[HANDOUT] Using Web 2.0 Tools to Enhance Learning and Engagement in Teaching Place


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Handout for presentation given by Kay Gormley, School of Education, The Sage Colleges, and Peter McDermott, Pace University, during the 2011 THV Summer Institute, Place & The Digital Native: Using Technology & Social Media to Teach the Hudson Valley

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[HANDOUT] Using Web 2.0 Tools to Enhance Learning and Engagement in Teaching Place

  1. 1. Gormley & McDermott (THV, 7‐27‐11)  Using Web 2.0 Tools to Enhance  Learning and Engagement in  Teaching the Hudson Valley    Kathleen A. Gormley, PhD   Peter McDermott, PhD   The Sage Colleges      Pace University   gormlk@sage.edu      pmcdermott@pace.edu         Web 2.0 Tools Discussed in Presentation  FREE, unless otherwise noted with $    Cloud Storage    Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/ (2 gb free)  Collaboration    VoiceThread: https://voicethread.com ($‐‐worth the price!)  [Teacher/student(s) can display images, video, text and comment in  variety of ways.]  Digital Image Tools   Fotoflexer: http://fotoflexer.com/ Fotoflexer has lots of potential— one way we suggest using it is to obscure student faces.  Flickriver:http://www.flickriver.com/about/ With flickriver, don’t  have to upload series of pictures, so it’s efficient.  Picnik: http://www.picnik.com Picnic allows lots of free effects  including speech bubbles, coloration and so forth. Easy photo editor.  Pizap: http://www.pizap.com/ Another digital imaging tool that  allows uploading of images and adding of speech bubbles—easy photo  editor.        1 
  2. 2. Gormley & McDermott (THV, 7‐27‐11) Digital Boards    Glogster: www.glogster.com Glogster is an online FREE interactive  poster tool. Ability to add video, insert digital images and voice  (mp3)‐‐lots of ways to personalize. Great potential (e.g., introduce self  in course, individual book reports, group projects, unit summaries).  EASY to use.    Glog Examples:  Henry Hudson Glog: http://kfortseven.glogster.com/glog/   FDR Glog: http://rorage.glogster.com/glog‐703/ (note: no attribution  included)  Industrial Revolution: http://dp0149.glogster.com/american‐ insdusterial‐revolution/     Wallwisher: http://www.wallwisher.com/ (can add comments,  images, video, mp3)    Wallwisher Example­­THV URL:  http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/HudsonRiver    Presentation Tools   Google Docs—Presentation:  https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogin?service=writely&pa ssive=1209600&continue=http://docs.google.com/&followup=http:/ /docs.google.com/&ltmpl=homepage    Prezi ($): http://prezi.com/    Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/    Sliderocket ($): http://www.sliderocket.com/   Screencasting   Animoto: http://animoto.com/ [Free for 1/2 minute. Recommend  paid version $] (note: also under slidehow tools)    Jing: Up to 5 minutes of screencapture    Screenflow: [$‐‐recommend the paid version due to ease of editing]    Screencast­o­matic: Up to 15 minutes of screencapture.    2 
  3. 3. Gormley & McDermott (THV, 7‐27‐11) Slideshow Tools    Animoto: http://animoto.com/ (note: also under screencasting)   Flickriver: http://www.flickriver.com/about/ With flickriver, don’t  have to upload series of pictures, so it’s efficient.     Kizoa: http://www.kizoa.com/ [special effects, transitions, subtitles   and more]      Photo Peach: http://photopeach.com/     Picassa: http://picasaweb.google.com     Slidestaxx: http://www.slidestaxx.com/   Social Bookmarking   Diigo: http://www.diigo.com Diigo is a social bookmarking system  (many more options that del‐i‐cious) that allows tags, highlighting,  question posing, searching and more. Can create groups (e.g., units of  study, content colleagues, study groups) and easily email bookmarks.  Able to follow people with similar interests. Please join us at NYSRA  2010 to receive (and add) ongoing resources on digital literacy.   Virtual Field Trips and other Websites    A Day in the Life of the Hudson River (updated yearly):   http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/edu/k12/snapshotday/index.html      National Register of Historic Places ­­ First Lady of the World:  Eleanor Roosevelt at Val­Kill:  http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/26roosevelt/26ro osevelt.htm (readings, maps, resources, lesson plans)   Hudson Valley Institute:  http://www.hudsonrivervalley.org/learning/fieldtrips.html#Historic %20Sites%20&%20Field%20Trips    NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (Hudson River  Estuary Program): http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/4920.html        3 
  4. 4. Gormley & McDermott (THV, 7‐27‐11)  YouTube Hudson River:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB37xwQh5tE   Simple K­12:  http://www.simplek12.com/virtualfieldtripshttp://www.galviniz ed.com/ellis/index.html    Multimedia display boxes  http://museumbox.e2bn.org/            References  Andes, L., & Claggett, E. (2011). Wiki writers: Students and teachers making  connections across communities. The Reading Teacher, 64(5), 345‐ 350. Anderson, R., & Balajthy, E. (2009). Stories about struggling readers and  technology. The Reading Teacher, 62(6), 540‐542. Barone, D., & Wright, T. E. (2008). Literacy instruction with digital and media  technologies. The Reading Teacher, 62(4), 292‐302.  Burke, J. (2010). How big questions engage and motive students who have  grown up digitally. (podcast approximately 5 minutes)  http://www.heinemann.com/podcastDetail.aspx?id=18  Coiro, J., Knoble, M., Lankshear, C., Leu, D. J. (2008) Handbook of research on  new literacies. Lawrence Erlbaum, Mahwaw, NJ.  Gibbs, M. G., Dosen, A., & Guerror, R. (2009). Bridging the digital divide:  Changing the technological landscape of inner‐city Catholic schools.  Urban Education, 44(1), 11‐29. Handsfield, L. J., Dean, T. R., & Cielocha, K. M. (2009). Becoming critical consumers and producers of text: teaching literacy with Web 1.0 and Web 2.0. The Reading Teacher, 63(1), 40-50.Hicks, T. (2009). The digital writing workshop. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. http://digitalyouth.ischool.berkeley.edu/report. International Reading Association. New literacies and 21st-Century technologies position paper. Retrieved on July 19, 2011 from http://www.reading.org/General/AboutIRA/PositionStatements/21stCentur yLiteracies.aspxKajder, S. B. (2010). Adolescents and digital literacies: Learning along side our students. Urbana, IL: NCTE.  4 
  5. 5. Gormley & McDermott (THV, 7‐27‐11) Larson, L. C. (2009). Reader response meets new literacies: Empowering readers in online learning communities. The Reading Teacher, 62(8), 638-648.Leu, D., McVerry, G., O’Bryrne, I., Zawiliski, L., Castek, J. & Hartman, D. (2009). The new literacies of online reading comprehension and the irony of No Child Left Behind: Students who require our assistance the most, actually receive it the least. In M. Morrow, R. Rueda, & D. Lapp (Eds.) Handbook of research on literacy instruction: Issues of diversity, policy, and equity (pp.173-195). New York: Guilford.Leu, D. J., O’Byrne, W. I., Zawilinski, L., McVerry, J. G., & Everett‐Cocapardo, H.  (2009). Expanding the new literacies conversation. Educational  Researcher, 38, 264‐269. Leu, D. J., Jr., Zawilinski, L., Castek, J., Banerjee, M., Housand, B., Liu, Y., et al. (2007). What is new about the new literacies of online reading comprehension? In L.S. Rush, A.J. Eakle, & A. Berger (Eds.), Secondary school literacy: What research reveals for classroom practice (pp. 37–68). Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.McEneaney, J.E. (2011). Web 3.0, litbots, and TPWSGWTAU. Journal of  Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 54(5), 376–378.Prensky, M. (2010). Teaching digital natives: Partnering for real learning. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.Prensky, M. various articles http://www.marcprensky.com/default.asp Wilbur, D. J. (2010). iWrite: Using blogs, wikis, and digital stories in the English classroom. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.    5