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    1. 1. Kevin O’Shea [email_address] Creating the Classroom 2.0 Web 2 Point What? Social Huh?
    2. 2. Web 2.0 & Social Networking <ul><li>What Does It Mean? </li></ul><ul><li>Why Does It Matter? </li></ul><ul><li>What Tools Are Available For the Classroom? </li></ul><ul><li>How Is It Being Used? </li></ul>
    3. 3. What Does It All Mean? <ul><li>Web 2.0 – Definition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Second generation of web-based communities and hosted services, which aim to facilitate creativity , collaboration , and sharing between users.” – Wikipedia.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google (Gmail, GoogleDocs, etc…) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogger </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Using the Web as a Platform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Zoho, Google Docs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Simplicity </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reuse allowed and encouraged </li></ul></ul><ul><li>User Generated Content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube, Blogs, Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Categorized and Efficient </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tagging, Social Bookmarking, Cross-linking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cross-platform/device Cooperation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone </li></ul></ul>Characteristics of Web 2.0
    5. 5. What Does It All Mean? <ul><li>Social Networking – Definition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Communities of people who share interests and activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others” – Wikipedia.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Classmates.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Friendster </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MySpace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Characteristics of Social Networking <ul><li>Interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Pursuing Common Interests </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing of Content </li></ul>
    7. 7. Why Does It Matter? <ul><li>“ The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” </li></ul><ul><li>-Alvin Toffler </li></ul>
    8. 8. Why Does It Matter? <ul><li>According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project (Lenhardt & Madden 2007) more than 60% of teens have created online media content, and more than 75% of those teens have shared the content they have produced. This in turn has fueled the online revolution of participation and collaboration. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Why Does It Matter? <ul><li>Strong support for the creation process between users. </li></ul><ul><li>Users believe that their content and expression matter. </li></ul><ul><li>Users feel a connection between each other. </li></ul><ul><li>It has created a new form of literacy. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multitasking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collective Intelligence </li></ul></ul>Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century - Henry Jenkins 10/19/06
    10. 10. What Tools are Available? <ul><li>Blogging + RSS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Powerful communication and publishing tools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online writing space allowing user to add and modify its pages. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web Applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Office Suites, News Aggregators, etc… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Networks </li></ul>
    11. 11. Blogging & Education <ul><li>Instructors Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep Track of Assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual In-service and Personal Publishing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Class Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student work showcase </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extending class discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking with other schools </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Popular Blog Tools <ul><li>Blogger </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.blogger.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Edublogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.edublogs.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wordpress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.wordpress.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blog Meister </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.classblogmeister.com (school code required) </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. I Want My MP3! <ul><ul><li>Easier tools for distribution have aided casting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Really Simple Syndication, RSS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free, open standards (XML) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attached to blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Added to mainstream news media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>BBC, CNN etc.. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Podcasting in Higher Education <ul><li>iTunesU – Media portal provided through the iTunes music store to pod/vodcasts of Universities. </li></ul><ul><li>Edcast – Online repository of educators voluntarily placing lectures, conversations, and related podcasts. </li></ul><ul><li>Uchannel – Collection of lectures, panels, and speeches from all over the world. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Benefits & Dangers of Podcasting <ul><li>Time Shifting </li></ul><ul><li>In & Out of Class Content </li></ul><ul><li>Study Aid </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Supplement NOT Replacement </li></ul>
    16. 16. Wikis <ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public writing tool </li></ul></ul><ul><li>User generated and maintained. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content rich site limited only to participation. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fully editable </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allowing for addition, subtraction, and discussion. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The process is the product. </li></ul>
    17. 17. Wiki Tools <ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.wikipedia.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MediaWiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.mediawiki.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CollegeWikis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://purdue.collegewikis.com/ </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. RSS & Information
    19. 19. Popular Blog Aggregator Tools <ul><li>Netvibes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.netvibes.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>iGoogle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/ig </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bloglines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.bloglines.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pageflakes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.pageflakes.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>iTunes (pod/vodcasts) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.apple.com/itunes </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Online Applications <ul><li>Movement away from Desktop application reliance. </li></ul><ul><li>Platform independent. </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile device compatibility. </li></ul><ul><li>Open source. </li></ul><ul><li>Online collaboration </li></ul>
    21. 21. Examples <ul><li>Office Applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Zoho </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zimbra </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinkfree </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Presentation Applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TeacherTube </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SlideShare </li></ul></ul>
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