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