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  • 1. Using Web 2.0 to enhance English and History Cecilie Murray Delphian eLearning
  • 2. What’s on the horizon? The Horizon Report: Technologies to Watch K-12 Report 2010 • Cloud computing • Collaborative environments • Game based learning • Mobiles • Augmented reality • Flexible displays Aust-NZ Report 2010 • E-books • Mobiles • Augmented reality • Open content • Gesture based computing • Visual data analysis
  • 3. • What is Web 2.0 and where did it come from? • Tools for business, socialising and learning • Who’s using them? • Applications and implications for Australian curriculum • What can you do in your school? Our Horizon
  • 4. The Tools Sites for social participation, collaboration and communication and learning such as: • blogs (personal web-based journals) • messaging (instant web based messaging) • chat (real time text based interaction) • discussion groups (delayed text based interaction) • wikis (modifiable collaborative web pages) • podcasting (subscription-based broadcast over the web) • vodcasting (video podcasts broadcast over the web) • RSS (really simple syndication) that enables the sharing of news across the web, free.
  • 5. John Larkin
  • 6. Network of trusted business contact Free internet calls; real time collaboration worldwide Collaborative research tool PeerMint, Telstra, Intel, Teach Australia Tools for Business
  • 7. More than 500 million active users worldwide; 9.2 million in Australia; most popular website for uploading photos for young people. Bandwidth costs are estimated at $1 million a day; in 2007, consumed as much bandwidth as the entire Internet in 2000. Popular in UK, US, NZ, Pacific Is. General worldwide use 14 years +. Australian users 1.2 million Social networking & microblogging service via Tweets of 140 characters. Tools for Socialising
  • 8. Create and manage student blogs Videos and blogs for educators Web 2.0 and collaborative technologies Social networks for anything Uploading and sharing photos Organising social bookmarks Tools for Learning
  • 9. Department Web 2.0 sites • WA – Web 2.0 guides index.htm • VIC – ePotential Showcase • QLD – Smart Classrooms
  • 10. Edublogs
  • 11. Blogs in action
  • 12. Ning for Flat Classrooms
  • 13. Flat classrooms Hawkesdale P-12
  • 14. Skype for international collaboration
  • 15. Wikispaces
  • 16. Podcasts on TeacherTube
  • 17. Vodcasts on TeacherTube
  • 18. Classroom 2.0
  • 19. Twitter
  • 20. Twitter activity
  • 21. • What are students doing? • Writing for an authentic audience • Composing in various modes and media • Sharing and exploring others’ points of view • Researching and evaluating information • Mapping content to locations • Videos and podcasts as ready-made curriculum content • Professional learning • Reflection tool for teachers and students How can we use them?
  • 22. Australian Curriculum • Select either the English or History curriculum • In groups of 4-5, discuss the 3 questions on your handout • Take notes • Appoint a person to report back
  • 23. • Broadens educational opportunities to all • Teachers can use as tools for learning Students can demonstrate their learning • Reflective tool for teaching and for learning • Internet safety, online behaviour • Management of ethical issues • Parent information for managing children at home Implications for T & L
  • 24. What the Aust. research says… Young people engaged with user-generated content websites: Australian Communications and Media Authority, 2009, Click and connect: Young Australians' use of online social media,
  • 25. Impact on behaviour and anxiety (Byron Review, 2008)
  • 26. In your classroom… To establish Web 2.0 applications in your classroom: • Investigate with students some good sites they can sign up to • Check on the minimum age that sites will accept • Look for site information for teachers and parents • Look for joint administrator rights for teachers on their students’ sites • Expect safety tips and good advice on the site • Check that the site has moderators who monitor the site • Look for the location of the site and assess whether it complies with Australian standards.
  • 27. School cybersafety strategy • Integration of Internet safety into the K-12 curriculum • Defined roles and responsibilities for the school board, Principal, Business Manager, teachers, counsellors, librarians/resource managers, ICT coordinators, students, parents/carers and after-school carers AND Police • Data and network security plan • Procedures to address breaches of Internet security and protect students’ safety • Process for annually reviewing, evaluating, and revising the program • Professional learning for all staff • Community stakeholders such as sporting clubs etc
  • 28. ACMA cybersmart
  • 29. Federal Gov’t: E-Security
  • 30. PLINKERTON is a cybersafety mystery game that aims to create awareness for Middle school students about how to stay safe online. Cybersafety app
  • 31. • Education has become portable • Content is downloaded and listened to or viewed when and where the learner decides • Easy to make content and upload • Tools are affordable – handheld devices & web-based software Why is Web 2.0 important?
  • 32. Resources • New Media Consortium, The Horizon Report • Twenty-two Ways to use Twitter in the Classroom Classroom • Steve Hargadon, Educational Networking: The Important Role Web 2.0 will play in Education Networking-The-Important-Role-Web-2-0-Will-Play-in-Education • Flat Classroom Project, • Poll Everywhere • ACMA, Cybersmart • DBCDE, E-Security Budd:e,
  • 33. Cecilie Murray Email: Delphian eLearning App-titude Learning Contact