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New Technologies in the Classroom

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Introduction presentation for a training day on new technologies and web 2.0 in the classroom

Introduction presentation for a training day on new technologies and web 2.0 in the classroom

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  • 1. Using Emergent Technologies in your teaching Danny Nicholson Think Bank Ltd
  • 2. Web 1.0
    • Static
    • Read only
    • Top down
  • 3. Web 2.0
    • The Read / Write Web
    • Collaboration
    • Communication
    • Sharing
    • Personalisation
    • The Web as a platform
  • 4. Examples
    • Social Bookmarking (del.icio.us)
    • Blogging
    • Wikis
    • Podcasting
    • Photo / Video Sharing (Flickr / YouTube)
    • Online applications (Google docs)
    • Social Networking
  • 5. New Literacies
    • “ If all our children learn to do is read, they will not be literate”
    • David Warlick
    • Redefining Literacy for the 21 st Century
    • Technology
    • Information
    • Media Creativity
    • But 3R’s still involved.
  • 6. Publishing changes
    • Reading
    • Receiving
    • Researching
    • Contributing
    • Collaborating
    • Creating
    Web 1.0 Web 2.0
  • 7. Digital Natives “ Our students today are all “native speakers” of the digital language of computers, video games and the Internet.” Marc Prensky
  • 8. Digital Learners: School http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A-ZVCjfWf8
  • 9. Digital Learners: College Michael Wesch: http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/ http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o
  • 10. Digital Learner Characteristics
    • Digitally literate
    • Connected
    • Experiential
    • Social / interactive
    • Visual and kinaesthetic
    • Immediate
  • 11. Digital Learners
    • Prefer receiving information quickly from multiple multimedia sources.
    • Prefer parallel processing and multitasking.
    • Prefer processing pictures, sounds and video before text.
    • Prefer random access to hyperlinked multimedia information.
    • Prefer to interact/network simultaneously with many others.
    • Prefer to learn “just-in-time.”
    • Prefer instant gratification and instant rewards.
    • Prefer learning that is relevant, instantly useful and fun.
    • Ian Jukes and Anita Dosaj, The InfoSavvy Group, February 2003
  • 12. A few stats….
    • 120,000 new blogs every day
    • 1.5 million posts per day
    • 6000 photos uploaded to Flickr per minute
    • 8 hours of video added to YouTube per minute
    • If MySpace was a country it would be 8 th largest in the world. (300 million members)
  • 13. Twitter
    • Microblogging tool
    • 140 characters max
    • Can build up a useful network
    • www.twitter.com
  • 14. Get the news straight from the source http://twitter.com/MarsPhoenix http://twitter.com/CassiniSaturn
  • 15. del.icio.us
    • Online bookmarks
    • Can access from anywhere
    • Tags make things easy to find
    • Diigo.com – like del.icio.us but with themed groups
    http://del.icio.us/dannynic
  • 16. Google Docs
  • 17. Google Docs
    • Allows for collaborative working
    • Many users can share docs and work on them
    • Can work on them in school or at home
    • Can share with teacher to mark and return
    • See Tom Barrett’s blog – excellent work on using Google Docs with his year 5/6 class
    • http:// tbarrett.edublogs.org /
  • 18.
    • Can fill in a form online – feeds into spreadsheet
    • http:// snipurl.com/blogsurvey
    Surveys
  • 19. http://www.flickr.com/photos/80516279@N00/2274372747 Other Tools
  • 20.
    • Student set up a wiki for information about places around the world. Visitors can add a photo and description of where they live
    • http://karlfisch.wikispaces.com/abbytravelogue
  • 21. Slideshare.net
    • Online versions of presentations
    • Can comment
    • Embed into blogs
    • Simply upload powerpoint file to create online version
  • 22.
    • Example of a “Ning” in education
    • www.classroom20.com
    • 11,000 members and rising
  • 23. Don’t just think about the PC How could you use them? These are being brought into schools every day
  • 24.
    • Visit some of the sites mentioned ( here )
    • Don’t be afraid to “Lurk”
    • Participate when you can
    • Comment and share
    Next steps
  • 25. Reading
    • Coming of Age – the New WWW by Terry Freedman
    • http://www.ictineducation.org
    • Intro to Web 2.0
    • http://www.squidoo.com/introtoweb20
    • Digital Signposts
    • http://theok.typepad.com/digital_signposts/
  • 26.
    • To avoid a long list of complicated web addresses some reading on Digital Natives is up on my del.icio.us list at;
    • http://delicious.com/dannynic/digitalnative
    • A similar list for web 2.0 resources;
    • http://delicious.com/dannynic/web2.0