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  • Literacy in the 21 st Century It’s not just about reading and writing anymore. Cool Tools Presentation DASD August 22, 2008
  • “ If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow. ”  -John Dewey
    • “ The nature of information has changed---as a result, our definition of literacy must change.”
    • --David Warlick
  • National Educational Technology Standards for Students
    • 1. Creativity and Innovation  Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
    • 2. Communication and Collaboration  
    • Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students:
  • National Educational Technology Standards for Students
    • 3. Research and Information Fluency  
    • Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information
    • 4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making  
    • Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.
  • National Educational Technology Standards for Students
    • 5. Digital Citizenship  
    • Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.
    • 6. Technology Operations and Concepts  
    • Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.
  • What can we use to integrate digital literacy into the classroom?
    • Blogs
    • Wikis
  • Blogs
    • Blogs in Plain English
    • A blog or a weblog is a simple website where you can post your thoughts, publish writing, and interact with people.
    • A blog contains a series of dated entries with most recent entries appearing first.
    • This allows students to read, write, reflect on learning and communicate beyond the walls of the classroom.
    • Blogs can include text, photographs, audio, and video.
  • Uses for blogging in Education
    • Teacher Communication – blogs allow teachers to communicate with students, parents, administrators, and other teachers.
    • Dialogue Generation – By blogging teachers have the opportunity to post questions and engage students in reading and writing. Blogging allows reading and writing to be incorporated into any content area.
    • Teacher Collaboration and Learning – With the use of blogging teachers can share teaching philosophies and methodologies with other teachers.
  • What blogging does for students…
    • Encourages students to find a voice
    • Creates enthusiasm for writing and communications
    • Engages students in reading, conversation, and learning
    • Provides an online portfolio of learning
    • Provides opportunity for editing and improvement in reading and writing skills
    • Provides an authentic purpose for reading and writing
    • Provides an important area for students to explore, analyze, and synthesize information in the content areas
    • Provides a wider audience
  • Sites that can be used…
    • 21Classes
    • Blogger
    • Classblogmeister created by David Warlick
    • Edublogs
    • Easyjournal
    • Gaggle free email and blog hosting
    • LearnerBlogs
    • Tribe.net
    • Wordpress.com
    • Think.com (We have subscription for our district.)
  • Educational Blogging Resources
    • Support Blogging
  • Think.com
    • Each school in the District has an administrator.
      • High School - Mark Nicholson
      • Middle School – Dawna Vanderpool
      • Wasson – Beth Saxman
  • Wikis
    • A wiki is a website where users can add, remove, and edit every page using a web browser.
    • Different wiki services offer different features. Most include the ability to compare previous versions of a page, discuss issues prior to making changes and track who edited what and when.
  • Wikis for literacy
    • Create Simple Websites – Wikis make it very easy to create websites.
    • Group Writing – the group takes responsibility for creating their own content collaboratively and learning from each other.
    • Peer editing -- each contributor is able to both author and edit collaboratively.
    • As a constructivist learning activity, wikis allow students to be responsible for their own learning experience in an online collaborative environment.
  • Wikis ideas across the curriculum..
    • Study guides made by student groups for themselves and peers
    • Vocabulary lists and examples of the words in use, contributed by students
    • Products of research projects, collaborative group projects
    • An FAQ wiki on your current unit topic.
    • Have students post KWL entries
  • Wiki Tools
    • Helping Students Education 501(c)(3)
    • Wetpaint
    • JotSpot
    • Atlassian Confluence
    • MediaWiki
    • SocialText
    • JotBox Wiki appliance for large enterprises
    • EditMe
    • Trac Project tracking wiki
    • Wikispaces aimed at social groups
    • PBwiki
    • SeedWiki
    • Schtuff
    • Instiki
    • Wetpaint
    • LauLima
  • Wikis in education…
    • http:// rockwritelisten.wikispaces.com /
      • Michele Haiken’s class, an elective for 7th and 8th graders on the history of rock and roll.
    • The Flat Classroom Project
    • Mrs. Maine’s Class Wiki
  • Resources
    • http://www.ncrel.org/engauge/skills/agelit.htm
    • http://www.edutopia.org/world-your-fingertips
    • http://paulallison.tumblr.com/post/26922474
    • http://www.classroom20wiki.com/Blogging
    • http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2006/07/07/what-is-a-wiki.html