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  • Sources: 1) 3.0 for 2008 Newly Revised Edition Created by Karl Fisch, and modified by Scott McLeod; Globalization & The Information Age

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  • EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY: FREE WEB-BASED TOOLS TO MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER! Heidi Dusek Youth & Family Coordinator, Outagamie County UW-Extension
  • Resources for this presentation
    • This presentation is available at:
    • An outline of tools referenced is available at: http://bit.ly/heidi-edtech
    • Research is sited on most slides, however much of my information comes from the PEW Research Center: Internet & Technology http://pewresearch.org/topics/internetandtechnology/
    • Definitions came from: www.techterms.com
  • Strengths in using technology?
    • Engage audience- youth, others
    • Time savings
    • Cost savings
    • Popular means for staying connected to others
  • Weaknesses in using technology?
    • Privacy concerns
    • Lack of understanding (staff/audience)
    • Cost
    • Policies restricting access
    • Less human interaction
  • Opportunities technology can provide?
    • New programming format
    • Reach newer/diverse audiences
    • Source of knowledge
    • Could save staff time and resources
    • constantly evolving- becoming more user friendly
  • Threats in using technology?
    • Keeping up with the changes
    • Inappropriate use
    • Safety
    • Virtual replacing “real life”
  • Who is YOUR audience?
    • Did You Know?
    • 3.0 for 2008 Newly Revised Edition Created by Karl Fisch, and modified by Scott McLeod; Globalization & The Information Age
    • PEW Internet and American LIFE project, Generations online in 2009
  • All Whites (75%) All Blacks (59%) English-Speaking Hispanics (80%) 73%* of the population reports using the internet or email. Here is a breakdown of use among different online groups. (shown as a percentage of population online) 18-29 Years Old (90%) 30-49 Years Old (85%) 50-64 Years Old (70%) 65+ Years Old (35%) No High School Degree (44%) College Graduates (91%) <$30K Income (53%) >$75K Income (95%) Men (73%) Women (73%) *Source: Pew Internet & American Life Survey, May 2008. http://www.pewinternet.org ** This statistic comes from the Pew Internet Project’s Latinos Online data, collected June-October, 2006. High School Graduates (63%) Urban (74%) Rural (63%) Suburban (77%) Spanish-Dominant Hispanics (32%)**
  • What is most relevant to teens? (Ages 12-17) : PEW Research: Internet & Tech
    • 97% play computer, web, portable, or console games (Guitar Hero most frequently played), 78% play games online
    • 71% are cell phone owners (of them 38% send text messages daily
    • 64% have created content on the internet (35% blog, 54% post photos)
    • 65% use social networking sites
    • 32% have been a target of cyber bullying
  • Risks and Considerations
    • Who is your audience? Is it appropriate?
    • Privacy (settings/expected behavior)
    • Copyright & Fair Use
    • Terms of Service Agreement - liability, who owns the content
    • Accountability - how do people find your content
    • Life of the Data (permission to post)
    • Stability of site/Security
  • Before getting connected….
  • Web 2.0 tools
    • Interactive
    • Open-Source
    • Collaborative
    • Interact with other applications (widgets)
    • Integrated, often using RSS
      • Real Simple Syndication
  • Social Networking
    • Means for individual profiles
    • Connect globally
    • Virtual communities
    • Examples: Facebook, MySpace, Linked In, Ning
  • Ways to Use Social Networking
    • Extend your network- find connections with others -staff (network, program development, communication)
    • Marketing program/products -new audiences (marketing, awareness, fundraising) -fan pages -group pages -event announcements
    • Communicate with other groups - Public or private
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  • Adults and Social Networking
    • 75% of 18-24 year olds have profile
    • 57% of 25-34 year olds have profile
    • 30% of 35-44 year olds have profile
    • 19% of 45-54 year olds have profile
    • 10% of 55-64 year olds have profile
    • 7% of adults 65 and older have a profile.
    • These rates have quadrupled since 2005
  • Adults use of Social Networking
    • Real-Simple-Syndication. By having an RSS feed/aggregator, websites that you subscribe to will update in your RSS, rather than you having to go to different website for current content. It’s like having an INBOX for the web. RSS in Plain English -video
    • Examples: Google Reader, Bloglines, Pageflakes
    RSS
  • Social Bookmarking
    • Similar to a real-life bookmark
    • A marker for a Web site. (In Internet Explorer, they're called &quot;Favorites“).
    • Accessible from anywhere on the web
    • Allow “tags” to sort your bookmarks
    • Examples: Delicious , Filamentality , Diigo , Edmondo
  • Blog and Micro-blogs
    • Short for &quot;Web Log&quot;
    • journal entries posted on a Web page-given a personalized URL address.
    • Allows ANYONE to be an author
    • Examples: Wordpress, Blogger, Twitter
  • How are youth workers using blogs?
    • Newsletter updates
    • Recognition
    • Marketing
      • Events
      • Programming
      • Fundraising
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  • Managing a blog
    • Establish content- long or short
    • Updates (at least 2x per month)
    • Make others aware of your blog (clients, partners)
    • Track Statistics
    • Can embed multimedia into blog
    • Can embed blog into other networks (Facebook)
    • comments-interactive
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  • What is Twitter ?
    • Micro-blogging platform
      • 140 character limit
      • Integrates into other web 2.0
      • Allows web and mobile updates
    • Tweet: Twitter posting
  • Who uses twitter?
  • Twitter, Tweets, Tweeps
    • Twitter uses
      • Breaking news
      • Marketing
      • Grassroots organizing
      • Thought ticklers
      • Ask questions
      • Integrate with Facebook status
  • Tools for Twitter
      • TwitPic: add photos to your tweet
        • http://twitpic.com
      • Twubble: find Tweeps (twitter users)
        • http://www.crazybob.org/twubble/
      • TwitterAnalyzer
        • http://twitteranalyzer.com/
      • TwitterFan Wiki
        • http://twitter.pbworks.com/Apps
  • Collaboration Tools
    • Wikis: a Web site that allows users to add and update content. (public or private)
      • PBWorks, Wikispaces, Wet-Paint
    • Collaborative editing and file sharing
      • Google Docs
      • Writeboard
      • Drop.io
    • Calendar/scheduling
      • Doodle
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  • Multimedia Tools
    • Images, video, audio
    • TONS of open source software for editing and sharing
    • PLEASE remember to get permission to post. You are required by law to obtain release forms and maintain them for the life of the media.
  • How are youth workers using multimedia?
    • Teaching/programming tools
    • Recognition
    • Marketing - picture is worth a thousand words
      • Programs
      • Recruitment
    • Evaluation
      • Demonstrate impacts of programming
      • Measuring participant experience
  • Photo editing and Sharing
    • GIMP/Pixlr- open source for high end photo editing (similar to Photoshop-but free)
    • Flickr- create groups for organization to share photos ( classroom display example )
    • Picassa –requires download. Integrated with Google. Also includes Collage and presentation tools
    • Cooliris -fast, cinematic way to view pictures in 3-D
    • Foto Flexer -easy-to-use photo editing that integrates with the major online photo-sharing sites
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  • Audio- podcasts
    • Gabcast - Create a podcast using your phone!
    • Kid-Cast - A podcast hosting site for kids.
    • podOmatic - Create, find, and share podcasts at this site!
  • Video Editing and Sharing
    • Teacher tube- video sharing site for teachers. Bypasses most filters typically blocked by youtube.
    • Youtube- free web-based platform to publish videos. Can easily embed into other Web 2.0
  • Presentation tools
    • Animoto - Upload images to this site, select your music and it applies all the transitions and creates a customized a video. Easy-to-use, and very high quality!
    • Jing - create short (<5 minutes) screen capture videos with audio support. Free download and server space to store and share the videos you have created.
    • SlideRocket - With SlideRocket you quickly make stunning presentations, manage a library of slides and assets, share them securely with colleagues, and measure how they're used
    • Slideshare - upload PowerPoint presentations to share publicly or privately. LIke YouTube, but for presentations.
  • Using photography to collect data
    • Before and after photos of community service activities; project activity; skill development program, camp, etc.
    • Photos taken over the course of a project to show development and changes
    • Engage youth in taking and interpreting their own photos
  • Photography
    • Example . You want to know what the camp experience means to youth. You randomly select a group of campers who are asked to take photos during camp. The photographers then gather in small groups to discuss their photos, why they took the photo, what it means to them, etc. Comments and remarks are recorded.
    • This can be done online by using Flickr , Picasa (requires google user name/free download)
  • INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY INTO PLANNING & EVALUATION
  • Focusing the evaluation: Collaboration tools
    • Concept Mapping Great for Visual Learners
    • MindMeister : free real-time collaboration concept mapping tool.
    • Bubbl.us : allows groups or individuals brainstorm online. Can embed mind map into blog or save as an image.
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  • Data Collection
    • Online tools to assist with the various forms of data collection
  • Journals/Logs
    • When using journaling to collect evaluation data, be clear about what you want to know and give them a list of questions to address.
    • Space might be designated for days events; feelings about the events; reflection on what was learned; what actions they will take.
    • group journal where all members write and share their experiences and thoughts in a combined effort.
  • Online tools to track responses
    • Micro blogging- Twitter , status updates on Facebook (or other social networking site)
    • If you have a Blog- create a post and ask participants to post comments (Blog sites include: Wordpress , Blogger )
    • Text messaging- both twitter and status updates can be done via texting, otherwise a separate platform for participants to text in their thoughts
  • Designing a Questionaire
    • Don’t forget about technology
    • Zoomerang online tool which allows one to design a survey, share the link to intended audience, collect responses and analyze data. UW-Extension has subscription, work with State program area to initiate the process.
    • Surveymonkey - online tool which allows one to design a survey, share the link to intended audience, collect responses and analyze data. Free, has some limitations
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  • Interactive tools/Audience feedback
    • Poll Everywhere Ask your audience a question, they answer with a SMS text message. Results update live in your web browser or PowerPoint…just like American Idol or Who Wants to be a Millionaire. Free version available
    • Clickers/Turning point Software: Similar concept as poll everywhere. Requires software and clickers. Some districts do have a set available for check out.
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    • Sears
    • The Gap
    • Macy’s
    • Neiman Marcus
    Where are millionaires likely to shop? Answer Now
  • Group work: Focus Groups, interviews
    • Challenge: how to record and review data
    • Voicethread : group conversations are collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world. It’s a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos. Allows people to navigate pages and leave comments 5 different ways- using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Users can also doodle (creative expression). All can be exported to mp3 player or DVD.
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  • Data Analysis & Interpretation
    • These tools can be helpful to assist with putting data into a user friendly format.
    • Gliffy Free web-based diagram software
    • Zoho-Creator : Create databases that your team members can access over the web. Create your own forms/tables or import data from standard formats (.xls .csv .mdb) and get your database application online within minutes, really!
    • Mnemograph (now timeglider) : An online application that creates great-looking timelines. Free version can import links, RSS, images and more. Helpful for tracking Long-term outcomes/impacts
  • Overwhelmed?
    • Just know these applications exist to help you
    • If they sound exciting, try to incorporate just 1-2 into your programming.
    • Take a deep breathe- this is not a reporting requirement!