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Improving Reading, Writing and Critical Thinking Skills with Media (August 2012)


Shared August 7, 2012, in Missoula, Montana: Interested in helping students become better readers, writers, and critical thinkers? We need to “play with media” to become more effective communicators …

Shared August 7, 2012, in Missoula, Montana: Interested in helping students become better readers, writers, and critical thinkers? We need to “play with media” to become more effective communicators and improve our media literacy skills as both learners and citizens. As you learn to play with digital text, images, audio and video, you will communicate more creatively and flexibly with a wider variety of options. Author and educator Wesley Fryer will inspire and empower you, as a creative person, to expand your personal senses of digital literacy and digital agency as a multimedia communicator! Learn more, order Wesley’s eBook, and access session resources on www.playingwithmedia.com.

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  • 1. improving reading, writing,& critical thinking skills with by Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. www.speedofcreativity.org7 August 2012Missoula, MT playingwithmedia.com
  • 2. anyone have pioneer spirit? www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/3471363885
  • 3. http://promo.simonandschuster.com/fourthpartworld/
  • 4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waldseem%C3%BCller_map Waldseemüller map (1507)
  • 5. digital learning pioneers “terra incognita”
  • 6. Outline: http://instagr.am/p/LvKmkxugG6/ truth about edtechwhy create with media? what’s on the Clark Fork River, Missoula, Montana - August 4, 2012 http://instagram.com/p/N-JdGEugCM/ menu?
  • 7. an important goal today: “do no harm” HARM not .not fear overwhelm
  • 8. www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/223327646picture the importance of relationships at school
  • 9. too many people today believe in the power of TECHNOLOGY rather than the power of WORDS & PASSIONATE PEOPLE www.flickr.com/photos/jemimus/4824411391
  • 10. www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/7175432025 wfryer.me/improve
  • 11. For links to today’s presentation resources:Send the text message orscan: wesinfo to 23559 cel.ly/c/wesinfo or visit: wfryer.me/improve
  • 12. playingwithmedia.com/pages/about 100% eBook discount through Aug 8, 2012 only! Use discount code: blackfootETC
  • 13. <1> truth about ed tech
  • 14. truth about <1> educational technology?www.spacepub.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/The-Truth-Is-Out-There.jpg
  • 15. “If you just buy this...” “your test scores will look like this:”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_f8pXcUqZgA8/TG7TCB1j4cI/AAAAAAAAAos/nIbsPJ_g2ys/s1600/iwanttobelieveel4.jpg
  • 16. larrycuban.wordpress.com Dr. Larry Cuban(2003) www.tc.columbia.edu/news.htm?articleID=3911&pub=6&issue=56
  • 17. “As for enhanced efficiency in learning and teaching,there have been no advances (measured by higheracademic achievement of urban, suburban, or ruralstudents) over the last decade that can be confidentlyattributed to broader access to computers. Nosurprise here, as the debate over whether newtechnologies have increased overall Americaneconomic productivity also has had no clear answers.The link between test score improvements andcomputer availability and use is even more contested.”Dr Larry Cuban. Oversold and Underused: Computers in theClassroom. Harvard University Press. 2003. ISBN: 0674011090. pages178-179.
  • 18. Michael Horn(2008) www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/3349773813/
  • 19. “…the billions schools have spent on computers havehad little effect on how teachers and students learn…The reason for this disappointing result is that the wayschools have employed computers has been perfectlypredictable, perfectly logical– and perfectly wrong. As weshow in this chapter, schools have crammed them intoclassrooms to sustain and marginally improve the waythey already teach and run their schools, just as mostorganizations do when they attempt to implementinnovations, including computers. Using computers thisway will never allow schools to migrate to a student-centric classroom.”Christensen, Horn & Johnson. Disrupting Class: How DisruptiveInnovation Will Change the Way the World Learns. McGraw Hill.2008. Pages 72-73.
  • 20. http://docs.wesfryer.com
  • 21. Communication with should become ‘the new normal’ in classroomswww.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/6098473377
  • 22. http://maps.playingwithmedia.com
  • 23. im“as digital pioneers we need to play with media” x t ag t e esaudio vide o maps.playingwithmedia.com www.flickr.com/photos/ncsphotography/4247856340
  • 24. t im t e x bl ve k og st ag es ti o ac Bo o er e ry nt a ,i i ph con in ed ed at m ot ce 5 o pt ph mashups er ti d l 18 m o o u m m 0 ap to pr s oj ec o t Scratch Projects e Google Earth/Maps Tour d ow au h i e s id st v‘n it sl ca eo eo di o ed d n id id ed ed p te ee t v v it’ od ra scr pe it o po ca a r p ed dc st n u - p k as t u ic q
  • 25. “But Wes: Does educational research show this “increased media menu” will improve test scores?!www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/6190432919
  • 26. 2001 revision of Blooms Taxonomy
  • 27. www.punahou.eduApril 2008 podcast of December 2007 conversation with Judy Beaverhttp://wfryer.me/110
  • 28. research on improving literacy skills? www.marzanoresearch.com Identifying Similarities & Differences Summarizing & Note-Taking Reinforcing Effort & Providing Recognition Homework & Practice Nonlinguistic Representation Cooperative Learning Setting Objectives & Providing Feedback Generating & Testing Hypotheses Questions, Cues, & Advance Organizers time on task parent involvementhttp://web2thatworks.com by Stephanie Sandifer @ssandifer
  • 29. ...when assigning a project, teachers look formastery of content and allow students to takeownership of how they present that content. Ateacher may ask students to demonstrate theirknowledge of photosynthesis, but rather thangive them a specific means of doing so, will allowthe students to use any available resources to doso. This not only gets the students innovatingmore as they navigate through this task, butmore importantly makes each student’sexperience unique and gives them ownershipover the product they produce. Some students 15 Marchmay make posters, some a voicethread, some a 2012powerpoint or prezi, but this should be noproblem for the educator as they are assessingon mastery learning objectives and not actualmeans of presenting them. http://theoffbeatmaestro.wordpress.com/2012/03/15/new-england-11-summit-2/
  • 30. www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/6190432919 provide assessment choices
  • 31. <2>why createwith media?
  • 32. Are you going tolet your students CREATE stuff?If not, why not?
  • 33. why should we play with media?creativity brainsplay2learn storieshands-on engagewindows funstandards history www.slideshare.net/wfryer/why-play-with-media
  • 34. www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGzOjWKVr88
  • 35. www.flickr.com/photos/julicrockett/2968136899/creativity is intrinsically valuable
  • 36. www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkZV-QwpweM
  • 37. how do you learn“new skills” best? www.flickr.com/photos/pitadel/4951801589
  • 38. www.flickr.com/photos/usnavy/5964127786share a project idea from school
  • 39. www.flickr.com/photos/dragonsinger57/6144687713learners need to make stuff
  • 40. www.flickr.com/photos/mmcnier/4970059270passive learning: easy 2 forget
  • 41. http://llk.media.mit.eduMIT Lifelong Kindergarten
  • 42. www.flickr.com/photos/scuolafotografia/3631378689assessments should be windows
  • 43. www.flickr.com/photos/8136496@N05/4198567126your website as a window into your classroom
  • 44. OLPC in Afghanistan: summer 2010 www.flickr.com/photos/olpc/4882646127
  • 45. June 2011gizmodo.com/5813875/what-happens-in-60-seconds-on-the-internet
  • 46. http://redheadmarketinginc.com/21-pinterest-infographics-and-how-to-apply-them-to-your-business/(infographic #16)
  • 47. May 2012www.mdgadvertising.com/blog/its-all-about-the-images-infographic/
  • 48. May 2012www.mdgadvertising.com/blog/its-all- about-the-images-infographic/
  • 49. endPowerPoint abuse in your classroom www.presentationzen.com
  • 50. by jasoneppinkAlan Kay: “The predominant technology in the classroom determines the predominant learning task”
  • 51. BYOD?!What will we do differently when students bring devices? www.flickr.com/photos/ivyfield/4486938191
  • 52. the menu for demonstratingwww.flickr.com/photos/familymwr/5322734002 www.flickr.com/photos/torres21/6048960035 understanding & mastery in your classroom has exploded
  • 53. <3> what’s on this new menu? “terra incognita”
  • 54. http://maps.playingwithmedia.com
  • 55. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/7695679518http://maps.playingwithmedia.com
  • 56. www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/7695679196
  • 57. Submit on: PollEv.com/wfryerwww.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/MTk1MDY4ODc1MA
  • 58. Results from June 6, 2012, in Fort Bend ISD, TX
  • 59. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/7653519364/
  • 60. June 2012Alexander Fryer
  • 61. http://learningsigns.speedofcreativity.org/2011/08/15/the- fire/
  • 62. The Fire There was a fire ban that year But the carless campers left Leaving smoldering remains behind The fire that ate the forestWind whispered wordlessly in the trees The fire was given new life Like a new small heartbeat The fire that ate the forest
  • 63. ...continued... The fire lit the dry grass It was gathering in strength Like a lion preparing to strike The fire that ate the forest The fire now reached the trees It was a wild beast let freeGrey smoke billowed up to the sky The fire that ate the forest
  • 64. http://twitter.com/wfryer/status/103292300922331136
  • 65. http://comments4kids.blogspot.com
  • 66. search.twitter.com hashtag:#comments4kids
  • 67. free: kidblog.org
  • 68. http://kidblog.org/HoogesWriters/
  • 69. http://kidblog.org/HoogesWriters/s57735/orange/
  • 70. http://showcase.yukonps.com/2012/02/this-semester-students-taught-by-debbie.html
  • 71. http://showcase.yukonps.com/2012/02/this-semester-students-taught-by-debbie.html
  • 72. http://showcase.yukonps.com/2012/02/this-semester-students-taught-by-debbie.html
  • 73. Is this a big deal?Why or why not?
  • 74. www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/7695677534
  • 75. think of visual literacy and digital literacy as a menuof progressive options
  • 76. Story in 5 Photos Narrated Slideshow Digital Story
  • 77. www.flickr.com/groups/fivephotos/discuss/72157601453847579/
  • 78. Picture 1 www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/1083914660
  • 79. Picture 2 www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/1083071925
  • 80. Picture 3 www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/1083975764
  • 81. Picture 4 www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/1083252779
  • 82. Picture 5 www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/1084110378
  • 83. http://voicethread.com
  • 84. www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsrAy_N4S2E
  • 85. www.citejournal.org/vol12/iss1/currentpractice/article1.cfm
  • 86. www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wkgbj-2j-M
  • 87. www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wkgbj-2j-M
  • 88. www.flickr.com/photos/ecastro/5503890234How will we have TIME to find & use photos?
  • 89. Create a “photo sandbox” website to share photos free: picasa.google.com
  • 90. https://picasaweb.google.com/LESSTEMPICS
  • 91. www.showme.com/sh/?h=nQ5N8AS
  • 92. http://www.ipadmediacamp.com/
  • 93. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/explain-everything/id431493086?mt=8
  • 94. www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2cpepWPSic
  • 95. www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/7695677060
  • 96. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sock-puppets/id394504903?mt=8
  • 97. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/puppet-pals-hd-directors-pass/id462134755?mt=8
  • 98. http://learningsigns.speedofcreativity.org/2011/12/06/santa-goes-to-washington-dc-2/
  • 99. www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/7695676272
  • 100. http://vimeo.com/29457909
  • 101. http://scratch.mit.edu/users/rachf
  • 102. https://sites.google.com/site/divjrscratch/
  • 103. ...one more tool
  • 104. July 25, 2012http://instagram.com/p/NhuDThugPC/
  • 105. http://videostarapp.com/AppStore
  • 106. www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-lcA3hd6JQ
  • 107. http://twitter.com/DS106TDChttp://tdc.ds106.us/tdc199/
  • 108. closing thoughts www.flickr.com/photos/ dnorman/13885252
  • 109. Cub Scout Scrapbook 1949 - 1950www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/6708933389
  • 110. www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/6708939781
  • 111. www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/6708936577
  • 112. 3rd Grade Report Card May 1949www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/6708936719
  • 113. What should Rachel’s 12th grade report card look like?www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/6577432889
  • 114. we’re going exciting places together
  • 115. Oct 15, Oct 22-25 & Oct 29 - Nov 2, 2012 http://k12onlineconference.org
  • 116. improving reading, writing,& critical thinking skills with by Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. www.speedofcreativity.org7 August 2012Missoula, MT playingwithmedia.com