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ISTE 2011 Workshop - Empower students to write with digital tools - Reviewing tools to reach the goal of students being engaged in writing. (See handout on https://iamliterate.wikispaces.com/Engage+Students+as+Writers)

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  1. 1. Empower Students to Write with Digital Tools Kevin Amboe Information and Media Literacy Coordinator amboe_k@sd36.bc.caFriday, July 1, 2011 1
  2. 2. "If our students are not reading and composing with various electronic technologies, then they are illiterate. They are not just unprepared for the future, they are illiterate right now, in our current time and context. (David Bolter, 1991)Friday, July 1, 2011 2
  3. 3. Description Empower students to grow as writers. Learn about 10+ tools that will engage hesitant writers in creating and publishing their writing.Friday, July 1, 2011 3
  4. 4. NETS-S •Creativity and Innovation •Communication and Collaboration •Research and Information Fluency •Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making •Digital Citizenship •Technology Operations and ConceptsFriday, July 1, 2011 4Make connections
  5. 5. My Credo Look to the desired results Choose the tools to move you closer If the learning is not moving forward ... What needs to happen for success?Friday, July 1, 2011 5
  6. 6. Our Goal THAT we remove barriers and THAT all students are literate and can participate to their fullest potential.Friday, July 1, 2011 6
  7. 7. What is writing? Your thoughts ??? communication articulation of thoughts for understanding creative expression sharing / collaborating revising and publishing processFriday, July 1, 2011 7 Creating and Communicating for an audience of one or more
  8. 8. A Writing Process Pre-writing Drafting Revisions Editing Proofreading PublishingFriday, July 1, 2011 8Not necessary Linear Pre-writing - Brainstorming, planning, building ideas, setting the stage, choosing audience and purpose. Drafting - Getting ideas recorded, starting to organize Revisions - Rework to improve structure, logic and ideas. Focus on improving meaning, style and form Editing- Improving Grammar and conventions Proofreading - Checking for errors Publishing- Producing a final or clean copy - Sharing with an audience - May include additional features - Images, illustrations, dedications, author notes, title page etc
  9. 9. What is most taught? meaning, style, convention or formFriday, July 1, 2011 9! Meaning - ideas and information, including development and use of detail Style - clarity, variety, and impact of language Form - attention to the “rules” of the particular form of writing Conventions - spelling, punctuation, grammar, sentence structure,
  10. 10. Wikipedia Literacy Literacy has traditionally been described as the ability to read and write. (UNESCO) defines literacy as the "ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate, compute and use printed and written materials associated with varying contexts. Literacy involves a continuum of learning in enabling individuals to achieve their goals, to develop their knowledge and potential, and to participate fully in their community and wider society." June 2011 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LiteracyFriday, July 1, 2011 10
  11. 11. Our Tools Teaching students to be learners Mindset about Writing and Learning Engagement Purposeful Writing ActivitiesFriday, July 1, 2011 11The goal of teaching is to teach our students to be learners.  The content is what they practice with.  (Brigham University)
  12. 12. Our Tools Content / Curriculum Prescribed Outcomes Remove Barriers My hand does ‘t hurtFriday, July 1, 2011 12The goal of teaching is to teach our students to be learners.  The content is what they practice with.  (Brigham University)
  13. 13. Engagement Writing has become an enjoyable and relaxing outlet for the boys - Surrey Teacher Engage me or Enrage me - Marc Prensky Authentic Audience Modeled ValueFriday, July 1, 2011 13A specific example was a teenage girl, known at fanFiction as "WitchGirl", with some 45+ stories online, many with more than 100 reviews. This girls teacher was surprised, since in class"she never turned in work", yet online, she was prolific.
  14. 14. What does engagement participation lookstuff in - can’t wait to enthusiasm - brining like? tell you don’t want to leave come back at end of day making connections to outside world - other experiences married to what you are doing come to you with other ideasFriday, July 1, 2011 14
  15. 15. How do we know??? Many of these writing tools are project based and project based research shows - increased attendance, cooperation, collaboration Majority will choose digital story telling to writing an essay ** Less threatening than live performanceFriday, July 1, 2011 15When they have the skill set to comfortably choose either
  16. 16. Grade 5 Writing with Laptops Pilot 1. The staff are much more interested in furthering their knowledge and integrating both technologies. - Lower transition times between lessons - Lack of off task behaviour - More interest in it overall in the staff. Pilot school 2005 Students gained greater awareness of hte possibilities technology offered for expressing themselves creatively 15 minutes to hereFriday, July 1, 2011 16
  17. 17. Removing Barriers “I like writing more now... My hand doesn’t hurt when I write.” Grade 5 students Finite Motor Skills Reduce “Red Ink Syndrome” Extended Learning Day Processing / EngagementFriday, July 1, 2011 17
  18. 18. Empower through Activities Digital images Making photographs Podcasts Peer-editing Mind mapping Book making Digital Storytelling Storyboards / Google Earth Graphic Novel Social Media Blogs, Wikis, DocsFriday, July 1, 2011 18
  19. 19. Directed ExplorationFriday, July 1, 2011 19
  20. 20. Digital Images Sources SearchingFriday, July 1, 2011 20http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6a/A_Map_of_Philadelphia_and_Parts_Adjacent_vc6b.1.jpg/220px-A_Map_of_Philadelphia_and_Parts_Adjacent_vc6b.1.jpg Google Images Flickr Creative Commons
  21. 21. Digital ImagesFriday, July 1, 2011 21http://www.treehugger.com/tiger-natural-history-museum.jpg Stories Told
  22. 22. Find an image of Philadelphia Shows perspectiveFriday, July 1, 2011 22Teaching searching - expanded search - understanding grammar of web- site search - creative commons search
  23. 23. Making Photographs create an image in mind capturing image a moment in time history composition Vincent Laforet http://db.tt/ZE7mxINFriday, July 1, 2011 23What do I mean by Making Photographs? Why would students need to make photographs?With Intention - same as digital images
  24. 24. Friday, July 1, 2011 24Grade 5 Student - Surrey
  25. 25. Friday, July 1, 2011 25Grade 5 Student - Surrey
  26. 26. Friday, July 1, 2011 26Grade 5 Student - Surrey
  27. 27. USB MicroscopeFriday, July 1, 2011 27Proscope USB Microscope
  28. 28. Your Assignment 7 minutes Find, Take, Make 3 share out Drop Box - http://db.tt/n18ZvJw https://public.me.com/amboe iste 2011Friday, July 1, 2011 28
  29. 29. Story Boarding / Graphic Novel Comic Life Toon Do / Kerpoof / PixtonFriday, July 1, 2011 29amboe_k c
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  31. 31. Your Assignment 7 minutes Tell me how you got to ISTE 2011 3 min share out Think about Jason Ohler’s comments --- Don’t storyboard - Look for emotional flow of story - Plot out the story like a wave - Then do a peer pitch – sell the story – Peaks – Problem – SolutionFriday, July 1, 2011 31Photo - licensing - staff development
  32. 32. BonusFriday, July 1, 2011 32
  33. 33. Peer Editing ...studies found that when students use computers to produce writing, the writing process becomes more collaborative and includes more peer-editing and peer-mediated work (Snyder, 1994; Baker & Kinzer, 1998; Butler & Cox, 1992) In Snyder’s study, teacher-to-student communications were predominant in the “pens classroom” while student-to-student interactions occurred more frequently in the “computers classroom.”Friday, July 1, 2011 33http://www.aace.org/dl/index.cfm/fuseaction/ViewPaper/id/6367/toc/yes
  34. 34. gallery.me.com/amboe http://db.tt/ZE7mxINFriday, July 1, 2011 34
  35. 35. Basketball At the start of the game I took jump ball The girl jumping against me was very tall I felt butterflies inside me but wouldnt back down But I missed the ball by a mile and felt like a clown Did you feel people would laugh at you? Then the butterflies left and I was ready to play This time I knew I wouldnt throw the ball away Id get the ball (and),dribble, pass or take a shot Then it was shift change, thank goodness because I was (very) burning? hot When (we got) I went? back on I was well rested and ready(to go) We were on defense and our coach advised? (was yelling at) us to stay low(!)Friday, July 1, 2011 35
  36. 36. Book Making Hand Produced images Digitally re-produced images Digitally made imagesFriday, July 1, 2011 36
  37. 37. Book Making A Physical Record Published Authors At reading level and interestFriday, July 1, 2011 37
  38. 38. Using iPhoto DemoFriday, July 1, 2011 38
  39. 39. Your Assignment Let’s Create a ‘Day in the Life’ of Doggy http://gallery.me.com/amboe Upload to Drop box or GalleryFriday, July 1, 2011 39Assign parts of the room -
  40. 40. Blogs, Wikis How many have blogs or wikis? What is their value?Friday, July 1, 2011 40
  41. 41. Blogs, Wikis, Google Docs “... describing their thought processes online effectively developed their math metacognition which significantly enhanced their performance.” Helen Jeong 2009 “Students that aren’t comfortable participating in class now participate by writing in the discussion board.” Chris Hunter 2009Friday, July 1, 2011 41
  42. 42. My Experience Blogs and Wikis are powerful tools when they have purpose and a life of their own https://dflit.wikispaces.com/ https://dothemath.wikispaces.com/Friday, July 1, 2011 42Without continuous life - deathConsider your continued use - going deeper each year
  43. 43. Students as Authors https://mrsdycksclass.wikispaces.com/ What are the essential elements of students creating with Blogs and Wikis?Friday, July 1, 2011 43
  44. 44. Podcasting http://mps.wes.schoolfusion.us/ What writing goes into a podcast?Friday, July 1, 2011 44
  45. 45. Your Assignment Let’s explore Garageband togetherFriday, July 1, 2011 45PlanningSequencingArtworkScriptingCreator rather than consumer
  46. 46. MindMapping Brainstorming / Pre-writing DraftingFriday, July 1, 2011 46Tell a story through images in a sequenceTransfer the words to word processorKidspiration VoiceMath stories
  47. 47. Your Assignment Tell a numeracy story or Plan your story of what you learned at ISTEFriday, July 1, 2011 47
  48. 48. Digital Storytelling Broad category most often a culmination with a tool such as iMovie Video of Salmon Life Cycle Grade 4 students 3 blocks of 45min included learning digital camera, importing, voice overFriday, July 1, 2011 48
  49. 49. As you create... Bernie Dodge - WebQuest Taskonomy What questions are we asking for answers • Consensus • Retelling building • Compilation • Persuasion • Mystery • Self-Knowledge • Journalistic • Analytical • Design Task • Judgment • Creative Product •ScientificFriday, July 1, 2011 49
  50. 50. iMovie DemoFriday, July 1, 2011 50
  51. 51. Your Assignment Working in teams of 2 or 3 Plan your story of what you learned at ISTE What ‘writing’ will you be doing to createFriday, July 1, 2011 51
  52. 52. Google Earth as Writing Tool One of my goals is always to push thinking outside of the box....Friday, July 1, 2011 52
  53. 53. SMOOT ?? He was used as a Fraternity Prank to measure the Harvard Brindge in Oct 1958. One Smoot is equal to Oliver Smoots height at the time of the prank (five feet and seven inches ~1.70 m)Friday, July 1, 2011 53
  54. 54. Why Google Earth Transformation... making connections activate prior knowledge make connections visual learnersFriday, July 1, 2011 54
  55. 55. ScienceFriday, July 1, 2011 55
  56. 56. Google Lit Trips.orgFriday, July 1, 2011 56
  57. 57. Underground to Canada Barbara Smucker http://flickr.com/photos/beija-flor/65672496/Friday, July 1, 2011 57
  58. 58. Grade 5 / Movement Identity, Society, and Culture • B2 assess why immigrants came to Canada, the individual challenges they faced, and their contributions to Canada • Consider a Google Lit Trip relating to ImmigrationFriday, July 1, 2011 58
  59. 59. Is an iPad or iPod a writing tool? Not for traditional writing; however,Friday, July 1, 2011 59
  61. 61. Don’t forget Social Media Twitter - 140 Characters Facebook - writing and templateFriday, July 1, 2011 61
  62. 62. DAOW of Literacy Digital, Oral, Art, Witten Jason OhlerFriday, July 1, 2011 62Technology combines all of the above
  63. 63. Summary Image from Read Aloud Handbook Writing is more than the act Jim Trelease Encourage using Language Speaking and Read Aloud Partners Digital Story Telling Self Assessment and Formative Assessment Assistive TechnologyFriday, July 1, 2011 63Image from Jim Trelease - Read Aloud handbook
  64. 64. NETS-S •Creativity and Innovation •Communication and Collaboration •Research and Information Fluency •Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making •Digital Citizenship •Technology Operations and ConceptsFriday, July 1, 2011 64Highlight connections made throughout
  65. 65. Kevin Amboe amboe_k@sd36.bc.ca @amboe_k Information and Media Literacy CoordinatorFriday, July 1, 2011 65