Nings and Things
Nings = peace in Chinese
You don’t have to be a power library to access the Power Library Ning – (online social network)
|Web 1.0||Web 2.0|
Personal web sites
Content management systems
http://www.commoncraft.com – …in plain English videos
Social media is a way to create your own product and share it with others.
A National School Board Association study’s findings such that adult concerns over using online communications within a school setting is based on fears, perceptions, and assumptions rather than actual data regarding student behavior (Cowan, 2008)”
Almost 60% of students who use social networking (chatting, text messaging, blogging or online communities such as MySpace and Facebook) talk about education related topics. (Grunwald Associates, 2007)
How does Web 2.0 help us related to our students, parents, teachers, and administrators?
Millennials (born between 1982-2002), will outnumber both baby boomers and gen-xers and will be the most significant consumer sector for media b 2010.
Millennials – gravitate toward group activity, spend more time doing homework and less time watching tv (tv may be on in the background), growing up with interactive technologies – no fear, are fascinated by new technologies
1. Computers aren’t considered technology
2. Internet is better than tv
3. Reality is not longer real (Second Life, club penguin = 2nd life for kids)
4. Doing is more important than knowing
5. Learning = Nintendo (Wii)
6. Multitasking is the only way of life
7. Typing is preferred
8. Staying connected is essential
9. Zero tolerance for delays
10. Blurring “property lines”
What Millenials say about their teachers
1. Technology in school is disappointing
2. Teacher’s use of technology is uninspiring
3. There are better ways to use technology
4. Restrictions, older equipment, and filtering software inhibits use
1. 94% use the internet for school research
2. 78% believe the internet helps
3. 70% use instant messaging
4. 41% use email to contact teachers about classwork
5. 81% use email to stay in contact with friends and family
Google Scholar – reputable citations and articles (fee service)
Google for educators www.google.com/educators/index.html
Adams 12 Google Docs for students across district
Eduplace: check out Fake out!
Top 100 Interactive Educational Games
web 2.0 links for the teacher
Webquests @ the Bernie Dodge site
Blogs – building relationships
Social Software in Libraries by Meredith G Farkas
Online notebooking – good for groups
Nings allow for discussion forums
Teacher Library Ning
A ning is a blog on steroids.
Voice/writing leads everything. Use what is yours. Create/take your own pictures instead of Googling images.
Use Primary sources from LOC for projects. Show examples first. Then story circle to brainstorm/plan stories. Next is image prep then editing and one-on-one work. Limit to 250 words for short digital story.
· Intro digital storytelling
· Story circle (groups facilitation)
· Image prep tutorial
· Individual script work – 250 words maximum
· Image prep, voice over recording
· Editing tutorial
· Individual editing work
· Group screening and celebration
Teachers are the roadblock because they don’t know how to use the technology.
Ways to integrate technology into literacy classrooms.
Ah-hah moments foster 3 important keys to learning
· Metacognition – knowledge and control one has over one’s thinking and learning activities
· Intrinsic motivation – Being aware of the excitement of discovery makes us want to learn that much more
· Celebration – we naturally want to share our enthusiasm about what we’ve learned
Builds community in the classroom – using common terminology
Website designed for teachers to share ideas about teaching literacy.
Still under construction – not able to save information for parents/others to access later – currently you can type in a list of ah-hah moments to print out, there is a blog for submitting teaching ideas