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Emsb Applying New Technologies in Education: A Hands-On Approach: Part II

  1. 1. Present and
  2. 2. Applying New Technologies in Education: A Hands-On Approach: Part II Rafael Scapin, Ph.D. Coordinator of Educational Technology Dawson College
  3. 3. Contents <ul><li>How to manage the student’s use of technology </li></ul><ul><li>How to use a Learning Environment System (Moodle) </li></ul><ul><li>How to use images, videos and podcasts to enhance Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Situations: Practical Examples </li></ul>Day 2 (Feb. 4th)
  4. 4. Introduction <ul><li>Essay About the Future </li></ul>
  5. 5. Introduction <ul><li>The Networked Student </li></ul>
  6. 6. News on the Web: Google News Local newspapers: google them! Ex: The Montreal Gazette
  7. 7. News on the Web: Real Time News Digg Spy : News in Real Time
  8. 8. Creating your Personal Portal
  9. 9. Web 2.0: Social Networks <ul><li>Social Networks are social structures made of nodes (which are generally individuals or organizations) that are tied by one or more specific types of links, such as values, visions, ideas, financial exchange, friendship, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Facebook, MySpace, Linkedin </li></ul><ul><li>Video: Social Networks in Plain English </li></ul>
  10. 10. Twitter <ul><li>Twitter is a free social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets . </li></ul><ul><li>Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters </li></ul><ul><li>Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends or, by default, allow open access. </li></ul><ul><li>Users can send and receive tweets via the Twitter website, Short Message Service (SMS) or external applications. </li></ul>http://twitter.com/emsb109
  11. 11. Facebook <ul><li>Facebook is a the biggest social network in the world with more than 300 million users! </li></ul><ul><li>You can use it to get in contact with your friends, create groups, interact with many people, sharing content and much more! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Web 2.0: Tagging <ul><li>A tag is a keyword assigned to a piece of information (such as an Internet bookmark, digital image, or computer file). </li></ul><ul><li>This kind of data helps describe an item and allows it to be found again by browsing or searching. </li></ul><ul><li>Users classify information on Web 2.0! </li></ul><ul><li>Directories (taxonomy) Tagging (&quot;folksonomy&quot;) </li></ul><ul><li>Taxonomy = Science of Classification </li></ul><ul><li>Folksonomy = Social Management of Information </li></ul>
  13. 13. Web 2.0: Tagging <ul><li>Example: DELICIOUS.com </li></ul><ul><li>A social bookmarking web service for storing, sharing, and discovering web bookmarks. </li></ul>Video: Social Bookmarking in Plain English
  14. 14. Smart Board <ul><li>SMART Board is an interactive whiteboard developed by SMART Technologies. </li></ul><ul><li>When introduced in 1991, it was the first interactive whiteboard to provide touch control of computer applications and annotation over standard Microsoft Windows applications. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Blogging <ul><li>A blog (a contraction of the term &quot;web log&quot;) is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.blogger.com </li></ul>Let’s create a blog now!
  16. 16. Pope tells priests: start blogging! <ul><li>You might not expect it, but when it comes to social media even the Pope is switched on. A new decree from The Vatican encourages Catholic priests to start blogs and embrace the web </li></ul>http://thenextweb.com/socialmedia/2010/01/24/pope-tells-priests-start-blogging/
  17. 17. Posterous <ul><li>Posterous is a simple microblogging platform started in May, 2009 funded by Y Combinator. </li></ul><ul><li>It boasts integrated and automatic posting to other social media tools such as Flickr, Twitter, and Facebook. </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.posterous.com </li></ul>
  18. 18. Evernote <ul><li>Evernote is a collection of software and services that allows users to collect, sort, tag and annotate notes and other miscellaneous information </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.evernote.com / </li></ul>
  19. 19. Word Clouds <ul><li>Wordle is is a tool for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. </li></ul><ul><li>The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Obama’s State of the Union Speech http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/maps_and_graphs/2010/1/28/1264675342813/State-of-the-Union-wordle-001.jpg http://www.wordle.net/create
  21. 21. Online Image editing <ul><li>Many websites allow you to edit all your online photos from one place. </li></ul><ul><li>It's the easiest way on the Web to fix underexposed photos, remove red-eye, or apply effects to your photos. </li></ul>Let’s edit some pictures using the online editors
  22. 22. Online Image editing: free pics Sprixi.com
  23. 23. Podcasting <ul><li>A podcast is a series of digital media files (either audio or video) that are released episodically and downloaded through web syndication (RSS). </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast stands for &quot; P ersonal O n D emand broad CAST &quot; </li></ul>
  24. 24. Podcasting: How to Create <ul><li>2 ways: using a software or via web </li></ul><ul><li>Software: Audacity + Lame Encoder </li></ul><ul><li>Web: Podomatic.com </li></ul>
  25. 25. Podcasting: How to Create Let’s create a podcasting using Audacity
  26. 26. Podcasting: How to Create http://www.podomatic.com Let’s create a podcasting using Podomatic
  27. 27. Podcasting: Embeding <ul><li>Let’s embed the podcast on the web </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Embed into a blog </li></ul>
  28. 28. Prezi Prezi is a web-based presentation tool using a map layout and zooming to show contextual relationships which addresses some of the shortcomings of Microsoft PowerPoint. http://www.prezi.com
  29. 29. VoiceThread VoiceThread - Group Conversations around Images, Docs and VideosTransforming media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting. http://www.voicethread.com
  30. 30. Videocasting <ul><li>3 ways </li></ul><ul><li>Video camera/ camcorder </li></ul><ul><li>Software: Camtasia, Jing, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Web: Podomatic.com , Freescreencast.com , etc </li></ul>
  31. 31. Lifecasting / Live video streaming
  32. 32. Lifecasting / Live video streaming
  33. 33. Animoto Animoto is a web application that automatically generates professionally produced videos using their own patent-pending technology and high-end motion design. Each video is a fully customized orchestration of user-selected images and music.
  34. 34. Masher Masher is a great, free, tool for creating video mash-ups. Masher offers a large collection of video clips from the BBC's Motion Gallery and Rip Curl video. There is a large music library, an effects library, and a good selection of video player skins.
  35. 35. Stupeflix Stupeflix is a service that allows user to quickly and easily create video montages using their favorite images and audio clips.
  36. 36. Xtra Normal Xtra Normal is a unique service that enables students to create animated, narrated movies just by typing the dialogue then dragging and dropping characters and set elements into the movies.
  37. 37. Moodle Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment is a free and open-source e-learning software platform, also known as a Course Management System, Learning Management System, or Virtual Learning Environment. It has a significant user base with 45,721 registered and verified sites, containing 32 million users in 3 million courses (as of January, 2010). Moodle Presentation and Hands-On
  38. 38. Second Life Second Life (SL) is a virtual world its users, called Residents, to interact with each other through avatars.
  39. 39. Second Life
  40. 40. iPad
  41. 41. Mashup A mashup is a web application that combines data from more than one source into a single integrated tool Example: use Youtube music videos to create a real new and original music!
  42. 42. Finding a Job on the Web <ul><li>Monster.ca (online resumes): http://www.monster.ca </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs.gc.ca: http://www.jobs.gc.ca </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs in Canada: http://www.jobsincanada.com </li></ul><ul><li>Workopolis: http://www.workopolis.com </li></ul><ul><li>Linkedin (professional network site): http://www.linkedin.com </li></ul>
  43. 43. Finding a House on the Web <ul><li>Kijiji.ca: http://www.kijiji.ca </li></ul><ul><li>Craigslist: http://www.craigslist.com </li></ul>
  44. 44. Web 2.0 in Education
  45. 45. Web 2.0 in Education <ul><li>Study by Victoria Clarke & Francesca Rivett-Carnac </li></ul><ul><li>(Geronimo Communications – UK) </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 helps to encourage student engagement and increase participation – particularly among quieter pupils, who can use it to work collaboratively online, without the anxiety of having to raise questions in front of peers in class – or by enabling expression through less traditional media such as video. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers have reported that the use of social networking technology can encourage online discussion amongst students outside school.  </li></ul>Benefits of the Web 2.0 in the Classroom
  46. 46. Web 2.0 in Education <ul><li>Web 2.0 can be available anytime, anywhere, which encourages some individuals to extend their learning through further investigation into topics that interest them. </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils feel a sense of ownership and engagement when they publish their work online and this can encourage attention to detail and an overall improved quality of work. </li></ul><ul><li>Some teachers reported using publication of work to encourage peer assessment. </li></ul>Benefits of the Web 2.0 in the Classroom
  47. 47. The Connected Teacher
  48. 48. I need my teacher to learn A nice little video about the importance of teachers being life-long learners who adapt their teaching methods to meet the needs of today's students.
  49. 49. Questions ?