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Using Educational Blogs to Teach U.S. History

I recently wrapped up two rounds of a research study and a series of articles in collaboration with John Lee that focused on the integration of an educational blog as the primary instructional tool in a high school U.S. history classroom.  It was apparent to me that the teachers I worked with in professional development workshops or met at professional conferences often reserved creative and engaging uses of technology for their brightest students.  Lower level students would have few…See More
Jan 17, 2012
Meghan Manfra posted a blog post

Using Educational Blogs to Teach U.S. History

I recently wrapped up two rounds of a research study and a series of articles in collaboration with John Lee that focused on the integration of an educational blog as the primary instructional tool in a high school U.S. history classroom.  It was apparent to me that the teachers I worked with in professional development workshops or met at professional conferences often reserved creative and engaging uses of technology for their brightest students.  Lower level students would have few…See More
Jan 14, 2012
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McKenna's NLC talk

Dr. McKenna drew attention to the "uneasy transitions" involving technological innovations.He traced several trends: 1. drive towards intertextuality2. tech invites nonlineraity (e.g. website front page and text book page)3. tech extends the limits of print (e.g. periodic table)4. tech invites multimodality (e.g. harry potter effect)5. tech facilitates "encyclopedic drive" (e.g. wikipedia)6. tech challenges trad epistemology (e.g co-construction of knowledge from multiple sources)7. tech…See More
Nov 11, 2011
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Will new literacy collaboratives faciliate interdisciplinary study? An example from STEM: Global climate change education

--- This blog post was adapted from an on-going project I am working on with Dr. Gail Jones and Dr. Sarah Carrier in the College of Education. We welcome your ideas and comments. ---STEM education continues to dominate national curriculum initiatives. (For instance, the Obama administration’s Race to the Top competition, which will distribute $4.35 billion in education stimulus money to…See More
Aug 9, 2010
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Will new literacy collaboratives faciliate interdisciplinary study? An example from STEM: Global climate change education

--- This blog post was adapted from an on-going project I am working on with Dr. Gail Jones and Dr. Sarah Carrier in the College of Education. We welcome your ideas and comments. ---STEM education continues to dominate national curriculum initiatives. (For instance, the Obama administration’s Race to the Top competition, which will distribute $4.35 billion in education stimulus money to…See More
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New Literacies Institute - Online Comprehension "digging deeper" with Julie Coiro and Don Leu

Coiro & Leu provided strategies & resources for working with students in a 1:1 laptop environment to enhance on-line reading comprehension. They argue that teaching students on-line comprehension skills can improve off-line [text-based] literacy. They propose 3 phases for Internet reciprocal teaching (IRT): (1) Teacher Led Instruction; (2) Collaborative Modeling; (3) Online Inquiry.How can I use this info?In my research:Train student leaders in participating classrooms, e.g. digital…See More
Jul 14, 2009
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Using Educational Blogs to Teach U.S. History

I recently wrapped up two rounds of a research study and a series of articles in collaboration with John Lee that focused on the integration of an educational blog as the primary instructional tool in a high school U.S. history classroom.  It was apparent to me that the teachers I worked with in professional development workshops or met at professional conferences often reserved creative and engaging uses of technology for their brightest students.  Lower level students would have few…

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Posted on January 14, 2012 at 8:17am

McKenna's NLC talk

Dr. McKenna drew attention to the "uneasy transitions" involving technological innovations.

He traced several trends:

1. drive towards intertextuality

2. tech invites nonlineraity (e.g. website front page and text book page)

3. tech extends the limits of print (e.g. periodic table)

4. tech invites multimodality (e.g. harry potter effect)

5. tech facilitates "encyclopedic drive" (e.g. wikipedia)

6. tech challenges trad epistemology (e.g co-construction of…

Continue

Posted on November 11, 2011 at 12:22pm

Will new literacy collaboratives faciliate interdisciplinary study? An example from STEM: Global climate change education

--- This blog post was adapted from an on-going project I am working on with Dr. Gail Jones and Dr. Sarah Carrier in the College of Education. We welcome your ideas and comments. ---



STEM education continues to dominate national curriculum initiatives. (For instance, the Obama administration’s…
Continue

Posted on August 9, 2010 at 2:30pm

New Literacies Institute - Online Comprehension "digging deeper" with Julie Coiro and Don Leu

Coiro & Leu provided strategies & resources for working with students in a 1:1 laptop environment to enhance on-line reading comprehension. They argue that teaching students on-line comprehension skills can improve off-line [text-based] literacy. They propose 3 phases for Internet reciprocal teaching (IRT): (1) Teacher Led Instruction; (2) Collaborative Modeling; (3) Online Inquiry.



How can I use this info?

In my research:

Train student leaders… Continue

Posted on July 14, 2009 at 12:00pm

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