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  1. 1. 21st Century Technology Skills for Board Members and Administrators Presenters Meg Ormiston, School Technology Presenter Rich Voltz, Associate Director, IASA November 22, 2008
  2. 2. Objective of session… <ul><li>Familiarize you with various Web 2.0 tools </li></ul><ul><li>There is not enough time to teach tools </li></ul><ul><li>Explain why schools should be using Web 2.0 tools </li></ul><ul><li>Board members or administrators can take at least one idea back and attempt to use </li></ul>
  3. 3. How many of these terms do you know? <ul><li>Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Ning </li></ul><ul><li>Jing </li></ul><ul><li>delicious </li></ul><ul><li>ProfCast </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Gcast </li></ul><ul><li>Chacha </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Tinyurl </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>14. Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>15. Myspace </li></ul><ul><li>16. Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>17. Gotomeeting </li></ul><ul><li>18. Ustream </li></ul><ul><li>19. Wiimote </li></ul><ul><li>20. Chatzy </li></ul><ul><li>21. Gabcast </li></ul><ul><li>22. Link: </li></ul><ul><li>23. RSS </li></ul><ul><li>24. Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>25. Ask a ninja? </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is a Wiki?
  5. 7. Wiki is… <ul><li>A wiki is a page or collection of Web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content, using a simplified markup language . </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Wiki&quot; (/wi ː ki ː /) is a Hawaiian word for &quot;fast&quot; [4] . </li></ul>
  6. 8. Don’t get stuck on the technology escalator…
  7. 9. Why Use Web 2.0 Tools?
  8. 10. Y 2 K
  9. 11. Can you read this? <ul><li>Chinese students start mandated English as second language training in grade 3. </li></ul><ul><li>There will be more English speaking high school graduates in China this year than high school graduates in all of North America. </li></ul>
  10. 12. As promised, President-elect Barack Obama and his transition team have put his weekly radio address on YouTube so that all can see him deliver it. The plan is to continue doing this once he becomes president.
  11. 13. Web 2.0 Thank You
  12. 14. Industrial Model of Leadership and Organization Distributive Model of Leadership and Organization Dr. Phil Schlechty On October 2008 Audio Ed-Online
  13. 15. Instead of IT (Instructional Technology) Call it LT (Learning Technology)
  14. 16. Who makes the decision in your school district about access to Internet and technology? Who should be making that decision?
  15. 17. Many say you can do anything with technology…
  16. 18. I guess you can.
  17. 19. Cloud Computing 1998 The Internet
  18. 20. http://anojrs.blogspot.com/2008/08/cloud-computing-what-it-means-for.html The Internet Cloud Computing 2008
  19. 21. How many of you believe your children or grandchildren know more about technology than you do? Why is this?
  20. 22. Students are different today
  21. 24. Net Generation Generation Y <ul><li>97% own a computer </li></ul><ul><li>97% have downloaded music </li></ul><ul><li>94% own a cell phone </li></ul><ul><li>76% use instant messaging </li></ul><ul><li>75% of college students have a Facebook profile </li></ul><ul><li>60% own iPods </li></ul><ul><li>34% use websites as their primary source of news </li></ul><ul><li>28% author a blog and 44% read blogs </li></ul>Source: Wikipedia 2008
  22. 25. <ul><li>Students are more engaged outside of school than in school </li></ul><ul><li>Students are content developers through their own social networking sites </li></ul><ul><li>Students use email, IM, Twitter and other Web 2.0 tools that are all banned in schools </li></ul>
  23. 26. Authentic Learning <ul><li>When students do work in Web 2.0 it is never done. </li></ul><ul><li>In a school once a teacher grades the paper the student is finished. In a Web 2.0 world, the student can post his/her paper on the net and people who are interested in similar topics may blog with the student. </li></ul>
  24. 27. 21st Century Ideas <ul><li>Cell phones are the technology of the future </li></ul><ul><li>Movies have great impact on learning </li></ul><ul><li>Use Google to set up your own search engine </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace users would outnumber all countries in the world but two </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking encourages divergent thinking, school is all about convergence </li></ul><ul><li>Use videos of good teachers teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Students no longer live in a paper and pencil world </li></ul>
  25. 28. Be careful not to make a $1,200 piece of equipment a glorified pencil.
  26. 30. Wikinomics <ul><li>Principles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open doors to the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-innovates with everyone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share resources that used to be guarded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harness power of mass-collaboration </li></ul></ul>
  27. 31. Today <ul><li>Flickr beats Webshots </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia beats Encyclopedia Britannica </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger beats CNN </li></ul><ul><li>Epinions beats Consumer Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Google Maps beats Map Quest </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace beats friendster </li></ul><ul><li>Craiglist beats monistor </li></ul>Why?
  28. 32. <ul><li>Peering </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When masses of people and firms collaborate openly to drive innovation and growth in their industries (MySpace, YouTube, linux, Wikipedia) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogosphere </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-organized network of personal commentary sites that are updated every day </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Software that allows the users to edit the content of web pages - Wikipedia is bigger than Encyclopedia Britannica </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 is about the communities, participation and peering. </li></ul>
  29. 33. Gold Corp Story
  30. 34. Book studies Exercise Driving Blog Discussion group for administrators or teachers
  31. 35. Work smarter not harder
  32. 36. RSS <ul><li>Delicious </li></ul><ul><li>Google Reeder </li></ul><ul><li>Many others… </li></ul>
  33. 37. iTunes is a RSS Feed
  34. 39. What is Web 2.0? <ul><li>Instead of always downloading information off the web, you interact with information on the web. </li></ul><ul><li>Superintendents join the IASA Ning to learn from each other. </li></ul><ul><li>Board members and administrators can set up their own blogs to communicate with the community. </li></ul><ul><li>Information flows both ways. </li></ul>
  35. 40. Web 2.0
  36. 43. Sun-Times columnist Jay Mariotti resigns By Jim Kirk | Tribune staff reporter 9:39 PM CDT, August 26, 2008 Jay Mariotti, the opinionated and polarizing sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times , told the Chicago Tribune he resigned on Tuesday after 17 years with the paper. Just back from Beijing where he wrote about the Summer Olympics , Mariotti said in a phone interview Tuesday night that he decided to quit after it became clear while in China that sports journalism had become &quot;entirely a Web site business . There were not many newspapers there.'' He added that most of the journalists covering the Games were &quot;there writing for Web sites.''
  37. 44. Inspiring Idea
  38. 45. Video produced by Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)
  39. 49. Check these out…
  40. 51. <ul><li>Would you like to share a document with others to develop an agenda for a meeting? </li></ul>
  41. 52. Google Docs
  42. 53. Google Docs: The Basics The following videos show how to begin working with Google Docs: Part I : Getting Started Part II: Creating Folders Part III: Sharing and Publishing Documents
  43. 54. Google Docs
  44. 55. Google Forms
  45. 57. RV Google Reeder
  46. 58. Blogger
  47. 59. Google Sites
  48. 60. Your school district needs a vision of what you want to do with technology. You need to know what technology can do to engage students in 21st Century Learning Skills. Then you need to train administrators and teachers. Students get it and want to be engaged.
  49. 61. One District’s Story <ul><li>Superintendent’s vision </li></ul><ul><li>Principal training </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher execution </li></ul>
  50. 62. You may listen to my podcasts at www.iasaedu.org and then select Dr. Voltz’s Podcasts
  51. 65. mrgcalculus.wikispaces.com
  52. 67. <ul><li>Use your cell phone to make a Podcast that is recorded on the Internet and automatically sent to your webpage… </li></ul>
  53. 70. Superintendent Blog
  54. 71. Gcast <ul><li>Can make audio recording via your phone </li></ul><ul><li>Set up a Gcast account </li></ul><ul><li>Call your own account from cell phone, record conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Send as a digital file where you want it to go </li></ul>
  55. 73. <ul><li>Made with iWeb </li></ul><ul><li>Saved on MobileMe </li></ul><ul><li>Link to Gcast (embed) </li></ul>
  56. 75. Screencasting
  57. 76. Bob & Paul Screencast
  58. 77. Mathtrain.TV
  59. 78. Screencasting <ul><li>Jing </li></ul><ul><li>iShowYou </li></ul><ul><li>Camtasia </li></ul><ul><li>Demo Profcast </li></ul>
  60. 79. Jing
  61. 80. Jing Application
  62. 82. ProfCast
  63. 83. iShowU
  64. 84. <ul><li>Would you like to know how to do video phone calls for FREE? </li></ul>
  65. 85. Skype on the go…
  66. 86. Let’s Skype
  67. 87. What is a Ning? <ul><li>Ning hopes to compete with large social sites like MySpace and Facebook , by appealing to users who want to create networks around specific interests or have limited technical skills. [6] </li></ul><ul><li>The unique feature of Ning is that anyone can create their own custom social network for a particular topic or need, catering to specific audiences. Many educators are using ning for developing educational resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Features were customized so that participants could upload pictures and videos of student developed projects as well as links to blogs and Flickr. </li></ul>Source: Wikipedia, 2008
  68. 88. www.iasa4u.ning
  69. 92. <ul><li>Do you want to know how to make a professional looking podcast? </li></ul><ul><li>First you need to know what podcasting is? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you ever heard of “Ask a Ninja?” </li></ul>
  70. 93. Ask a Ninja What is Podcasting?
  71. 94. <ul><li>You will learn that the “pod” in podcasting is not a group of whales but rather “Personal On Demand” content. </li></ul>
  72. 95. Podcasting in Plain English
  73. 96. Why Podcast? x
  74. 97. 40 hours? 40 minutes? 4 minutes? Do you have the time?
  75. 102. Audacity - (You will have to learn by yourself, this is too hard and the reason I use a Mac)
  76. 103. Evaluation of Technology
  77. 104. November Learning 9 Essential Questions <ul><li>Is there a shared vision? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the infrastructure hinder instruction? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you using a variety of methods to support the use of technology? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the administration model technology use? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you using the power of the computer and the Internet to change teaching and learning? </li></ul><ul><li>Does instruction foster creativity and support alternative learning styles? </li></ul><ul><li>Is learning taking place 24/7? </li></ul><ul><li>Is your staff development focused on the curriculum more than the tools? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you using the power of technology to connect with homes? </li></ul>
  78. 105. Work efficiently in your office
  79. 106. Using technology for walkthroughs…
  80. 107. Walk-Throughs
  81. 110. Make long URL’s shorter <ul><li>Long url's can be made shorter at tinyurl .com </li></ul>
  82. 111. Who is linked to your school? <ul><li>Go to AltaVista website </li></ul><ul><li>Start with link: in the search box </li></ul><ul><li>Then type in your school URL </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to leave no space before or after the colon. </li></ul>Source: November Learning
  83. 112. RV’s Favorite Podcasts
  84. 114. Audio Education On-Line
  85. 115. Internet Grammar <ul><li>Truncating a URL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Start with the top address and remove one level at a time. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://web.mac.com/rvoltz/Site/Podcast/Podcast.html </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://web.mac.com/rvoltz/Site/Podcast/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://web.mac.com/rvoltz/Site/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://web.mac.com/rvoltz/ </li></ul></ul></ul>Source: November Learning
  86. 116. Read the URL <ul><li>Do you recognize the domain name? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>.k12 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.edu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.ac </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.net </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.mil </li></ul></ul>Source: November Learning
  87. 117. Blogs <ul><li>Administrative uses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Once a week a superintendent can blog about a subject he/she picks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public has an opportunity to blog back </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrator does not need to read and for sure should not react to all blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A wise citizen once told me to communicate all the time, not just when the school district needed money. </li></ul></ul>
  88. 118. Technology Tips <ul><li>Use your phone call system for more than just calling out to students </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to embed a video into a PowerPoint presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to podcast using GarageBand </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to podcast using Camtasia or ProfCast </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to use Google documents to group plan a meeting or an agenda or a project </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to blog as a superintendent </li></ul>
  89. 119. RV uses… <ul><li>Podcasts when running </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Twit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fitness Rocks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio Ed Online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audible (Books on line; A Whole New Mind) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IASA website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education News Clips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul></ul>
  90. 120. RV productivity tools <ul><li>Smart Phone </li></ul><ul><li>iWeb </li></ul><ul><li>ProfCast </li></ul><ul><li>iShowyou </li></ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul><ul><li>Jott </li></ul><ul><li>Portable wireless modem </li></ul><ul><li>GarageBand </li></ul><ul><li>iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>Gcast </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces </li></ul><ul><li>Outlook pushed </li></ul><ul><li>Gotomeeting </li></ul><ul><li>ZillaTube </li></ul><ul><li>Jing </li></ul>
  91. 121. More ideas with technology <ul><li>Use video to record best teacher for other teachers to view. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish PLC’s and communicate via the Internet (works for small schools as well as large schools) </li></ul><ul><li>Share documents using Google Docs </li></ul><ul><li>Have teachers engage students with students in other countries via Skype </li></ul>
  92. 122. How RV uses Outlook <ul><li>Push emails to your phone </li></ul><ul><li>Make calendar reminders for “To Do” list </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule appointments with number of minutes warning you need to make the appointment then set vibrate </li></ul><ul><li>If you go by an email do you ever go back? </li></ul><ul><li>Put read emails in folders </li></ul>
  93. 123. Web 2.0 in 5 minutes
  94. 124. Create your own search engine <ul><li>Google - http://www. google . com/coop/cse/ </li></ul>
  95. 125. Wiki’s in Plain English
  96. 126. Blog’s in Plain English
  97. 127. Social Networking in Plain English
  98. 128. What not to do!