Teachnologies forthe classroomPBWorks Prof Melissa Lizmi , Oct 2010 Montgomery College
Why online? Wesch videos – meaningful connections are everywhere! An anthropological Introduction to YouTube presented @ Library of Congress http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPAO-lZ4_hU&feature=related A Portal to Media Literacy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4yApagnr0s&feature=channel
Why online? Information is no longer SCARCE! Meaningful connections are everywhere User generated content is enormous and growing everyday!
Why online? 75/25 – don’t ignore students’ online life…jump into their world! Internet-based communication hub – all modern orgs and groups need it!
A faculty site www.proflizmi.com Notes, syllabus, schedule and more available 24/7 Class list of student work Discussion board QuickTopics – www.quicktopics.com Low cost (5 mins) ….high benefits! After class conversations are helpful!
Students answer each others’ questions 24/7! homework, help, clarify, discuss Discussion boards
A faculty site Good – but, not collaborative enough Students still can’t post, share, and collaborate on information. To truly learn from each other, students need to Share research and information (text, images, videos, links) Discuss, collaborate, analyze and organize INFOMATION
A collaborative place to be Setup a website in minutes…not weeks! Content Management Systems (CMS) Blogger (push info out – good for online journals/research) Google Sites (collaborative) Wikis (collaborative) WordPress (advanced site creation) “None of us is as smart as all of us”
Wikis PBWorks (formerly PBWiki) pbworks.com Specifically developed for educational use Simplistic, but works well Email notification of all changes Intuitive – most folks “get it” w/o assistance Example: web curriculum repository http://cawebstuff.pbwiki.com/
Wikis WetPaintWiki wetpaint.com More complex to use Lots of flexibility and features! Let students express themselves using their profiles! Easy upload, doc creation and collaboration tools Tight student account control Can see exactly what each person has changed/contributed Ban users if needed Super update messages via email…including weekly bulletins of site activity Holds image, video and audio assets too! Not just docs Discussion options abound! Discuss each doc Example: Ocean Issues video http://oceanissues.wetpaint.com/ Smithsonian Project
Welcome to MC’s EduTech! http://mcedutech.pbworks.com/
Student View Receive and accept email Add text - add your name to class list Add a your own page Add a link to your page Start a discussion
Owner View Create a new PBwikihttps://plans.pbworks.com/signup/basic20 Choose nameand templates Education/classroom Template Change colors Edit a page Update calendar Add a page Invite students Add a table Add a video
Looking for more teachnologies?Welcome to Google World! Google Docs Free word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation software Easy sharing and collaboration features for docs Google Sites Simplistic, but easy to get started Google Photo Albums – Picasa 3* Place to store and share photos and videos Easy image management and correction features Can make slide show movie with audio
Blogger www.blogger.com Great for research and writing disciplines Student journals Documenting independent research projects Repository for student writing assignments Best for independent work Uses Google sign-in! Students can easily express themselves! Example http://whatamisupposedtodonow.blogspot.com/ Combine with a CMS to form a collection of students sites and single class site
Skype it! FREE live web conferencing using video! One-to-one real-time audio and video….did I mention it’s FREE? Easy download and install www.skype.com Can only web conference w/ other Skype members Calls to phones and text messages have a fee
YouTube Add a little fun to your classes with YouTube! Your students will thank you! Just plain fun! Where the Hell is Matt? www.wherethehellismatt.com Everything is so amazing and nobody is happy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jETv3NURwLc Even economists can laugh http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVp8UGjECt4&feature=channel_page Don’t forget Michael Wesch! A Vision of Students Today http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jETv3NURwLc The Machine is Us/ing Us http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLlGopyXT_g Women in Art! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUDIoN-_Hxs