MAPPING A COURSE  in New Literacy Skills <ul><li>Lee Ann Baber </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>All lin...
Why? <ul><li>Learn to gather, validate and create rich interactive information </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration - teachers/...
The Connection Mapping  - put a pin on an online map. Add a story to that pin with text, video, pics and more.  Elgg  - a ...
The Applications All “How To’s” presented today  are available on  http://del.icio.us/leebaber iMovie iTunes Students Crea...
The Plan <ul><li>Moodle  - students begin each class by opening their content management system for the day’s objectives a...
The Plan <ul><li>Elgg  ~  a place on the web where users can store their personal reflections through blogging and their d...
Web Studies <ul><li>According to Tim Berners-Lee, the originator of the world wide web, there should be a new science call...
Net Safety <ul><li>Just a note. Our county,  Rockingham County Public Schools  has an extensive list of net safety lessons...
Technology Skills  from   David Warlick   ~ “Raw Materials For The Mind” <ul><li>“ It's amazing in many ways that in just ...
Blogging It’s important to tell our own story! <ul><li>Blogging is a way to bring new literacies and energy -- our student...
Moodle Moodle   is an  open source  course management system Let’s Start by looking at the Class Moodle <ul><li>CompTech8 ...
Moodle Class Page
Elgg a web-based space that provides users with their own blog, storage space, online profile and RSS reader <ul><li>http:...
Elgg How To Form Groups <ul><li>Let me tell you about the power of groups in the Elgg. You can send a post just to people ...
Elgg How to Form Communities <ul><li>A community differs from groups in that anyone can join a community. You create a com...
Elgg Teachers Tutorial <ul><li>I will be offering video tutorials to help you get around in Elgg on  http://del.icio.us/le...
Elgg Profiles <ul><li>to help students create a profile, have them write 5 things they like to do outside of school </li><...
Mapping Mapping - put a pin on an online map. Add a story to that pin with text, video, pics and more.  <ul><li>Personal L...
Mapping Our VDOE map link -  http://www.communitywalk.com/map/30530 <ul><li>It is fascinating to see all the connections a...
Wikis a web application that allows users to add content but also allows anyone to edit the content <ul><li>How do you kno...
Wikis teach students to use wikis with images, tags, and rich media teachers use wikis to plan together part of a lesson w...
Google Docs  -   http://docs.google.com <ul><li>Google Docs and Spreadsheets is a free web-bases processing and spreadshee...
<ul><li>Flicr http://www.flickr.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr is a picture sharing service that lets people create RSS fe...
Webcasting Podcasting SpaceCast <ul><li>Students learn to use online tools to communicate on a live talk show similar to a...
Webcasting <ul><li>Webcast Academy -  http://www.webcastacademy.net / - a hands on, collaborative training center for peop...
Drupal Drupal is software that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a great...
Del.icio.us  <ul><li>A   social bookmarking, social software web service for storing and sharing web bookmarks. The site c...
Del.icio.us <ul><li>Create a community with sources that do not have rss feeds. Students become powerful users through the...
RSS Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a lightweight XML format designed for sharing headlines and other Web content. Thin...
RSS <ul><li>If your looking at a walled garden  and want to have the it come to you automatically, it won’t work. You will...
Lee Baber  Some of my Projects <ul><li>NETS-T Rubrics for Certification </li></ul><ul><li>New Media Guides </li></ul><ul><...
Thank You for Joining Me <ul><li>Pleases contact me if you have any questions, would like more tutorials, or need help wit...
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  1. 1. MAPPING A COURSE in New Literacy Skills <ul><li>Lee Ann Baber </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>All links can be found on http://del.icio.us/leebaber </li></ul><ul><li>Homepage: http://web.mac.com/lbaber/iWeb/LeeBaber/About%20Me.html </li></ul>
  2. 2. Why? <ul><li>Learn to gather, validate and create rich interactive information </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration - teachers/peers/social interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Self Expression - publish to real audience, authentic audience feedback </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Connection Mapping - put a pin on an online map. Add a story to that pin with text, video, pics and more. Elgg - a web-based space that provides users with their own blog, storage space, online profile and RSS reader . Students Webcast - a live online “conference call&quot; which can be recorded. Moodle is an open s ource course management system
  4. 4. The Applications All “How To’s” presented today are available on http://del.icio.us/leebaber iMovie iTunes Students Create Rich Media with Elgg SpaceCast Moodle Map Macintosh Applications Garage Band iDVD iPhoto Apple Works Media is Uploaded to Online Projects
  5. 5. The Plan <ul><li>Moodle - students begin each class by opening their content management system for the day’s objectives and lesson plans. Students also upload all their work for online grading, check calendars, find links for our county, online quizzes. It is our “portal”. </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping with Community Walk’s “Personal Learning Map: Entry Points” - high school and middle school students add markers and a story by writing about a special place as a way to introduce themselves to each other. (digital storytelling/folk wiki) </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Plan <ul><li>Elgg ~ a place on the web where users can store their personal reflections through blogging and their documents and multimedia projects. Students can share ideas and projects with other users and instructors as well as search for resources relating to their interests. The name of our Elggs are Personal Learning Space for middle school and Youth Voices for high school. We use it as an e-portfolio, blog and social networking space with control over who can access it creating a digital identity. http://personallearningspace.com http://youthvoices.net/elgg/ http://www.educationbridges.net/elgg/ </li></ul><ul><li>Webcasting ~ students meet weekly for a live online “conference call” for discussion and questions on important issues. Items of key interests are topics for writing before and/or after the show on their blogs. The webcast is called SpaceCast and is available as a podcast on iTunes. You may subscribe to it here as well as the Webcast Academy, Teachers Teaching Teachers, and EdTechTalk. http://web.mac.com/lbaber/iWeb/SpaceCast/SpaceCast/SpaceCast.html </li></ul>
  7. 7. Web Studies <ul><li>According to Tim Berners-Lee, the originator of the world wide web, there should be a new science called Web Studies or teaching communication on the web. http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/podcast/dwi/cm-int082206.html </li></ul><ul><li>In 1966 at Dartmouth College .. Trip Hawkins said, “Content is just a means to an end so there is something to talk about.” (Digital Chocolate.com) Social interaction is key for our student’s future success. Content is what gets them together. We will guide them by teaching net safety, netiquette, and more. </li></ul><ul><li>Read about Trip Hawkins in Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trip_Hawkins </li></ul>
  8. 8. Net Safety <ul><li>Just a note. Our county, Rockingham County Public Schools has an extensive list of net safety lessons and links. Please go to our county site and the http://del.icio.us/comptech8 for more links and information. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.rockingham.k12.va.us / </li></ul><ul><li>http://del.icio.us/comptech8/NetSafety </li></ul>
  9. 9. Technology Skills from David Warlick ~ “Raw Materials For The Mind” <ul><li>“ It's amazing in many ways that in just a few short years, we have gone from a Web that was primarily &quot;read only&quot; to one where creating content is almost as easy as consuming it. One where writing and publishing in the forms of blogs and wikis and podcasts and many other such tools are available to everyone. One where we can connect not just to content but to people and ideas and conversations as well This Read/Write Web, or Web 2.0, as some call it, is transforming the traditional structures of many of our most important institutions. How does business change when markets become lively conversations between the consumers who buy their products? What happens to politics when potentially every voter can give immediately direct feedback to elected representatives on important issues, or to journalism when anyone with a wireless camera phone can report on events both large and small?” http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/ </li></ul>
  10. 10. Blogging It’s important to tell our own story! <ul><li>Blogging is a way to bring new literacies and energy -- our student’s capabilities and motivations -- into our classrooms. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers Teaching Teachers - all the teachers collaborating this year in the Elgg create lesson plans. We share reflections and ideas on our own weekly webcast Wednesday’s at 9:00 p.m. EST (2:00 am GMT) on http://edtechtalk.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://teachersteachingteachers.org / </li></ul>
  11. 11. Moodle Moodle is an open source course management system Let’s Start by looking at the Class Moodle <ul><li>CompTech8 Class Moodle ~ log in with the user name: ebelgg password: education </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle Homepage - learn all about Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>A Blog about Moodle ~ Kassblog - Direction Technology </li></ul>
  12. 12. Moodle Class Page
  13. 13. Elgg a web-based space that provides users with their own blog, storage space, online profile and RSS reader <ul><li>http://personallearningspace.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://youthvoices.net/elgg/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://elgg.educationbridges.net </li></ul>
  14. 14. Elgg How To Form Groups <ul><li>Let me tell you about the power of groups in the Elgg. You can send a post just to people in a group you create. You must make people your friend first by clicking on their logo then click make this person my friend. After that, go to Your Network and click Access Controls. Once there, create a group and add people to your group. </li></ul><ul><li>Access is controlled through the use of Access groups and this is one of the most powerful features of Elgg. Access groups allow you to have complete control over who sees what within your environment. You can create as many access groups as you wish. Each access group can have as many of your friends as you like and each access group created becomes another option in the 'access restriction' drop-down menu beside each profile item, weblog post and file uploaded. </li></ul><ul><li>When you create an access group, add people to it then select it as your access restriction on a weblog post only the people in that group will be able to see that weblog post and so on for all elements in your learning landscape. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Elgg How to Form Communities <ul><li>A community differs from groups in that anyone can join a community. You create a community by going to Your Network, Owned Communities, then create a community and when you post a blog entry from the community blog anyone can click on the logo and click..join this community. So, groups is the way to go for select communication. (I use this feature to send messages just to certain classes) </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware that in order for you to send a message to the researchers group from your own account or login, you must create a group called researchers on your own and add us to it. A group is not a two way street. It is formed individually from your personal login.... if we all make a group called researcher, we can share info on the elgg that goes only to teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Hope this helps everyone grasp the concept of communities and groups. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Elgg Teachers Tutorial <ul><li>I will be offering video tutorials to help you get around in Elgg on http://del.icio.us/leebaber . Let’s get started with the link below! </li></ul><ul><li>Elgg Screenshot Video Tutorial - logged in as administrator, learn how to add students </li></ul>
  17. 17. Elgg Profiles <ul><li>to help students create a profile, have them write 5 things they like to do outside of school </li></ul><ul><li>first allow students to own the blog space, then introduce academics </li></ul><ul><li>gets students connected and involved </li></ul><ul><li>safe, meaningful, committed blogging space </li></ul><ul><li>to join us, contact [email_address] or [email_address] </li></ul>
  18. 18. Mapping Mapping - put a pin on an online map. Add a story to that pin with text, video, pics and more. <ul><li>Personal Learning Map: Entry Points - our student’s map </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Plan - mapping allows us to extend our classroom. Ask students to place a marker in a place that is special to them. Students are from diverse schools. How do you get students to find special points like that? How do you get them to remember that time? Place is not as important as time. One can produce a podcast now by cell phone and add it to the marker..how can we make that important and build it into videos, photos, etc. and how can we use it to improve the literacy of our own students? </li></ul><ul><li>We went through at least eight mapping software programs and landed on Community Walks. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Mapping Our VDOE map link - http://www.communitywalk.com/map/30530 <ul><li>It is fascinating to see all the connections and stories about student’s lives </li></ul><ul><li>Students learn about building a community </li></ul><ul><li>Unity - we link the markers to our profiles in their Elgg. We asked students to blog on something they care about. </li></ul><ul><li>An Elgg community about Mapping - http://youthvoices.net/elgg/mapping/weblog/96.html </li></ul><ul><li>Adding Snippets to Markers lesson - http://www.communitywalk.com/map/17934#121A03cY10740.2%60qC8-73.3%60FL0 </li></ul>
  20. 20. Wikis a web application that allows users to add content but also allows anyone to edit the content <ul><li>How do you know what you know? Collaboration ~ sharing links, working and writing together . </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson_Plans_for_CommunityWalks </li></ul><ul><li>Educators.pbwiki - The edu Advisory Board for PBwiki - This is a wiki where we'll collaborate on making PBwiki easier and more useful for educators. </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki Lesson Plan “20 Questions” for Entry Points </li></ul>
  21. 21. Wikis teach students to use wikis with images, tags, and rich media teachers use wikis to plan together part of a lesson we planned on our wiki is shown below <ul><li>on a word document, ask students to free write - any style, no technique required </li></ul><ul><li>this will help them identify their passion </li></ul><ul><li>from the free writing, students write a single focused sentence using proper keyboarding technique and proper grammar. </li></ul><ul><li>After writing the focused sentence - find the key words that describe that sentence </li></ul><ul><li>May add flicr </li></ul>
  22. 22. Google Docs - http://docs.google.com <ul><li>Google Docs and Spreadsheets is a free web-bases processing and spreadsheet program </li></ul><ul><li>Students learn to use more web tools. At home, this application produces documents that open on Mac or IMB type computers helping them keep up with their work. </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Flicr http://www.flickr.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr is a picture sharing service that lets people create RSS feeds of their pictures and include meta-data - Tags. </li></ul><ul><li>A Creative Commons License, is the brain child of Larry Lessig, The great defender of the public domain. This license allows content creators (i.e. the guy who took the picture) to decide what kind of intellectual property protection he wants on it. The default today is LOTS of restrictive protection. Any work on any medium, is protected past the life of the creator. </li></ul><ul><li>Our town -- </li></ul>
  24. 24. Webcasting Podcasting SpaceCast <ul><li>Students learn to use online tools to communicate on a live talk show similar to an online conference call that can be recorded </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting skills are developed when audio is edited and uploaded to a server. It can be offered on iTunes which one can subscribe to. </li></ul><ul><li>SpaceCast is the name of our weekly webcast. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Webcasting <ul><li>Webcast Academy - http://www.webcastacademy.net / - a hands on, collaborative training center for people interested in learning how to produce and host live, interactive webcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Lee’s Nicecast Video Tutorial - http://crosscreekbluegrass.com/wb/nicecast.html </li></ul><ul><li>New Media Guides - http://newmediaguides.com / - a site I am developing to offer guides for creating multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting - file distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds, for playback on mobile devices and personal computers. [1] Like 'radio', it can mean both the content and the method of delivery; the latter may also be termed podcasting. The host or author of a podcast is often called a podcaster. ( Podcasting, iPod - Apple Incorporated ) </li></ul>
  26. 26. Drupal Drupal is software that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a great variety of content on a website. <ul><li>CMS Academy /Drupal - http://www.cmsacademy.net/drupal/ </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal Example - K12 </li></ul><ul><li>New Media Guide - http://newmediaguides.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Worldbridges - http://worldbridges.net / </li></ul>
  27. 27. Del.icio.us <ul><li>A social bookmarking, social software web service for storing and sharing web bookmarks. The site came online in late 2003 and was developed by Joshua Schachter, co-maintainer of Memepool. According to del.icio.us/doc/about: Everything posted to del.icio.us is publicly viewable; it is not a tool for storing private bookmark collections. Many people use del.icio.us to publish &quot;linkblogs&quot; on their weblogs Source: Wikidpedia ~ Del.icio.us </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping A Course in 21st Century Learning - del.icio.us/leebaber </li></ul><ul><li>Lee’s Computer Class tags - del.icio.us/comptech8 </li></ul><ul><li>Lee’s Community tags - del.icio.us/edtechtalk , del.icio.us/worldbridges , del.icio.us/webheads </li></ul>
  28. 28. Del.icio.us <ul><li>Create a community with sources that do not have rss feeds. Students become powerful users through the use of tagging. We equate tagging to keywords when doing a search on a search engine such as Google. </li></ul><ul><li>Del.icio.us homepage http://del.icio.us / </li></ul>
  29. 29. RSS Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a lightweight XML format designed for sharing headlines and other Web content. Think of it as a distributable &quot;What's New&quot; for your site. Originated by UserLand in 1997 and subsequently used by Netscape to fill channels for Netcenter, RSS has evolved into a popular means of sharing content between sites <ul><li>Only rarely does a technology emerge that we know, out right, is going to change things. RSS is one such innovation. </li></ul><ul><li>Although it is still evolving, RSS is already helping educators to become better informed on issues of professional and instructional interest and to publish content to students and other classroom stake-holders in powerful new ways. Forget about finding information. We're now training information to find us. </li></ul><ul><li>We make daily use of the World Wide Web. We browse around in an information environment that has been constructed and mapped by web masters from around the world. RSS enables us to start mapping our own trips to information, selecting sources that are especially valuable, and then have those sources notify us, when the information has been changed or added to. </li></ul><ul><li>RSS links </li></ul>
  30. 30. RSS <ul><li>If your looking at a walled garden and want to have the it come to you automatically, it won’t work. You will need to authenticate. Anotherwords, you need to put your user name and password into your news reader or aggregator ..i.e. google reader, net vibes, bloglines </li></ul><ul><li>We pulled rss feeds of student blogs and aggregate them to a community in our Elggs </li></ul>
  31. 31. Lee Baber Some of my Projects <ul><li>NETS-T Rubrics for Certification </li></ul><ul><li>New Media Guides </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia for Middle School </li></ul><ul><li>WIACO “Bridges Across Cyberspace” - Vetted Proposals </li></ul><ul><li>TutorCast </li></ul><ul><li>8th Grade Computer Literacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moodle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quia Class Page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Website </li></ul></ul><ul><li>7th Grade Computer Technology Website </li></ul>
  32. 32. Thank You for Joining Me <ul><li>Pleases contact me if you have any questions, would like more tutorials, or need help with any material presented here. </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks to the Virginia Department of Education for including me in their 2006 Leadership Conference. </li></ul><ul><li>Lee Ann Baber </li></ul>

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