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  • 1. Web 2.0 and You Using free web resources to improve your teaching Benjamin Curran University Prep Academy November 4, 2008
  • 2. Presentation Outline
    • Web 2.0 Basics
    • Web 2.0 for Teachers
    • Web 2.0 for Students
    • More Web 2.0 sites
    • Web 2.0 FAQ
    • Q & A
  • 3. WEB 2.0 BASICS
    • “ Change is the law of life.” --JFK
  • 4. The old web…
  • 5. The new web…the Read-Write Web
  • 6. Web 2.0 is the future
  • 7. Web 2.0 is about community.
  • 8. Web 2.0 is famous!
  • 9. Web 2.0 is everywhere.
  • 10. But most important for us… Web 2.0 is good for kids.
  • 11. Web 2.0 is for you if you want students that can…
    • Collaborate
    • Plan
    • Synthesize
    • Create
    • Design
    • Cooperate
    • Visualize
    • Use metacognition
    • And much more!!!
  • 12. WEB 2.0 FOR TEACHERS
  • 13. The best Web 2.0 resources are…
    • Free
    • Appropriate for school
    • Perfectly suited for higher order thinking skills
    • Easy to use—for both kids and adults
    • Accessible at school (they get through the filter…for the most part)
    • No need for downloading
    • Did I mention free?
  • 14. Blogs
  • 15.  
  • 16. Reading them can help you…
    • Keep up with news and trends
    • Connect with other educators
    • Get ideas
  • 17. Where you find them…
  • 18. My favorite way to find new blogs…
    • Blogrolls!
  • 19. How creating one can help you…
  • 20. Use it to…
    • Communicate with parents
    • Post assignments and homework
    • Share links
    • Connect with other teachers
    • Reflect and offer insight
  • 21. How you can make one…
  • 22. Posting is Easy
  • 23. Customizing is Easy
  • 24. Change the Look
  • 25. Add Gadgets
  • 26.  
  • 27. RSS
    • Content comes to you
  • 28. What kinds of sites have RSS feeds?
    • Blogs
    • News Headlines
    • Podcasts
    • And many more
  • 29. Any site where you see this symbol has an RSS feed:
  • 30. By subscribing to RSS feeds, you make the web work for you. The news and blogs you want to read comes directly to you, you don’t have to search for it.
  • 31. When you see the RSS logo or the words SITE FEED or the word SUBSCRIBE: 1. Right click on it 2. Choose “Copy Shortcut” 3. Then paste into your feed reader of choice
  • 32. My favorite way to view feeds? iGoogle
  • 33. How to do it…
  • 34. Then…
  • 35. Now you can add stuff…gadgets and feeds
  • 36. How to get a feed onto iGoogle…
  • 37. SOCIAL BOOKMARKING
  • 38. The best choice…delicious.com
  • 39. Delicious lets you…
    • Tag them for easy organization
    • Search popular bookmarks for any tag
    • Subscribe to a tag and get an update anytime anyone adds something to that section.
    • Create a delicious NETWORK and share bookmarks with friends and colleagues
    • Send bookmarks directly to other delicious users
  • 40. A delicious must have… the delicious toolbar.
  • 41. VIDEO SHARING
  • 42. You Tube
  • 43. Teacher Tube
  • 44. Edublogs.tv
  • 45. Go beyond viewing…
  • 46. OTHER TOOLS FOR TEACHERS
  • 47. Flickr
  • 48. Things to do with Flickr
    • Explore others’ photos
    • Share class photos
    • Play with fun Flickr Tools and Mash Ups
  • 49. Micro-blogging with Twitter
  • 50. Slideshare
  • 51. Social Networking with Ning
  • 52. Podcasts for Educators
  • 53. A Great Resource…epnweb.org
  • 54. iTunes…not just for music
  • 55. Better yet, why not make your own?
  • 56. WEB 2.0 FOR STUDENTS
  • 57. Wikis
  • 58. My wiki host of choice…
  • 59. What can you do with a wiki?
  • 60. Example #1: Group Research
    • Your group is researching Michigan.
    • You must write a research paper together.
    • Each member is assigned a region.
    • Group members can complete research independently, then post their portion of the project to the team’s wiki page.
  • 61. Example #2: Wikibooks
    • This month’s social studies unit is “The Civil War.”
    • Each member of the class can research a different figure or battle and post that info to the wiki, creating a WIKIBOOK.
  • 62. Example #3: Long Distance Collaboration
    • Your class and classes at four other schools around the country want to track meteorological data in their region.
    • Each class posts their data to a spreadsheet on the wiki, making the data easy to analyze and compare.
  • 63. Online Glossaries & Study Guides
    • Each student assigned a concept or vocabulary words to explain
    • Students post explanations to the class wiki
    • The result? A collaborative study guide
  • 64. Study Guide Example Source: http://studyingsocietiesatjhk.pbwiki.com/
  • 65. Other Uses
    • Writing Practice
    • Weekly Edits
    • Weekly Writing Prompt
    • Student Blogs
  • 66. E-portfolios
    • Showcase student work from on and off the wiki
    Source: http://westwood.wikispaces.com/
  • 67. Classroom Discussion Board
    • Respond to teacher’s question
    • Respond to each other
    • Great for Literature Circles or Literature response
  • 68. Online Storytelling Promote creativity and collaboration by creating online stories, complete with images and/or illustrations.
  • 69. Example: Choose Your Own Adventure Source: http://terrythetennisball.wikispaces.com/
  • 70. Podcasting
  • 71. Why Podcast?
    • Great collaborative project
    • Authentic learning experience
    • Highly motivational
    • Creative outlet
    • It’s fun!!!
  • 72. How to Podcast
    • Write a script
    • Rehearse
    • Record using Garage Band (mac) or Audacity (PC)
    • Edit and Mix
    • Upload and link
  • 73. Hot Tip of the Day…GCast
  • 74. What to Podcast
    • Book recommendations
    • Writing Projects
    • Interviews
    • Classroom news
    • Field trip reports
    • Anything and everything!
  • 75. Podcasting tips
    • Plan it out ahead of time
    • Practice makes perfect
    • Always write a script
    • Upload to your blog or website so families can listen or download
    • Podcast regularly…perhaps a monthly “show”
    • Listen to other podcasts for ideas
  • 76. A Sampling…
    • A podcast by fifth graders
  • 77. Presentation Tools
  • 78. Bookr
  • 79. 280slides.com
  • 80. Zoho Show
  • 81. Animoto—the end of slideshows?
  • 82. VoiceThread
  • 83. Flowgram
  • 84. MORE WEB 2.0 SITES
  • 85. Library Thing
  • 86. Wordle
  • 87. Bubbl.us
  • 88. Web 2.0 Directory
  • 89. WEB 2.0 FAQ
  • 90. Questions Questions Questions
    • What about inappropriate use?
    • Where do you find the time?
    • Who owns Web 2.0 material?
    • What’s the best way to learn more?
  • 91. Q & A