Using Twitter, Plurk, Etherpad, PbWorks etc.for Interactive Learning<br />Web 2.0 tools for Education<br />By Paul Pajo<br />firstname.lastname@example.org<br />http://twitter.com/pageman<br />
What is Twitter?<br />Twitter is 140 character microblogging<br />It is blogging, but like SMS, you have to make it short and sweet<br />Everyone now is on Twitter – CNN, Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore and oh yeah, Oprah Winfrey<br />
What can you do in Twitter?<br />Your students can follow one another<br />Your students can follow the teacher<br />Your students can follow people they admire<br />Additionally, you can ask them to follow the people who are on the bleeding and cutting edge of what’s happening<br />http://www.slideshare.net/sandrapintopires/twitter-for-teachers-and-learners<br />
Power Tip#1: You can link your class blog to Twitter!<br />You can configure your feeds to have a tag (i.e. [vertsol]) that will post automatically on your twitter account<br />Great way for other twitter users see what your students are posting<br />People who track your topic (i.e. retail technology) can also link to your class blog via Twitter (!!!)<br />
Power Tip #2: Be in the social network where your students are<br />Plurk – is where majority of the Benilde students are<br />“Social Networking Fatigue not withstanding, Plurk is more than a Twitter clone. Plurk is themed IM (Instant Messaging) for groups of people spread out on a time line. And if you like Twitter and Pownce, chances are, you’re going to like Plurk, too…”<br />http://www.blahblahtech.com/2008/06/what-is-plurk.html<br />
Think of Plurk as Twitter on a timeline with a lot of AJAX effects<br />
Plurk Karma: Why Plurk is sooo addicting!<br />
You can search also http://plurk.com/search<br />
Why Etherpad?<br />“I was facilitating a workshop session where teachers were creating a lesson plan from scratch. At the beginning, on person was typing everything into a Word document. Other teachers were making suggestions and recommendations but the typist had a hard time keeping up with the process. I quickly created a new "pad" and sent the URL to all the teachers in the session. After they got to the site, they all were able to edit the document, make additions, and generate a well-structured lesson plan that they could all take with them. In this situation, not only did EtherPad help the process move faster, but it also gave everyone an opportunity to collaborate, and consequently, design a better lesson.”<br />http://darinwagner.com/etherpad-realtime-collaborative-text-editing/<br />
Use Plurk to remember the etherpad link - <br />
Power Tip #3 Use the CaptureFox plug-in for Firefox to Screencast<br />https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/8090<br />
Something to look out for:Google Wave<br />email@example.com<br />
Google Wave?<br />What if email was invented in the 21st century?<br />I think of it as a tool that’s as short-form as Twitter, as AJAX-y as Plurk, as collaborative as etherpadand as easy-to-access as a wiki – if you could somehow put them all together – you have Google Wave<br /> Invite-only, wait for a few more months!<br />
Thanks for listening and collaborating!<br />firstname.lastname@example.org<br />email@example.com<br />firstname.lastname@example.org<br />email@example.com<br />http://paulpajo.com<br />http://twitter.com/pageman<br />http://plurk.com/pageman<br />http://slideshare.net/pageman<br />http://linkedin.com/in/paulpajo<br />
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