May The Tweet Be With You


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  • Cindy teaches in Mesa State’s Center for Teacher Education, teaching both part-online and fully online courses. I oversee our online courses, so I am fairly obsessed with new technologies that can enhance online learning. Web 2.0 refers to the “second generation” of Web utilities. They are characterized by interactivity, facilitating: information sharing – 2-way interactivity user-centered design collaboration
  • This presentation was borne out of the numerous tools that are now available to those who teach and design for online courses.But why are these tools useful for education?Reach students where they are, and how they think
  • Web 2.0 Tools can take you in many directionsGo2Web20 ( – 65 pagesTag elearningShow all tags
  • Twitter“140-character blog”Instructional use: capture instant feedbackProfessional: get immediate contact with colleagues
  • FacebookDefineFans, friendsClass or department page.FansSend announcementsPost linksPost notes Edmodo.comPRIVATE social platform
  • THIS IS AN – register and organize – sharing pics via – preset – Twitter – Twitter – monitor and update Facebook and Twitter at once
  • YouTube.comStore and link to self-made videoNot for copyrighted material!Record short lectures, notes, introductions, updates.Public vs. PrivateShy about what to put out there?“What do you think you have?”If it’s good, might invite more students.
  • May The Tweet Be With You

    1. 1. May the Tweet Be With You<br />
    2. 2. May the Tweet Be With You:<br />Being a Web 2.0 Jedi <br />in the Virtual Classroom<br />Presenters:<br />Kristyn Rose<br />and<br />Cindy Chovich<br />from<br />Mesa State College<br />
    3. 3. Introduction<br />Who we are<br />What we won’t cover<br />What is Web 2.0?<br />One-way vs. Two-way<br />Interactivity<br />User-centered design<br />Collaboration<br />
    4. 4. Why this topic?<br />Web 2.0 tools for education<br />Why use them?<br />Reach today’s students<br />Video from Kansas State <br />Anthropology class<br />Self-survey<br />Go….<br />
    5. 5. A galaxy of tools<br />How many are available?<br /><br />Use tags to narrow categories<br />Will cover highlights<br />Tools to use in education<br />Please explore for more!<br />
    6. 6. Applying Web 2.0<br />RSS<br />Podcasting<br />Wiki<br />Blogging<br />Blogs, vlogs, glogs<br /><br /><br />
    7. 7. Social Networking<br />Twitter<br />“140-character blog”<br />Followers, @, and #<br />Instructional use<br />Capture instant feedback<br />Professional use<br />Immediate contact<br />
    8. 8. Facebook<br />Network with individuals, networks, organizations<br />Fans and friends<br />Create class or department page<br />Send announcements as updates<br />Post links<br />Post Notes<br />Lectures, assignments, notes<br /><br />Private social platform for education<br />
    9. 9. Add-ons: Twitter<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />TweetDeck<br /><ul><li>Help for Educators</li></li></ul><li>Instructional Tools<br />Course tools<br /><br /><br /><br />Study Helps<br /><br /><br />Screen captures<br />Jing (<br />
    10. 10. Sharing video<br />YouTube, TeacherTube, SchoolTube<br />Store and link your video<br />Short lectures, notes, introductions<br />Public vs. Private<br /><br /><br />Shy?<br />What do you have?<br />Can work as “marketing”<br />
    11. 11. Subject-specific tools<br /><br /><br /><br />
    12. 12. Questions?<br />
    13. 13. Contact Us<br />Kristyn Rose<br /><br />Cindy Chovich<br /><br />