Thursday, July 30, 2009

Web 2.0 Meets Information Fluency: Designing Projects for the 21st Century Learner

Raw notes - Session 5
Dr. Joyce Valenza -
Web 2.0 Meets Information Fluency: Designing Projects for the 21st Century Learner

Can you make all your students as wonderful as your iPhone? What apps would you want for your students?
  • Bump - 2 iPhone users bump iPhones, establishing a link to exchange email, phone, photo, address info. VERY COOL! This is a 2 way app.
  • Coupon Sherpa - coupon barcode shows up and you get savings!
  • Amazon Kindle will go on iPhone. Never be without your book - keeps bookmarks and brings you to your page.
Student as Tabula rasa - what do we want them to have? What apps are already embedded?
  • tech operations and concepts - kind of pre-loaded
Big apps = standards
Litle apps = support standards

Esstential apps for info fluent learner:

Ethical Citizenship
  • Ethical citizen, digital citizenship - safety that'snotcool.com (K-8) - show this to Karen! Little video lessons on online safety, very clever and well made. Prescreen these, some are a little controversial. Show to guidance counselors. Digital footprints (good for HS juniors starting college search process) - showed bulletin board PSA ad. Pipl - good site that pulls deep web for people search. Tells people everything you have done online. Look at ourselves carefully. Also good 123People
  • Copyright: Code of Best Practices for Far Use in Media Literacy Education (released November 2009). Download doc for in-services. Tool for supporting fair use reasoning. You can use copyrighted material without asking permission, doesn't mater how much or where you put it as long as you add purpose, and context and add value. Old guidelines looked at floor of what you can do, not ceiling. Rights of user, not creator. Categories: satire, commentary, quoting illustration or example, incidental use. Blossoming amateur culture re-mixing. Fair use is a rigt rooted in the First Amendment. No school has been violated for fair use if decision was reasoned. TeachCopyright.Org - good video "Fair(y) Use" . Guide students toward Creative Commons material. Valenza Copyright. Compfight.
  • Academic Honesty - tools for detection but inspiring good projects and creativity should come first. Turnitin.com. Free: PlagiarismDetect,
  • Respect for intellectual property: BibMe (free), NoodleTools
Research & Information Fluency
  • Research & Information Fluency - connected to critical thinking. Facebook to make college selections. FB research skills can carry over. GIGO - garbage in, garbage out, works for research. Preview links for research and evaluate based on URL information. Thums test for lesson - site thums up, down, or in the middle. Identifying different sources ScholarlyvPopularvTradevPrimary sources. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS! Major research have each student create a wiki look at SlideShare for example.
  • Triangulation - truth is fuzzy depending on where you place your lens. What do we believe and who do we believe. Twazzup.com. YouTube first stop for students in learning - why get in the way of this first stop in learning? ToolsforSearch - Valenza.
  • Valenza Streaming video search enhine.
  • yebol.com - disambiguating vocabulary and related subject terms, semantic searching - gets good review.
  • Database widgets: EBSCO Searchbox Builder, Gale Widgets, JSTOR, ProQuest - students using from home can put the code in once, click remember, and they won't have to enter access code again. Pageflakes can also push info, add widgets, RSS feeds > anything flake under flake symbol. TRY THIS FOR 3 CUPS INFO! Find teacher to partner with this for research project. Creation of information portals - model this and students will be empowered to do this for themselves. Decide between iGoogle and Pageflakes.
  • Google NewsTimeline - pulls mostly from Wikipedia and Time mag but useful for building context.
  • Google Squared also good for building context. Type in category and it builds matrix around category.
  • Google WonderWheel - da' bomb! Visual travel between related topics to see relationship between idea. More useful than vertical result list for students - good control in this search.
  • Wolfram|Alpha - computational search engine. Doesn't give docs. Students need to learn which search tool will serve their informational needs.
  • RSS feeds for search, put feed into iGoogle page. Pushes new info to students.
Creativity and Innovation - need to write before students produce. Motivated to write!
  • Students re-mix classics to share with others - looks great!
  • VoiceThread
  • Animoto
  • Cartoon generators
  • xtranormal
  • Primary access - pulls on major protals for promary source materials
  • Glogster
  • Digitales - how to make a solid digital story
  • Alternatives to written responses - vsualize with image and written statement, create galleries, and archive them.
Communication & Collaboration
  • Google docs
  • Doodle.com - scheduling
  • K-12 eliminate ppt design templates - only blank slides. forces creativity.
  • The ColdWar in a minute or less - video - POWERFUL example of synthesizing a BIG topic! Writing and production plan came first. Way more effective than an essay which would have been for teachers yes only.
Passion - We can build it! Can we bump with our students and contribute to our own learning?
  • new apps can contribute to student passion for learning.
Parent letter on new tools

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