21st Century Educational Collaboration

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Project information presented to Ed Tech Cadre, May 2008 by Beverly Forney

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21st Century Educational Collaboration

  1. 1. 21st Century Educational Collaboration Utilization of Wikis to promote Literacy Beverly Forney, May 2008
  2. 2. How It All Started <ul><li>Receipt of an EdTech Grant (2007-2009) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Purchase of 20 iPod Classics & 262 iPod Shuffles </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Our Purpose <ul><li>Enhance Literacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>English Language Learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World Language Learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elementary Literacy (Grades 1-6) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. English Language Learners <ul><li>English Language Learners listen to audiobooks inside/outside of the classroom </li></ul>
  5. 5. World Language Learners <ul><li>World Language Learners listen to native language podcasts, audiobooks inside/outside of the classroom </li></ul>
  6. 6. Elementary Classroom <ul><li>Elementary students listen to audiobooks within the Classroom during Daily 5 (Classroom Management Plan) </li></ul><ul><li>Struggling readers take shuffles home to listen to audiobooks </li></ul>
  7. 7. Implementation <ul><li>Disbursement of iPods/Shuffles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>19 teachers (K-12) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teacher training (professional development) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Training/Professional Development <ul><ul><li>Fall (formal classroom) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spring (formal classroom) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1-to-1 training - ongoing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing COLLABORATION </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Ongoing Teacher Collaboration <ul><li>WELCOME: Podcasting wiki! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://ocsdpodcasting.pbwiki.com (this has been made public for you to view!) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. The wiki provides. . . <ul><li>Technical assistance (basic to advanced users) </li></ul><ul><li>Troubleshooting assistance for iPods/Shuffles </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing of audiobooks(podcasts) </li></ul><ul><li>COLLABORATION </li></ul>
  11. 11. Collaboration <ul><li>Best practices </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing of resources </li></ul><ul><li>Centralized Information for events </li></ul>
  12. 12. Where we’ve gone . . . <ul><li>Embracing wikis for use across all grades/subjects </li></ul><ul><li>More teacher collaboration for everything from poetry to social studies to science and math; and yes--technology too! </li></ul><ul><li>Currently 47 wikis within OCSD </li></ul>
  13. 13. OCSD Podcasting wiki <ul><li>Currently being moved to area with other OCSD wikis, on OCSD server </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Secure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher only access </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. What follows is a glimpse of a few of our wikis!
  15. 15. Wikis by grade level for elementary levels Wikis by subject for middle/secondary levels
  16. 16. Audiobooks by Grade and Lexile Level
  17. 17. These audiobooks can now even be downloaded into iTunes and subscribed to by teachers so they get audiobooks in their iTunes AUTOMATICALLY!
  18. 18. Smart Notebook Teaching Files
  19. 19. Collaboration through Content Area

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