Untangling The Web For Educators

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  • “ We've known it for a long time: the web is big. The first Google index in 1998 already had 26 million pages, and by 2000 the Google index reached the one billion mark... (third reveal) (population on planet tie-in) More web pages than people.
  • These are numbers stemming entirely from Web browser data in the U.S. That means that you won't be pulling in any international numbers, where most of Facebook's users are now, or data from widgets or third-party applications, which are how many avid Twitter users access the service. That means that it's likely that Twitter's reach is bigger than the numbers indicate – Webpages can be within web pages within pages with widget – like a digital escher painting


  • 1. A Tangled Web of content Untangled for Educators
  • 2. The Web is seemingly infinite
  • 3.
    • “ ... Recently [2008], even our search engineers stopped in awe when our systems that process links on the web to find new content hit a milestone….
    Jesse Alpert & Nissan Hajaj. “We knew the web was big..." [Weblog entry.] The Official Google Blog. 25 July 2008. ( http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/we-knew-web-was-big.html ). 21 March. 2009. (1,000,000,000,000) unique URLs on the web at once” As of 17 October 2009, the Earth's population is estimated by the United States Census Bureau to be 6.791 billion That means that there are currently roughly 150 unique web pages per every person…on the planet
  • 4. Junee, Ryan, “Zoinks! 20 Hours of Video Uploaded Every Minute!” Broadcasting Ourselves ;) The YouTube Blog. Wednesday, May 20, 2009. Accessed August 19, 2009 (http://youtube-global.blogspot.com/2009/05/zoinks-20-hours-of-video-uploaded-every_20.html) . As of May of 2009, 20 hours of video content is uploaded to YouTube every minute. Furthermore it is on track to pass 24 hours of content every minute. During the course of this presentation 1200 hours of content will be uploaded to YouTube by the time I finish .
  • 5. McCarthy, Carolyn “Whee! New numbers on social network usage.” The Social. cnet news 10. Feb 2009 http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-10160850-36.html. Photo Credit: Compete.com) .
    • Facebook.com
    • Myspace.com
    • Twitter.com
  • 6. So how do we untangle it for educators?
  • 7. Understanding Web 2.0
  • 8. http://cdwg.discoveryeducation.com/web2.0/
  • 9. Use Discovery Education streaming
    • Log into www.discoveryeducation.com
    • Keyword search “Web 2.0”
    • Stream or download segments
  • 10. So how do we untangle it for educators?
  • 11. Creating Content
  • 12. Wordle.net Wordle generates “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.
  • 13. Wordle.net
  • 14. How did we do it?
    • Log into www.discoveryeducation.com
    • Find a speech (Pearl Harbor)
    • Copy the transcript text
    • Go to www.wordle.net
    • Paste the text
    • Play with the colors and you have a Wordle
    In your classrooms listen to the speech first and then drop into Wordle. Discuss tone. Evaluate the speech again – what words are significant? Why?
  • 15. ed.voicethread.com Create, Collaborate, and Capture Your voice! http://voicethread.com/#q.b310153.i1645779
  • 16. How did we do it?
    • Log into www.discoveryeducation.com
    • Find images that you would like to use
    • Create and then log into your ed.voicethread.com account
    • Upload those images to ed.voicethread.com
    • Have your students comment and encourage others to do so
    • Publish your voicethread
    Encourages creativity, collaboration, higher-order thinking and creating content for authentic audiences
  • 17. A picture is worth a thousand words
  • 18.  
  • 19. So how do we untangle it for educators?
  • 20. Gathering it all together
  • 21. What is a Wiki
    • A Wiki is an editable web page. Within that page you can give people the rights to comment and/or add material to your page. It is an excellent way to promote collaboration within your class, school, district and beyond
  • 22. Free Wiki wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers
  • 23. http://monsterproject.wikispaces.com/welcome
  • 24. Another Great Wiki
    • jdorman.wikispaces.com/digitalstorytelling
  • 25. More ways to gather
    • Using a net aggregator like:
    Image sources, http://www.rotorblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/pageflakes2.gif , http://thetechlunch.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/home.jpg , www.netvibes.com helps you collect all of your stuff and see it one place! Pageflakes.com iGoogle Netvibes.com
  • 26.  
  • 27. Real Simple Syndication http://bostonpublicschools.org/files/content_images/rss_icon.jpg Have your stuff automatically come to you!
  • 28. Two easy steps
    • Find a site that you like and, if it has an orange RSS symbol, click on that link
    • Click on your aggregator icon
  • 29. So how do we untangle it for educators?
  • 30. Presenting to The World
  • 31.  
  • 32. Building a Bigger Builder
  • 33. Inserting Into a Discovery Education Builder
    • Go to any Web 2.0 page (i.e. slidehare.net ) and copy the embed code.
    • Click on the HTML button inside the Builder
    • Paste code
    • Click on the Update button
    • Click on the save and continue button
  • 34. Man on the street interview
  • 35. So how do we untangle it for educators?
  • 36. It is all about sharing
  • 37. http://www.sharetabs.com/?untanglingweb
  • 38. http://www.multiurl.com
  • 39. http://community.discoveryeducation.com
  • 40. Here are the links!
    • http://cdwg.discoveryeducation.com/web2.0/
    • http://www.wordle.net/
    • http://ed.voicethread.com/#home
    • http://voicethread.com/#q.b310153.i1645779
    • http://animoto.com/projects
    • http://edu.glogster.com/
    • http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers
    • http://monsterproject.wikispaces.com/welcome
    • http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/digitalstorytelling
    • http://www.slideshare.net/
    • http://drop.io/home/phone
    • http://netvibes.com
    • http://igoogle.com
    • http://pageflakes.com
    • http://www.multiurl.com
    • http://www.sharetabs.com
    • http:// www.sharetabs.com/? utwvste
    • http://www.multiurl.com/ga/utwvste
  • 41. Thank You!
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