New Communication Tools and Whiteboards or How the Kids took over!
WHAT IS WEB 2.0 ANYWAY? The technologies encompassed by Web 2.0 include, but are by no means limited to, blogs, wikis , tags, RSS, social bookmarking, and AJAX. The philosophy focuses on the idea that the people who consume media, access the Internet, and use the Web shouldn't passively absorb what's available -- rather, they should be active contributors, helping customize media and technology for their own purposes, as well as those of their communities. Techsoup.org http://www.techsoup.org/learningcenter/webbuilding/page4758.cfm
WHAT IS A WIKI? “ A wiki is software that allows users to create, edit, and link web pages easily. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites. These wiki websites are often also referred to as wikis; for example, Wikipedia is one of the best known wikis.” "wiki",Britannica, 2007
HOW ARE THEY USED IN THE CLASSROOM? <ul><li>Provides: </li></ul><ul><li>Access to Classroom resources </li></ul><ul><li>Cover lessons/activities </li></ul><ul><li>Project-Based assignment instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking facilities... Peer Support </li></ul><ul><li>Internal and external virtual work space </li></ul><ul><li>Student Work (and working) Record </li></ul><ul><li>A Forum for debating issues related to ICT </li></ul>
HOW TO GET STARTED? Useful Advice: http://www.ibritt.com/resources/wp_blogs.htm IF YOU MISSED IT FIRST TIME ROUND: http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY Ask an expert (Hailey for film making; Alicia for blog tools; Evo or Pierrick for useful hacks)
CONSIDERATIONS <ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Access: Private or Public </li></ul><ul><li>Pupil/Teacher Safety </li></ul><ul><li>IT competence (Me or Them?) </li></ul><ul><li>Control (Can I really let go?) </li></ul><ul><li>ME+THEM = US </li></ul><ul><li>Save Space. Don't upload .....GO VIRTUAL! </li></ul><ul><li>Students need to create own pages or preferably their own wikis. </li></ul><ul><li>Make them interesting and interactive! </li></ul>
SET UP A WIKI OR TWO WIKI STARTERS: PbWIKI: http://pbwiki.com/ WIKISPACES: http://www.wikispaces.com/ WETPAINT: http://wikisineducation.wetpaint.com/?t=anon Make it easy on yourself you'll know you'll like it so why not set up an account!
PbWIKI Features <ul><li>Easy to use command buttons: edit, new page, save </li></ul><ul><li>Edit mode: Link, attach file, insert image </li></ul><ul><li>Security: Private/Public (see settings: access/control ) </li></ul><ul><li>Navigation: Show all pages to see who has been working and when </li></ul><ul><li>Files : Shows all the uploaded material </li></ul><ul><li>History : Indicates for each page who has made changes and how to revert to former content. </li></ul><ul><li>Communication: Comments </li></ul><ul><li>Back-Up : Zip </li></ul>
HOW ARE THEY BEST USED IN THE CLASSROOM? Classroom experience: http://www.techsavvyed.net/?cat=18 International Links (Horizon Project): http://edublogawards.com/2007/best-educational-wiki-2007/
USING BLOGS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE What is a Blog: http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=NN2I1pWXjXI&feature=user Helpful wiki on blogs and more: http://opencontent.org/wiki/index.php?title=Using_Blogs_and_Wikis_in_Education Useful Start: https://www.blogger.com/start
SPACE SHARING Looking for extra space.....go virtual! If you are using a free wiki or you want to share your/their work with the wider community. Powerpoints: http://www.slideshare.net/ Example: http://www.slideshare.net/coolcatteacher/wikis-in-the-classroom Photos/Films: http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=vPU4awtuTsk&feature=user
WHO GETS TO KEEP IT? “ Mr Miller, what will happen to the wiki at the end of the year?” How useful is this record? Does it need to be institutionalised? http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/eportfolios.htm
Sharing Community Ideals....solutions to problems: http://www.opensource.org/ www.openoffice.org/ http://creativecommons.org/ http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=OGo4sllj9Vs&feature=related Social Networking in Plain English: http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=6a_KF7TYKVc&feature=user