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Curriculum series 2010 posterous


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Curriculum series 2010 posterous

  1. 1. CURRICULUM SERIES2010<br />Using Posterous in Language Arts Teaching<br />
  2. 2. CONTEXT<br />Language Arts Unit – Animal Farm<br />Find parallel examples of real-life propaganda<br />Deconstruct examples of propaganda<br />
  3. 3. Tasks<br />Share real-life examples of propaganda<br />Comment on Purpose and Intended Audience<br />Comment on classmate’s propaganda<br />Focus on Denotations and Connotations<br />
  4. 4. Needs<br />Sharing of examples<br />Ease-of-use<br />Manageable<br />Accessible<br />Comments and Feedback<br />Accountability<br />Non-linear<br />
  5. 5. Sailing The Social Stream <br /><br />
  6. 6. Posterous<br />Simple blogging platform<br />Designed for mobile blogging<br />Lifestreaming (Social Streaming) platform like Twitter and Tumblr<br />“...a time-ordered stream of documents that functions as a diary of your electronic life; every document you create and every document other people send you is stored in your lifestream.” <br />Eric Freeman and David Gelernter<br />
  7. 7. Ease of Use<br />Manageable<br />Accessible<br />Sharing of Examples<br />
  8. 8. Ease of Use<br />Set Up and Registration<br />
  9. 9. Manageable<br />Option to approve posts<br />Option to allow comments <br />
  10. 10. Accessible<br />Post via e-mail<br />Auto-formatting<br />Customized e-mail address<br />
  11. 11. Accountability<br />Non-linear<br />Comments & Feedback<br />
  12. 12. Accountability<br />Students must register to give feedback<br />E-mail notification of comments<br />
  13. 13. Non-Linear<br />Out of the classroom<br />Students can:<br />Review earlier responses<br />Develop responses based on new knowledge<br />Respond to one another<br />Teacher can direct learning based on comments<br />
  14. 14.<br /><br /><br />In-Class Results<br />
  15. 15. Learning Points<br />The Good<br />Medium that (most) students are familiar with<br />Helped with students who lacked confidence<br />Convenience encourages students <br />Valuable on-demand class resource<br />
  16. 16. Learning Points<br />The Not So Good<br />Recalcitrant students<br />Ability to appreciate irony<br />Scaffolding for commentary<br />
  17. 17. Hands On<br />
  18. 18.<br />Suggest other ways Posterous could be used in your class<br />Remember to leave your name in the text of the e-mail!<br />You can try e-mailing pictures or any other media too<br />