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SXSWedu presentation (w Joelle Alcaidinho)

  1. 1. Encouraging Literacy & Young Authors Through Tech Joelle Alcaidinho & Melissa Techman
  2. 2. Who we are. Joelle Alcaidinho Independent Educational Technology Consultant Twitter & Pinterest @joelle_writes ADN @joelle http://www.joellewrites.com Melissa Techman School Librarian @ Albemarle County Public Schools, VA. Twitter & Pinterest: @mtechman http://mtechman.wordpress.com/
  3. 3. Students as Authors: Connected Learning NWP, Online Study Space http://connect.nwp.org/online-learning-connected-learning/ Mimi Ito, DML Central Report 1st in series of reports on Connected Learning http://dmlhub. net/sites/default/files/Connected_Learning_report.pdf Images: davidrumsey.com; Aerbook Paris guide: David W. Siu
  4. 4. How digital literacy fits with maker culture ● More opportunities for negotiation when writing, mixing on the web ● Reinforce and align with open resources ● Building fluid understanding of context ● Permeability - creative design needs thinking made visible
  5. 5. Writing & making Opportunities for students to: ● Make thinking visible ● Make useful products ● Solve authentic issues ● See the value of writing ● Articulate narrative and design decisions ● Model and share prototyping ● Gain deeper understanding of habits of mind Image via Instructables.com user sajusa99
  6. 6. Quick & simple tools Piclits ● Piclits.com ● Drag words or type (freestyle). ● Useful for very short summaries or character description. Quick comprehension check.
  7. 7. Quick and simple tools Bookr ● http://www.pimpampum.net/bookr/ ● Grades 2 and up. ● Use Safari or Chrome (WebKit) ● Choose Flickr images, add simple text, get URL. ● Low on features, can't edit after publishing, no font changes or image re-sizing, etc. ● Perfect for a fast, short product.
  8. 8. Bookr 4th grader's 10 pg eBook made with Bookr
  9. 9. Made with Book Creator
  10. 10. Simple Book Creator on iPad ● Requires iPad running iOS 5.0 (some features require 6.0 or later) ● Complete a project start to finish on the iPad ● WYSIWYG Interface ● Creates fixed layout ePubs
  11. 11. Book Creator app
  12. 12. More Advanced Pages & iBooks Author ● Require a Mac running @ least 10.7.4 ● Fairly WYSIWYG, some programming knowledge may be required ● Following the template in Pages is a bit of a must, very easy to diverge from = errors ● Pages makes free flowing ePubs which are suitable for a variety of ePub readers ● iBooks Author creates fixed layout which is suitable for iBooks on iPad only
  13. 13. Pages
  14. 14. iBooks Author
  15. 15. iBooks Author 4th graders: History of Books and Libraries http://staffsites.caj.or.jp/ringulsrud/Classof2021/HistoryofBooks.pdf
  16. 16. Quite Advanced HTML5 + Newsstand or Solo Book App ● Supports, text, video, audio, & animation ● Need basic HTML & CSS knowledge ● Need an editor to write your pages like TextMate, iWeb, Dreamweaver or Rapidweaver ● Xcode! ● WYSIWYG Alternatives: Aerbook & 29th St Publishing ● Publishing to the App Store will require an iTunes Connect & iOS Developer Account
  17. 17. eBook Publishing Services Aerbook Web-based cloud publishing, lots of features, can export as KF8, iBooks, HTML5, as mobile app; one button build for iPad, Kindle Fire, Nook tablet apps.
  18. 18. Quite Advanced Newsstand ● Content lives inside of the Newsstand app on iOS devices ● Although they don't look like it, they're apps ● Requires Xcode + content (HTML or ePUB) ● Subscriptions & servers ● iOS Developer Account + iTunes Connect ● Baker eBook Framework 4.0 (open source) ● Newsstand Publishers like 29th St Publishing
  19. 19. Newsstand
  20. 20. Trends ● Credentializing learning - badges one example ● Hybridization of maker/writer spaces: places for co-creation; linking of physical and virtual arenas ● Home-grown MOOCs, #etmooc ● Buying & distributing books is challenging, one reason why schools opt to make their own. ● Schools leverage MDM to distribute eBooks made in house to their iOS devices.
  21. 21. Connecting virtual & real worlds Mitch Resnick, in 1/29/13 TEDx "Let's teach kids to code"
  22. 22. Creativity with Digital Publishing ● Graphic novels ● DIY math textbooks ● Science logs ● Selling & sharing eBooks with the world ● Mixed media storytelling ● Enhances school community ● Student curators ● Research ● Infographics
  23. 23. Storytelling with data & beyond ● Students need access to examples and experts. ● Provide and require "think alouds". ● Lots of opportunities to edit, integrate. Image http://style.org/tapestry/ NYT Science Writer Richard Corum
  24. 24. People to Follow @wfryer Wes Fryer @buffyjhamilton Buffy Hamilton @langwitches Silvia Tolisano @janeinjava Jane Ross @storytellin outstanding Delicious bookmarks @lizcastro Elizabeth Castro @fuglefun Tricia Fuglestad
  25. 25. People to Follow Linking a Dropbox folder to a site without a student login. Tip from Tricia Fuglestad @fuglefun National Writing Project members: @poh Paul Oh @hickstro Troy Hicks @seecantrill Christina Cantrill
  26. 26. Learn More ● http://www.redjumper.net/bookcreator/ ● http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to- easily-make-your-own-eb-156395 ● http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4168? viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US ● http://www.apple.com/support/ibooksauthor ● Vicki Saumell's list of apps, sites http://goo. gl/fd5yw
  27. 27. Learn More ● https://developer.apple.com/newsstand/ ● http://www.viggiosoft. com/blog/blog/2011/10/17/ios-newsstand- tutorial/ ● http://bakerframework.com ● http://29.io ● http://aerbook.com/site/#home ● http://www.elizabethcastro.com
  28. 28. Resources/Research Belshaw, Doug. "Why We Need a Learning Standard for Web Literacy | DMLcentral." DMLcentral. N.p., 18 Feb. 2013. Web. 26 Feb. 2013. <http://dmlcentral.net/blog/doug-belshaw/why-we-need-learning- standard-web-literacy>. Eisner, Nadene, Nell Fleming, Nicole Kaffel, and Janet Vogel. "Research Supporting Digital Storytelling." Digital Storytelling. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, n.d. Web. 25 Feb. 2013. <http://courseweb. lis.illinois.edu/~jevogel2/lis506/research.html>. Digest of research on effects of digital storytelling on reading comprehension as well as motivation. Forthcoming: Hicks, Troy. Crafting Digital Writing. http://www.heinemann.com/products/E04696.aspx Kajder, S.B. (2006). Bringing the Outside In: Visual Ways to Engage Reluctant Readers. Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers. Purcell, Kristin, and Lee Rainie. "Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project." How Teens Do Research in the Digital World. Pew Research Center, 1 Nov. 2012. Web. 04 Mar. 2013.
  29. 29. Joelle Alcaidinho joelle@joellewrites.com @joelle_writes Melissa Techman melissatechman@gmail.com @mtechman Contact Us

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