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  • 1. Free & Easy: Cool Social Networking Tools for the Classroom MaryAnn Karre (with thanks to Beth Sullivan) October , 2007 STETS Conference, Owego Apalachin Middle School
  • 2. Goals:
    • Present a number of free, easy to use tools and their applications for education
    • Demonstrate each example
    • Outline educational uses
    • Get it done in one hour
    • Avoid overwhelming
    • Show you where to go for more!
  • 3. What is the Web 2.0?
    • Not the same old WWW
    • Read / Write web
    • Culture of participation
    • Collaboration the key
  • 4. Why bother?
    • Not the same old safe old
    • “ But everybody is doing it!”
    • Welcome to the world
    • Bring some excitement to the class!!
    • Accountability to new audience
  • 5. Precautions
    • Firewalls
    • Walled areas
    • Editing
    • Choose tools wisely
    • Teach Netiquette
    • And safety
  • 6. Some Web 2.0 Examples:
    • Blogging and vlogging
    • RSS feeds and aggregators
    • Podcasting
    • Wikis
    • VOIP - Skype
    • Social Bookmarking – favorites sharing
    • Photoblogs - Flickr
    • Folksonomy – “Tagging”
    • … ..new ones every day!!
    Pay Attention video on YouTube
  • 7. Start with Social Bookmarking
    • Real power of Read/Write Web (Will Richardson)
      • Store and share – collaborative process
    • 10 billion pages of info on Web – or more??
      • Becomes more difficult to locate info
      • More types of info available
    • Can retrieve favorites from any computer with Internet access
  • 8. Social Bookmarking
    • Save favorites easily
    • Share with others – either public or private
    • Share others’ bookmarks
    • Locate by topic or user
    • Access limitless number of links, videos books, photos similar to your favorites
    • Can share sites, books, music, photos, movies – more!
  • 9. Bookmarking depends on Folksonomy
    • Otherwise know as “Tagging”
    • New taxonomy – replace librarians??
    • Better than indexing – users make own tags – common language
    • Flexible and dynamic – not static
    • Used with websites, documents, photos, presentations, videos – anything searchable!
  • 10. Where do I find Social Bookmarks?
    • Furl.net
      • Saves snapshot of page
      • Archives page!
      • Can sort into topic folders
      • Locate other users with common interests
        • Subscribe to other users’ Furl folder!
        • Use RSS or email to subscribe
  • 11. Where can I find Social Bookmarks?
    • Del.ici.ous
      • Saves links, not content
      • Simpler than Furl
      • Tag is most important – comments not searchable
      • Can link to tags – del.icio.us/tag/yourtag
      • No email required to register
  • 12. Want more?
    • 43Things.com – what do you want to do with your life?
    • Buddy Marks – store and share bookmarks
    • De.lirio.us – like Del.icio.us
    • Digg – news and videos
    • Shelfari – share books
    • LibraryThing – catalog your books and share
    • Reader 2 – share books, movies and more
    • Last.fm – music tagging
    • Technorati – navigate blog posts
    • BlinkList – tag sites and list on personal Blink website
    • Multipost Bookmarklet Tool – tag to many sites at once
    • Wists – Social shopping!
  • 13. How do I use Social Bookmarks?
    • Assign readings
    • Track student research
    • Build database with students
    • Share with colleagues
    • Research with other schools
    • Send interesting links through RSS feeds
    • Professional development
  • 14. Social Bookmarking – Further reading
    • Social BookMarking Faceoff – comparison (2006)
    • Education World - Sites to see
    • Common Craft Show – cool and easy video
  • 15. What is a blog? “ A blog is a user-generated website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order.” Wikipedia (Think FaceBook, MySpace and others!)
  • 16. Why Blog?
    • Staff development
    • Student engagement
    • Audience
    • Comments and feedback
    • Keep families informed
    • Connect with the world
  • 17. Where can I create a blog?
    • Google blogspot – easy to use
    • Think.com – good for elementary students
    • 21classes.com – educational blogs
    • Squarespace
    • Wordpress
  • 18. Compare Blogs
    • http:// www.weblogmatrix.org /
  • 19.  
  • 20. Let's WiKi! A wiki is an online collaboration tool that allows multiple users to edit and view changes quickly. (Wiki Wiki means = Quickly in Hawaiian)
  • 21. How can we use a Wiki?
      • Collaboration
      • OM Teams
      • Grant Writing
      • Reports
      • Vocabulary
    • Link Lists
    • Literature Circles
    • KWL’s
      • Share lesson plans
  • 22. Wikis to get you started:
  • 23. What is a podcast? “ (i POD broad CAST ) An audio broadcast that has been converted to an MP3 file or other audio file format for playback in a digital music player or computer. The &quot;pod&quot; in podcast was coined from &quot;iPod,&quot; the predominant portable, digital music player, and although podcasts are mostly verbal, they may contain music.” TechWeb
  • 24. To podcast, you need:
    • Computer
    • Microphone
    • Software – Audacity is free and works well
    • Easypodcast.com
    • Someplace to put your podcast on the web
  • 25. What to do with a Podcast:
    • Audience – share reports and performances
    • Review – record lesson for absentees
    • Reports – more exciting than paper
    • Interviews
    • Homework Help – Mike Breed’s
    • Classroom centers
  • 26. Skype, or Voice Over Internet Protocol Connect your classroom with the world – for free!!
  • 27. Share PHOTOS!
    • PhotoBlogging
    • Uses tags to sort and share
    • Discuss and comment
    • Send photos to aggregator, Weblog or Webpage
  • 28. Where can Photo Share?
    • Flickr.com
      • Free up to 20MB
      • – 100 images/month
      • Need valid email
      • Can restrict access
      • Easy to upload – with or without email
      • Add notes to parts of images !
      • Create albums
      • Create slide shows
      • More current than media
  • 29. Have fun!
    • GeoBloggers – combines Flickr and
      • Google Maps
    • Great Flickr Tools Collection
    • More Flickr Tools – including soduku!
    • FlickrReplacr Bookmarklet – replace words with images from Flickr
  • 30. How can I use PhotoSharing?
    • Find images to supplement lessons
    • Annotate historical photos uploaded from other sources
    • Photo “field trips”
    • Writing prompts ( Flicktion )
    • Illustrate digital stories or poetry (“Chicago”, Sandburg)
    • “ Remix” using Paint or photoediting tools
    • Leave annotations blank as test
    • Share field trip and class activity photos with parents
    • Share discussions about photos – subscribe to RSS feed
  • 31.
    • Too much to keep up with????
  • 32. RSS to the RESCUE!!!
    • Really Simple Syndication
    • Uses Aggregator to tame avalanche of information
    • Like using Netflix vs going to video store
    • “ subscribe” to feeds from blogs, wikis, podcasts,Flickr,
    • del.icio.us,
    • news sources,
    • stores……
  • 33. Where can I find RSS feeds?
    • Bloglines
    • feedreader
    • GoogleReader
    • NewsGator
    • My Yahoo
  • 34. Want to read more about RSS?
    • AWESOME simple video explaining RSS and how to start!
    • 50+ Ideas for Teachers – with written instructions
  • 35. Use RSS in the classroom:
    • Monitor student blogs
    • Keep up with news, weather, sports
    • Professional development
    • Website searches
    • Monitor others’ Del.icio.us lists
    • Keep research up-to-the-minute
  • 36. What to expect in the future??
    • Personally-tailored news stories delivered instantly – No more news services
    • Personal shopping – Amazon suggests purchases according to prior choices
    • Second Life – virtual interaction
    • Education through interactive gaming?
  • 37. In case you want more….
    • WebWare Top 100 sites
    • Go2Web2.0
    • Slideshare
    • Common Craft Show video !!
  • 38. Find this presentation…
    • http:// mannlibrary .
    • blogspot.com