Bridging the Technology Gap<br />Blogs, Wikis, and Social Networks<br />Corinne Thomas, CFCS<br />Educational Technology S...
“Most young people can’t remember a time without the Internet.  But right now, many students’ learning experiences in scho...
“Digital Natives”<br />Used to receiving information quickly<br />Like to parallel process & multi-task<br />Function best...
“Digital Natives”<br />E-Mail<br />TODAY:<br />87% of teens use <br />e-mail<br />PCs<br />TODAY:<br />60% of teens have a...
“Digital Natives”<br />Cell Phones<br />TODAY:<br />75% of teens use <br />cell phones<br />the Internet<br />TODAY:<br />...
“Digital Natives”<br />Instant Messaging<br />TODAY:<br />68% of teens use <br />instant messaging<br />PDAs<br />TODAY:<b...
“Digital Natives”<br />Blogs<br />TODAY:<br />Around 54% of teens read blogs<br />MP3s<br />TODAY:<br />74% of teens have ...
What Technology Is NOT<br />Technology is not a Cure<br />Technology is not the End-all<br />Technology is not a Savior<br />
Technology IS…<br />…a TOOL<br />
Myths about Technology<br />Myth: <br />Technology is always expensive<br />Fact:<br />Some technologies are…but a lot are...
Myths about Technology<br />Myth:<br />Technology is an Add-On to Life<br />Fact:<br />We use technology every day!<br />I...
Myths about Technology<br />Myth:<br />Technology is any tool invented after I was born<br />Fact:<br />Technology has bee...
Technology IS a…<br />Tool<br />…and can be an EFFECTIVE TOOL.<br />
Giving people the power of the media<br />Blogging<br />
Start a Blog!<br />Wordpress.com<br />Blogger.com (though Google)<br />Tumblr.com<br />Through your organization/instituti...
RSS Reader<br />
Coordinating and organizing group input<br />Wikis<br />
What Are Wikis?<br />Websites that can be modified or contributed to by users<br />Name taken from the Hawaiian word for “...
Start a Wiki!<br />Most learning management systems have built-in wikis<br />wikispaces.com<br />pbworks.com (specifically...
Connectivism across boundaries<br />Social Networks<br />
TechCrunch - February 2010<br />
#1 Rule for Social Networking<br />Don’t post ANYTHING<br />you would NOT want <br />to be SEEN<br />by EVERYONE<br />in t...
Social Network Basics<br />Create Your Profile<br />“Friends” or “Contacts”<br />Friends of Friends/Contacts of Contacts<b...
Facebook<br />Update<br />Share<br />Read<br />Lists<br />Groups<br />
Twitter<br />Updates in 140 characters or less<br />Follow anyone<br />“Trending Topics”<br />Searches<br />
LinkedIn<br />Professionals<br />Online resume<br />Networking by Profession or Company<br />
We can…and should…make a difference<br />Applications to FCS<br />
“Today, the AAFCS strives to improve the quality and standards of individual and family life by providing educational prog...
Connecting Professionals.<br />Touching Lives.<br />
PEOPLE will always be more important than technology<br />Teach students to learn for LIFE, regardless of the technology a...
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  • *click*Myth:Technology is ALWAYS EXPENSIVEFact: It used to be, and some technologies still are…but most are FREEIn fact, most…if not ALL…of what I am going to present to you today can be acquired for FREE*click*
  • Myth: Technology is an ADD-ON to LifeFact: we use technology/technologies in our everyday lives---we do not need to go out of our way to use it, but we still must CHOOSE to use it or at least know about it (be informed consumers/producers)*click*
  • Myth: Technology is any tool invented AFTER I was bornFact:--- Technology and its tools have been around for YEARSAre you taking notes with a pen? Technology.Are you sitting in a comfy chair? Improved technology.We have so many of these “technologies” we take for granted because they have become such an integral part of our daily lives.How about this example:*click*
  • Bridging the Technology Gap: Blogs, Wikis, & Social Networking

    1. 1. Bridging the Technology Gap<br />Blogs, Wikis, and Social Networks<br />Corinne Thomas, CFCS<br />Educational Technology Specialist<br />Vice President of Communications<br />
    2. 2. “Most young people can’t remember a time without the Internet. But right now, many students’ learning experiences in school don’t match the reality outside of school. <br />We need to bridge this gap.”<br /><ul><li>Arne Duncan</li></ul>US Secretary of Education<br />
    3. 3. “Digital Natives”<br />Used to receiving information quickly<br />Like to parallel process & multi-task<br />Function best when networked<br />Thrive on instant gratification & frequent rewards<br />Marc Prensky, Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants<br />
    4. 4. “Digital Natives”<br />E-Mail<br />TODAY:<br />87% of teens use <br />e-mail<br />PCs<br />TODAY:<br />60% of teens have a<br />desktop/laptop<br />Pew Research Center<br />
    5. 5. “Digital Natives”<br />Cell Phones<br />TODAY:<br />75% of teens use <br />cell phones<br />the Internet<br />TODAY:<br />93% of teens use the Internet<br />Pew Research Center<br />
    6. 6. “Digital Natives”<br />Instant Messaging<br />TODAY:<br />68% of teens use <br />instant messaging<br />PDAs<br />TODAY:<br />Around 20% of teens have their own PDAs<br />Pew Research Center<br />
    7. 7. “Digital Natives”<br />Blogs<br />TODAY:<br />Around 54% of teens read blogs<br />MP3s<br />TODAY:<br />74% of teens have an MP3 player<br />Pew Research Center<br />
    8. 8. What Technology Is NOT<br />Technology is not a Cure<br />Technology is not the End-all<br />Technology is not a Savior<br />
    9. 9. Technology IS…<br />…a TOOL<br />
    10. 10. Myths about Technology<br />Myth: <br />Technology is always expensive<br />Fact:<br />Some technologies are…but a lot are FREE<br />Ira Socol, Universal Design Technology<br />
    11. 11. Myths about Technology<br />Myth:<br />Technology is an Add-On to Life<br />Fact:<br />We use technology every day!<br />Ira Socol, Universal Design Technology<br />
    12. 12. Myths about Technology<br />Myth:<br />Technology is any tool invented after I was born<br />Fact:<br />Technology has been around since the dawn of time<br />Ira Socol, Universal Design Technology<br />
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    14. 14. Technology IS a…<br />Tool<br />…and can be an EFFECTIVE TOOL.<br />
    15. 15. Giving people the power of the media<br />Blogging<br />
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    22. 22. Start a Blog!<br />Wordpress.com<br />Blogger.com (though Google)<br />Tumblr.com<br />Through your organization/institution<br />If you don’t want your own…<br />COMMENT on others’ blogs!<br />
    23. 23. RSS Reader<br />
    24. 24. Coordinating and organizing group input<br />Wikis<br />
    25. 25. What Are Wikis?<br />Websites that can be modified or contributed to by users<br />Name taken from the Hawaiian word for “quick”<br />First wiki software was called “WikiWikiWeb”<br />
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    30. 30. Start a Wiki!<br />Most learning management systems have built-in wikis<br />wikispaces.com<br />pbworks.com (specifically for edu)<br />Join a wiki<br />
    31. 31. Connectivism across boundaries<br />Social Networks<br />
    32. 32. TechCrunch - February 2010<br />
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    34. 34. #1 Rule for Social Networking<br />Don’t post ANYTHING<br />you would NOT want <br />to be SEEN<br />by EVERYONE<br />in the WORLD.<br />
    35. 35. Social Network Basics<br />Create Your Profile<br />“Friends” or “Contacts”<br />Friends of Friends/Contacts of Contacts<br />Network away!<br />
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    37. 37. Facebook<br />Update<br />Share<br />Read<br />Lists<br />Groups<br />
    38. 38. Twitter<br />Updates in 140 characters or less<br />Follow anyone<br />“Trending Topics”<br />Searches<br />
    39. 39. LinkedIn<br />Professionals<br />Online resume<br />Networking by Profession or Company<br />
    40. 40. We can…and should…make a difference<br />Applications to FCS<br />
    41. 41. “Today, the AAFCS strives to improve the quality and standards of individual and family life by providing educational programs, public policy, and through communication.”<br /><ul><li>Our Focus</li></ul>American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences<br />
    42. 42. Connecting Professionals.<br />Touching Lives.<br />
    43. 43. PEOPLE will always be more important than technology<br />Teach students to learn for LIFE, regardless of the technology available<br />
    44. 44. For more information or to view a copy of these slides, please visit:<br />www.cgthomas.com/resources<br />

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