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  1. 1. Web 2.0 – Join the Journey Lori Franklin ESU SLIM Kansas Summer Institute for School Librarians - 08
  2. 2. Web 2.0 is Like a River <ul><li>Flowing </li></ul><ul><li>Far reaching </li></ul><ul><li>Green </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative co-existence </li></ul><ul><li>One destination opens up another </li></ul><ul><li>Can be a smooth or bumpy ride </li></ul><ul><li>Constantly evolving </li></ul>
  3. 3. Welcome! <ul><li>Whatever your skill level may be, it will work for what we learn about today. </li></ul><ul><li>I hope to learn from you as we discuss Web 2.0 applications. </li></ul><ul><li>A lot of learning about Web 2.0 and beyond is participatory and exploratory – you need to jump in and experiment with the programs, tools, software and hardware in order to grow. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Introduction & Philosophy <ul><li>Lori Franklin, Olathe East High School </li></ul><ul><li>12 years in the field at all grade levels </li></ul><ul><li>NBCT </li></ul><ul><li>Current ESU SLIM Ph.D. student </li></ul><ul><li>Interested in promoting rich social capital with teen populations in school libraries. </li></ul><ul><li>You can’t be afraid of breaking the computer! Our most useful learning occurs when we take the time to explore and make mistakes. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Web 2.0 is Pervasive <ul><li>My Space – 53 million visits per month </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia – 43 million visits per month </li></ul><ul><li>You Tube – 32 million visits per month </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook – 25 million visits per month </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr – 9.7 million visits per month </li></ul><ul><li>Del.ici.ous – 1.3 million visits per month </li></ul><ul><li>Clearly, people love being online and have integrated these technologies into their daily lives. </li></ul>eBiz MBA – Top 25 Web 2.0 sites for February 2008. http://www.ebizmba.com/articles/user-generated-content
  6. 6. Don’t be shocked… <ul><li>Guess which online reference site is ranked #1 according to the eBiz MBA editorial team? </li></ul><ul><li>Yep…Wikipedia! </li></ul><ul><li>See what else shows up on this list. </li></ul>eBiz MBA – Top 55 Reference Websites. http://www.ebizmba.com/articles/reference
  7. 7. Web 2.0 = Open Source <ul><li>Collaborative – one person creates, another user adds to the project, a different person might tweak it in a new way, and so on. </li></ul><ul><li>Less of an emphasis on “ownership.” </li></ul><ul><li>More emphasis on sharing. </li></ul><ul><li>Encompasses blogging, social networking, wikis, podcasting, vodcasting, xml & rss, aggregators and widgets. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sharing – a New Model <ul><li>Many Web 2.0 applications are free. </li></ul><ul><li>This collaborative sharing model is a big step away from the typical proprietary manufacturer keeping tight control over a product (think: Microsoft). </li></ul><ul><li>With sharing and online discussion come solutions to problems. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Blogs and Wikis <ul><li>Blogging is a way to publish your thoughts, dreams, aspirations, opinions, photos, etc. online in either a public or private format. </li></ul><ul><li>The blogosphere is absolutely huge! </li></ul><ul><li>Technorati , a site that indexes and tracks blogs, estimates that there are 112 million blogs. </li></ul><ul><li>Others argue, saying that while many blogs are initially created, not as many are actually used. </li></ul>The Blog Herald – How Many Blogs are There? Is Someone Still Counting? http://www.blogherald.com/2008/02/11/how-many-blogs-are-there-is-someone-still-counting/
  10. 10. So How do I Start? <ul><li>If you are a beginner, consider a blogging service that creates templates for you. You do not need to know html/javascript in order to begin publishing your blog. </li></ul><ul><li>eBlogger - http://www.eblogger.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger - https://www.blogger.com/start </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress - http://wordpress.org/ </li></ul>
  11. 11. Let’s Create Visit: www.blogger.com Username: lfranklinoe@gmail.com Password: esusummer
  12. 12. For a School Library: <ul><li>Library Log - http://library-log.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>School Libraries Wiki - http://www.blogwithoutalibrary.net/links/index.php?title=School_libraries </li></ul>
  13. 13. Why in the World Wiki? <ul><li>A wiki is a place where you can post information online. Others can edit and add to that information. We even used a wiki to plan our presentations for this conference! </li></ul><ul><li>Students might use a wiki to provide discussion about a reading passage. They could also take on the role of a character in a book and describe another direction the character might have taken. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Some Examples… <ul><li>Teacher Librarian Wiki (started by Joyce Valenza) </li></ul><ul><li>http://teacherlibrarianwiki.pbwiki.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Plymouth Regional High School Library </li></ul><ul><li>http://prhslibrary.pbwiki.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>San Mateo High School Library Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>http://mateolibrary.pbwiki.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Penrith PS School Library </li></ul><ul><li>http://penrithpslibrary.pbwiki.com/Core+values+fables+by+Kindergarten+2007 </li></ul>
  15. 15. Make Your Own PB Wiki Today <ul><li>www.pbwiki.com </li></ul><ul><li>Create username/password </li></ul><ul><li>Receive validation e-mail from PB Wiki and click on the link </li></ul><ul><li>Keep track of your username/password </li></ul><ul><li>Begin creating! </li></ul><ul><li>Note: you can add pages to the main page of your wiki. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Social networking <ul><li>A Pew Internet Poll shows that 55 percent of all online teens aged 12-17 use social networking sites. </li></ul><ul><li>Some 48 percent of teens visit social networking sites daily. </li></ul><ul><li>A slightly higher margin (58 percent) of social network site users are girls. </li></ul>Pew Internet Poll: Social Networking Websites and Teens: An Overview. http://www.pewinternet.org/
  17. 17. The Sites <ul><li>MySpace – www.myspace.com </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook – www.facebook.com </li></ul><ul><li>Friendster – www.friendster.com </li></ul><ul><li>Xanga – only being used by 1 percent of teens www.xanga.com </li></ul><ul><li>Classmates.com – www.classmates.com </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn – www.linkedin.com </li></ul>
  18. 18. Facebook
  19. 19. Have You Tried Using a Ning? <ul><li>Social networking across the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Great value in seeking the perspectives of others in the same field. </li></ul><ul><li>Can make valuable contacts for work. </li></ul><ul><li>http://teacherlibrarian.ning.com/ </li></ul>
  20. 20. Twitter <ul><li>A fun way to keep connected using very few words. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow others and see their activities and comments. www.twitter.com </li></ul><ul><li>This might be useful to study around the time of the election to get a finger on the political pulse. </li></ul><ul><li>Able to be meshed with other applications (Facebook for example). </li></ul><ul><li>http://library-log.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Scroll down and look on the right side of the page. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Aggregators <ul><li>Aggregators help you keep track of blogs you are following without having to visit them every day. </li></ul><ul><li>When a new blog entry is posted for a site you subscribe to (via RSS feed) the blog is placed in a “holding space” until you have time to read it. </li></ul><ul><li>Great time saver and easy to set up. </li></ul><ul><li>Bloglines – www.bloglines.com </li></ul>
  22. 22. Let’s Practice with Bloglines www.bloglines.com
  23. 23. Podcasting/Vodcasting <ul><li>Appeals to different learning styles. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to produce and upload. </li></ul><ul><li>Schools using them to have students produce audio and video projects related to the curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>May require file conversion to upload, depending on how your district has set up a server and access. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: hard drive disk camcorder (had to convert to mp4 format for uploading). </li></ul>
  24. 24. Examples <ul><li>Briarwood Elementary 6 th Grade </li></ul><ul><li>Albemarle High School </li></ul><ul><li>Amphitheater High School </li></ul><ul><li>Blue Valley North Library Media Center </li></ul><ul><li>Kenton County School District </li></ul><ul><li>Johnson High School – science read aloud </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking of History </li></ul><ul><li>Extreme Journey Middle School Camp </li></ul>
  25. 25. Super Creative! <ul><li>“I Will Derive” on YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>http://youtube.com/watch?v=P9dpTTpjymE </li></ul>
  26. 26. File Converters <ul><li>Internet Video Converter </li></ul><ul><li>Converts digital files formats – great to use when you are shooting video on a hard disk drive camcorder. </li></ul><ul><li>Media Convert </li></ul><ul><li>Helpful when students have MS Vista and your school still uses Windows 97 or XP or Millennium. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Mashups <ul><li>Mixing web applications to create something new. </li></ul><ul><li>Mashups are user driven. </li></ul><ul><li>Google Maps – www.googlemaps.com </li></ul><ul><li>Digg – www.digg.com </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr – www.flickr.com (choose: Explore) </li></ul><ul><li>Example: http://www.mapanno.com/mashup/example-mashup.html </li></ul>
  28. 28. Google Earth 4.3 Released <ul><li>3-D </li></ul><ul><li>Look around buildings </li></ul><ul><li>www.googleearth.com </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the Google Earth Showcase http://earth.google.com/intl/en/tour/thanks-win-updater.html </li></ul>
  29. 29. Library Thing! <ul><li>Market your new books! </li></ul><ul><li>Share what you are reading with students. </li></ul><ul><li>Have students create Library Thing accounts to share with teachers and peers. </li></ul><ul><li>Library Thing – www.librarything.com </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Olathe East Library home page: </li></ul><ul><li>http://teachers.olatheschools.com/oelibrary/ </li></ul>
  30. 30. Make your schedule available… <ul><li>Google has a great free, calendar function. </li></ul><ul><li>You create your online calendar and link it to your web page - advantages. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have Novell, you can do the same thing. </li></ul><ul><li>www.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>Click on: Calendar and then: Take a Tour. </li></ul><ul><li>You do need a Google account (free) to create a username and password. </li></ul>
  31. 31. gmail <ul><li>Worth a look! Just visit Google. </li></ul><ul><li>When you change internet service providers, your e-mail does not have to change. </li></ul><ul><li>Huge amounts of storage space. </li></ul><ul><li>Ways to organize and catalog your e-mail. </li></ul><ul><li>Has chat function compatible with other gmail users. </li></ul><ul><li>The account gives you access to all of the Google tools, including Blogger. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Drive database use <ul><li>Use your library site to promote database usage. </li></ul><ul><li>Many database vendors will give you graphics to use for linking to their sites from your page. </li></ul><ul><li>Databases you purchase will provide statistical reports for you, showing your school’s exact usage, which in turn drives purchasing decisions. </li></ul>
  33. 33. Example 4870 4870 Total Searches 552 552 Total Retrievals 457 457 Total Fulltext 9 9 Average Session Time (min) 14338 14338 Total Connect Time (min) 1627 1627 Total Sessions Total Usage Inside Usage For the month of May 2008 Summarizes activity MONTHLY USAGE SUMMARY
  34. 34. Encourage Use <ul><li>Consider making web guides or pathfinders tailored to the databases you want students to use: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// teachers.olatheschools.com/oelibrary / </li></ul><ul><li>Your SPED department will love you! </li></ul><ul><li>Guides such as this are helpful for explaining databases to parent groups. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Your school library site <ul><li>Biggest caveat – should be regularly updated. </li></ul><ul><li>You can create a library site using a blog! This is much easier than learning how to use Dreamweaver or Front Page, for example. </li></ul><ul><li>My district – going to a WordPress model for school sites. </li></ul>
  36. 36. Examples of WordPress Web Pages <ul><li>http://teachers2.olatheschools.com/lfiedlercs/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://teachers2.olatheschools.com/bcherryfv/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://teachers2.olatheschools.com/cwalkerac/ </li></ul><ul><li>Check out the podcasts on this site! </li></ul>
  37. 37. Statistics <ul><li>Free web counters are easy to install on your library page. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep track of your site traffic. </li></ul><ul><li>One counter with a mashup – Statcounter . This site give you numbers with great detail and also provides an interactive Google map for a visual way to see where your visitors are from! </li></ul><ul><li>www.statcounter.com </li></ul>
  38. 38. Other Free Web Counters <ul><li>Free-Counter </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.free-counter.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Free Hit Counter </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.freehitscounter.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Amazing Counters </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.amazingcounters.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Easy Counter </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.easycounter.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Free Stats Counter </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.freestatscounter.com/ </li></ul>
  39. 39. Presentation Pointers <ul><li>There are a lot of sites offering help with creating clean PowerPoint presentations that have a lot of appeal for audiences. </li></ul><ul><li>Garrey Reynolds http://www.garrreynolds.com/Presentation/slides.html </li></ul><ul><li>Seth Godin http://sethgodin.typepad.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Extreme PowerPoint Makeover http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC1OixM_118 </li></ul>
  40. 40. Presenters University <ul><li>Free! </li></ul><ul><li>www.presentersuniversity.com </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint backgrounds and templates </li></ul><ul><li>Create account w/ e-mail address </li></ul><ul><li>New items added each month </li></ul>
  41. 41. Slide Share <ul><li>Easy way to upload your PowerPoint presentations to share with others. </li></ul><ul><li>Great way for people who do not have PowerPoint installed on their computer. </li></ul><ul><li>Slide Share www.slideshare.com </li></ul><ul><li>While you are there, look up: PowerPoint Makeover . Then see what other shows pop up at the end… </li></ul>
  42. 42. Tie it in to the Standards… <ul><li>AASL published the new library media standards </li></ul><ul><li>Not meant to replace Information Power </li></ul><ul><li>4 roles of the LMS: </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Instructional Partner Information Specialist Program Administrator </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  43. 43. New AASL Standards <ul><li>http://aasl.org </li></ul><ul><li>Align with national board certification standards </li></ul><ul><li>Not meant to “plug and play” as a replacement for older standards </li></ul>
  44. 44. AASL Standards focus on: <ul><li>Skills (needed key abilities) </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibilities (independent learners using ethical and legal behaviors) </li></ul><ul><li>Dispositions (ongoing beliefs and attitudes that guide thinking and intellectual actions) </li></ul><ul><li>Self-assessment strategies (reflection on one’s own learning and metacognition) </li></ul>
  45. 45. The Document <ul><li>Standards for the 21 st Century Learner </li></ul><ul><li>8-page short version (general guidelines) </li></ul><ul><li>Full version will launch at ALA later this month </li></ul><ul><li>Check out FAQs a the AASL site </li></ul>
  46. 46. In Kansas… <ul><li>Kansas Library and Media Technology Standards </li></ul><ul><li>2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Find them at: www.ksde.org </li></ul><ul><li>Complete document – 544 pages </li></ul><ul><li>Standards, benchmarks and indicators by grade level </li></ul>
  47. 47. Today’s Presentation <ul><li>Available online through ESU SLIM http://slim.emporia.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Feel free to contact me: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>You can also view today’s presentation on Slide Share: www.slideshare.com/lfranklinoe </li></ul>
  48. 48. Have Fun With Web 2.0! <ul><li>ToonDoo lets you be creative without being artistic </li></ul>