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