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Copy of Enhance Your Curriculum: Read/Write Tools that Inspire

This session is designed for those teachers who want to create lessons and student projects that will engage our web-centered audience. We will look at several 21st Century Web tools that you can use in the classroom to engage your students with real inte

Gretchen Dell

on 22 April 2010

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Transcript of Copy of Enhance Your Curriculum: Read/Write Tools that Inspire

Enhance Your Curriculum:
Read/Write Tools
that Inspire! Why Read/Write Tools? Advantages:
Engages students
Allows interactive content and knowledge building
Audience participates, interacts, shares
Enables extensive collaboration
Cloud-based environment
Dynamic content
Student ownership
Individual product strength Educational Impact:
* From consuming to producing
* From expert to facilitator
* From the lecture to forum
* From access to information to access to people
* From passive to passionate learning
* From presentation to participation
* From publication to conversation
* From formal schooling to lifelong learning
(http://web20ineducation.wikispaces.com/) "The reasonable man adapts himself to
the conditions that surround him...
The unreasonable man adapts
surrounding conditions to himself...
All progress depends on the
unreasonable man."
-George Bernard Shaw Considerations and Management Ask Yourself:
Generic or individual accounts?
Valid student e-mail address required?
Student collaboration?
Teacher control/moderation?
Comments tied to a username?
Access for grading?
URLs are public!
Reliability Preparation is Key:
Storyboard (saves time and improves the quality of your student projects.....go for quality not quantity)

Rather than facts, ask questions that require a deeper understanding of the concept.
Consider giving choices in tools
Student projects that will be delivered as presentations should have "generalized" ideas or bullets, rather than long paragraphs. Rubrics can help students and teachers define "quality". Rubrics can also help students judge and revise their own work before handing in their assignments.
http://rubistar.4teachers.org/ Prezi (You are looking at it!) http://prezi.com/0gs_zmlkwnaa/romeo-andjuliet/

Presentations Tools Book Generators Collage/Poster Tools Timeline Tools Concept Mapping Collaborative Workspaces Wix
Slide Rocket
http://app.sliderocket.com/app/FullPlayer.aspx?id=576478c6-8e0c-43e9-a5f0-f4097ac189cd Mixbooks
http://www.mixbook.com/photo-books/education/world-war-i-2785 Tikatok
http://www.tikatok.com/view/book/the-journey-to-the-north-pole-001 Glogster
http://steenl.edu.glogster.com/teacher-demo-the-civil-rights-movement/ Scrapblog
http://www.scrapblog.com/viewer/viewer.aspx?sbid=1314261 TimeToast
http://www.timetoast.com/timelines/34346 OurStory
http://www.ourstory.com/story.html?v=86814 xtimeline
http://www.xtimeline.com/timeline/Roman-Emperors Mindomo
http://www.mindomo.com/view.htm?m=93b19c511db74ece835acea0eec1f518 Mywebspiration
Google Docs
http://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dcq52nqt_2f8g32bfn Edmodo
http://www.edmodo.com/ Multimedia Mapping Tools Recordables/Sound Google Maps
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=113342795738536960498.0004373dfaac413adc785&z=4&om=1 Community Walk
http://www.communitywalk.com/map/list/32208?order=0 Youblisher
http://www.youblisher.com/p/3895-FISD-Tech-Workshop-Catalog/ Soungle
http://www.soungle.com/ Miscellaneous Tools Image Editors Aviary
http://aviary.com/ Picnik
http://www.picnik.com/ Wordle
http://www.wordle.net/ Letterpop
http://letterpop.com/ http://www.fodey.com/generators/newspaper/snippet.asp
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