Help Wanted! <ul><li>This is my planning for a 15 minute presentation on using technology for collaboration in the classro...
Collaboration in Education <ul><li>Practical Ideas - Anecdotal Experience </li></ul>Mark Clarkson, Teacher of ICT
Straight Into It <ul><li>Two favourite, but different tools: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Anatomy of a Wiki <ul><li>A simple website that anyone can edit </li></ul><ul><li>Can embed a variety of content </li></ul...
Useful for... <ul><li>Building up a bank of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Creating an online ‘Text Book’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘...
More examples
Some ideas... <ul><li>Knowledge based research </li></ul><ul><li>Skills based tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Double-edged lea...
Problems <ul><li>Requires a log-in </li></ul><ul><li>One - at - a - time editing </li></ul><ul><li>Works best with a range...
There must be another way! <ul><li>“ The ugliest and most useful group productivity app we’ve seen ”  </li></ul><ul><li>- ...
Etherpad? <ul><li>Text based SIMULTANEOUS collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>No login, no need to save </li></ul><ul><li>Live...
Excellent for... <ul><li>QUICK collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Thoughts and ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Informal collaboration...
Drawbacks <ul><li>No login! Anonymity! </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum 8 connected users </li></ul><ul><li>Risk of inappropriate...
Some examples <ul><li>Put some ‘Wouldn’t It Be Great’ work here... </li></ul>
Additional Tools <ul><li>Google Docs - share and work on documents, spreadsheets & presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Twiddla...
Thoughts <ul><li>This slide is not part of the presentation but a place for some thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>Not discussed ...
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Collaboration Draft v1

  1. 1. Help Wanted! <ul><li>This is my planning for a 15 minute presentation on using technology for collaboration in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>So get collaborating already! </li></ul><ul><li>I have a backup of this file locally, so feel free to edit, comment on , add, remove, suggest or anything else </li></ul><ul><li>You can email me ( [email_address] ) or Tweet (@mwclarkson) if you want editing rights </li></ul>
  2. 2. Collaboration in Education <ul><li>Practical Ideas - Anecdotal Experience </li></ul>Mark Clarkson, Teacher of ICT
  3. 3. Straight Into It <ul><li>Two favourite, but different tools: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Etherpad (& Twiddla) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Anatomy of a Wiki <ul><li>A simple website that anyone can edit </li></ul><ul><li>Can embed a variety of content </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Wikipedia </li></ul>
  5. 5. Useful for... <ul><li>Building up a bank of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Creating an online ‘Text Book’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Structured information’ (@NeilAdam) </li></ul>
  6. 6. More examples
  7. 7. Some ideas... <ul><li>Knowledge based research </li></ul><ul><li>Skills based tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Double-edged learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn by researching / writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn by reviewing / peer assessment </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Problems <ul><li>Requires a log-in </li></ul><ul><li>One - at - a - time editing </li></ul><ul><li>Works best with a range of topics </li></ul><ul><li>Not suited to </li></ul><ul><li>SIMULTANEOUS collaboration </li></ul>
  9. 9. There must be another way! <ul><li>“ The ugliest and most useful group productivity app we’ve seen ” </li></ul><ul><li>- Techcrunch </li></ul>
  10. 10. Etherpad? <ul><li>Text based SIMULTANEOUS collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>No login, no need to save </li></ul><ul><li>Live typing & collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Simple, saved revisions </li></ul><ul><li>‘Chat’ window for use as a backchannel </li></ul>
  11. 11. Excellent for... <ul><li>QUICK collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Thoughts and ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Informal collaboration </li></ul>
  12. 12. Drawbacks <ul><li>No login! Anonymity! </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum 8 connected users </li></ul><ul><li>Risk of inappropriate use (see point 1) </li></ul><ul><li>Risk of deletion/malicious editing </li></ul>
  13. 13. Some examples <ul><li>Put some ‘Wouldn’t It Be Great’ work here... </li></ul>
  14. 14. Additional Tools <ul><li>Google Docs - share and work on documents, spreadsheets & presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Twiddla and Skrbl - graphical tools similar to Etherpad </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceThread - Collaborative discussion as text, audio and/or video </li></ul>
  15. 15. Thoughts <ul><li>This slide is not part of the presentation but a place for some thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>Not discussed the importance of WHEN to collaborate, when NOT to, communication skills, importance of the aim over the tool, examples of Twiddla, GDocs et al </li></ul><ul><li>How to present - Keynote, Prezi, Slideshare... </li></ul><ul><li>Have lots of e.g.s for Wikis and E’pads to include at end </li></ul>
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