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Weaving Web 2.0 July 2008


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Presentation given at the IB North America annual regional conference in San Francisco, July 2008

Presentation given at the IB North America annual regional conference in San Francisco, July 2008

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    • 1.
    • 2. Weaving Web 2.0 into Classroom Practice Lee Davis & Paul Fairbrother IB North America Conference, July 08
    • 3. Presentation overview
      • What is Web 2.0?
      • RSS (really simple syndication)
      • Blogs
      • Wikis
      • Pod/vodcasting
      • Social bookmarking & social networking
      • E-portfolios
      • E-learning & virtual worlds
      (Open University Communications Group)
    • 4. The Pepsi Challenge
    • 5. Opportunities
      • To extend teaching and learning beyond the classroom
      • Rich learning activities
      • Supporting assessment for , of and as learning
      • Teacher- and student-led inquiry
    • 6. Web 2.0 Landscape Future Exploration Network (2007) Web 2.0 Framework
    • 7. What is Web 2.0? “ Web 2.0 is about the more human aspects of interactivity. It's about conversations, interpersonal networking, personalization...” George Lorenzo, Diana Oblinger and Charles Dziuban (2007) “ Web 2.0 has blurred the line between producers and consumers of content and has shifted attention from access to information towards access to other people.” John Seely Brown & Richard P. Adler (2008) Minds on Fire - Open Education, The Long Tail and Learning 2.0
    • 8. Web 1.0 to Web 3.0 Gary Hayes (2006) Virtual Worlds, Web 3.0 and Portable Profiles
    • 9. Technology and today’s students Constantly connected to information and each other, students don't just consume information. They create — and re-create — it. …Bypassing traditional authority channels, self-publishing — in print, image, video, or audio — is common. George Lorenzo, Diana Oblinger & Charles Dziuban (2007) How Choice, Co-Creation, and Culture Are Changing What It Means to Be Net Savvy
    • 10. RSS (really simple syndication) RSS allows you to subscribe and read news from your favourite websites, without having to visit each site. Content streams, called RSS feeds or news feeds , often contain content that changes frequently.
    • 11. RSS A software tool known as an aggregator or feed reader is required, e.g. Alernatively, a web browser may be used, e.g. or, an email client, e.g.
    • 12. RSS Adapted from Stephanie Quilao (2006) How to explain RSS the Oprah way
    • 13. RSS in action - Netvibes
    • 14. RSS in action - Google Reader
    • 15. Blogs “ Writing stops; blogging continues. Writing is inside; blogging is outside. Writing is monologue; blogging is conversation. Writing is thesis; blogging is synthesis … none of which minimizes the importance of writing.” Will Richardson (2006) Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms, page 31
    • 16. Blogs - subject specific St Andrew’s College
    • 17. Blogs - by students
    • 18. Blogs - for other teachers
    • 19. Blogs - for parents and mentors
    • 20. Blogs - for students
    • 21. Blogs - for the wider community
    • 22. Blogs: PPD - priceless professional development David Warlick
    • 23. Wikis Wiki - a website where content can be added, edited or removed by anyone with access to a Web browser and the Internet. Wikis can be used for collaborative writing or group projects involving multimedia.
    • 24. Wikis
    • 25. Wikis in action - school policies Colegio Internacional de Caracas
    • 26. Wikis in action - dynamic resources Presentation wiki
    • 27. Wikis in action - sharing & providing info
    • 28. Wikis in action - sharing good practice & resources Page
    • 29. Wikis in action - collaborative learning IBHistoryHLWiki
    • 30. Podcasting/vodcasting The subscription feed distinguishes a podcast from a simple download. This is similar to the difference between the newspaper at the newsagent and the paper delivered to your home every morning. Ewan MacDonald (2006) Vodcasting - the content is video rather than audio “ Podcast” - any software and hardware combination that enables automatic downloading of audio files for listening at the users' convenience.
    • 31. Podcasting/vodcasting in action Coral Gables High School, Florida
    • 32. Podcasting/vodcasting in action International School of Beijing
    • 33. Podcasting/vodcasting in action Horatiu Pop - IB Physics Help
    • 34. Podcasting/vodcasting in action Arendal International School, Norway
    • 35. Podcasting/vodcasting in action EdTechTalk Women of Web 2.0
    • 36. Social bookmarking Social bookmarking sites are a popular way to store, classify, share and search links through folksonomy techniques.
      • Social bookmarking has three key benefits:
      • Access your bookmarks anywhere
      • Share your bookmarks with friends/colleagues
      • See what others have bookmarked via interesting tags
      • … and it fosters collective tagging
    • 37. Lee on
    • 38. Paul on Diigo
    • 39. Social networking Increasingly, this is why students log on. Websites that draw people back are those that connect them with friends, colleagues, or even strangers who have a shared interest. … truly engaging social networking offers an opportunity to contribute, share, communicate, and collaborate. The New Media Consortium & the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (2007) This new online connectedness is redefining the word 'friend'. eSchool News, 22 March 2007 - article on 2006 annual Speak Up survey
    • 40. Social networking - visualization Nexus Friend Graph
    • 41. Social networking - Flickr is a photo sharing website, widely used by bloggers as a photo repository. Flickr’s community tools allow photos to be tagged, browsed and commented upon. Cogdogblog (2006) What Can We Do With Flickr?
    • 42. Flickr in action Thomas Hawk
    • 43. Flickr in action Keepps (2008)
    • 44. Social networking – MySpace, FaceBook Facebook - users create profiles that include interests, pictures, etc. Information in a profile (e.g. favourite band) links that user to others who have posted similar information. MySpace is similar and is currently the world's 6th most popular website. Alexa, Global Top 500
    • 45. Social networking - MySpace QHHS IB Nerds
    • 46. Social networking - FaceBook Facebook – IB Survivors
    • 47. Social networking is not just for students
    • 48. Social networking is not just for students
    • 49. Social networking - YouTube YouTube - users can post and tag videos, watch those submitted by others, add comments, search for content, participate in groups, etc. Globally, it is the 3 rd most popular website. Alexa, Global Top 500 One Day in the Life of IB Diploma Candidates “Created by Colleen, Hannah and Juli for their senior project.” Personal Project: Demo Reel - dukedarksword
    • 50. YouTube annotations Add speech bubbles, notes & spotlights to videos. E.g.
    • 51. Electronic portfolios (e-portfolios)/digital portfolios e-portfolio - collection of electronic evidence (including text, files e.g. Word and PDF, images, multimedia, blog entries, Web links etc.) assembled and managed by a user, generally online. March 2007 E-portfolios are demonstrations of the user’s abilities and platforms for self-expression, and, if online, can be maintained over time. Some e-portfolio applications permit varying audience access, so the same portfolio might be used for multiple purposes.
    • 52. E-portfolios
      • Three main purposes :
        • Developmental
        • Representational
        • Reflective
    • 53. E-portfolios - students Folios International
    • 54. E-portfolios - professional Chris Smith /
    • 55. E-portfolios: futures?
    • 56. (E-)learning 2.0 “ We are moving into a new era of sharing content, collaborating and syndicating learning materials online. This is not just about learning content but about developing new ways of learning.” Jane Knight, Learning Light, 2007 Traditionally e-learning has focussed on content delivery and consumption by students. In moving to e-learning 2.0 there is greater emphasis on connections , context and learning as a process not an outcome.
    • 57. (E-)learning 2.0 Scott Wilson (2005) Future VLE
    • 58. Virtual Worlds Initiated & manage by Westley Field at MLC School, Sydney, Australia
    • 59. Second Life – ISTE Education Island Page
    • 60. Second Life – InternationaI Schools Island Page Playing music at dawn….
    • 61. SmallWorlds Page SmallWorlds runs inside your web browser, using Adobe Flash Player
    • 62. Lively Page Lively allows you to communicate and express yourself using avatars in your very own space (room).
    • 63. Summary/closing thoughts Advancing adoption and use of social software in schools requires the three C’s - comfort, confidence, and creativity. Christopher D. Sessums, 20 December 2006 … the fast development of Web 2.0 has created a situation where many of the powers-that-be have no idea that such possibilities exist.
    • 64. Summary/closing thoughts B Nesbitt (2007) “ This project was created to inspire teachers to use technology in engaging ways to help students develop higher level thinking skills. Equally important, it serves to motivate district level leaders to provide teachers with the tools and training to do so.” A Vision of K-12 Students Today
    • 65. Thank you Lee Davis – Head of Online Professional Learning Services [email_address] Paul Fairbrother - Head of Online Learning