Published on February 16, 2014
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Learn to Say…. Every time a teacher can YES legitimately say to a student, the teacher is… Empowering the student to learn by doing Allowing students ownership of the assignment. Validating the students’ desire to learn
Why Engage Students in Technology? Functional tech literacy required for most jobs in the future Critical thinking skills developed Students made comfortable with rapid technological advances Teacher educated through students
st 21 The Key to Century Success is…
The Value of Collaboration Students do more and the teacher does less.
Five Examples of Integrating Technology into the Curriculum Students read a novel and create a book of “Twitterature” using Twitter accounts Students read a novel and then use PIXTON to create to create a graphic novel Students generate Google Doc Spreadsheet to create a meaningful daily “Bell ringer” Students use Audacity or Garageband to record a famous short story, essay, or poem, making it available to classmates Students create publishable collaborative literature (short story collections, essays, grammar books, novels)
Create “Twitterature” Have students work in groups to recreate a novel or play using “Twitterature.” “Twitterature” is having students write 140 character dialog and descriptions as a way of retelling a famous work of literature.
Example Twitterature Christina, Nitzah, Elijah American Lit Period 4 Scarlet Letter Tweets @hestaprynne: ugh, this prison is so drab! @hestaprynne: Thank the Lord for the rose bush outside #pretty @hestaprynne: these ppl gotta stop starin’ at me and my baby #nosy @womaninthecrowd#1: You disgust me! #gross
Scarlet Letter Twitterature Continued @hestaprynne: these adults gotta teach their kids some manners @hestaprynne: ugh.why'd I marry a misshapen scholar many years my senior @hestaprynne: can't believe what's about to happen. @rogerjustchillin: I'm heeerreee
Use Free Cartoon Websites to Retell Stories - Create a Graphic Novel The value of retelling a story (novel) through the creation of comics: Students must read literature to reinterpret Visual learners team with verbal learners Students more aware/comfortable with tech
Use Pixton to Create Graphic Novels (Black Boy
Black Boy as a Graphic Novel
“Wordle” Break http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DuDLw0Zftc Okay Valentine.
Student Created Google Calendars Students create Google Calendar used by the following year’s students Students “credited” with site, and quoted by peers Calendar a “bell ringing” exercise engages students in writing daily journal Calendar can be shared with other classes or schools Assignment creates “legacy” students take pride in
Google Calendar Bell-Ringers
Create Audio Archives Have students record a short story, poem, or famous speech. This gives students the opportunity to “star” in the classroom without the pressure of “live performance.” Share the files with students, or make it a homework assignment to listen to a short story, poem or famous speech read aloud by a peer.
Write Crowd-Sourced Novels
Someone Else’s Shoes Our latest crowd-sourced novels have six first draft versions
BTW: CORE CURRICULUM is COVERED Listening Speaking Reading Writing Reviewing
Student Movies An Okay Valentine Waitin' For the Train Google Doc of Songs Use Google Docs to organize the songs; have students input the data 2013- 2014 Music Award Ballot Students vote on their favorite videos
Students’ Favorite Websites
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Recommended Websites http://www.Pixton.com http://www.Createspace.com http://www.twitter.com http://www.audacity.com http://www.wordle.net http://30daystoempathy.blogspot.com http://someoneelsesshoesnovel.blogspot.com http://www.dropbox.com And of course, make sure you have a Gmail account and start using Google’s tools for educators.
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