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INTEGRATING DIGITAL LITERACIES INTO YOUR CLASSROOM Dr. Craig Schroeder Jessie Clark Middle School Dr. Margaret Mohr-Schroeder University of Kentucky
Thinking Outside of the Box
Web 2.0 Web 2.0 is the second generation of web development and design Characteristics: communication, information sharing, user-centered, collaboration, user-friendly Examples: Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Wikipedia, Blogspot, Flickr
New Literacies/Digital Literacies Literacy – ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate, compute and use…associated with varying contexts. Involves a continuum of learning…to participate fully in the wider society. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) New Technologies require new literacies Regular change
How do we integrate? Always try to pilot or at least talk to others who have successfully implemented Like New Literacies – always changing Put the content first!!!!! Use something because it promotes, engages, takes to a different level… Thinking and learning DON’T use something just because it’s hot or fun! (in your classroom) Keep in mind ethics
Twitter Twitter is a free social networking and microblogging tool “Status updates” – 140 character limit Each post is called a “tweet” Have discussions – follow people Promote articles, products, ideas Stay connected in real time More than 7 million users 3 years old Becoming a fast and powerful news source “CNN of the new media generation” TechCrunch Blog
Dos and Don’ts of Twitter Take the time to learn about Twitter Make new friends and keep the old Don’t bore your followers Social media is PUBLIC media Don’t impersonate Maintain a proactive profile Don’t be afraid to “retweet” – share information! From
Twitter in the Classroom Great resource for sharing things quickly Allows communication with parents and students “Followers” can sign up to for text message and alerts Students are reminded of homework due “I like the instant interaction with students and parents. It’s a live homework helpline/blog for students.” Can be embedded in websites for easy updatesembedded in websites
Twitter as Professional Development If follow the right people, can be a great Professional Learning Network (PLN) Get out of it what you put in to it Connect you to other people in your area and out of your area – don’t be afraid to add people outside of mathematics! Get ideas for lessons through classroom management to differentiation of instruction Keep up-to-date on education topics Common Core Standards
Who to start following coolcatteacher Edutopia educationweek web20classroom mathteachers ukPIMSER MathEdLeaders mcleod NMSI STEMeducator For more great people to follow check out Twitter4Teachers bworks.com
Twitter for Educator Tips Follow people you know and trust to begin with Explore sources: Twitter4Teachers Wiki that connects you to teachers in your area Limit network (at first) to a manageable number of followers Information-gathering objective “Retweet” – if you like a message, share it! Use hashtags (#mathematics) but don’t overuse Avoid talking about individual students or colleagues – whatever you post can be shared across the internet If you want a personal account, make it private and keep your school and personal separate
What is Wordle.net?Wordle.net Text analysis tool that generates “word clouds” The bigger the word (cloud) the more frequently the word appeared in the text used Change fonts, layouts, and colors Written by Jonathan Feinberg – IBM Research Java Platform
How did we use Worldle.net? Used it as a text analysis tool to help students reflect or analyze their writing Can journal and as a class create a wordle. Have students write a reflection on the image they created Students had freedom to change layout, colors, fonts, etc.
What is Ning? Social Networking tool where you can create a social network around a specific topic (or class) instead of joining a large group like Facebook or My Space (where students usually are) Can make as exclusive or as open as you want Add pictures, video, chat, groups (open or exclusive), Event Calendars, discussions, & blogging
Advantages of Ning Private or as open as you want Similar to “old” Facebook format – students are familiar with Add friends and write on each other’s walls Individualize pages – Main page is responsibility of owner Member pages can be changed to be a reflection of themselves
Using Wikis Website that uses wiki software Easily create and edit webpages within a browser Wikipedia is an example Collaborative Websites Class projects Unit planning or collaborative lesson planning Give specific instructions!
Using Wiki Resources Common Wikis – Wikispaces, PBWiki, Google Sites/Wiki Tips for Creating a Positive Relationship with your cooperating teacher: Wiki Teacher Resource: Classroom Project (beginning wiki): wiki-teaching-art-of-using-wiki.html wiki-teaching-art-of-using-wiki.html
SKYPE in the Classroom SKYPE is a free online “phone” and “videoconferencing” tool Have a microphone and/or webcam Can dial a phone number or you can dial a user Easy way to open up your classroom and bring in guest speakers Skyped in a group of preservice teachers from Moscow Can do virtual field trips Conduct interviews
SKYPE in the Classroom A student who is homebound can SKYPE into the classroom Meet “face-to-face” after being in a social network before Conference with parents Collaborate with other teachers Conference with students who need extra help with homework Collaborate/conference with mentor or university supervisor
Wolfram|Alpha Answer engine Answers factual queries Uses structured data instead of creating a list of webpages that could help answer your question Powerful in mathematics Is using technology cheating?
Looking Ahead… Google Wave - a new collaboration tool coming out this year Community Project/Quantitative Literacy using Andrea Mosaic
Other Great Resources Dr. Schroeder’s How To vidoes: Intel® Education - Google Site for Teachers - https://www.google.com/support/sites/bin/answer. py?hl=en&answer= https://www.google.com/support/sites/bin/answer. py?hl=en&answer= ml ml
THANK YOU! Margaret Mohr-Schroeder Craig Schroeder