Web 2.0 And English


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Exploring the most common Web 2.0 tools, their implications for teaching and learning and some examples in a NZ context.

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    1. 1. Connect, Contribute, Collaborate Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNG3sgk02Lc English and Web 2.0:
    2. 2. Back to the Future… The future is here.
    3. 3. What else has changed? <ul><li>How we communicate </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant skills in a ‘global’ world </li></ul><ul><li>What can be created </li></ul><ul><li>The ‘where’ and ‘how’ we learn </li></ul><ul><li>Who owns and creates knowledge </li></ul>
    4. 4. Learning Outcomes <ul><li>become aware of ‘Web 2.0‘ technologies </li></ul><ul><li>understand ways in which ‘Web 2.0’ could be used in your teaching </li></ul><ul><li>understand that our ideas about what constitutes knowledge being challenged </li></ul>
    5. 5. Knowledge is power
    6. 6. Knowledge is power <ul><li>Encyclopaedia Brittanica </li></ul><ul><li>Hard copy - 75,000 articles </li></ul><ul><li>DVD version - 100,000 articles </li></ul>Wikipedia 2 million+ articles
    7. 7. What is Web 2.0? Tools: Podcasting/Vodcasting Blogs Wikis Tags Rss Aggregators Image sharing Source: blog.getoutsmart.com
    8. 8. The web will... <ul><li>&quot;give a much more powerful means for collaboration between people“ </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;allow computers to collaborate directly&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Sir Tim Berners-Lee </li></ul><ul><li>Creator of the ‘World Wide Web’, CERN, 1990 </li></ul>
    9. 9. Key Competencies are capabilities people need in order to live, learn, work and contribute as active members of the community. What might this mean for us in the Web 2.0 era?...or even Web 3.0?
    10. 10. Managing Self : “.. enterprising, resourceful , reliable and resilient…” Relating to Others: “..interacting effectively with a diverse range of people in a variety of contexts..” Participating and Contributing : “…active in local, national and global communities…” Thinking : “..actively seek, use, and create knowledge..” Using language, symbols and texts : “..use language to produce texts of all kinds ...confidently use ICT to access and provide information and to communicate with others..” Source: New Zealand Curriculum 2007.
    11. 11. How are Web 2.0 tools being used by English teachers in our region? What are we already doing? Red dots = using with students [write your names on these] Blue dots = Personally aware of or personally use
    12. 12. Finding an individual voice Blogs • Easy to edit, add links, photos • Your own space for reflection on your work • Others can post feedback comments Ideas • Online project journal • Personal (e)portfolio • An alternative to traditional essay writing • Discussion of ideas • Creative writing • Making links to like minded students Digital self-expression
    13. 13. Teaching Examples…   Room 9’s writing spot http://room9writing. blogspot .com/ [Rachel Boyd’s Blog] Tanya Phillips. Aorere College http://englishdepartment.wikispaces.com/ Elizabeth O’Hagan, Aorere College http:// finkspace . wikispaces .com/#tochome1
    14. 14. <ul><li>Image sharing </li></ul><ul><li>• Easy to edit, add links, photos </li></ul><ul><li>• Others can post feedback comments </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Digital stories, essays, poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Performances </li></ul>Finding an individual voice. Digital self-expression
    15. 15. Hemingway Six word stories: For Sale: baby shoes. Never worn. Flickr: Six Word Story http://www. flickr .com/groups/ sixwordstory /pool/ Berbel and Josef http://www. flickr .com/photos/som3rsault/166679215/in/set-72157594531442973/ Digital stories http://www.flickr.com/photos/edublogger/166446587/ Digital essays: http://www. teachertube .com/view_video. php ? viewkey =c4e241fcc6d519ea962f Teaching Examples…
    16. 16. Collaboration Wikis • Who controls the ‘knowledge’ is changing • Few technical skills are needed to contribute • Understanding is formed through collaboration and consensus Ideas • Edit or create new Wikipedia articles • Create a wiki for a project • Brainstorm ideas online • Creative writing
    17. 17. <ul><li>Hi all, currently I am teaching poetry in my year 8 class and to entice the students to write some quality stuff I have asked them all to set up a wiki. Well, the result is amazing! They can’t stop using it and the language that is coming through is excellent. I have used the 30 days of poetry as a base. I would like to share one of the wikis with you </li></ul><ul><li>[Jacira Meyerink, post on English/ICT forum, 2.11.07] </li></ul>Teaching Examples…
    18. 18. Computers get organised RSS feeds - Subscribe to blogs and websites Ideas • Follows developments in a class research project • Subscribe to the latest news Podcasts - Subscribe to audio downloads Ideas • Create broadcasts:- Audio/video diaries, book reviews • Search and research
    19. 19. Point England School: http:// kpetv . blogspot .com/2007/08/ kpe -episode-135- google -eyes.html Teaching Examples…
    20. 20. Research: the power of many <ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute and not receive information </li></ul><ul><li>Content (e.g. text, photos, videos) is classified - tagged </li></ul><ul><li>Tags allow:- Search, Find, Collect, Sort, Edit, Connect, Share </li></ul><ul><li>RSS allows us to subscribe to latest information </li></ul>Ideas • Create an online research area for a topic • Subscribe to sites for researching a topic • Join forum – e.g . EOL, Facebook to make links Dewey System
    21. 21. Willowdale School http://del.icio.us/willowdale Teaching Examples…
    22. 22. Making Meaning Source: boston.com
    23. 23. The Social Web Search Find Collect Sort Edit Connect Share
    24. 24. Implications for us as leaders of learning….? <ul><li>- we are no longer the only leaders of learning </li></ul><ul><li>Information Literacy skills are crucial , together with realistic, aspirational Internet policy </li></ul><ul><li>new Curriculum: a new paradigm </li></ul><ul><li>our students have no prior knowledge of a time before the Internet, before mobile phones… </li></ul><ul><li>powerful motivator: “ It’s so motivating you can’t stop them learning ” [McIntosh] </li></ul><ul><li>Computer suites are already an out-moded model </li></ul>
    25. 25. Five elements that have changed outside school and which need to change inside school <ul><li>Audience </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity unleashed </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiate…by raising the bar </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic goals </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not about the teach, it’s about the tech. </li></ul>Source: Ewan McIntosh http://edu.blogs.com/edublogs/2007/03/so_motivating_y.html
    26. 26. The tools we use should not get in the way of the far bigger question - what is your role in your classroom now and will new technologies integrate with it? The chances are they won't, unless you integrate (i.e. change) with them. The main release these tools will offer the teacher is the extension of the classroom beyond the 'nine-to-four': collaborative tools like these offer free and flexible ways to claim back some of the 200 minutes spent online by our kids each night. Source: Ewan McIntosh, Coming of Age [2006]
    27. 27. … and now the future is here …. The Machine is Us/ Ing Us Source: mwesch, March 2007 http://youtube.com/watch?v=NLlGopyXT_g
    28. 28. Where to now…? <ul><li>http:// del.icio.us/karen.melhuish </li></ul><ul><li>At the Virtual Chalkface </li></ul>
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