Engaging Language Arts Learners with Newer Technologies


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An edited version of my MRA 2010 presentation. Static slides have replaced screencasts of my class wiki and Google Docs Also, the student comment video clips have been removed.

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    1. 1. Engaging Language Arts Learners with Newer Technologies Karen Chichester Jefferson High School Monroe, Michigan
    2. 2. Would you rather have this?
    3. 3. Or This?
    4. 4. Mrs. Chi’s Class 101 <ul><li>Wiki – http://kchijefferson.pbworks.com </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs – http://docs.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>Text-to-Speech – http://vozme.com </li></ul>
    5. 6. http:// kchijefferson.pbworks.com
    6. 7. Class Page (Top)
    7. 8. Class Page Calendar
    8. 9. Class Handouts Page
    9. 10. Google Form in Wiki
    10. 11. Embed Power Points <ul><li>Upload a Power Point to Slideshare.com http://slideshare.com and embed it into your wiki. </li></ul>
    11. 12. Project Examples <ul><li>Of Mice and Men Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>http://kchijefferson.pbworks.com/Of-Mice-and-Men-Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to Beowulf Research http://kchijefferson.pbworks.com/Beowulf-Search & http://kchijefferson.pbworks.com/Beowulf-5th-Hour </li></ul>
    12. 14. Google Docs Rock <ul><li>Free Online on Office Suite </li></ul><ul><li>Word Processor </li></ul><ul><li>Spreadsheet </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Forms </li></ul><ul><li>File Storage </li></ul><ul><li>(1 Gig Free) </li></ul>
    13. 15. Google Docs Rock Because <ul><li>Easy to share docs- Once shared all changes are updated automatically. </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Saves every 15-30 seconds - New editor has real time editing. You can chose which one to use </li></ul><ul><li>Can be accessed from any computer </li></ul><ul><li>Requires student to have Google Account </li></ul><ul><li>Student will need an email address. ( Gaggle.net is a good place for a “disposable” school email. </li></ul>Requirements
    14. 16. Main Google Docs Window
    15. 17. Sub Folder View (Student Folder View)
    16. 18. Just In Time Feedback <ul><li>Two or more people can write at the same time. </li></ul><ul><li>The Teacher or a peer can make comments and offer assistance while a student is writing. </li></ul><ul><li>Intervene when it’s most helpful. </li></ul>Revision History
    17. 19. Assessment
    18. 20. Video of Live Revision – Does not work
    19. 21. Teacher Mark Up
    20. 22. Student Revision
    21. 23. Not Your Mother’s Power Point <ul><li>Have Students use Google Presentations instead of Power Point or upload Power Point Presentation so it can be viewed by anyone you choose to share it with </li></ul>Beowulf Frame Story
    22. 25. Text-to-Speech <ul><li>Have students use this during revision and editing. </li></ul><ul><li>Reads the text to them which helps them to find grammar mistakes and discover when things just don’t make sense </li></ul>
    23. 26. Text-to-Speech Resources Vozme.com – http://vozme.com
    24. 27. <ul><li>Click Speak Firefox Extension </li></ul><ul><li>http://clickspeak.clcworld.net/ </li></ul>Natural Reader http://www.naturalreaders.com/
    25. 28. Where I Came Up with This Stuff (or How I Turned a Long and Boring Commute into Professional Development Time) <ul><li>Podcasts: </li></ul><ul><li>Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Wesley Fryer http://speedofcreativity.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Ed Tech Classroom Podcast – Burt Lo, Joe Wood, and Karen Chichester http://edtechclassroom.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul></ul>
    26. 29. <ul><li>My Twitter Professional Learning Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Best daily Professional Development I’ve ever had. </li></ul></ul>
    27. 30. People I Need to Thank <ul><li>Linda Clinton - @linda704 – For convincing me to do this. Your friendship means more to me than you know. </li></ul><ul><li>My podcast partners, Burt Lo @ trubol and Joe Wood @ ucdjoe for taking a chance adding on someone they have never met. You guys are the best, and I couldn’t have done this without you. </li></ul><ul><li>The rest of my Twitter PLN who are in part: @ irasocol , @ spedteacher , @damian613 , @ jdornberg , @ yoopertechgeek , @ hickstro , @ ryanfewins , @ larrybliss , @mom2preteens and many more who gave me encouragement, help when I needed it most, and who I learn from everyday. </li></ul><ul><li>My husband and son for their undying love and support </li></ul><ul><li>Last but not least, my students. Without them I’d be lost. </li></ul>
    28. 31. What I Used to Put This Together <ul><li>I Need My Teachers to Learn – Kevin Honeycutt – http://kevinhoneycutt.com </li></ul><ul><li>Screen Casts – Tech Smith’s Camtasia Studio 6 </li></ul><ul><li>Screen Shots – Tech Smith’s Snag It http://techsmith.com </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Media – Vado Flash Video Camera </li></ul><ul><li>Pinnacle Software – Video Spin (free) </li></ul><ul><li>Audacity – http://audacity.com </li></ul><ul><li>Wiffiti - http://wiffiti.com/ </li></ul>