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This was a set of notes I used in a series of workshops for teachers in EDB of Hong Kong schools for the IT in Education Section.

This was a set of notes I used in a series of workshops for teachers in EDB of Hong Kong schools for the IT in Education Section.

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  • 1. Paul McMahon Learning Solutions Asia
  • 2.
    • Why Web 2.0?
    • An overview of 3 tools I consider essential for educators.
    • Why I consider teachers should use these.
    • Keeping kids safe in the online world.
    • Deeper look at 3 tools including hands on.
    • Review and questions.
  • 3.
    • 2.0 as indicative of a new version
    • Formerly like TV, now like telephone
    • Huge explosion in content
    • Everyone can now be an author
    • Many mainstream schools have not yet caught on
    • Many conventional business models under threat
  • 4.
    • Some of these allow you to do things you already do but online and maybe using a different purchasing model (quite often free)
    • Others harness the power of social networking to offer more
  • 5.
    • What is it?
    • Social Bookmarking
    • Writing for the community (Blogging)
    • Shared webspace development (Wiki)
  • 6.
    • What is it?
    • Furl
    • Nice layout. Common tagging is good. Connected to Looksmart search engine
    • Delicious
    • Create your own tags. Bit US centric. More popular with existing blogs.
    • Time to sign up! Add me to your network!
  • 7.
    • We are supposed to be using Bloom’s Taxonomy as a model
    Image copied from Flickr under Creative Commons Licensing
  • 8.
    • We should be there for the kids, not their parents.
    • More and more of the universities are requiring these skills (and, in some cases, ignoring school assessments)
    • If we are only “organising and delivering content” we are in trouble
  • 9.
    • Schools are becoming too busy for staff to access traditional PD
    • Schools in my mind are the best places to educate children about using the internet
    Image copied from Flickr under Creative Commons Licensing
  • 10.  
  • 11.
    • I will only use my first name
    • I will never give out my email address
    • I will never give out my home address
    • I will never give out my telephone number
    • I will respect others
    • I will never use rude or threatening words
    • I will not use text talk or chat language
    • I will not copy other people’s work
    • I will be responsible for everything I write
    • I will check my spelling before posting
  • 12.
    • You need to model learning for a Knowledge-based job in a flat world to students
    • Do your students know how you learn?
    Image copied from Wikipedia under Creative Commons Licensing
  • 13.
    • Authentic Writing
    • Comments can be shared with a group of your choosing or the world
    • Blogs exist for about every subject you can imagine
    • Many of your students probably have a blog
    • Technorati is a great index/feed for blogs
  • 14.
    • also
  • 15.
    • Designed for schools and teachers
    • Ad free for educators
    • Easier to link to others edublogs
    • Supportive of school and teacher policies
  • 16.
    • Offer things of use to your students or other teachers
    • It needs to be something you enjoy writing about
    • Spread the word and encourage comments.
  • 17.
    • Commoncraft Wiki video
    • Shared space for notes/worksheets etc.
    • Public or private
    • Can access comments and page history
  • 18.
  • 19.
    • Most wikis are set up the same way (concept is most important)
    • Professional tutorial on PB wiki here
    • Many blog postings about how to insert elements into wikis/blogs.
  • 20.
    • Paul McMahon
    • Learning Solutions Asia
    • Email: [email_address]
    • Phone: w81702808 m91705605
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