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Read, Reflect, Respond, Re-imagine:   Digital tools integrated within apowerful learning cycle for middle years    English...
Other worlds English lessonshttp://otherworlds.yolasite.com•   Stage 3 and 4 English tasks•   36 free digital tools in a s...
Preview of the research tasks• Alive in the death zone by Lincoln Hall• Lost worlds by John Howe• The vampire book by Sall...
Alive in the death zone            by Lincoln HallREAD• What are the qualities of a person who is good in a  crisis?• How ...
Alive in the death zoneREFLECTDiscuss• Reflect on the impact of Mt Everest on our  imaginations. Do you have major life go...
Wonder wheel
Alive in the death zoneRESPOND• Create a timetoast timeline at www.timetoast.com  of the Mt Everest climb in 1984 describe...
Alive in the death zoneRE-IMAGINE• Create a Prezi presentation at http://prezi.com of the  stages in the Everest ascent of...
Alive in the death zone              Johanna, Rydalmere East PShttp://prezi.com/vwjoxowtbdd2/the-mt-everest-climb/
Lost worlds by John HoweREAD• Which is your favourite lost world from the book?  Why is this so? Persuade others about the...
Lost worldsREFLECT• What do the clothing, art, and science & technology  related objects which are left behind tell us abo...
Lost worlds   A history of the worldwww.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld
Lost worldsRESPOND• Choose one culture from Lost worlds to research.  E.g. Pompeii.• Discover the basics about the topic, ...
Lost worlds   Visuwords www.visuwords.com
Lost worldsRE-IMAGINE• Show classmates a Discovery box presentation you have  created about Pompeii. Describe the volcanic...
Lost worlds       Ben, Rydalmere East PS [3 cubes – 3 layers]http://discoverybox.e2bn.org/creator/viewer/show/62039
5 cubes                    Discovery box     byuan, West Clay Elementary [5 cubes – 1 layer]http://discoverybox.e2bn.org/c...
Extracts from Ben’s journal• Today I found some cool pictures of the ruins in  Pompeii. I also wrote a description of each...
The vampire book by Sally ReganREADIn pairs, read and explore the book.• Discuss together which vampire legends are most i...
The vampire book
The vampire book
The vampire bookREFLECT• In pairs, read interesting legends from the Blood  demons: Spirits from the ancient world and Fai...
The vampire bookThe vampire book – sample Classtools.net quizhttp://classtools.net/widgets/quiz_4/zqysJ.htm
The vampire bookRESPOND• Use Bitstrips to create a 3 frame cartoon which  shows the thought bubbles of someone who is  sec...
The vampire book    Bitstrips comic builder  www.bitstrips.com/create/comic
The vampire bookRE-IMAGINE• Create a Domo animate presentation in which a vampire  gets across what it’s like to be a vamp...
The vampire book                 The vampire’s lament by Lizziehttp://domo.goanimate.com/user/0oRRGgHEo8Ig/0nn2g-mBXCQg
Guide to the websitehttp://otherworlds.yolasite.com• The following slides are a generic guide to the resources  and website.
ICT requirements• Adobe Flash Player 10+• Java• Adobe Reader 7+• These 3 are free downloads from the internet• Essential f...
7 picture books•   Alive in the death zone by Lincoln Hall•   Eric and The bird king and other sketches by Shaun Tan•   Lo...
6 novels•   100 cupboards by N.D. Wilson•   Beyond the knock-knock door by Scott Monk•   The spell of undoing by Paul Coll...
http://otherworlds.yolasite.com   Right click to Save as   Left click to scroll   through PDFs online
Reading online? Enlarge the frame
Options – Single page Adjust size
Target audience• Teachers who want to learn about ICTs• Parents and home school students• Teachers wanting homework/extens...
Other worlds• Reading takes us to other worlds: The Other  worlds project is based on this central idea.• Digital tools bu...
ICTs in the classroom• Interactive whiteboards: The tasks outlined in this  project are creative, higher order tasks suita...
Collaborators•   Lizzie Chase•   Jennifer Starink•   Daria Ivanek•   Sharryn Bowes•   Yan Liu•   Jennifer Riley•   Meg Dav...
Learning cycle•Read•Reflect•Respond•Re-imagine
Tasks: 3 for each book                 Tool icons                 show which                 tools are                 fea...
LessonsStudent task Teaching strategies Resources/Student samples
Tools guideThemes for each book
Tools guideDisplays the tools
Tools guide21st century learning websites
Tools guideVery simple tools
Tools guide     Presentation toolsAlternatives to Power Point
Tools guideStorytelling tools
Tools guide• Painting, comic and animation tools• Research tools• General purpose reading and writing tools + gifted  stud...
Tool tipsWhat each tool does
Tool tipsA page of tips for each tool
EbookExplains the lessons in greater detail
Bloghttp://lizzieotherworlds.edublogs.org           Click on COMMENTS link      to submit student work to this blog
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This powerpoint is a web tour describing the 5 PDF resources written by Lizzie Chase at http://otherworlds.yolasite.com
The lessons integrate Web 2.0 tools into a series of lessons for upper primary and lower secondary English students

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  1. 1. Read, Reflect, Respond, Re-imagine: Digital tools integrated within apowerful learning cycle for middle years English and research lessons http://otherworlds.yolasite.com Lizzie Chase elizabeth.chase@det.nsw.edu.au
  2. 2. Other worlds English lessonshttp://otherworlds.yolasite.com• Stage 3 and 4 English tasks• 36 free digital tools in a series of lessons• Students can create multimedia texts• Collect 5 pdfs from the website, with live hyperlinks• Tools guide, tool tips, lessons, tasks, ebook
  3. 3. Preview of the research tasks• Alive in the death zone by Lincoln Hall• Lost worlds by John Howe• The vampire book by Sally Regan
  4. 4. Alive in the death zone by Lincoln HallREAD• What are the qualities of a person who is good in a crisis?• How would you wish to behave in an extreme situation? Focus in particular on the events described in Chapters 5, 8 and 9.
  5. 5. Alive in the death zoneREFLECTDiscuss• Reflect on the impact of Mt Everest on our imaginations. Do you have major life goals, such as climbing Everest? Do you participate in extreme sports?Web of search terms• After reading Alive in the death zone, use Google Wonder wheel to discover a web of information about Mount Everest.Search options• Conduct timeline, image, video and map searches about Mt Everest in Google.
  6. 6. Wonder wheel
  7. 7. Alive in the death zoneRESPOND• Create a timetoast timeline at www.timetoast.com of the Mt Everest climb in 1984 described in Chapter 5. Ronald, Rydalmere East PS www.timetoast.com/timelines/83531
  8. 8. Alive in the death zoneRE-IMAGINE• Create a Prezi presentation at http://prezi.com of the stages in the Everest ascent of 2006 described in Chapters 8 and 9.• Your Prezi presentation will automatically be public. Delete any practice prezis.
  9. 9. Alive in the death zone Johanna, Rydalmere East PShttp://prezi.com/vwjoxowtbdd2/the-mt-everest-climb/
  10. 10. Lost worlds by John HoweREAD• Which is your favourite lost world from the book? Why is this so? Persuade others about the significance of this world.• Lost worlds: A visit with John Howewww.youtube.com/watch?v=lGaxYZX-N3Q
  11. 11. Lost worldsREFLECT• What do the clothing, art, and science & technology related objects which are left behind tell us about the culture and inhabitants of a lost world?
  12. 12. Lost worlds A history of the worldwww.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld
  13. 13. Lost worldsRESPOND• Choose one culture from Lost worlds to research. E.g. Pompeii.• Discover the basics about the topic, using Visuwords graphical dictionary at www.visuwords.com• Make your own notes to summarise the important information about your topic.
  14. 14. Lost worlds Visuwords www.visuwords.com
  15. 15. Lost worldsRE-IMAGINE• Show classmates a Discovery box presentation you have created about Pompeii. Describe the volcanic eruption in 79 AD and explain why the excavation of Pompeii has been so important for historians.
  16. 16. Lost worlds Ben, Rydalmere East PS [3 cubes – 3 layers]http://discoverybox.e2bn.org/creator/viewer/show/62039
  17. 17. 5 cubes Discovery box byuan, West Clay Elementary [5 cubes – 1 layer]http://discoverybox.e2bn.org/creator/viewer/show/65641
  18. 18. Extracts from Ben’s journal• Today I found some cool pictures of the ruins in Pompeii. I also wrote a description of each picture I found. Each picture I found and its description is going to go into a cube of my discovery box.• Today I started my discovery box. I uploaded my images and put them in. I’ve worked out how to use Discovery box and I’ve decided to have a cube on Mt Vesuvius. I’ve named three cubes so far.• Today I finished my discovery box. I like it because you can record your voice. If only they could fix where you can’t put web links and pictures on the same square.
  19. 19. The vampire book by Sally ReganREADIn pairs, read and explore the book.• Discuss together which vampire legends are most interesting to you and why.• Discuss why you believe so many cultures have vampire legends.• Look at the layout, images and language features of the book to analyse its blend of fact and fiction. Which features remind us this is fiction? Which features carry the stamp of factual authority? How is it similar to or different from Lost worlds by John Howe? – it is also a blend of fact and fiction.
  20. 20. The vampire book
  21. 21. The vampire book
  22. 22. The vampire bookREFLECT• In pairs, read interesting legends from the Blood demons: Spirits from the ancient world and Fairy folk of Celtic lore sections of the book.• Create a crossword and quiz to test your classmates skills at scanning for rapid information retrieval.
  23. 23. The vampire bookThe vampire book – sample Classtools.net quizhttp://classtools.net/widgets/quiz_4/zqysJ.htm
  24. 24. The vampire bookRESPOND• Use Bitstrips to create a 3 frame cartoon which shows the thought bubbles of someone who is secretly a vampire in a modern high school and his or her friends don’t know…
  25. 25. The vampire book Bitstrips comic builder www.bitstrips.com/create/comic
  26. 26. The vampire bookRE-IMAGINE• Create a Domo animate presentation in which a vampire gets across what it’s like to be a vampire to an audience of primary school viewers…• NB Use the woman in the red dress as a vampire, if you wish.
  27. 27. The vampire book The vampire’s lament by Lizziehttp://domo.goanimate.com/user/0oRRGgHEo8Ig/0nn2g-mBXCQg
  28. 28. Guide to the websitehttp://otherworlds.yolasite.com• The following slides are a generic guide to the resources and website.
  29. 29. ICT requirements• Adobe Flash Player 10+• Java• Adobe Reader 7+• These 3 are free downloads from the internet• Essential for the Other Worlds lessons
  30. 30. 7 picture books• Alive in the death zone by Lincoln Hall• Eric and The bird king and other sketches by Shaun Tan• Lost worlds by John Howe• Mirror by Jeannie Baker• Night school by Isobelle Carmody and Anne Spudvilas• The vampire book by Sally Regan
  31. 31. 6 novels• 100 cupboards by N.D. Wilson• Beyond the knock-knock door by Scott Monk• The spell of undoing by Paul Collins• The whisperer by Fiona McIntosh• This book is not good for you by Pseudonymous Bosch• Toby alone by Timothee de Fombelle
  32. 32. http://otherworlds.yolasite.com Right click to Save as Left click to scroll through PDFs online
  33. 33. Reading online? Enlarge the frame
  34. 34. Options – Single page Adjust size
  35. 35. Target audience• Teachers who want to learn about ICTs• Parents and home school students• Teachers wanting homework/extension tasks © Ford St Publishing Permission granted by publisher
  36. 36. Other worlds• Reading takes us to other worlds: The Other worlds project is based on this central idea.• Digital tools build multimedia texts: Students can build worlds of their own by creating multimedia texts. Other worlds draws upon free digital tools available on the internet, so that students can become authors of multimedia texts.
  37. 37. ICTs in the classroom• Interactive whiteboards: The tasks outlined in this project are creative, higher order tasks suitable for IWBs.• Reading into writing: The tasks build a bridge between reading and writing multimodal texts.• Tools for every age and purpose: The tools described in this project have many applications beyond the English lesson ideas suggested here.• Website visitors will find that the TOOLS and TIPS sections contain guides to Web 2.0 tools.
  38. 38. Collaborators• Lizzie Chase• Jennifer Starink• Daria Ivanek• Sharryn Bowes• Yan Liu• Jennifer Riley• Meg Davis [photographer]• Gina Harrowell [cartoonist]
  39. 39. Learning cycle•Read•Reflect•Respond•Re-imagine
  40. 40. Tasks: 3 for each book Tool icons show which tools are featured Live hyperlinks take you to the digital tool
  41. 41. LessonsStudent task Teaching strategies Resources/Student samples
  42. 42. Tools guideThemes for each book
  43. 43. Tools guideDisplays the tools
  44. 44. Tools guide21st century learning websites
  45. 45. Tools guideVery simple tools
  46. 46. Tools guide Presentation toolsAlternatives to Power Point
  47. 47. Tools guideStorytelling tools
  48. 48. Tools guide• Painting, comic and animation tools• Research tools• General purpose reading and writing tools + gifted students info• Copyright and cyber safety tools• Working tools
  49. 49. Tool tipsWhat each tool does
  50. 50. Tool tipsA page of tips for each tool
  51. 51. EbookExplains the lessons in greater detail
  52. 52. Bloghttp://lizzieotherworlds.edublogs.org Click on COMMENTS link to submit student work to this blog
  53. 53. Katlyn
  54. 54. Alice
  55. 55. Glockee
  56. 56. Vanessa
  57. 57. Doggysit
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