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Technology to Improve Literacy inMiddle and High School<br />Patricia Hutton<br />LA consultant<br />CMSCE at Rutgers<br /...
Just What is Literacy in the 21st Century?<br />Information Literacy: access and use information, analyze content, work wi...
Why Use Technology?<br /><ul><li>active learning•problem-based learning, collaborative learning, and/or student-centered l...
Questions to Ask BeforeUsing Technology<br />1. Is the technologybetter than other approaches? What risk is involved? Is i...
Technologies to Support Reading<br />Audiobooks- promote interest and improve  comprehension<br />Electronic Books and Onl...
Technologies to Support Writing<br />Word Processing-improves the quality of student writing-promotes collaborative writin...
Technologies to Support Research and Collaboration<br />Internet Search Engines-access online journals, magazines, newspap...
Podcasts<br />A podcast is a video or audio file that is shared and downloaded over the Internet.<br />Classroom uses:<br ...
Podcasting<br />Popular educational podcasts:<br />http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/default.aspx<br />http://www.mathg...
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Podcasting Resources<br />Apple’s Podcasting in Education - Wonderful resource for learning about podcasting in education....
Blogs<br />web site maintained by an individual making regular entries that  include text, graphics, audio, and video. Rea...
Benefits to Blogging<br />Promote critical and analytical thinking<br />Promote creative thinking<br />Promote analogical ...
How Could I Incorporate Blogs?<br />Create a reader’s guide to literature<br />Personal reactions to literature<br />Write...
To blog or not to blog?<br />The following links lead to blogs in use in classrooms:<br />http://weblogs.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/b...
Blogging Across the Curriculum<br />The Write Weblog<br />Blogging in Math<br />Social Studies Blog<br />Science Blog<br /...
Blog Links<br />http://edublogs.org/<br />http://www.wordle.net/create-creates Word Clouds from text<br />http://www.readw...
The World of Wikis<br />A collaborative web page or series of pages that allow anyone to add/ edit content<br />18<br />
Will wikis work for me?<br />Uses for wikis within the classroom:<br />Group projects: Students research, outline, draft, ...
Discussion boards---post  video, a picture, a question, a reading assignment, a web link, have students discuss<br />Publi...
Social networking<br />Social networking sites:<br /><ul><li> build online communities
interactive communication tools such as chat and instant messaging
an easy way for people to connect/share information</li></ul>21<br />
Social Networking<br />Social networking sites -online classrooms. Collaboration, research,<br />discussion, and socializa...
Social bookmarking<br />Web sites -search, store, organize, and share  bookmarks by <br />using tags<br />Benefits:<br /><...
Collaborate on projects with other schools, classes  </li></ul>23<br />
Social Bookmarking<br />Examples from real classrooms:<br />http://www.furl.net/member/mollybug<br />http://delicious.com/...
Popular social bookmarking sites:<br />Del.icio.us [http://del.icio.us]Mister Wong [http://www.mister-wong.com]Blogmarks [...
Academic departments share web resources
Share bookmarks on research topics
Collaborate on projects with other schools, sharing bookmarks </li></ul>25<br />
Concerns and solutions:<br /><ul><li>No standards for tagging- use a class list of standard tags
Some students might wait for others to provide good websites -monitor students
Students  add inappropriate websites -discuss school's Acceptable Use Policy, cyberethics and self management.</li></ul>Re...
Simulations/games<br />club bing<br />World Without Oil and writing<br />http://scratch.mit.edu/<br />2simple.com/<br />27...
SmartBoard Activities<br />scrapbook<br />myths grade 4-9<br />28<br />
Digital storytelling<br />Step by StepStudent pairs orally answer questions from .<br />Students  introduce their place by...
E-portfolios<br />Student benefits:<br />Personal knowledge management<br />History of development and growth<br />Plannin...
PBL<br />Global Schoolhouse<br />31<br />
Webquests<br />cost of college<br />Budgets<br />Perfect Meal<br />Weather<br />witness to the world<br />Night<br />Movin...
Backchanneling-using networked computers for real-time online conversation alongside live spoken remarks<br />Benefits:<br...
Ideas for Using Technology<br />34<br />
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  1. 1. Technology to Improve Literacy inMiddle and High School<br />Patricia Hutton<br />LA consultant<br />CMSCE at Rutgers<br />tikap@aol.com<br />908-757-2751<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Just What is Literacy in the 21st Century?<br />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<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Why Use Technology?<br /><ul><li>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</li></ul>3<br />
  4. 4. Questions to Ask BeforeUsing Technology<br />1. Is the technologybetter than other approaches? What risk is involved? Is it worth the change?<br />2. Can the results be easily observed? <br />3.How consistent is technology with the experiences and needs of the users?<br />4.Is the technology easy to understand, use, and maintain? Can it be explained to others?<br />5. Can the innovation be tried out? If we don't like it can we try something else?<br />Are you using technology just for the sake of using it or does it enhance student learning?<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Technologies to Support Reading<br />Audiobooks- promote interest and improve comprehension<br />Electronic Books and Online Texts-text enhancements (definitions or background information ) -searchable, modifiable and enhanceable<br /> Online texts-free online reading materials<br /> - books, plays, short stories, magazines, and reference materials<br /> -contain hypermedia—links to text, data, graphics, audio, or video , <br />Electronic Talking Books- a digitized reading<br /> -increase motivation <br /> -promote word recognition <br /> -glossary entries, explanatory notes, and simplified rewordings <br />Programmed Reading Instruction-software programs, computer-assisted instruction<br /> -skills-based instruction <br /> - voice-activated reading software<br />Project LISTEN<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Technologies to Support Writing<br />Word Processing-improves the quality of student writing-promotes collaborative writing<br />Desktop Publishing-students format text, plan the layout, insert charts and graphics<br />Multimedia Composing- insert images, sounds, and video<br /> -self-expression <br /> -support for reading and writing skills<br />Online Publishing-motivate student writing<br /> - Class web pages display student work-<br />The Collaboratory Project<br />online magazines and educational organizations - The Young Writers Club, and International Kids' Space. The World of Reading - book reviews from children<br />Internet-Based Communication- e-mail, electronic bulletin boards, with peers, adults, or experts-online pen pals (e-pals or keypals). ePals<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Technologies to Support Research and Collaboration<br />Internet Search Engines-access online journals, magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, and Web sites<br />Online Tools for Evaluating Web-Based Information-a basic literacy skill.<br />evaluating online information -<br />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<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Podcasts<br />A podcast is a video or audio file that is shared and downloaded over the Internet.<br />Classroom uses:<br />Lessons for students to listen to for knowledge/share information <br />Student created podcasts to demonstrate understanding<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Podcasting<br />Popular educational podcasts:<br />http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/default.aspx<br />http://www.mathgrad.com/<br />Creative Writing<br />activated stories<br />Shakespodospeare<br />9<br />
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  11. 11. Podcasting Resources<br />Apple’s Podcasting in Education - Wonderful resource for learning about podcasting in education. <br />GarageBand tutorial<br />Creating Podcasts<br />Podcast Lesson Plans<br />2006 NECC Podcasting Presentation<br />Podomatic<br />Voki- record voice with an avatar<br />iPadio<br />-record for Internet using the telephone<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Blogs<br />web site maintained by an individual making regular entries that include text, graphics, audio, and video. Readers can leave comments -interactive<br />Writing as a process stops, but blogging continues.<br />Writing is inside; blogging is outside.<br />Writing is monologue; blogging is conversation.<br />Writing is thesis; blogging is synthesis.<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Benefits to Blogging<br />Promote critical and analytical thinking<br />Promote creative thinking<br />Promote analogical thinking<br />Provide access to quality information<br />Combine individual reflection and social interaction<br />13<br />
  14. 14. How Could I Incorporate Blogs?<br />Create a reader’s guide to literature<br />Personal reactions to literature<br />Write reflexively<br />Publish writing<br />Share ideas and opinions on topics explored in class<br />Write about class topics using new vocabulary/create a personal glossary<br />Share a project<br />Complete a webquest<br />14<br />
  15. 15. To blog or not to blog?<br />The following links lead to blogs in use in classrooms:<br />http://weblogs.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/bees/<br />senior English<br />High School Literature<br />as ePortfolios<br />15<br />
  16. 16. Blogging Across the Curriculum<br />The Write Weblog<br />Blogging in Math<br />Social Studies Blog<br />Science Blog<br />Physical Education<br />Math games<br />16<br />
  17. 17. Blog Links<br />http://edublogs.org/<br />http://www.wordle.net/create-creates Word Clouds from text<br />http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/comic/index.html- comic strip creator<br />http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers100K/<br />http://www.blogger.com/start<br />http://www.wetpaint.com/<br />http://my.pbwiki.com/new.php<br />http://wordpress.com/<br />17<br />
  18. 18. The World of Wikis<br />A collaborative web page or series of pages that allow anyone to add/ edit content<br />18<br />
  19. 19. Will wikis work for me?<br />Uses for wikis within the classroom:<br />Group projects: Students research, outline, draft, and edit projects <br />Assignments: Post homework, calendars, study guides<br />Resource Collections: Organize articles, websites, audio/ video resources<br />Peer Review<br />Group FAQ: Students post and respond to questions on a given topic<br />Parent Involvement: Give parents classroom news<br />Online Newspaper<br />chemistry wiki<br />http://precalculus.pbwiki.com/<br />collaborative English project<br />Wikispaces<br />English 1<br />English Department<br />19<br />
  20. 20. Discussion boards---post video, a picture, a question, a reading assignment, a web link, have students discuss<br />Publication opportunities-- create pages and publish work<br />Group collaboration--work on a group document anywhere<br />Online literary circles--facilitate discussion about a novel <br />Peer revision--post drafts of written work, comment, edit, revise and respond <br />Electronic portfolios--Create a class homepage and a page for every student to upload their written assignments<br />Projects-- wiki for a class project -famous author or character in a book <br />Research—Students create website<br />20<br />
  21. 21. Social networking<br />Social networking sites:<br /><ul><li> build online communities
  22. 22. interactive communication tools such as chat and instant messaging
  23. 23. an easy way for people to connect/share information</li></ul>21<br />
  24. 24. Social Networking<br />Social networking sites -online classrooms. Collaboration, research,<br />discussion, and socialization continue beyond the walls of the classroom.<br />Language Arts<br />E-learning journeys<br />social networking wiki<br />social networking<br />22<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a_KF7TYKVc<br />
  25. 25. Social bookmarking<br />Web sites -search, store, organize, and share bookmarks by <br />using tags<br />Benefits:<br /><ul><li>Allow yourself and your students to share bookmarks on research topics
  26. 26. Collaborate on projects with other schools, classes </li></ul>23<br />
  27. 27. Social Bookmarking<br />Examples from real classrooms:<br />http://www.furl.net/member/mollybug<br />http://delicious.com/brasst<br />http://delicious.com/Vaguery<br />Check out these tutorials for additional resources:<br />http://web2tutorial.wikispaces.com/social_bookmarks<br />http://teachingtoday.glencoe.com/howtoarticles/social-bookmarking<br />24<br />
  28. 28. Popular social bookmarking sites:<br />Del.icio.us [http://del.icio.us]Mister Wong [http://www.mister-wong.com]Blogmarks [http://blogmarks.net]Diigo [http://www.diigo.com/]StumbleUpon [http://www.stumbleupon.com]<br />Educational benefits / classroom applications:<br /><ul><li>Network with other educators
  29. 29. Academic departments share web resources
  30. 30. Share bookmarks on research topics
  31. 31. Collaborate on projects with other schools, sharing bookmarks </li></ul>25<br />
  32. 32. Concerns and solutions:<br /><ul><li>No standards for tagging- use a class list of standard tags
  33. 33. Some students might wait for others to provide good websites -monitor students
  34. 34. Students add inappropriate websites -discuss school's Acceptable Use Policy, cyberethics and self management.</li></ul>Real-world examples from teachers:<br />Andrew Robitaille (eLearning integration teacher) del.icio.us bookmarks <br />Mollybug (social studies teacher) furl bookmarks<br />Tami Brass (teacher in Minnesota) del.icio.us bookmarks<br />Bill Tozier (educator from Michigan) del.icio.us bookmarks<br />mrichme (educator) del.icio.us bookmarks<br />Bud Hunt (educator from Colorado) del.icio.us bookmarks<br />Darren Kuropatwa (a math teacher from Winnipeg) furl bookmarks<br />Suzanne Tate (educator from Melbourne) del.icio.us bookmarks<br />26<br />
  35. 35. Simulations/games<br />club bing<br />World Without Oil and writing<br />http://scratch.mit.edu/<br />2simple.com/<br />27<br />
  36. 36. SmartBoard Activities<br />scrapbook<br />myths grade 4-9<br />28<br />
  37. 37. Digital storytelling<br />Step by StepStudent pairs orally answer questions from .<br />Students introduce their place by telling where it was, what it looked like, and its importance.<br />The body:<br />What is your earliest memory of your place? <br />What are your feelings when you are there? <br />What difference does your place make in your life? <br />What do you see in your place that no one else sees? <br />Visually representing -drawing, painting, creating a collage, or using KidPix<br />(digital stories -approximately 3 minutes in length)<br /> Include a hook to introductions<br />Peer coaching during production   <br />Teacher shares a place story - discuss the hook, the images ,the tone , and the music -create a model<br />Create a digital story as a class   <br />29<br />
  38. 38. E-portfolios<br />Student benefits:<br />Personal knowledge management<br />History of development and growth<br />Planning/goal setting tool<br />Make connections between learning experiences<br />Metacognitive elements -plan future learning needs based on previous successes and failures.<br />Personal control of learning history<br />Faculty benefits from:<br />Means to share content<br />Authentic assessment<br />Preparing learners for life-long learning<br />Create centralized assessment <br />resources<br />30<br />
  39. 39. PBL<br />Global Schoolhouse<br />31<br />
  40. 40. Webquests<br />cost of college<br />Budgets<br />Perfect Meal<br />Weather<br />witness to the world<br />Night<br />Moving to America- an immigration webquest<br />Lewis and Clark<br />32<br />
  41. 41. Backchanneling-using networked computers for real-time online conversation alongside live spoken remarks<br />Benefits:<br />Engages students during videos/lectures<br />Encourages processing, reflecting, and analyzing<br />Emphasizes higher order thinking<br />All students participate<br />Process:<br />Completed on secure site<br />Use texting abbreviations that are posted in advance<br />Use guiding questions and students respond, reflect, and discuss during presentation<br />33<br />
  42. 42. Ideas for Using Technology<br />34<br />
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  46. 46. Resources<br /><ul><li>Richardson, W. (2006). Blogs, wikis, podcasts, and other powerful web tools for classrooms. Thousand Oaks, California: Corwin Press.
  47. 47. Solomon, G. ; Scrum, L. .(2007). Web 2.0 new tools, new schools. International Society for Technology in Education. Washington, DC
  48. 48. http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7001.pdf</li></ul>resources for digital storytelling<br />38<br />
  49. 49. websites<br />Stemtube<br />-students share their own work through videos<br />Google Lit Trips<br />Animoto<br />- multimedia alternative to book reports<br />http://youthvoices.net/<br />39<br />
  50. 50. Websites<br /><ul><li>Online Communication and Adolescent Relationships
  51. 51. Information Literacy 2.0
  52. 52. Welcome to the Blogoshpere
  53. 53. Technologies Such as Wikis in the Classroom
  54. 54. https://www.blogger.com/start
  55. 55. http://www.wetpaint.com/
  56. 56. http://pbwiki.com/
  57. 57. Social Bookmarking
  58. 58. Edublogs</li></ul>40<br />
  59. 59. <ul><li>http://del.icio.us/ -easy to use and free, more appropriate for educators than students
  60. 60. http://www.scholar.com/userHomepage.dobbb?op=view-can be integrated into BlackBoard.
  61. 61. http://www.edutagger.com/</li></ul>for K-12 learners/educators <br />7 Things You Should Know About Social Bookmarking<br /><ul><li>http://www.buddymarks.com/- a closed system
  62. 62. http://scuttle.org/-built for K-12 classrooms
  63. 63. Podcast Network
  64. 64. Educational Podcasts
  65. 65. Learning Interchange
  66. 66. http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/content/cntareas/reading/li300.htm
  67. 67. SmartBoard activities</li></ul>41<br />
  68. 68. Resources<br />Classroom examples<br />Helpful links<br />http://www.eschoolnews.com/resources/reports/video2005/index.cfm<br />http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/listdvma.html A collection of links to explore.<br />http://www.billzarchy.com/clips/clips_apple_ed_students.htm<br />http://www1.moe.edu.sg/itopia/download/abstracts/Advanced%20Digital%20Video%20Workshop.pdf<br />http://www.mstandley.com/books_pubs/teaching_storytelling.pdf.<br />http://www.atomiclearning.com/freeimovie.shtml<br />http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/moviemaker/learnmore/<br />http://www.thislife.org/<br />Examples<br />http://www.oneworldjourneys.com/<br />http://tech-head.com/dstory.htm<br />42<br />
  69. 69. Images<br />Microsoft Clip Art: all graphics except photos<br />Photos from Print Workshop collections<br />43<br />
  70. 70. Thank You!<br />Patricia Hutton<br />LA consultant<br />CMSCE- Rutgers<br />44<br />tikap@aol.com<br />908-757-2751<br />
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