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Social Studies and Web 2.0

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Social Studies and Web 2.0

  1. 1. Web 2.0 for Elementary Social Studies Jeremy Brueck e-Read Ohio Web Services Manager, University of Akron, OH President, Brueck Educational Innovations [email_address] http://brueckei.org
  2. 2. The Web 2.0 Student <ul><li>Digital Natives </li></ul><ul><li>Always Connected </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate Access </li></ul><ul><li>Multitasking </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement and Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Social – Enjoy teamwork </li></ul><ul><li>Visual </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Web 2.0 Student <ul><li>Thought process has evolved around the web </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Older adults were raised reading books – they were raised on the web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Books reinforce a linear style of thinking and reasoning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They have developed a “ hypertext ” style of thinking </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Teaching the Web 2.0 Student <ul><li>High level of interaction, online and in person. </li></ul><ul><li>Engaged in the learning process, not just passive receptors of learning. </li></ul><ul><li>A key component of the iPod Gen definition of technology is customization. </li></ul><ul><li>Using technology to increase customization, convenience and collaboration is well received by iPod Gen. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Teaching the Web 2.0 Student Educators must possess the ability to adapt technology to meet individual needs, rather than vice versa.
  6. 6. Discussion <ul><li>What ways can social studies teachers adapt technology to meet student needs? </li></ul><ul><li>What ways have you seen social studies teachers adapt technology to meet student needs? </li></ul>
  7. 7. What are New Literacies? <ul><li>Using information and communication technologies to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>identify important questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>locate information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>critically evaluate the usefulness of that information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>synthesize information to answer those questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>communicate the answers to others </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Looking at literacy in content areas <ul><li>Traditional Literacies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pencil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Book </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New Literacies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web logs (blogs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>video editors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World Wide Web browsers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web & HTML editors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e-mail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text messaging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instant Messaging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>spreadsheets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>presentation software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>bulletin boards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>avatars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>virtual worlds </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Why integrate New Literacies? <ul><li>Young people will continue to socially engage in a variety of new literacies. </li></ul><ul><li>Educators need to make school literacy more engaging for students and more meaningful to their present and future lives in a digital world. </li></ul><ul><li>Educators MUST understand the shifts in practices and pedagogy that have taken place and consider how these shifts should inform our teaching of reading and writing. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Wikis in the Social Studies classroom <ul><li>http://timelineofpresidents.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://necc2008presidents.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul>
  11. 11. Blogs <ul><li>What is a Blog? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog is short for weblog. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A blog is a frequent and chronological publication of comments and thoughts on the web. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A blog is often updated daily and contains all information that the person maintaining the BLOG (Blogger) wishes to share with the world. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Blogs in the content classroom <ul><li>TEACHERS </li></ul><ul><li>School-to-Home Communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Announcements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newsletter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom Happenings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>STUDENTS </li></ul><ul><li>Reflections or journals </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue with peers </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate with teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Group work </li></ul>
  13. 13. Blogs are COST EFFICIENT! <ul><li>Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Live Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Diaryland </li></ul><ul><li>Pitas </li></ul>
  14. 14. Podcasts <ul><li>What is a Podcast? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a media file (mp3) that is distributed by subscription (paid or unpaid) over the Internet using syndication feeds, for playback on mobile devices and personal computers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>R eal S imple S yndication </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why use Podcasts? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>provides students with an authentic audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase student motivation to write </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>improve fluency and listening skills </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Podcasting is CHEAP! <ul><li>Getting Started: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Microphone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Computer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Audio editing program </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Audacity is a powerful, cross-platform and open-source audio editing software program ideally suited for classroom podcasting. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Podcast publishing tools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Podifer is a free podcast publishing tool to help podcast creators publish their audio files to an Internet server and create an RSS feed </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Classroom Podcasts <ul><li>http://gls-digitalbackpack.pbwiki.com/Podcast-Resources </li></ul>

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