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  • Our job as educators is to prepare our students to compete in a global information economy by thinking critically. Computation is for machines, innovation will be the key to success in the future.\nOur goal with this project was to combine technology and higher order thinking to produce a digital portfolio.\n\n
  • Today we’re going to present our project idea and some examples of student work, an overview of the Web 2.0 tools that made this project possible, and end with a discussion of copyright restrictions related to publishing material on the web.\n
  • This project will take up the better part of six weeks. Be sure to locate multiples (at least 4 or 5) of the books you will assign well before the project begins. Partner with your librarian, department head, and other campuses (believe me, they have books they aren’t using!) to come up with your selections\n
  • Inviting each group to their own wiki means anyone can view it, but only they/you may edit\nRemember, students must have a valid email address to accept the invite.\n\nExplain the assessments prior to reading. Students will know what the expectation is and where to focus as they read. All projects will be completed with input from everyone in the group; project manager is responsible for posting drafts, soliciting input and revisions, and posting the final product by the due date.\n
  • A quick note about assessments; technology can make even the worst, most basic factual recall look impressive by presenting it in a visually appealing way; Wordle and/or Tagxedo are great examples. \n\nIf an assignment is not designed with critical thinking in mind, the use of technology doesn not make it GT level work. A poorly designed assignment is just that, whether it looks pretty or not. \n
  • This is an example of little input, big output. It’s safe to say that this is visually appealing, but the sad fact is it took me about five minutes of Googling, copying, and pasting to create. Choose assessments carefully and use Web 2.0 tools for a fresh way to present information.\n
  • That said, our assessments were as follows:\n\nBook Trailer~Students used persuasive media techniques to promote their book to an audience \n\nBook Review~Students analyze plot, setting, and theme, evaluating the effectiveness of each and rating the overall appeal of their book\n\nTheme~Students demonstrate deep understanding of theme by generating and ranking a list of thematic words for their novel\n\nLiterary Terms~ Students use a Power Point presentation to demonstrate knowledge of literary techniques used, as well as provide example phrases and appropriate imagery\n\nCharacterization~ Students demonstrate thorough understanding of a character by creating an “all about me” poster from that character’s point of view.\n\n
  • We matched those assignments with the following tools:\n
  • We matched those assignments with the following tools:\n
  • We matched those assignments with the following tools:\n
  • We matched those assignments with the following tools:\n
  • We matched those assignments with the following tools:\n
  • We matched those assignments with the following tools:\n
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  • 21st cenlitcircles

    1. 1. Good MorningFeel free to explorethe wiki that iscurrently up at yourcomputerWrite your name andschool on the slips ofpaper at your spot
    2. 2. 21st Century LiteratureCirclesConnecting students and reading throughWeb 2.0 technologies
    3. 3. AmyToombs LibrarianT.A. Howard Middle School
    4. 4. MelanieBeckettLanguage Arts Teacher, GTCoordinatorT.A. Howard Middle School
    5. 5. SHIFT HAPPENS
    6. 6. What DOES it all mean?
    7. 7. Today’s studentsexpect to...createconsumeremix& share information with each other
    8. 8. Our partprepare students to compete in today’s globalinformation economy teach students to think critically; technology is advancing and information is changing at an incredible pace Computation can and will be done by machines; innovation is the key IMAGINATION IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN KNOWLEDGE ~EINSTEIN
    9. 9. ObjectivesThe project (21st Century Literature Circles)The toolsCopyright issues
    10. 10. In the beginningLocate a selection of books available in multiplecopies (we used B of B)Create student groupsCreate educator accounts for Web 2.0 toolsCreate “hub” wiki and play/experimentMake sure students already have (or willestablish) a working email account
    11. 11. And thenAssign a novel to each group or printsummaries/reviews and allow students to selfselectCreate a new wiki for each group/book; “invite”only those group members to their wikiProvide an overview and/rubrics for each portionof the projectAssign project managers (or allow students to
    12. 12. Lipstick on a pigdon’t commit the “little inputs, big outputs” errorassessment design is critical!Take a great assessment and make it evenBETTER by adding technologyDON’T use a poor assessment and make it prettyby adding technology!
    13. 13. 5 MINUTES COPYING AND PASTING, ZERO MINUTES THINKING
    14. 14. Our AssessmentsBook TrailerBook ReviewThemeLiterary TechniquesCharacterization
    15. 15. Our Tools
    16. 16. Our Tools Book Trailer~ Animoto
    17. 17. Our Tools Book Trailer~ Animoto Book Review~ Audacity
    18. 18. Our Tools Book Trailer~ Animoto Book Review~ Audacity Theme~ Tagxedo
    19. 19. Our Tools Book Trailer~ Animoto Book Review~ Audacity Theme~ Tagxedo Literary Terms~ PPT/Slideshare
    20. 20. Our Tools Book Trailer~ Animoto Book Review~ Audacity Theme~ Tagxedo Literary Terms~ PPT/Slideshare Characterization~ Glogster
    21. 21. Our Tools Book Trailer~ Animoto Book Review~ Audacity Theme~ Tagxedo Literary Terms~ PPT/Slideshare Characterization~ Glogster and, of course, the wiki~ Wikispaces
    22. 22. You will leave withA working knowledge of Wikis as a teaching tool“Hub” wiki for your Literature CirclesAn original work product using Glogster Audacity Animoto Tagxedo
    23. 23. What is a wiki?A wiki is a Web site that allows users to add andupdate content.The term “wiki” comes from the Hawaiianphrase, “wiki wiki,” which means “super fast”.A great example of a large wiki is the Wikipedia,a free encyclopedia in many languages thatanyone can edit. DEFINITION COURTESY OF TECHTERMS.COM
    24. 24. TEXT
    25. 25. Hub Wikiwww.wikispaces.comChoose “Create your ownclassroom wiki today”Choose a username andpasswordClick the “protected”optionVoila! CHOOSE CAREFULLY WHEN NAMING YOUR WIKI
    26. 26. WIKISPACES TUTORIAL(S)
    27. 27. Create a new pageChoose new page (page icon with green plussign)Name your new page Literature Circles2011-2012 or the likeCreate a welcome messageUse this page to post links to future Lit CircleWikis; today we will create a link to your example
    28. 28. Create a new wikiChoose a book on which your example wiki willbe basedClick your login name in the upper right to go toyour dashboard, then click the Create a NewWiki iconName your page the title of your book andexample (i.e., Going Bovine Example)
    29. 29. Create new pages on your new wiki with thefollowing titles: Theme Characterization Book Trailer Book Review Setting
    30. 30. PersonalizeGo to manage wiki (grey cog icon)Under settings, choose look and feelChange your theme and colorsNote: your students must be promoted toorganizers once they accept invites to their groupswikis, otherwise look and feel options won’t work
    31. 31. BreakWe will resume in 10minutes
    32. 32. A word about copyrightUsing someone else’swork, whether it bewords, images, sounds,or video without givingcredit to that person isPLAGIARISMYou MUST give credit toany person or entitywhose work you use overthe course of this project IMAGE COURTESY OF MEINWORDS.WORDPRESS.COM
    33. 33. A FAIR(Y) USE TALE
    34. 34. PublicDomain all works used will be in thepublic domain (aka “royaltyfree” or “copyright free”)this does not mean you VARLAN, HORIA. GRAFFITI COPYRIGHT SYMBOL.FLIKR, HTTP:// WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/HORIAVARLAN/4273272605/don’t have to cite yoursource...
    35. 35. Citationalways give the VARLAN, HORIA. GRAFFITI COPYRIGHTauthor’s name, if SYMBOL. HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/ PHOTOS/HORIAVARLAN/4273272605/known and title ORdescriptionstate the websitewhere the image was Last Name, First Name.located Website. URL.give the URL for theimage
    36. 36. Citation GeneratorsBibMeEasyBibSon Of A CitationMachine
    37. 37. Tagxedocreates wordclouds from thetext that youprovideDoes not requireusers to create anaccountwww.tagxedo.com
    38. 38. tagxedo tutorial
    39. 39. Upload your TagxedoGo to your Example Browse to yourwiki saved .JPEG and uploadChoose your Themepage, then edit this Save!pageIn the Wikispacestoolbar, choose file
    40. 40. Check out someTagxedosSwap computers with someone on the oppositeside of the room. Explore the Taxgedo there.How is is similar to yours? Different?
    41. 41. Glogsterwww.glogster.comCreate a Glogster oredu.Glogster accountCreate a new Glog GLOG BY SUNNYNICOOOOLE. HTTP:// SUNNYNICOOOOLE.GLOGSTER.COM/
    42. 42. glogster tutorial
    43. 43. Upload your GlogCopy the embed code In the Wikispacesfrom your full-size toolbar, chooseGlog widgetGo to your Example Choose other HTML,wiki then pasteChoose your Save!Characterizationpage, then edit thispage
    44. 44. Check out some GlogsSwap computers with someone (different!) onthe opposite side of the room. Explore the Glogthere. How is is similar to yours? Different?
    45. 45. ImagesCreate a folder on the desktop (right clickdesktop, create new folder)Name the folder the title of the book you’vechosenUsing http://search.creativecommons.org/ orhttp://morguefile.com/ find 15-20 images thatrelate to plot, setting, theme, character, etc.Save them to your folder on the desktop (and
    46. 46. Animotohttp://animoto.com/educationCreate an Animoto forEducators accountSign in:username~toomam@mansfieldisd.orgpassword~knights
    47. 47. animoto
    48. 48. Upload your VideoFrom your video, go In the Wikispacesto video toolbox--> toolbar, chooseembed, then copy the widgetembed code Choose other HTML,Go to your Example then pastewiki Save!Choose your BookTrailer page, then editthis page
    49. 49. Check out some videos3 volunteers to show their finished Animoto
    50. 50. BreakWe will resume in 10minutes
    51. 51. Audacityaudacity.sourceforge.net/Download and installDownload and installlame mp3 encoder
    52. 52. Upload your MP3Go to your Example Save!wikiChoose your BookReivew page, thenedit this pageIn the Wikispacestoolbar, choose fileBrowse to your savedMP3 and upload
    53. 53. Amy MelanieToombs Becketttoomam@mansfieldisd.org beckme@mansfieldisd.orgPRESENTATION AVAILABLE AT SLIDESHARE.COM

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