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Engaging and Assessing Students in the Digital Age NHASP Mid-Winter Conference (1/10/08) NHEMA Spring Conference (5/14/08) Dr. Cathy Higgins State Educational.

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1 Engaging and Assessing Students in the Digital Age NHASP Mid-Winter Conference (1/10/08) NHEMA Spring Conference (5/14/08) Dr. Cathy Higgins State Educational Technology Director, NHDOE & Sharon Silva Library Media Specialist, Merrimack School District President, New Hampshire Educational Media Association

2 Workshop Topics Teaching literacy in the 21st century Relevant standards Relevant local vignettes Identifying your resources

3 Teaching Literacy in the 21st Century "In their new literacy and technology position statement, the International Reading Association (2001) suggested that 'traditional definitions of reading, writing, and viewing, and traditional definitions of best practice instruction --derived from a long tradition of book and other print media -- will be insufficient.' This position statement recommends new strategies for students and teachers as they use new and varied forms of information and communication technology.“ -- Julie Coiro (2003) p. 11 of NH Literacy Action Plan

4 Relevant Standards National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) for Students American Association of School Libraries (AASL) Standards for the 21 st Century Learner Partnership for 21 st Century Skills NH Information and Communication Technologies (ICT Literacy Standards) GLEs/GSPs

5 In Merrimack… 20 Essential Reading GLEs Sixth Grade Work-in-Progress Fourth Grade Work-in-Progress Calendar

6 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone A novel by J.K. Rowling My favorite book is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. It’s very exciting and makes you want to read more. There are a lot of characters, spells and creatures in the book. Some parts are very interesting, so it’s pretty hard to get bored by the book. The book tells about an evil wizard that tries to steal the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry tries to stop him. Can he do it? You’ll have to find out by reading it yourself. Scott

7 United Streaming, Online Databases, Books, Collaboration

8 Audio Books

9 Relevant Local Vignettes A few minutes of exploration: 1.Using online texts, blogs, wikis, and more 2.Using audio books 3.Using graphic organizers 4.Using digital portfolios for assessment

10 Pam Harland, Plymouth Regional High School The library home page is a wiki. Hear her describe it at:

11 Maria Knee, Deerfield Elementary School She uses a blog with her Kindergarten students at:

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14 Click here to view clip Bill Carozza, Principal Harold Martin School in Hopkinton Using the Digital Portfolio for Assessment

15 Susan Kessler, Chester Academy Advocate for Integration… Ellis Island Day at Chester Academy includes several activities View a student project presentation presentation

16 Relevant Local Vignettes, cont’d. In small groups: 1.Describe the tools in terms of how they’re used. 2.Recount at least 2 specific literacy skills addressed. 3.What do you need to do in order to implement this among your staff?

17 Identifying Your Resources

18 NH Literacy Action Plan for the 21st Century

19 Identifying Your Resources SEE BOOK SET TO ALL SCHOOLS End of each chapter of Best Practice book by Zemelman & Daniels (2005) includes “resources on the internet”

20 Identifying Your Resources Literacy courses for $100 offered through OPEN NH… such as… LA-04 Making the Most of Adolescent Literature LT-02 Supporting Literacy Development in Lower Elementary Classrooms LT-04 Helping Struggling Readers Improve Comprehension

21 Identifying Your Resources Staff collaboration – Library Media Specialist, Technology Integration Specialist, others … Christa McAuliffe Tech Conference NHEMA Conference Other opportunities…

22 Sample Free Wiki Sites Wetpaint Wetpaint offers Ad-free Sites for Education. PBWiki PBWiki is a very basic tool for creating wikis. It is automatically ad-free for educators. Wikispaces Wikispaces is another very basic tool. Fill out the form on the right to create your own wiki.


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