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Digital Storytelling

  1. 1. Digital Storytelling: Web Enhanced Teaching in the Primary Grades Classroom Phoenix Educational Systems Zarah C. Gagatiga [email_address]
  2. 2. Perking Up: What’s your color? <ul><li>Choose a popsicle stick from the bag </li></ul><ul><li>What comes to mind with the color of your popsicle stick? </li></ul><ul><li>Group yourselves according to color </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce yourselves to each other </li></ul><ul><li>Think of a group name that is related to your group color </li></ul><ul><li>Think of a group cheer </li></ul>
  3. 3. Group Dynamics <ul><li>Collaboration works! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assign roles – facilitator, scribe, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reporter and time-keeper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Role definition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Rules in collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What did I leave behind? </li></ul><ul><li>What did I bring with me? </li></ul><ul><li>What will I take back to school/home? </li></ul><ul><li>Buzz group </li></ul><ul><li>Plenary sharing </li></ul>
  4. 4. Content Outline <ul><li>Clearing the field : knowing the learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>Leveling : a review of computer practices in the preschool classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Computers and preschoolers </li></ul><ul><li> Developmentally appropriate practices </li></ul><ul><li> Pros and Cons </li></ul><ul><li> Computers in the preschool classroom </li></ul><ul><li>* WET for Preschool – EWOL Digital stories and more! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Clearing the field: knowing the learning environment <ul><li>What does your preschool classroom look like? </li></ul><ul><li>What learning materials are present in your classroom? </li></ul><ul><li>What learning activities do you implement in gyour classroom? </li></ul><ul><li>As a group, plan and draw your “ideal” learning space or environment </li></ul><ul><li>Be ready for BUZZ group – share your output </li></ul>
  6. 6. Leveling: A review of computer practices in the preschool classroom <ul><li>Teacher’s computer skills </li></ul><ul><li>RATE 1-5 (1 – lowest / 5 – highest) </li></ul><ul><li>MS Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, </li></ul><ul><li>Email and social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Internet and online research skills </li></ul><ul><li>Others – Web 2.0 technology (wikis and blogs) & course ware </li></ul><ul><li>How many computers are there in the classroom? </li></ul><ul><li>Describe how these computers are used? </li></ul><ul><li>How many computer labs are there in the school? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the extent of use of these computer labs? </li></ul><ul><li>Give examples of activities you do using computers, software/online resources. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Computers and Preschoolers <ul><li>Using ICT in the classroom is effective if good teaching is in place to begin with . </li></ul><ul><li>-- Teacher Dina Ocampo </li></ul><ul><li>2009 Metrobank Most Outstanding Teacher </li></ul>
  8. 8. Developmentally Appropriate Practices <ul><li>Children 3-4 years of age are READY (Haughland, 2000) </li></ul><ul><li>Allot plenty of time to explore and experiment </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal help but relevant probing questions are essential </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance and expand computer use by kids that would allow them a make choices </li></ul><ul><li>Work in groups = collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about IT! </li></ul><ul><li>Write abut IT! </li></ul><ul><li>Read about IT! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Pros and Cons <ul><li>Children who use computers with supporting activities that reinforce the objectives of the program have significantly higher gains when compared to learners with no computer experiences… frequency and variety are variables to successful computer use in the classroom. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Haugland, 1992 and 2000 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Computers in the classroom <ul><li>Where do “we” begin? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read on current trend and research on ICT integration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a study group of individuals in the school community who are interested in children’s use of computers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look at the benefits vis-à-vis cost, learning goals and learners profile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Obtain computers and mentors who could model developmentally appropriate practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Train teachers! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Practical experiences </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Workshop </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mentors and models </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Supervisory follow-up </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Let’s get WET! <ul><li>Explore EWOL, Welcome to Reading </li></ul><ul><li>What subject areas and learning objectives are met by the digital sources/software? </li></ul><ul><li>Create a lesson outline where in you can use EWOL /WtR </li></ul><ul><li>Group Assignments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Red – Sound Circus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blue – Color Castle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yellow – Taste and Smell Kitchen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green – Welcome to Reading – Tons of Tomatoes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Orange - </li></ul></ul>