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Media For Learning Dec 7

  1. 1. Monday December 7 3:00 PM Saskatchewan Web 2.0 Tools: Media for Learning
  2. 2. Media, first of all, is a term that is widely used but has many connotations. It is the plural of medium , which, itself, has many definitions.
  3. 4. Media for Learning <ul><li>Medium </li></ul><ul><li>intermediate or midway (small-medium-large) </li></ul><ul><li>through which something is transmitted or carried (“the medium is the message”) </li></ul>
  4. 5. Media for Learning <ul><li>Media (pl.) </li></ul><ul><li>means of mass communication, such as newspapers, magazines, radio, or television </li></ul><ul><li>materials used in a work of art (mixed-media artist) </li></ul>
  5. 6. Media for Learning <ul><li>The rise of technology and the Internet have led to media being thought of in even more ways </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Media Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media </li></ul>
  6. 7. Media for Learning <ul><li>Media is not only the how of communication </li></ul><ul><li>Radio </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Television </li></ul><ul><li>WWW </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phone... </li></ul>
  7. 8. Media for Learning <ul><li>Media is also the what of communication </li></ul><ul><li>Text </li></ul><ul><li>Graphics </li></ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul>Multi- media
  8. 9. Media for Learning Traditionally, learning was primarily Verbal/Auditory/Oral ( Story-telling / Recitation ) and Visual/Graphic/Observation ( Drawings )
  9. 10. Media for Learning We spoke and listened and observed. Images were drawn. Words were spoken. Meaning was conveyed.
  10. 11. Media for Learning With the invention of mass print production, the written word and books became a standard means by which learning occurred.
  11. 12. Media for Learning With the invention of mass print production, the written word and books became a standard means by which learning occurred. Question: Is there a “sense” that learning via written words and text is perceived as “better” than other methods of learning?
  12. 13. Media for Learning Fast-forward to the mid-late 20 th Century Mass Newsprint, Radio, Television, Telephones, and the Internet all play a part in learning. Implicitly or Explicitly
  13. 14. Media for Learning So, learning has gone from this...
  14. 15. http://www.stenudd.com/myth/greek/aristotle/images/raphael-school-of-athens.jpg
  15. 16. ...to this http://www.utsa.edu/terryscholars/ts_images/scholars.jpg
  16. 17. ...to this http://static-p4.fotolia.com/jpg/00/08/87/19/400_F_8871962_Ye43ShtqOBCJQcz3SX0JsedxahZuEqYc.jpg
  17. 18. ...to this
  18. 19. Media for Learning Text The written word
  19. 20. Media for Learning <ul><li>Text / Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Finding Inspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Research for Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Citation </li></ul><ul><li>Essay Help </li></ul>
  20. 21. Media for Learning <ul><li>Text / Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Definitions </li></ul><ul><li>Editing and Grammar </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Other Tools and Sites </li></ul>
  21. 22. Media for Learning Finding Inspiration The Imagination Prompt Generator http://www.creativity-portal.com/prompts/imagination.prompt.html
  22. 23. Media for Learning Finding Inspiration Story Spinner Online http://www.bonnieneubauer.com/ssonline.shtml
  23. 24. Media for Learning Finding Inspiration The Story Starter http://thestorystarter.com/
  24. 25. Media for Learning Research for Writing Google http://www.google.ca/ http://scholar.google.ca/ http://news.google.ca/
  25. 26. Media for Learning Research for Writing Scholarpedia http://www.scholarpedia.org/ Wikipedia http://www.wikipedia.org/ About.com http://www.about.com/ Ask.com http://www.ask.com
  26. 27. Media for Learning Citation bibme: http://www.bibme.org/ OttoBib: http://www.ottobib.com/ Zotero http://www.zotero.org/
  27. 28. Media for Learning Essay Help http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/essaymap/ http://www.theeasyessay.com http://www.wordsift.com
  28. 29. Media for Learning Definitions http://www.definr.com/ http://dictionary.reference.com/ http://www.onelook.com/ http://www.visualthesaurus.com/
  29. 30. Media for Learning Editing and Grammar http://www.spellchecker.net/spellcheck/ http://www.whitesmoke.com/free-online-checker
  30. 31. Media for Learning Collaboration http://www.Etherpad.com http://www.Writeboard.com http://www.zohowriter.com http://docs.google.com/
  31. 32. Media for Learning Other Related Sites http://nickrate.com/2009/07/15/google-docs-student-writing-feedback/
  32. 33. Media for Learning Other Related Sites http://owl.english.purdue.edu/

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