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  • Welcome everyone. My name is Cindy Wright, and I am an Instructional Technology Specialist with Columbus City Schools, in Columbus, Ohio. I’d like to share with you today some information regarding the newest Web 2.0 technologies and how they can have a positive impact in the classroom. My hope is that this presentation will encourage you to try at least one of the technologies I introduce. The presentation will be saved, and you will have access to it and my speaker notes after the WebEx. So if I go too fast and you miss something on a screen, just keep in mind you can always view it again later at your own leisurely pace.

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    • Integrating Web 2.0 Technologies
    • Into the Classroom
    By Cindy Wright Instructional Technology Specialist Columbus City Schools
  • Engaging today’s students means tapping into what is important to them.
  • We have a responsibility to prepare them for their future, not our past.
    • The traditional classroom is being challenged and must compete with the outside world to be a place of learning
  • Technology allows learners get their information
      • When they want it
      • How they want it
      • Wherever they want it
  • Today’s students are Digital Natives ( Marc Prensky )
    • Visual learners
    • Multi-taskers
    • Short attention spans
    • Use technology to express themselves
    • Information analysts
    • Content producers
    • Real-time learners - instant messages, text messages
  • How students live with technology Different kinds of experiences lead to different brain structures. Dr. Bruce D. Perry, Baylor College of Medicine
    • Educators must get over the idea that technology will replace them. Any teacher that can be replaced by a computer absolutely deserves to be, because they just do not get it.
    • Ian Jukes
  • Technology is changing
    • Impossible to keep up with it
    • Skills learned today will be irrelevant in the near future
    • Focus less on the technology skill
    • Focus more on the 21 st century skill
  • 21 st Century Skills
    • Communication skills
    • Intellectual
    • Creative
    • Ideas
    • Interactive
    • Expressive
  • Welcome to Web 2.0
  • Impacting the Classroom With Web 2.0 Tools
  • Not this type of network
  • But a professional network of educators
  • Impacting the Classroom With Learning Management Systems
  • Learning Management Systems
    • Web-based
    • 2 LMS platforms
      • Commercial
      • Open Source
    • Many good free sites are available
    • Any time, any place, any pace learning
    • Tools for teacher productivity
  • The “HotChalk” Online Learning Environment
    • Add assignments
    • Attach files
    • Add comments
    • Attach video clips
    • Create messages through a class message board
    • Create online quizzes
    • Utilize an online gradebook
  • The HotChalk Mission “Improve the Lives of Teachers”
    • Automate repetitive daily classroom tasks like assignments, homework, and grading
    • Improve teacher-parent-student communication
    • Quickly access thousands of ‘teacher-approved’ lesson plans and materials
    • Deliver valuable digital content directly into the classroom
    • Participate in an online community of educators
  • www.hotchalk.com
  • Impacting the Classroom With Wikis
  • Wiki
    • A free online writing space that is created and edited by multiple authors
    • Encourages collaboration
    • Student interaction
    • Easy-to-use interface for creating Web pages
    • No software - all you need is Web-based
    • Public or private, and you can invite participants
  • What can you do with a Wiki?
    • Build a classroom/school newspaper online
    • Publish student projects and research
    • Manage documents
    • Use as a presentation tool
    • Debate course topics, assigned readings
    • Design a student-created “Solutions Manual”
    • Support service learning projects (build a website about a challenge in your city)
  • Wikis
    • www.pbwiki.com
    • www.wikispaces.com
    • www.wetpaint.com
    • www.wikipedia.com
  • Wikis http://whsbulldogs.wikispaces.com
  • http://mehs-slockuk.wikispaces.com/Friends
  • Wikis
    • http:// rdsc.wikispaces.com /Economics
    • Http:// fpdm.wikispaces.com/FP+cookbook
  • www.wikispaces.com Now we're taking the next step - we want to give away 100,000 free K-12 Plus wikis. That includes all the features and benefits that normally cost $50/year - for free. No fine print, no usage limits, no advertising, no catches.
  • Impacting the classroom With Blogs
  • Blogs
    • Edublogs.org
    • Classblogmeister.com
    • Blogger.com
    • An online journal for reflections, comments, and links to other Internet resources and users provided by the writer. Allows readers to write comments in response to postings, connect with others in the “blogosphere”
  • http://www.classblogmeister.com/
  • http://www.classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=26813
  • Make your own blog! www.edublogs.org
  • http://hpenicholas.blogspot.com/
  • ePALS SchoolBlog
  • http://www.slideshare.net/lwright3768/web20-webinar
  • www.slideshare.net
  • www.slideshare.net
  • Questions
  • Thank You!
    • My contact information:
    • Cindy Wright
    • Columbus City Schools
    • 737 E. Hudson St.
    • Columbus, OH 43211
    • 614-365-5102
    • [email_address]