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1 Mary O’Neill Major Project Prospectus DL503 Royal Roads University Julia Hengstler Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College Teaching & Learning Language Arts with Technology: Building an eBook— A Whirlwind Workshop Experience

2 Mary O’Neill Major Project Prospectus DL503 Royal Roads University The Plan Quick overview of some +/-’s of technology Building a wordless ebook List of sample resources for Language Arts teachers/students Feedback Form Julia Hengstler (with Mary O’Neill) Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College

3 Mary O’Neill Major Project Prospectus DL503 Royal Roads University Why Use Technology in Your Instruction? Engaging & Fun Current Develops Info Tech skills Establishing quality benchmarks for publishing materials online Immerse students in editing for quality Unique activities/resources Networking with others –Eg. WEIR Julia Hengstler (with Mary O’Neill) Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College

4 Mary O’Neill Major Project Prospectus DL503 Royal Roads University What Are Some of the Challenges?? Costs & Access Reliability Compatibility Digital Divide Software Pro-D Safety –Student personal safety documents/information should not make student identifiable –Link exposure Others? Julia Hengstler (with Mary O’Neill) Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College

5 Educational Dimensions of Technology User: differing needs –Teacher –Learner Use: differing objectives –Productivity (Job Aids) Lesson plans Tools Resources –Learning Activities –Fun/Interest Julia Hengstler Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College

6 Why a Wordless Picture eBook (Powerpoint) Julia Hengstler Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College Potential Uses Create a printed book. –Students could: Develop an oral narration; share with others Work with on older student (mentor?) to narrate story to that older student scribes onto hardcopy Colour it. –Could also be a project with a parent/guardian Create an ebook in PPT. –Students could: Develop a story & word process on the slides –Might want to develop prewriting organizational materials –Do rough draft on Word or other software Narrate orally via PPT’s Slide Show  Record Voice Narration –Slides appear--students read them & then advance the slides in their time by hitting Enter to advance. PPT saves the narration and the timing! –Save this for the Web and you can share these audio books

7 Julia Hengstler Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College Extended Potential Uses for Ebook Activity Create a family-based book. –Students could use resized images from family photos Photos could be digital or scanned in Create an original illustrated book. –Students could create original images (or collaborate with an “illustrator”) Images could be hardcopy & scanned in Images could be wholly digital—either drawn or photos

8 Activity: Creating an eBook 1.Selecting Theme, Brainstorm Images & Prep a Storage Folder Pick a theme or themes –Teacher may suggest or allow students to pick Today’s theme: “Pirates” Brainstorm what type of images would suite the theme & possible plot lines –Make a list of 5-10 possible image types that would support those plots Teacher and/or students could do this Already prepared for the purposes of the workshop Julia Hengstler Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College

9 Preparing for Image Storage 2) Prepare a place to store images –Use an intuitive name that suits the image or project –For this workshop: Go to your U drive (or other location on personal computer) & create a folder called “pirate_images” Right-click in a blank area of the drive & select New then Folder Right-click on the New Folder and rename it to “pirate_images” Julia Hengstler Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College

10 Finding Images 3) Search for necessary images (This has been done for you, but if you had to do it here are the steps) –Determine a sufficient number of images (eg. 3,4,5) –Teacher could prelocate images & provide links or students could find own –Finding images (don’t do this; I have preset images for this activity) Go to Google Click on Images Click on Advanced Image Search at the right of the text bar Collect the URL (addresses) if providing links to others –Note: Images are also available through PPT or Word clip-art—we’ll try that route after locating/storing online images Julia Hengstler Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College

11 Image Issues Copyright issues –Find uncopyrighted images (old pictuers, Creative Commons licensed images, etc.) –Request permission to use by contacting image owner If colour printing an issue: –Colour images can be converted to grayscale during printing. –Can stick to black & white or grayscale images in Google (specify this in a Google Image search under the Advanced options), but this might limit your selections. Julia Hengstler Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College

12 Working with Images 4) Working with prelocated images & provided links –Provide a process & instruction sheet or electronic resource for students to visit the necessary links If you’re having students find their own images (or with a mentor/adult), specify the number of images you want. –Your Instructions are on the next 2 slides: Julia Hengstler Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College

13 Your Instructions for Locating Images –Download these 6 pictures from which to build a story— with a beginning, middle and end in mind. (You’ll be renaming them with names that make sense for this project and their use.) Go to the image at gondeck.jpg Right-click on the image. Select “Save File As”. Change the name to “pirate” & save to your “pirate_images” file on the U drive (or other place on your computer you would like it) gondeck.jpg Go to the image at & repeat as above to save as “map” to pirate_images on your U drive. Go to the image at g & repeat as above to save as “ship” to pirate_images on your U drive. g Julia Hengstler Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College

14 Locating Remaining Images Go to the image at pg & repeat as above to save as “battle” to pirate_images on your U drive. pg Go to the image at ng.jpg & repeat as above to save as “divvy_loot” to pirate_images on your U drive. ng.jpg Go to the image at g & repeat as above to save as “celebration” to pirate_images on your U drive. g –The one thing missing is the treasure image. We’ll add that later, but assume that you’ll have one. Julia Hengstler Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College

15 Organizing & Starting PPT Draft Determine a rough narrative flow for the images –Teacher can provide or students can create For this activity: –pirate  map  ship  battle  treasure  divvy loot  celebration Pick one type of project end product –affects what you create now & steps you follow—you can build both types, but we don’t have time now) –Select print book or eBook project Open a new PowerPoint document to create the wordless storybook as a new Blank document. –Under “Content Layout,” select the blank option –Into this file you will either insert or copy the images saved so far. (Instructions follow.) Julia Hengstler Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College

16 PPT Drafting Story “Pages”: Images 5) Creating “Page” with Image & Text Find main PPT Menu Select Insert  Picture  from file Navigate to the pirate_images folder on the U drive Select “pirate” image Resize the image so it fits about ½ of the slide vertically. –Click on the image. (You should now see little squares around the border.) –Click & drag one from the corner to make the picture smaller. –Make it a reasonable size so text (and/or more pictures) can be added to the page Move & place the picture on the slide where you would like it, leaving room for text Julia Hengstler Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College

17 PPT Drafting Story “Pages”: Text Create a text box next to it –Make sure the Drawing tool bar is active first: »Go to View  Toolbars  make sure Drawing is checked. –Select the square boxed icon with the “A” in the upper left & a series of lines –Click on the “slide” or page with the pirate image to make a text box. Julia Hengstler Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College

18 “Pages” for Print vs. eBook –For Printed Project: You will need to create some lines in this text box using the underscore key. Note: There is a QUICK way to create a print version with lines, but we need to build the skills if you’d like to create an eBook later (Instructions for this at the end of the activity.) Enter about as many lines as you want need. Space them for the scale of your students’ writing under Format  Line Spacing. –For an eBook project, type in the text box “Add Words Here” Optional if time permits: you can set the text font, colour, size, etc. –If not highlighted, click on the text box to select it. –Go to the Format menu at the top and select “Text Box”. –Click on Colours & Lines and choose a line colour and style. This will create a rectangle where text can be entered later. Julia Hengstler Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College

19 More “Pages” 6) Create remaining “Pages” Create a new slide: Insert  New Slide  select the blank Content Layout again. Insert  Picture  from file  navigate to the pirate_images folder on the U drive and select “map”; resize & move; create text box; create new slide Insert  Picture  from file  navigate to the pirate_images folder on the U drive and select “ship”; resize & move; create text box; create new slide Insert  Picture  from file  navigate to the pirate_images folder on the U drive and select “battle”; resize & move; create text box; create new slide Julia Hengstler Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College

20 Using PPT Clip Art 7) Adding the treasure/chest from PPT’s Clip Art –From the top menu in your PPT document select Insert  Picture  Clip Art (If the box appears with “Add Clips to Organizer” click on “Later”) –In the search field enter “treasure” or “treasure chest” and click on “Search” –Scroll through quickly & quickly pick an image in the interests of time. Later, if you want a wider selection, you can click on “Clips Online” at the bottom of the search panel and find more options—but leave that for another day. – Click on the picture you want and select “Insert”. –Resize (you may want to enlarge this) Julia Hengstler Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College

21 Create Remaining “Pages” 8) Create remaining new slides—using the blank Content Layout. –Insert the remaining pictures in each new slide Insert  Picture  from file  navigate to the pirate_images folder on the U drive and select “divvy_loot”; resize & move; create text box; create new slide Insert  Picture  from file  navigate to the pirate_images folder on the U drive and select “celebration”; resize & move; create text box Julia Hengstler Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College

22 Optional Title “Page” 9) Create a Title Slide (Students working with printed copy could create their own title page manually) Insert  New Slide  select the first choice in “Text Layouts” at upper left that shows two grey bars For Printed Project: –Create a line in the Title box using the underscore key. –Type “By”; hit Enter and on the next line make a line for students to write their name by using the underscore key again. For an eBook Project: –In the first text box, type “Add Title Here”. –In the second text box, type “By” then on another line “Your name Here” You can also add an area with class, date, etc. by adding text boxes as we did with the other “pages”. This will create a new slide with a Title textbox and an area to put your by-line (i.e. “by Sally Sun”) Julia Hengstler Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College

23 Move “Title Page” to Front, Credits, End Page 10) Moving Title Page to front of “book” Either in “Slides” tab if visible on the left or using View  Slide Sorter; click on the Title Page slide and drag it to the head of the slide 11) You can add a “credits” or references pages, as well as a “The End” page. Julia Hengstler Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College

24 Save eBook & Printing Save this eBook to your U: drive –Call it “pirate_ebook” Printing (we’re not doing this now…) –File  Print –When the dialogue window appears: »At bottom left under Print What, select Slides »Set Color at either grayscale, black/white, or whatever you want »Set Slides per Page: from 1-4 depending on how large you want the images & text areas »Scaled to Fit Paper »Select Unframed (or framed) Slides Julia Hengstler Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College

25 Working with the eBook Create the printed book & provide copies to students to complete as per your plan. Share the electronic file with students to complete the ebook in PPT. Students could share their work in pairs, groups, classes, with the whole school, other schools, etc. either in hardcopy or electronically. You could create a class anthology—maybe a yearly—and have it produced as a chapbook via your school photocopier. Publishing for public consumption—secure image permissions where necessary & add any necessary captions/links below images Julia Hengstler Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College

26 Want to Share Your Work? If you would like to complete an ebook (including text—and audio) to share it with others in this class, please the PPT file to me and I can create a gallery. Your should include: –Your course, section & instructor –My Julia Hengstler Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College

27 Mary O’Neill Major Project Prospectus DL503 Royal Roads University Useful Electronic Resources This will be posted online next week… BC Language Arts IRPs From BC Min. of Education. Language Arts K-12 Integrated Resource Packages BC Language Arts Prescribed Learning Outcomes From BC Min. of Education Prescribed learning outcomes for Language Arts K-12. Page organized by subject area. Scroll down the page for Language Arts. BC Teachers of English/Language Arts BC Teachers of English/Language Arts A provincial specialist association of the BCTF. Links to membership, resources, events and the listserve. Language Arts Course Links From Jean Tonski & Virginia MacCarthy, Malaspina University- College. List of links to Faculty of Education Language Arts relevant sites. Organized by topics—e.g. general, listening & speaking, reading, lesson plans, and more. Julia Hengstler (with Mary O’Neill) Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College

28 Mary O’Neill Major Project Prospectus DL503 Royal Roads University Between the Lions Companion site for the PBS series for 4-7 year olds. Series “gives young viewers a chance to have meaningful and manageable reading experiences, by using key words in simple, decodable, connected text onscreen. The program also reinforces high- frequency "sight" words to help children become more comfortable with reading”. Site includes games, video clips, mobile downloads (audio, video), games and an area for parents & teachers. Scholastic Teacher Resources From the publisher, Scholastic. Lesson plans, strategies, tools, printables, and promotions. Also a special “New Teacher” tab with support areas organized by grade levels. Another area offers “Student Activities”. Here’s the link to the Language Arts section.Language Arts Julia Hengstler (with Mary O’Neill) Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College

29 Mary O’Neill Major Project Prospectus DL503 Royal Roads University Scholastic Online Interactive Clifford From Scholastic. Site focus on Clifford character books. Includes interactive storybooks, phonics activities, games, and stories for early readers. Check out “Make a Word” (audio) a game where players drag and drop vowels into spaces between consonants to see if they make words. Also take a look at Sound Match“Make a Word” (audio)Sound Match PIKA: The Canadian Children's Literature Database From Libraries & Archives Canada. Database search tool for Canadian children’s literature. Includes National Library of Canada's collection of Canadian children's books, searchable by subject headings and providing summaries. Canadian Poetry Archive From Libraries & Archives Canada. Database of Canadian poetry. Searchable by poet, title, keywords & date. Primarily 19th to early 20th Century poems. Julia Hengstler (with Mary O’Neill) Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College

30 Mary O’Neill Major Project Prospectus DL503 Royal Roads University Canadian Poetry From University of Toronto Library. Links to Canadian poets, events, poetry sites, poetry courses, awards/competitions, presses, biographies and more. Children's Literature Web GuideChildren's Literature Web Guide From David Brown at the University of Calgary. Internet resources related to books for children & young adults. Lists of award winning books & best sellers, discussion boards, authors on the web, teachers resources, parent resources and more. Children's Picture Book Database From Miami University. Bibliography for designing literature-based thematic units for all disciplines, including health education. Includes abstracts of picture books for children, preschool to grade 3. Searchable by topics, concepts, and skills. Julia Hengstler (with Mary O’Neill) Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College

31 Mary O’Neill Major Project Prospectus DL503 Royal Roads University Citation Style Guides From Karla Tonella, University of Iowa. Compilation of links to various citation styles. CyberGuides CyberGuides From San Diego County of Education, Calif. A K-12 collection of teacher guides & student activities on “core works of literature” (according to the Calif. Language Arts curriculum) organized by age groups. The “Activity Bank” link from main page provides graphic organizers, journaling and rubrics for teachers and students. Note due to cutbacks there is a notice re. possibilities of broken links— you can them to remove it. Educational Resources in English/Language Arts (from CLN ) Educational Resources in English/Language Arts From the Community Learning Network (CLN; OpenSchool BC). Curricular, instructional and thematic resources. In “Teaching Technology” section, the Learning Lab seems to be inactive, but the “Resource Scrapbook” looks promising. Publication of “Network Nuggets” has been suspended. Julia Hengstler (with Mary O’Neill) Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College

32 Mary O’Neill Major Project Prospectus DL503 Royal Roads University Clearinghouse on English, Reading and Communication From the Indiana University School of Education. Links to lesson plans and other sites with lesson plans, literacy resources & research, online phonic course from Dr. Carl B. Smith, ERIC digest & bibliography searches for research, & more… The Literacy Web The Literacy Web From the University of Connecticut. Includes websites, webquests, lesson plans, technology integration, ProD, literacy standards, literature & online applications. Check this site map for quick access to resources by age groups. Includes resources for K-12, special needs, ESL, & Adult Ed. WIER Writers in Electronic Residencesite map WIER Writers in Electronic Residence From the Canadian Education Association, University of Toronto, etc. Online program connecting Canadian students with writers, teachers and each other for an electronic writers’ workshop experience. All authors are published Canadian authors. They read and consider the students' works, offer insights and ideas, and guide discussions between the students. Grade levels are 1-6, 6-9, and 9+. You must apply to participate in the program. Julia Hengstler (with Mary O’Neill) Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College

33 Mary O’Neill Major Project Prospectus DL503 Royal Roads University ACE Writing From Michelle Bergey. Resource site for ways to improve writing skills. Includes links to word games & lesson plans. Check Professor Pen’s Resources for Young Writers. Professor Pen’s Resources for Young Writers Neighbourhood Heroes project From non-profit org. started by former Toronto broadcaster, Bill Robinson. Stories about people making a positive impact on others’ lives. Includes area for special stories on students. Includes link to webquest for students to identify their own neighbourhood hero.webquest StoneSoup Magazine Children’s writing magazine published in California. Website for magazine composed entirely of student work ages Links to young authors reading their own works, works of young authors, children’s art, as well as selected links. Julia Hengstler (with Mary O’Neill) Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College

34 Mary O’Neill Major Project Prospectus DL503 Royal Roads University Story Arts Online From author Heather Forest, New York. Site dedicated to storytelling. Links to lesson plans, student activities, articles, teacher sharing area, newletter and more. The Writing Den The Writing Den From Act360 Media, company from Richmond, BC, Canada. Site geared to grades Focus on improving reading, comprehension, and writing skills. 3 difficulty levels: Words (vocabulary/prononuciation), Sentences (comprehension/listening) & Paragraphs (writing skills). Audio clips for Words and Sentences. Provides Teacher Guide for using site. Sign-up for Word of the DayTeacher Guide Word of the Day The Young Writers Club From non-profit organization founded by David Davenport. Provides writing activities, a place for young writers share their work, book/film reviews, research projects, word of the week subscriptions. Check out the Storybooks where young writers collaboratively build a story. Beware, however, as there have been some parental complaints re. offensive content in member stories.Storybooks Julia Hengstler (with Mary O’Neill) Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College

35 Mary O’Neill Major Project Prospectus DL503 Royal Roads University Biography Maker From Jamie Mackenzie, Bellingham Public Schools. Website to help students elicit biographical information and write interesting biographies. For Creating Activity Sheets, Worksheets, etc. Discovery School Puzzle Maker Discovery School Worksheet Generator E.L. Easton English Exercises Links to variety of activities for English. Personal Educational Press Free worksheet generator CueCard Free & great application to build electronic flash cards with text, images &/or sound. Adventure Maker Download the free version that allows you to create interactive adventures—this includes stories or activities. Julia Hengstler (with Mary O’Neill) Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College

36 Mary O’Neill Major Project Prospectus DL503 Royal Roads University Some Planning Links Curriki Non-profit organization providing an Open Source Curriculum (OSC) repository. Content includes lesson plans, assessments & activities. Materials contributed from teachers around the world. Check out the Language Arts search The Educator's Reference DeskLanguage Arts search The Educator's Reference Desk From the Information Institute of Syracuse, NY. Website with resource Discovery Education Lesson Plan Library Crayola Lesson Plans (requires registering) Collaborative Lesson Plan Archive TeacherVision: Lesson Planning Center HotChalk’s Lesson Plans Page: Language Arts Lesson Plan Search: Reading Lessons Lesson Plan Search: WritingDiscovery Education Lesson Plan Library Crayola Lesson Plans Collaborative Lesson Plan Archive TeacherVision: Lesson Planning Center HotChalk’s Lesson Plans Page: Language Arts Lesson Plan Search: Reading Lessons Lesson Plan Search: Writing Lesson Plans and Teaching Strategies Julia Hengstler (with Mary O’Neill) Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College

37 Mary O’Neill Major Project Prospectus DL503 Royal Roads University Feedback Form Please take the time to complete my workshop feedback form. I take all your comments under advisement to improve each workshop that I deliver for Education classes. Please do not put your name on the form—unless you would like me to follow-up with you regarding any questions you might have had. Julia Hengstler Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College

38 Mary O’Neill Major Project Prospectus DL503 Royal Roads University Great Work! Congratulations: You have downloaded images from the Internet, used PPT’s clip-art, created a wordless ebook, & received some electronic resources for other Language Arts technology integration skills! Give yourself a pat on the back! Well done… Further questions? See me: Julia Hengstler Education Technology Technician Office: Bldg Hours: Mon. 9:30-1:30 Wed/Thurs. 9:30-4:00 Phone: x 2630 Julia Hengstler Faculty of Education Malaspina University-College


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