Drilling Down Digitally - Facilitating Today's Learner

Barbara McLaughlin - Ottawa Carleton District School Board

http://reflectiveleadings.blogspot.com

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

A laptop
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

Pre-Writing
Brainstorm
Graphic organizers
Collaboration


Writing
Drafting – text-driven


Post-Writing
Revising – grammar, text
Peer/self edit
Hand in/read to peers
Minimal feedback at this point except for evaluation.
Pre-Writing
Brainstorm
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)
Post-Writing
Revise (images, frames, gutters)
Feedback (Bitstrips, Voicethreads)
Edit - colours, shading, fills (Comic Life, Bitstrips)
Publish to web, video, print
Feedback – web comments



How to create a Voicethread Account (thanks to http://njea-hth-2010.wikispaces.com/Voicethread+for+Collaborations)
  1. Go to http://voicethread.com/
  2. In the top-right hand corner click on Register
  3. On the left-hand side, click on Register
  4. Complete the form - MAKE SURE TO USE YOUR SCHOOL E-MAIL ADDRESS
  5. Click "view upgrade options" on the right-hand side
  6. Click on K-12 on the left
  7. Click the link for "Single Educator"
  8. Scroll down to the bottom-right and the click the grey "Apply" button
  9. Complete the form
  10. Check your mail for the "Verification link" or do that sometime in the next day or so.
  11. Click on the My Voice tab at the top and you are all set.


https://voicethread.com/#q.b783731.i4388174

http://voicethread.com/?#u988209

http://ocdsbvoicethread.wikispaces.com/

http://voicethread.com/



Voicethread Manual

Assessment (Comments)

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Bitstrips

Comic Life

Resources

Additional Resources:
  1. http://digitallyspeaking.pbworks.com/Voicethread
  2. http://voicethread4education.wikispaces.com/
  3. http://www.pageflakes.com/techieteacher/20554289
  4. http://njea-hth-2010.wikispaces.com/Voicethread+for+Collaborations

Thanks to Andrew Churches for the following.

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Prensky has a great discussion of verbs (aka Bloom's) vs nouns (aka The Tools)

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