40 Must-Know Web 2.0Edutools: A Quick Guide    MOHAMED AMIN EMBI   Centre for Academic Advancement     Universiti Kebangsa...
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ii     Table of ContentsCHAPTER 4          SKYPE      What is Skype?…………………………………………………….                                 ...
Table of Contents   iiiCHAPTER 8      SLIDESHARE   What is Slideshare?.………………………….................................        ...
iv     Table of ContentsCHAPTER 12 FACEBOOK      What is Facebook?..…………………………….............................           138...
Table of Contents   vCHAPTER 16 EDMODO   What is Edmodo?..……………………………………......................... 193   Using Edmodo in ed...
vi     Table of ContentsCHAPTER 20 CAMTASIA STUDIO      What is Camtasia Studio?…………………………..........................      ...
Table of Contents   viiCHAPTER 24 PINTEREST   What is Pinterest? ………………………………............................... 291   Benefit...
viii     Table of ContentsCHAPTER 28 ELLUMINATE        What is Elluminate? …………………………...................................  ...
Table of Contents      ixCHAPTER 32 SURVEY MONKEY    What is SurveyMonkey? ………………………………...................                ...
x     Table of ContentsCHAPTER 36 BUBBL.US     What is Bubbl.Us? …………………………………….......................                    ...
Table of Contents     xiCHAPTER 40 MYEBOOK   What is Myebook? ……………………………………......................                      49...
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2       Chapter 1: TwitterADVANTAGES OF TWITTERAdvantages of Twitter include the following:      1. Twitter is easy to use...
Chapter 1: Twitter   33. Twit Links: Share a hyperlink – a directed task for students – each is   required to regularly sh...
4   Chapter 1: TwitterGET STARTED WITH TWITTER               STEP 1     Go to: http://www.twitter.com.               STEP ...
Chapter 1: Twitter   5  Fill up the appropriateinformation:  Full name,  username,  password   and valid     email   addre...
6     Chapter 1: Twitter                                  Finding Friends                                                 ...
Chapter 1: Twitter   7                               Following  To start following (knowthe latest post and update),open t...
8      Chapter 1: Twitter   The screen  will belike this.Click here to startfollowing.                            Click ‘R...
Chapter 1: Twitter    9REFERENCESAdvantages and disadvantages of Twitter.        http://unblocked.me/twitter_faq/advantage...
10     Chapter 6: YouTube                                                              Chapter 2                          ...
Chapter 2: YouTube   11as a pedagogic resource for everything from newsworthy events fromaround the world to “slice-of-lif...
12    Chapter 6: YouTubeSTRATEGIES FOR USING YOUTUBE IN TEACHING ANDLEARNINGThe following are some guidelines relating to ...
Chapter 2: YouTube   13   8. CUT      –   use   online   video     editors   like   www.cuts.com    or       www.eyespot.c...
14     Chapter 6: YouTube     GET STARTED WITH YOUTUBE                        STEP 1                  Go to http://www.you...
Chapter 2: YouTube   15                                        Now you have successfully created                          ...
16   Chapter 6: YouTube              STEP 4                Uploading                                 Click the ‘Upload’ bu...
Chapter 2: YouTube   17Save your video settings and wait for processing (usually a few minutes but can depend upon the siz...
18   Chapter 6: YouTube                 STEP 5             Video Attributes 1. Video Title – Use a simple titles including...
Chapter 2: YouTube   195. Video Time/Length – Numeric and visual display or where you are in   the video.6. View Controls ...
20     Chapter 6: YouTubeREFERENCESClark, R.C. & Mayer, R.E. 2002. E-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven      ...
Chapter 3: Google Docs   21                                                            Chapter 3                          ...
22        Chapter 3: Google Docs          teachers, parents, relatives and tutors, and enter updates anytime          from...
Chapter 3: Google Docs   23    Track and organize cumulative project data in a single     spreadsheet, accessible to any ...
24   Chapter 3: Google DocsGET STARTED WITH GOOGLE DOCS      STEP 1                   Go to: http://www.google.com.my/    ...
Chapter 3: Google Docs   25  Fill in the  requiredinformation.                  Click ‘I                 accept.          ...
26    Chapter 3: Google Docs      STEP 3                   Creating Google Documents                                      ...
Chapter 3: Google Docs   27                            (a) Creating a Document                                            ...
28     Chapter 3: Google Docs                                      (c) Creating a Spreadsheet                             ...
Chapter 3: Google Docs   29             STEP 4                 Sharing                                                    ...
30    Chapter 3: Google Docs              STEP 5                   Comments     Click ‘Showcomment stream’ to see any comm...
Chapter 3: Google Docs   31REFERENCEShttp://www.google.com/educators/p_docs.html [17 November 2011]http://electronicportfo...
32     Chapter 4: Skype                                                           Chapter 4                               ...
Chapter 4: Skype   33       business. In fact, Skype does not have any hassles and it is very simple       to install. Any...
34     Chapter 4: SkypeWAYS OF USING SKYPE IN TEACHING AND LEARNINGAccording to Chris Clark (2011), Skype can be integrate...
Chapter 4: Skype   35USAGE IN TEACHING AND LEARNINGBy providing an easy, inexpensive way to communicate with people around...
36       Chapter 4: SkypeGET STARTED WITH SKYPE                    STEP 1           Go to: www.skype.com                  ...
Chapter 4: Skype     37                                                             Free Skype.Click download Skype to   s...
38     Chapter 4: Skype                  STEP 4             Log in/Sign in   After the installation is done, Skype will op...
Chapter 4: Skype   39    After completing creating the Skype account, you are now ready to sign in    and start your first...
40    Chapter 4: Skype                      STEP 6      Searching Others                                    This screen wi...
Chapter 4: Skype    41                      STEP 7            Chatting & Sending Files  Click on the contactyou wish to ch...
42     Chapter 4: Skype                         STEP 8                Making a CallTo make a call, click           When th...
Chapter 4: Skype      43REFERENCESBenefits of Skype. http://benefitof.net/benefits-of-skype/. [8 March 2011]Chris     Clar...
44     Chapter 5: Wordpress                                                          Chapter 5                            ...
Chapter 5: Wordpress   45WAYS OF USING WORDPRESSThe following are some ways of using Wordpress:   1. WordPress is an easy-...
46    Chapter 5: WordpressGET STARTED WITH WORDPRESS                 STEP 1       Go to: http://wordpress.com/            ...
Chapter 5: Wordpress    47Once you have clicked ‘sign up’,this page will appear. You need to check your e-mail inbox to   ...
48     Chapter 5: Wordpress                   STEP 3                  Editing Blogs On your bloghomepage, click   ‘About’....
Chapter 5: Wordpress   49      STEP 4       Adding LinksGo to ‘My Blog’.                                  Click ‘Dashboard...
50   Chapter 5: Wordpress              STEP 5               Customizing Appearance                                 Click ‘...
Chapter 5: Wordpress   51              STEP 6   Commenting Post                           At your blog page, you can see t...
52      Chapter 5: WordpressREFERENCESCameron Chapman. 2009. Ultimate Guide To Using WordPress For A       Portfolio.     ...
Chapter 6: Dropbox   53                                                         Chapter 6                                 ...
54       Chapter 6: Dropbox6.      Make items public – anything in “Public” folder is available to the        world.7.    ...
Chapter 6: Dropbox   554    Collaborating with Others: Helps to have access to the same files     and share a folder via D...
56    Chapter 6: Dropbox GET STARTED WITH DROPBOX         STEP 1               Go to: http://www.dropbox.com/         STEP...
Chapter 6: Dropbox         57               Click ‘Yes’ to allow                for installation.                         ...
58   Chapter 6: Dropbox                                       Fill in the                                     information ...
Chapter 6: Dropbox   59Then, you can take abrief tour of Dropboxor you can ‘Skip tour      and finish’.                   ...
60   Chapter 6: Dropbox     STEP 4                   Dropbox Desktop                                                      ...
Chapter 6: Dropbox   61                                   (a) Public Folder                                         Double...
62      Chapter 6: Dropbox                               (b) Photos Folder            Double click         the‘Photos’ fol...
Chapter 6: Dropbox   63                                 Put photos inside the                                  folder you ...
64   Chapter 6: Dropbox                           (a) Files toolbar                          (b) Sharing toolbar
Chapter 6: Dropbox   65REFERENCEShttp://acomputerblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/just-what-is-dropbox.html       [16 November 20...
66     Chapter 7: Prezi                                                       Chapter 7                                   ...
Chapter 7: Prezi   67USING PREZIAccording to Lydia (2010), Prezi can be used in the following manner:   1. Formatting: Pre...
68   Chapter 7: Prezi 7. Differentiation:       The biggest difference between Prezi and     traditional slideshow program...
Chapter 7: Prezi   69GET STARTED WITH PREZI                  STEP 1   Go to: www.prezi .com                  STEP 2   Sign...
70   Chapter 7: Prezi                                          Once you have registered,                                  ...
Chapter 7: Prezi   71                 This text box will appear and                 jot down your key ideas. You          ...
72   Chapter 7: Prezi                         When you click and drag                        the inner ring of the zebra  ...
Chapter 7: Prezi   73                           3) Adding image and video    Click ‘Load File’ at   Insert tool to insert ...
74    Chapter 7: Prezi                              5) Show to ‘present’   Now, you can start presenting    your Prezi byc...
Chapter 7: Prezi   75  To publish your presentation,check the box marked Publish. On   the Share tab, you can invite other...
76       Chapter 7: PreziREFERENCESLydia     Leimbach.          2010.   Prezi.     Just       Plain    Good        for Con...
Chapter 8: Slideshare   77                                                             Chapter 8                          ...
78     Chapter 8: Slideshare   2. SlideShare can act as an internal organizer for uploading a handful of       presentatio...
Chapter 8: Slideshare   79GET STARTED WITH SLIDESHARE              STEP 1            Go to: http://www.slideshare.net/    ...
80   Chapter 8: Slideshare               STEP 3           Searching Presentations                             Insert the k...
Chapter 8: Slideshare   81                    STEP 4           Uploading Presentations                                    ...
82   Chapter 8: Slideshare               STEP 5        Adding Youtube Videos                                             T...
Chapter 8: Slideshare   83     Go to the ‘Insert   YouTube videos’ tab. At the ‘YouTube’ web,find the video you want    to...
84    Chapter 8: Slideshare                                                 To add another                  Paste the     ...
Chapter 8: Slideshare     85STEP 6           Posting a Comment               To start         commenting, at the          ...
86     Chapter 8: SlideshareREFERENCESDaniel St. Pierre. 2010. What is SlideShare and How can it Benefit You?      http://...
Chapter 9: Glogster   87                                                             Chapter 9                            ...
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  1. 1. 40 Must-Know Web 2.0Edutools: A Quick Guide MOHAMED AMIN EMBI Centre for Academic Advancement Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 2013
  2. 2. Table of Contents i TABLE OF CONTENTS PageCHAPTER 1 TWITTER What is Twitter?…………………………………………………. 1 Advantages of Twitter…………………………………………… 2 Ways of using Twitter in education…………………................. 2 Get started with Twitter…………………………………………. 4 References……………………………………………………….. 9CHAPTER 2 YOUTUBE What is Youtube?………………………………………………….. 10 Benefits of using Youtube…....………………………….................... 10 Usage of Youtube in teaching and learning……………………… 11 Strategies for using Youtube in teaching and learning………….. 12 Get started with Youtube……………………………….............. 14 References……………………………………................................. 20CHAPTER 3 GOOGLE DOCS What is Google Docs?..………………………………................... 21 Benefits from Google Docs…..…………………………………….. 21 Using Google Docs in the classroom…………………………… 22 Get started with Google Docs………………………………….. 24 References………………………………………………………… 31
  3. 3. ii Table of ContentsCHAPTER 4 SKYPE What is Skype?……………………………………………………. 32 Benefits of using Skype.…………………………………………. 32 Ways of using Skype in teaching and learning………............... 34 Usage in teaching and learning…………………………………. 35 Get started with Skype...………………………………………….. 36 References……………………………………………................... 43CHAPTER 5 WORDPRESS What is WordPress?…………………………………………….. 44 Advantages of using WordPress……….….................................... 44 Ways of using WordPress.…………………….............................. 45 Get started with WordPress………………………....................... 46 References…………………………………………........................ 52CHAPTER 6 DROPBOX What is Dropbox?………………………………........................... 53 Benefits of using Dropbox...……………………………………….. 53 Ways of using Dropbox…………………………………………. 54 Get started with Dropbox……………............................................ 56 References…………………………………...................................... 65CHAPTER 7 PREZI What is Prezi?..…………………………………………............... 66 Advantages of Prezi………...……………….................................... 66 Using Prezi…………………………….…………........................... 67 Get started with Prezi……...……………………………………… 69 References…………………………………………......................... 76
  4. 4. Table of Contents iiiCHAPTER 8 SLIDESHARE What is Slideshare?.…………………………................................. 77 Benefits of using Slideshare……………………............................. 77 Ways of using Slideshare…………………..................................... 78 Get started with Slideshare…………………………………….. 79 References………………………………………............................ 86CHAPTER 9 GLOGSTER What is Glogster?…………………………………..….................. 87 Benefits of using Glogster………………………………............... 88 Ways of using Glogster………………………………………….. 89 Get started with Glogster……………………………................... 90 References…………………………………………........................ 105CHAPTER 10 BLOGGER What is a Blog?..……………………………………........................... 106 Advantages of Weblogs and Blogs………………......................... 106 Benefits of using a Blog…………………………………................ 107 Ways of using Blog………………………………………………. 108 Get started with Blogger…………………………………………. 110 References…………………………………………........................ 119CHAPTER 11 DIIGO What is Diigo?..……………………………………....................... 120 Advantages of using annotation tools in education….................. 121 Usage in teaching and learning……………………………….. 122 Ways of using Diigo……………………………………………… 123 Get started with Diigo………………………………………….. 124 References…………………………………………......................... 137
  5. 5. iv Table of ContentsCHAPTER 12 FACEBOOK What is Facebook?..……………………………............................. 138 Advantages of Facebook……………………………..................... 138 Ways of using Facebook in education……………………………. 140 Usage in teaching and learning……………………………………. 140 Get started with Facebook………………………………………… 142 References………………………………………............................ 154CHAPTER 13 EVERNOTE What is Evernote?..…………………………………...................... 155 Benefits of using Evernote…………………………....................... 156 Ways of using Evernote………………………………………….. 158 Get started with Evernote…………………………………………. 161 References………………………………………………................... 172CHAPTER 14 JING What is Jing?..……………………………………............................ 173 Benefits of using Jing…………………………..…......................... 174 Using Jing in Education…………………………………………….. 174 Get started with Jing……………………………………………… 175 References……………………………………………………………182CHAPTER 15 LINKEDIN What is Linkedin?..………………………....................................... 183 Benefits for students…………………………..…..................................183 Benefits for teachers……………………………………………… 184 Ways student can benefit from Linkedin……………………….. 184 Get started with Linkedin………………………………………….. 186 References………………………………………............................. 192
  6. 6. Table of Contents vCHAPTER 16 EDMODO What is Edmodo?..……………………………………......................... 193 Using Edmodo in education…………………………..................... 193 Get started with Edmodo……………………………………………. 195 References………………………………………………................. 204CHAPTER 17 WIKISPACES What are Wikis?..……………………………………......................... 205 Wikis or Blog…………………………..…........................................ 205 Benefits of Wikis…………………………………………………….. 206 Usage in teaching and learning,…………………………………….. 207 Get started with Wikispaces……………………………………… 209 References…………………………………………………................ 217CHAPTER 18 DEL.ICIO.US What is Del.icio.us?..………………………………........................... 218 Advantages of using Del.icio.us…………………..….......................... 218 Using Del.icio.us in education…………………………………………219 220 Get started with Del.icio.us…………………………………………… References………………………………………………................. 227CHAPTER 19 VOICETHREAD What is VoiceThread?……………………………........................... 228 Benefits of using VoiceThread…………………..…............................ 228 Ways of using VoiceThread………………………………………. 229 Usage in teaching and learning………………………………………. 230 Get started with VoiceThread……………………………………… 232 References…………………………………………………………. 237
  7. 7. vi Table of ContentsCHAPTER 20 CAMTASIA STUDIO What is Camtasia Studio?………………………….......................... 238 Advantages of Camtasia Studio…………………............................ 239 Potential impacts of instructional video on learning……………. 240 Get started with Camtasia Studio……………………………….. 241 References…………………………………………………............... 260CHAPTER 21 SCOOP.IT What is Scoop.It? …………………………………….................... 261 Benefits of using Scoop.It…………………..…................................ 261 Get started with Scoop.It…………………………………………… 262 References…………………………………………….................... 270CHAPTER 22 Flickr What is Flickr? ……………………………………......................... 271 Ways of using Flickr…………………..…......................................... 271 Usage in teaching and learning……………………………………. 272 Get started with Flickr…………………………………………… 274 References…………………………………………………............ 284CHAPTER 23 Wordle What is Wordle? ……………………………………..................... 285 Ways of using Wordle…………………..…...................................... 286 Get started with Wordle……………………………………………. 287 References………………………………………………................. 290
  8. 8. Table of Contents viiCHAPTER 24 PINTEREST What is Pinterest? ………………………………............................... 291 Benefits of using Pinterest…………………..…............................... 291 Get started with Pinterest………………………………………….. 292 References………………………………………………................. 304CHAPTER 25 WALLWISHER What is Wallwisher? ……………………………............................. 305 Benefits of using Wallwisher…………………..…............................. 305 Ways of using Wallwisher………………………………………… 306 Get started with Wallwisher…………………………………….. 307 References……………………………………………….................. 315CHAPTER 26 SCRIBD What is Scribd? ……………………………………......................... 316 Ways of using Scribd…………………..…........................................ 316 Get started with Scribd………………………………………………318 References………………………………………………................. 322CHAPTER 27 NING What is Ning? ……………………………………............................. 323 Benefits of using Ning in education………………….......................... 323 Ways of using Ning………………………………………………….. 324 Usage in teaching and learning………………………………………… 325 Get started with Ning……………………………………………… 326 References……………………………………………….................. 341
  9. 9. viii Table of ContentsCHAPTER 28 ELLUMINATE What is Elluminate? …………………………................................... 342 Benefits of using Elluminate…………………..….............................. 342 Ways of using Elluminate…………………………………………… 346 Get started with Elluminate……………………………………….. 349 References……………………………………………….................. 365CHAPTER 29 VYEW What is Vyew? ………………………………................................... 366 A few ways Vyew is empowering users…………..…......................... 366 Educational uses of Vyew……………………………………………… 368 Get started with Vyew………………………………………………..370 References………………………………………………................. 377CHAPTER 30 SYNC.IN What is Sync.In? ……………………………………....................... 378 Advantages of Sync.In…………………..….......................................... 378 379 Get started with Sync.In……………………………………………….. References…………………………………………………............. 384CHAPTER 31 TWIDDLA What is Twiddla? …………………………….................................. 385 Advantages of Twiddla…………………..…....................................... 385 Ways of using Twiddla for teaching………………………………… 386 Get started with Twiddla…………………………………………….. 388 References………………………………………………................. 394
  10. 10. Table of Contents ixCHAPTER 32 SURVEY MONKEY What is SurveyMonkey? ………………………………................... 395 Advantages of SurveyMonkey…………………..…............................ 395 Benefits of using SurveyMonkey as online survey…………………. 396 Get started with SurveyMonkey…………………………………….. 398 References……………………………………………….................... 408CHAPTER 33 POLL EVERYWHERE What is Poll Everywhere? ……………………………..................... 409 Ideas of using Poll Everywhere in the classroom………………………409 Benefits of Poll Everywhere……………………………………….. 410 Get started with Poll Everywhere…………………………………… 411 References…………………………………………………............... 418CHAPTER 34 SCREENCAST-O-MATIC What is Screencast-O-Matic? …………………………..................... 419 Advantages of Screencast-O-Matic…………………....................... 419 Benefits of using Screencast-O-Matic………………………………. 420 Get started with Screencast-O-Matic……………………………….. 421 References………………………………………………………….. 428CHAPTER 35 Zotero What is Zotero? ………………………………................................. 429 Benefits of Zotero…………………..…................................................ 429 Advantages of Zotero……………………………………………….. 430 Zotero as a research tool…………………………………………….. 431 Get started with Zotero………………………………………………432 References…………………………………………………................ 445
  11. 11. x Table of ContentsCHAPTER 36 BUBBL.US What is Bubbl.Us? ……………………………………....................... 446 Benefits of Bubbl.Us…………………..…........................................... 446 Ideas for usage as a research tool……………………………………….. 447 Get started with Bubbl.Us………………………………………….. 448 References…………………………………………………................. 458CHAPTER 37 GO!ANIMATE What is Go!Animate? ………………………...................................... 459 Advantages of Go!Animate…………………..….............................. 459 Using Go!Animate in education……………………………………… 460 Get started with Go!Animate……………………………………….. 461 References………………………………………………….................. 472CHAPTER 38 EDUCREATIONS What is Educreations? …………………………………….............. 473 Benefits from Educreations…………………..…................................... 473 Advantages of Educreations……………………………………………474 Get started with Educreations……………………………………… 475 References………………………………………………….................. 484CHAPTER 39 ISSUU What is Issuu? …………………………………….............................. 486 Advantages of Issuu…………………..…............................................. 486 Using Issuu in the classroom…………………………………………. 487 Get started with Issuu……………………………………………….. 488 References………………………………………………….................. 494
  12. 12. Table of Contents xiCHAPTER 40 MYEBOOK What is Myebook? ……………………………………...................... 495 Advantages of Myebook…………………..…........................................ 496 Get started with Myebook………………………………………… 497 References…………………………………………………................ 507
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  14. 14. Chapter 1: Twitter 1 Chapter 1 TWITTERWHAT IS TWITTER?Microblogging is a Web 2.0 technology and a new form of blogging that allowusers to publish online brief text updates, usually less than 140-200characters. The posts can be edited and accessed online, or sent as SMS, e-mail or via instant messaging clients. Usually, the microblogs authors embedtheir posts as a widget on blogs or sites. Microblogging enables a real-timeinteraction between users, using different devices, technologies andapplications. The best known microblogging services are Twitter (Carmen &Gabriela 2008). Twitter is a website, owned and operated by Twitter Inc., whichoffers a social networking and microblogging service, allowing its users tosend and read messages called tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to140 characters displayed on the users profile page. The short format of thetweet is a defining characteristic of the service, allowing informalcollaboration and quick information sharing that provides relief from risingemail and instant messaging fatigue. Twittering is also a less gated method ofcommunication: you can share information with people that you would notnormally exchange email or IM messages with, opening up your circle ofcontacts to an ever-growing community of like-minded people(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter).
  15. 15. 2 Chapter 1: TwitterADVANTAGES OF TWITTERAdvantages of Twitter include the following: 1. Twitter is easy to use. In registration, it will only take you less than a minute to join, and no confirmation e-mail needed. 2. You can create as many accounts as you want. Followers are considered friends. Once they follow you through your tweets, you can follow them back and immediately considered you as a friend. 3. Message boards or “tweets” itself can be viewable in public whether you are friends or not, and you may include your URL as well which is clickable. 4. Twitter also has unique profile templates, which can be created through HTML mode or purchase it through legitimate dealers in different auction sites related to templates.(Source: http://unblocked.me/twitter_faq/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-twitter.php)WAYS OF USING TWITTER IN EDUCATIONThe following are some ways of using Twitter in education according toSteve Wheeler (2009): 1. Twit Board: Notify students of changes to course content, schedules, venues or other important information. 2. Summing Up: Ask students to read an article or chapter and then post their brief summary or précis of the key point(s). A limit of 140 characters demands a lot of academic discipline.
  16. 16. Chapter 1: Twitter 33. Twit Links: Share a hyperlink – a directed task for students – each is required to regularly share one new hyperlink to a useful site they have found.4. Twitter Stalking: Follow a famous person and document their progress. Better still if this can be linked to an event.5. Time Tweet: Choose a famous person from the past and create a twitter account for them – choose an image which represents the historical figure and over a period of time write regular tweets in the role of that character, in a style and using the vocabulary you think they would have used (e.g. William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar).6. Micro Meet: Hold discussions involving all the subscribing students. As long as everyone is following the whole group, no-one should miss out on the Twitter stream. All students participate because a sequence of contributors is agreed beforehand.7. Micro Write: Progressive collaborative writing on Twitter. Students agree to take it in turns to contribute to an account or ‘story’ over a period of time.8. Lingua Tweeta: Good for modern language learning. Send tweets in foreign languages and ask students to respond in the same language or to translate the tweet into their native language.9. Tweming: Start off a meme – agree on a common hash-tag so that all the created content is automatically captured by Twemes or another aggregator.10. Twitter Pals: Encourage students to find a Twitter ‘penpal’ and regularly converse with them over a period of time to find out about their culture, hobbies, friends, family etc. Ideal for learning about people from other cultures.
  17. 17. 4 Chapter 1: TwitterGET STARTED WITH TWITTER STEP 1 Go to: http://www.twitter.com. STEP 2 Sign Up/Register To create a twitter account, click ‘Sign Up’.
  18. 18. Chapter 1: Twitter 5 Fill up the appropriateinformation: Full name, username, password and valid email address. Next, you need to Then, click access the email ‘Create my account you have account’ entered. Twitter will send you a confirmation email. Click on the link in that message to confirm your email address. You will be taken to the twitter page and you need to sign in first to use your registrated username and password.
  19. 19. 6 Chapter 1: Twitter Finding Friends Click ‘Find Friends’. Find friends on Twitter through your email accounts, such as Gmail, Yahoo!, AOL, Hotmail and MSN accounts. Also, Twitter will give you a list of people among your email friends who have Twitter accounts. STEP 4 Becoming a Tweeter Click ‘Tweet’ to update and let people knowWrite here to and retweet start a what you are upconversation to. on Twitter.
  20. 20. Chapter 1: Twitter 7 Following To start following (knowthe latest post and update),open the page you want to follow then click the icon ‘Twitter’. Or, you can click ‘Who To Then, key in the Follow’ at a keyword to start your twitter searching the page page. you want to follow.
  21. 21. 8 Chapter 1: Twitter The screen will belike this.Click here to startfollowing. Click ‘Retweet’ to Click ‘Reply’ to write a the post you like. reply/tweet the post.
  22. 22. Chapter 1: Twitter 9REFERENCESAdvantages and disadvantages of Twitter. http://unblocked.me/twitter_faq/advantages-and-disadvantages-of- twitter.php [27 May 2011]Carmen Holotescu & Gabriela Grosseck. 2008. Using microblogging in education. http://www.scribd.com/doc/2286799/Can-we-use-Twitter- for-educational-activities [27 May 2011]Steve Wheeler. 2009. Teaching with Twitter. http://steve- wheeler.blogspot.com/2009/01/teaching-with-twitter.html [27 May 2011]Wikipedia: Twitter. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter [27 May 2011]
  23. 23. 10 Chapter 6: YouTube Chapter 2 YOUTUBEWHAT IS YOUTUBEYouTube is a popular video sharing website where users can upload, view,and share video clips. It has become a popular form of Web 2.0 new media.A recent article in Wired cites an average of 65,000 uploads and 100 millionvideos viewed per day on YouTube (Godwin-Jones 2007). With theexception of content that is offensive or illegal, videos can be animations,footage of public events, personal recordings of friends. In short, it can beanything a user wants to post. Videos can be informational, entertaining,persuasive, or purely personal. One of an emerging class of socialapplications, YouTube allows users to post and tag videos, watch thoseposted by others, post comments in a threaded discussion format, search forcontent by keyword or category, and create and participate in topicalgroups. Users can view profiles of individuals who have posted orcommented on videos, see their favorite videos, and contact them.BENEFITS OF USING YOUTUBEVideo can be a powerful educational and motivational tool. However, a greatdeal of the mediums power lies not in itself but in how it is used. Video isnot an end in itself but a means toward achieving learning goals andobjectives. Effective instructional video is not television-to-studentinstruction but rather teacher-to student instruction, with video as a vehiclefor discovery (Duffy 2008). YouTube is increasingly being used by educators
  24. 24. Chapter 2: YouTube 11as a pedagogic resource for everything from newsworthy events fromaround the world to “slice-of-life” videos used to teach students within anESL course. The following are some general guidelines recommended byClark and Mayer (2002) in relation to considering the appropriate use of anymedia to improve learning that media must; 1. Be aligned with expected learning or performance outcome; 2. Reduce cognitive load; 3. Exclude superficial text or graphics; 4. Be appropriate for target learner’s learning literacys 5. Educators (and students alike), will find that video is an effective catalyst and facilitator for classroom discourse and analysis.USAGE OF YOUTUBE IN TEACHING AND LEARNINGYouTube draws user into the experience of viewing videos and engaging withthe content as commentators and creators, activities that heighten students’visual literacy which is an important skill in today’s electronic culture. Even ifmost of the content on YouTube lacks an educational goal, the applicationencourages experimentation with new media. Many educators believe thatthe act of creating content is a valuable learning exercise, helping develop adeeper understanding of the subject matter and the tools used to create thatcontent. To the extent that YouTube facilitates such creation, it has thepotential to expose students to new insights and skills, as well as link themto various online communities. As a social-software application, YouTube ispart of a trend among Net Generation students to replace passive learningwith active participation, where everyone has a voice, anyone can contribute,and the value lies less in the content itself than in the networks of learnersthat form around content and support one another in learning goals.
  25. 25. 12 Chapter 6: YouTubeSTRATEGIES FOR USING YOUTUBE IN TEACHING ANDLEARNINGThe following are some guidelines relating to the specific use of video topromote active viewing and maximize learning: 1. SEGEMENT - allow your students to watch the video in short segments. 2. NOTES - videos are ideal for developing note-taking skills. Take notes on the first viewing, then rewind, replay and check them. This can be done individually or collectively as a class discussion / brainstorming session. 3. PAUSE - use the "pause" feature to temporarily stop the tape and allow your students to try to predict/recall what will happen next. 4. SOUND OFF - for video sequences that rely on visuals, turn the sound off and narrate. This technique works especially well for listing the steps of a process. 5. PICTURE OFF - use the audio clues to describe what is on screen. Compare and contrast the predictions with the actual video. 6. PREVIEW each video carefully to determine its suitability for the lessons objectives and studentslearning outcomes. 7. INTEGRATE the video into the overall learning experience by adding an experimental component to the lesson. Activities can be done prior to viewing; to set the stage, review, provide background information, identify new vocabulary words, or to introduce the topic. The activity can be done after viewing to reinforce, apply, or extend the information conveyed by the program. Often the video can serve as an introduction or motivator for the hands-on activity to come.
  26. 26. Chapter 2: YouTube 13 8. CUT – use online video editors like www.cuts.com or www.eyespot.com to capture the concepts that are most relevant for your lesson topic. It is often unnecessary and time-consuming to screen a program in its entirety. When previewing a program, look for segments particularly relevant or useful to the lesson or activity planned. 9. FOCUS - give students a specific responsibility while viewing. Introduce the video with a question, things to look for, unfamiliar vocabulary, or an activity that will make the programs content more clear or meaningful. By charging students with specific viewing responsibilities, teachers can keep students "on task" and direct the learning experience to the lessons objectives. Be sure and follow-up during and after viewing the tape. 10. AFTER - when students have viewed the video consider; what interested them? What didnt they understand? How can you relate the program to their experiences and feelings? Ask the students to add comments / blog on the video. How can you validate and appreciate diverse reactions to the material?(Source: http://www.idahoptv.org/ntti/strategies.html)
  27. 27. 14 Chapter 6: YouTube GET STARTED WITH YOUTUBE STEP 1 Go to http://www.youtube.com/ STEP 2 Creating an Account Select the “Create Account” link at the top of YouTube.comSelect a usernamethat matches yourpersonal identityor companyname. Indicateyour location,postal code anddate of birth. From here you will be able to assign this YouTube account to an existing account or create a new Google account.
  28. 28. Chapter 2: YouTube 15 Now you have successfully created your YouTube account. At this point, you can customize a YouTube channel, upload new videos and refresh account settings. STEP 3 RecordingYou can record from sophisticated, high definition digital video recorders toinexpensive tools. You can even record video from an enabled mobile phoneor your computer’s webcam. Accepted file formats include: Windows Media Video (.WMV) .3GP (cell phones) .AVI (windows) .MOV (mac) .MP4 (ipod/psp) .MKV (h.264)
  29. 29. 16 Chapter 6: YouTube STEP 4 Uploading Click the ‘Upload’ button. Select a movie from your computer or record a video from your webcam. Name the video – use a descriptive title and helpful description. Use tags - these are keywords that indicate what the video contains. Select a video category. Decide to make the video public or private.
  30. 30. Chapter 2: YouTube 17Save your video settings and wait for processing (usually a few minutes but can depend upon the size of the video). Share it on Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader, Orkut and Myspace using AutoShare options. Once the video has been processed and available live on YouTube in public or private setting, you may also choose to embed the video onto a website or blog by copying and pasting the embed code wherever you want to show it.
  31. 31. 18 Chapter 6: YouTube STEP 5 Video Attributes 1. Video Title – Use a simple titles including keywords if possible. 2. Videos by creator – A link to other videos from this account holder’s channel. 3. Subscribe – An option to subscribe to this person’s videos. New videos will appear in your YouTube account inbox when they are created. 4. Video Play Option – Play and pause the video and adjust volume controls.
  32. 32. Chapter 2: YouTube 195. Video Time/Length – Numeric and visual display or where you are in the video.6. View Controls – Expand or contract your view of the video on your screen.7. Video Creator – The account name of the person who created this video.8. Video Description – Provide descriptive text to explain the video content.9. Views – The number of times this video has been viewed on YouTube.10. Review – Give feedback for the video with a “thumbs up” or “thums down” rating.11. Share & Save – Share or send the video to friends and colleagues. Save the video to your favorites, or include it in a playlist of videos you enjoy.12. Embed Option – Access code to copy and paste on website or blog so that video can be shared outside of YouTube.
  33. 33. 20 Chapter 6: YouTubeREFERENCESClark, R.C. & Mayer, R.E. 2002. E-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Pfeiffer.Duffy, P. 2008. Engaging the YouTube Google-Eyed Generation: Strategies for Using Web 2.0 in Teaching and Learning. The Electronic Journal of e- Learning 6(2):119 – 130.Godwin-Jones, R. 2007. Digital Video Update: YouTube, flash, high-definition. http://www.allbusiness.com/technology/4051526-1.htmlNtti utilization strategies. http://www.idahoptv.org/ntti/strategies.html
  34. 34. Chapter 3: Google Docs 21 Chapter 3 GOOGLE DOCSWHAT IS GOOGLE DOCS?Google Docs is an online word processor, spreadsheet and presentationeditor that enables anyone to create, store and share instantly and securely,and collaborate online in real time. We can create new documents fromscratch or upload existing documents, spreadsheets and presentations.There is no software to download, and all work is stored safely online andcan be accessed from any computer.(Source: http://www.google.com/educators/p_docs.html)BENEFITS FROM GOOGLE DOCSThe following are some benefits of using Google Docs for teachers andstudents:  Promote group work which is encourages multiple revision and peer editing skills.  Teachers can publish announcements about upcoming assignments and to monitor student progress via an interactive process which allows you to give guidance when it might be of maximum benefit – while student is still working on an assignment.  Easy to collaborate online with fellow students, even when they arent in the same place and they can get feedback easily from
  35. 35. 22 Chapter 3: Google Docs teachers, parents, relatives and tutors, and enter updates anytime from anywhere. Students can go back to the revisions history to see how their assignment has evolved, and who has helped.  Help students to stay organized and keep on top of their assignments. They never have to remember to save their work because in Google docs its automatically save.(Source: http://www.google.com/educators/p_docs.html)USING GOOGLE DOCS IN THE CLASSROOMThe following are interesting ways of using Google docs in the classroom:  Promote group collaboration and creativity by having students record their group projects together in a single doc.  Keep track of grades, attendance, or any other data you can think of using an easily accessible, always available spreadsheet.  Facilitate writing as a process by encouraging students to write in a document shared with you. You can check up on their work at any time, provide insight and help using the comments feature, and understand better each student’s strengths.  Encourage collaborative presentation skills by asking your students to work together on a shared presentation, and then present it to the class.  Collaborate on a document with fellow teachers to help you all track the status and success of students you share.  Maintain, update and share lesson plans over time in a single document.
  36. 36. Chapter 3: Google Docs 23  Track and organize cumulative project data in a single spreadsheet, accessible to any collaborator at any timeSource:(http://electronicportfolios.com/google/UsingGoogleDocsintheclassroom.pdf)
  37. 37. 24 Chapter 3: Google DocsGET STARTED WITH GOOGLE DOCS STEP 1 Go to: http://www.google.com.my/ STEP 2 Creating a Google Account At the right top corner of the Google homepage, click ‘Sign in’. Then, click ‘Sign up for a new Google Account’.
  38. 38. Chapter 3: Google Docs 25 Fill in the requiredinformation. Click ‘I accept. Create my account’.
  39. 39. 26 Chapter 3: Google Docs STEP 3 Creating Google Documents After creating the Google account and logging in, go to ‘More’ at the Google page and select ‘Documents’. Or, you can Click the click this icon ‘CREATE’ to upload button and your existing choose any document in type of the Google Docs. documents below to start creating.
  40. 40. Chapter 3: Google Docs 27 (a) Creating a Document If you click create ‘Document’, this will be your viewing page. To rename this document, click at ‘Untitled document’. This is the document toolbar with the You can type your editing functions. document here like as a word processor. (b) Creating a Presentation If you click create This is the ‘Presentation’, this will be presentation toolbar your viewing page. with the editing functions. Create your presentationAdd new here like a slide. powerpoint presentation.
  41. 41. 28 Chapter 3: Google Docs (c) Creating a Spreadsheet If you click create ‘Spreadsheet’, this will be your viewing page. To rename this spreadsheet, click at ‘Untitled spreadsheet’. This is the Start using your spreadsheet toolbar spreadsheet with the editing here like a Excel functions. file.Click ‘Add item’ (d) Creating a Form to add questions or Click ‘Theme:Plain’ to If you click create ‘Form’, others in your choose many this will your viewing page. form. interesting themes. Click here to give your form a title. You can edit, duplicate and delete the Example of a questions you question. have created.
  42. 42. Chapter 3: Google Docs 29 STEP 4 Sharing To change your sharing setting and inviteThis icon shows others to that your collaborate with document is your private and documents, only you can access it. click the ‘Share’ button. Choose your sharing setting and click ‘Save’. To invite specific Then, click the people, enter names, ‘Done’ button. email addresses or groups.
  43. 43. 30 Chapter 3: Google Docs STEP 5 Comments Click ‘Showcomment stream’ to see any comments regarding the documents. Choose your comment’s notification settings. Then, click the ‘OK’ button.
  44. 44. Chapter 3: Google Docs 31REFERENCEShttp://www.google.com/educators/p_docs.html [17 November 2011]http://electronicportfolios.com/google/UsingGoogleDocsintheclassroom.pdf [17 November 2011]
  45. 45. 32 Chapter 4: Skype Chapter 4 SKYPEWHAT IS SKYPE?Skype is for doing things together, whenever you are located. Skype’s text,voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people thatmatter to you, wherever they are. Skype, a free software program thatallows anyone to talk to anyone else in the world over the Internet for free,is easy to install and use. Folks around the world are using Skype daily tokeep in touch with friends and family with sound that’s clearer than a cellphone or even a land line. Add a webcam and you can send video back andforth as well. Up to 9 users can conference on a call (audio only) at no cost(Lorrie Jackson 2007).BENEFITS OF USING SKYPESkype is the innovative computer software that enables users to make freecalls online to other Skype users all over the globe. This software is obtainedfor free from the Skype site and it can be utilized on almost all operatingsystems and computers. The following are benefits of using Skype: 1. Easy to use: The creation of Skype has made communication more user friendly in various fields like education, entertainment, travel and
  46. 46. Chapter 4: Skype 33 business. In fact, Skype does not have any hassles and it is very simple to install. Any person can set up this program without any difficulties. The main advantage of making calls online is that users can effortlessly call other people whether they are close to them or the other side of the world, either on computers or mobile phones. 2. Video calls: Another vital feature present in Skype is the capability of making video calls. A caller can not only call someone else, but she or he also has the opportunity of seeing the other person. This vital tool is very useful for business people who are unable to make it in time for certain events like meetings. 3. File transfers: Users of Skype can share files with each other. A user can transfer files easily from their account to their friend’s account. It supports different types of files including confidential data, office files and also photos. The transfer is also done using relative security. 4. Low cost: The free calls between Skype users and less costly between Skype to mobile phones provides users convenience and also saves lots of money. Skype usage also removes time-restriction worries, as talking for extended periods of time can lead to high charges when using normal phone calls.(Source: http://benefitof.net/benefits-of-skype/)
  47. 47. 34 Chapter 4: SkypeWAYS OF USING SKYPE IN TEACHING AND LEARNINGAccording to Chris Clark (2011), Skype can be integrated into teaching andlearning as follows: 1. Remote class – when you have to be away at a conference, conduct class via Skype from your hotel room. 2. Guest speaker – interview an expert alum or invite a poet to talk to the class. 3. Panel – ask multiple colleagues in different places to participate in a discussion with your class. 4. Field trip – ask a docent in a museum or an archaeologist at a dig to show your students what they are doing and seeing. 5. Language practice – match your students with volunteers from another country for conversation. 6. Group work – students contact each other outside of class to work on projects. 7. Office hours – conduct student meetings or help sessions from your office or from home. 8. Collaboration – share a data gathering project with classes in other locations. 9. Performance – show a student presentation, skit, or speech to an expert evaluator. 10. Absence – if a student has to miss a class due to illness, he can participate through a Skype connection.
  48. 48. Chapter 4: Skype 35USAGE IN TEACHING AND LEARNINGBy providing an easy, inexpensive way to communicate with people aroundthe world, Skype offers a wide range of activities that can improve studentengagement and comprehension. Interacting with people from other parts ofthe world helps students understand cultural differences, learn about historyand social norms, and fine-tune foreign language skills. Learning becomesincreasingly authentic as it expands beyond the walls of the classroom, andbeing able to have a phone call or a video chat with someone on the otherside of the world can make learning come alive. An inexpensive, widelyaccessible tool like Skype also encourages faculty and students to experimentwith new techniques to facilitate engagement. For distance education, Skypeoffers an easy way for disparate students and instructors to engage insynchronous communication (Educause 2007).
  49. 49. 36 Chapter 4: SkypeGET STARTED WITH SKYPE STEP 1 Go to: www.skype.com STEP 2 Downloading the Skype ApplicationTo download the Skype application to your computer, at the Skype page goto Get Skype and click Windows (if your computer is windows’ operatesystem) Click your computer operating system.
  50. 50. Chapter 4: Skype 37 Free Skype.Click download Skype to start downloading. STEP 3 Running the Skype Setup FileA window will open asking what you want to do with a file calledSkypeSetup.exe. Click ‘Save File’.When the download is done, open the SkypeSetup.exe file and start installingthe application. The Skype Setup Wizard will appear and guide you throughthe rest of the installation.
  51. 51. 38 Chapter 4: Skype STEP 4 Log in/Sign in After the installation is done, Skype will open automatically in its own window.If you already have a Skype name this will be your log in page. If you do nothave a Skype name click on the link “Don’t have a Skype Name?” Thefollowing window will appear.
  52. 52. Chapter 4: Skype 39 After completing creating the Skype account, you are now ready to sign in and start your first Skype call. STEP 5 Skyping Look under contacts and you should see Sound Test Service. That is an automated testing service that helps you make sure your microphone and speakers (internal or external) or headset are Click Skype Sound Test Service working. once. You’ll see a green phone icon (to call out) and a whiteballoon in a blue circle (to instant A recording will prompt you to say a word message/chat). Make sure your or two. Your message then will be played microphone is plugged in, and back to you. If you hear your voice played then press the green phone back, everything is working. button.
  53. 53. 40 Chapter 4: Skype STEP 6 Searching Others This screen will appear.To find another Skype user, click on ‘Contacts’. In the ‘Contacts’ menu click on ‘Search for Skype Users’. Fill in the appropriate boxes and click ‘Find’. Skype will search for the contact and provide a list of people in the box. Highlight the person you are looking for and click ‘Add contact’.
  54. 54. Chapter 4: Skype 41 STEP 7 Chatting & Sending Files Click on the contactyou wish to chat with. In the column on theYou will notice that the right below the picture name is highlighted in you will see a few the contact list. buttons and then text. This text is what remains of the chat. Inside the box it says ‘Type a message here’. Thit is where to type your text. Once you To send a file during a chat, go to have added the text, ‘Share’ and click ‘Send File’. Then, click on the blue button choose the file you want to send. that looks like a conversation bubble located at the right of the box.
  55. 55. 42 Chapter 4: Skype STEP 8 Making a CallTo make a call, click When the contacton the contact you appears, you will have wish to call. two green buttons to choose from. You can click on the green ‘Call’ button or the green ‘Video call’ button. This will allow you to call your contact and talk to them either with or without video. Skype allows you to chat and call at the same time. This is useful for sharing links while calling.
  56. 56. Chapter 4: Skype 43REFERENCESBenefits of Skype. http://benefitof.net/benefits-of-skype/. [8 March 2011]Chris Clark. 2011. Ten ways to use skype in a course. http://ltlatnd.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/ten-ways-to-use-skype-in-a- course/. [8 March 2011]Educause. 2007. 7 things you should know about Skype. www.educause.edu/eli. [8 March 2011]Lorrie Jackson. 2007. Skype: Talk to Anyone, Anywhere for Free. http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/techtorial/techtorial107.pdf [8 March 2011]
  57. 57. 44 Chapter 5: Wordpress Chapter 5 WORDPRESSWHAT IS WORDPRESS?WordPress is a free online publishing. It is a web-based software programthat allows anyone to build and maintain in term of creating and editing awebsite or blog. It was originally intended as an easy way to set up a blog.(Source: http://www.mcbuzz.com/wordpress/what-is-wordpress/)ADVANTAGES OF WORDPRESSWordpress is the most common choice for blog users because of thefollowing features: 1. Ease of use and versatility - WordPress is suitable for just about anybody - from the absolute novice to the advanced programmer. 2. Feature-rich interface - WordPress has a rich text editor with advanced multimedia support. 3. Expandable - WordPresss community distributes a large number of modules for almost any popular website feature. 4. It is Open Source - Free to install and use Wordpress for your site.(Source: http://kb.siteground.com/article/What_is_WordPress.html)
  58. 58. Chapter 5: Wordpress 45WAYS OF USING WORDPRESSThe following are some ways of using Wordpress: 1. WordPress is an easy-to-use platform, it can be used as as a platform to build just any kind of website and including portfolio website (Cameron 2009) 2. WordPress as the engine behind your organisation website and classroom blogs. You can log in to the class website online and use the web interface to add contest to your website (Kuroneko 2008). 3. WordPress allows you to set up various levels of access to your site by changing the user role. That way, you can get students (and teachers) to write articles for your website, but you can control what actually gets published online (Kuroneko 2008).
  59. 59. 46 Chapter 5: WordpressGET STARTED WITH WORDPRESS STEP 1 Go to: http://wordpress.com/ STEP 2 Sign Up/Registration To start the registration, click the ‘Sign up now’ button. Fill in the form to create your WordPress account and your blog address. Next, click ‘Sign up’.
  60. 60. Chapter 5: Wordpress 47Once you have clicked ‘sign up’,this page will appear. You need to check your e-mail inbox to activate your account. You will receive this email and you need to click this link to start activating your account. Fill in the profile form. Save your profile by clicking the ‘Save Profile’ button. Once you have finished activating your account, you can login and start using WordPress.
  61. 61. 48 Chapter 5: Wordpress STEP 3 Editing Blogs On your bloghomepage, click ‘About’. Click ‘Edit’ to start editing the page. Click ‘Preview Changes’ before you click the ‘Update’ button. Delete the text, and start writing some information Click ‘Update’. about your homepage. To return to your homepage, click this button.
  62. 62. Chapter 5: Wordpress 49 STEP 4 Adding LinksGo to ‘My Blog’. Click ‘Dashboard’. Click ‘Add New’. Insert the required information and click ‘Add Link’.
  63. 63. 50 Chapter 5: Wordpress STEP 5 Customizing Appearance Click ‘Appearance’ at the dashboard page. This page will appear and you can choose your favorite theme and appearance. Select a theme and click ‘Activate’.
  64. 64. Chapter 5: Wordpress 51 STEP 6 Commenting Post At your blog page, you can see the text ‘Comment’ here. To start commenting a post, you need to click this ‘comment’ text. This page will appear. Write your comments here.Click ‘Post Comment’to submit/reply your comments.
  65. 65. 52 Chapter 5: WordpressREFERENCESCameron Chapman. 2009. Ultimate Guide To Using WordPress For A Portfolio. http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/04/29/ultimate- guide-to-using-wordpress-for-a-portfolio/ [8 March 2011].Koruneko. 2008. WordPress Roles and Capabilities: How to get Students and Teachers to Put Content on Your School or Class Website. http://blog.classroomteacher.ca/68/wordpress-roles-and-capabilities- how-to-get-students-and-teachers-to-put-content-on-your-school-or- class-website/ [8 March 2011]What is Wordpress. http://kb.siteground.com/article/What_is_WordPress.html [8 March 2011]What is wordpress. http://www.mcbuzz.com/wordpress/what-is-wordpress/ [8 March 2011]
  66. 66. Chapter 6: Dropbox 53 Chapter 6 DROPBOXWHAT IS DROPBOX?Dropbox is a simple online virtual storage utility that allows you to makeyour files accessible from almost anywhere. Designed for those who aretired of e-mailing files to themselves and carrying around flash drives,Dropbox looks to revolutionize the way you store and share files.(Source: http://acomputerblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/just-what-is-dropbox.html.)BENEFITS OF USING DROPBOXThe following are some benefits of using Dropbox suggested by Chris Clark(2010):1. Access it anywhere.2. Use it on multiple devices (eg. – laptop, tablet, or smartphone).3. Works across platforms – sync up a to-do list from a Windows machine and modify it on a Blackberry, Mac, Linux, iPhone, or Android device.4. The app is optional – If the computer in your classroom that doesn’t have Dropbox installed, you simply access your files from a browser.5. Sharing –Set up a folder to be accessible by a specific set of Dropbox accounts.
  67. 67. 54 Chapter 6: Dropbox6. Make items public – anything in “Public” folder is available to the world.7. Back up essential files – everything save in a Dropbox folder is automatically copied, not only to “the cloud” but also to other devices connected to your account.8. Keep files in sync – always have your most recent to-do list or folder of browser bookmarks.9. Fewer things to forget – become less reliant on that USB flash drive or portable hard drive.10. History – an account maintains 30 days of “undo”, allowing you to return to last draft preparation notes if you are accidentally deleted that awesome anecdote.11. Keep costs low –No fee for 2 GB of space. If need more space, it available with the reasonable and low fee.WAYS OF USING DROPBOXAccording to Ryan Battles (2011), Dropbox can be used in the followingways:1. Free backup: Save any files in Dropbox and it will instantly have secure backup to Dropboxs servers.2. Restoring Previous Versions: Anything in the Dropbox folder can be restored to a previous version, even deleted file.3. Public File Sharing: Easily send large attachment to others without using email and worries about the file size. Upload the file to Dropbox and use the built-in public link tool to simply send a link to the recipient, where they can download the file at their convenience.
  68. 68. Chapter 6: Dropbox 554 Collaborating with Others: Helps to have access to the same files and share a folder via Dropbox.5. Instant Mobile Viewing: Store all documents within Dropbox, and use the Dropbox App to download them whenever you need to view it.
  69. 69. 56 Chapter 6: Dropbox GET STARTED WITH DROPBOX STEP 1 Go to: http://www.dropbox.com/ STEP 2 Downloading Dropbox At the Dropbox page, click the ‘DownloadDropbox’ button. Then, run ‘Dropbox.exe’.
  70. 70. Chapter 6: Dropbox 57 Click ‘Yes’ to allow for installation. Then, click the ‘Install’ button.STEP 3 Creating a Dropbox Account If you do not have a Dropbox account, click here. Then, click ‘Next’.
  71. 71. 58 Chapter 6: Dropbox Fill in the information required. Click the ‘Next’ button again. Choose your Dropbox size. If you want a larger storage size, you can choose the paid account. Click ‘Next’.
  72. 72. Chapter 6: Dropbox 59Then, you can take abrief tour of Dropboxor you can ‘Skip tour and finish’. Finally, click the ‘Finish’ button.
  73. 73. 60 Chapter 6: Dropbox STEP 4 Dropbox Desktop Double click your Dropbox desktop. Dropbox automatically adds two folders and ‘Getting Started’ file. You can view these to see how it works. You also can add folders or drag and drop (a) Using Public Folder files in Dropbox Desktop.
  74. 74. Chapter 6: Dropbox 61 (a) Public Folder Double click ‘Public’ folder. Public folders in Dropbox allows you to share the document with others even thought they do not have a Dropbox account. To startsharing, drop your files in this Then, right click on the file. Go to folder. ‘Dropbox’ and click at ‘Copy public link’. This copies the Internet link to your file. You can now share this file with others: just paste the link into e-mails, instant message conversations, blogs, etc.
  75. 75. 62 Chapter 6: Dropbox (b) Photos Folder Double click the‘Photos’ folder. Make a folder inside the Photos folder, and give it a name.
  76. 76. Chapter 6: Dropbox 63 Put photos inside the folder you jhave ust created. Now you can view and share this photo gallery online by going to http://www.dropbox. com/photos STEP 5 Dropbox WebsiteGo to https://www.dropbox.com/ and click Log in. Insert your email address and password. Then, click the ‘Log in’ button.
  77. 77. 64 Chapter 6: Dropbox (a) Files toolbar (b) Sharing toolbar
  78. 78. Chapter 6: Dropbox 65REFERENCEShttp://acomputerblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/just-what-is-dropbox.html [16 November 2011]Ryan Battles. 2011. The Benefits of Dropbox. http://joviawebstudio.com/blog/the_benefits_of_dropbox/ [16 November 2011]Chris Clark. 2010. A dozen benefits of Dropbox file storage – and some caveats http://ltlatnd.wordpress.com/2010/12/15/dropbox-benefits-caveas/ [16 November 2011]
  79. 79. 66 Chapter 7: Prezi Chapter 7 PREZI PREZIWHAT IS PREZI?Prezi serves a similar function to power Point, but with more powerful andinteresting features. In Prezi Presentation are created on a ‘canvas’ ratherthan on slides. This encourages presenters to focus on combining text, imageand multimedia. Items on the canvas can be dragged, tilted and zoomed tocreate engaging look. A ‘path’ can be drawn between the different elementson the stage to create animation.ADVANTAGES OF PREZIAccording to Tarr (2009), Prezi has the following benefits: 1. It has the ‘wow’ factor which Power Point lost many years ago. 2. The ‘canvas’ layout deters presenters from using too much text. 3. It is easy to incorporate images, sounds and videos into one presentation. 4. It is very easy to use.
  80. 80. Chapter 7: Prezi 67USING PREZIAccording to Lydia (2010), Prezi can be used in the following manner: 1. Formatting: Prezi limits “glitz” options significantly. It has about 8 backgrounds to choose from, and each has pre-programmed fonts and colors that can’t be changed. No more getting lost in the color picker or the font window. 2. Text: It’s easy to put in small amounts of text and more difficult to enlarge the boxes to add “too much” text. This encourages students to use bullets rather than paragraphs. 3. Images: Images can be added and users can use frames to zoom in to a particular portion of a photo. For example, you can have the program zoom to a portion of the photo- ask prediction questions- then have the program zoom out to show the entire scene. You can also easily focus in on a detail that might be lost when viewed as part of the whole photo. 4. Video: Embedding video doesn’t get much easier than Prezi, especially if you are taking it from YouTube. Prezi also lets you upload a wide variety of file formats for images and videos, but limits the file size to 50 MB for the free version. 5. Sharing: This is a new feature in Prezi, and a pretty significant one. You can share presentations with up to 10 viewers and allow them to edit-making collaborative work a breeze. Users can sign up for accounts easily. 6. Prezis embed easily into most webpages and can be used as standalone teaching aids with some creativity in the design of the presentation. Links to public prezis can be posted or emailed- making student work easy to share with family and the world.
  81. 81. 68 Chapter 7: Prezi 7. Differentiation: The biggest difference between Prezi and traditional slideshow programs is the layout. Picture a large, flat pallette upon which you lay the different elements of your presentation. They can be in any arrangement you choose, unlike the linear display of a PowerPoint. Creators use a path to connect the elements, and this path allows users to move easily from one element to another and back again. This layout is great for kids who need to brainstorm, move things around, figure out the order, move it again, and have flexibility in their design. 8. Wheel Reinvention: It just may be that the presentation you are wanting to create for your class already exists, at least in a semi- useable form. Many users post their prezis and allow others to copy them, edit them, and use them for their own purposes.
  82. 82. Chapter 7: Prezi 69GET STARTED WITH PREZI STEP 1 Go to: www.prezi .com STEP 2 Signing a Free Account First, click ‘Sign up now’. Start the registration by filling in the required information. Click ‘Register and Continue’.
  83. 83. 70 Chapter 7: Prezi Once you have registered, you can activate and use your Prezi. STEP 3 Using Prezi 1) Writing text Double-click anywhere on the canvas to add a text.
  84. 84. Chapter 7: Prezi 71 This text box will appear and jot down your key ideas. You can drag it around to create more space.2) Using Zebra When you click on one of the text boxes, you will see the striped transformation zebra.
  85. 85. 72 Chapter 7: Prezi When you click and drag the inner ring of the zebra in and out, you can resize the scale of your text. When you click and drag the outer ring of the zebra, you can rotate objects of any kind.
  86. 86. Chapter 7: Prezi 73 3) Adding image and video Click ‘Load File’ at Insert tool to insert an image or a video. You can also insert videos from YouTube by pasting the link of the video. Click ‘Shape’ to insert a frame. 4) Creating Story Line After youve added and arranged yourtext and images, its time to add the storyline orpath. Click ‘add’to start inserting the path. You can add yourpath like this based on your storyline.
  87. 87. 74 Chapter 7: Prezi 5) Show to ‘present’ Now, you can start presenting your Prezi byclicking the ‘Show’ button and ‘Full- screen’. Click this arrow You can click to zoom in and button and your out of your ideas at any presentation will be point and press the arrows presented based on to get back to the path. your specified storyline path. STEP 4 Publishing Online To publish your Prezi online, click ‘Start online presentation’.
  88. 88. Chapter 7: Prezi 75 To publish your presentation,check the box marked Publish. On the Share tab, you can invite others to view or edit your prezi, and obtain an embed code to easily add the prezi to your blog.
  89. 89. 76 Chapter 7: PreziREFERENCESLydia Leimbach. 2010. Prezi. Just Plain Good for Content. http://rsu2teachertech.wordpress.com/2010/11/09/prezi-just-plain- good-for-content/ [14 March 2011]Tarr, R.J. 2009. Prezi: A Quickstart Guide. http://www.activehistory.co.uk/Miscellaneous/free_stuff/worksheets/Pr ezi.pdf [14 March 2011]
  90. 90. Chapter 8: Slideshare 77 Chapter 8 SLIDESHARE PREZIWHAT IS SLIDESHARE?SlideShare is a media site for sharing presentations, documents and pdfs.SlideShare features a vibrant professional community that regularlycomments, favorites and downloads content. Content also spreads virallythrough blogs and social networks such as LinkedIn, Facebook and twitter.Individuals and organizations upload documents to SlideShare to share ideas,connect with others, and generate leads for their businesses. Anyone canview presentations and documents on topics that interest them.(Source:http://www.slideshare.net/about?PHPSESSID=cdcd1c967d45a922f503f2147b6d390)BENEFITS OF USING SLIDESHAREPatrick Powers (2010), suggests the following benefits of using Slideshare: 1. SlideShare as a marketing tool. For example, the presentations are well put together and capitalize on a great opportunity to let people know more about the institution.
  91. 91. 78 Chapter 8: Slideshare 2. SlideShare can act as an internal organizer for uploading a handful of presentations a while back focused around information pertinent to an internal audience. 3. Slideshare as an alumni resource. For example, uploads presentations targeted for a specific audience. The presentations are geared toward job seekers and alums in the workplaceWAYS OF USING SLIDESHAREAccording to Daniel (2010), the following are some of the things you can doon SlideShare: 1. Embed slideshows into your own blog or website. 2. Share slideshows publicly or privately. There are several ways to share privately. 3. Synch audio to your slides. 4. Market your own event on slideshare. 5. Join groups to connect with SlideShare members who share your interests. 6. Download the original file.
  92. 92. Chapter 8: Slideshare 79GET STARTED WITH SLIDESHARE STEP 1 Go to: http://www.slideshare.net/ STEP 2 Sign in/Sign up If you already have a Slideshare account, you can start login. You also can login using your Facebook account. Insert your username or email Click ‘LOGIN’. and password. Insert your details here. Click ‘SIGN UP’
  93. 93. 80 Chapter 8: Slideshare STEP 3 Searching Presentations Insert the keyword Click ‘Search’. of the slide you want to search. Select the slide you like to open. This is the example of the presentation view and tools.
  94. 94. Chapter 8: Slideshare 81 STEP 4 Uploading Presentations At the bottom of the Slidashare page, click ‘UPLOAD’. Click ‘UPLOAD If you have “Slideshare publicly’ (all can view Pro” account, you can your file). ‘UPLOAD privately’. Select the presentation from your file. If you want to upload more than one file use the Ctrl key (you also can upload documents PDF). Now your presentation will appear in Slideshareand everyone can view it.
  95. 95. 82 Chapter 8: Slideshare STEP 5 Adding Youtube Videos To start editing your presentation, click ‘My Uploads’. Choose the presentation you want to add the video and click ‘Edit’.
  96. 96. Chapter 8: Slideshare 83 Go to the ‘Insert YouTube videos’ tab. At the ‘YouTube’ web,find the video you want to insert in your presentation and copy the URL.
  97. 97. 84 Chapter 8: Slideshare To add another Paste the video, you can click ‘YouTube video here. URL’ here.Next, click ‘Insert &Publish’ and you are done. Select the position to insert your video in the presentation. If you want to remove the video you’ve inserted, tick at remove box and click ‘Remove Selected’.
  98. 98. Chapter 8: Slideshare 85STEP 6 Posting a Comment To start commenting, at the presentation slide view, go to the bottom of the page. Write yourcomments here. Then, click ‘Post Comment’.
  99. 99. 86 Chapter 8: SlideshareREFERENCESDaniel St. Pierre. 2010. What is SlideShare and How can it Benefit You? http://www.cybergenica.com/blog/business-post/what-is-slideshare-and- how-can-it-benefit-you/ [6 April 2011]Patrick Powers. 2010. Three ways universities could better use SlideShare. http://patrickpowers.net/2010/11/three-ways-universities-could-better- use-slideshare/ [6 April 2011]Why you should use SlideShare? http://www.slideshare.net/about?PHPSESSID=cdcd1c967d45a922f503f2 147b6d3902 [6 April 2011]
  100. 100. Chapter 9: Glogster 87 Chapter 9 GLOGSTER PREZIWHAT IS GLOGSTER?A Glog is created using a very easy to understand, drag and drop interfacethat is relevant, enjoyable, and scalable for students of all ages and learningstyles. A Glog is an interactive visual platform in which users create a“poster or web page” containing multimedia elements including: text, audio,video, images, graphics, drawings, and data (http://edu.glogster.com/what-is-glogster-edu/). Glogster EDU is the leading global education platform for thecreative expression of knowledge and skills in the classroom and beyond. Itempowers educators and students with the technology to create GLOGS -online multimedia posters - with text, photos, videos, graphics, sounds,drawings, data attachments and more.

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