Thoughtful Integration of Web 2.0 Tools in the Elementary Curriculum

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Guest lecture delivered to elementary teacher candidates on the thoughtful integration of Web 2.0 technologies in the teaching and learning process. Included are links to a number of recommended Web 2.0 tools and some meta collections of tools.

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Thoughtful Integration of Web 2.0 Tools in the Elementary Curriculum

  1. 1. OUTCOMES1. Reflect on the ways in which you think, plan, and go about technology integration2. Generalize potential uses of technology through the exploration of specific cases3. Help you develop a list of free technologies that you and your students can use
  2. 2. THE PK-CK-TK (TPACK) APPROACHThe best teaching and learning occurs when the following are aligned: Pedagogical knowledge - Methods Content knowledge - Majors Technological knowledgeMishra & Kohler (2006); Schmidt, et al. (2009)
  3. 3. TAKE STOCK BEFORE CHOOSING A TECHNOLOGY1. Reflect on pedagogical knowledge (PK, methods)– 1.How do my students learn? 2.What methods have I mastered?2. Reflect on the content (CK, majors)– 1.What needs to be taught/learned? 2.What is my prior knowledge and understanding of this? 3.What prior knowledge/skills do my students have?
  4. 4. PEDAGOGICAL-CONTENT KNOWLEDGE (PK-CK)What methods (PK) willhelp my learners bestacquire target skills andcontent (CK)?
  5. 5. NOW CHOOSE TECHNOLOGY (TK)1. Find tools that are available to you2. Select tools that may fit with your PK-CK3. Determine the best tool for your PK-CK 1.Which one am I comfortable with? 2.Which one will my students be able to use? 3.Which one has the options I/my students will need to best teach/learn? 4.Which one enhances the content of the lesson?
  6. 6. SAMPLE 1 – WRITING FOR A PURPOSEObjective (CK) – TSWBATdemonstrate the ability to processwriteMethods (PK) – graphicorganizer, peer review & collaborativewriting, teacherconference, drafting, editing, revisingA skill we would like students to develop
  7. 7. SAMPLE COURSE & STUDENT BACKGROUND• Course: World History, Language Arts, e.g.• Students should be able to craft an original piece (CMT LA, CAPT IW)• How can I support students during each step in the writing process?• Students are of a variety of ability levels; some have IEPs, 504s, and/or SRBI (RTI) interventions• How can meet all of my students’ individual needs?
  8. 8. STEPS IN THE WRITING PROCESSStep Goal Plan to write, brainstorm ideas, organizePrewrite thoughtsDraft Put thoughts and ideas into proper formRevise Make substantive changes to improve the draftEdit Apply finishing touches to improve the draftPublish Share the final draft
  9. 9. TECHNOLOGY FOR THE WRITING PROCESSStep Technology to facilitate Holt Interactive Graphic Organizers; bubbl.us;Prewrite mindmeister.comDraft Google Docs (Apps for Education); Office Web Apps Real-time collaborative editing with Google Docs &Revise Office Web Apps; peer review with a class blog (EduBlog, e.g.) Google Docs and Office Web Apps have versionEdit history Print from web app; post a link to the document to aPublish class website (Google Sites, Wikispaces e.g.)Additional info about using Google Docs in the classroom
  10. 10. SAMPLE 2 – K-6 UNIT: ANCIENT EGYPTObjective (CK) – TSWBAT identifymajor events, cultural elements, andcontributions of Ancient EgyptMethods (PK) – primary sourceanalysis, webquest, multimedia/hypertext lectureContent we would like our students to acquire
  11. 11. TECHNOLOGY TO FACILITATE METHODS Technology to facilitate (General Method Specific)Primary The Ancient History Sourcebook;source British Museums Ancient Egypt Pageanalysis WebQuest.org;Webquest Mr. Donns Ancient Egypt WebQuestsMultimedia Ancient Egypt - History; Discovery Egyptlecture Guide; Discovering Ancient EgyptThe Internet History Sourcebook has collections for other eras, regions,and groups
  12. 12. SAMPLE 3 – 7-12 UNIT: THE HOLOCAUSTObjective (CK) – TSWBAT identifycauses, effects, events, and personsinvolved in the HolocaustMethods (PK) – primary sourceanalysis, webquest, multimedia/hypertext lectureContent we would like our students to acquire
  13. 13. TECHNOLOGY TO FACILITATE METHODS Technology to facilitate (General Method Specific)Primary The Modern History Sourcebook;source Witnesses to Nuremberganalysis WebQuest.org;Webquest United States Holocaust Memorial MuseumMultimedia TeacherTube; Fortunoff Video Archive;lecture Bearing Witness to the Holocuast;The Internet History Sourcebook has collections for other eras, regions,and groups
  14. 14. GENERAL RESOURCESWeb 2.0 for Teachers Tabs for each type of toolWeb 2.0 for the Classroom Teacher A list of 100+ tools broken down by purposeTop 20 Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers and Librarians A slideshare presentation on Web 2.0 presentations
  15. 15. SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONSGrading Multimedia Sources Engrade PodOmatic FlikrStudying TeacherTube Quizlet studygs.net Multimedia Project Tools XtranormalActivities/Assessment Animoto Hot Potatoes Go! Animate Poll Everywhere Glogster
  16. 16. SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONSBlogs Screen Capture EduBlogs Jing Kidblog Screencast-O-Matic Class Blogmeister Safe (r) Social NetworkingWikis Ning Wikispaces EdmodoBrainstorming Bubbl.us Mindmeister

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