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  • 1. Technology to Improve Literacy inMiddle and High School
    Patricia Hutton
    LA consultant
    CMSCE at Rutgers
  • 2. Just What is Literacy in the 21st Century?
    Information Literacy: access and use information, analyze content, work with ideas, synthesize thought, and communicate results.New Literacy: The ability to solve genuine problems and transfer information Computer Literacy: accurately and effectively use word processors, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation and graphic software.Critical Literacy: critical thinking to discern meaning Media Literacy: communicate in print and electronic media -access, understand, analyze and evaluate images, words, and sounds
  • 3. Why Use Technology?
    • active learning•problem-based learning, collaborative learning, and/or student-centered learning• access to the "best resources" from anywhere •increased interaction •combination of learning styles•promotes life-long learning•critical, reflective learning•instant feedback •opportunity for participation by shy or quiet students•learning is fun
  • 4. Questions to Ask BeforeUsing Technology
    1. Is the technologybetter than other approaches? What risk is involved? Is it worth the change?
    2. Can the results be easily observed?
    3.How consistent is technology with the experiences and needs of the users?
    4.Is the technology easy to understand, use, and maintain? Can it be explained to others?
    5. Can the innovation be tried out? If we don't like it can we try something else?
    Are you using technology just for the sake of using it or does it enhance student learning?
  • 5. Technologies to Support Reading
    Audiobooks- promote interest and improve comprehension
    Electronic Books and Online Texts-text enhancements (definitions or background information ) -searchable, modifiable and enhanceable
    Online texts-free online reading materials
    - books, plays, short stories, magazines, and reference materials
    -contain hypermedia—links to text, data, graphics, audio, or video ,
    Electronic Talking Books- a digitized reading
    -increase motivation
    -promote word recognition
    -glossary entries, explanatory notes, and simplified rewordings
    Programmed Reading Instruction-software programs, computer-assisted instruction
    -skills-based instruction
    - voice-activated reading software
    Project LISTEN
  • 6. Technologies to Support Writing
    Word Processing-improves the quality of student writing-promotes collaborative writing
    Desktop Publishing-students format text, plan the layout, insert charts and graphics
    Multimedia Composing- insert images, sounds, and video
    -support for reading and writing skills
    Online Publishing-motivate student writing
    - Class web pages display student work-
    The Collaboratory Project
    online magazines and educational organizations - The Young Writers Club, and International Kids' Space. The World of Reading - book reviews from children
    Internet-Based Communication- e-mail, electronic bulletin boards, with peers, adults, or experts-online pen pals (e-pals or keypals). ePals
  • 7. Technologies to Support Research and Collaboration
    Internet Search Engines-access online journals, magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, and Web sites
    Online Tools for Evaluating Web-Based Information-a basic literacy skill.
    evaluating online information -
    Web Sites for Collaborative Activities-access and share a global curriculum-development lab -engage class with another in literacy-based projects -powerful motivation Global Schoolhouse
  • 8. Podcasts
    A podcast is a video or audio file that is shared and downloaded over the Internet.
    Classroom uses:
    Lessons for students to listen to for knowledge/share information
    Student created podcasts to demonstrate understanding
  • 9. Podcasting
    Popular educational podcasts:
    Creative Writing
    activated stories
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  • 11. Podcasting Resources
    Apple’s Podcasting in Education - Wonderful resource for learning about podcasting in education.
    GarageBand tutorial
    Creating Podcasts
    Podcast Lesson Plans
    2006 NECC Podcasting Presentation
    Voki- record voice with an avatar
    -record for Internet using the telephone
  • 12. Blogs
    web site maintained by an individual making regular entries that include text, graphics, audio, and video. Readers can leave comments -interactive
    Writing as a process stops, but blogging continues.
    Writing is inside; blogging is outside.
    Writing is monologue; blogging is conversation.
    Writing is thesis; blogging is synthesis.
  • 13. Benefits to Blogging
    Promote critical and analytical thinking
    Promote creative thinking
    Promote analogical thinking
    Provide access to quality information
    Combine individual reflection and social interaction
  • 14. How Could I Incorporate Blogs?
    Create a reader’s guide to literature
    Personal reactions to literature
    Write reflexively
    Publish writing
    Share ideas and opinions on topics explored in class
    Write about class topics using new vocabulary/create a personal glossary
    Share a project
    Complete a webquest
  • 15. To blog or not to blog?
    The following links lead to blogs in use in classrooms:
    senior English
    High School Literature
    as ePortfolios
  • 16. Blogging Across the Curriculum
    The Write Weblog
    Blogging in Math
    Social Studies Blog
    Science Blog
    Physical Education
    Math games
  • 17. Blog Links Word Clouds from text comic strip creator
  • 18. The World of Wikis
    A collaborative web page or series of pages that allow anyone to add/ edit content
  • 19. Will wikis work for me?
    Uses for wikis within the classroom:
    Group projects: Students research, outline, draft, and edit projects
    Assignments: Post homework, calendars, study guides
    Resource Collections: Organize articles, websites, audio/ video resources
    Peer Review
    Group FAQ: Students post and respond to questions on a given topic
    Parent Involvement: Give parents classroom news
    Online Newspaper
    chemistry wiki
    collaborative English project
    English 1
    English Department
  • 20. Discussion boards---post video, a picture, a question, a reading assignment, a web link, have students discuss
    Publication opportunities-- create pages and publish work
    Group collaboration--work on a group document anywhere
    Online literary circles--facilitate discussion about a novel
    Peer revision--post drafts of written work, comment, edit, revise and respond
    Electronic portfolios--Create a class homepage and a page for every student to upload their written assignments
    Projects-- wiki for a class project -famous author or character in a book
    Research—Students create website
  • 21. Social networking
    Social networking sites:
    • build online communities
    • 22. interactive communication tools such as chat and instant messaging
    • 23. an easy way for people to connect/share information
  • 24. Social Networking
    Social networking sites -online classrooms. Collaboration, research,
    discussion, and socialization continue beyond the walls of the classroom.
    Language Arts
    E-learning journeys
    social networking wiki
    social networking
  • 25. Social bookmarking
    Web sites -search, store, organize, and share bookmarks by
    using tags
    • Allow yourself and your students to share bookmarks on research topics
    • 26. Collaborate on projects with other schools, classes
  • 27. Social Bookmarking
    Examples from real classrooms:
    Check out these tutorials for additional resources:
  • 28. Popular social bookmarking sites: []Mister Wong []Blogmarks []Diigo []StumbleUpon []
    Educational benefits / classroom applications:
    • Network with other educators
    • 29. Academic departments share web resources
    • 30. Share bookmarks on research topics
    • 31. Collaborate on projects with other schools, sharing bookmarks
  • 32. Concerns and solutions:
    • No standards for tagging- use a class list of standard tags
    • 33. Some students might wait for others to provide good websites -monitor students
    • 34. Students add inappropriate websites -discuss school's Acceptable Use Policy, cyberethics and self management.
    Real-world examples from teachers:
    Andrew Robitaille (eLearning integration teacher) bookmarks
    Mollybug (social studies teacher) furl bookmarks
    Tami Brass (teacher in Minnesota) bookmarks
    Bill Tozier (educator from Michigan) bookmarks
    mrichme (educator) bookmarks
    Bud Hunt (educator from Colorado) bookmarks
    Darren Kuropatwa (a math teacher from Winnipeg) furl bookmarks
    Suzanne Tate (educator from Melbourne) bookmarks
  • 35. Simulations/games
    club bing
    World Without Oil and writing
  • 36. SmartBoard Activities
    myths grade 4-9
  • 37. Digital storytelling
    Step by StepStudent pairs orally answer questions from .
    Students introduce their place by telling where it was, what it looked like, and its importance.
    The body:
    What is your earliest memory of your place?
    What are your feelings when you are there?
    What difference does your place make in your life?
    What do you see in your place that no one else sees?
    Visually representing -drawing, painting, creating a collage, or using KidPix
    (digital stories -approximately 3 minutes in length)
    Include a hook to introductions
    Peer coaching during production  
    Teacher shares a place story - discuss the hook, the images ,the tone , and the music -create a model
    Create a digital story as a class  
  • 38. E-portfolios
    Student benefits:
    Personal knowledge management
    History of development and growth
    Planning/goal setting tool
    Make connections between learning experiences
    Metacognitive elements -plan future learning needs based on previous successes and failures.
    Personal control of learning history
    Faculty benefits from:
    Means to share content
    Authentic assessment
    Preparing learners for life-long learning
    Create centralized assessment
  • 39. PBL
    Global Schoolhouse
  • 40. Webquests
    cost of college
    Perfect Meal
    witness to the world
    Moving to America- an immigration webquest
    Lewis and Clark
  • 41. Backchanneling-using networked computers for real-time online conversation alongside live spoken remarks
    Engages students during videos/lectures
    Encourages processing, reflecting, and analyzing
    Emphasizes higher order thinking
    All students participate
    Completed on secure site
    Use texting abbreviations that are posted in advance
    Use guiding questions and students respond, reflect, and discuss during presentation
  • 42. Ideas for Using Technology
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  • 46. Resources
    • Richardson, W. (2006). Blogs, wikis, podcasts, and other powerful web tools for classrooms. Thousand Oaks, California: Corwin Press.
    • 47. Solomon, G. ; Scrum, L. .(2007). Web 2.0 new tools, new schools. International Society for Technology in Education. Washington, DC
    • 48.
    resources for digital storytelling
  • 49. websites
    -students share their own work through videos
    Google Lit Trips
    - multimedia alternative to book reports
  • 50. Websites
    • Online Communication and Adolescent Relationships
    • 51. Information Literacy 2.0
    • 52. Welcome to the Blogoshpere
    • 53. Technologies Such as Wikis in the Classroom
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    • 55.
    • 56.
    • 57. Social Bookmarking
    • 58. Edublogs
  • 59.
    • -easy to use and free, more appropriate for educators than students
    • 60. be integrated into BlackBoard.
    • 61.
    for K-12 learners/educators
    7 Things You Should Know About Social Bookmarking
    • a closed system
    • 62. for K-12 classrooms
    • 63. Podcast Network
    • 64. Educational Podcasts
    • 65. Learning Interchange
    • 66.
    • 67. SmartBoard activities
  • 68. Resources
    Classroom examples
    Helpful links A collection of links to explore.
  • 69. Images
    Microsoft Clip Art: all graphics except photos
    Photos from Print Workshop collections
  • 70. Thank You!
    Patricia Hutton
    LA consultant
    CMSCE- Rutgers