Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Politics brief user guide
Politics brief user guide
Politics brief user guide
Politics brief user guide
Politics brief user guide
Politics brief user guide
Politics brief user guide
Politics brief user guide
Politics brief user guide
Politics brief user guide
Politics brief user guide
Politics brief user guide
Politics brief user guide
Politics brief user guide
Politics brief user guide
Politics brief user guide
Politics brief user guide
Politics brief user guide
Politics brief user guide
Politics brief user guide
Politics brief user guide
Politics brief user guide
Politics brief user guide
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×
Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

Politics brief user guide

877

Published on

Published in: Education, Technology
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
877
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
2
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. POLITICS ProjectCollaborative Online Learning in citizenship studies utilising Web2.0 tools Brief User Guide on Collaborative Digital Storytelling
  • 2. 2
  • 3. Table of contents1 INTRODUCTION ..........................................................................................52 THE POLITICS TOOLS ..............................................................................7 2.1 LEARNING ABOUT POLITICS (LAP) PLATFORM ..............................................7 2.2 POLITICS NATIONAL BLOGS...........................................................................8 2.3 POLITICS WIKI PAGE ......................................................................................93 THE POLITICS TUTORIALS..................................................................11 3.1 THE DIGITAL STORYTELLING TUTORIALS ....................................................11 3.2 THE WEB2.0 TUTORIAL ...............................................................................12 3.3 THE COPYRIGHT TUTORIAL .........................................................................13 3.4 THE EDUCATIONAL SCENARIO TUTORIAL....................................................144 GET STARTED WITH DIGITAL STORYTELLING........................155 GLOSSARY....................................................................................................166 USEFUL LINKS...........................................................................................187 USEFUL RESOURCES..............................................................................18 3
  • 4. 4
  • 5. 1 IntroductionThe Politics Brief User Guide addresses pupils, students, adults learners andteachers interested to learn more about politics and active citizenship through theuse of collaborative digital storytelling and social tools. Produced in the context ofthe Politics project 1 , the main purpose of this document is to explain the basicprinciples of the project and to provide a comprehensive overview of its mainoutcomes. Users are invited to use this Brief User Guide to familiarize themselveswith collaborative digital storytelling, Web2.0 tools and copyright issues andbecome active digital storywriters.The main Politics project outcomes introduced in this Guide include astorywriting digital platform, the Learning about Politics (LAP) Platform(http://learningaboutpolitics.eu), six national blogs with content in English,German, Greek, Italian, Slovenian and Estonian and the Politics Wiki page(http://wiki.agroknow.gr/politics). Moreover, the project has produced a set ofeducational resources such as digital stories, activities and multimedia resourcesthat aim at enabling school pupils, students and adult learners to develop a betterunderstanding of how modern society functions and develop skills in problemsolving, communication, language learning and writing skills. Tutorials andhandbooks are available to support users through the collaborative digitalstorywriting process and use of the digital platforms.The first two sections of this Guide present a short overview of the Politics digitaltools and tutorials, while the third one invites learners to read some of digitalstories produced by other users and get involved in digital storytelling eitherindividually (e.g. in Stories of Migrants) or collaboratively in a team (e.g. Straightinto Politics and Politics in the University). The last sections encourage users toexplore additional resources on storytelling, social tools and copyright issues.This Brief User Guide is complemented by the LAP Platform Handbook availableat http://learningaboutpolitics.eu/handbooks/. For any additional support,contact us at http://learningaboutpolitics.eu/contact/.1Politics project (http://www.politics-project.eu) is a European project (2009-2011) funded by theLifelong Learning Programme (LLP) of the European Commission under Key Activity 3, ICT. 5
  • 6. 6
  • 7. 2 The Politics tools2.1 Learning about Politics (LAP) Platformhttp://learningaboutpolitics.eu The LAP Platform is the central access point for all the Politics activities and resources. It is a collaborative Digital Storytelling Platform built on WordPress and BuddyPress and centered around the topic of politics and active citizenship. The LAP Platform contains plenty of educational activities designed by learners and teachers across Europe in different languages. The LAP platform provides you with the opportunity to widen your political knowledge through creating and sharing content. It offers channels for communication and discussion around political issues, political theory or any other social challenging and relevant issue. Get involved by posting stories either individually or collaboratively, creating or joining groups and participating in forum discussions. If you are a teacher enter the Politics Active Citizenship (PAC) Club to join a community of educators around Europe and explore collaboration and funding opportunities together. Go to http://learningaboutpolitics.eu/handbooks to download the LAP Platform Handbook. Figure 2.1: The LAP Platform 7
  • 8. 2.2 Politics National BlogsEnglish blog: http://learningaboutpolitics.eu/uksiteGreek blog: http://learningaboutpolitics.eu/greeksiteGerman blog: http://learningaboutpolitics.eu/germansiteItalian blog: http://learningaboutpolitics.eu/italiansiteEstonian blog: http://learningaboutpolitics.eu/estoniansiteSlovenian blog: http://learningaboutpolitics.eu/sloveniansite Accessible from the Learning about Politics (LAP) Platform, the six national blogs host educational scenarios, activities, stories, articles, lesson plans and other materials such as videos and pictures produced by learners and teachers around Europe. Each blog contains resources in its national language, but also plenty of English content. Overall the six blogs provide free access to over 40 educational scenarios, 500 educational activities, 55 digital stories, 95 articles, 70 lesson plans, 10 interactive exercises, 475 multimedia files and others. In order to start using the blogs and post your own content, all you need to do is join the main LAP Platform and send a request to be added to a blog. More instructions are available in the LAP Platform Handbook at http://learningaboutpolitics.eu/handbooks. Figure 2.2: The Politics national blogs on the LAP Platform Figure 2.3: The Politics national blogs 8
  • 9. 2.3 Politics Wiki pagehttp://wiki.agroknow.gr/politics The Politics Wiki page hosts the 3 Digital Storytelling Tutorials that invite you to form online teams and write your own digital story with the use of Web2.0 tools. Additional Tutorials hosted on the Politics Wiki page include the Web2.0 Tutorial with guidelines on using 8 social media tools; the Copyright Tutorial that makes sure sharing and remixing of resources respect copyright laws; the Scenarios Tutorial that explain how you can help others learn about a topic of interest by creating an Educational Scenario. In addition, the Politics Wiki page informs users about available contests, Workshops and relevant events. Teachers and trainers can fill in on the Wiki page a Form to join the Politics and Active Citizenship (PAC) CLUB where they can find information on European and national funding opportunities. Figure 2.4: The Politics Wiki page Figure 2.5: The Events section on the Politics Wiki page 9
  • 10. 10
  • 11. 3 The Politics Tutorials3.1 The Digital Storytelling Tutorialshttp://wiki.agroknow.gr/politics/index.php/Digital_StoryTelling Three Digital Storytelling Tutorials are available, each built around a Story Pathway. Choose the one that suits you best and get started in writing your own story. For each Story Pathway we offer a Tutorials focusing on how to collaboratively write stories, how to use the LAP platform to publish it, which Web2.0 tools can help you enrich the story and how to address copyright issues. -> Straight into Politics for upper basic school and secondary school students Straight into Politics is a story in 10 chapters that invites you to use your creativity and organize with your classmates an election campaign that would change your society. We offer you the pathway and invite you to fill in the missing gaps and make the story yours. Available in English, Greek, Slovenian, Estonian, Italian and German. -> Politics in the University for university students Politics in the University is the story of a young man who, by becoming an adult, discovers what politics is and what he can do to make a change. Throughout the 11 chapters we invite you to set up a campaign with your university colleagues, design and form your own political party and get involved in the local elections. Available in English and Greek. -> Stories of Migrants for adult learners with interest in intercultural dialogue and migration Story of Migrants is about identities, being part of the society or being an outsider. Add your own chapter to the story. Share your experience in a foreign country. If you are not a migrant or expat yourself, share other stories that are worth spreading. Available in English. Figure 3.1: The Politics Digital Storytelling Tutorials 11
  • 12. 3.2 The Web2.0 Tutorialhttp://wiki.agroknow.gr/politics/index.php/Web2.0_TutorialFacebook Tutorial: http://wiki.agroknow.gr/politics/index.php/FacebookFlickr Tutorial: http://wiki.agroknow.gr/politics/index.php/FlickrWiki Tutorial: http://wiki.agroknow.gr/politics/index.php/WikiPrezi Tutorial: http://wiki.agroknow.gr/politics/index.php/PreziSlideShare Tutorial: http://wiki.agroknow.gr/politics/index.php/SlideshareSmilebox Tutorial: http://wiki.agroknow.gr/politics/index.php/SmileboxWordle Tutorial: http://wiki.agroknow.gr/politics/index.php/WordleYouTube Tutorial: http://wiki.agroknow.gr/politics/index.php/Youtube The Web2.0 Tutorial includes guidelines on using social media tools to enrich digital stories or to produce digital stories. Eight tools are introduced, described and analyzed by their educational potential: Facebook (www.facebook.com), Prezi (http://prezi.com), SlideShare (http://www.slideshare.net), YouTube (http://www.youtube.com), Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/), Wordle (http://www.wordle.net), Wiki pages and Smilebox (http://www.smilebox.com/). Each tutorial includes links to additional web resources, such as articles and papers that discuss the potential use of the tool for education. To get you started, step by step instructions are included in each tutorial. Figure 3.2: The Politics Web2.0 Tutorial 12
  • 13. 3.3 The Copyright Tutorialhttp://wiki.agroknow.gr/politics/index.php/Copyright The Copyright Tutorial explains how to make sure that sharing and remixing of digital resources respect copyright laws and suggest using the Creative Commons (CC) licenses (http://creativecommons.org/). The Creative Commons licenses are free and easy-to-use and provide a standardized way to give the public permission to share and use creative work under specific conditions. The Copyright Tutorial explains how users can license their work using CC licenses and presents tools such as Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/), Connexions (http://cnx.org/), CK-12 Foundation (http://www.ck12.org/flexbook/), Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org), OpenCourseWare (http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm) and the Public Library of Science (http://www.plos.org/) that provide openly licensed educational resources. The Politics Wiki page and the Politics stories are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/) that allows users to share and remix them under specific conditions. Figure 3.3: The Politics Copyright Tutorial 13
  • 14. 3.4 The Educational Scenario Tutorialhttp://wiki.agroknow.gr/politics/index.php/Copyright The Politics Educational Scenario Tutorial explains what an educational scenario is and how to build one around a topic of interest. In Politics project educational scenarios were produced by teachers and project experts to raise students awareness on specific political issues, but most importantly to help them acquire knowledge on specific topics by completing educational scenarios. Each scenario comprises of several activities, that include task for the learner. In most cases these tasks require exploration of digital resources, such as videos, articles etc. in order to be able to complete the task. Figure 3.4: The Politics Educational Scenario 14
  • 15. 4 Get started with Digital StorytellingCollaborative digital storytelling helps you find a voice while buildinga community. It develops your ability to refect critically on yourexperiences while nurturing your creativity. Read the Politics stories at: http://learningaboutpolitics.eu/ (in Digital Stories)Choose a Story FrameworkFor upper basic school and secondary school students: Straight into PoliticsRead it at: http://wiki.agroknow.gr/politics/index.php/ENGLISH_versionFor university students: Politics in the UniversityRead it at: http://wiki.agroknow.gr/politics/index.php/Politics_in_the_UniversityFor adult learners interested in migration issues: Stories of MigrantsRead it at: http://learningaboutpolitics.eu/story2/Follow step by step the Digital Storywriting Tutorials or PostersFor Straight into Politicshttp://wiki.agroknow.gr/politics/index.php/Get_started_with_Straight_into_Politics%21orhttp://wiki.agroknow.gr/politics/images/Straight_into_Politics.pdfFor Politics in the Universityhttp://wiki.agroknow.gr/politics/index.php/Get_started_with_Politics_in_the_University%21orhttp://wiki.agroknow.gr/politics/images/Politics_in_the_University.pdfFor Stories of Migrantshttp://wiki.agroknow.gr/politics/index.php/Get_started_with_the_Story_of_Migrants%21orhttp://wiki.agroknow.gr/politics/images/Stories_of_Migrants.pdfFamiliarize yourself with the LAP PlatformAccess the LAP Platform Handbook at http://learningaboutpolitics.eu/handbooks/.License your story with an open licenseGo to http://creativecommons.org/choose/ to choose a Creative Commons license for yourstory. 15
  • 16. 5 GlossaryCreative Commons licenses free and easy-to-use licenses and provide a standardized way to give the public permission to share and use creative work under specific conditions. Here is a list of the Creative Commons licenses: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/Educational Scenario an educational activity in real life situations and not in theory, adapted to fit one or more learning goals and making use of digital resources. Here is an example of a Politics Educational Scenario: http://learningaboutpolitics.eu/greeksite/2011/04/15/globalwarming/Digital story A first person narrative created by combining text, video, images, music or other digital sounds. Here is an example of a Politics Digital Story: http://learningaboutpolitics.eu/story1/Story Pathway a story skeleton that learners can built on in order to write their own story and complete with various resources e.g. videos, pictures accessible on the LAP Platform or elsewhere. Here is an example of a Politics Story Pathway: http://wiki.agroknow.gr/politics/index.php/ENGLISH_versionWeb2.0 tool A tool that allows users to interact and collaborate with each other as creators of user-generated content in a virtual community. Facebook, YouTube, Flickr are examples of Web2.0 tools used by the Politics project to create digital stories. 16
  • 17. 17
  • 18. 6 Useful linksPolitics project website http://www.politics-project.eu/Learning about Politics (LAP) Platform http://learningaboutpolitics.eu/Politics Wiki page http://wiki.agroknow.gr/politics/Politics Active Citizenship (PAC) Club http://wiki.agroknow.gr/politics/index.php/Join_usPolitics project on Blip.fm http://blip.fm/LearnpoliticsUKPolitics project on Diigo http://groups.diigo.com/group/learning-about-politics-_-projectPolitics project on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/learnaboutpoliticsPolitics projetc on Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/LearnPoliticsUKPolitics project on Slideshare http://www.slideshare.net/LearnPoliticsPolitics project on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/51057719@N027 Useful resourcesDigital Storytelling10 Tools for Digital Storytelling in Classhttp://www.whiteboardblog.co.uk/2011/06/10-tools-for-digital-storytelling-in-class/Center for Digital Storytellinghttp://www.storycenter.org/Digital Storytelling Resources for Educatorshttp://www.techteachers.com/digitalstorytelling.htmThe Educational Uses of Digital Storytellinghttp://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/Integrating Digital Storytelling in your Classroomhttp://its.ksbe.edu/dst/Introduction to Digital Storytelling (a Prezi)http://prezi.com/y653zkwgn5ac/introduction-to-digital-storytelling/ 18
  • 19. Web2.0 toolsSmilebox (http://www.smilebox.com/)Politics Tutorial on Smilebox:http://wiki.agroknow.gr/politics/index.php/Web2.0_TutorialClassroom projects on Smilebox:School is coolhttp://smilebox.me/uBrJCAMrs. Moore projectshttps://sites.google.com/a/apps.edina.k12.mn.us/mrsmooresclassroom/smilebox-creationsArticles about Smilebox:Smilebox – 21 Century Digital Storytellinghttp://www.web2teachingtools.com/smilebox.htmlReflections on Teching, Learning and Technology: Smileboxhttp://malchowsreflections.blogspot.com/2011/01/smilebox.htmlSimilar tools to Smilebox:Scrapblog http://www.scrapblog.com/Picnik http://www.picnik.com/Photopeach http://photopeach.com/Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/)Politics Tutorial on Facebook:http://wiki.agroknow.gr/politics/index.php/FacebookFacebook groups on Citizenship:Ashokas Full Economic Citizenship:https://www.facebook.com/AshokaFEC?sk=infoAssociation for Citizenship Teaching:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Association-for-Citizenship-Teaching/135703793135461Articles/papers about Facebook:Opening Facebook: How to Use Facebook in the College Classroomhttp://www46.homepage.villanova.edu/john.immerwahr/TP101/Facebook.pdfFacebook vs Education: Is Facebook Bad for College? The Research States Otherwisehttp://www.collegescholarships.org/research/facebook/Similar tools to Facebook:Google+ https://plus.google.com/Linkedin http://www.linkedin.com/MySpace http://www.myspace.com/Tagged http://www.tagged.com/Bebo http://www.bebo.com/YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/)Politics Tutorial on YouTube: 19
  • 20. http://wiki.agroknow.gr/politics/index.php/YoutubeArticles about YouTube:YouTube Facts & Figures (history & statistics)http://www.website-monitoring.com/blog/2010/05/17/youtube-facts-and-figures-history-statistics/Is Education Ready for YouTube?http://www.convergemag.com/edtech/Is-Education-Ready-For-YouTube.htmlThe Value of E-Learning with YouTube: Video Sharing for Educationhttp://www.associatedcontent.com/article/65889/the_value_of_elearning_with_youtube.htmlYouTube Beats Facebook & Twitter For Educational Social Video Potentialhttp://www.reelseo.com/youtube-beats-facebook-twitter-educational-social-media-potential/Similar tools to YouTube:YouTube EDU http://www.youtube.com/educationSchoolTube http://www.schooltube.com/TeacherTube http://www.teachertube.com/Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/)Politics Tutorial on Flickr:http://wiki.agroknow.gr/politics/index.php/FlickrClassroom projects on Flickr:Art classeshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/artsyt/sets/72157624918431218/Haiku projecthttp://www.flickr.com/photos/rdcurry/sets/72157600261872309/Articles about Flickr:7 Things You Should Know about Flickrhttp://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7034.pdfEducational Uses of Flickr – SlideShare presentationhttp://www.slideshare.net/shaunna/educational-uses-of-flickrUsing Flickr in the Classroomhttp://www.jakesonline.org/flickrinclassroom.pdfSimilar tools to Flickr:SmugMug http://www.smugmug.com/Photobucket http://photobucket.com/Fotki http://www.fotki.com/WikisPolitics Tutorial on Wikis:http://wiki.agroknow.gr/politics/index.php/WikiArticles about Wikis:Using Wikis in Schools: a Case Studyhttp://rhazen.edublogs.org/files/2008/01/wikis_in_schools_futurelab.pdfWiki Pedagogyhttp://www.profetic.org/dossiers/dossier_imprimer.php3?id_rubrique=110 20
  • 21. Will Wikipedia Mean the End Of Traditional Encyclopedias?http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB115756239753455284-A4hdSU1xZOC9Y9PFhJZV16jFlLM_20070911.html?mod=blogsThe Wiki as Knowledge Repository: Using a wiki in a community of practice to strengthen K-12educationhttp://ateacherswrites.wordpress.com/2009/02/02/the-wiki-as-knowledge-repository-using-a-wiki-in-a-community-of-practice-to-strengthen-k-12-education/Wiki Software:MediaWiki http://www.mediawiki.org/WikiSpace http://www.wikispaces.com/PBWORKS http://pbworks.com/Prezi (http://prezi.com/)Politics Tutorial on Prezi:http://wiki.agroknow.gr/politics/index.php/PreziExamples of Prezi on Active Citizenship:Active Citizenshiphttp://prezi.com/qwl7tmujikt5/active-citizenship/Understanding of citizenshiphttp://prezi.com/jdlbkp1vruix/understandings-of-citizenship/Articles about Prezi:Storytelling with Prezi (rather than Death by Powerpoint)http://storytelleruprising.com/2010/09/13/storytelling-with-prezi-rather-than-death-by-powerpoint/Challenging the Presentation Paradigm: Prezihttp://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/challenging-the-presentation-paradigm-prezi/22646Thoughts on using Prezi as a teaching toolhttp://prezi.com/rfsnedhqmhqa/thoughts-on-using-prezi-as-a-teaching-tool/Similar tools to Prezi:Sliderocket http://www.sliderocket.com/280slides http://280slides.com/Wordle (http://www.wordle.net/)Politics Tutorial on Wordle:http://wiki.agroknow.gr/politics/index.php/WordleArticles/papers about Wordle:Ways to use Worlde in the Classroomhttp://www.slideshare.net/hharvey102/wordle-in-the-classroomTag Clouds Gallery: Examples And Good Practiceshttp://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/11/07/tag-clouds-gallery-examples-and-good-practices/An Assessment of Tag Presentation Techniqueshttp://www2007.org/htmlposters/poster988/ 21
  • 22. Similar tools to Wordle:Wordsift http://www.wordsift.com/Tagxedo http://www.tagxedo.com/Tagul http://tagul.com/SlideShare (http://www.slideshare.net/)Politics Tutorial on SlideShare:http://wiki.agroknow.gr/politics/index.php/SlideshareArticles/papers about SlideShare:World’s Best Presentations Contest 2010http://www.slideshare.net/contest/worlds-best-presentation-contest-2010Learning in Networks of Knowledgehttp://www.knowledgenetworklearning.net/tools/10standardtools/slideshare/Pushing Past PowerPoint with Web 2.0 Toolshttp://scholarspace.jccc.edu/sidlit/34/Similar tools to SlideShare:authorSTREAM http://www.authorstream.com/Scribd http://www.scribd.com/Sliderocket http://www.sliderocket.com/index-b.htmlCopyright & LicensingCreative Commonshttp://creativecommons.org/Creative Commons Educationhttp://creativecommons.org/educationYouTube Creative Commonshttp://www.youtube.com/t/creative_commonsComplete Guide to Finding and Using Incredible Flickr Imageshttp://www.skelliewag.org/a-complete-guide-to-finding-and-using-incredible-flickr-images-162.htm 22
  • 23. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot beheld responsible for any use which may be made of the information containedtherein. 23

×