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Blogs, Podcasting, And Wikis: Social Software for Teachers

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a presentation on teachers and technology at the 2006 NCSS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC

a presentation on teachers and technology at the 2006 NCSS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC

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    • 1. Blogs, Podcasting, and Wikis: Social Software for Teachers Dr. Kelly A. Woestman National Council for the Social Studies Annual Meeting Washington, DC December 2006
    • 2. Blogs weblogs/online journals
    • 3. Blogging
      • Ease of publication
        • Everyone can publish a webpage
    • 4. Blogging Software/Services
      • Blogger – http://www.blogger.com
      • Typepad – http://www.typepad.com
      • Gaggle - http://www.gaggle.net
        • Blogs and email
    • 5.
      • Also check with school and/or district technology expert
      • Google (the verb) “teacher blogs”
        • Can be more specific also
      • Implications of Google buying Blogger
    • 6. Blogging Considerations
      • Access restrictions
        • Public or members (class) only
        • Comment regulation
        • “ spell out” email
          • Ie woestman at pittstate dot edu
    • 7. Blogging & State Standards
      • Analyze/Evaluate Readings
      • Active Participation
        • Reflective Practice
    • 8. Podcasting broadcast audio/video files
    • 9. Podcasts & Podcasting
      • Beyond the iPod
        • way beyond!
      • Portable audio files
      • Portable video files
    • 10. Podcasting Software
      • Audacity
        • http://audacity.soundforge.net/
      • Can also use GarageBand on Mac
      • Can now record directly to iPods
        • Only came with the latest generation
    • 11. Podcasting Software (cont’d)
      • You do NOT need to buy special software pacakages
      • Most blogging programs will allow you to “broadcast” podcasts through RSS feeds
    • 12. RSS Feeds
      • What the heck is RSS?
      • Arguments over what RSS stands for
      • Comparison to email
    • 13. Greenbush Podcast Directory
      • http://podcast.greenbush.us
    • 14. Podcasting Conisderations
      • Value-Added Learning
      • Student Active Learning/Ownership
    • 15. Podcasting & State Standards
      • Writing Skills (Scripts)
      • Critical Thinking Skills
        • Students become Teachers
        • Peer Coaches
    • 16. Wikis aka wikipedia
    • 17. Wikipedia
      • http://en.wikipedia.org
    • 18. Wikis
      • Critical Source Evaluation Essential
        • Have students ‘validate’ the authenticity of a wikipedia entry by comparing it to other reliable sources
      • But also provides us sources of information we don’t already have
    • 19. Wikis
      • Most useful as a collaborative project
        • Have students create a wiki on a particular topic, issue, time period, etc.
        • It will help them see the networks between various types of information
    • 20.
      • Think of wikis as TEXTUAL graphic organizers
    • 21. Social Networking
    • 22. National School Boards Association Report
      • November 6, 2006
      • For the first time, the survey examined the phenomenon of social networking.
      • MORE HERE
    • 23.
      • http://speakingofhistory.blogspot.com/
    • 24. Conclusion
      • http://teachinghistory.typepad.com/technology