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Literacy in a Digital World Jamie Diamond Meg Gaier 6th Grade Teachers Barrington Middle School-Prairie Campus
The Big Idea To provide you with a variety of ways to meaningfully integrate technology into literacy activities across th...
A little perspective…
What We’ve Found in  Our Research
A Classroom without Technology…
The "Big" Transition
  Visual Learning
Inspiration Motivational   Interactive Webspiration.com
 
 
 
 
Final Thoughts… <ul><li>Promotes a positive and engaging </li></ul><ul><li>student  </li></ul><ul><li>learning  </li></ul>...
Podcasting: What is it?
<ul><li>The Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>headphones </li></ul><ul><li>microphone </li></ul><ul><li>computer with  </li></ul...
 
Software Options Free download for PC’s http://audacity.sourceforge.net/   Download for PC’s (costs $) http://www.recordfo...
Why podcast?
Utilize the Writing Process
Practice Reading Fluency
Review Content
Teach  Content: students  listen  from home
Teaches 21 st  Century Tech Skills
Collaborative Opportunities
Podcasting  in  My  Classroom http:// mgaier.wordpress.com /
District 220 Podcasts
http://millard.esu3.org/willow/radio/
Narrative Writing <ul><li>Before using technology  </li></ul><ul><li>After using technology </li></ul>
Digital Storytelling….huh? <ul><li>Mini-stories  </li></ul><ul><li>about life </li></ul><ul><li>experiences </li></ul><ul>...
Ingredients <ul><li>Script </li></ul><ul><li>Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Clipart </li></ul><ul><li>Drawings </li></ul><ul><li...
FREE DOWNLOAD!!!! <ul><li>Photo Story:  </li></ul><ul><li>www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digital photography/photostory...
Using it in your classroom <ul><li>Professional Writing Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Sensory Details </li></ul><ul><li>Vivid...
Brainstorming Important Life Events
Personal Experience Writing Beginning:  grabs reader’s attention and introduces the experience
Describes the experience w/sensory  details and shows importance of life  experience Middle:
End:   Tells outcome of story or the result of experience
All in 200 Words or Less!!!
<ul><li>Editing:  </li></ul><ul><li>vivid verbs  </li></ul><ul><li>precise nouns  </li></ul><ul><li>sensory details </li><...
Time to create the digital story!
Good Resource for help:  Digital Storytelling: Capturing Lives,  Creating Community by Joe Lambert For examples:  http://w...
Another Option… Online Classrooms
http://www.globalclassroom.us/ http://moodle.org/ Two Free Options…
To infinity,  and  beyond!
 
A Place to Journal
Peer Edit/Revise Writing
Formative Assessment Tools
Post  Videos &  Audio
Content Specific  Glossary
www.classroom.cusd220.org
Wiki: What is it?
 
Wiki=Collaboration
Free!
<ul><li>GaiersGallery.wikispaces.com </li></ul>Diamondwiki.wikispaces.com
Group Projects! *elements of fiction  *character study *biography
 
Research  While  Reading
Golden  Lines  and  Vocabulary
Independent  Reading  Logs … Transition into Blogging
Professional Development
Accountability
 
 
What?!
Blog= “Web Log” <ul><li>Post Text </li></ul><ul><li>Post Images </li></ul><ul><li>Post Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Leave Comm...
What is a Blog?
Two FREE Options… http://wordpress.com/ https://www.blogger.com/start
BALANCE: Caution & Willingness to Take Risks
Kidblog.org
Write for a purpose!
 
Authentic Dialogue
 
Podcast Launching Site! http://mgaier.wordpress.com/
 
 
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Literacy In A Digital World

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Presented at the 2010 IRC (Illinois Reading Council) Conference in Springfield, IL, by Meg Gaier and Jamie Diamond. This presentation offers a plethora of ways to integrate technology into a literacy (reading & writing) curriculum.

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Literacy In A Digital World

  1. 1. Literacy in a Digital World Jamie Diamond Meg Gaier 6th Grade Teachers Barrington Middle School-Prairie Campus
  2. 2. The Big Idea To provide you with a variety of ways to meaningfully integrate technology into literacy activities across the curriculum
  3. 3. A little perspective…
  4. 4. What We’ve Found in Our Research
  5. 5. A Classroom without Technology…
  6. 6. The &quot;Big&quot; Transition
  7. 7. Visual Learning
  8. 8. Inspiration Motivational Interactive Webspiration.com
  9. 13. Final Thoughts… <ul><li>Promotes a positive and engaging </li></ul><ul><li>student </li></ul><ul><li>learning </li></ul><ul><li>environment </li></ul>
  10. 14. Podcasting: What is it?
  11. 15. <ul><li>The Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>headphones </li></ul><ul><li>microphone </li></ul><ul><li>computer with </li></ul><ul><li>podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>software </li></ul>
  12. 17. Software Options Free download for PC’s http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ Download for PC’s (costs $) http://www.recordforall.com/ Comes on all Mac’s
  13. 18. Why podcast?
  14. 19. Utilize the Writing Process
  15. 20. Practice Reading Fluency
  16. 21. Review Content
  17. 22. Teach Content: students listen from home
  18. 23. Teaches 21 st Century Tech Skills
  19. 24. Collaborative Opportunities
  20. 25. Podcasting in My Classroom http:// mgaier.wordpress.com /
  21. 26. District 220 Podcasts
  22. 27. http://millard.esu3.org/willow/radio/
  23. 28. Narrative Writing <ul><li>Before using technology </li></ul><ul><li>After using technology </li></ul>
  24. 29. Digital Storytelling….huh? <ul><li>Mini-stories </li></ul><ul><li>about life </li></ul><ul><li>experiences </li></ul><ul><li>using the computer </li></ul>
  25. 30. Ingredients <ul><li>Script </li></ul><ul><li>Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Clipart </li></ul><ul><li>Drawings </li></ul><ul><li>Computer </li></ul><ul><li>Headphones with </li></ul><ul><li>microphone </li></ul><ul><li>Optional: </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Scanner </li></ul>
  26. 31. FREE DOWNLOAD!!!! <ul><li>Photo Story: </li></ul><ul><li>www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digital photography/photostory/default.mspx </li></ul>
  27. 32. Using it in your classroom <ul><li>Professional Writing Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Sensory Details </li></ul><ul><li>Vivid Verbs </li></ul><ul><li>Precise Nouns </li></ul><ul><li>Gary Paulsen’s Woodsong </li></ul>
  28. 33. Brainstorming Important Life Events
  29. 34. Personal Experience Writing Beginning: grabs reader’s attention and introduces the experience
  30. 35. Describes the experience w/sensory details and shows importance of life experience Middle:
  31. 36. End: Tells outcome of story or the result of experience
  32. 37. All in 200 Words or Less!!!
  33. 38. <ul><li>Editing: </li></ul><ul><li>vivid verbs </li></ul><ul><li>precise nouns </li></ul><ul><li>sensory details </li></ul><ul><li>Final draft- </li></ul><ul><li>graphic organizer </li></ul>
  34. 39. Time to create the digital story!
  35. 40. Good Resource for help: Digital Storytelling: Capturing Lives, Creating Community by Joe Lambert For examples: http://www.storycenter.org/stories/
  36. 41. Another Option… Online Classrooms
  37. 42. http://www.globalclassroom.us/ http://moodle.org/ Two Free Options…
  38. 43. To infinity, and beyond!
  39. 45. A Place to Journal
  40. 46. Peer Edit/Revise Writing
  41. 47. Formative Assessment Tools
  42. 48. Post Videos & Audio
  43. 49. Content Specific Glossary
  44. 50. www.classroom.cusd220.org
  45. 51. Wiki: What is it?
  46. 53. Wiki=Collaboration
  47. 54. Free!
  48. 55. <ul><li>GaiersGallery.wikispaces.com </li></ul>Diamondwiki.wikispaces.com
  49. 56. Group Projects! *elements of fiction *character study *biography
  50. 58. Research While Reading
  51. 59. Golden Lines and Vocabulary
  52. 60. Independent Reading Logs … Transition into Blogging
  53. 61. Professional Development
  54. 62. Accountability
  55. 65. What?!
  56. 66. Blog= “Web Log” <ul><li>Post Text </li></ul><ul><li>Post Images </li></ul><ul><li>Post Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Leave Comments </li></ul>
  57. 67. What is a Blog?
  58. 68. Two FREE Options… http://wordpress.com/ https://www.blogger.com/start
  59. 69. BALANCE: Caution & Willingness to Take Risks
  60. 70. Kidblog.org
  61. 71. Write for a purpose!
  62. 73. Authentic Dialogue
  63. 75. Podcast Launching Site! http://mgaier.wordpress.com/

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