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Integrating Web Based Tools into DART 1000

  1. 1. Integrating Web 2.0 Tools into DART 1000 Presentation for COPR 1123-01 G. Pat Ridgeway Fall 2009 Darton College
  2. 2. What are the tools? <ul><li>Web 2.0 tools are free, open-source, online, interactive technologies that can afford opportunities for students to become active contributors in collaborative activities. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What are examples? <ul><li>Examples of the tools include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aggregators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo Sharing and Photo Editing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video Sharing </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What are examples? <ul><ul><li>Web-Based Word Processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-Based Spreadsheets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer-edited fiction writing sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Desk-Top Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Surveys and Polls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search Tools </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What are examples? <ul><ul><li>Task Management Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Calendars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content Management Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mapping Products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Start Pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Mind Mapping Software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Netwoking </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. What are positives? <ul><li>Benefits of Web 2.0 tools: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost effective (free) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessible (students can access from any computer) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote creativity, communication, and collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accomodate diverse learning styles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>,,,,,,, </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. What are benefits? <ul><ul><li>Accomodate the needs of diverse learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help students to develop 21st century skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help students develop skills needed to compete in the global marketplace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow students to share content </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. What are negatives? <ul><ul><li>Resistance to learning about and using the emerging technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resistance to changing from individualized to collaborative learning activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inability to select the most effective tool for objectives </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. What are negatives? <ul><ul><li>Being uninformed about or failing to comply with policies re: cyber ethics, safety, and security issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Failing to become adequately informed about emerging technologies before evaluating them </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. How can tools be used? <ul><li>The DART 1000 or First Year Experience Curriculum affords many opportunities for students to work collaboratively to research, make presentations, and synthesize information about relevant topics </li></ul>
  11. 11. My favorite tools are: <ul><ul><li>Wikis - accessible web pages that afford opportunities for students to create and edit pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo Sharing - sites for sharing, downloading, and tagging photos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mind Meister - site for creating and sharing mind maps </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Example of a Wiki <ul><li>Copy the following web address to view an example of a Wiki that a group of students in DART 1000 could complete as a project based learning assignment for the Health and Wellness Module. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Web address for wiki <ul><li>http://thecolloborators.wikispaces. </li></ul><ul><li>com/College+Students+and+Binge+ </li></ul><ul><li>Drinking </li></ul>
  14. 14. Photo Sharing <ul><li>One of the sites students can use for photo sharing in www.flickr.com. Students can upload, share, download, and tag favorite photos. </li></ul>
  15. 15. 1 way to use Flickr <ul><li>Students can search the site for relevant, recent, or interesting photos to download for a presentation. Photos have been tagged to help the user find appropriate photos. Students could use the following for a presentation. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Student after 1 drink
  17. 17. After 2 drinks...
  18. 18. After 3 drinks...
  19. 19. After 4 drinks...
  20. 20. Mind mapping <ul><li>Students can use a mind map to show the relationships between ideas. Mind Meister is a site students can use for creating, collaborating, and sharing mind maps. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Example of mind map <ul><li>Paste the following address for an </li></ul><ul><li>example of a mind map: </li></ul><ul><li>www.mindmeister.com/maps/show/ </li></ul><ul><li>35666914 </li></ul>
  22. 22. A Final Word... <ul><li>All of these tools can be useful in helping students to create, communicate, collaborate, and share content. Many of our students are already using tools to create, collaborate, communicate, and share with friends. We just need to help them use these tools to learn. </li></ul>

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