Are educators conscious of how they are using technology? Is technology used in a way that substitutes a previously taught analog task or is it used to transform a task that would not have been possible without technology?
In the article Creating a New Culture of Teaching , Alan November points out the difference between AUTOMATING a task for learning (&#x201C;using a $2000 pencil&#x201D;) and INFORMATING teaching and learning (&#x201C;think about information systems, whole systems of the flow of information and communication&#x201D;).\n
We used to think of &#x201C;Generations&#x201D; as a Great-grandparents, Grandparents, Parents and children...\nHere in the USA, demographers have even dubbed certain generations with specific titles.\n
In German, there is a saying: &#x201C;Etwas wurde dir schon in die Wiege gelegt.This was already placed into your cradel... Meaning "as if to the manner born". You are comfortable with this...you don't know any other way....you do it naturally and easily...\nThe students who are coming to us, are they digital natives? \n\n\n\n
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possessing or demonstratingBeing Skilled accomplishment, skill, or special training (from Free Dictionary) To be literate means to have knowledge or competence (from 21st Century Fluency Project)Being Literate To have to think about what you are going to do next (from Ian Jukes) To be ﬂuent is to demonstrate mastery and to do so unconsciously and smoothly (from 21st Century Fluency Project)Being Fluent Are unconscious skills, you just know what to do next (from Ian Jukes)
Being Skilled Having or showing the knowledge, ability, or training to perform a certain activity well. • know how to take screenshots • be able to write on iPad in my handwriting, so it was somewhat legible • ﬁnd and download appropriate apps to substitute tasks, I was used to doing on my laptop • upload and synch images and documents • organize apps into folders • search for, open, close, multi-task • type, copy/paste, edit text, etc.
Being Literate ha ving kno wle dge o r c om pe ten ce • manipulate and edit images and video • read books and documents, allow annotations, share highlights • aggregate and read my RSS feeds • organize and access ﬁles • brainstorm and mindmap • tweet, blog and facebook • take notes • create presentations, graphs, ﬂyers, etc.
Being Fluent the ability to create and then communicate your creation • connect tasks effortless together (ex.creating and editing a video, then uploading, embedding and disseminating on several platforms) • CREATE and then being able to COMMUNICATE • Read in my RSS Reader and seamlessly disseminate links to Twitter, Facebook and to my social bookmarking service • take an image…edit…then automatically post to my photo stream as well as embed into a blog post • work within several apps, then remix content from each one by being able to import them from one app to another. • not having to rely on my laptop as a “translator” to convert a ﬁle, remix ﬁles, upload ﬁles, having to email ﬁles in order to send them on to a speciﬁc depository or grab an embed code, etc. • seamlessly switch between different accounts to disseminate as a different user of the platform (ex. Twitter, Email, Facebook)
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1. InterviewApps Suggestions: iMovie ($4.99), AudioBoo (free)Directions:You will interview a real, historic, or ﬁctitious person. Ask them about a speciﬁc event in their lives (historicperiod, eye witness event, family story, contribution to society, expert advice, etc.) • Script introduction to the person you are interviewing, give background information about the person. and formulate interview questions. • If using iMovie: Take an image of the real person you are interviewing (and maybe the surroundings/ settings) or ﬁnd and download an image (licensed under Creative Commons) of a ﬁctitious person and pertinent images that would go with your interview. Import the images. • Record the audio of the interview • Keep your interview between 3-5 minutesShare:Export the movie to YouTube or Vimeo (if you have an account), then email me the link. I will embed the videoclip on the example page of this wiki. If you do not have an account with these services send me the video ﬁlevia Yousendit or DropboxPublish the audio ﬁle to AudioBoo, then email me the link to your audiobook and I will embed the ﬁle on theexample page of this wiki
2. Book RecommendationApps Suggestions: Sonic Pics Lite (free) StoryRobe ($0.99) , StoryKit (free)Directions: 1. Decide on a book that you would like to recommend to a speciﬁc audience (your students, book club, parent community, teacher colleague, administrators, etc.) 2. Write a short script to summarize the book, highlight why you feel your audience would like/beneﬁt from reading it. Add further resources (links, websites, movies, other books on the topic, etc.) about the setting, characters, topic, author, etc. 3. Find 5 visuals/images online to include in your recommendation. 4. Use Sonic Pics Lite and import the images, then record your script, advancing the slides as you are recording 5. The Book recommendation is to be between 90 seconds and 3 MinutesShare:Please export your recommendation as a movie: • send to YouTube (if you already have an account) to then share the link with us. • email the movie to me, so I can upload the video clip to my account
3. Comic Strip.Apps Suggestions: Comic Life ($7.99), ComicBookk ($1.99), Comic Creator ($),Comic Strip ($0.99), Cartoon Studio Free ( Free)Directions:You will develop a comic strip. Convey a message, an invented or true story, express interesting informationabout the topic of your choice.(Ex. A current news event, cyberbullying, Facebook etiquette, Using iPads in the classroom, a holiday, a funnystory, etc.) • Storyboard your comic, by deciding on your story, setting, characters, dialogue • Have 3-5 related images in your iPads Photo Album (take your own images or search for creative commons or public domain images online) • Use a Comic creation app of your choice. • Choose a layout to accommodate the number of your images • Import your images from the Camera roll or take you own images with the iPads camera. • Add speech bubbles and stickers (if available)Share:Save your comic strip image and email to me or share on Twitter (dont forget to mention my username@langwitches)
4. Create an eBookApps & Software Suggestions: Pages App ($9.99), Google Docs (web based), iBooksDirections: Create an eBook with information for your students to read about a speciﬁc subject,topic or area of interest. (Ex. Monarch Butterﬂies, South American Countries, Student Created Essay or PoemAnthology, etc.) 1. Create a word document in (Google Docs, Pages or Microsoft Word) 2. In Pages (software) save document as an ePub ﬁle. If you used Pages (app), Word or Google Docs, save as .doc or .pdf, , then convert the ﬁle with the free online ePub converter (http://www.2epub.com/) . 3. E-mail ePub ﬁle to yourself or 4. Drop the ePub ﬁle into your iTunes library 5. Sync itunes library to your iBook 6. Find and open your eBook in iBook.Share: Email the completed ePub ﬁle to be added to examples page.More Resource • Step by step ﬂyer to create your own eBook for the iPad
5. Tutorial DesignApps Suggestions: Showme App (free) or ScreenChomp (free)Directions: • Choose one of the above screenrecording witheboards. • Create a step by step Math tutorial for students (choose a grade level) or a tutorial that showcasing you favorite iPad app, you want your students to start using (take screenshots of your app to be included in tutorial) • Your tutorial should not be longer than 3 minutesShare:With SchowmeApp: Share the tutorial clip by uploading it to ShowMeApp.com from within the app. You willneed to create an account when prompted.With ScreenChomp: send it to the "cloud"after recording is complete, you will receive a unique URL (Webaddress).Please note that URL and email it to me. I will share the link on the Wikis example page.
6. Epic Citadel ChallengeApps used: Epic Citadel (free)Apps Suggestions: iMovie ($4.99) , Sonic Pics Lite (free), StoryRobe ($0.99), StoryKit (free), Keynote ($9.99),Brushes ($7.99)Directions: • Create a digital story utilizing photos from the app Epic Citadel • The digital story may include text, or it may not. It may be a collage, a poem. It is entirely up to you, as long as it tell some sort of story - use any apps you like to create your story • Take screenshots (press down the on/off button and home button at the same time) • Record your voice to go with your story • Use any apps you like to create your story, ex. iMovie ($4.99) , Sonic Pics Lite (free), StoryRobe ($0.99), StoryKit (free) • Your story must be no more than 3 minutesShare:E-mail the completed story in their ﬁnal format (movie, audio, presentation, image, etc.) to be included inexample page.
7.Create a QR CodeApps Suggestions: Qrafter Pro - Scanner and Generator ($2.99) or Goo.gl (web based) & Scan (free)Directions: Choose a physical object (book, building, poster, art work, model, map, etc.) and create (withanother app) or ﬁnd a virtual connection. This could be an audio ﬁle, a movie, a website, google map, etc. Usingthe QR Generator create a QR code.Share: Email me the QR Code as an image (take a screenshot) pointing to an image, audio ﬁle, video, websiteor product you created. Please include a short summary of what the QR is pointing to and how you would use itwith your students.
8.Early ElementaryGame Design &Interactive BooksApps Suggestions: Tiny Tap (free)-Directions:1. Brainstorm a theme or topic for the game/interactive book. Think about what can you learn from photos?What kind of skills do you want users to practice? Vocabulary? Target language?2. Create a ﬂowchart/storyboard for your story/images.3. Find, choose or take your own images. Keep in mind areas that you want users to recognize, match, ﬁnd,select or discover something.4. Import images.5. Choose a book cover image and record a “question”, inviting the user to play and learn with the book. Tracethe entire image as the correct area. Users will have to tap the screen to start the game/book. The imageautomatically advances to the next page when tapped on.6. Create multiple pages that increase in skill level, offer diverse practice opportunities, include acomplementary content area or combine different approaches to practice skills.7. Record several questions for each image and add positive responses as well as a “try again”type responses.Share: Please email your TinyTap game to me to be included on the Sample page
9. Book CreatorApps Suggestions: Book Creator ($ 4.99)Directions:1.Decide intended age/grade level for your book. Outline a story with characters, setting, plot, introduction,climax, conclusion, etc. or the content of an informational book.2. Find, shoot or create your own images then insert into you book3. Add text to your book4. Add sound to you book5. Format pages, text and images6. Export your completed book as ePubShare: Please email your eBook to me to be included on the Sample page.