Web 2.0 Session introduction

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Introduction to set the stage for a professional development session on Web 2.0 technologies as content creating environments in education.

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  • Wikipedia has more than 2 million articles; half a million in French (20 times more than the Encyclopedia Britannica); more current, global in nature – criticized for being less reliable than our books and print – but think about Star, Enquirer, erroneous newspaper information and headlines, errors in textbooks – how are those corrected? What does it mean to be literate?
  • We say it takes a village yet we aren’t willing to build the village with the kid.
  • Web 2.0 Session introduction

    1. 1. Cindy KendallKendall Consulting Williamston, MI
    2. 2. Face to face, theater, museums, books, newspapers, magazines, telegraph, morse code, TV, radio, mail Communication has evolved. A myriad of interpersonal, interpretive, presentational Time, networks (people and hardware), access, ability to create content Chat, instant messaging, multimedia messaging, videoconferencing, email, online videos, online encyclopedias,facebook, myspace, club penguin, webkins, photosharing, blogs, wikis, mashups, web-based multimedia creation, websites, podcasts, vodcasts, tags, keywords, iTunes, multi-playersynchronous games, blackberries, 24/7, iTunesU, BitTorrent file sharing, GPS, Linked-In, micro-blogging, Google
    3. 3. In what world are our children living?
    4. 4. Literacy “Literacy has always been about using the most powerful cultural tools available to make and communicate meaning. At the present, those tools happen to be multimedia tools that use video, graphics, sound, and traditional text in a hypermedia format. If we or our students dont know how to critically use these tools to their fullest meaning-constructive potential, then we—and they—are illiterate.” -Jeff Wilhelm
    5. 5. Creating new contentis a key tounderstanding.Everybody creates.So find opportunitiesto create with content!
    6. 6. And the theorists and researchsupport creating meaningfulcontent…  Seymour Papert – Constructivism  George Siemens – Connectivism  Ivan Illich – Deschooling  Lev Vygotsky – Zone of Proximal Development  Rand Spiro – Cognitive Flexibility
    7. 7. If we want kids to buy in to what we are selling them, we have to …. Make it engaging and allow creativity Go to where the kids are Create a relationship and a community
    8. 8. Today we are going to explore ways to

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