Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Literacy Special Interest - EPISODE #1 - NOTES



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Episode #1… “A Keeping Quilt for Literacy Education” - Featuring an exclusive interview with author, Patricia Polacco


In this episode:
1) Mark and Susanna Livingston discuss the SIG, Book Trailers, Using Patricia Polacco’s books in class, and more… Segment Starts @ 2:14

2) Short Takes: News and developments in Literacy Learning
a)
A next-generation digital book Segment Starts @ 11:27
b) The Power of Teaching Something You Know Nothing About Segment Starts @ 13:45

c) More than just a Writing Prompt / CREATIVE EDUCATOR magazine Segment Starts @16:28

3) Text to Voice Generators, a wonderful type of free Web 2.0 resource… and some related instructional practices… -  Segment Starts @ 19:08

4) Book Trailers, and some fantastic FREE resources related, to that… Segment Starts @ 23:25

5) Exclusive, in-depth Interview with author Patricia Polacco, one of the most beloved, accomplished, and well known young peoples’ authors… Ms. Polacco is the writer of some 80 books, including ‘The Keeping Quilt’, a very popular book in classrooms…. and beyond. Segment Starts @ 32:24
SUGGESTION: Download and listen to Episode #1 in iTunes to monitor segment start times!

Links:
1) Short Takes
2)  Text to Voice Generators
- ReadTheWords
http://www.readthewords.com/
- VOKI
http://www.voki.com/
  VOKI Avatars Used in Gura’s  EdTech Course Student Projects
  example 1 -
http://goldwatereslflow.blogspot.com/
  example 2 -
http://striveandthrive.blogspot.com/
  example 3 (scroll down) -
http://eslbeyond.blogspot.com/

3) Book Trailers Examples

- HouseonMangoStreetBookTrailer
http://youtu.be/tS3vCz2ZAuQ
- Found on YouTube… the book trailer “
THE GRAVES FAMILY GOES CAMPING, by Patricia Polacco”
http://youtu.be/TIqwbn2OOYs
3A) Book Trailer Resources
- Book Trailers for All
 
http://booktrailersforall.com/
- Origins of BFTS (book trailers for all… presentation will launch loud music)
http://prezi.com/aujzpy9nk4ly/origins-of-btfa/ 
- *How to Make a Book Trailer
http://www.booktrailersforreaders.com/How+to+make+a+book+trailer
- How to Make a Book Trailer
http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2010/01/guest-blog-week-how-to-make-book.html

- (8 ½ minute YouTube Video) Free Course -  How to Make a Book Trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0kkmwAyOvE
- ANIMOTO http://animoto.com/

There’s a great deal more 'How To' info on making Booktrailers to be found online!
4) PATRICIA POLACCO
    
http://www.patriciapolacco.com/


CONTACT LINKS:



- Host, Mark Gura’s blog www.markgura.blogspot.com

- Literacy Special Interest Group links: http://siglit.iste.wikispaces.net/HOME+PAGE


http://www.iste-community.org/group/siglit


http://www.iste.org/connect/special-interest-groups/sig-directory/siglit.aspx


- Contact the Literacy Special Interest PODCAST:    literacyspecialinterestgroup@gmail.com
ISTE is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching by advancing the effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education. You can learn more about becoming an ISTE member at www.iste.org/join
COMING SOON… Episode # 2, featuring an insightful interview with young peoples’ author T.A. Barron – author of the Merlin Series of Novels. http://www.tabarron.com/

2 comments:

  1. How lucky was I to stumble upon your first podcast! I loved it! (No more exclamation points, promise! :))

    Have listened to it two times, so far, and am anxious to be able to share it with the teachers I work with in Phoenix, AZ.

    Will also be including it in our webshow..The Mini-Geek Fest. http://hnyctt.me/Mini-geekfestLogin
    Looking forward to episode #2. Thanks....

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