Integrating Technology in the LA Classroom

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Presentation given by Christina Spiezio at the Rutgers Reading and Writing Conference in March 2012

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  • St Joe’s Rutgers, MA, PhD, Verizon Grant Teaching 4 years Tech, Twitter to learn One-to-one classrooms My students have their own…. Students really produce and learn faster since I let go of control
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  • Integrating Technology in the LA Classroom

    1. 1. + Technology in the Language Arts Classroom Christina Spiezio Edison Township Public Schools Rutgers Reading & Writing Conference
    2. 2. + Introduction
    3. 3. + 21st Century Skills Overview  Life/Career Skills  Learning and Innovation Skills  Critical Thinking  Communication  Collaboration  Creativity  Information, Media, and Technology Skills  Core Subjects
    4. 4. + P21 & New Jersey Goals:  To help students understand, connect to and act on critical global issues by integrating 21st century perspectives into curricula in all Core Curriculum Content Standards areas  To connect student acquisition of international literacies to real world experiences both in New Jersey and beyond state and national borders  To enhance teacher capacity for 21st century teaching excellence through pre-service education, professional development and opportunities for exchange and study abroad
    5. 5. + Core Curriculum Content Standards Reading Writing Listening Speaking http://bit.ly/bPbeYT Language
    6. 6. + Shift happens. We need to shift, too!
    7. 7. + Social Media Revolution  2:35
    8. 8. + Things to Think About…  Social media affects offline behavior  How does it affect the classroom?  Kids are learning on iPads  Where is this learning taking place?  Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Google are banned in China  Where else are they banned?
    9. 9. + This means… Our students are living in a world where…  Information does not need to be memorized  It is at their fingertips!  Information comes in and from different medias  Thoughts of others are valued more than experts  Collaboration is key!  Information is gathered through collaboration Their world is social!
    10. 10. + Introduction of Tools Voicethread Wall Wisher Glogster
    11. 11. + Voicethread: About A collaborative multimedia slide show that includes… Images Audio Video Text Commenting in five ways!
    12. 12. + Voicethread: Student Testimonial
    13. 13. + Voicethread: How-To
    14. 14. + Voicethread: Examples Text
    15. 15. + Voicethread: Examples Audio
    16. 16. + Voicethread: Examples Video
    17. 17. + Wall Wisher: Student Testimonial
    18. 18. + Wall Wisher: About A virtual corkboard  Multiple people can post to the board  Multimedia can be posted!  Not just text!  Images  Links  Videos
    19. 19. + Wall Wisher: How-To
    20. 20. + Wall Wisher: Examples
    21. 21. + Glogster: Student Testimonial
    22. 22. + Glogster: About  Virtual, multimedia posters  Includesimages, audio, video, animation, and external links  Visual representation of student knowledge  Visual and media literacy  No collaboration on creation
    23. 23. + Glogster: How-To
    24. 24. + Glogster: How-To
    25. 25. + Glogster: Examples
    26. 26. + Pros and Cons Voicethread Wall Wisher Glogster EDU Only? X X Password X Approval X protected? Collaboration X X in Creation? Free? X Multimedia X X X Friendly? Can it be X X X embedded? Privacy X X Settings?
    27. 27. + Other Ideas  Blogs  Blogger, WordPress, Edublogs  Wikis  Wikispaces, PB Wiki  Podcasting  Audacity, Vocaroo  Microblogging  Twitter, Edmodo, Schoology Find these on the Resources page!
    28. 28. + Resources  http://teachingfortoday.wikispaces.com/
    29. 29. + Consider the following…  “If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow”  John Dewey  “Any growth requires a temporary loss of security.”  Madeline Hunter
    30. 30. + Any Questions? Thank You! CSpiezio@gmail.com http://teachingfortoday.wikispaces.com/

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