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  1. 1. Get Connected: Using 21 st Century Technologyto Develop Literacy Skills Katherine McKnight, PhD Katie@KatherineMcknight.com
  2. 2. What we will do in this sessionLearn about powerful technologytools that develop literacy skills.Hands on learning with some ofthese web tools.See sample blogs, wikis and webwriting from students all over theworld.Suggestions and tips for gettingstarted with technology tools todevelop literacy skills.
  3. 3. Back Channel Please post comments, questions, and anyadditional information you might have or know here: www.todaysmeet.com/K2AMcKnight
  4. 4. Writing Tools
  5. 5. Opening QuestionsHow do you feel about using tools like blogs,wikis, or other web based tools for writinginstruction in your classroom?How do you think these tools develop writingand literacy skills?
  6. 6. What’s a Weblog?Weblogs- Known in shorthandas “blogs”, these Web sites areeasily updated and can beinteractive.Blogs have exploded inthe past few years.
  8. 8. From Chicago: Global Citizenship Experience www.globalcitizenshipexperience.com
  9. 9. What GCE teacher,Warren Thomas Rocco says:“Positive surprises are that this works. Itworks regardless of literacy levels. It worksdespite the fact that we couldve been betterorganized, more tactical in our managementof student works online, more committed toencouraging excellence over…merely,completed works. And so on. You can seethe potential. Were learning…”
  10. 10. rom New Zealand pesnua.blogspot.com
  11. 11. Getting Started With Blogs: Read a wide variety of blogs before you begin. Here are some great teacher blogs that I love: www.lucygrayconsulting.com/blog.php Lucy Gray, educational technology expert langwitches.org/blogSilvia Rosenthal Tolisano, instructional technology katherinemcknight.com/blog Katie McKnight, literacy geek
  12. 12. Setting Up a Blog:There are several greatBlogging websites butthis is my favorite.www.blogger.comThis site is owned by Google and it’s not difficultto use.
  13. 13. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqYBa-zGsNQ&feature=related
  14. 14. Getting Started With Blogs: Class BlogPost class materialsPost assignments and rubricsProvide samples of work expectationsPost materials to support assignments(i.e. reading materials, web links, websites, and an area for studentcomments and postings)Class Schedule and Letter
  15. 15. Getting Started With Blogs: Student Blogs Learning Logs and Reflective Journals Reactions to Assigned Reading Literature CirclesQuestions and Comments about Current Events Word-A-Day Math Problem-A-Day Posting Projects Posting Videos of Lab Experiments
  16. 16. Your Turn:How can you use blogs for theteaching of your content area? How can blogs support differentiated instruction?What are your questions andconcerns about starting blogs withyour students?
  17. 17. Wikis• From the Hawaiian word, wiki-wiki, which means “quick”.• Ward Cunningham created the first wiki in 1995.• He wanted to create a web based tool that would make it easy for people to publish and author.
  18. 18. The Most Famous and Best Example of a Wiki: WikipediaAn attempt to present all of human knowledge, for free.Actually more accurate than many people might think. Has over 500,000 edits per day.
  19. 19. Wiki: The BasicsFrom Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki)Each wiki page has a link for editing.Click the edit link and “tah-dah” you areready to add, edit, and create content.There are some ground rules thatshould be set up for the studentsfor the wiki.
  20. 20. Sample Wikis Mr. Peronis, A Physics Teacherperonis.pbworks.com/w/page/15960585/Welcome-to-Mr-Peronis- Physics-Site Mrs. Atwood’s Wikimrsatwood.pbworks.com/w/page/21730766/FrontPage
  21. 21. More Sample Wikis Mr. Telles’sWikimrtelles.pbworks.com/w/page/10239326/Fr ontPage Mr. Lee’s Math Project Wikiacrospire.pbworks.com/w/page/1342627/FrontP age
  22. 22. A Few More Sample Wikis The Study Zone Wiki by Andrew Hillstudyzone.pbworks.com/w/page/18816338/FrontPage Ms. Edwards’sWikimsedwards.pbworks.com/w/page/21860548/Fron tPage
  23. 23. Getting Started with Wikis www.wikispaces.com www.wikispaces.com/content/for/teachers
  24. 24. Tools to Help You Along the Way educationalwikis.wikispaces.comAims to answer the question, how can I use wikis in education?educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/Examples+of+educatio nal+wikis More fabulous educational wiki examples
  25. 25. More Technology Tools for Differentiating Instruction Google Docs are the next revolution in writing.Allows for collaboration and the applications are extraordinary.
  26. 26. Your Turn:How can you use wikis for theteaching writing kills? How do wikis support writing instruction? What are your questions and concerns about starting wikis with your students?
  27. 27. Maybe You Won’t be Wiki-WikiRight Away with Your Wiki or Blog Remember, good teachers tinker. Experiment and take baby steps.I’m not a techie, but I do think I’m a good teacher. Ask questions, there are tons of educational technology colleagues who are eager to draft members to the “other side.”
  28. 28. A teacher shows us threePodcasts digital storytelling tools for mobile devices: ipadschools.wikispaces.com
  29. 29. Podcasts What are they?Three kinds of podcasts: audio, visual, and video. Audio are similar to radio broadcasts. Visual include graphics and images.Video are sometimes called vodcasts or v-casts.
  30. 30. Some great educational sites for using podcasts: Helpful site for getting started with podcasts and examine how teachers use this technology in classrooms: mabryonline.org/podcasts Mr. Linden’sLibrarydistrict.dearbornschools.org/schools/long/podcast/Long% 20Elementary/Mr%20Lindens%20Library/312EAE78-AD8A- 464B-ADA1-908B1C173725.html Tony Vincent’s site, Learning in Hand can help you get started with podcasting. learninginhand.com/podcasting
  31. 31. Technology Tools forSpeaking and Listening Twitter www.twitter.com
  32. 32. Audioboo audioboo.fm
  33. 33. PresentMe present.me
  34. 34. Vocaroovocaroo.com
  35. 35. TodaysMeet Facilitates Discussion www.todaysmeet.com
  36. 36. Reading BearEarly reading website for grades 3-8. www.readingbear.org
  37. 37. Star FallAn alphabet learning website. www.starfall.com
  38. 38. Boom Writer For grades 4 and up. This website engages students in reading, writing, and creating stories. www.boomwriter.com
  39. 39. ABC Fast Phonic Teach phonics to students. www.abcfastphonics.com
  40. 40. Leading to ReadingAn early literacy website.www.leading2reading.com
  41. 41. shmoopshmoop.com
  42. 42. Class DojoA great tool for monitoring student behavior and class participation. www.classdojo.com
  43. 43. Tripticowww.triptico.co.uk
  44. 44. Scriblewww.scrible.com
  45. 45. Khan Academy www.khanacademy.org
  46. 46. MuseumBox museumbox.e2bn.org
  47. 47. Primary Pad primarypad.com
  48. 48. StoryBird storybird.com
  49. 49. zamzarzamzar.com
  50. 50. More Technology Tools forLiteracy Skill Development Glogster edu.glogster.com/what-is-glogster-edu
  51. 51. How to Reach Me:Email: Katie@KatherineMcKnight.comWebsite: www.KatherineMcKnight.comTwitter: @literacyworldFacebook: Katie McKnight LiteracyFor more materials and updated powerpoint,see my blog at www.KatherineMcKnight.com