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  1. 1. CYBERLEARNINGWITH WEB 2.0 TOOLS:Vidcast, Blog, andFacebookin the Classroom
  2. 2. WHAT ARE WEB 2.0 TOOLS?• Online resources for teachers and studentsto use to integrate technology• Includes: audio, video, collaborationwebsites, mobile broadband tools, and datamashups• (Smaldino, 127)
  3. 3. WHAT IS CYBERLEARNING?• The use of Web 2.0 tools to aid in learning(Smaldino, 126)Importance:• New learning opportunities,• Causes students to engage• Encourages critical thinking• Incorporates problem solving• Creates new learning environments
  4. 4. WEB 2.0 RESOURCE: VIDCAST• Vidcasts are online videos – includes audio andvisual• Use children’s cell phones for video taking inclass• Use during a science plant unit• Students video the stages of plants from seed tofull growth.• Post on You Tube for class view
  5. 5. WEB 2.0 RESOURCE: BLOG• Blogs - write on one topic and post comments online(Smaldino, 129)• Use during reading period when reading chapterbooks.• Students read, discuss, and then post entries on ablog site• Blog entries include: visuals, summary, creativeresponse, opinion, connection to to the real world,and questions/answers
  6. 6. WEB 2.0 RESOURCE: : FACEBOOK• Social networking site - online social platforms tocreate a page for oneself or group• Facebook is the most popular• For learning: teacher creates private Facebook groupjust for class• Each student creates their own Facebook page justfor class• Teacher and students only friend each other• Main rule to follow: Only view and engage inconversation or content related to the class Facebookgroup and students Facebook pages
  7. 7. WEB 2.0 TOOL: FACEBOOK CONTINUED• Use Facebook to post all topics and projectsthroughout the year• Students add pictures from class• Students take, edit and add videos from classassignments• Post thought provoking questions for students tostart conversations• Make connections between learning and the realworld – students post when out of school• Post homework reminders• Post reminders/study guides for upcomingquizzes/tests• Post any comments regarding class learning
  8. 8. VIDCAST CHALLENGES• Not all students have cell phones• Need at least 1 computer per group• Cords needed to connect cell phones to computers• Editing software required to edit videos• Student responsibility - stay on task• Student responsibility - avoid inappropriatesites/conversations• Parent permission for children to participate
  9. 9. BLOG CHALLENGES• Access to computers - at least two per group• Students quality of written responses• Student responsibility - stay on appropriate site• Student responsibility - use netiquette
  10. 10. FACEBOOK CHALLENGES• Trusting students to stay on classroomFacebook pages• Trusting students not to search friendsoutside of the classroom• Students must use their personal Facebookpage - not another personal page• Receiving permission from administratorsand parents
  11. 11. WORKS CITEDSmaldino, S. E., Lowther, D. L., & Russell, J. D. (2012). Instructional Technologyand Media for Learning (10th ed.). Boston: Pearson Education, Inc.

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