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  • 1. Unlocking the Doors to Literacy Web 2.0 for Language Arts Deloris Eure-Nutt & A. Ruth Okoye Portsmouth Public Schools
  • 2. 21 st Century Skills
    • 1852 – 1918: compulsory education
      • creating good citizens
      • Participate in the democratic process
      • Work in factories/farms
    • 21 st Century workforce
      • Productivity, self-direction and social skills
      • Problem solving, communication, and literacy skills
  • 3. Literacy is Changing
    • Literacy is being redefined as the ability to use information to accomplish goals
      • Find information
      • Decode it
      • Evaluate it
      • Organize it for personal use
  • 4. Introduction to Web 2.0 (the read/write web)
    • New web-based software that allows anyone to find, evaluate and organize information that is relevant to the problem they need to solve and then publish their findings
      • Writing vs. Reading
      • Blogs vs. homepages
      • Sharing vs. owning
      • Groups vs. individuals
      • Dynamic pages vs. static pages
  • 5. What’s the Implication for Language Arts Instruction?
    • New ways to publish
    • Larger and different audiences
    • Feedback from multiple sources
    • Additional points of view
    • Pique student interest
  • 6. What’s a Blog?
    • Web-log
    • Highly personalized/individualized website
    • Used by an individual or group
    • One message or theme
    • Reverse chronological messages (posts)
    • Facilitating conversation about …
  • 7. Classroom Uses of Blogs
    • Blog fiction – writing a blog from the point of view of a different character
    • Literature circle discussions
      • Write reactions to reading passages
      • Share thought-provoking quotes and then offer their own thoughts on the topic.
    • School Newspaper or magazine
    • Showcase student creative writing
    • Reflect about shared classroom experiences.
    • Developing a community of writers
  • 8. Blog Examples
    • http://sarahplainandtall.blogspot.com/
    • http://ppsblogs.net/deborahdaniels/
    • http://mrmayo.typepad.com/magazine/
    • http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=17192
    • http://byrdmiddle.org/richard3/
    • http://greenwoodlab.edublogs.org/
  • 9. Where to setup your classroom blog
    • http://classblogmeister.com/
    • http:// edublogs.org /
    • http://21classes.com/
    • http:// wordpress.com /
    • (Blogger)
  • 10. WIKIs in Plain English http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY
  • 11. WIKIs in Plain English
    • Wiki Wiki
    • What I know Is
    • A website that allows users to add and edit content
    • Created by groups
    • “ Let’s publish a book about….”
  • 12. Why wikis
    • Wikis encourage collaborative learning and information sharing
    • They increase student engagement and participation
    • They are cross-curricular
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=av2yofWSdU0
  • 13. How can wikis be used in the classroom?
    • Group projects: Students work together in one place to research, outline, draft, and edit projects within the wiki
    • Assignments: Post homework, course materials, study guides, and more.
    • Resource Collections: Organize articles, websites, videos, and other resources for students
    • Online Newspaper: Create a student-published online newspaper
    • Investigate topics online and then report on their research
    • Create portfolios to showcase their work.
  • 14. Examples of Wikis
    • http://eatme.wikispaces.com/
    • http://bjordan.wikispaces.com/
    • http://kyliandpalmer.wikispaces.com/
    • http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/
  • 15. Where to set up wikis
    • www.wikispaces.com
    • www.pbwiki.com
    • www.wetpaint.com
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7BAU2XX5Ws
  • 16. Podcasting: Bringing Our Voices to the World
    • A method of publishing audio files to the internet for playback on mobile devices and personal computer. (from “iPod” and “Broadcasting”)
    • http:// www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey =3c962c1798fe42075980&msg=You%20must%20be%20logged%20in%20to%20Download%20Video !
  • 17. Classroom Uses for Podcasts
    • Book Reports
    • Document a field trip
    • Share book reviews
    • Conduct interviews
    • Review curricular content
    • Students reading their original poetry or short stories.
    • Elementary students recording a greeting to pen pals across the country or world.
    • My daughter podcasts her spelling homework... ;-)
  • 18. Podcast Examples
    • Radio Willow Web http://www.mpsomaha.org/willow/radio/listen.html
    • Read, Write, Publish Project http://ppsblogs.net/rwp/2007/10/29/podcast-book-reports/
    • Tech Cadet Boot Camp Project: http://ppsblogs.net/techcadet2/2007/07/19/week-1-projects/
    • Technology Nutt Blog http://ppsblogs.net/nutt/2008/02/02/podcast-of-famous-people/
    • Book Reports http://www.runkle.org/Podcasts/index.html
  • 19. 3 steps to a Podcast
    • Write your script
    • Record the podcast
      • Use Audacity and convert the file to MP3
    • Upload it
  • 20. What about grades?
    • Rubrics
      • Blog posts
        • http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php?screen=ShowRubric&rubric_id=1439339&
        • http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php?screen=ShowRubric&rubric_id=1400526&
      • Blog comments
      • Wikis
        • http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php?screen=ShowRubric&rubric_id=1478863&
      • Podcasts
        • http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php?screen=ShowRubric&rubric_id=1421976&
  • 21. Online Safety
    • The risks of using Web 2.0 applications are real. You should take steps to reduce the risks of inappropriate entries
    • Know your school and district acceptable use policies (AUPs) and convey them to your students
    • Make students aware of what subject matter is appropriate and permissible
    • Teach students the importance of tone and respect for others' opinions
    • Have clear expectations, rules, and consequences.
    • Parental notification
    • Student should post with aliases
    • Remember that with risk comes growth and learning
  • 22. References
    • http://joedrumgoole.com/blog/2006/05/29/web-20-vs-web-10/
    • http://triciawang.vox.com/library/post/the-emergence-and-rise-of-mass-social-media.html
    • http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/index.php
    • http://davidwarlick.com/wiki/pmwiki.php?n=Main.RedefiningLiteracyForThe21stCentury