An 894 Creative Work Project  Tradition Meets Innovation: Using Web 2.0 Technologies and Mind-Mapping Tools for a Face-To-...
Background <ul><ul><li>Problem:  The typical F2F college English classroom has limited time and place for student-centered...
Purpose <ul><ul><li>For 21 st  Century Learners  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find more effective methods and materials ...
Analysis – Process and Goal <ul><ul><li>Classroom time is limited; learning needs and vocabulary requirements are extensiv...
ANALYSIS – Subject and Students <ul><ul><li>Vocabulary courses  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Only recently emerged as a ...
New technology tools used to extend the traditional English vocabulary studies classroom: <ul><li>Email – Individual info ...
Design Goals <ul><ul><li>Develop a prototype for various units of instruction that can be extended through concurrent Web ...
Vocabulary Studies Method <ul><ul><li>Vocabulary objectives were addressed by developing a systematic approach expressed i...
STAR Wiki – Screenshot: Start Page
S. T. A. R. : STAR METHOD MIND-MAP STRUCTURE THEME ACTION REVIEW
STAR Instructional Methods  <ul><ul><li>Structural Analysis of Words (STAR: Structure) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>...
Screenshot: STAR – Structure Introduction
Screenshot STAR – Structure Word Analysis Example
Screenshot: Theme Intro Map
Screenshot: World of Words Text Topics Map
Thematic areas include 1 People 2 Places 3 Actions 4 Nature 5 Time 6 Quantities 7 Qualities 8 Objects 9 Ideas 10 Values
Screenshot: World of Words Course Text Strategies
Screenshot: STAR - Action WHEN WHAT HOW: THINK WRITE TALK FIND WHO WHERE WHY
Activities and Review  <ul><ul><li>Blogging/Journaling: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students keep a blog/journal of wor...
Screenshot: STAR -Review
Assessment <ul><ul><li>Academic evaluations: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation of instruction and assessment of th...
Potential Assessment Rubric Example from http://aseparatepeace.wikispaces.com/file/view/Wiki+Journaling+Rubric.cwk+(WP).pdf
Wiki Rubric from NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English
Summary <ul><ul><li>Vocabulary is a component of college studies generally and English studies specifically </li></ul></ul...
Conclusions <ul><ul><li>The traditional English college classroom is changing, as is education generally.  </li></ul></ul>...
Classroom Connectivity --  Toward a New Tradition in Learning <ul><ul><li>By all indications, students in the vocabulary c...
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  1. 1. An 894 Creative Work Project Tradition Meets Innovation: Using Web 2.0 Technologies and Mind-Mapping Tools for a Face-To-Face College English Vocabulary Class SFSU ITEC 894 – Dr. Kim Foreman By Sylvia Y. Schoemaker Rippel December 2008
  2. 2. Background <ul><ul><li>Problem: The typical F2F college English classroom has limited time and place for student-centered instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explored Solution: New “any time/ any place” connectivity with Web 2.0 read/write technologies </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Purpose <ul><ul><li>For 21 st Century Learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find more effective methods and materials of college English vocabulary instruction to meet the diverse needs of the individual learners </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prototype Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Design and develop a prototype using Web 2.0 technologies for more student-centered vocabulary instruction </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Analysis – Process and Goal <ul><ul><li>Classroom time is limited; learning needs and vocabulary requirements are extensive. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How to best deal with classroom limitations and vocabulary expansion for diverse learner needs </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. ANALYSIS – Subject and Students <ul><ul><li>Vocabulary courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Only recently emerged as a separate skill-based course. Computer tools help in new collocations, frequency analysis. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diverse student needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students have varied needs in this area, varying greatly according to background (both native and international students) and learning needs (basic to extensive, general to area-specific) among other variables. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. New technology tools used to extend the traditional English vocabulary studies classroom: <ul><li>Email – Individual info tracking and contact lists </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs – Course blogs, student blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis – Course wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Mind-mapping – Graphic encoding of learning content </li></ul>
  7. 7. Design Goals <ul><ul><li>Develop a prototype for various units of instruction that can be extended through concurrent Web 2.0 resources, especially blogs, wikis, and mind-mapping graphic encoding tools such as the open source program, Freemind. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the Web 2.0 technologies to enhance learning through the four C’s of connectivity, communication, collaboration and community. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Vocabulary Studies Method <ul><ul><li>Vocabulary objectives were addressed by developing a systematic approach expressed in the acronym “STAR”: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>S: Structures </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>T: Themes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A: Actions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>R: Review </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Introduced with an online at http://starvocabwiki.wetpaint.com </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. STAR Wiki – Screenshot: Start Page
  10. 10. S. T. A. R. : STAR METHOD MIND-MAP STRUCTURE THEME ACTION REVIEW
  11. 11. STAR Instructional Methods <ul><ul><li>Structural Analysis of Words (STAR: Structure) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conceptual framework for vocabulary study – contexts and processes (STAR: Theme) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer and Internet resources ; blogs, wikis, Freemind maps (STAR: Action) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automated vocabulary study programs ; Freemind flash methods, blog-sharing, wiki-sharing (STAR: Review) </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Screenshot: STAR – Structure Introduction
  13. 13. Screenshot STAR – Structure Word Analysis Example
  14. 14. Screenshot: Theme Intro Map
  15. 15. Screenshot: World of Words Text Topics Map
  16. 16. Thematic areas include 1 People 2 Places 3 Actions 4 Nature 5 Time 6 Quantities 7 Qualities 8 Objects 9 Ideas 10 Values
  17. 17. Screenshot: World of Words Course Text Strategies
  18. 18. Screenshot: STAR - Action WHEN WHAT HOW: THINK WRITE TALK FIND WHO WHERE WHY
  19. 19. Activities and Review <ul><ul><li>Blogging/Journaling: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students keep a blog/journal of words for personal study and review. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal vocabulary targets: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Words taken from class conversations, classroom materials, readings, texts, current events, popular media (newspapers, magazines, T.V., radio, film), and online sources. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects, and exercises </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>students select several semantic categories to develop new vocabulary with content organized thematically. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Screenshot: STAR -Review
  21. 21. Assessment <ul><ul><li>Academic evaluations: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation of instruction and assessment of the learning process within the university context (and education generally) is a core concern and has given rise to built-in measures of effectiveness. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Placement practices: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students are screened at various stages in the admission and placement process. Instructors and courses are evaluated by students in each class each semester. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special personal reviews: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A local academic expert reviewed the project and was helpful in guiding its development in the areas . </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standard classroom assessments provided initial feedback. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Midterm reviews and exams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>General observation: students who earned higher marks on traditional assessments also demonstrated by holistic observations higher levels of creative applications of Web 2.0 resources / </li></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Potential Assessment Rubric Example from http://aseparatepeace.wikispaces.com/file/view/Wiki+Journaling+Rubric.cwk+(WP).pdf
  23. 23. Wiki Rubric from NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English
  24. 24. Summary <ul><ul><li>Vocabulary is a component of college studies generally and English studies specifically </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Through the Web 2.0 environment and the STAR vocabulary context, students themselves are encouraged to contribute real-world, personally-meaningful, course-related content. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students in the prototype study were able to go beyond simply responding to text and other instructional guides; they themselves extended the learning resources well beyond the classroom setting through Web 2.0 connectivity and productive elaborations. </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Conclusions <ul><ul><li>The traditional English college classroom is changing, as is education generally. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The expansion of the learning landscape has presented new options and obligations for both instructor and learners. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The changes initiated by the digital revolution have made possible innovative strategies that benefit individual students as well as whole communities of learners. </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Classroom Connectivity -- Toward a New Tradition in Learning <ul><ul><li>By all indications, students in the vocabulary class have adapted well </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They have achieved a higher level personal involvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They have extended learning for themselves, their peers, and the educational community at large </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The new technologies for connectivity promise a new tradition in learning. </li></ul></ul>

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