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  • 1. Increasing the Use of Web2.0 Tools to Improve 21st Century Learning Skills<br />June 29th & July 1st 2010<br />
  • 2. What are Web 2.0 Tools? <br />Interactive tools for the internet<br />Users create their own content on the web<br />Blogs (posts and comments)<br />Social Networking (Facebook, MySpace)<br />YouTube, TeacherTube<br />Chat, IM<br />Skype, Videoconferencing<br />
  • 3. What are 21st Century Skills?<br />The skills that our students will need to succeed in the 21st century in terms of core subject knowledge, learning and innovation skills, life and career skills, and technology literacy.<br />
  • 4. What is a Blog?<br />Parts:<br />Header<br />Pages<br />Posts<br />Comments<br />Sidebars<br />Widgets<br />
  • 5. Educational Blog Examples<br />My 3 blogs: <br />McCann Forensics: http://mccannforensics.edublogs.org<br />McCann Biology: http://mccannbiology.edublogs.org<br />Mrs. Mucci’s Science Classes: http://mucci.edublogs.org<br />The Edublog Awards: http://edublogawards.com/<br />Blog Index: http://supportblogging.com/Links+to+School+Bloggers (and this page is a wiki!)<br />Take a few minutes to explore these links and see how others are using blogs<br />
  • 6. 3 Ways to Set-up Your Blog<br />Blog creator is the only author, other users can comment <br />Example: Mrs. Mucci’s Science Classes<br />Students are authors, they can create posts and comment on posts <br />Example: McCann Forensics & McCann Biology<br />Students have their own blog linked to the class blog, they have control over their own blog pages<br />Example: Rumford Writers<br />
  • 7. How Can You Use a Blog In Your Class?<br />Take a moment to think about what type of blog you may want to use<br />Consider who should be authors of content<br />Brainstorm 3-5 ideas for lessons that could incorporate your blog<br />
  • 8. Resources You Can Use<br />Use the McCann Educational Technology website to find resources, and ask questions! We can update this continuously to help you figure out how to do anything youwant to do: http://mccannedtech.edublogs.org<br />Getting Started With EdublogsManual: http://help.edublogs.org/getting-started-with-edublogs/<br />10 Ways to Use Your Edublogto Teach: http://edublogs.org/10-ways-to-use-your-edublog-to-teach/<br />Search for other examples of classroom blogs for inspiration<br />
  • 9. Set Up Your Free Blog<br />Create a free account at http://www.edublogs.org<br />Let’s explore your new Dashboard together<br />Pick a theme<br />Add widgets<br />Fill in your ‘About’ page<br />Add your content!<br />

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