Keeping Up with the Jetsons, Teaching with Emerging Technologies

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  • Link for Gmail Account: https://mail.google.com/
  • Link for Gmail Account: https://mail.google.com/
  • Link for Web 2.0: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gmP4nk0EOE
  • Link for Social Bookmarking: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x66lV7GOcNU
  • Link for RSS Fees & Aggregators: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0klgLsSxGsU
  • Link for Wikis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY
    Link for Quick Website: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7BAU2XX5Ws
    Link for Document Sharing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRqUE6IHTEA
  • Remind that we will be sending out an assessment sometime next week!
  • Keeping Up with the Jetsons, Teaching with Emerging Technologies

    1. 1. Keeping up with the Before we get Started… If you don’t already have one… go get a Gmail Account! Email me from your Gmail account (LeslieSmith7@gmail.com)
    2. 2. Teaching and Learning with Emerging Technologies: Blogs, Wikis, RSS, Social Bookmarking, and Personal Portals Or: Keeping up with Facilitators: Leslie Smith Michael Greene Kristy Walker Rappahannock Community College
    3. 3. Keeping up with the Before we get Started… If you don’t already have one… go get a Gmail Account! Email me from your Gmail account (LeslieSmith7@gmail.com)
    4. 4. Keeping up with the Web 2.0 or the Read/Write Web What the heck is Web 2.0? Wikipedia Web Based Read/Write Social Continual Beta
    5. 5. Keeping up with the Social Bookmarking •Traditional Bookmarking •Exporting/Importing •Social Bookmarking •Remote Access •Annotations •Tags & Subscriptions •Networking •Sharing
    6. 6. Teaching and Learning with Emerging Technologies: Blogs, Wikis, RSS, Social Bookmarking, and Personal Portals Or: Keeping up with Work Session Social Bookmarking
    7. 7. Keeping up with the Social Bookmarking: Get Started! 1. Open a social bookmarking account at Del.icio.us. 2. Download the browser plugin tool. 3. Add the New Horizons account (rccnh08@gmail.com ) to our network. 4. Bookmark and add comments and tags for the following: * Your college homepage—tag appropriately (ie, RCC) * The VCCS website—tag appropriately (ie, VCCS) * Your favorite website—tag * A best resource for a particular class—tag (ie, ENG112) * A best resource for another class—tag (ie, ITE115) 5. Try bookmarking w/o the tool (as if it were a public computer) —bookmark another course tool. 6. Add someone to your network. 7. Subscribe to a tag
    8. 8. Keeping up with the Blogs •Journaling-LiveJournal •Audience •Multi-Modal •Arrangement •Syndication
    9. 9. Teaching and Learning with Emerging Technologies: Blogs, Wikis, RSS, Social Bookmarking, and Personal Portals Or: Keeping up with Work Session Blogs
    10. 10. Keeping up with the 1. Open a blogging account at blogger.com (from your gmail page, look in the upper left hand corner, click on “more” and then click on “blogger.” 2. Create a blog for a course that you are teaching. 3. Change the “settings,” and other “layout” on your blog. Invite participants (person setting next to you) to view your blog or post the link in your Blackboard course. 4. Bookmark your blog page using Delicious. 5. Post a comment to the New Horizons blog at http://newhorizonsjetsons2008.blogspot.com reflecting on Web 2.0 technologies and how you might use social bookmarking and blogs in your classes. Blogs: Get Started!
    11. 11. Using Blogs in the Classroom Keeping up with the Matrix of some uses of blogs in education 1. Classroom Management- portal to foster community of learners. 2. Collaboration- blogs provide a space where teachers and students can work to further develop writing or other skills with the advantage of an instant audience. 3. Discussions- class blog opens the opportunity for students to discuss topics outside of the classroom or to interact with guest speakers. 4. Student Portfolios- Blogs present, organize, and protect student work as digital portfolios. Older entries are archived and can be analyzed more conveniently.
    12. 12. Teaching and Learning with Emerging Technologies: Blogs, Wikis, RSS, Social Bookmarking, and Personal Portals Or: Keeping up with What are some Best Practices for Using Blogs in the Classroom?
    13. 13. Notes on Best Practices Using Blogs Keeping up with the
    14. 14. Keeping up with the RSS Feeds & Aggregators •Real Simple Syndication •Subscribing •News Outlets •Blogs •Social Bookmarking •Other “Social” Sites •Flickr •Library Thing •Wikis
    15. 15. Teaching and Learning with Emerging Technologies: Blogs, Wikis, RSS, Social Bookmarking, and Personal Portals Or: Keeping up with Work Session RSS and Aggregators
    16. 16. Keeping up with the RSS Feeds & Aggregators: Get Started! 1. Open a RSS aggregator account at google reader (from your gmail page click “more” and “reader”). 2. Browse and add some of their subscriptions. 3. Read a few entries and “share” at least two. 4. Bookmark your shared page. 5. Search Technorati for a few blogs and subscribe to them. 6. Subscribe to your own blog feed. 7. Post a blog reflecting on RSS Aggregators and how you might use RSS Aggregators in your classes/work. 8. If your RSS blog posting shows in your RSS aggregator quickly, “share” it.
    17. 17. Keeping up with the Wikis (Quick Websites) •Quick Webpages •Social Authoring •Tracking Changes •Collaboration •Project Management •Document Sharing
    18. 18. Teaching and Learning with Emerging Technologies: Blogs, Wikis, RSS, Social Bookmarking, and Personal Portals Or: Keeping up with Work Session Wikis
    19. 19. Keeping up with the Wikis: Get Started! 1. Open a wiki account at wetpaint.com. (Wetpaint Wiki in Plain English) 2. “Edit” your page. List the things you’ve done in the workshop today. 3. Add notes about what you did to the page & Save! 4. Bookmarking your new page in delicious. 5. Make links to: • the workshop wiki, • your bookmarking page, • your blog, and • the “shared” page of your RSS aggregator. 6. Add notes about what you did to the page & Save! 7. Make a second page in your wiki titled ‘About Me’. Link the two pages together. 8. Go to “What’s New” and subscribe to the feed with your RSS aggregator. 9. Post a blog reflecting on wikis and how you might use wikis in your classes/work.
    20. 20. Keeping up with the Personal Portals •Organize Web Materials •Streamline Web Use
    21. 21. Keeping up with the Personal Portals: Get Started! 1. Open a Personal Portal account at iGoogle (from your gmail page click “more,” “labs” and then find “iGoogle” on the right). 2. Browse and add some of their flakes. 3. Add the “Bookmarks” or “Top Links” flake and bookmark all the tools from the course. 4. Add a few Feeds flakes. 5. Set up one of the pages as your “dream” browser homepage. 6. Make your “dream browser homepage” the homepage for your browser. 7. Post a blog reflecting on personal portals and how you might use personal portal in your classes/work.
    22. 22. Keeping up with the Leslie Smith Michael Greene Kristy Walker Thank You!

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