Web 2.0: Meaningful Tools for Today’s Students Randy Rodgers Birdville Independent School District
Pop Quiz!
What is a wiki? <ul><li>A delicious, tropical, adult beverage </li></ul><ul><li>A search engine </li></ul><ul><li>A collab...
On average, how many visitors go to MySpace each month worldwide? <ul><li>1 million </li></ul><ul><li>15 million </li></ul...
What is the target audience for the social network Fuzzster? <ul><li>Pets </li></ul><ul><li>Police officers </li></ul><ul>...
The most viewed video of alltime on Youtube, Avril Lavigne’s “Girlfriend”, has been viewed how many times? <ul><li>14 mill...
Bonus: How many comments has “Girlfriend” received? <ul><li>25,000 </li></ul><ul><li>242,000 </li></ul><ul><li>1.2 million...
What is a widget? <ul><li>A small bit of software which can be added to a web page. </li></ul><ul><li>A newbie to a social...
Which of the following chat acronyms indicates that someone finds you amusing? <ul><li>WTG </li></ul><ul><li>ROTFL </li></...
Where Have We Been?
 
 
 
And now?
Source: Pink, Daniel (2005).  A Whole New Mind . Riverhead Books: New York.
Skills Today’s Students Will Need Tomorrow
Where are we as educators now?
Here…
… or here? Video
“ The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and...
The Challenge: Change
“ To successfully face rigorous higher education coursework, career challenges and a globally competitive workforce, U.S. ...
“ Change is not merely necessary to life - it is life.”  Alvin Toffler
“ I believe so much in the future that I invest exclusively in ‘futures.’ In fact, you can't invest in ‘pasts,’ they don't...
Design Elements of Effective Classrooms <ul><li>High levels of engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Documented student achievement...
Design Elements of Effective Classrooms <ul><li>Physical, emotional, and intellectual safety </li></ul><ul><li>Affirmation...
“ I believe we will have achieved education reform when no teacher believes he or she can teach the same thing in the same...
The Read/Write Web as a Tool for 21 st  Century Teaching/Learning
The Old Web? <ul><li>Browse </li></ul><ul><li>Search </li></ul><ul><li>Read </li></ul><ul><li>One-way </li></ul><ul><li>Co...
The New Web? <ul><li>Receive </li></ul><ul><li>Classify </li></ul><ul><li>Connect </li></ul><ul><li>Create </li></ul>Did Y...
Why Web 2.0? <ul><li>Cost Effective </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible  </li></ul><ul><li>Motiva...
Blogs <ul><li>· Blogger ( https://www.blogger.com )  </li></ul><ul><li>· Edublogs ( http://edublogs.org )  </li></ul><ul><...
Wikis <ul><li>Wikispaces ( http://www.wikispaces.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Pbwiki ( http://pbwiki.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>...
RSS/XML <ul><li>Bloglines ( http://www.bloglines.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Google reader ( http://www.bloglines.com ) </li><...
Video <ul><li>Youtube ( http://youtube.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Teachertube ( http://teachertube.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>...
Images <ul><li>Flickr Creative Commons ( http://flickr.com/creativecommons )  </li></ul><ul><li>Photobucket ( http://photo...
Office/Productivity Tools <ul><li>Google docs ( http://docs.google.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Zoho ( http://zoho.com/ ) </li>...
Graphic Organizers <ul><li>Gliffy ( http://www.gliffy.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Bubbl.us ( http://bubbl.us/ ) </li></ul><ul...
Social Networks <ul><li>Ning ( http://www.ning.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com ) </li></ul><ul...
Online Bookmarks <ul><li>Delicious ( http://del.icio.us ) </li></ul><ul><li>Stumbleupon ( http://stumbleupon.com/ ) </li><...
Podcasting <ul><li>Gcast ( http://www.gcast.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Jott ( http://jott.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Podbean ( ...
Digital Storytelling <ul><li>Voicethread ( http://voicethread.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Scrapblog ( http://scrapblog.com/ )...
Tele- and Videoconferencing <ul><li>Skype ( http://www.skype.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Mebeam ( http://mebeam.com/ )  </li>...
Video Streaming <ul><li>Ustream ( http://www.ustream.tv/ )  </li></ul><ul><li>Stickam ( http://www.stickam.com )  </li></u...
Virtual Worlds <ul><li>Second Life ( http://www.secondlife.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Lively by Google ( http://lively.com/ )...
Other Web 2.0 Sites <ul><li>Sketchcast ( http://sketchcast.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter ( http://twitter.com ) </li></...
Other Sites (Continued) <ul><li>Flock ( http://www.flock.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Zentation ( http://zentation.com/ ) </li...
Keys to Success <ul><li>Learn the tools and terminology. </li></ul><ul><li>Use sites that meet your students’ needs. </li>...
“ Do or do not. There is no try.”  Yoda Image Credit
Contact Me <ul><li>Email:  [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Website:  http://randyrodgers.edublogs.org </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Web 2.0: Meaningful Tools for Today’s Students Randy Rodgers Birdville Independent School District
  2. 2. Pop Quiz!
  3. 3. What is a wiki? <ul><li>A delicious, tropical, adult beverage </li></ul><ul><li>A search engine </li></ul><ul><li>A collaboratively created website </li></ul><ul><li>An online encyclopedia </li></ul>
  4. 4. On average, how many visitors go to MySpace each month worldwide? <ul><li>1 million </li></ul><ul><li>15 million </li></ul><ul><li>55 million </li></ul><ul><li>115 million </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Techcruch.com (April, 2008 statistics) </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is the target audience for the social network Fuzzster? <ul><li>Pets </li></ul><ul><li>Police officers </li></ul><ul><li>Sweater knitters </li></ul><ul><li>Men with beards </li></ul>
  6. 6. The most viewed video of alltime on Youtube, Avril Lavigne’s “Girlfriend”, has been viewed how many times? <ul><li>14 million </li></ul><ul><li>35 million </li></ul><ul><li>95 million </li></ul><ul><li>355 million </li></ul>Photo Credit
  7. 7. Bonus: How many comments has “Girlfriend” received? <ul><li>25,000 </li></ul><ul><li>242,000 </li></ul><ul><li>1.2 million </li></ul><ul><li>24 million </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics from Youtube, July 28, 2008. </li></ul>Blah Blah OMG Blah Blah Blah Blah LOL Blah Blah
  8. 8. What is a widget? <ul><li>A small bit of software which can be added to a web page. </li></ul><ul><li>A newbie to a social network </li></ul><ul><li>An elf-like character in World of Warcraft </li></ul><ul><li>A password reminder </li></ul>
  9. 9. Which of the following chat acronyms indicates that someone finds you amusing? <ul><li>WTG </li></ul><ul><li>ROTFL </li></ul><ul><li>LTNS </li></ul><ul><li>IMHO </li></ul>
  10. 10. Where Have We Been?
  11. 14. And now?
  12. 15. Source: Pink, Daniel (2005). A Whole New Mind . Riverhead Books: New York.
  13. 16. Skills Today’s Students Will Need Tomorrow
  14. 17. Where are we as educators now?
  15. 18. Here…
  16. 19. … or here? Video
  17. 20. “ The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” Alvin Toffler Photo Credit
  18. 21. The Challenge: Change
  19. 22. “ To successfully face rigorous higher education coursework, career challenges and a globally competitive workforce, U.S. schools must align classroom environments with real world environments by infusing 21st century skills.” Partnership for 21 st Century Skills ( www.21stcenturyskills.org )
  20. 23. “ Change is not merely necessary to life - it is life.” Alvin Toffler
  21. 24. “ I believe so much in the future that I invest exclusively in ‘futures.’ In fact, you can't invest in ‘pasts,’ they don't offer that. I've checked.” Michael Scott
  22. 25. Design Elements of Effective Classrooms <ul><li>High levels of engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Documented student achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding of what needs to be learned </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge and resource are organized around student needs and interests </li></ul><ul><li>Meaningful end product is focus </li></ul><ul><li>Clear expectations and standards </li></ul>Based upon Working on the Work , by Phillip Schlecty.
  23. 26. Design Elements of Effective Classrooms <ul><li>Physical, emotional, and intellectual safety </li></ul><ul><li>Affirmation by significant observers </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Variety and novelty of learning tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Availability of choices in demonstrating learning </li></ul><ul><li>Tasks are engaging and authentic </li></ul>Based upon Working on the Work , by Phillip Schlecty.
  24. 27. “ I believe we will have achieved education reform when no teacher believes he or she can teach the same thing in the same way from one year to the next.” David Warlick
  25. 28. The Read/Write Web as a Tool for 21 st Century Teaching/Learning
  26. 29. The Old Web? <ul><li>Browse </li></ul><ul><li>Search </li></ul><ul><li>Read </li></ul><ul><li>One-way </li></ul><ul><li>Consume </li></ul>
  27. 30. The New Web? <ul><li>Receive </li></ul><ul><li>Classify </li></ul><ul><li>Connect </li></ul><ul><li>Create </li></ul>Did You Know?
  28. 31. Why Web 2.0? <ul><li>Cost Effective </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible </li></ul><ul><li>Motivational </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant </li></ul>
  29. 32. Blogs <ul><li>· Blogger ( https://www.blogger.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>· Edublogs ( http://edublogs.org ) </li></ul><ul><li>· Epals ( http://www.epals.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>· Gaggle ( http://www.gaggle.net ) </li></ul><ul><li>Talented Texans </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. D’s Music Class </li></ul><ul><li>Isbell Science </li></ul><ul><li>Raider Nation </li></ul>
  30. 33. Wikis <ul><li>Wikispaces ( http://www.wikispaces.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Pbwiki ( http://pbwiki.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Wetpaint ( http://www.wetpaint.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Google Sites ( http://sites.google.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Ms. Isbell Science </li></ul><ul><li>ACFT Science Lab </li></ul><ul><li>The Stayafters </li></ul>
  31. 34. RSS/XML <ul><li>Bloglines ( http://www.bloglines.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Google reader ( http://www.bloglines.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Igoogle ( http://www.google.com/ig ) </li></ul><ul><li>Pageflakes ( http://www.pageflakes.com ) </li></ul>
  32. 35. Video <ul><li>Youtube ( http://youtube.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Teachertube ( http://teachertube.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Schooltube ( http://www.schooltube.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Vimeo ( http://vimeo.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Jumpcut ( http://jumpcut.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Edublogs.TV ( http://edublogs.tv ) </li></ul><ul><li>JayCut ( http://jaycut.com/ ) </li></ul>
  33. 36. Images <ul><li>Flickr Creative Commons ( http://flickr.com/creativecommons ) </li></ul><ul><li>Photobucket ( http://photobucket.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Flickrstorm ( http://www.zoo-m.com/flickr-storm/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Picnik ( http://www.picnik.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Studio 25 ( http://www.studio25.ro ) </li></ul><ul><li>Everystockphoto ( http://www.everystockphoto.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>How to Hide a Geocache </li></ul>
  34. 37. Office/Productivity Tools <ul><li>Google docs ( http://docs.google.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Zoho ( http://zoho.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Buzzword ( http://www.buzzword.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Thinkfree ( http://thinkfree.com ) </li></ul>
  35. 38. Graphic Organizers <ul><li>Gliffy ( http://www.gliffy.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Bubbl.us ( http://bubbl.us/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Thinkature ( http://thinkature.com/ ) </li></ul>
  36. 39. Social Networks <ul><li>Ning ( http://www.ning.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>BISD Web Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Jumpspace </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom 2.0 </li></ul>
  37. 40. Online Bookmarks <ul><li>Delicious ( http://del.icio.us ) </li></ul><ul><li>Stumbleupon ( http://stumbleupon.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Diigo ( http://www.diigo.com/ ) </li></ul>
  38. 41. Podcasting <ul><li>Gcast ( http://www.gcast.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Jott ( http://jott.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Podbean ( http://podbean.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Podomatic ( http://www.podomatic.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Switchpod ( http://www.switchpod.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Reagan Reviews </li></ul>
  39. 42. Digital Storytelling <ul><li>Voicethread ( http://voicethread.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Scrapblog ( http://scrapblog.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Kerpoof ( http://www.kerpoof.com/home ) </li></ul>
  40. 43. Tele- and Videoconferencing <ul><li>Skype ( http://www.skype.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Mebeam ( http://mebeam.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>OoVoo ( http://www.oovoo.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>DimDim ( http://dimdim.com/ ) </li></ul>
  41. 44. Video Streaming <ul><li>Ustream ( http://www.ustream.tv/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Stickam ( http://www.stickam.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo! Live ( http://live.yahoo.com/ ) </li></ul>
  42. 45. Virtual Worlds <ul><li>Second Life ( http://www.secondlife.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Lively by Google ( http://lively.com/ ) </li></ul>
  43. 46. Other Web 2.0 Sites <ul><li>Sketchcast ( http://sketchcast.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter ( http://twitter.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Pownce ( http://pownce.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Scratch ( http://scratch.mit.edu/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Blurb ( http://www.blurb.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Clipmarks ( http://clipmarks.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Google Notebook ( http://www.google.com/notebook ) </li></ul><ul><li>Fleck ( http://fleck.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Trailfire ( http://trailfire.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Youthtwitter ( http://www.youthtwitter.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Mozilla Firefox ( http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/ ) </li></ul>
  44. 47. Other Sites (Continued) <ul><li>Flock ( http://www.flock.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Zentation ( http://zentation.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare ( http://www.slideshare.net/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Geni ( http://www.geni.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Polldaddy ( http://www.polldaddy.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Survey Gizmo ( http://www.surveygizmo.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Screencast-o-matic ( http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Zamzar ( http://www.zamzar.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Bubbleshare ( http://www.bubbleshare.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Lulu ( http://www.lulu.com/ ) </li></ul>
  45. 48. Keys to Success <ul><li>Learn the tools and terminology. </li></ul><ul><li>Use sites that meet your students’ needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Work to foster communication/collaboration. </li></ul><ul><li>Involve parents and the community. </li></ul><ul><li>Use students’ experience and expertise. </li></ul><ul><li>Share with your peers. </li></ul><ul><li>Get comfortable with discomfort. </li></ul>
  46. 49. “ Do or do not. There is no try.” Yoda Image Credit
  47. 50. Contact Me <ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Website: http://randyrodgers.edublogs.org </li></ul>

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