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Blending technologies into teaching literary studies

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Blending technologies into teaching literary studies

  1. 1. Blending Technologies into Teaching Literary Studies<br />Lawrence Burke, EdD<br />
  2. 2. Technology in Teaching & Learning is not new- examples which have changed the way we learn include:<br />Printing press<br />Electric light<br />Radio<br />Records (Vinyl)<br />Taped recordings<br />Television<br />VHS tapes<br />Cassette recordings<br />VCD<br />DVD<br />But these all had limitations due to cost, availability and reaching a vast audience<br />What’s changed today?<br />Internet access is becoming increasingly available to a large majority of the world’s population<br />Educational institutions are embracing IT and technology to facilitate teaching & Learning<br />Experienced teachers are retraining to embrace IT/Technology assisted learning<br />Software and hardware is developing at an incredibly fast rate in a competing marketplace for IT products and devices to aid students, parents & educators<br />Before & after the Internet & IT revolution<br />
  3. 3. http://www.teachingliterature.org/teachingliterature/chapter3/links.htm<br />http://www.sldirectory.com/libsf/resf/bookplans.html<br />http://ejw.i8.com/litweb.htm<br />Web based resources for teaching literary studies<br />
  4. 4. What are they?<br />essentially podcasts have developed from old technology- see earlier examples<br />They’re files (either digital, audio or video) which are produced, uploaded to the web and available for download by users.<br />Most audio files are MP3 and video files have names like MP4WMVMOV MPEG FLV<br />These files may be downloaded as podcasts<br />There are software applications which may be downloaded too-to help you deal with multiple files and types.<br />Podcasts<br />
  5. 5. They may be used across levels, institutions (primary, secondary & tertiary) and across the curriculum.<br />They may be downloaded, or created in the classroom.<br />They're a great vehicle for allowing students to create and publish their work online too.<br />Students become motivated and pursue excellence in producing their best, most creative and well planned work.<br />Why are Podcasts useful in Teaching & Learning situations?<br />
  6. 6. They’re a vehicle in which the core traditional essential elements of learning are occurring:<br />Creating<br />evaluating<br />analyzing<br />applying<br />understanding<br />remembering<br />The creation of Podcasts ensures a wide range of cognitive skill development as well as encourages and fosters affective and psychomotor development.<br />Advantages of Podcasts<br />
  7. 7. application of knowledge<br />comprehension of what’s been taught<br />analysis of work through active processing<br />synthesis of work taught<br />active participation on behalf of the learner<br />they feel valued<br />lots of sensory stimulation<br />lots of organizing<br />These are key psycho-cognitive skill development areas required at all levels of education-from elementary school through to higher education<br />For example<br />
  8. 8. It’s simple:<br />access to the WWW<br />Computer<br />microphone<br />recording software<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExkMeQfuLGc&feature=related<br />How to make a podcast<br />
  9. 9. review a book<br />read chapters/sections of a book<br />share favorite passages<br />new vocabulary<br />themes and ideas<br />group based discussion<br />interviews<br />Podcast Ideas for the classroom<br />
  10. 10. http://www.learnoutloud.com/Free-Audio-Video/Literature<br />http://itunes.apple.com/us/genre/podcasts-arts-literature/id1401<br />http://www.podcastblaster.com/directory/Literature/<br />http://recap.ltd.uk/podcasting/english/<br />Examples of accessible Literary Podcasts<br />
  11. 11. Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gOShpPL3Ds&feature=related<br />The Love Song by J.AlfredPulfrock by T.S. Eliot<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhiCMAG658M&feature=related<br />A.E.Houseman: WW1 Poetry<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfAmgl8YkWg<br />Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVMFB7mHVaI&NR=1<br />Walt Whitman – Oh Captain My Captain<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJ1MWYAJbWs&NR=1<br />The Tiger by William Blake<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-yhzeZQi58&feature=related<br />Shall I compare the to a Summer’s Day by William Shakespeare<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tJBX2JgZZQ&feature=related<br />YouTube as a vehicle for teaching literature<br />
  12. 12. Thank you<br />
  13. 13. Ideas for podcasting in the classroom. (2009). Retrieved December 7, 2010 from http://fcit.usf.edu/podcasts/<br />Integrating podcasts into the classroom. (2009). Retrieved December 7, 2010 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExkMeQfuLGc<br />http://www.learningandteaching.info/learning/bloomtax.htm<br />retrieved December 8, 2010<br />References<br />

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