Notetaking & the Backchannel:<br />Note & microblogging applications<br />
Notetaking<br />One way to help avoid plagiarism is notetaking<br />Notetaking & paraphrasing tips (Safe Practices from Purdue OWL):<br />In your notes, always mark someone else's words with a big Q, for quote, or use big quotation marks<br />Indicate in your notes which ideas are taken from sources with a big S, and which are your own insights (ME)<br />When information comes from sources, record relevant documentation in your notes (book and article titles; URLs on the Web)<br />
Notetaking<br />Social bookmarking tools (like Delicious) can help with notetaking<br />Take notes as you bookmark<br />Diigo has more storing/notetaking options than Delicious<br />
Notetaking with the backchannel<br />The backchannel?<br />Side-bar discussions in a classroom or during conferences or meetings.<br />Can these conversations add to the discussion?<br />Utilizing the backchannel can help with notetaking<br />40% of classroom lecture/discussion is captured in average student’s notes. Backchannel is like taking notes together.<br />
What captures the backchannel?<br />Microblogging platforms<br />Microblogging - Posting small pieces of information - commentary, links, photos - on the internet.<br />Most microblogging services limit characters<br />Can help students with summarizing and paraphrasing. How do you concisely say what you need to in 140 characters?<br />Paraphrasing also helps them not plagiarize<br />
Microblogging in education<br />Can use Twitter, but know that Twitter has two privacy settings – either public or private. No in between.<br />Two tools may be better for the classroom:<br />TodaysMeet<br />Edmodo<br />
TodaysMeet wrap-up<br />Easiest platform to use<br />No account or login needed<br />Because you only need the link, anyone with the link could technically enter the room.<br />No privacy controls<br />
Edmodo wrap-up<br />Class management: upload files, calendar, assignments, create polls, etc.<br />Students do need to login, but don’t need an email address.<br />As the teacher you can get notifications when anything occurs in Edmodo.<br />This is a private tool, only those you allow in are allowed.<br />
Microblogging guidelines<br />Create guidelines for class microblogging:<br />Grade what they type?<br />Do they need to use proper grammar?<br />When quoting things, put a capital Q at the beginning<br />If paraphrasing or summarizing, link to it<br />Participation counts, so participate<br />Any misuse of the tool will have consequences<br />Outline guidelines before you begin<br />Carry through with misuse of guidelines<br />
Microblogging rubrics<br />Create rubrics to use with microblogging, it can be something that is graded<br />Use rubrics even as simple as this for participation:<br />This and other rubrics linked under Month 6<br />
Why microblogging?<br />Group notes can help students<br />Notes remain in the cloud and can be revisited<br />Introducing blogging/chatting, with guidelines, helps students realize how online tools can be utilized for their education<br />
Between now and our meeting…<br />Sign up for a Diigo account BEFORE our in-person meeting<br />Register your account to be an Educator account<br />Blog your thoughts about notetaking, either by yourself or with others, in the cloud. How can this enhance your classroom?<br />Links to everything is under MONTH 6!<br />
Next meeting dates/times<br />Sanford<br />Monday, January 10, 2011, 4:45-6:45pm<br />South<br />Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 4-6pm<br />Southwest<br />Thursday, January 20, 2011, 4-6pm<br />
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