Updated August 29, 2013
Page author: Houghton
List of Chapters
Topic: Web Processing
An Overview of the Introduction
to Web Composition
Breakaway Literacies. (Read next section "Exploring Composition and the Elements of the Digital Palette", stopping at the section titled "The Explosion of the Literacy Palette's Capacity for Understanding")
Copyright and Multimedia Policy , "Fair Use" does not apply to the Web, NC's Department of Public Instruction (3)
Read (NCTE) Position Statement on Teaching, Learning, and Assessing Writing in Digital Environments.
Text in searching, The Information Pyramid
Touch typing tutorials, Keyboarding for Kids; Touch Typing Study; ENSE Lab
Text as used in word processing
Text as used in outlining and graphic organizers
Text as used in databases, Database Study Tutorial
Text as used in spreadsheets, Spreadsheet Study Tutorial
Text used in texting, Twitter, wikis, & blogging
Text as web site composition: EverWeb; Google Sites.
Text used in URL shortening services (e.g., bit.ly, goo.gl)
Text from sensors (a single measurement period every 30 minutes from my year round garden sensors which accumulates and gets analyzed in Excel)
Text as programming and text commenting within a computer programming (see Web Turtle below)
Text as cross-device notetaking (e.g., SimpleNote, OneNote, EverNote)
Methods for Off-line browsing: Need to Show Web Pages and
Don't Have Internet Access? (1)
"Calamity day" Web services (USA Today news story addressing school closings for all kinds of reasons) (1)
Optional readings, examples & activities
Get the basic Lego Robotics robot completed and brought to class, which means following the manual through page 23. I strongly encourage you to put the robot in a separate bag so that when parts fall off you've got them in easy place to find and reattach them. An old backpack, large purse or other container with a zipper and big enough to hold the completed robot is ideal. If you need to borrow something I've got some old shoulder bags, contact me.
Add relevant Web links to the Powerpoint and Blog posting created and submitted for the last chapter. See the related assignment submission links in Blackboard.
Complete the introduction to computer programming using the Web Turtle web site and submit the assignment in Blackboard.
IN CLASS NEXT WEEK. What is a team? Read/explore how this "problem finding" system expands the wonderweb idea. How does it work? Q2A: Building on the Wonder Web In-class activity. - Question2Answer site: register and study. The site extends the WonderWall idea to the digital universe, with the potential to connect classrooms to the community outside their walls. Homework: ask a question related to chapter two. We are going to put a link to a question of yours at in a posting at your blog site. In class teams will work on responding to each other's questions (where possible).
Preparation and Assignments Due for Next Meeting
Do the readings.
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Optional - Course Management Sites
Blackboard is but one of many online course management systems, which is generally not used in K12 schools because of its more expensive licensing fees. For
comparison, you can read about other forms of online course management.