Central Bucks School District Engaging Digital Natives in the Study of Social Studies


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    1. 1. The illiterate of the 21 st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. Alvin Toffler
    2. 2. Engaging Digital Natives Examining 21 st century literacies and their implications for teaching social studies in the digital age. Jennifer Carrier Dorman http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/Conferences
    3. 3. http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/Conferences
    4. 4. The Case for 21 st Century Education <ul><li>Education is changing. </li></ul><ul><li>Competition is changing internationally. </li></ul><ul><li>The workplace, jobs, and skill demands are changing. </li></ul><ul><li>The nature of civic participation is changing. </li></ul>
    5. 6. Digital Natives Who are the digital natives?
    6. 7. Who are the digital natives? <ul><li>Our students today are all “native speakers” of the digital language of computers, video games, instantaneous communication, and the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Those of us who were not born into the digital world but have, at some later point in our lives, become fascinated by and adopted many or most aspects of the new technology are Digital Immigrants . </li></ul>
    7. 8. Web 2.0 The evolution of the semantic read/write web
    8. 9. Web 1.0  Web 2.0
    9. 10. Implications <ul><li>Participatory culture shifts the focus of literacy from one of individual expression to community involvement. </li></ul><ul><li>The new literacies almost all involve social skills developed through collaboration and networking. </li></ul><ul><li>These skills build on the foundation of traditional literacy, research skills, technical skills, and critical analysis skills taught in the classroom. </li></ul>
    10. 11. Implications <ul><li>A growing body of scholarship suggests potential benefits of these forms of participatory culture, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a changed attitude toward intellectual property, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the diversification of cultural expression, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the development of skills valued in the modern workplace, and a more empowered conception of citizenship. </li></ul></ul>
    11. 12. <ul><li>“ If it were possible to define generally the mission of education, it could be said that its fundamental purpose is to ensure that all students benefit from learning in ways that allow them to participate fully in public, community, creative, civic, and economic life.” </li></ul><ul><li>— New London Group (2000) </li></ul>
    12. 13. Evolution of Civic Participation The impact of Web 2.0 on civic life
    13. 14. Viral Video <ul><li>The term viral video refers to video clip content which gains widespread popularity through the process of Internet sharing. </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Spymac </li></ul><ul><li>Revver </li></ul><ul><li>blip.tv </li></ul><ul><li>visuarios.com </li></ul><ul><li>Break.com </li></ul><ul><li>Dailymotion.com </li></ul><ul><li>GoFish </li></ul><ul><li>Albino Blacksheep </li></ul><ul><li>Google Video </li></ul><ul><li>Joost </li></ul><ul><li>Metacafe </li></ul><ul><li>MSN Soapbox </li></ul><ul><li>Stupid Videos </li></ul><ul><li>vMix </li></ul><ul><li>Youare.tv </li></ul>
    14. 15. The Power of Viral Video
    15. 16. John Edwards Announces His Candidacy on YouTube
    16. 17. Applications of Viral Video http://www.youtube.com/members?s=po&g=-1
    17. 18. Digital Citizenship
    18. 19. Digital Citizenship
    19. 20. Educational “YouTube” http://teachertube.com/
    20. 21. The Ease of Video <ul><li>Eyespot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.eyespot.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jumpcut </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.jumpcut.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cuts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.cuts.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://creativecommons.org/ </li></ul></ul>
    21. 22. First Social Networking Campaign http://my.barackobama.com/
    22. 23. MySpace - IMPACT http://impact.myspace.com/
    23. 27. Second Life http://secondlife.com/
    24. 28. Is Second Life for “Real”? <ul><li>In October 2006, Reuters opened a news bureau in Second Life </li></ul>
    25. 29. Just How Real is Second Life?
    26. 30. Campaign ’08 on Second Life? <ul><li>Feb. 14, 2007 – John Edwards was the first presidential candidate to set up shop in Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Jerimee Richir (a.k.a. Jose Rote) is the SL volunteer campaign manager </li></ul><ul><li>“… think of this as a scouting mission… it is unofficial in that the campaign is not spending money, and I am not paid, however the campaign is aware that we are organizing in Second Life, and cooperating as much as they can. I keep them updated on what I have learned, and they let me know things that will be helpful.” </li></ul>
    27. 31. Education in Second Life <ul><li>Over 70 colleges have created virtual networks with Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Harvard Law - CyberOne: Law in the Court of Public Opinion </li></ul><ul><li>Ball State, Central Missouri State, Pepperdine, University of Tennessee, Bradley University </li></ul>
    28. 32. Educational Applications <ul><li>Exploring new tools and techniques for information and scientific visualization </li></ul><ul><li>Presenting, promoting, and selling content to a broad online audience </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborating and communicating in real time between multiple participants </li></ul><ul><li>Researching new concepts/products </li></ul><ul><li>Training and educating in virtual classrooms </li></ul>http://secondlife.com/businesseducation/
    29. 33. Second Life – Under 18 Version http://teen.secondlife.com/
    30. 34. How can CB teachers harness the engagement of Web 2.0 in their classrooms? Blogs, Podcasts, Wikis, Social Bookmarking
    31. 35. CIC eLECTIONS http://www.ciconline.org/elections
    32. 36. Blogs Students as Creators
    33. 37. 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 and is disseminated automatically with and RSS/Atom feed. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The term is a shortened form of weblog. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authoring a blog, maintaining a blog or adding an article to an existing blog is called &quot;blogging&quot;. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual articles on a blog are called &quot;blog posts,&quot; &quot;posts,&quot; or &quot;entries&quot;. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The person who posts these entries is called a &quot;blogger&quot;. </li></ul></ul>
    34. 38. Google Reader Labs https://www.google.com/reader/view/
    35. 39. 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
    36. 40. 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
    37. 41. Ways I am Using Blogs <ul><li>Daily Scribe </li></ul><ul><li>Extending Class Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Student Work Showcase </li></ul><ul><li>Student-Initiated Content </li></ul><ul><li>Student/Teacher Resource Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Home-School Connection for Students and Parents </li></ul>
    38. 42. Daily Scribe
    39. 43. Extending Class Discussion
    40. 44. Student Work Showcase
    41. 45. Student-Initiated Content
    42. 46. Student Sharing
    43. 47. Successful Tips for Content 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 involvement of experts, authors, etc. </li></ul>http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6395089.html
    44. 48. Tips for Blogging http://blogging101.wikispaces.com/bloggersbeware
    45. 49. Blog Hosting for Schools <ul><li>Blogmeister - http://classblogmeister.com/ </li></ul>
    46. 50. Podcasts Students as Communicators
    47. 51. Podcasts <ul><li>iPod + Broadcast = Podcast </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Amateur radio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasting is the method of distributing multimedia files, such as audio programs or music videos, over the Internet using either the RSS or Atom syndication formats, for playback on mobile devices and personal computers. </li></ul></ul>
    48. 52. Why use podcasts? <ul><li>Podcasts enable students to share their knowledge and expertise with others through a creative outlet. </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts tap into a mode of media input that is commonplace for digital natives. </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts empower students to form relationships with the content and each other in relevant ways. </li></ul>
    49. 53. Why use podcasts? <ul><li>Podcasting is yet another way for them [students] to be creating and contributing ideas to a larger conversation, and it’s a way of archiving that contribution for future audiences to use. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will Richardson, Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms </li></ul></ul>
    50. 54. How can podcasts be used? <ul><li>In the classroom, educators and students can use podcasts to inform others about class news, current events, and areas of interest. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can use a podcast forum to persuade their peers to help others, make a difference, or try something new. </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts can also be used to edutain others through creative narratives . </li></ul>
    51. 55. How can podcasts be used? <ul><li>Podcasts engage students in thinking critically about their speaking fluency and communication skills. </li></ul><ul><li>The opportunity to create a podcast about what students would like to discuss and share with others is extremely motivating. </li></ul>
    52. 56. Ideas for Podcasts <ul><li>Daily practice lessons recorded by the teacher or students </li></ul><ul><li>Narratives </li></ul><ul><li>Conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Oral histories </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary and/or concept practice </li></ul><ul><li>Oral tests </li></ul>
    53. 57. Ideas for Podcasts <ul><li>Pod-tours </li></ul><ul><li>Unit or topic podcasts as overview/review of unit </li></ul><ul><li>Oral reports </li></ul><ul><li>Supplement instructional materials with existing podcasts created by others </li></ul><ul><li>Information for parents </li></ul>
    54. 58. My Class Unit Podcast Segments Select one event or decision and hypothesize about what would have happened if the result had been different Rewind the Mind Discuss the economic impacts of one event, trend, law, etc. Business Report Explain the motivation for and effects of one new cultural trend Cultural Commentary Define and explain the impact of one invention or innovation Innovation Station Explain and use two vocabulary words Vocab Vibes Overview one governmental/political trend Political Policy
    55. 59. My Class Unit Podcast Segments Responsible for sewing together all the podcasts segments – creating intro and outro segments, adding transitions and music, and crediting contributors Intro/Outro Explain the motivation for and effects of one law or court case Legal Learning Select one event, law, trend, individual, etc. and provide your personal opinion Editorial Edition Review one Internet site – giving specific details about the contents of the site Web Wowzers Explain what it was like to grow up in this era Kids' Korner Interview one character Living History
    56. 60. Jumping in with both feet . . . <ul><li>Listen to a few podcasts online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iTunes > Source List > Podcasts > Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.podcastalley.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ipodder.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://epnweb.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.jakeludington.com/archives/000405.html (“Podcasting with Windows Media Player) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Get a feel for the genre </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasts are not “polished” – production value is secondary to the content </li></ul></ul>
    57. 61. Social Studies Podcasts <ul><li>History On Air </li></ul><ul><li>Matt's Today in History </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking of History </li></ul><ul><li>Monticello Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Colonial Williamsburg History Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Lewis and Clark Trail Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery Channel Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>NPR Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>PRI Radio Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>BBC Radio Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>ABC News Podcasts and Vodcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Smithsonian Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Podictionary </li></ul>http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/+Podcasting
    58. 62. Online Podcasting Resources http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/+Podcasting
    59. 63. Wikis Students as Collaborators
    60. 64. What is a Wiki? <ul><li>A wiki is a type of website that allows users easily to add, remove, or otherwise edit and change most available content. </li></ul>
    61. 65. What the Experts are Saying <ul><li>Wikis are helping young people develop “writing skills and social skills by learning about group consensus and compromise—all the virtues you need to be a reasonable and productive member of society.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia </li></ul></ul>
    62. 66. What the Experts are Saying <ul><li>“ The media is controlled by people who have the resources to control it,” he says. “Wikis show that all of us have an equal opportunity to contribute to knowledge.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Andy Garvin, head of the Digital Divide Network </li></ul></ul>
    63. 67. Tracking Changes
    64. 68. Tracking Changes
    65. 69. Ways to Use Wikis <ul><li>Use wikis as formats for subject guides and supplemental resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Invite students and teachers to annotate and augment your course content on a wiki. </li></ul><ul><li>Make wikis meeting places for learning communities inside and outside the school. </li></ul><ul><li>Link teachers in a collaborative enterprise. </li></ul><ul><li>Create interactive learning activities (WebQuests, collaborative research, etc.) </li></ul>
    66. 70. Class Wikis
    67. 71. Class Wikis – Online Content
    68. 72. Class Wikis - Webquests
    69. 73. Class Wikis - Webquests
    70. 74. Class Wikis – Student Collaboration
    71. 75. Class Wikis – Student Collaboration
    72. 76. Class Wikis – Student Collaboration
    73. 77. Class Wikis – Student Collaboration
    74. 78. Professional Learning Communities
    75. 79. PLC – Professional Research
    76. 80. PLC – Virtual Training
    77. 81. PLC – Curricular Collaboration
    78. 82. PLC – Supporting Teachers
    79. 83. Links to Getting Started <ul><li>Wiki Walk-Through http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/wiki/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What’s a wiki? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who uses wikis? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis or blogs? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to use wikis with students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideas for activities, projects, collaborations, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Using wikis in Education (blog) http://ikiw.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom use of wikis http://www.teachinghacks.com/wiki/index.php?title=Wikis </li></ul>
    80. 84. Wikispaces <ul><li>Wikispaces is offering K-12 organizations their premium membership for free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No advertisements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greater storage capacity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhanced privacy settings </li></ul></ul>http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers100K
    81. 85. Social Learning http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/Social+Learning
    82. 86. Social Learning – Web 2.0 http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/Social+Learning
    83. 87. PageFlakes http://www.pageflakes.com
    84. 88. Diigo http://www.diigo.com/
    85. 89. Diigo http://groups.diigo.com/groups/edn
    86. 90. Summer Workshops <ul><li>If you want to learn more about these Web 2.0 tools for the classroom or other technologies that can enhance instruction we will be offering sessions on the following topics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Storytelling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Learning </li></ul></ul>
    87. 91. Learn More, Get Involved <ul><li>Jen Dorman’s “Digital Tools for Digital Natives” wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://jdorman.wikispaces.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jen Dorman’s blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://cliotech.blogspot.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jen’s Class Web Page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.cbsd.org/holicong/jendorman/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discovery Educator Network PA blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://discoveryeducation.typepad.com/pennsylvania/ </li></ul></ul>
    88. 92. Discovery Educator Network <ul><li>Join the Discovery Educator Network to connect to over 20,000 educators worldwide who collaborate to support the integration of 21 st century technologies in education. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn more at </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/DiscoveryEducatorNetwork </li></ul></ul>
    89. 93. Food for Thought <ul><li>This is proof that it is not the tools that are inherently good or evil but rather the use of the tools. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A hammer can kill someone but it can also build a house. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A nail can be driven through a hand but it can also hold the roof over your head. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A fist can hit but a fist can also be clasped in your hand in love. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We do not outlaw hammers, nails, or fists -- we teach people to use them properly. </li></ul><ul><li>So should we do with blogs, wikis, podcasts, skype, and any other tool that becomes available for use in the human experience! </li></ul>http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2007/02/including-classmate-with-leukemia.html