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ISTE 2011 Workshop - Empower students to write with digital tools - Reviewing tools to reach the goal of students being engaged in writing. (See handout on https://iamliterate.wikispaces.com/Engage+Students+as+Writers)


  • 1. Empower Studentsto Write with Digital Tools Kevin Amboe Information and Media Literacy Coordinator amboe_k@sd36.bc.caFriday, July 1, 20111

2. "If our students are not reading and composing with various electronic technologies, then they are illiterate. They are not just unprepared for the future, they are illiterate right now, in our current time and context. (David Bolter, 1991)Friday, July 1, 20112 3. Description Empower students to grow as writers. Learn about 10+ tools that will engage hesitant writers in creating and publishing their writing.Friday, July 1, 2011 3 4. NETS-S Creativity and Innovation Communication and Collaboration Research and Information Fluency Critical Thinking, Problem Solving,and Decision Making Digital Citizenship Technology Operations andConceptsFriday, July 1, 20114Make connections 5. My Credo Look to the desired results Choose the tools to move you closer If the learning is not moving forward ... What needs to happen for success?Friday, July 1, 2011 5 6. Our Goal THAT we remove barriers and THAT all students are literate and can participate to their fullest potential.Friday, July 1, 2011 6 7. What is writing? Your thoughts ???communicationarticulation of thoughts for understandingcreative expressionsharing / collaboratingrevising and publishingprocessFriday, July 1, 2011 7Creating and Communicating for an audience of one ormore 8. A Writing Process Pre-writing Drafting Revisions Editing Proofreading PublishingFriday, July 1, 2011 8Not necessary LinearPre-writing - Brainstorming, planning, building ideas, setting the stage, choosing audience and purpose.Drafting - Getting ideas recorded, starting to organizeRevisions - Rework to improve structure, logic and ideas. Focus on improving meaning, style and formEditing- Improving Grammar and conventionsProofreading - Checking for errorsPublishing- Producing a nal or clean copy - Sharing with an audience - May include additional features - Images, illustrations, dedications, author notes, title page etc 9. What is most taught?meaning,style,convention orformFriday, July 1, 20119! Meaning - ideas and information, including development and use of detailStyle - clarity, variety, and impact of languageForm - attention to the rules of the particular form of writingConventions - spelling, punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, 10. Wikipedia Literacy Literacy has traditionally been described as the ability to read and write. (UNESCO) denes literacy as the "ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate, compute and use printed and written materials associated with varying contexts. Literacy involves a continuum of learning in enabling individuals to achieve their goals, to develop their knowledge and potential, and to participate fully in their community and wider society." June 2011 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LiteracyFriday, July 1, 2011 10 11. Our ToolsTeaching students to be learnersMindset about Writing and LearningEngagementPurposeful Writing ActivitiesFriday, July 1, 2011 11The goal of teaching is to teach our students to be learners. The content is what they practice with. (Brigham University) 12. Our ToolsContent / CurriculumPrescribed OutcomesRemove BarriersMy hand does t hurtFriday, July 1, 2011 12The goal of teaching is to teach our students to be learners. The content is what they practice with. (Brigham University) 13. Engagement Writing has become an enjoyable and relaxing outlet for the boys - Surrey Teacher Engage me or Enrage me - Marc Prensky Authentic Audience Modeled ValueFriday, July 1, 2011 13A specic example was a teenage girl, known at fanFiction as "WitchGirl", with some 45+ stories online, many with more than 100 reviews. This girls teacher was surprised, since in class"she never turned in work", yet online, she was prolic. 14. What does engagement participation lookstuff in - cant wait to enthusiasm - brininglike? tell you dont want to leave come back at end of day making connections to outside world - other experiences married to what you are doing come to you with other ideasFriday, July 1, 2011 14 15. How do we know??? Many of these writing tools are project based and project based research shows - increased attendance, cooperation, collaboration Majority will choose digital story telling to writing an essay ** Less threatening than live performanceFriday, July 1, 2011 15When they have the skill set to comfortably choose either 16. Grade 5 Writing withLaptops Pilot1. The staff are much more interested infurthering their knowledge and integrating bothtechnologies. - Lower transition times between lessons - Lack of off task behaviour - More interest in it overall in the staff.Pilot school 2005 Students gained greater awareness of hte possibilities technology offered for expressing themselves creatively 15 minutes to hereFriday, July 1, 201116 17. Removing Barriers I like writing more now... My hand doesnt hurt when I write. Grade 5 students Finite Motor Skills Reduce Red Ink Syndrome Extended Learning Day Processing / EngagementFriday, July 1, 2011 17 18. Empower through Activities Digital images Making photographs Podcasts Peer-editing Mind mapping Book makingDigital Storytelling Storyboards /Google Earth Graphic NovelSocial Media Blogs, Wikis, DocsFriday, July 1, 2011 18 19. Directed ExplorationFriday, July 1, 201119 20. DigitalImages Sources SearchingFriday, July 1, 2011 20http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6a/A_Map_of_Philadelphia_and_Parts_Adjacent_vc6b.1.jpg/220px-A_Map_of_Philadelphia_and_Parts_Adjacent_vc6b.1.jpg Google Images Flickr Creative Commons 21. Digital ImagesFriday, July 1, 201121http://www.treehugger.com/tiger-natural-history-museum.jpgStories Told 22. Find an image of Philadelphia Shows perspectiveFriday, July 1, 201122Teaching searching - expanded search - understanding grammar of web- site search - creative commons search 23. Making Photographs create an image in mind capturing image a moment in time history compositionVincent Laforethttp://db.tt/ZE7mxINFriday, July 1, 201123What do I mean by Making Photographs? Why would students need to make photographs?With Intention - same as digital images 24. Friday, July 1, 2011 24Grade 5 Student - Surrey 25. Friday, July 1, 2011 25Grade 5 Student - Surrey 26. Friday, July 1, 2011 26Grade 5 Student - Surrey 27. USB MicroscopeFriday, July 1, 2011 27Proscope USB Microscope 28. Your Assignment 7 minutes Find, Take, Make 3 share outDrop Box - http://db.tt/n18ZvJwhttps://public.me.com/amboe iste 2011Friday, July 1, 201128 29. Story Boarding / Graphic Novel Comic Life Toon Do / Kerpoof / PixtonFriday, July 1, 201129amboe_k c 30. Friday, July 1, 2011 30 31. Your Assignment 7 minutesTell me how you got to ISTE 20113 min share out Think about Jason Ohlers comments --- Dont storyboard - Look for emotional flow of story - Plot out the story like a wave - Then do a peer pitch sell the story Peaks Problem SolutionFriday, July 1, 2011 31Photo - licensing - staff development 32. BonusFriday, July 1, 2011 32 33. Peer Editing...studies found that when students use computersto produce writing, the writing process becomesmore collaborative and includes more peer-editingand peer-mediated work (Snyder, 1994; Baker &Kinzer, 1998; Butler & Cox, 1992)In Snyders study, teacher-to-studentcommunications were predominant in the pensclassroom while student-to-student interactionsoccurred more frequently in the computersclassroom.Friday, July 1, 201133http://www.aace.org/dl/index.cfm/fuseaction/ViewPaper/id/6367/toc/yes 34. gallery.me.com/amboe http://db.tt/ZE7mxINFriday, July 1, 201134 35. Basketball At the start of the game I took jump ball The girl jumping against me was very tall I felt butterflies inside me but wouldnt back down But I missed the ball by a mile and felt like a clown Did you feel people would laugh at you? Then the butterflies left and I was ready to play This time I knew I wouldnt throw the ball awayId get the ball (and),dribble, pass or take a shot Then it was shift change, thank goodness because I was (very) burning?hot When (we got) I went? back on I was well rested and ready(to go) We were on defense and our coach advised? (was yelling at) us to stay low(!)Friday, July 1, 201135 36. Book Making Hand Produced images Digitally re-produced images Digitally made imagesFriday, July 1, 201136 37. Book Making A Physical Record Published Authors At reading level and interestFriday, July 1, 2011 37 38. Using iPhoto DemoFriday, July 1, 2011 38 39. Your Assignment Lets Create a Day in the Life of Doggy http://gallery.me.com/amboe Upload to Drop box or GalleryFriday, July 1, 2011 39Assign parts of the room - 40. Blogs, Wikis How many have blogs or wikis? What is their value?Friday, July 1, 2011 40 41. Blogs, Wikis, Google Docs ... describing their thought processes online effectively developed their math metacognition which signicantly enhanced their performance. Helen Jeong 2009 Students that arent comfortable participating in class now participate by writing in the discussion board. Chris Hunter 2009Friday, July 1, 201141 42. My Experience Blogs and Wikis are powerful tools when they have purpose and a life of their own https://dit.wikispaces.com/ https://dothemath.wikispaces.com/Friday, July 1, 2011 42Without continuous life - deathConsider your continued use - going deeper each year 43. Students as Authors https://mrsdycksclass.wikispaces.com/What are the essential elements of studentscreating with Blogs and Wikis?Friday, July 1, 201143 44. Podcasting http://mps.wes.schoolfusion.us/ What writing goes into a podcast?Friday, July 1, 2011 44 45. Your Assignment Lets explore Garageband togetherFriday, July 1, 2011 45PlanningSequencingArtworkScriptingCreator rather than consumer 46. MindMappingBrainstorming / Pre-writingDraftingFriday, July 1, 201146Tell a story through images in a sequenceTransfer the wo