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Humanities 20

Humanities 20



presentation for Archidociese Tech conference 11/11/09

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



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