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Teaching with Technology


Using Web 2.0 tools for collaboration outside of the classroom

Using Web 2.0 tools for collaboration outside of the classroom

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  • 1. Teaching with Technology
    Collaboration Beyond the Classroom
  • 2. “FB poke me when you get this tweet, I’ll google doc the update for the wiki based on the prof’s latest blog post.”
  • 3. Why Collaboration?
    Enhance critical thinking skills
    Foster teamwork
    Prepare for the virtual workplace
    Expand learning beyond the classroom
  • 4. Web 2.0
    Differentiates between static WWW pages and interactive social media
    Share, reuse and repurpose information
    I looked for other presentations on SlideShare to get ideas for organizing this one
  • 5. Web 2.0
    Blogs and microblogs
    Video and photo sharing
    Document sharing
    Social bookmarking
    Social networks
  • 6. Blogs
    Owner posts information or opinions and updates it regularly
    Readers can comment on posts
    Can include text, images, and videos.
  • 7. Microblogs
    Blogs in 140 characters or less
    Posts broadcasted to followers
    Followers can reply or repost
    Available via web or cell phone apps
  • 8. Blogs
    Pull technology
    Longer, in-depth posts
    Push technology
    Short, quick posts
  • 9. RSS Feeds
    Change blogs to push technology
    Aggregator compiles posts from blogs to which you subscribe
    Send to website
    Send to desktop with RSS reader software
  • 10. RSS Feeds
    Take blogs mobile
    RSS Feed apps available on cell phones
  • 11. Blogging in the Classroom
    Use your own blog to send information to students
    Have individual students create blogs for long, application level assignments
    FYE: How Will I Use What I Learn
    Astronomy: Astronomy in the News
    Use RSS feed to subscribe to multiple blogs
  • 12. Microblogging in the Classroom
    Homework help line
    Changes to course schedule, assignments
    Students summarize reading in single tweet
    Delayed questions
    Follow an expert
  • 13. Wikis
    Web page the multiple authors create and edit dynamically
  • 14. Wikis in the Classroom
    Assign a group of students to create a wiki on a given topic
    SOC 110: Diversity issue area
    PHY 111: Astronomical objects
    Give specific content assignments on a regular basis
    Track contributions of individual students
  • 15. Video, Photo and Document Sharing
    Can be public or private
    Anyone can access public items
    Only those to whom you give URL can access private
    Usually one way, not collaborative
    Upload file for others to use
    Can view but not edit
  • 16. Video Sharing
    Create video files
    Simple videos from cell phone
    Edited videos from camera
    Narrated presentations
    Screen captures
    Convert file to type to be shared
  • 17. Video Sharing
    Conversion site
    Sharing sites
  • 18. Photo Sharing
    Any static digital image
    May be edited online
  • 19. Video/Photo Sharing in the Classroom
    ECO 152: Economics concepts video
    Astronomy Picture of the Day
  • 20. Document Sharing
    Allow for collaboration
    One user creates and upload file
    Another can edit or use
    May be public or private
  • 21. Document Sharing in the Classroom
    Group research paper
    Group presentation
    Peer review for writing
  • 22. Specialized File Sharing
    Share PowerPoint presentations
    View only
    Make available for download
  • 23. Social Bookmarking
    Organize and share web bookmarks
    Not sharing content, just a link to it
    Tag bookmarks to organize them
    May be able to organize into folders
  • 24. Social Bookmarking in the Classroom
    Organize informational bookmarks by subject or class
    Organize all Web 2.0 links in one place
  • 25. Social Networking
    Groups of people with common interests meeting online to share information
    Status updates
  • 26. Social Networking
    Keep professional separate from personal
    Different emails for different accounts
    Do not friend each other
    Keep profile private
    Use moderated groups
    Periodically clean out “friends” list
  • 27. Social Networking
    3-D virtual reality world
    Requires software downloaded to your computer
    Conduct virtual classroom
    Use virtual worlds created by others
  • 28. Social Networking
    Business oriented
    Make connections based on work
    Job searching
    Four levels
    Basic – free
    Others have cost
  • 29. Social Networking
    Education oriented
    Designed to share information about classroom uses of Web 2.0 tools
    List of other education-oriented social networks
  • 30. Where to go from here
    Join Classroom 2.0 or other network
    Sign up for RSS feed and find 2-3 blogs to follow
    Start a twitter account and follow some people to see how it works.
    Start a social bookmarking site