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  • Using Web 2.0 Technologies to Create Classroom Websites Session 1
  • Did You Know? 2.0
    • Video created by Karl Fish and Scott McCleod
    • Intended to be a conversation starter
    • Several versions created, initial by Karl Fish titled “Did You Know?”
  • While You Watch
    • Jot down:
      • What things shock you?
      • What things worry you?
      • What things have implications on the way you teach?
  • Did You Know? 2.0
  • You’ve Seen It, Now What?
    • What are your initial reactions to what you saw in the presentation?
    • How are these changes manifesting themselves in your personal lives? professional lives?
    • Who's scared? Why?
  • Talking Points
    • What do we think it means to prepare students for the 21st century?
    • Do we need to change? If so, how?
    • What kind of support and training will we need to move forward?
  • Key Question:
    • Given the realities of our modern age and the demands of our children’s future, is it possible for a teacher to be an excellent teacher if he/she does not use technology?
  • Introduction to Web 2.0
  • How This Class Will Help
    • During this class, you will:
      • be exposed to good models of blogs, wikis, and podcasts that are being used to meet the various needs of learners, sharing information, and maximizing student learning.
      • learn how to use RSS.
      • learn how to create a blog.
      • learn how to create a wiki.
      • learn how to create a podcast.
      • begin to develop your Personal/Professional Learning Network.
  • Suggested Reading Material:
    • RSS for Educators by John G. Hendron
    • web 2.0: new tools, new schools by Gwen Solomon and Lynne Schrum
    • Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Tools for Classrooms by Will Richardson
  • Web 2.0: What is It?
    • Invented term coined in 2004 by O’Reilly Media
    • Can interact with each other
    • Manipulate content easily without knowing coding (HTML)
    • Not just read content – can take part in creating
    • “ Read/Write Web”
    • Transition from isolation to interconnectedness
    • Multiple users can participate
      • Edit, comment, polish collaboratively instead of alone
  • Implications for Education
    • According to the Partnership for 21 st Century Skills (2004)
      • Students around the world outperform American students on assessments that measure 21 st Century Skills.
      • Every student whether he/she plans to go directly into the workforce or on to a 4-year college or trade school, requires 21 st Century skills to succeed.
      • “ Today’s education system faces irrelevance unless we bridge the gap between how students live and how they learn.”
        • They live with Web 2.0 tools, but schools must help them use the tools to acquire new skills, not just play.
  • Implications For Education, Cont.
    • Role of teachers
      • Guide students in using the new tools for academically rigorous investigations and presentations
      • Let students with specific learning styles use the tools that address their particular needs
      • Provide access to the tools
    • The old way of doing things is presentation driven; information is delivered and tested – prepares jobs that require following directions and rote skills.
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    • To be literate today requires acquiring new skills – using technology, understanding science, having global awareness, having the ability to keep learning (including gathering, processing, analyzing, synthesizing and presenting information as well as communicating and collaborating.
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  • Making It Stick
    • According to David Jakes, the following are the characteristics of school culture that are required for an innovation to become seamless and transparent:
      • There must be a high degree of organizational readiness for the innovation.
      • The innovation must have multiple entry points for a spectrum of usership; each of these entry points must support effective use by teachers and students.
      • The innovation must clearly address an instructional need, with benefits for both teacher and student.
      • The innovation must add value to an instructional process.
      • There must be visible and tangible results indicating that the innovation improves student learning.
      • The technology has been taken out of the technology or innovation.
      • The teacher has become a confident, active, and visible user; use becomes seamless and transparent.
  • Out With the Old…
    • Web 1.0
    • Application based
    • Isolated
    • Offline
    • Licensed or purchased
    • Single creator
    • Proprietary code
    • Copyrighted content
    • Web 2.0
    • Web based
    • Collaborative
    • Online
    • Free
    • Multiple collaborators
    • Open source
    • Shared conten
  • First Steps: Ning
    • Ning
      • What is it?
        • Social network
        • Members create profiles
        • Event Listings
        • Discussion Forums
        • Shows Real-Time Activity
        • Add Videos, Images, Widgets
  • First Steps: Ning Continued
    • How you will use the Ning
      • Respond to Discussion Forums
        • New topic will be posted each week
        • Respond to at least 2 class members
        • Meant as a way to share ideas and help each other through the course
        • Way to contact the instructor and gain assistance between classes
  • Nings to Look At
  • Week 1 Assignment
    • Join the Ning for our class
    • Post your individual response to the KWL Discussion
      • Respond to two other participants
    • Join another Ning
      • Respond to the Ning Discussion telling what Ning you joined and why