Introductionto Web 2.0Multimedia Unit 2-ConstructivistBrown LSTE 7310
Lesson Schedule:Week 1: Monday: Blogs, Wikis, and Podcasts Tuesday: Social Networking and Social Bookmarking Wednesday: Virtual Worlds and Mobile Technologies: Thursday: How to use Web 2.0 tools in education Friday: Write a 1-2 page paper about the Web 2.0 tool you plan to use for your project as well as your planning process for the project. Include why you chose this Web 2.0 tool. Due next Friday with your project.Week 2: Monday: Post your topic for your Web 2.0 project on the discussion board. Tuesday: Work on Web 2.0 project Wednesday: Submit a journal entry to me. Thursday: Work on Web 2.0 project Friday: Work on Web 2.0 project. Project and paper is due by 11:59 p.m. tonight.
Blogs According to Educause Learning Intiative (2005), a blog is defined as "an online, chronological collection of personal commentary and links" (p. 1). Blogs are easy to use because they can be edited and published without the use of HTML coding. Blogs "can include text, hyperlinks, images, or multimedia" and are usually public (Educause, 2005, p. 1).Examples: Tumblr Xanga WordPress Blogger
Wikis "Awiki is usually thought to be a spaced designed to be created and edited by groups of persons" (Simonson et al., 2012, p. 129). Wikis are a great tool to incorporate collaboration among students for group activities or writing assignments (p. 129). Themost commonly known example of a wiki is Wikipedia.
Podcasts Podcasting is described as "the process of recording and storing audio and/or video content on the Internet for downloading and playback using iPods, MP3 players, computers, and other electronic gear that plays back audio and/or video files" (Simonson et al., 2012, p. 130). Click here to go to a website that has a large collection of podcasts.
Discussion Post: Have you used any of these tools? What,if any, limitations do you find could hinder the use of these tools in education?
Social Networking "Social networking sites focus on building communities of individually designed web pages consisting of personal profiles, blogs, photo slideshows, music and videos, podcasts, and a network of connected friends" (Roblyer & Doering, 2013, p. 225). Profiles can be public or private. These settings can be changed in the Privacy Settings.Examples: Facebook Myspace Google +
Social Bookmarking "Socialbookmarking is the practice of saving bookmarks to a public Web site and "tagging" them with keywords" (Lomas, 2005, p. 1). Social bookmarking is a great way to save your ideas that you find online.Examples: Delicious Pinterest
Discussion Post: Do you have a social networking site? Ifso, what privacy problems do you foresee?
Virtual Worlds "A virtual world is an interactive simulated environment that allows multiple users to participate simultaneously via an online interface" (Papp, 2009, p. 2). Userscan create an avatar that is used to represent them in this virtual world.Examples: Second Life Webkinz ActiveWorlds
Mobile Technologies The amount of mobile technologies available today are endless. Mobile phones can be used to access so many things including, but not limited to, internet, social networking sites, blogs, e-mail, educational websites, course management systems, a large variety of apps, and one of the most popular options, text messaging. "Text messaging, or texting, is the act of typing and sending a brief, electronic message between two or more mobile phones or fixed or protables devices over a phone network" (Wikipedia, 2012).
Discussion Post: What are your thoughts on virtual worlds? Whatis your favorite thing about mobile technologies?
Web 2.0 in Education • Express opinions • Promote dialogue • Collaborate with peers Blogs • Encourage creativity • Student writing portfolios • Discuss current events • Display student photography • Reading response journals • Collaboration • Direct access to content Wikis • Group work • Ownership of work • E-portfolios • Research or projects • Expands educational options • Easily accessiblePodcasts • Lecture recording • Interviews • Creativity • Note taking • Class reflection
Web 2.0 in Education •Professional development •Community outreach •Course assignments •Parent communication Social •Distance learning •AssessmentsNetworking •Cross-cultural communication and language learning •Collaboration •Networking •Real-world applications • Information resources Social • SharingBookmarking • Reference lists • Organization
Web 2.0 in Education •New interactions •Attracts student interestVirtual Worlds •Collaboration •Confidence for students •Comprehension and deeper knowledge •Collaboration •Communication Mobile •Mobile lessonsTechnologies •Location-based learning •Cost efficient •Applications
Discussion Post: What are the benefits and drawbacks of using Web 2.0 tools in education?
Assignment: 1-2 page paper identifying the Web 2.0 tool you are going to use for your project. Include your planning process Include why you chose this tool.
Discussion Post: Postyour topic for your Web 2.0 Project on the discussion board.
Journal Entry: How is your project coming along? Do you have any questions?
Final Web 2.0 Project Due Submit your final project and paper by 11:59 p.m.*Note: 5 points will be deducted for projects or papers without a name.
References: Educause. (2005, August). 7 things you should know about blogs. Retrieved from http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/eli7006.pdf Educause. (2010). 7 things you should know about mobile apps for learning. Retrieved from http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7060.pdf Educause. (2005). 7 things you should know about podcasting. Retrieved from http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7003.pdf Educause. (2006). 7 things you should know about virtual worlds. Retrieved from http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7015.pdf Educause. (2005). 7 things you should know about wikis. Retrieved from http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7004.pdf Lomas, C. (2005). 7 things you should know about social bookmarking. Retrieved from http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7001.pdf Papp, R. (2009). Virtual worlds and social networking: reaching the millennials. Journal of Technology Research, 1-15. Retrieved from http://www.aabri.com/manuscripts/10427.pdf Roblyer, M. D., & Doering, A. H. (2013). Integrating educational technology into teaching. (6 ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. Simonson, M., Smaldino, S., Albright, M., & Zvacek, S. (2012). Teaching and learning at a distance, foundations of distance education. (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon. Stansbury, M. (2011). Ten ways schools are using social media effectively. Retrieved from http://www.eschoolnews.com/2011/10/21/ten-ways-schools- are-using-social-media-effectively/5/ Wikipedia. (2012). Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Text_messaging