Beyond Classroom Walls

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Beyond Classroom Walls

  1. 1. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls Beyond Classroom Walls New Boundaries for Teaching and Learning with Digital Tools
  2. 2. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls Redefine Boundaries Elsewhere Student Instructor
  3. 3. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls Social, networked learning - Comfort with being uncomfortable (thanks Jeff!) - Social != drinks & snacks, parties, Facebook games. - Create a space for shared thinking and practice - Instructor sets an example
  4. 4. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls Student | Instructor Make myself and class more open
  5. 5. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls Communication Methods Phone Email Student Me In Person
  6. 6. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls Communication Methods with Digital Tools Phone Blogs Facebook Email Student Me Twitter AIM In Person
  7. 7. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls Lay down rules - Discuss grades only in person - Status messages for AIM - Try other ways if I don’t respond. - Uncomfortable? Use three traditional methods.
  8. 8. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls Good course website... - Makes it easy to access course information - Encourages student participation - Easy for instructor to manage.
  9. 9. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls Course Sitemap Display 10 blog posts Link to Facebook App Link to archives Search course site Home Display Contact Information Requirements Projects Schedule Students Discuss with class about Course policies Weekly schedule pulled Wikipedia entry user profiles. Required books from database. Course weblog Link to individual Attendance Make sure all links to Blog Comments student blogs readings work! Movie Review Make sure the vCal link works!
  10. 10. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls Course Site
  11. 11. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls Subscribe to vCal file Click it!
  12. 12. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls Pull Schedule into Calendar App Includes title, date, and assignments in notes
  13. 13. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls Facebook App Click it!
  14. 14. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls Facebook App
  15. 15. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls Facebook App
  16. 16. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls Facebook App
  17. 17. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls S ScholarPress - Courseware - Use WordPress for course site - WPBook - Pull WordPress blog into Facebook
  18. 18. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls Student | Other Students - Weblogs and blog comments. - Use blogs as intro for in-class discussion - Use students for tech support
  19. 19. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls Weblogs - Group versus Individual - My best course blog: 200+ posts, 500+ comments
  20. 20. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls Student Groups on Blog
  21. 21. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls Student Activity on Blog
  22. 22. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls Jump-start Discussion - Open with asking a student about a post she wrote. - Ask another student who commented to elaborate. - Blogs are great for “Intellectual Playfulness.”
  23. 23. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls Edublogs
  24. 24. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls Blog services - WordPress - Edublogs - Blogger - Typepad
  25. 25. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls Students | Elsewhere - Explore other communities doing history - Group work beyond the classroom, beyond fellow students in class.
  26. 26. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls Flickr “History” Groups
  27. 27. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls Wikipedia 1. Write a ~500 word article on a topic related to history, with proper citations and a bibliography, with links to two websites and two Wikipedia pages. 2. Watch what happens to your article after publishing, talk to others contributing, try to save your article if its flagged for deleting, and write about your experience.
  28. 28. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls Choose a Topic: Wikipedia “Stubs”
  29. 29. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls Learn how to write for Wikipedia
  30. 30. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls Post, watch, and respond!
  31. 31. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls Possible Results? A Wikipedia keeps the article. B Wikipedia reverts changes. C Wikipedia flags the article for deletion
  32. 32. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls Why Assign Wikipedia? - Demystify Wikipedia - Writing facts versus making arguments - Broaden audience, encourage participation.
  33. 33. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls Goals with Digital Tools: - Teach students how to communicate. - Demonstrate how to use social media responsibly. - Make myself and course more open and usable. - Encourage students to participate in learning outside of classroom.
  34. 34. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls My Toolkit - Course Website/Weblog, with a few plugins - Social Media: personal blog, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube - Instant Messenger, cell phone, txt - Facebook - Wikipedia
  35. 35. C Jeremy Boggs, AHA 2009 Beyond Classroom Walls Thanks! Lets Talk More: - Email: jeremy@clioweb.org - AIM: jboggs22 - Web: clioweb.org - Twitter: twitter.com/clioweb - Slides at: slideshare.com/clioweb

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