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2015-Beyond the Core

Web Literacy Map Version 1.5: Read, Write, and Participate for a Better Web

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Presenter: W. Ian O’Byrne, J. Greg McVerry
Location: Charleston, SC


Presentation Description: The World Wide Web has become this generation’s defining technology for literacy. This technology facilitates access to an unlimited amount of online information in a participatory learning space. Multiple theories and years of research have investigated the literacy practices in these online and hybrid spaces. Yet, as early adopters, history’s first generation of “always connected” individuals do not have the knowledge and skills to critically explore, build, and connect online. Simply stated, students are often not provided with opportunities in school to practice the web literacies necessary to read, write, and participate on the web. The Mozilla Foundation and community of volunteers have worked to address this paradox by creating a Web Literacy Map. These efforts seek not to simply understand the web but to empower adolescents to help build a better open web.


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My blog is available at wiobyrne.com

2015 2015-Stories of Connection

Social Annotations: Collaborative Online Reading

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Presenter: Paul Allison
Location: New York City


Presentation Description: For a few years, teachers in the New York City Writing Project and teachers whose students post and comment on Youth Voices have been using online annotation to move students toward critical careful reading, and we have learned how public, online annotation can add collaborative reading to the mix. Recently, we’ve been taking a a closer look at three text-commenting tools: 1) Hypothes.is https://hypothes.is, 2) NowComment https://nowcomment.com, and 3) Lit Genius http://lit.genius.com and beta.genius. We invite you to join us in this inquiry. We are proposing that we ask about the affordances of each of these tools and work them with other teachers, with our students, and with different types of texts.

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Youth Voices – http://youthvoices.net
Teachers Teaching Teachers – http://edtechtalk.com/ttt

2014 2014-Stories for Learning

Augmenting Interest in Reading with Augmented Reality

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Presenter: Kyle Dunbar
Location: Alexandria, VA USA

Presentation Description: Through screencasts, presentation tools and videos of interviews with teachers and students, I will share examples of students creating videos about books they are reading that are linked through the Augmented Reality app Aurasma. Viewers will hear about students drafting their videos, recording their videos, linking their videos, and watching each other’s videos using the Aurasma app. Teachers and students will share how creating these augmented reality apps have encouraged reading in their classrooms, helped students find books they want to read and has sparked an interest in presenting books in new and interesting ways. Teachers and students will also give advice about the best ways to use augmented reality in the classroom as well as make suggestions about how you can use Aurasma in your classroom or school library.

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TLP Project

Seeing Auras, Through Aurasma, That Is!

2011 2011-Level Up

What Can Be Done in Just 60 Seconds?

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Presenter: Julia Osteen
Location: Norcross, GA, USA
Twitter: @josteen

Presentation Title: What Can Be Done in Just 60 Seconds?

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What can be done in just 60 seconds?

empty a trash can
reply to an email
wipe spots off a mirror
cut a loose string off your clothing
OR – empower a generation!

The 60 second recap video site attempts to do just that. Their mission? To make the great works of literature accessible, relevant and irresistible to today’s teens. But the site does not stop there. It also invites a greater conversation and participation into the realm of global contribution for the purpose of education.

Sure, we want kids to get excited about reading but we also want kids to get other kids excited about reading. Find out how one teacher has used someone else’s great idea to empower her students further as readers, writers, and contributors to the greater conversation.

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