*June 24, 2008

Roundtable Discussion
Student Technology Fairs (Connie Masson, Gwynn Moore, Shannon Wentworth)
Meg – district technology – De Beque (Grand Junction) – tech fair
Connie – 7/8 grade math – Hoehne (outside Trinidad)
Amy – computer lab – St. Vrain – tech fair
Donna – district technology integration specialist – Littleton
Chris – 6-8 technology – Cherry Hills Christian – Highland Ranch
Kelly – K-5 technology – Cherry Hills Christian – Highland Ranch

St. Vrain – started after learning about Teen Tech Week which is geared to bringing students into the Library.
Done for 2 years – 2 entries from every school – k-2/3-5/middle/high – All schools invited, not all participated – Elementary projects were class projects not individual

Possible futures – regional fairs, state fair, state technology showcase at the capital (grand champions of district fair)


Keynote
Jason Ohler (http://www.jasonohler.com)

Beyond Essays: New kids, New Media and New Literacies

Transforming learning through digital creativity

Question: What kinds of literacies do students need to be able to work, innovate and communicate in the modern world?
Answer: Whatever literacies enable them to “write” the media they “read” so they can be active media creators rather than passive media consumers.
Literacy has always meant being able to consume and produce the media forms of the day, whatever they may be. For centuries this has meant writing essays and reports filled with words and paragraphs. Now it means blending words with images, sounds, music, video, and other media to create the new communication default: the multimedia collage, in the form of web pages, digital stories, YouTube creations and much more.
It is up to us to help digital kids migrate from text centrism to media collage literacy in creative, thoughtful, ways. We need to help them cultivate their new media talents, adopt art as the 4th R and use storytelling to convey their ideas in rich, compelling ways. We need to help them create media, stories and projects that are articulate and transformative. And we need to help them collaborate and share their work and talents within the collaborative community of the social web.
This keynote features an overview of the move to media collage literacy, and includes several examples of student produced digital stories and new media narrative.
Based on Jason’s book: Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: New Media Pathways to Literacy, Learning and Creativity (Corwin Press, 2007).

screasels everywhere! Stop seeing technology as a communication tool and view it as a creation tool.

Literacy means being able to consume and produce the media forms of the day. The default media form has shifted from the essay to the multimedia collage.

DAOW of learning = Digital, Art, Oral, Written

“Be the guide on the side, not the technician magician.” Be the executive producer, not the anal director.

assignment metaphor
                                                                             \/ where are you???
clear, like an essay<————————————————————————————————–>challenging like a poem

Rules of using media
1. watch media with a question
2. watch media 3 times

Attitude is directly related to aptitude
 story.bmp


Session 1
Howard DiBlasi
 Building Learning Communities.ppt
Requested that we send student projects when they are completed. (howie@frontier.net)
Information available at http://www.toolsfortheclassroom.com/CILC – Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (http://www.cilc.org)What will the future look like? Check out this video.Tons of great FREE resources discussed
Google docs
Jing
Photostory
Memories On the Web
AudacityThese pieces all have something in common – they allow students to share their thoughts, ideas, and creations with the world outside their classroom. (Just be sure to also share them with mom & dad via CD.)

Share pieces or have students answer questions on a blog (i.e. http://mytooltest.blogspot.com/)