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Necc 2008 Annotations


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Necc 2008 Annotations

  1. 1. New Literacies for Early Elementary: Web 2.0 Tools to Support Literacy Kimberly Hartman Brueck, Green Local Schools Jeremy Brueck, The University of Akron
  3. 3. Old School  nu skool •  Structure “e-tivity” like a “traditional” activity. –  Have students complete a graphic organizer, draft, edit & revise before publishing work on wiki, blog, etc… •  Teacher introduces content. •  Teacher gives explicit directions. –  Share expectations –  Model –  Foreshadow problems •  Practice together.
  4. 4. Planning for Instruction •  BEGIN and END with standards –  Keyboarding OR Copy/Paste? •  What skills do your possess already? •  What skills do your students need to learn? •  What are your lesson objectives? –  Spelling –  Writing Process –  Handwriting
  6. 6. Choose appropriate resources •  Why use wikis? –  Structure based on hierarchical subject divisions through: •  new page creation •  internal and external hyperlinking –  Allow basic page formatting functions •  Text editing (HTML editors) •  Insert images, tables & lists •  Hyperlinking •  Embedded media Schwartz, L., Clark, S., Cossarin, M., and Rudolph, J. (2004). Educational Wikis: features and selection criteria. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, Vol 5, No 1. Retrieved July 1, 2008 from
  7. 7. Free wiki resources •  wikispaces – •  pbwiki – •  seedwiki – •  wetpaint –
  8. 8. Important Considerations •  Private or Public –  Should anyone be able to edit or just members? –  How will you create accounts for all your students? •  Advertisements
  9. 9. Use Templates •  BEST PRACTICE –  Create templates to easily replicate common wiki pages your students will need. 1.  Go to quot;Manage Space.” 2.  Click on quot;Manage Templates.” 3.  Name the new template. You can create your template from a blank page or an existing page on your space.
  10. 10. Create a Picture Library •  BEST PRACTICE: –  Upload files without adding them to a wiki page before students edit wiki. 1.  Go to quot;Manage Space.” 2.  Click on quot;List and Upload Files.” 3.  Click quot;Upload Filesquot; and then choose the file (or files) to upload from your desktop. 4.  Click quot;Selectquot; and the file will begin uploading.
  11. 11. Instructional Preparation •  BEST PRACTICE: –  Create your wiki pages and outline prior to class use. 1.  Click quot;New Pagequot; in the left sidebar. 2.  Select the template to start from. 3.  Create your new page. You can then edit your page based on the template or save it as is.
  12. 12. Limitations and Considerations •  Editing –  Simultaneous editing of one page in a lab setting presents challenges –  Learning Center approach is more effective •  History Tab –  Is an excellent monitoring tool –  In a public space, only IP addresses are shown
  13. 13. ANALYZING
  14. 14. Assessment •  BEST PRACTICE: –  Incorporating assessment into the wiki provides information needed to adjust teaching and learning while they are happening. 1.  Use the DISCUSSION tab to create assessment questions. 2.  Copy the URL of each question and link to it from the wiki page.
  15. 15. Assessment •  Survey Tools –  SchoolWires • –  SurveyMonkey • •  Free account allows 10 questions –  Zoomerang • •  Basic service is free •  Educational pricing allows you to export & analyze results
  16. 16. Questions/Comments Kimberly Hartman Brueck Curriculum and Technology Specialist Green Local Schools Jeremy Brueck e-Read Ohio Web Services Manager The University of Akron