Unlocking The Doors To Literacy

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Unlocking The Doors To Literacy

  1. 1. Unlocking the Doors to Literacy Web 2.0 for Language Arts Deloris Eure-Nutt & A. Ruth Okoye Portsmouth Public Schools
  2. 2. 21 st Century Skills <ul><li>1852 – 1918: compulsory education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>creating good citizens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate in the democratic process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work in factories/farms </li></ul></ul><ul><li>21 st Century workforce </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Productivity, self-direction and social skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem solving, communication, and literacy skills </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Literacy is Changing <ul><li>Literacy is being redefined as the ability to use information to accomplish goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decode it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organize it for personal use </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Introduction to Web 2.0 (the read/write web) <ul><li>New web-based software that allows anyone to find, evaluate and organize information that is relevant to the problem they need to solve and then publish their findings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing vs. Reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs vs. homepages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing vs. owning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Groups vs. individuals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic pages vs. static pages </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What’s the Implication for Language Arts Instruction? <ul><li>New ways to publish </li></ul><ul><li>Larger and different audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback from multiple sources </li></ul><ul><li>Additional points of view </li></ul><ul><li>Pique student interest </li></ul>
  6. 6. What’s a Blog? <ul><li>Web-log </li></ul><ul><li>Highly personalized/individualized website </li></ul><ul><li>Used by an individual or group </li></ul><ul><li>One message or theme </li></ul><ul><li>Reverse chronological messages (posts) </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitating conversation about … </li></ul>
  7. 7. Classroom Uses of Blogs <ul><li>Blog fiction – writing a blog from the point of view of a different character </li></ul><ul><li>Literature circle discussions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Write reactions to reading passages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share thought-provoking quotes and then offer their own thoughts on the topic. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>School Newspaper or magazine </li></ul><ul><li>Showcase student creative writing </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect about shared classroom experiences. </li></ul><ul><li>Developing a community of writers </li></ul>
  8. 8. Blog Examples <ul><li>http://sarahplainandtall.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://ppsblogs.net/deborahdaniels/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://mrmayo.typepad.com/magazine/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=17192 </li></ul><ul><li>http://byrdmiddle.org/richard3/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://greenwoodlab.edublogs.org/ </li></ul>
  9. 9. Where to setup your classroom blog <ul><li>http://classblogmeister.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http:// edublogs.org / </li></ul><ul><li>http://21classes.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http:// wordpress.com / </li></ul><ul><li>(Blogger) </li></ul>
  10. 10. WIKIs in Plain English http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY
  11. 11. WIKIs in Plain English <ul><li>Wiki Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>What I know Is </li></ul><ul><li>A website that allows users to add and edit content </li></ul><ul><li>Created by groups </li></ul><ul><li>“ Let’s publish a book about….” </li></ul>
  12. 12. Why wikis <ul><li>Wikis encourage collaborative learning and information sharing </li></ul><ul><li>They increase student engagement and participation </li></ul><ul><li>They are cross-curricular </li></ul>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=av2yofWSdU0
  13. 13. How can wikis be used in the classroom? <ul><li>Group projects: Students work together in one place to research, outline, draft, and edit projects within the wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Assignments: Post homework, course materials, study guides, and more. </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Collections: Organize articles, websites, videos, and other resources for students </li></ul><ul><li>Online Newspaper: Create a student-published online newspaper </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate topics online and then report on their research </li></ul><ul><li>Create portfolios to showcase their work. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Examples of Wikis <ul><li>http://eatme.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://bjordan.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://kyliandpalmer.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul>
  15. 15. Where to set up wikis <ul><li>www.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.pbwiki.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.wetpaint.com </li></ul>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7BAU2XX5Ws
  16. 16. Podcasting: Bringing Our Voices to the World <ul><li>A method of publishing audio files to the internet for playback on mobile devices and personal computer. (from “iPod” and “Broadcasting”) </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey =3c962c1798fe42075980&msg=You%20must%20be%20logged%20in%20to%20Download%20Video ! </li></ul>
  17. 17. Classroom Uses for Podcasts <ul><li>Book Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Document a field trip </li></ul><ul><li>Share book reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Review curricular content </li></ul><ul><li>Students reading their original poetry or short stories. </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary students recording a greeting to pen pals across the country or world. </li></ul><ul><li>My daughter podcasts her spelling homework... ;-) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Podcast Examples <ul><li>Radio Willow Web http://www.mpsomaha.org/willow/radio/listen.html </li></ul><ul><li>Read, Write, Publish Project http://ppsblogs.net/rwp/2007/10/29/podcast-book-reports/ </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Cadet Boot Camp Project: http://ppsblogs.net/techcadet2/2007/07/19/week-1-projects/ </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Nutt Blog http://ppsblogs.net/nutt/2008/02/02/podcast-of-famous-people/ </li></ul><ul><li>Book Reports http://www.runkle.org/Podcasts/index.html </li></ul>
  19. 19. 3 steps to a Podcast <ul><li>Write your script </li></ul><ul><li>Record the podcast </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Audacity and convert the file to MP3 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Upload it </li></ul>
  20. 20. What about grades? <ul><li>Rubrics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog posts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php?screen=ShowRubric&rubric_id=1439339& </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php?screen=ShowRubric&rubric_id=1400526& </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog comments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php?screen=ShowRubric&rubric_id=1478863& </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php?screen=ShowRubric&rubric_id=1421976& </li></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Online Safety <ul><li>The risks of using Web 2.0 applications are real. You should take steps to reduce the risks of inappropriate entries </li></ul><ul><li>Know your school and district acceptable use policies (AUPs) and convey them to your students </li></ul><ul><li>Make students aware of what subject matter is appropriate and permissible </li></ul><ul><li>Teach students the importance of tone and respect for others' opinions </li></ul><ul><li>Have clear expectations, rules, and consequences. </li></ul><ul><li>Parental notification </li></ul><ul><li>Student should post with aliases </li></ul><ul><li>Remember that with risk comes growth and learning </li></ul>
  22. 22. References <ul><li>http://joedrumgoole.com/blog/2006/05/29/web-20-vs-web-10/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://triciawang.vox.com/library/post/the-emergence-and-rise-of-mass-social-media.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/index.php </li></ul><ul><li>http://davidwarlick.com/wiki/pmwiki.php?n=Main.RedefiningLiteracyForThe21stCentury </li></ul>

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