Web sites – going to preselected sites for information, discussion boards, blogsWorking in experts groups to find information on a specified topicCollaboration on documents or presentationsResearch - in the databases/online to share information about a piece of literature or an authorPractice integrating quotes, paraphrasing, creating citations
Sharing web sites/pictures/diagrams/blogs/discussion boardsModeling writing, analysis, study strategiesMake note taking more interactive using SMART board/slateCritical reading using highlighted text (PDF or SMART)Illustrating vocabulary, showing dictionary use, deciphering meaningsShowing examples of products/projects from former students using PDFs or scansMake Review games/activities interactive and funAudio/Visual vocabulary using web sites and SMARTPresenting background material using Movie Maker or Premiere ElementsMaking Art/Literature connections
Putting the focus on student learning, rather than teacher telling or "covering the content", means (1) students take responsibility for their own learning, (2) learning experiences are geared to students' interests and needs, (3) students are actively engaged in learning in a variety of groups and contexts, and (4) learning is understood, applied and internalized.
Because it is like a journal, it can be on any subject and for any purpose.Take a look at a blog I created concerning the Texas STaR Chart and one Cy-Fair High School.
Tools for Collaboration
Web 2.0 Tools <br />For<br />Collaboration<br />Presented by<br />Sarah Price<br />Secndary ELA Technology Curriculum Coach<br />firstname.lastname@example.org<br />
2<br />What is Integration?<br />Integration<br />generally means combining parts so that they work together to form a whole<br />in education, is combining best teaching practices with technology use in the classroom<br />is not just a replacement for pencil and paper<br />
What Integration Looks Like in the <br />ELA Classroom<br />Students with laptops open and logged in<br /><ul><li>Web site exploration
Practice</li></li></ul><li>What Integration Looks Like in the ELA Classroom (Teacher Using Projector)<br />Sharing<br />Modeling<br />Note taking<br />Critical reading<br />Background material<br /><ul><li>Vocabulary
The Focus of Collaborative Learning<br /> student learning where students are actively demonstrating their understanding, rather than students passing written tests as the sole sign of knowing.<br />
Collaboration Through DiscussionUsing Blogs, Forums, and Discussion Boards in the Secondary ELA Classroom <br />
Purpose<br /><ul><li>What are blogs, forums, and discussion boards, and why should teachers use them?
How do teachers incorporate forums/discussion boards into their lessons?</li></li></ul><li>a Web-based publication of periodic journal entries (news) called “posts.”<br />presented in reverse chronological order with the most current post appearing first.<br />an online journal with one or many contributors.<br />What is a blog?<br />
What is a forum?<br /><ul><li>a public (online) meeting place for open discussions on a topic
an area where users can interact with questions, answers, and discussions
a great way to meet people who share similar interests and to learn more about a topic of interest</li></li></ul><li>Forum Example<br />Ning.com allows participants to create a polished and user-friendly forum. Groups form around a topic of interest or a common need.<br />
What is a discussion board?<br /><ul><li>A list in which users can read, post, and reply to messages from other users who are members of the same discussion board.
Members may read comments or questions and respond with their own remarks over time.
All posts to a question or response become “threaded” to the original posting.</li></li></ul><li>Discussion BoardExample<br /><ul><li>Notice that each response is threaded to the original post.
After the first two replies, each subsequent post is evidently a reply to the previous one.
Only the first, second, and last postings are responses to the original.</li></li></ul><li>Discussion Using Schoolwires<br /><ul><li>In Schoolwires, the discussion postings can be allowed or not allowed.
The teacher can prompt or require specific details or ask open-ended questions to make students think more deeply about a topic.</li></li></ul><li>Why use blogs, forums, or discussion boards?<br />Students<br />can participate on their own time<br />know about and often use forums (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, other social networks).<br />want their voices to be “heard.”<br />have no fear of wrong answers.<br />enjoy real-world writing.<br />like to read what their friends have written.<br />
Why use blogs, forums, or discussion boards?<br />Teachers<br />will see more student engagement than in a classroom discussion.<br />can use postings to make in-class discussions more meaningful.<br />can join in, guide, and monitor discussions<br />can foster a “sense of community” within a class<br />
Discussion Board/ForumUsing Schoolwires <br />Example:<br />cyfair3.schoolwires.net>Cypress Lakes> Faculty >Amy Hawkins<br />Blog - writing practice and student assessment.<br />Original post lays out the requirements.<br />Students write their own blog within set parameters.<br />Students use the postings to comment on others’ writing.<br />
Where can you find other places to blog?<br />www.blogster.com<br />www.blogger.com<br />www.blogs.com<br />www.thoughts.com<br />www.livejournal.com<br />www.xanga.com<br />www.cerei.org<br />www.piczo.com<br />www.vox.com<br />www.TypePad.com<br />