Learning GoalsDiscover a variety of platforms students and teacherscan use to become critical consumers and producersof textsPlay, experiment, make mistakes
AgendaReminders regarding lesson redesignBlog feedbackDiscuss readingDefining Web 2.0Will RichardsonExplore Web 2.0 toolsShare
Lesson RedesignDue on blog by Feb 6 classShare original lesson as well as your redesign and anyresourcesCredit sources by including hyperlink if possibleProvide a rationale for your redesign. Why did youchange what you changed?
Lesson RedesignFor example, you might take a lesson you originally didon inference-making with a short story and redesign thelesson for inference-making with a graphic novelselection. Or You might use that same short story but rather than focuson having students answer questions about plot, andcharacter, you have them focus on applying theirunderstanding to a new context by creating a comic inBitstrips (or by hand).
Lesson RedesignPlease provide a rationale for what youve changedand why. It doesnt have to be long, but it should bespecific.Post the original lesson and your redesign.Make sure youre thinking about the curriculumexpectations you are addressing in your lesson. It willmake it more helpful for your classmates.
What is Web 2.0?http://prezi.com/26a056rap0i6/the-new-media/
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Explore!For your lesson redesigns, you may wish to use someweb 2.0 technology. Here are some sites/tools youcan explore.Goals: play, experiment, make mistakes. If you findone tool/site that really captures your interest feel freeto hang out there the whole time. If you feel likesampling a number of different sites, that’s fine too.Be prepared to share what you learned about the siteand possible classroom applications.
BitstripsBitstrips: You can either create a free trial account orjoin my “class” and see how a student experiences thesite.If you want to join my class, you need to do thefollowing:Step 1: Go to http://www.bitstripsforschools.com/login/Step 2: Under Student Login on the left, enter the following classroom code:5452S and click on the Go buttonStep 3: Select your name from the name box. If this is the first time you arelogging in, create your password and click Set Password.
NingNing is a platform that lets you create your own socialnetworking site. It can be closed or open. You canhave a free one month trial and apply to have Pearsonsponsor your education site for free.If you’d like to explore a ning that is already set up,check out my grade 12 literature circle ning. Mystudents decided to make it an open site so otherteachers and students could use it.http://pining.ning.com/
EdmodoEdmodo is a closed social network site specificallydesigned for teachers, students, and parents.You can also use it to post assignments, havestudents submit, and then mark them right on the site.www.edmodo.com
PBWorksPBWorks is a site that lets you make wikis. Someteachers use this as a course organizer or their mainwebsite, while others use it for collaborative writing.The basic education account is free.My media class’s “New Media” Wiki:http://pbworks.com/pbworks-basic-edition
PreziPrezi is a zooming online presentation maker. It’s non-linear which can make for interesting planningpossibilities as well as presentations.Students can collaborate online.Because it’s online, students don’t need any softwareto create it, but they do need internet access.
GlogsterGlogster used to have free education accounts whereyou could manage a whole class. You can still createa free accounts though. My students used glogster tocreate interactive multimedia collages on pop culturefor my media class.
Today’s MeetToday’s Meet can be used to set up a backchannelduring a lecture or lesson. We use it while watchingfilms to ask questions and comment.It doesn’t require an account and students don’t haveto register, but you would have to think aboutclassroom management issues that can resultbecause of this.
Google DocsStudents can use this store work “in the cloud” and tocollaborate on projects with peers. It gives themaccess to Word, Excel, and Power Point withouthaving to install any software.https://docs.google.com/
What did you learn?Features?How it worked?What you liked/didn’t like?Classroom applications?Cautions?Consider making this one of your blog posts.
Next WeekBlog about the Web 2.0 tools you’ve explored.Post your lesson redesign and resources.Readings: Kirby Ferguson. Everything is a remix (video) http://www.everythingisaremix.info/watch-the-series/ David Silverberg. What is a poetry slam? (video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbI-R27VzL8