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MINDS ON MEDIA
Participants - Read This!
Schedule & Layout
Adobe Youth Voices
Google in the Classroom
Photography & Photo Editing
Drilling Down Digitally
Cultivate Critical Thinking - Hyperstudio
Ministry Licensed Media On Demand
Drilling Down Digitally
Drilling Down Digitally - Facilitating Today's Learner
Barbara McLaughlin - Ottawa Carleton District School Board
Participants will learn the fundamental skills needed to use Voicethread, and related language-rich software such as Bitstrips and Comic Life, to facilitate deep understandings. The goal of this learning experience is to provide hands-on inquiry, reflections on practice and resources that access some K-12 Higher Order Thinking connections.
But Wait, There's More
Continue the Conversation at Friday's Bird's of a Feather - come and share your ideas about how these accessible tools can be used for differentiation, demonstration of understanding, motivating reluctant and new language learners, critical thinking and assessing for/as/of learning.
What You Need to Bring
Images (don't worry, we'll help you find some if you don't have any)
That's it! Oh, and maybe a little sprinkle of collaboration and fun.
Barbara and Richard
The Writing Process
The Digital Writing Process
Drafting – text-driven
Revising – grammar, text
Hand in/read to peers
Minimal feedback at this point except for evaluation.
Storyboard templates – Comic Life
Script – Comic Life, Bitstrips
Collaboration – multi learning styles
Writing (Media Construction)
Manipulate images, avatars, Visual Language, text bubbles to make meaning (Comic Life, Bitstrips)
Pose questions, respond, present (Voicethreads)
Revise (images, frames, gutters)
Feedback (Bitstrips, Voicethreads)
Edit - colours, shading, fills (Comic Life, Bitstrips)
Publish to web, video, print
Feedback – web comments
The Writing Process.doc
How to create a Voicethread Account (thanks to
In the top-right hand corner click on
On the left-hand side, click on
Complete the form -
MAKE SURE TO USE YOUR SCHOOL E-MAIL ADDRESS
view upgrade options
" on the right-hand side
on the left
Click the link for "
Scroll down to the bottom-right and the click the grey "
Complete the form
Check your mail for the "Verification link" or do that sometime in the next day or so.
Click on the
tab at the top and you are all set.
for the following.
Prensky has a great discussion of verbs (aka Bloom's) vs nouns (aka The Tools)
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"