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How to Use This Wiki for Ed 213, Ed 214, and Ed 314/316

You have two major wikis to use in these classes. The literacymethods wiki contains content, and lots of it. It includes a lot of topics related to literacy, as might be expected, and it also contains information about many creative/art-based projects. There is a significant element of technology here, too. Just look at the list of pages to see the kinds of information you can find here. Think of it as your own personal Wikipedia. You are invited to add information that will benefit your colleagues and your teachers. This is our semioticstextbook, and your voice can be part of it.

The other wiki is your portfolio wiki. This is where you document what you have done in class, whether it is reflections, art works, thoughts, etc. You need a FREE account from wikispaces.com in order to fully edit your page. PLEASE MAKE SURE ANYTHING YOU UPLOAD HAS A UNIQUE NAME (E.G., YOUR NAME AND THE TOPIC). Otherwise, if someone else uploads a picture or document with the same name, it will replace yours and you will be frustrated.

Here are links to your portfolio wikis.

Ed 213 Children's Literature Portfolio Wiki

http://ed213portfoliosfall2014.wikispaces.com/home= =

Ed 214 Arts in the Elementary Classroom Portfolio Wiki

http://ed214fall2014.wikispaces.com/homeWiki, Fall 2015==

Ed 314 Portfolio Wiki

http://ed314316fall2014.wikispaces.com/home== ==

New Stuff

Check out this neat article on lthe value of letting your mind wander....sometimes!

The Ohio Resource Center is a great place to find teacher resources:

Check out ideas for making instruments and making music with young children. This is a classic example of emergent curriculum: If the link doesn't work (and it probably won't.) , please cut and paste until I fix it.

And check this out if you are looking for information re: The Third Grade Guarantee. The info will help you understand the intent and impact of TGG in Ohio School's and will also provide you with solid reading strategies, assessment tools, instructional idea and more all aligned with with Ohio's ELA and Common Core Standards.

Tobie and I are working on a grant and we found an interesting document on how to write a good grant. It's posted under "Grant Writing" on this wiki.

There's a new page called "Standardized Testing Issues" that has a couple of interesting articles in relation to the inaccuracy of standardized tests.

Emergent Curriculum
What? You mean every learning experience is not necessarily planned in advance???? Take a look at the video overview. How would you describe an emergent We think that an emergent curriculum can be powerful in a university setting. What do you think? Can you think of a time you learned deeply because a teacher or other person supported your intellectual, social, emotional or other interests? Did the environment matter? Were relationships influential? Was it necessary for you to finish what you started, even if your interests moved elsewhere?

The Bed Brigade!

The Bed Brigade, a mission of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Grove City, is an effort to give beds to those who don't have a bed to call their own in the Central Ohio area.

Below is the link to the St. John's Bed Brigade website which explains further the mission and purpose of this effort and includes reflections and pictures of those that have been touched by this ministry.


At this link, you can find the national movement for the Bed Brigade and how providing for low-income children can benefit them in terms of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, aggression and delinquency.


Education 214 is making and donating blankets, sheets, pillows, and other miscellaneous items that we can donate to this cause!

What's New and Different!

We post new things here for you to explore. Later they get placed on pages within the wiki (sometimes even their very own page), so they will always be available to you.

QR Codes
How to make business cards with QR codes that allow people easy access to a website.

Pi(e) Day
Information about pi and pie!!

The World Needs More Love Letters...Campus Cursive....what do you think?

I tripped upon this link today. There is no campus cursive group anywhere in Ohio. What do you think?
More love...more letters

You may find something worthwhile for your classroom on Edmodo.
Edmodo's Top Twenty Sites

It's talk like a teacher day

Strive to have meaningful conversations with your students every day. Here's an article to help you think about how you can support language development, communicate clearly and effectively, and avoid some common pitfalls of "teacher talk."Teacher Talk Learner Talk

More on talk in the classroom

Do you enjoy conversations? Discussions?

Do you believe with all your heart that talk in the classroom is important to the curriculum?

Are you interested in what children have to say?

Are you willing to become more aware of your own speech habits so that your communication with your students will not be hampered by unconscious obstacles? (I’m still working on 3 challenges: interrupting, interjecting, and anticipating!)

Do you see the connections between thinking and talking?

What if your students do not speak the standard, more widely accepted English that would ease their way through the myriad social, school, and work situations, ahead of them?

What do motivating teachers do? Enjoy discussions, use humor, draw on personal experiences, keep open minds, invite students to teach the teacher

Dedicate a place in your classroom to be beautiful space or a funny or a calming space.

Share an online "Picture of the Day. Make time to talk with the children about they see in the photo? What’s happening” How does the photo make your feel
If the person in this picture could talk, what would he or she say?

Make believe you are in the picture? What do you see? Smell? Hear? How to you feel?

Current events space

Collections space....

Sharing…teacher as sharer

When students are speaking…natural voice, can you be heard, are you looking as us, did you organize your talk, do you know what your want to say, did you make your talk interesting?

I wonder….I wonder if caterpillars know that they are going to turn into butterflies: I wonder if the ocean freezes?

Here's an instant poem to complete:

I used to...
But now I....

I used to...
But now... I

I used to...
But now I.....

Rabbits and Cheeses and Hares…Oh My!



What difference does a word make? Vocabulary! Vocabulary! Vocabulary!

When you begin your field experience next month, you may find that your cooperating teacher has a strong way of building the students' vocabulary both in terms of academic language words like compare, contrast, synthesize, analyze, organize, replicate, etc. and rich content vocabulary (terms like genus, incubation, atmosphere, monarchy), Please spend some of your time in the field figuring out useful ways to expand the students' vocabulary even more while you are in the classroom. vocabulary building might be a juicy topic for your research project. Please see Education Week article linked below.

lMore words, please!!!!!

Hunk and Chunk with Phonic Dance

While learning about the Orton-Gillingham Approach to Reading, a teaching friend told me about The Phonics Dance, which is a pretty motivating, way to teach explicit phonics for word decoding.

One to watch right now:

Try Googling Phonics Dance. You will find a ton of resources!

Draw a Stick Person Interactive Stories

There is something irresistible about drawing a stick person who becomes animated and involved in life-threatening situations. Possibilities abound for teaching story structure, vocabulary, predicting, comprehension and more!


We've added a page for FORMS.

Leveling Books lots of good information, shared with 314/316 by our OSU grad crew.

Interview with Nancie Atwell!

Portfolio Wikis

Education 314 and 316

Spring 2013:

Education 214


Creativity Crises article (Daily Beast), or why this course is really important!

Grant Writing

Look on our Grant Writing page for information on grant writing from Capital University's Meaghan Ventura.


We have a new page! Tinkering is a great joy in life and also a great way to learn.

Call Me Maybe

Get to know Capital's services through this great video!

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Your Personal Literacy Coach

Navigating This Wiki

To the right are the navigation tools. You can use the search box to find any word or phrase that you like. Below that is a list of pages in this wiki. Finally, below the page list is a tag cloud of tags for each page. Feel free to add tags to wiki pages.

For iPad users who can't see the navigation to the right, here is the list of pages:

  1. Addressing the Needs of All Students
  2. Advice for Students in Ed 214
  3. Alternatives to Standard Writing Genres
  4. Animation
  5. Appalachian Culture
  6. Arduino
  7. Assessment Without Tears
  8. Authority and Power in the Classroom
  9. Bach, J.S.
  10. Backward Design
  11. Ballad Projects
  12. Baseball Cards
  13. Basketweaving
  14. Beading
  15. Big Data RFL
  16. Bluegrass
  17. Blues
  18. Books That Involve Music
  19. Botany and Fencing
  20. bouziddihyacatchupexam
  21. Bricolage and a Bricoleur
  22. Bully Writing
  23. Calligraphy
  24. Cambourne's Conditions for Learning
  25. Capital University
  26. Capital University Education Alumni Page!
  27. Capital University Student Teacher Handbook
  28. Cardboard
  29. Carnival Poetry
  30. Celtic Knots
  31. Children of the Code
  32. Children's Literature
  33. Children's Writing
  34. Choice Words
  35. Choose Your Own Adventure
  36. Choral Reading
  37. Cigar Box Instruments
  38. Classroom Drama
  39. Classroom Management
  40. Claymation
  41. Coding
  42. Cognitive Theory
  43. Comic Strips and Books
  44. Composer Scavenger Hunt
  45. Comprehension
  46. Computer Aided Design
  47. Crafty Connections
  48. Creative Tools (online apps)
  49. Creativity
  50. Critical Thinking
  51. Dictionaries
  52. Digging Deeper with Benjamin Bloom
  53. Disco and Rainbows
  54. Domestic Violence Shelter Project
  55. Draw a Stick Person
  56. Dream Flags
  57. Duct Tape
  58. Early Childhood
  59. Ed 214 survey
  60. Ed 214 Syllabus
  61. Ed 214 Topics
  62. Ed 314 and 316 self assessment
  63. Ed 314 and 316 Survey
  64. Ed 314 and 316 Syllabus
  65. Ed 314 Topics Fall 2014
  66. Ed 315 Math
  67. Ed 371 Creative Project
  68. Ed 371 FAQ
  69. Ed 371 Final
  70. Ed 371 Reading for Learning
  71. Editing
  72. Education Logo
  73. Effective Parent-Teacher Communication
  74. Eight Page Book
  75. Emergent Curriculum
  76. English Language Learners
  77. Envelope Puppets
  78. Environmental Print
  79. Etymology
  80. Feedback for Students
  81. Field Placement Form
  82. Fill in the Blank Writing
  83. First Day in the Classroom
  84. Flash Dance at Columbus Public Library
  85. Flat Juliette's Visit to Capital
  86. Fluency
  87. Foodie Fridays
  88. Forms
  89. Funds of Knowledge
  90. Gakology
  91. Grammar
  92. Grant Writing
  93. Greek
  94. Halliday's Theory of Language
  95. Handwriting
  96. Health Education
  97. Hockey and Superheroes
  98. home
  99. Imaginative Education
  100. Instructables
  101. Interactive Whiteboards
  102. Ish
  103. Jarel Francis
  104. Job Seeking
  105. Journal Writing
  106. Junior Pedagogy Spring 2014
  107. Ken Robinson
  108. Kinesthetic Movement Songs
  109. KWL Charts
  110. Language Development
  111. Language Registers
  112. Learning How to Learn
  113. Lee and Grant ideas
  114. Letter to Teacher
  115. Literacy Development
  116. Making books
  117. Math and Beauty
  118. Metacognition
  119. Motivation
  120. Music Education Advocacy
  121. Music Teaching Standards Project
  122. Music Tools
  123. Music Visualization
  124. Musical Instruments from Recycled Materials
  125. My Story
  126. National Anthem Project
  127. No, David!
  128. Noam Chomsky
  129. Ohio Standards
  130. Online class survey
  131. Oogoo
  132. Open Educational Resources
  133. Opera
  134. Opera 2010!
  135. Passing the Praxis PLT
  136. Patterns
  137. Pedagogy Placement Form
  138. Pep Talks from Tobie
  139. Persuasive Songs
  140. Phonemic Awareness
  141. Phonics
  142. Pi(e)
  143. Planning Short Term and Long Term for Learning
  144. Play Party Songs
  145. Poetry
  146. Portfolio wikis
  147. Presidential Poetry
  148. Progress on Our New Classroom
  149. Punctuation
  150. Pysanky
  151. QR Codes
  152. Queen Elizabeth
  153. Quilting in the Classroom
  154. Readability
  155. Reader's Theater
  156. Reading
  157. Reading and Writing Workshop Resources
  158. Reading Intervention Materials
  159. Reading Praxis
  160. Reading Writing Connection
  161. Reiki
  162. Renaissance Instruments
  163. Research
  164. Resources
  165. Rigor
  166. Rounds
  167. School in the Cloud
  168. School Safety
  169. Science
  170. Science of Tie Dye
  171. Seminar Proposal
  172. Semiotics and Semiotic Systems
  173. Seuss
  174. Smart Board Alumni Students
  175. Smartboard Current Students
  176. Smartboard project
  177. Smartboard Survey
  178. Social Stories
  179. Songs as Cultural Artifacts
  180. Songs for Learning
  181. Spelling
  182. Square Dancing
  183. Stained Glass and other dangerous things
  184. Standardized Testing Issues
  185. Storyboards
  186. Storytelling
  187. Strategies for Teaching Young Children
  188. Sugata Mitra and Self Organized Learning Environments
  189. Teaching
  190. teaching factors
  191. Teaching Literacy in Ohio
  192. Technology
  193. Technology C.
  194. TED Talks
  195. Tessellations Topography Symmetry
  196. Tie Dye
  197. Tinkering
  198. Tobie
  199. Troubleshooting the Reading Process
  200. Troubleshooting the Writing Process
  201. Tundra and the Seasons
  202. Urban Education
  203. Using the Arts in Education
  204. Video
  205. Video Games Make Your Own
  206. Virtual Keyboard
  207. Vocabulary
  208. Vygotsky
  209. Web Resources for Teaching
  210. What is a Wiki
  211. Widgets on a Wiki!
  212. Woodworking
  213. Word Play
  214. Workshops
  215. Writing and Teaching Writing
  216. Writing Books
  217. Writing Process