Humanities 20

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presentation for Archidociese Tech conference 11/11/09
covers blogs and Wikis with Voicethread links

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  • Humanities 20

    1. 1. Humanities 2.0<br />Nancy Jones<br />Katie Lowry<br />Sacred Heart Schools<br />
    2. 2. Created on wordle.net<br />
    3. 3. Benefits<br />Expects students to construct & validate meaning<br />Makes Learning Public<br />Purposeful Reflection<br />Participatory Learning and Peer Teaching<br />Multimodal Learning<br />“Prosumers” – Producers of content<br />“A Well Rounded Education for a Flat World – Richard Hersh<br />“The Change Agents” – Cheryl Lemke & Ed Coghlin<br />ASCD Magazine<br />
    4. 4. WIKIS<br />Can serve a number of purposes<br />Creates easy “ one stop” shopping<br />Great tool for collaboration<br />Did I say it was easy? Just type and enter<br />Allows for discussion and questions<br />Gives students an opportunity to share what they learn<br />Engages learners<br />
    5. 5. Start small<br />
    6. 6. <ul><li> Wanted to incorporate elements of our Washington, D.C. trip with a reflective exercise
    7. 7. Created a collaborative project between all four 8th grade classes that required discussion and creation entirely on the wikispace
    8. 8. Utilize visuals, primary resources, and create a haiku
    9. 9. Present at an all middle school assembly for Memorial Day</li></li></ul><li>Don’t forget to save!!<br />
    10. 10. Can send email to author<br />Discussion Tab<br />Allows a member to see revision history<br />Can create educator account with no advertising <br />
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    12. 12. The Apiary<br />
    13. 13. Roles:<br />connect chapter quote and explain<br />allusions , metaphors. or symbols<br />research enricher  - could be historical info or about bees or even black Madonna<br />Vocabulary<br />blog as a character<br />blog as a character ( this would be to have at least 2 perspectives other than Lily&apos;s per chapter, maybe add another as more characters are introduced)<br />Illustrator ( I am working to have a clear description of this)<br />Key quotes or concepts and support<br />Powerful paragraph - choose either because of concepts ,theme, or writing style and explain<br /> 10. Motifs or extended metaphors - how they continue and or connect ( i.e. the image of bees per chapter and what they represent) ,<br /> how people handle grief,<br />Every student has 7 jobs<br />Every other chapter<br />
    14. 14. Students drew and then scanned their images<br />
    15. 15. Blogging as a character in response to the events of that chapter<br />From The B-Hive<br />
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    17. 17. French blog<br />
    18. 18. Mrs. Lowry’s Math Class<br />
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    20. 20. Blogmeister <br />Pros<br /><ul><li>Teacher review before publishing
    21. 21. Student created pages are “fun”
    22. 22. Benefit of recommending changes to students </li></ul>Cons<br /><ul><li>Difficult to search for blogs
    23. 23. Requires a lot of teacher set up
    24. 24. Less “design” options for teacher/student</li></li></ul><li>Buzzin’ About Books<br />
    25. 25. Edublogs.org<br />
    26. 26. Voicethread<br />
    27. 27. Humanities 2.0<br /><ul><li>Writing for a real audience
    28. 28. Developing a sense of voice
    29. 29. Writing with a purpose
    30. 30. Real Life connections
    31. 31. Making learning social
    32. 32. Multimodal experiences
    33. 33. Creating content
    34. 34. Peer Teaching
    35. 35. Engaging Learners</li></li></ul><li>For more information<br />Lee LeFevre’s Common Craft Show – This includes short videos on all things 2.0<br />Free November 16 Webinar-”Introduction to Wikispaces”<br />Twelve Essentials for Technology Integration by Richard Byrne<br />Edublogs.org – information and sign up page<br />Class Blogmeister- examples cited. Also sign up page<br />Voicethread – great tool for digital storytelling<br />Wordle- How to create<br />Jeopardy Labs – create your own templates or use one already created<br />
    36. 36. THANK YOU<br />Nancy.jones@shschicago.org<br />Katie.lowry@shschicago.org<br /> These slides can be reviewed at:<br />http://www.slideshare.net/nancass1/humanities-20 <br />

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