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  • 1. No More Scraps of Paper on the Floor
    An Introduction to Glogster and VoiceThread
    By Bruce DuBoff, Librarian, Pennsauken Public Schools
  • 2. What is this web 2.0 stuff anyway?
    • Term coined in 2005 by publisher Tim O’Reilly
    • 3. Collaborative online applications at least partially defined by the ability to share them
    • 4. The network is the platform; for all of you linguistics fans, it’s like Marshall McLuhan’s “The medium is the message.”
    • 5. Applications get better as more people use them
    • 6. Creativity plus mixing and remixing
    • 7. Our students are “digital natives”
    • 8. Media and gadgets common throughout everyday life
    • 9. Enjoy media and carry it everywhere
    • 10. Internet is center of revolution/paradigm shift—ubiquitous
    • 11. Multitasking is a way of life
    • 12. Ordinary folks can be artists, directors, musicians, publishers, storytellers using Web 2.0 apps
    • 13. Everything will change even more in coming years!
    Our students are daring us to tread on “their ground.” Let’s accept!
  • 14. What standards Do web 2.0 apps meet?
    • Language Arts Literacy: In order to build Web 2.0 content, Students must:
    • 15. Read other material (3.1)
    • 16. Write and create original material (3.2)
    • 17. Talk into a mic, in front of the class, or both (3.3)
    • 18. Listen to other content and presentations (3.4)
    • 19. Construct meaning through media (3.5)
  • What standards Do web 2.0 apps meet?
    • Mathematics 4.5 features Problem Solving, Communication, Connections, Reasoning, Representations, and Technology
    • 20. Science—from the CCCS website: “Scientific proficiency encompasses . . . use of scientific knowledge and scientific ways of thinking for individual and social purposes.”
    • 21. Social Studies mission (from the CCCS website): “Social studies education provides learners with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives needed to become active, informed citizens and contributing members of local, state, national, and global communities in the digital age.”
    • 22. The World Languages mission is “. . . to communicate face-to-face and by virtual means in appropriate ways”
    • 23. No need to discuss the Technology Standards
    • 24. 21st-Century Life and Careers Mission: “21st-century life and career skills enable students to make informed decisions that prepare them to engage as active citizens in a dynamic global society and to successfully meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st-century global workplace.”
  • Remember the Tri-Fold?
    You cut and pasted from magazines.
    What is wrong with this picture?
    You put your title top center
    • Static
    • 25. Not engaging after initial reaction
    • 26. Flat and two-dimensional
    • 27. No video, sound, movement
    • 28. Falls apart, rips, crinkles and crumbles
    • 29. Kids think it’s boring and unnecessary
    • 30. What the %*!$# do you do with it when you’re done?!?!
    Your main picture went here
    It got pretty messy, especially if, like me, you weren’t particularly good at this stuff
    A caption said something like, Although they disbanded in 1970, The Beatles continue to be the primary influence for many of today’s bands.
  • 31. Remember Cassette recorders?
    Bulky, unattractive
    Poor quality
    Tapes degrade over time
    Cassettes and reel-to-reel were a real pain in the posterior
  • 32. The Cure for boring
    Web 2.0!
    Let’s take a look at two apps
  • 33. gLOGSTER
    • Online poster maker
    • 34. Can include audio, video, clip art, downloaded images, etc.
    • 35. Basic version is free
    • 36. Kids of all ages love it
    • 37. Glogs can be easily embedded in wikis and other websites
    • 38. www.edu.glogster.com
  • VoiceThread
    • Records your voice and can attach it to any uploaded image
    • 39. Makes voice-moderated presentations
    • 40. Kids love to hear their own voices
    • 41. How many ways can you have folks meet the Speaking and Presentation standards?
    • 42. Can communicate and share across the globe
    • 43. Can share and comment on other VoiceThreads
    • 44. Basic service free for everyone
    • 45. www.voicethread.com
  • The best place to learn about this stuff
    It Surprised the $*@!!%# out of me
    YouTube!
    Glogster in 90 seconds
  • 46. www.edu.glogster.com
    www.voicethread.com
    Where to go to start the fun!
    • You will need to register—it’s pretty easy
    • 47. There are excellent tutorials on each website
    • 48. Play with them before you introduce them to your students
    • 49. The best way to learn how to do it is to play with it
    • 50. It’s online, so you cannot harm your computer by doing something wrong
  • Contact info
    Bruce DuBoff
    Librarian
    Howard M. Phifer Middle School Pennsauken Intermediate School
    8201 Park Avenue 8201 Park Avenue
    Pennsauken, NJ 08109 Pennsauken, NJ 08109
    bduboff@pennsauken.net (856) 662-8501, ext. 1137
    (856) 662-8511, ext. 4536 Fax: (856) 662-5387
    Fax: (856) 486-1422 http://ww2.pennsauken.net/pim
    http://ww2.pennsauken.net/pms
    http://phiferbooks.blogspot.com
    WEBSITE FOR PRESENTATION: http://glogsterandvoicethread.wikispaces.com