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Teaching NonFiction in a Digital Space

  1. 1. Teaching Nonfiction in a Digital Space Presented by Angela Maiers Angelamaiers.com
  2. 2. Agenda/Goals I . What is Information? II. Digitally Literate III. Reading/Writing the Web IV. Lesson Planning
  3. 4. ?
  4. 5. STUDY
  5. 7. ©Maiers, 2008
  6. 14. <ul><li>Explore? </li></ul><ul><li>Extend? </li></ul><ul><li>Enlighten? </li></ul><ul><li>Engage? </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange? </li></ul><ul><li>Empower? </li></ul>
  7. 15. Knowledge is Power
  8. 16. ©Angela Maiers, 2008 Code Breaker Text User Meaning Maker Text Critic 21 st Century Reading Proficiency
  9. 17. <ul><li>Technology Digital Literacy </li></ul>
  10. 19. Is Our Audience There? <ul><li>93% youth, 94% parents online 1 </li></ul><ul><li>64% on-line teens (12-17) have participated on social sites 1 </li></ul><ul><li>59% on-line teens have shared ALL of the following 2 : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Artwork (videos, photos, stories) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs or Webpages for Member Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Journals or Personal Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Webpage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remixed Content </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1 – Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2008; 2 – Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2007 </li></ul>
  11. 20. Is Our Audience There? <ul><li>45% Youth 7-17 in <$15K households have computer at home (2003) 1 </li></ul><ul><li>52% of connected families go online together for shared experiences 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Lower income youth download more study guides 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Lower income youth more apt to visit conversational sites to express opinions 1 </li></ul><ul><li>80% of households in demo own game systems 1 </li></ul><ul><li>94% of parents present when video games bought 3 </li></ul><ul><li>63% teens, 89% parents have cell phones 2 </li></ul><ul><li>1 – G. Knell, National Literacy Summit, 2007; 2 – Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2008; 3 – Entertainment Software Association, 2008 Essential Facts </li></ul>
  12. 21. Is Our Audience There? <ul><li>56% low-income Hispanics are on-line 1 </li></ul><ul><li>78% English-dominant; 76% Bilingual; 32% Spanish-dominant 1 </li></ul><ul><li>59% of Latino adults have cell phones; 49% w/text 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Hispanic audience share growing 2X U.S. 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Low-Income Hispanics 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 of top 10 Websites are Social Media Sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 of top 10 are search sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other is Univision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No. 1 is MySpace (1.1 million Hispanics there) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1 – Pew Hispanic Center, March 2007; 2 – Quantcast 2009 </li></ul>
  13. 22. Is Our Audience There? <ul><li>Low-Income w/Children 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 of top 10 Websites are Social Media Sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other 6 of top 10 are search/ISP sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MySpace No. 3; YouTube No. 4; Facebook No. 8 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Low-Income Minorities w/Children 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6 of top 10 Websites are Social Media Sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other 4 of top 10 are search/ISP sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MySpace No. 1; YouTube No. 4; Facebook No. 9 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1 – Quantcast 2009 </li></ul>
  14. 24. Understanding the Read/Write Web
  15. 29. The Basics
  16. 30. ©Angela Maiers, 2008 Code Breaker Text User Meaning Maker Text Critic 21 st Century Reading Proficiency
  17. 31. <ul><li>Conventions </li></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>Syntax </li></ul><ul><li>Semantics </li></ul>
  18. 32. Letters
  19. 33. Words/Symbols @ edu .net
  20. 34. Punctuation . __ // ( )
  21. 35. Language delicious digg tweet tinyurl
  22. 36. ©Angela Maiers, 2008 Code Breaker Text User Meaning Maker Text Critic 21 st Century Reading Proficiency
  23. 37. Text User <ul><li>Genre </li></ul><ul><li>Form </li></ul><ul><li>Format </li></ul><ul><li>Medium </li></ul>
  24. 40. ©Angela Maiers, 2008 Code Breaker Text User Meaning Maker Text Critic 21 st Century Reading Proficiency
  25. 42. <ul><li>Ask Q </li></ul><ul><li>Schema </li></ul><ul><li>Inference </li></ul><ul><li>Det Imp </li></ul><ul><li>Visualize </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesize </li></ul>
  26. 43. Strategy Left/Right Link Forwards/Backwards Up/Down
  27. 44. ©Angela Maiers, 2008 Code Breaker Text User Meaning Maker Text Critic 21 st Century Reading Proficiency
  28. 45. <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Intention </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Bias </li></ul><ul><li>Viewpoint </li></ul><ul><li>Credibility </li></ul><ul><li>Reliability </li></ul><ul><li>Craft </li></ul>
  29. 46. New Literacy Lessons
  30. 47. Find it Decode It Analyze it Organize it Use it Share it
  31. 48. <ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>Google Image </li></ul>
  32. 49. Find it
  33. 50. “ Global Warming ”
  34. 52. Decode It
  35. 53. <ul><li>Type of site </li></ul><ul><ul><li>.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.net </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.edu </li></ul></ul>At a Glance
  36. 54. <ul><li>Type of site </li></ul><ul><ul><li>.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.net </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.edu </li></ul></ul>Author & Bias Author’s Name Contact Info Advertisements Timestamp Copyright Date At a Glance
  37. 55. Analyze It
  38. 58. <ul><li>What’s on the Page? </li></ul><ul><li>Who Wrote It & What do We Know About Them? </li></ul><ul><li>What Are Others Saying About It? </li></ul><ul><li>When Was it Written? </li></ul>
  39. 59. “ Get” to Front Page http:www.sandiegozoo.org/teachers/classroom_activities.html http:www.sandiegozoo.org/teachers/ http:www.sandiegozoo.org/
  40. 60. Organize It
  41. 62. Use It?
  42. 63. Share It!
  43. 65. <ul><li>Language Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Visuwords:  http://www.visuwords.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Wordle:  http://www.wordle.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Kids Spell Spelling Games:  http://www.kidsspell.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.languagegames.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Health Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Kidnetic:  http://www.kidnetic.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Kids Count:  http://www.nfikidscount.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Glossary:  http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3750579 </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>CogDog 50 Digital Storytelling:  http://cogdogroo.wikispaces.com/StoryTools </li></ul><ul><li>Artsonia http://www.artsonia.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Numeracy: </li></ul><ul><li>Math Dictionary for Kids:  http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/jeather/maths/dictionary.html </li></ul><ul><li>Create-a-Graph:  http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx </li></ul>
  44. 66. <ul><li>New Media Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Real eBooks:  http://www.realebooks.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>WillowWeb Podcast:  http://www.mpsomaha.org/willow/Radio/ </li></ul><ul><li>Music Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.creatingmusic.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>In ternet Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>http://kidrocket.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.kindernet.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.kidsclick.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>English Teacher Ning </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter.com </li></ul>

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