backchannel & notetaking

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This is a presentation for my MILI class on how to use social bookmarking tools and backchannel tools in notetaking.

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  • 1. Notetaking & the Backchannel:
    Note & microblogging applications

2. Notetaking
One way to help avoid plagiarism is notetaking
Notetaking & paraphrasing tips (Safe Practices from Purdue OWL):
In your notes, always mark someone else's words with a big Q, for quote, or use big quotation marks
Indicate in your notes which ideas are taken from sources with a big S, and which are your own insights (ME)
When information comes from sources, record relevant documentation in your notes (book and article titles; URLs on the Web)
3. Notetaking
Social bookmarking tools (like Delicious) can help with notetaking
Take notes as you bookmark
Diigo has more storing/notetaking options than Delicious
4. Diigo www.diigo.com
5. Diigo educator accounts
6. 7. Diigo highlighting notes
8. Diigo highlighting notes
9. Diigo sticky notes
10. Diigo sticky notes
11. Diigo capture
12. Diigo groups
13. Need more notetaking - Evernote
14. Notetaking with the backchannel
The backchannel?
Side-bar discussions in a classroom or during conferences or meetings.
Can these conversations add to the discussion?
Utilizing the backchannel can help with notetaking
40% of classroom lecture/discussion is captured in average students notes. Backchannel is like taking notes together.
15. What captures the backchannel?
Microblogging platforms
Microblogging - Posting small pieces of information - commentary, links, photos - on the internet.
Most microblogging services limit characters
Can help students with summarizing and paraphrasing. How do you concisely say what you need to in 140 characters?
Paraphrasing also helps them not plagiarize
16. Microblogging in education
Can use Twitter, but know that Twitter has two privacy settings either public or private. No in between.
Two tools may be better for the classroom:
TodaysMeet
Edmodo
17. TodaysMeet
18. TodaysMeet room
19. TodaysMeet wrap-up
Easiest platform to use
No account or login needed
Because you only need the link, anyone with the link could technically enter the room.
No privacy controls
20. Edmodo
21. 22. Edmodo wrap-up
Class management: upload files, calendar, assignments, create polls, etc.
Students do need to login, but dont need an email address.
As the teacher you can get notifications when anything occurs in Edmodo.
This is a private tool, only those you allow in are allowed.
23. Microblogging guidelines
Create guidelines for class microblogging:
Grade what they type?
Do they need to use proper grammar?
When quoting things, put a capital Q at the beginning
If paraphrasing or summarizing, link to it
Participation counts, so participate
Any misuse of the tool will have consequences
Outline guidelines before you begin
Carry through with misuse of guidelines
24. Microblogging rubrics
Create rubrics to use with microblogging, it can be something that is graded
Use rubrics even as simple as this for participation:
This and other rubrics linked under Month 6
25. Why microblogging?
Group notes can help students
Notes remain in the cloud and can be revisited
Introducing blogging/chatting, with guidelines, helps students realize how online tools can be utilized for their education
26. Between now and our meeting
Sign up for a Diigo account BEFORE our in-person meeting
Register your account to be an Educator account
Blog your thoughts about notetaking, either by yourself or with others, in the cloud. How can this enhance your classroom?
Links to everything is under MONTH 6!
27. Next meeting dates/times
Sanford
Monday, January 10, 2011, 4:45-6:45pm
South
Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 4-6pm
Southwest
Thursday, January 20, 2011, 4-6pm