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Web 2.0 for Student Achievement


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Unpacking a few Web 2.0 tools that can be leveraged for student achievement.

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Web 2.0 for Student Achievement

  1. 1. Web 2.0 for Student Achievement: Leveraging Technology for Academic Gains Doug Achterman, Ph.D. San Benito High School Hollister, CA
  2. 2. Based on this word cloud, make pre- dictions about the article from which it was taken
  3. 3. Now form questions empha- sizing key words from the cloud
  4. 4. Article: Student inquiry and Web 2.0. Author: Pam Berger School Library Monthly 26 (5), 2010. Web 2.0 Tool: Wordle Available
  5. 5. Into Through Beyond Pre-reading Reading Extension/Reflection Connect Wonder Investigate Construct Express Reflect Inquiry model from Barbara Stripling
  6. 6. Wonder CA Model School Library Standard AND Common Core Standard, ELA: Activate prior knowledge related to the information and events in texts
  7. 7. Practical Criteria for Academic Use • Students create or manipulate (organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize) content • Free • In the “Cloud.” • Technology is transparent • Clear academic benefit
  8. 8. Areas of Potential • Pre-writing, pre-reading, background building • Concept mapping • Note-taking • Language acquisition • Meta-cognition, self-reflection • Formative assessment
  9. 9. Web 2.0: Collaborate to…
  10. 10. Brainstorming: Edistorm Connect
  11. 11. Brainstorming: Edistorm Blue “Note” icon = comments (Unlimited comment space)
  12. 12. Casting Idea Votes
  13. 13. Export to XLS (Spreadsheet) (formative assessment)
  14. 14. Heads Together For more bright ideas…
  15. 15. Wallwisher Unlimited number of students can post Web- based pictures, audio and video
  16. 16. Investigate Construct 1. Organize this information in a way that best helps answer the question. 2. Which posts are most helpful in answering the question? 3. How do you suppose the Voting Rights Act of 1965 influenced or changed American society?
  17. 17. Wallwisher • Brainstorming whole-class, in groups, or individually • Generating and assessing background knowledge • Reviewing important content from a unit Cool Features • Auto-saves as soon as info entered • Embeds into blog, web page
  18. 18. Concept Mapping: Gliffy and
  19. 19. Concept Mapping • Show understanding in a less language-dependent way • Show understanding of connections between important concepts • Visual representation/visual learning
  20. 20. Concept Mapping: You can preselect topics for students to organize Students can collaborate with each other and you You can’t write on lines to explain connections, but you can add unattached bubbles.
  21. 21. Investigate Construct 1. From your concept map, which type of program appears most common? Why do you think that is the case? 2. Examine the concept maps from the others in your group. Which map makes the most sense? What does this map help you understand?
  22. 22. Heads Together For more bright ideas about concept mapping 2.0
  23. 23. Google Forms (in Google Docs) Choose type of answer, and make it optional or required. Link to dynamically updated spread- sheet
  24. 24. Real-Time Feedback & Support Students: Will This Resource Help Me for My Own Research? Teachers: Is this student finding the right kind of evidence? Are students having a harder time finding evidence for A than for B?
  25. 25. Feedback and Support • Students share resources • Students learn from each others’ choices of best passages • Teachers (classroom and librarian) make formative assessments about individual students and whole class. • Students and teachers see trends about what resources are most helpful. Provides starting point for reflections about the research process and about the content.
  26. 26. Heads Together For more bright ideas…
  27. 27. More from Google Forms Each time students complete a work session:
  28. 28. Google Forms: Assessment and Self- Reflection • Students and teacher(s) monitor progress with an easy form • Students reflect regularly. • Students can view reflections collectively when unit is over for big picture of progress, process • Teachers can use as formative assessment and a conversation-starter on process and content.
  29. 29. Heads Together For more bright ideas about Google Forms for assessment & reflection…
  30. 30. For 2nd Language Learners NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY Easy to use for novice computer users Comic Strip Generators: MakeBeliefsComix
  31. 31. For 2nd Language Learners More Difficult, but with hundreds of options Comic Strip Generators: ToonDoo
  32. 32. For 2nd Language Learners Animation Programs XtraNormal
  33. 33. Cameras Animations Expressions Looks Points Pauses Sounds ‘Magicam’ chooses the best camera angle for you. XtraNormal… Students create a script, choose voices, backgrounds, characters, camera angles, ambient noise, music, character movement, etc.
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  35. 35. Academic Benefits • Students engage in language creation and language play • Lowers affective filter • Students can share work with others even when they’re not ready to speak
  36. 36. Heads Together For more bright ideas…
  37. 37. Thank You! Janet Hasbrouck Jane Lofton Deb Stanley Marie Slim
  38. 38. Final Thoughts How can I use Web 2.0 to… • Help students learn more, learn differently, learn more deeply? • Facilitate student collaboration to produce deeper understandings than they could produce alone? • Expand the community of learners on a given project? • Enhance students’ experience through the inquiry cycle?