LearnNC has put out another collection of lesson plans that will work well for Global Scholars. These lessons can be found here: http://blogs.learnnc.org/blog/2009/01/21/new-world-cultures-lesson-plans-incorporating-multimedia/

There are 4 lessons on this page, 3 of which fit elementary curriculum very well:

  • Comparing pottery traditions from around the world
  • “Motor Car and Galimoto” An intercultural lesson in pragmatism, creativity, and perseverance, in which students read about a young boy in Malawi, Africa, and his quest to gather wire in order to make a toy car
  • Studying ecosystems in the mountains in Nepal

LearnNC has an ever growing collection of  lesson plans that incorporate rich multimedia from around the world. Right now they have 19 lessons with more on the way. You will find the lessons here: http://www.learnnc.org/search?project_ID=20&ed_type=lesson+plan,teacher%27s+guide.

The lessons all make use of LearnNCs rich collection of multimedia from around the world which can be found here: http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/4162.

Information Fluency Meets Web 2.0 by Joyce Valenza and Ken Rodoff

All I can say is WOW!!!

I want to be a librarian after seeing this presentation. Joyce has so much positive energy and is taking things in a direction I want to go with speed and momentum that I feel tugging me along.

Resources from session, on information fluency

and Great Resources on New Tools

Weave web 2.0 and info lit on funky loom… with threads of the old country…

old threads include the information fluency > information fluency needs to be in the classroom now not just the library…

ISTE NETS S refresh

horizon = social networking and creating content…

starfish and spider, bk re no leader

stone soup metaphor of collaboration
but what about the soldiers??

>Accessing information

We must guide students to good resources, so
>Create pathfinders> use wiki pathfinders >allow all to participate and add to, students and teachers

[look at coopersmith research re what terms in library people understand]

>link to google directory….

>clusty can help with search when you don’t have the vocab

>oercommons.org > check this for resources

etc…….. check links above

A few ideas to capitalize on web 2.0 and online collaboration tools

>students maintain blog in voice of character as you read, maybe teacher take role too..
>have opinion and back it up with ‘evidence’ from text…
>post comments to other characters in voice of your character…
>make avatar for character

[check learnerblogs.com]

>define expectations for blogging early, set norms, define traits of good post and good comment

[check bibme.com]

>Use copyleft and creative commons stuff for student projects, students are continually confused about what it is OK to use and not use…

I now have a personal goal to build an avatar for wikispaces, etc — tektek dream avatar tool?

[check out social networking in NING]

>require citation and use of online databases in projects

info at http://groups.google.com/group/wpves-tiger-tidbits

things to think about

svideo converter
good lighting – studio lighting
headphone splitter
wideangle lens

computer and monitor for script

play video or something at end – reward

use as positive behavior support