Audio Tool http://mrsantoninis6thgrade.wikispaces.com/Antonini+Academy+Awards+Podcast An instructional technology teacher at Chapa Middle School found that voice recording allows the students to practice repetitive oral reading of passages, which is the best way to improve reading fluency. The students described the activity as “cool,” and she is excited that she can integrate technology into reading class. She mentioned that she noticed an improvement in the reading grade level for her students, and she plans to continue using voice recording to improve reading fluency in her classes (Mossers, 2010).
Survey Monkey: Quiz and Poll Tool http://mrsnichols2011.wikispaces.com/digital+literacy+project “As students advance through the grades, their choices about many things outside of school increases significantly, yet options in school remain limited” (Brozo & Flynt, 2008, p.173).
Slideshare: Spectacular Presentation http://mrsmanuel.wikispaces.com/Decades+Play McKenna (2007) cites the work of Kamil’s research, which showed that “computer use in classrooms increased intrinsic motivation, especially when technology gives opportunities to customize one’s work and increase the control, curiosity, and challenge of a task (p. 351-352).
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Resources: Brozo, W.G., & Flynt, E.S. (2008). Motivating Students to read in the classroom. The Reading Teacher, 62(2), 172-174. Cummins, J., Brown, K., & Sayers, D. (2007). Literacy, technology, and diversity: Teaching for success in changing times. Boston: Pearson. Mossers, M. (2010). Chapa Middle School Students Improve Reading Skills through Voice Recording Technology. Retrieved 6/14/2011, from http://wordpress.hayscisd.net/it/2010/09/chapa-middle-school-students-improve-reading-ski Partnership for 21st-Century Skills. (2004). A framework for 21st century learning. Retrieved from http://www.p21.org/ Robinson, S. K. (2010). RSA Animate – Changing educational paradigms. Retrieved fromhttp://youtu.be/zDZFcDGpL4U Xplanevisualthinking. (2009). Did you know 4.0. Retrieved from www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ILQrUrEWe8&feature=related