CONTENT AREA TOOLS & SOCIAL BOOKMARKING

Session: February 16, 2010

Class Goal/Objective for Session 5:

  • In this class session, class participants will explore social bookmarking as a collaborative 21st Century classroom tool and explore web sites that offer ideas for integrating technology into their content area lessons.

Quote for the Session:

"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."~ Alvin Toffler, American futurist
Links Used:

Activities for Objective:

  • Bit Strips Sharing: Share either a Bit Strip you created or that your students created. Link or image on your communication/collaboration page of Wiki.
  • Share Individual Wikispace/Portfolio Requirements from Each Week (Link on left)
  • Teacher Tube Video: Watch the Teacher Tube Video Clip above on Social Bookmarking
  • Activity: Delicious BookMarking Activity (below)
  • Content Area Web Sites: Links are above
  • Continue With Wikispace Portfolio: Add pages for Social Bookmarking & Content Area Tools (requirements below)

  1. Log in to Delicious: http://delicious.com social-bookmarking.jpg
    1. Create an account in Delicious and add delicious tools to your toolbar (we will do this together in class) Handout: Delicious Bookmarking.doc
    2. Search for 21st Century Skills information in Delicious
    3. Bookmark and Tag items for saving
    4. Class Tag: EDUC699
    5. Begin bookmarking three (3) sites for each of the 21st Century Skills Categories: (Core Subjects, Learning & Innovation, Info/Media/Tech Skills, Life & Career Skills)
  2. Navigate to the site YOU created for this class: (your initials and Doane)
    1. Add Two Pages to Your Wikispace Portfolio:
      1. Social Bookmarking Page
      2. Content Area Tools Page

    2. Social Bookmarking Page: (add the information below)
      1. Link to YOUR Delicious bookmarks page
      2. Description in your own words of Social Bookmarking (this can be a summary of the Common Craft Video on this page)
      3. Application: How you are going to use this in your lesson planning/curriculum work/classroom/subject area description/lesson idea
      4. 21st Century Skill Addressed: Use your framework provided the first night or the 21st Century Partnership site
      5. Video Widget of Social Bookmarking from Teacher Tube or YouTube
      6. Reflection on Social Bookmarking: What do you think of this tool? How will you use it? Have you used it before or is this something new?

    3. Content Area Tools Page: (add the information below)
      1. Link to the Tool Used
      2. Short summary of how the tool was used (3 to 4 sentences is plenty)
      3. Application: How you are going to use this in your lesson planning/curriculum work/classroom/subject area description/lesson idea
      4. 21st Century Skill Addressed: Use your framework provided the first night or the 21st Century Partnership site
      5. Include a picture or image on the page related to the subject area
      6. Reflection: Take a lesson your currently teach and incorporate and idea or web site from the content area sites shared, the stuff to share link or another tool we have used in class. Reflect on how things went: Did the lesson take longer? Did the students enjoy the new idea/tool/site? How did it go? What would you do different? Will you continue using the tool/idea/site in the future? Why/Why Not?


Assignment for Next Week:

  • Finish up on the two pages of your Wikispace above
  • Article Reading-Reflection for Class is due: The article or TED Talk (http://www.ted.com/) by one of the following: Marc Prensky, Ian Jukes, Sir Ken Robinson, or Dan Pink is due next week. This should be included on a page in your Wikispace Portfolio.
  • Take a lesson your currently teach and incorporate an idea or web site from the content area sites shared, the stuff to share link or another tool we have used in class. Reflect on how things went on the Content Tools Page of YOUR Wiki: Did the lesson take longer? Did the students enjoy the new idea/tool/site? How did it go? What would you do different? Will you continue using the tool/idea/site in the future? Why/Why Not?