Using blogs, wikis, and digital stories in the English classroom

by Dana J. Wilber

Publisher: Heinemann in Portsmouth, NH

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • English language -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Computer-assisted instruction,
  • Educational technology -- United States
  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementDana J. Wilber.
    GenreStudy and teaching (Secondary)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsLB1631 .W392 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23833709M
    ISBN 100325013977
    ISBN 109780325013978
    LC Control Number2009040113
    OCLC/WorldCa449284063

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From student errors to stories of classroom mishaps, you can find a variety of blogs for English teachers to follow if they're looking for a sense of humor, a bright spot in the day, or teaching tips that can help their own classes. Learning From My Mistakes: An English Teacher's Blog.   Students' persuasive writing is improving, too. A mini-lesson and quick in-class prompt using rhetorical questions has resulted not only in well-argued blog posts, but also in students excitedly telling me how they used that technique for their HSPA persuasive task. Benefits extend beyond the classroom.   2- Digital Story Telling in The Classroom This section provides resources and materials for teachers to use with their students in storytelling. It helps students personalize their learning and perform better. Students can use these materials to create a movie or interactive slideshow to tell their stories. 3- Story Bird. This is a good time to introduce the term wiki and to describe the basic characteristics of wiki writing: it is Internet based, uses links, allows users to edit each other's work, and does not need to use the typical structure found in stories. Stress the role that links can play in this type of writing.

  My blog is on the front page, the student blogs are listed on the left. Start at recent posts to see the discussions from this summer. You can see a list of the wikis we've done over the last 18 months here Let me know if you need any more information.

Using blogs, wikis, and digital stories in the English classroom by Dana J. Wilber Download PDF EPUB FB2

School-wide Wikis Use wikis to showcase field trips, class events and school-wide events, such as the prom or last week’s football game. Pinterest This site has a wealth of information on wiki for the classroom. Simply type in a search term such as "wiki tips for the classroom".

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See how to use various digital tools—including blogs, wikis, digital mapping, online chat, digital storytelling, podcasts, e-portfolios, and others—to teach writing in the classroom. Packed with examples of teaching activities and student writing, this one-of-its-kind book demonstrates how to use Cited by:   Story Creator - Put together a digital story by syncing audio, text, video, and images.

Users can also highlight text during narration to boost reading skills. Storybird - A story sharing site with an educational portal in which students can create art-inspired stories for embedding into sites or blogs. His first book, Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms (Corwin, 3rd Edition ) has sold o copies and has impacted classroom practice around the world.

His second book, Personal Learning Networks: Using the Power of Connections to Transform Education, was released in May, /5(12).

Digital storytelling is a short form of digital media production that allows everyday people to share aspects of their story. The media used may include the digital equivalent of film techniques, stills, audio only, or any of the other forms of non-physical media (material that exists only as electronic files as opposed to actual paintings or photographs on paper, sounds stored on tape or disc.

A blog (web log) differs from a website as the content/posts are displayed by the latest date of contribution, allowing readers to follow (via visiting the blog or subscribing to email notifications of updatesl) the latest contributions made by the author and then post their own comments about any contribution.

Twitter is considered to be a microblogging service as it and digital stories in the English classroom book limited to characters. Digital Films - A nice site for creating a digital animated story and then embedded into a site/blog to share it with others. Five Card Flickr - A fun way to create a story through the use of five random Flickr photos.

i Tell a Story - Users of Garageband will feel right at home with this great iOS app for creating a digital story. Fresh Ideas: Using Wikis in the Classroom Getting students to work online is a growing trend in education, and Web sites known as wikis have emerged as a cheap and easy way to do it.

Providing an online environment for students typically involved creating a Web site, registering a domain, building pages and a lot of other fairly technical stuff. Class Blog and Individual Student Blogs. There are many ways to use blogs in the classroom. Some instructors choose to create a class blog and digital stories in the English classroom book all enrolled students can contribute to by adding comments or by making individual posts.

Here is a screenshot of a class blog from WRITING – winter   Wikis, blogs and podcasts in class 1. WIKIS, BLOGS AND PODCASTS IN CLASS Megan Poore 2.

GUIDING QUESTION How can we engage with students’ learning more meaningfully and personally – that is, in ways that hook into their everyday experiences and that build on their current knowledge using technology. I think my classroom blog could be much better, though.

I will say that posting assignments has been great for me in terms of communicating with students and parents. No excuses. I have been keeping up with a lot of you who use blogs or wikis with your classes, but I am certainly open to suggestions.

In this blog we are going to take a look at the benefits of using eBooks in the classroom. Technology enhances learning.

Often referred to as the “Net Generation,” our young learners see a good portion of their worlds through the screen, and their brains have adapted to learning that way.

Simmons: The Story Factor; Graduate class digital story list; Print from a YouTube video; The Story Behind the Science; Scientific storytelling image and article; Digital storytelling in social studies; Isabelle, Aaron D. Teaching science using stories: The storyline approach. Science Scope, 10/, v.

31 n.2 pp The Story Behind the Science. Best for Hands-on Activities. Cassidy’s Classroom Blog The Lowdown: Canadian first-grade teacher Kathy Cassidy invites readers into the classroom to interact with students and her dynamic lessons.

Why We Love It: Besides sharing fun ideas like making fairy-tale characters out of clay, Cassidy lets us witness her students’ learning firsthand by posting lots of videos and photographs. The blog started as a poetry blog but now it has book reviews, short stories, articles on food and a lot of other things as well.

The blogger is very passionate about writing in her book reviews she writes about the brief summary of the story wherein she mentions the gist of the story, next she writes about what she thinks of the story and. Packed with examples of teaching activities and student writing, this one-of-its-kind book demonstrates how to use search engines and digital mapping to develop information, online discussion tools and blogs to formulate ideas, Wikis to write collaboratively, digital storytelling and poetry to create multimodal texts, podcasts and vlogs to create audio and video texts, online commenting tools to 4/5(3).

You can use these lessons pretty much as-is when teaching digital literacy in the classroom. However, the Be Internet Awesome curriculum doesn’t include assessments. So while this resource will be valuable in teaching digital literacy, you’ll need to create rubrics and quizzes to assess your students’ learning.

Perhaps the most obvious use of a classroom blog is to write about the subject you’re teaching. This is a great way of supporting what you’ve been covering in classes.

For example, an English class might blog personal interpretations of a particular poem you’ve been discussing in class. The use of classroom blogs and wikis can have social and educational implications for students with disabilities and struggling students.

Nearly universal access to mobile and wireless technologies means that today's students regularly e-mail, IM (instant message), participate in chat rooms, and post to blogs and social networking sites as a means of communication and social interaction.

The Effect of Using Digital Stories in Teaching English as a Second Language: Digital Stories in Teaching English: /ch The purpose of this study is to analyze the effect of using digital storytelling on motivation and learning strategies in foreign language teaching.

This. Websites, Wikis and Blogs in the Classroom By Shannon Reed April 9, My Juniors are beginning research papers this month, so last week, I broke the news to them, as I do every year: For their papers, they'll have to get up from their computers, go to an actual library building, and do some of their research with old-fashioned paper sources.

Storybird Fundraisers promote literacy and creativity without wasting valuable classroom time. Students can write art-inspired books and poetry based on their school curriculum.

Teachers can activate a private online shop for parents with one click. About Blog Classes have become more and more dynamic so being digital and interactive is a must for any English Classroom.

Putting all ingredients together, the ideal recipe is an Interactive English Classroom. Frequency 3 posts / year Blog theinteractiveenglishclassro.

Facebook fans K ⋅ Domain Authority 7 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get. Language teacher Jackie Berry also uses a wiki as a means of sharing digital stories but sadly stories written in any language other than English can In the classroom you can use. Thorne and Payne () noted, writing environments such as blogs and wikis enhance interactions and communicative practices among learners.

Furthermore, as Hsu’ () study confirmed, the use of blogs by pre-service EFL teachers not only increases their motivation, but it. Using digital technologies, students can turn a one-dimensional writing composition into a digital story that can be published and shared to a small, intimate audience or with the world.

Struggling writers are seldom strategic writers; however, the components of creating digital storytelling may help them compose more strategically. The use of classroom blogs and wikis can have social and educational implications for students with disabilities and struggling students.

Nearly universal access to mobile and wireless technologies means that today's students regularly e-mail, IM (instant message), participate in chat rooms, and post to blogs and social networking sites as a.

The following guest post is an excerpt from Michael Strom’s graduate thesis Finding Comfort in Comics: Using Comic Books and Graphic Novels to Reach Struggling Male is a graduate student at C.W.

Post where he is pursuing his Masters of Science in Literacy. The more you learn about OneNote, the more likely you are to embrace it as one of the best teaching and learning tools available today.

OneNote is often described as a digital 3-ring binder, or considered to be the Swiss Army Knife of note-taking. That description covers the basics, but over the years OneNote has gained many new features designed with education in mind.

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A great way to practice reading, our online stories make learning exciting for early elementary grade levels. Packed with beautiful illustrations, our interactive stories blend entertainment and education in one attractive package.

Everyone has a story. Yes, ma’am. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Learning from the best and the most accomplished storytellers is not only something we’d love to do for improving our skills, but also to be inspired. Here are a few storytelling blogs that I particularly always refer to when I am thinking about how to improve a story.