Teaching Social Studies in a Participatory Culture How blogs support 21 st  century literacy in social studies classrooms
Pre-Workshop Poll <ul><li>Visit  http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/blogworkshop  to take the Pre-Workshop Poll </li></ul>
The “New” Rs <ul><li>Dr. Willard Daggett –  International Center for Leadership in Education </li></ul><ul><li>Rigor, Rele...
An Answer to the WHY http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com/2007/06/did-you-know-20.html
In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a worl...
Gathering data for the WHAT http://www.leadered.com/nesswelcome.shtml
Items to Consider for the HOW <ul><li>Learning profile of the digital natives </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging 21 st  century li...
Learning Profile of Digital Natives <ul><li>Digital Natives are used to receiving information really fast.  </li></ul><ul>...
Learning Profile of Digital Natives <ul><li>They prefer random access (like hypertext).  </li></ul><ul><li>They function b...
The New Literacies <ul><li>Play  — the capacity to experiment with one’s surroundings as a form of problem-solving </li></...
The New Literacies <ul><li>Multitasking  — the ability to scan one’s environment and shift focus as needed to salient deta...
The New Literacies <ul><li>Transmedia Navigation  — the ability to follow the flow of stories and information across multi...
Rigor/Relevance Framework http://www.leadered.com/rigor.html
Web 2.0 The evolution of the semantic read/write web
Web 1.0    Web 2.0
Blogs Giving students a voice
Blogs <ul><li>A blog is a website for which an individual or a group frequently generates text, photographs, video or audi...
Why the sudden popularity of blogs? <ul><li>RSS - Really Simple Syndication  </li></ul>
RSS – Really Simple Syndication http://www.commoncraft.com/archives/000528.html
RSS – Really Simple Syndication http://www.edutopia.org/tech-teacher-cut-web-noise
RSS – Really Simple Syndication http://www.edutopia.org/tech-teacher-cut-web-noise
RSS – Really Simple Syndication http://www.edutopia.org/tech-teacher-cut-web-noise
RSS – Really Simple Syndication http://www.edutopia.org/tech-teacher-cut-web-noise
Bloglines http://www.bloglines.com/
Google Reader Labs https://www.google.com/reader/view/
PageFlakes http://www.pageflakes.com
Netvibes http://www.netvibes.com/
The Power of RSS <ul><li>RSS + Feed Reader/Aggregator = personalized learning/affinity network </li></ul><ul><li>RSS is no...
Blogs in School? <ul><li>Blogs are tools, and like any tools they can be used or misused.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Misuse oc...
Why Students  Shouldn’t  Blog <ul><li>People will read it.  </li></ul><ul><li>People might not like it.  </li></ul><ul><li...
Why Students  Should  Blog <ul><li>People will read it.  </li></ul><ul><li>They might like it.  </li></ul><ul><li>They mig...
Blogging Tips for Students <ul><li>Never, never, NEVER give out your full name or any other personal information (address,...
Blogging Tips for Students <ul><li>Just because someone wrote it doesn't mean it's true. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>That cute p...
Blogging Tips for Teachers <ul><li>Get permission slips from the parents before you even think of having your students in ...
Blogging Tips for Teachers <ul><li>In the same vein, don't link to something if it's not safe for your students to see.  <...
Integration Ideas Ways that blogs can be incorporated
Daily Scribe –  What we did today
Extending Class Discussion
Student Work Showcase
Student-Initiated Content
Student Sharing
Successful Tips for “Book” Blogs <ul><li>Get comfortable with blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a relevant book [article, ...
Blog Hosting <ul><li>Blogmeister –  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://classblogmeister.com/   (school code required) </li></ul>...
Getting Started <ul><li>Surf a few educational blogs to get a feel for how teachers use them with students and also as par...
What Connects People in all These Places? <ul><li>USA </li></ul><ul><li>United Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>Brazil </li></ul>...
They are in my learning network <ul><li>People from all those nations have read and/or commented on my blog as of July 8, ...
To Learn More . . . http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/+Blogs
Lab Session http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/blogworkshop
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    1. 1. Teaching Social Studies in a Participatory Culture How blogs support 21 st century literacy in social studies classrooms
    2. 2. Pre-Workshop Poll <ul><li>Visit http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/blogworkshop to take the Pre-Workshop Poll </li></ul>
    3. 3. The “New” Rs <ul><li>Dr. Willard Daggett – International Center for Leadership in Education </li></ul><ul><li>Rigor, Relevance, Relationships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why is change needed? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What needs to be changed? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do we implement such changes? </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. An Answer to the WHY http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com/2007/06/did-you-know-20.html
    5. 5. In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. Eric Hoffer
    6. 6. Gathering data for the WHAT http://www.leadered.com/nesswelcome.shtml
    7. 7. Items to Consider for the HOW <ul><li>Learning profile of the digital natives </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging 21 st century literacies </li></ul><ul><li>Rigor and relevance framework </li></ul><ul><li>Impact of Web 2.0 technologies on learning </li></ul>
    8. 8. Learning Profile of Digital Natives <ul><li>Digital Natives are used to receiving information really fast. </li></ul><ul><li>They like to parallel process and multi-task. </li></ul><ul><li>They prefer their graphics before their text rather than the opposite. </li></ul>Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants – Marc Prensky (NCB University Press, Vol. 9 No. 5, October 2001)
    9. 9. Learning Profile of Digital Natives <ul><li>They prefer random access (like hypertext). </li></ul><ul><li>They function best when networked. </li></ul><ul><li>They thrive on instant gratification and frequent rewards. </li></ul><ul><li>They prefer games to “serious” work. </li></ul>Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants – Marc Prensky (NCB University Press, Vol. 9 No. 5, October 2001)
    10. 10. The New Literacies <ul><li>Play — the capacity to experiment with one’s surroundings as a form of problem-solving </li></ul><ul><li>Performance — the ability to adopt alternative identities for the purpose of improvisation and discovery </li></ul><ul><li>Simulation — the ability to interpret and construct dynamic models of real-world processes </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriation — the ability to meaningfully sample and remix media content </li></ul>Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century - Henry Jenkins 10/19/06
    11. 11. The New Literacies <ul><li>Multitasking — the ability to scan one’s environment and shift focus as needed to salient details. </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed Cognition — the ability to interact meaningfully with tools that expand mental capacities </li></ul><ul><li>Collective Intelligence — the ability to pool knowledge and compare notes with others toward a common goal </li></ul><ul><li>Judgment — the ability to evaluate the reliability and credibility of different information sources </li></ul>Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century - Henry Jenkins 10/19/06
    12. 12. The New Literacies <ul><li>Transmedia Navigation — the ability to follow the flow of stories and information across multiple modalities </li></ul><ul><li>Networking — the ability to search for, synthesize, and disseminate information </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiation — the ability to travel across diverse communities, discerning and respecting multiple perspectives, and grasping and following alternative norms. </li></ul>Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century - Henry Jenkins 10/19/06
    13. 13. Rigor/Relevance Framework http://www.leadered.com/rigor.html
    14. 14. Web 2.0 The evolution of the semantic read/write web
    15. 15. Web 1.0  Web 2.0
    16. 16. Blogs Giving students a voice
    17. 17. Blogs <ul><li>A blog is a website for which an individual or a group frequently generates text, photographs, video or audio files, and/or links, typically (but not always) on a daily basis. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Why the sudden popularity of blogs? <ul><li>RSS - Really Simple Syndication </li></ul>
    19. 19. RSS – Really Simple Syndication http://www.commoncraft.com/archives/000528.html
    20. 20. RSS – Really Simple Syndication http://www.edutopia.org/tech-teacher-cut-web-noise
    21. 21. RSS – Really Simple Syndication http://www.edutopia.org/tech-teacher-cut-web-noise
    22. 22. RSS – Really Simple Syndication http://www.edutopia.org/tech-teacher-cut-web-noise
    23. 23. RSS – Really Simple Syndication http://www.edutopia.org/tech-teacher-cut-web-noise
    24. 24. Bloglines http://www.bloglines.com/
    25. 25. Google Reader Labs https://www.google.com/reader/view/
    26. 26. PageFlakes http://www.pageflakes.com
    27. 27. Netvibes http://www.netvibes.com/
    28. 28. The Power of RSS <ul><li>RSS + Feed Reader/Aggregator = personalized learning/affinity network </li></ul><ul><li>RSS is not limited to blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>News feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki edits and discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multiple users </li></ul>
    29. 29. Blogs in School? <ul><li>Blogs are tools, and like any tools they can be used or misused. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Misuse occurs more often when there's a lack of instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogging in school models appropriate online behavior and offers teachers the chance to address issues of online safety and intellectual property </li></ul></ul>
    30. 30. Why Students Shouldn’t Blog <ul><li>People will read it. </li></ul><ul><li>People might not like it. </li></ul><ul><li>They might share test answers with others. </li></ul><ul><li>They might be found by a child predator online </li></ul><ul><li>They might write something inappropriate. </li></ul><ul><li>They might find something inappropriate. </li></ul><ul><li>They might get other students to start blogging. </li></ul>http://blogging101.wikispaces.com/whywhynot
    31. 31. Why Students Should Blog <ul><li>People will read it. </li></ul><ul><li>They might like it. </li></ul><ul><li>They might share what they've learned with others. </li></ul><ul><li>They might participate in a collaborative learning project. </li></ul><ul><li>They might become inspired to learn. </li></ul><ul><li>They might inspire others to learn. </li></ul><ul><li>They might get other students to start blogging. </li></ul><ul><li>If they don't talk in class, they might on a blog. </li></ul>http://blogging101.wikispaces.com/whywhynot
    32. 32. Blogging Tips for Students <ul><li>Never, never, NEVER give out your full name or any other personal information (address, phone number, instant message screen name, etc.). </li></ul><ul><li>Plagiarism is still wrong. Don't copy more than a paragraph from anything and ALWAYS give credit and a link to the source of the information. After all, you'd like for people to link to you, right? It's only fair. </li></ul><ul><li>Don't go to meet people who talk to you online. </li></ul>http://blogging101.wikispaces.com/bloggersbeware
    33. 33. Blogging Tips for Students <ul><li>Just because someone wrote it doesn't mean it's true. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>That cute person that wants to meet you might be a 32 year old who wants to hurt you. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photographs can be faked or could be of someone else. Don't use them as proof of who someone is. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You are writing for a GLOBAL audience. Don't get angry when a teacher, classmate, or (oh my gosh!) parent finds and reads your blog. </li></ul><ul><li>You are also writing for a LOCAL audience. The content of your posts should always be safe for discussion in class. </li></ul>http://blogging101.wikispaces.com/bloggersbeware
    34. 34. Blogging Tips for Teachers <ul><li>Get permission slips from the parents before you even think of having your students in a blog. </li></ul><ul><li>Even with permission, do not identify your students by their last names. </li></ul><ul><li>Assume that whatever you post will be read by your students, coworkers, and superiors, because the one time you don't think they will, they will. </li></ul>http://blogging101.wikispaces.com/bloggersbeware
    35. 35. Blogging Tips for Teachers <ul><li>In the same vein, don't link to something if it's not safe for your students to see. </li></ul><ul><li>If you absolutely must rant and complain about your place of employment in a global forum like a blog ( bad idea ), have an alternate blog under an assumed name and don't mention ANY real names or locations. You still might get caught. </li></ul>http://blogging101.wikispaces.com/bloggersbeware
    36. 36. Integration Ideas Ways that blogs can be incorporated
    37. 37. Daily Scribe – What we did today
    38. 38. Extending Class Discussion
    39. 39. Student Work Showcase
    40. 40. Student-Initiated Content
    41. 41. Student Sharing
    42. 42. Successful Tips for “Book” Blogs <ul><li>Get comfortable with blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a relevant book [article, topic, etc.] </li></ul><ul><li>Devise interesting questions </li></ul><ul><li>Solicit the author’s involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome bloggers [experts] from outside the classroom </li></ul>Erik Langhorst – “The Dixie Clicks” 12/1/2006
    43. 43. Blog Hosting <ul><li>Blogmeister – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://classblogmeister.com/ (school code required) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Edublogs – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://edublogs.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogger – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>https://www.blogger.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>21 Classes – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://21classes.com/ (free service is limited) </li></ul></ul>http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/+Blogs
    44. 44. Getting Started <ul><li>Surf a few educational blogs to get a feel for how teachers use them with students and also as part of their professional learning </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm application ideas for blogs in your classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Decide if your needs require a service that allows for all students to have a private blog in addition to the class blog </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for a service and start blogging (it’s addictive!) </li></ul>
    45. 45. What Connects People in all These Places? <ul><li>USA </li></ul><ul><li>United Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>Portugal </li></ul><ul><li>Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Turkey </li></ul><ul><li>Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Finland </li></ul><ul><li>India </li></ul><ul><li>Columbia </li></ul><ul><li>Guinea </li></ul><ul><li>Italy </li></ul><ul><li>China </li></ul><ul><li>Oman </li></ul><ul><li>Hong Kong </li></ul><ul><li>South Korea </li></ul><ul><li>Singapore </li></ul><ul><li>Czech Republic </li></ul><ul><li>Taiwan </li></ul><ul><li>Ghana </li></ul><ul><li>Uruguay </li></ul><ul><li>Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>Malaysia </li></ul><ul><li>Poland </li></ul><ul><li>Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Palestinian Territory </li></ul><ul><li>Chile </li></ul><ul><li>Argentina </li></ul><ul><li>United Arab Emirates </li></ul><ul><li>Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>Vietnam </li></ul><ul><li>Thailand </li></ul><ul><li>Indonesia </li></ul><ul><li>Sri Lanka </li></ul><ul><li>Israel </li></ul>
    46. 46. They are in my learning network <ul><li>People from all those nations have read and/or commented on my blog as of July 8, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>The power of connectivity </li></ul>http://cliotech.blogspot.com/
    47. 47. To Learn More . . . http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/+Blogs
    48. 48. Lab Session http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/blogworkshop

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