Digital Students - Who are they and how they learn

podcasting links
Finding a Podcast using iTunes
Examples : Talon Tales | Radio Willow Web | Flyers News Network

Weekly classroom news broadcast
Document a field trip
Record a class discussion
Share book reviews
Conduct interviews
Review curricular content

Process of creating a podcast involves
the writing process
communication skills (speaking and listening),
performance skills
critical thinking.

Choose from an iTunes radio station for listening while journaling or free-writing

Blogging - A blog is a user-generated website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order
blogging links |How to start a blog

Student Blog Examples: Sharing Cultures, Sharing Knowledge | Thoughts from 3A

• post short current events articles to invite students thoughts, reactions, and possible solutions
• post photos and ask students to create captions
• book discussions in the form of an online book club
• curriculum web sites and have them read and make responses
• communicate with another classroom
• react to teacher entries about what students are learning
• students make connections to how learning is relevant to them
• invite one student a day to post a summary of and their reflections on the day's learning
• observe the growth of plants or animals or keep records of science experiments
• record student kindnesses or good deeds
• let student write short reviews of books they are enjoying reading
• post a daily/weekly summary of the curriculum taught
• homework assignments
• a view of the class for parents
• list relevant class information
• provide a day-by-day description of a specific teaching unit
• time out of the classroom day to share with family and friends
• thoughts from the students in their classroom on any number of ideas
• how-to's on using specific technology programs in the curriculum
• create an ongoing portfolio of samples of student writing
• students express their opinions on topics you are studying in class
• ask parents to respond to what is being posted on the blog over the weekends

iLife Apple Education - Quick Tour

Digital tools for digital kids
Unleash students’ creative expression
Ignite student achievement

10 tips for capturing great video
How to guidelines
10 tips for capturing great photos

iLife Language Arts Lesson Gallery


What flickr hopes to do
* "We want to help people make their photos available to the people who matter to them. Flickr is the WD-40 that makes it easy to get photos from one person to another in whatever way you want. We want to enable new ways of organizing photos."

  • flickr in the classroom for literacy?
Organize your photos to share with your students' families ; family and friends could ask questions about the photos. Students would need to verbalize and explain content. Parents could fill out an at home assessment provided by the teacher of student's language skills at various stages in the school year.

Students can access photos in your classroom flickr account on any computer in the building or at home for writing assignemnts | Examples: Field Trip Photos, Current Event Photo, Writing a Caption to a Photo is a social bookmarking website
* the primary use of is to store your bookmarks online, which allows you to access the same bookmarks from any computer and add bookmarks from anywhere, too. On, you can use tags to organize and remember your bookmarks, which is a much more flexible system than folders. in the classroom for literacy?
  • Teacher can save sites for student access anywhere any time!
  • Students can post to classroom account.
  • Teacher can "assign" topics to research using educational web site content searching and students would locate and save sites that meet criteria to a page.
  • Reading from a website for meaning
  • Critical thinking skills