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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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Blogs, Podcasting, And Wikis: Social Software for Teachers Blogs, Podcasting, And Wikis: Social Software for Teachers Presentation Transcript

  • Blogs, Podcasting, and Wikis: Social Software for Teachers Dr. Kelly A. Woestman National Council for the Social Studies Annual Meeting Washington, DC December 2006
  • Blogs weblogs/online journals
  • Blogging
    • Ease of publication
      • Everyone can publish a webpage
  • Blogging Software/Services
    • Blogger – http://www.blogger.com
    • Typepad – http://www.typepad.com
    • Gaggle - http://www.gaggle.net
      • Blogs and email
    • Also check with school and/or district technology expert
    • Google (the verb) “teacher blogs”
      • Can be more specific also
    • Implications of Google buying Blogger
  • Blogging Considerations
    • Access restrictions
      • Public or members (class) only
      • Comment regulation
      • “ spell out” email
        • Ie woestman at pittstate dot edu
  • Blogging & State Standards
    • Analyze/Evaluate Readings
    • Active Participation
      • Reflective Practice
  • Podcasting broadcast audio/video files
  • Podcasts & Podcasting
    • Beyond the iPod
      • way beyond!
    • Portable audio files
    • Portable video files
  • 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
  • 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
  • RSS Feeds
    • What the heck is RSS?
    • Arguments over what RSS stands for
    • Comparison to email
  • Greenbush Podcast Directory
    • http://podcast.greenbush.us
  • Podcasting Conisderations
    • Value-Added Learning
    • Student Active Learning/Ownership
  • Podcasting & State Standards
    • Writing Skills (Scripts)
    • Critical Thinking Skills
      • Students become Teachers
      • Peer Coaches
  • Wikis aka wikipedia
  • Wikipedia
    • http://en.wikipedia.org
  • 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
  • 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
    • Think of wikis as TEXTUAL graphic organizers
  • Social Networking
  • National School Boards Association Report
    • November 6, 2006
    • For the first time, the survey examined the phenomenon of social networking.
    • MORE HERE
    • http://speakingofhistory.blogspot.com/
  • Conclusion
    • http://teachinghistory.typepad.com/technology