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A presentation given to attendees at the Birmingham Kings Heath Leading Edge INSET day on Friday 23rd November 2007.

A presentation given to attendees at the Birmingham Kings Heath Leading Edge INSET day on Friday 23rd November 2007.

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  • 1. Tell (funny) historical story 2. “You’ll have to forgive me - I’m a History teacher. Or am I?”

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  • 1. KING’S HEATH LEADING EDGE PARTNERSHIP INSET DAY FRIDAY, 23 rd NOVEMBER 2007 INNOVATION, CREATIVITY AND NEW TECHNOLOGY TO ENGAGE Flattening the world: how to harness Web 2.0 tools to engage learners inside and outside the classroom Doug Belshaw
  • 2. Half-a-minute style quiz (on tech. usage, etc.)
  • 3. Who are you? Put your name here http://edte.ch A
  • 4.  
  • 5. A bit more context…
    • Current school
    • 92.5%
    • White middle-class
    • 1300
    • Specialist
    • engineering status
    • Previous school
    • 19%
    • White disadvantaged
    • 1750
    • No specialist status
    • Merged - 1 in measures
  • 6.  
  • 7. “ On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog…”
  • 8.  
  • 9.
    • Web 1.0 was about reading, Web 2.0 is about writing
    • Web 1.0 was about companies, Web 2.0 is about communities
    • Web 1.0 was about home pages, Web 2.0 is about blogs
    Web 2.0 for education?
  • 10.
    • Web 1.0 was about portals, Web 2.0 is about RSS
    • Web 1.0 was about owning, Web 2.0 is about sharing
    • Web 1.0 was about web forms, Web 2.0 is about web applications
    Web 2.0 for education?
  • 11. Breaking down the walls of the classroom…
  • 12. We’re going to be looking at 3 things today: 1. How can I promote learning beyond the four walls of my classroom? 2. How can I ensure students have access to material which is directly relevant to them and their course? 3. How can I collaborate with educators across the world for informal professional development?
  • 13. 1. How can I promote learning beyond the four walls of my classroom? Wikis Collaborative documents & presentations Student blogs
  • 14. 1. How can I promote learning beyond the four walls of my classroom? Wikis (Wikispaces / Pbwiki / Wetpaint)
  • 15. 1. How can I promote learning beyond the four walls of my classroom? Collaborative documents & presentations (Google Docs / Zoho / Buzzword)
  • 16.  
  • 17. 1. How can I promote learning beyond the four walls of my classroom? Student blogs (Wordpress / Edublogs / Blogger)
  • 18. Examples of student blogs
  • 19. An example…
  • 20. The response…
  • 21. The response (2)…
  • 22. Which of these exampleswould / could you use? http://edte.ch Name B
  • 23. 2. How can I ensure students have access to material which is directly relevant to them and their course? Wikis Custom start pages
  • 24. 2. How can I ensure students have access to material which is directly relevant to them and their course? Wikis (Wikispaces / Pbwiki / Wetpaint)
  • 25. Example of a wiki
  • 26. Example of a wiki
  • 27. How could you use these with your students? http://edte.ch Name Promoting learning beyond the classroom (Blogs, etc.) C
  • 28. 2. How can I ensure students have access to material which is directly relevant to them and their course? Custom start pages (e.g. iGoogle / Pageflakes / Netvibes)
  • 29.  
  • 30. 3. How can I collaborate with educators across the world for informal professional development? Subject/role-specific arenas Social networking/commenting Non role-specific arenas Online conferences
  • 31. 3. How can I collaborate with educators across the world for informal professional development? Subject/role-specific arenas (e.g. schoolhistory.co.uk/forum)
  • 32.  
  • 33. 3. How can I collaborate with educators across the world for informal professional development? Social networking/commenting Twitter / Tumblogs / Blogs
  • 34.  
  • 35.  
  • 36.  
  • 37.  
  • 38. 3. How can I collaborate with educators across the world for informal professional development? Non role-specific arenas (e.g. NextGen Teachers)
  • 39.  
  • 40. 3. How can I collaborate with educators across the world for informal professional development? Online conferences (e.g. K12 online conference)
  • 41.  
  • 42. Which of these look promising? http://edte.ch D Name Promoting learning beyond the classroom (blogs, etc.) Directly relevant information (Wikis, etc.)
  • 43.
    • Where on earth do I start?
    • http://edte.ch -> workshop
    • How to set up a blog
    • How to set up a wiki
    • Links to useful sites
    • More contact details!