Utilizing Web 2.0 Technologies for Engaging Lessons & Increasing your PLN Kevin DorseyInstructional Technology CoordinatorDelaware County Intermediate Unit #25 PBEA Regional 1 Director
Materials Available at: http://dorseyk.wikispaces.com/Bloomsburg
About Me Hatboro-Horsham HS – 9-12 grade Valley Forge Middle School 5-8 grade Hillside Elementary School K-4 grade Delaware County IU #25? Professional Development Inservice training
Two Parts Web 2.0 in your classroom PLN (Personal Learning Network) Diggo Professional Development Twitter Social Bookmarking Connections Blogging
What is Web 2.0? Wikipedia: web applications that facilitate interactive information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design, and collaboration on the World Wide Web Quick Fasts on Wikipedia: Steve Jobs has called Wikipedia one of the most accurate encyclopedias in the world According to one study Wikipedia was found to be just as accurate as Britannica It’s a teaching tool! Embrace it, don’t delete it!
Blogs Blogger – easy to use, basic features Wordpress – advanced features Edublogs – free for educators Schoolwires (depends on district)
Blogs more than just a diary Images Videos Glogsters Chat rooms Feedback
Blogs in the Business Classroom Business Law: Court Cases Finance: Financial Management, Company Outlooks Computer Based Courses: New Software, Upcoming Software, Ticks, Web 2.0 Sites Tell the parents! Advertising your program!
Blogs – Making Them Interactive Require student’s comment Link with other teachers Discussions start to form Warning: moderate the comments!
Diigo Sign up for an account Download and install the toolbar Groups Lists/Folders
Diggo and your PLN Join Groups Create Groups Daily email digest Annotations from other users
Twitter Micro Blogging 140 characters (updates coming to combine tweets) Tweet – a posting It can be used professionally, not just socially
The Basics Twitter.com Following/Followers @dorseyk– reply for everyone to see D dorseyk– private message Lists
Who to follow Jgates513 Snbeach WillRich45 MrsAngle TeachaKidd Suewaters Teachers by subject area: http://twitter4teachers.pbworks.com/
Just think! Make the 1st step SMALL! Read, and contribute to other blogs Start on your own without students knowing/contributing Expand after you become comfortable “Slow is steady, steady is fast”