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  • 1. Instruction through Podcasts, Wikis and Other Interactive Multimedia
    • Podcasts in Education
    • Podcasts- Examples
    • Podcasts- Create
    • Wikis in Education
    • Wikis- Multimedia Examples
    • Wikis- Create
    • Questions/Comments
    Source: wikispaces.com http://farm1.static.flickr.com/43/90655763_a98e2f83b6.jpg?v=0 retrieved from www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts
  • 2. Podcasting in Education
    • What is a podcast?
    • The construction of audio or video content (podcast) that can be viewed live or downloaded later.
    • View on computer, MP3 player (IPod), Digital Recorder or Mobile Phone.
  • 3. Why Podcast?
    • Differentiated Learning
    • Small file size
    • Great for auditory learners
    • Available anytime
    • Verbal communication skills
    • Easy to make and upload
  • 4. Podcasting Hardware
    • Get a good microphone.
    • For group podcasts, a desktop microphone will work.
    • Digital recorders
    • PC with XP/Vista or MAC with OSX
    http://flickr.com/photos/stevenraymondparker/ http://flickr.com/photos/roland/ http://flickr.com/photos/cgc/
  • 5. Podcasting Software
    • Audacity is free software.
    • Download the lame encoder to save .mp3 files
    • PowerPoint (latest version) or Photo Story 3 (free download) Export the files as movies
    • iTunes - send feeds- upload files to accessbile servers or websites
    • Built in recorders for Vista with Windows and Garageband with Apple
    • Other free Web 2.0 applications
  • 6. Science Podcasting Examples Minerals Rappers 7Matter3 8Cells3 Worms Enhanced Podcast via PowerPoint Wheelchair Project Enhanced Podcast via PowerPoint
  • 7. Audacity- Free Podcasting Software (PC/Mac) http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ http://flickr.com/photos/chieftain-y/sets/45802/
  • 8. What is a Wiki?
    • A Wiki is a website that enables users to easily add, remove, edit and change available content, including multimedia applications.
    • Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki
    • “ A little more than a web page with an edit button on it.” Adam Frey- Wikispaces Co-founder Source: www.edutopia.org
    • “ A Wiki has turned out be much more than I imagined.” Ward Cunningham- First Wiki Release www.wiki.org
    Fordham Source: http://flickr.com/photos/noticias-tic
  • 9. Wikis vs. Blogs and Discussion Boards Source: Ferran, B. Retrieved on January 16, 2007 from www.wikis.cybernetic-meadows.net Difficult to follow Single author lead Many authors Debate in difficult to follow format. Debate over topics Working together Sometimes can’t be edited. Editing- constant False statements stay Correct inaccuracies Users can’t change content Can’t alter some content- link to past Content change- link to future More structured More flexible—can structure it also Disc. Boards Blogs- private or public Wikis- private or public
  • 10. Key Wiki Principles
    • Collaboration - during and outside of class structure- Student-centered learning.
    • Content-driven -users can share different material.
    • Sharing -ideas will be shared- Track history
    • Social Constructivism- (Duffy, Jonassen, Piaget)
    • Trust- people and the process
  • 11. Is it safe/easy to use for students?
    • Private use
    • Editor- WYSIWYG recommended
    • Not Myspace
    • Parents can be invited
    • Emails not required
    • School rules apply
    • Track user comments
    Source: http://flickr.com/photos/sija/
  • 12. Is it safe from vandals?
    • History– People can check on it
    • Revert back to an earlier form
    • Protected by an active community (Barton, M., 2004)
    Image Source: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/67/180078244_301e04368e_m.jpg
  • 13. Educational Applications
    • Collaborative
    • Shared student projects- local and global
    • Group/individual research project with comments
    • Organizing documents resources
    • Collect web resources
    • Study bank for tests
  • 14. Educational Applications
    • Content Driven
    • Science- Compare Planets within the Solar System
    • Math- Share Group Project on Data Collection
    • Multimedia- videos, Podcasts, live chat, Blogs, RSS feeds, PowerPoint, slideshows, etc.
    • No room for fancy fonts, highlights, etc.
    Fancy colors are cool .
  • 15. Wikispaces-Make a Wiki Educator Sign Up—A $50 value free for all K-12 educators http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers100k -Click on the image below. As of January 13, 2007 As of October 20, 2007
  • 16. Wikis- What do they look like?
  • 17. Wikispaces- Inviting others Go to manage space and click invite people. Alternatively, you can email the names and passwords to [email_address] and they will sign up your students. No emails are needed. Invite
  • 18. Embedding Podcasts in Wikis
    • Skype with plug-in voice recorder. Inexpensive and Easy –call from your phone.
    • Simplicity - Young children can make podcasts.
    http://flickr.com/photos/ymimexico/ http://flickr.com/photos/85853969@N00/
  • 19. Wikispaces: Multimedia- Embed and/or Link
    • Audio- Podcasts
    • Blogs
    • Images
    • Live Chat
    • PowerPoint
    • Slideshows
    • Videos
    • Written
    • Other- RSS
  • 20. Embed or Link a Video Clip Video File Link—www.mediamax.com www.youtube.com , http://google.video.com-- Google has a download player
  • 21. Wikis- Created by Educators
    • Board of Education Led wiki for Technology Plan http://tewksburytechforum.wikispaces.com
    • Educational Wikis Source http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/
    • Link to teacher sites http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/Examples+of+educational+wikis
    • Time 100 Project https://bedminster-time100.wikispaces.com/
    • Fahrenheit 451 Projects https://451projects.wikispaces.com/
    • Tech-8 th Grade
    • Flat Classroom Project http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/
  • 22. Wikispaces Tutorials – Slides 22-32 Find Edit This Page. This is the button you will use the most. You do not need to use the other tabs, such as discussion, etc. Here, the Edit This Page section is depressed.
  • 23. Wikispaces- Links
    • Text editing
    • Links
      • new pages
      • external
  • 24. Wikispaces- Navigation Key to success- Edit Your Navigation Bar
  • 25. Wikispaces- Look and Feel
    • Subtle Changes- Improve Aesthetics
    • Background Color- Simple is Better
    • Template Layouts, Logo
  • 26. Wikispaces- Uploading Files Make sure to not upload an image larger than 150 x 150 pixels. You can resize it within your Wiki. You can also load images from external links.
    • Types- Images, video, audio, text, spreadsheet, and other file types.
    • Members can download them.
    Image Upload
  • 27. Wikispaces- Uploading Files You can add many files. Incentive for teachers – 2 GB ++++ Data Downloading other files Same Format Image Upload Result
  • 28. Embedding Files- Now Easier
  • 29. Wikispaces- Embed an Audio file You can embed different file types, including audio, video, presentations, etc. Add a link to a new page or website. Embed media Upload a file- written, audio, video, etc.
  • 30. Wikispaces- Embed a file Audio file embedded through Odeo wikispaces link
  • 31. Wikispaces
    • Spell-check with the new Google Toolbar
    • Personal Settings
    • Floating toolbar
    • Permissions
    • Widgets
    • Blogs
    • RSS
  • 32. Wikimatrix Results
    • Criteria
    • WYSIWYG Editor
    • Hosted elsewhere
    • History of pages available
  • 33. Wikis- with embedded digital story
  • 34. Online Wiki/Podcasating Tutorials
    • Basic Tutorials
    • Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/Wikispaces
    • Basics for teachers http://www.wikispaces.com/help+Teachers
    • Eduwikis http://educataionalwikis.wikispaces.com
    • Educationalwiki http://educationalwiki.wikispaces.com The site I started
    • Podcasting in Education http://www.apple.com/education/digitalauthoring/podcasting.html
    • Video Tutorials
    • “ Wikis While You Work” (Wagner, M. Retrieved from http://k12online.wm.edu/WikiWhileYouWork.mov on January 12, 2007)
    • Look at How Pages Evolve in Wikipedia http://weblog.infoworld.com/udell/gems/umlaut.html- Illustration of the growth of a Wiki page - John Udell
    • How to log in and edit a Wiki page - Stewart Mader
    • Wikispaces Video Tutorials http://www.wikispaces.com/site/tour#introduction
  • 35. Important Links
    • Audio Podcasting- www.odeo.com or www.itunes.com and http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
    • Audio Recording Online www.evoca.com
    • Blogs- Integrated www.blogger.com or www.typepad.com
    • Convert Files www.zamar.com
    • Google Applications www.google.com/a
    • Live Chat www.gabbly.com
    • My Podcast www.podcast.com
    • Photos www.flickr.com or http://search.creativecommons.org/
    • Photo Story 3 for Windows http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/photostory/default.mspx
    • RSS- Feed www.rssbandit.org or www.google.com/reader
    • Slides- PowerPoint www.slideshare.net
    • Skype www.skype.com and Pamela Call Recorder http://www.pamela-systems.com/
    • Storage Online www.mediamax.com
    • Video- Embedded www.youtube.com , http://video.google.com
    • Video- Streaming www.unitedstreaming.com
    • Video- Conferencing www.veodia.com
    • Wiki Chooser www.wikimatrix.org
    • Written text www.google.com/documents
    • Wikis- Educational www.wikispaces.com or www.wikipedia.com
  • 36. References
    • Fraser, J.(2006), The edublog awards . Retrieved from www.Incsub.org/awards/2006/nominations- for-best-wiki-2006 in January 2007.
    • Jonassen, D. et al. (1998) Computers as mindtools for engaging learners in critical thinking. TechTrends, v43 n2.
    • Rubenking, N. (2003), Wiki Tools. P.C. Magazine. Retrieved from www.pcmag.com/print_article2/0,1217,a=113636,00.asp
    • Schwartz, L et al. (2004) Educational Wikis: features and selection criteria. Retrieved from www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/viewArticle/163/244 in January 2007.
    • Standen, A. (2006), A glorified whiteboard. Edutopia. Retrieved from www.edutopia.org/1756
    • Wiki walk-through from teachers first. www.teachersfirst.com/content/wiki
    • Williams, B. (2007) Educator’s Podcast Guide. International Society for Technology in Education. Eugene, Oregon.