The assignments, projects, homework we had in our learning experiences will not meet the need of today’s modern students. Reading the book, answer the questions at the end of the text, watch a video or film strip, take notes, take a test is not going to “cut it”. Read a novel, analyze characters, learn literacy terms, write a term paper…. On and on… not enough for students of today.
Students need you to develop these skills. With this assignment, you can critically think and problem solve, collaborate , adapt, explore unique written communication, access and analyze information and develop your own curiosity and imagination. You can take responsibility of your own learn – see the video.
Google Sites Blogs Web 2 0 update Oct 9
National Social Science Association
Fall Professional Development Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana October 6-8, 2013
Google Sites, Blogs, and Web 2.0
Tools for Students
Why Technology?Why Technology?
Students of today are not the same
students that we were when we were in
of Today (You Tube) (8 min) Students of
today are tech savvy. Their world is
dynamic, socially interactive in ways far
beyond face- to- face class discussions.
Their reading is far more exciting than
the textbooks of yesterday, and even
those of today.
Meeting the needs of students today.Meeting the needs of students today.
See A Vision of Students Today (5 min.)
Must have skills of the future: 1. Critical thinking
and problem-solving 2. Collaboration across
networks and leading by influence 3. Agility and
adaptability 4. Initiative and entrepreneurialism 5.
Effective oral and written communication 6.
Accessing and analyzing information 7. Curiosity
and imagination. See Dr. Tony Wagner, co-
director of Harvard’s Change Leadership group
Dr. Tony Wagner You Tube (30 min)
Audiences for SiteAudiences for Site
Future employers or an interview team:
include information about self, beliefs, values
and intentions as a teacher or future
Future students: include innovative projects
using Web 2.0 technology – you become a
model, you have unique ideas for authentic
Colleagues and teachers: as a teacher
leader, master teacher: your teacher
thinking, planning, ideas, recommended
readings, books, etc.
Self-Disclosure and Privacy IssuesSelf-Disclosure and Privacy Issues
Many teachers make their personal and
professional lives known to others – to their
students, parents, and administrators. Self-
disclosure, while it may be uncomfortable, is
usually very beneficial in teaching.
There are definitely instances in which
privacy is very necessary – witness
protection cases, abuse relationship issues,
victims of stalkers, juvenile justice careers,
Johnston and DiBella SitesJohnston and DiBella Sites
Vickie Johnston (first E Portfolio)
Vickie Johnston Live Text Portfolio
Karen DiBella M. Ed. in Reading Portfolio
Karen DiBella - Interning Site
Karen DiBella - I Hope You Read Site
GOOGLE SITE MODELSGOOGLE SITE MODELS
Reduce Reuse Recycle Google Site
Fourth Grade Teacher
Become a Reader Google Site
Middle School Teacher
Mss Strahans Successes Google Site
Elementary Art Teacher
Language Arts Agler Google Site
More Student ModelsMore Student Models
Middle School Teacher
Language Arts DiBella Google Site(includes
Teacher Juvenile Detention Center
Language Arts Shields Google Site
Third Grade Teacher
Discover Great Books Google SiteMom of next
Second Grade Beginning Teacher
The Sea of Learning Google SiteDaughter
Language Arts Gifted Middle School
Kaminsky Kitsch Google Site/ About the Author – notice
she uses links to sites within her text. (something for those of you
who already have intro pages to try – in updating your
introduction. Note she has My Other Sites page in Navigatio
Alternative HS Teacher
Mello Y A Books Google Site
Reading Coach Middle School
Costello Pathway M. Ed Reading Google Site
WEEBLY SITES STUDENTWEEBLY SITES STUDENT
AFCAAM Student Weebly An example of a site the
reading students from FGCU created for students at AFCAAM, a
north Fort Meyers After School Program. You can see the kind of
pages included on this site.
of Virtual School M. Ed Reading Essay (Weebly
Google Sites with Web 2.0Google Sites with Web 2.0
Language Arts Methods Class Innovation
Elementary Professional Development Coor
Middle School Intensive Language Arts
High School Teacher Innovations
This is an example of a Pinterest site an
Honor’s student at FGCU created using
the content area reading presentations of
classmates. You can see the kind of
pages included on this site.
This is an example of how to use LiveText to
LiveText Faculty Portfolio:
PhotoShows can document student work
over time. The following is an example of
a PhotoShow of an undergraduate
Can be used as a
form of professional
Site for independent
thinking & quality
Running to Read Blog
Mrs aAyxis Classroom B
Miss Meagan's Rambunc
Readingis Frog-tastic Blo
Interactive learning site for students.
Students can work at individual pace.
See a Guide to Creating Webquests
Content Area Reading Webquest
Literary Devices Webquest
Introduction to Botany Webquest
The Scarlet Letter Webquest
Online storytelling community of shared work.
Improves language, cognitive, & social skills.
Engaging activity for students to work
collaboratively or independently
See a simple Guide for Teachers and Students
Presenters’ InformationPresenters’ Information
Dr. Sue Slick, Dr. Dayle Upham, Dr. Vickie
Florida Gulf Coast University
College of Education
10501 FGCU Blvd S
Fort Meyers, FL 33965-6565
Ms. Karen DiBella firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Tennessee at Martin
332C Gooch Hall
Martin, TN 38238