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This is the powerpoint for the Plenary session delivered by Susan Gaer for ...

This is the powerpoint for the Plenary session delivered by Susan Gaer for


Annual English Teaching
Centro Cultural Domínico-Americano
Santiago and Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic



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  • 1. Bridging the Digital Divide Teaching with Technology as a Tool. Developed by Susan Gaer June 8, 2009 [email_address] Instituto Cultural Dominico Americano Annual Conference for Teachers of English 2009
  • 2. With a partner, you will have 1 min.
    • What is Web 2.0?
    • How many Web 2.0 tools can you name?
  • 3. Start Now! What is Web 2.0? How many Web 2.0 tools can you name?
  • 4. How many of these 2.0 Tools did you know?
  • 5. human-computer interaction personal connections--from words, pictures, video, and audio authentic, peer-to-peer channel of communication open, flexible collaboration data and applications opened to creative use by the public harnessing collective intelligence collaboration/participation/collective intelligence second generation of services Web as a platform the wisdom of crowds creative amateur is cherished “ democratizes” media amoral authentic, peer-to-peer channel of communication collective judgments user-generated content safety in numbers participative Web collective power community Web changing from “medium” to “platform” user actions provide value architecture of participation bookmarking >>> social bookmarking transparent selves…transparent Web interactive, community-based Internet applications What is Web 2.0?
  • 6. Photo Sharing Collages Albums Descriptions Writing Prompts Blogs/Wikis Class Roster School/Class Events Scrapbooking Digital Photo Stories
  • 7. Cool Sites to Use With Photos
    • Flickr Tag Site
    • Cool Things you can Do with
    • Picasa
    • Verb Project
    • Online Photo Sharing in Plain English
  • 8. Sharing Videos List of video sharing sites ViewPoint : Embedable videos
  • 9. What can you do with Video Sharing? Video Dictionary Video Ring tones for your phone
  • 10. Spend One Minute. Share with a partner what you learned.
    • What did you learn about photo sharing?
    • What did you learn about video sharing?
    • While you are sharing, let’s see if I can get the pictures off the cameras.
  • 11. Sharing Documents 24/7 anytime, anywhere access to projects or assignments – extends school day
  • 12. Blogs and Wikis Larry Ferlazzo
  • 13. Spend One Minute. Share with a partner what you learned.
    • What did you learn about sharing documents?
    • What is the difference between a Blog and a Wiki?
    • What did you learn about using Wikis and Blogs in the classroom?
  • 14. Pix2fone “ Record your podcast via a toll-free call from any phone. Never even touch a computer!” Start your cellphones
  • 15. Socializing
    • Twitter
    • Share bookmarks
    • Social browser
    • Calendar
    • Diagrams
    • Social Networking
  • 16. Miscellaneous “ online media album that can hold essentially any type of media (images, documents and videos) and allows people to make comments in 5 different ways - using voice (with a microphone or telephone), text, audio file, or video (with a webcam) - and share them with anyone they wish. A VoiceThread allows group conversations to be collected and shared in one place, from anywhere in the world.” -- group audio blogging to enhance group communication and reflection “ captures and shares images and video…from your computer to anywhere” “ Enables users to express themselves on the web in their own voice using a talking character. Customize your Voki to look like you…Your Voki can speak with your own voice which is added via microphone, upload, or phone.”
  • 17. Miscellaneous create surveys and polls for your Web site, blog and social network profiles allows you to add notes or bullets to Web sites. Share these annotated pages with others. one-to-many live interactive video broadcast platform enabling anyone with a camera and an Internet connection to broadcast to a unlimited global audience
    • Beyond just driving directions…
    • 100 Things to do
    Directory of web 2.0 apps & services –