As part of the Media Literacy Strand students are expected “to create a variety of media texts for different purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions and techniques” (Ontario Language Curriculum 1-8, 2006). What technology tools are available to Ontario students and teachers to meet this expectation and to publish research results? What knowledge and skills are needed to use these tools and what does a process of media creation look like? What are the alternatives to a book report or a power point presentation?
This session responds to these questions and more, as well as provides an opportunity to gain some experience with various Ministry licensed computer programs.
Audience: Junior and Intermediate
- Danuta’s webinar wiki
- Robert Marzano’s High Yield Strategies
- Educational Origami blog: Bloom’s and ICT
- Jamie McKenzie’s blog: Beyond cut and paste
- Language learning info for kids: BrainPOP
- Non-fiction writing resources: WRDSB Library Learning Commons
- Tech4Learning: How to Animate a Character in Frames 5, Frames 5 Resources, Connect & Share
- Scholastic: 25 Book Report Alternatives, How to Write a Book Review, Submit a Review
- SMCDSB TLLP Project: Critical Literacy sample projects
- Book trailers: Sample 1, Sample 2, Sample 3, Sample 4 (created by librarian)
- Nancy Keane’s Booktalks
- Bitstrips: main site, blog with ideas and samples
- Ontario Ministry of Education licensed software – OSAPAC