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Preparing Future Knowledge Workers Professional Development 2010 Elementary Library Media Specialists Northeast Area Amanda Cochran, Orems Elementary Kathleen Wiles, Carney Elementary
Goal/Objective for Today Identify three key actions you will initiate this school year to increase students’ reading, writing, and talking about books. Wikis Online Book Clubs Voice Thread Other things you may already do: Black Eyed Susan Books 100 Book Challenge
Working with the Wikis Log on to your school’s library wiki –Sharon sent an reminder about this but just in case… “your wiki is titled, school name_school level_library.pbworks.com; for example, Deer Park Middle School library wiki’s address is deerparkmslibrary.pbworks.com. Deer Park Elementary School library wiki’s address is deerparkeslibrary.pbworks.com.”
Adding Folders and Subfolders Click on the Pages and Files tab. Click on the New button
Add These Folders to Your Wiki * We will model how to do this and subsequent wiki editing tasks Book Clubs Research Resources Comprehension Strategies Other folders that suit the needs of your school and your population- Customize
Moving Folders If you have not done so already, move the Comprehension Strategy pages into the Comprehension Strategies folder. Click on the check box next to each page you are going to move and select the Move button. Select the Comprehension Strategies folder.
Adding Pages to Folders Click on the Book Clubs folder Click on the New button and select page Name the page Science Fiction and Fantasy. Click Create Page. –Note: If you already have a Science Fiction page, do not need to create a new one
Creating a Template Before we edit the page, we are going to make it a template for all of the other pages we will create Click on Edit Tags and enter: template.
Threaded Discussions This will allow students to Reply to each other’s questions and comments. Nested comments allow participants to have threaded discussions - which means that related conversations will be grouped together. Nested comments allow participants to have threaded discussions - which means that related conversations will be grouped together. Students will be able to ask questions and other students can use the Reply to answer the question or add a comment.
Threaded Discussions Click on the Settings tab In the grey menu bar on the left, look for Advanced Settings and then, click on Customization Select Use Nested Comments Use the Search this workspace search box to find and return to your Science Fiction page. Simply type Science Fiction in the Search box and select the page. Next, click on the Edit tab.
Edit Your Own Science Fiction Page Use one of the models and/or your own ideas to create your Science Fiction and Fantasy page. You may want to copy and paste the text or chart from one of the models. If you want to include the Book Recommendation forms, then you will need to upload the forms and link to them. Reminders: What you create will appear on all of the other book club pages you create. You may also want to Save and continue as you work.
Create a Page Based on a Template Click on Pages and Files Click on the New button and select Page Name the page, Mysteries Select Put this page in a folder > Book Clubs Next, select Use a template From the drop down, select Science Fiction Click on Create page
Add More Pages Using Template Create: –Realistic Fiction, –Adventure, –Graphic Novels and –Sports pages. *You may want to create other pages for your book clubs now or add them later
Action Plans Write Virtual Book Clubs under Key Actions Discuss How you will use the pages just created to provide students 24/7 opportunities to read, write, and talk about books?
Discuss Will you start with a target group or grade? Who on the faculty can you partner with? Do you want to combine these virtual discussions with f2f discussions? How do you plan to advertise the virtual books clubs? What additional resources do you need to be successful? What do you see as the primary benefit of hosting virtual book clubs?
Action Plans Fill out the other columns in the Action Plan
Widgets A widget is simply embeddable code that performs an action when placed in your wiki or web page We are going to add at least two widgets that students will find indispensible as they conduct research We are going to embed widgets so that students have quick access to Visual Thesaurus and the BrainPop featured video
BrainPop Widget Click on Page and Files Click on the New > Create a Page Name the page BrainPop Resources Place it in the Research folder and click Create page Click on the new page and then, the Edit tab Write a brief description about how and when students want to use BrainPop. If you are a bit frazzled, you can do this next step later !
Discussion Talk about how embedding the widgets will help students be more independent as they read, write, and talk about their research. Consider the following questions: –Will you start using the widgets with a target group or grade? –Who on the faculty can you partner with? –Do you want to add widgets to the other databases or include the passwords for home use? –How do you plan to advertise the widgets? –What additional resources do you need to be successful? –What do you see as the primary benefit of using widgets and encouraging students to use the databases?
Action Plans Enter your key action(s) for encouraging use of the databases into your Action Plan
Voice Thread Some people already use it, but LIS would like to see increased VoiceThread usage to increase opportunities for reading, writing, and talking about books and research. Learn Voice Thread or work on wikis, but include Voice Thread on the Action Plan
In conclusion –Make sure you have added VoiceThread to your Action Plans. –Share how the resources learned about today will help increase opportunities for students to read, write, and talk about books and research. –Celebrate all that participants accomplished. –Upcoming trainings for librarians being offered on August 25th and September 11th. –Reminder: type up Action Plans and submit them to LIS office at the same time that you submit the staff information sheets.