Web 2.0 For Teachers


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Presentation made by IASA Associate Director Dr. Richard Voltz for teachers. The purpose of this presentation is to motivate teachers to engage students more in their own learning and to inform teachers of the various technology tools that are available to them to use in the classroom.

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Web 2.0 For Teachers

  1. 2. Technology for Teachers Dr. Richard J. Voltz Associate Director Illinois Association of School Administrators
  2. 4. Email me at [email_address] to receive invitations for my Ning, Wikispace and Google Documents
  3. 5. Webpage containing tutorial for various technology functions is http://iasa.wikispaces.com
  4. 6. Goal for this presentation is for you to use one technology skill this year in your classroom
  5. 7. 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>Backchanneling </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Tinyurl or bit.ly </li></ul><ul><li>AudiBoo </li></ul><ul><li>14. Classroom20.com </li></ul><ul><li>15. iTunesU </li></ul><ul><li>16. Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>17. Posterous </li></ul><ul><li>18. Ustream </li></ul><ul><li>19. Friendfeed </li></ul><ul><li>20. TED Talks </li></ul><ul><li>21. FaceBook </li></ul><ul><li>22. Elluminate </li></ul><ul><li>23. RSS </li></ul><ul><li>24. Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>25. Lit2Go </li></ul><ul><li>Extra Credit </li></ul><ul><li>Chacha </li></ul><ul><li>Wiimote </li></ul><ul><li>Jott </li></ul><ul><li>Doodle </li></ul>
  6. 10. Teacher is key!
  7. 11. Virtual Book Study
  8. 12. Infrastructure & Connectivity
  9. 17. Growing Up Digital by Don Tapscott <ul><li>“ Today’s kids are so bathed in bits that they think it’s all part of the natural landscape. To them, the digital technology is no more intimidating than a VCR or toaster.” </li></ul>
  10. 20. What is Web 2.0?
  11. 21. When I was growing up, my parents told me, “Finish your dinner. People in China and India are starving.” I tell my daughters, “Finish your homework. People in India and China are starving for your job.” ---Thomas Friedman, 2005
  12. 25. YouTube - Hudson Flight 1549 HD Animation with audio for US Airways Water Landing-1
  13. 26. What does it mean to be a student in the digital age?
  14. 27. YouTube - PIL InfoLit Dialog, No. 1 Wikipedia -1
  15. 28. If I were you…
  16. 29. Have Your Students Make a Video Podcast
  17. 30. What station does the President of the United States make his radio address on?
  18. 35. And the winner… Karen Rose and her 3rd grade class from the Melissa, Texas, school district, singing a parody of a Madonna song “Living in a Digital World.”
  19. 36. Digital Education The Hollywood Treatment at NECC
  20. 38. Have Your Students Make A Screenshot Tutorial
  21. 40. Mathtrain-1.TV   Probability with Ben and Jerry
  22. 41. You Make A Screenshot Tutorial
  23. 44. You Make a Webpage
  24. 47. http://iasa4u.ning.com/
  25. 48. http://iasa.wikispaces.com/
  26. 49. Start an audio Podcast and update regularly For students For parents
  27. 50. 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>Now costs $99/yr for cell phone, free if upload digital file
  28. 51. <ul><li>Made with iWeb </li></ul><ul><li>Saved on MobileMe </li></ul><ul><li>Link to Gcast (embed) </li></ul>
  29. 55. Encourage you to engage students in their own learning
  30. 61. Did You Know V. 5
  31. 62. What Are 21 st Century Learning Skills <ul><li>Digital-Age Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Inventive Thinking (creative) </li></ul><ul><li>Effective Communication </li></ul><ul><li>High Productivity </li></ul>Courtesy of Howie DiBlasi
  32. 63. Poll Everywhere
  33. 64. Team of students: <ul><li>Research team – Google – AltaVista Search </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorial Team – Jing (Create Screencasts) </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Team –Podcasts (Recordings) </li></ul><ul><li>Scribes Team – Google Docs (take class notes) </li></ul><ul><li>Global team – e-pals – IVC- Skype </li></ul><ul><li>Contributions To Society – Kiva </li></ul>Courtesy: November Learning & Alan November
  34. 65. Add Twitter To Your Communication
  35. 67. Follow me on Twitter at rvoltz and IllinoisASA
  36. 69. Teachers use Twitter <ul><li>To communicate with students and parents on homework and class activities </li></ul><ul><li>To link up with other teachers in a type of professional learning community </li></ul>
  37. 70. Start discussing: “ What is the future computer for classroom use?”
  38. 71. <ul><li>“ Laptops are very ’90s,” says University of Michigan researcher Elliot Soloway. “They are your daddy’s computers.” </li></ul>
  39. 73. http://www.cellphonesinlearning.com/
  40. 74. Virtual Textbooks
  41. 75. Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/09/education/09textbook.html?_r=2&ref=education
  42. 76. <ul><li>At Empire High School in Vail, Ariz., students use computers provided by the school to get their lessons, do their homework and hear podcasts of their teachers’ science lectures. </li></ul>
  43. 77. <ul><li>In California, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger this summer announced an initiative that would replace some high school science and math texts with free, “open source” digital versions. </li></ul>
  44. 78. <ul><li>“ In five years, I think the majority of students will be using digital textbooks,” said William M. Habermehl, superintendent of the 500,000-student Orange County schools. “They can be better than traditional textbooks.” </li></ul>
  45. 90. English Via Cell Phone
  46. 91. Will educators let students use mobile devices?
  47. 92. <ul><li>Smart phone penetration will hit 82% by 2013 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Text to screen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In-class polling </li></ul></ul>
  48. 93. <ul><li>The App Store is producing an explosion of educational mobile content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Translation tools, musical instruments, learning games, mobile books </li></ul></ul>
  49. 94. Existing pilots of mobile education are demonstrating success
  50. 95. <ul><ul><li>Preliminary research from both Australia and the US is finding that when using iPod Touches as part of their class activities, school attendance increases, students are more willing to come to school, and they do more homework </li></ul></ul>
  51. 96. <ul><ul><li>Further quantitative research is needed, but it seems obvious that kids will learn more if they are engaged in the process -- and cutting-edge mobile devices like the iPod Touch are brilliant at driving engagement. </li></ul></ul>
  52. 97. Mobile devices offer access to the Internet in places where the traditional web doesn't reach Source: http://ezinearticles.com/?iPhone-Education---4-Reasons-Why-Mobile-Devices-Will-Transform-How-Our-Kids-Learn&id=2662128
  53. 98. The Old Web
  54. 100. The New Web
  55. 102. Record Lecture Using ProfCast Save to GarageBand Embed in iWeb Upload to WebPage
  56. 104. Encourage teachers to engage students in their own learning
  57. 105. “ We should instead use technology funding to bolster new learning models and innovations, such as online-learning environments, to level the playing field and allow students from all walks of life -- from small, rural communities to budget-strapped urban schools -- to access the rich variety that is now available only to children in wealthy suburban districts.”
  58. 106. Inspiring Idea
  59. 108. Do you think students are more engaged outside of school than in school?
  60. 109. What are you doing about it?
  61. 110. How young professionals say they learn.
  62. 112. “ I can look it up on-line, find an expert and then collaborate with that person on a solution.”
  63. 114. “ If I had to learn something new today the first place I would go is Google, then forum sites, then video sources.”
  64. 116. “ I would ask professionals and see if they would share their information with me.”
  65. 118. “ I would first go to Google, then Wikipedia, then my address book to see who I know that I could contact and leverage their knowledge to help me.”
  66. 120. “ Consult with peers, look on the Internet to search and learn information about the topic I am interested in.”
  67. 121. iTunesU
  68. 122. Skype
  69. 123. Skype on the go…
  70. 124. ePals
  71. 125. CyberSurgeons