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presentation given at SCOLT/WEALLT 2009 in Atlanta, GA

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  • 1. Sharon Scinicariello University of Richmond SCOLT/SEALLT 2009
  • 2.
    • Using Web 2.0 tools is like riding a roller coaster:
    • Learning a new tool = scaling the lift hill
    • First successful use = exhilaration of the first drop
    • Implementation = enjoying the ride
    • But the end of the ride comes too soon. Enthusiasm wanes; you have to start over.
  • 3.
    • Ofoto (K. Gallery)
    • Britannica Online
    • Personal websites
    • CMS
    • Stickiness
    • Flickr
    • Wikipedia
    • Blogging
    • Wikis
    • Syndication
    Web 1.0 Web 2.0
  • 4.
    • Enhanced interactivity
    • "Free" storage for files and documents
    • Online editing
    • Communities of sharing
    • Online collaboration
    • "Free" web publishing
    • Easy to use
  • 5.
    • Promote collaborative and constructivist learning
    • Promote creativity and address individual student needs.
    • Encourage communication beyond the walls of the classroom.
  • 6.
    • Common in the workplace; schools must prepare students to use these tools effectively.
    • Minimize the need for specialized software and hardware
    • Permit learning outside traditional classroom and laboratory spaces
  • 7.
    • Every day a new tool
    • Tools are public
    • Tools have a learning curve
      • Successful use requires experimentation
    • Tools promote time-consuming collaboration
    • Tools are unreliable
    • Tools disappear
  • 8.
    • Use the tools to conquer the tools
      • Create a learning environment
      • Create a learning network
    • Assemble your own toolbox
      • Tools by function
      • When in doubt, pick well-known rather than brand-new tools
      • Separate e-mail and password for on-line tools
      • Create activities for learning goals before choosing tools
  • 9.
    • Personal Learning Environment
      • Space where you collect resources you need
      • Virtual den
    • Personal / Professional Learning Network
      • People you connect with to learn
  • 10.
    • My Yahoo!
    • iGoogle
    • Pageflakes ( http://www.pageflakes.com )
      • Easy to use
      • Very versatile
    • Netvibes ( http://www.netvibes.com )
      • Slightly less easy to use
      • More versatile
      • Multilingual
  • 11.
    • Place to assemble the RSS feeds (aka ‘live bookmarks’) from the social networks in which you participate and the news sources you read
    • You see the changes at a glance and can keep track of multiple sources easily
    • Pageflakes example: a personal/private page to monitor social networks
    • Netvibes example: a ‘pagecast’ for everyone to monitor French news sites
  • 12.  
  • 13.  
  • 14.
      • http://globalstudiowiki.wetpaint.com/page/Tools+to+Try
    • IALLT Learning Ning ( http://ialltlearning.ning.com )
  • 15.
    • Twitter ( http://twitter.com )
      • or other microblogging tool, e.g., Plurk
    • Tumblr ( http://www.tumblr.com )
    • Social Bookmarking Groups
      • Diigo ( http://www.diigo.com )
      • Delicious ( http://delicious.com )
    • Blogs, e.g. Edublogs ( http://edublogs.org )
    • Wikis, e.g. http://suewaters.wikispaces.com/
    • Nings ( http://www.ning.com )
  • 16.
    • Connect with others
      • Start with two or three people to ‘follow’
    • Comment on what they write
    • Write about your activities and invite comment
    READ REFLECT PRACTICE REFLECT
  • 17.
    • Why?
      • Learn about useful resources
      • Meet potential collaborators
      • Doesn’t take much effort
    • How?
      • Follow one or two interesting people
      • See who they ‘talk to’ on Twitter
      • Follow resources, e.g., @MyLearningSpace
  • 18.  
  • 19.
    • Very basic blogging tool
    • ‘ Share on Tumblr’ button for browser
    • A form of commented bookmarking
    • Good for quick notes about web pages and media
    • Good for novice learners who can’t write much
  • 20. Sharon’s Tumblr Blog
  • 21. Tumblr ( http://www.tumblr.com ) Interface
  • 22.
    • Diigo ( http://www.diigo.com )
    • Delicious ( http://www.delicious.com )
      • The two can interoperate
    • Diigo has ‘groups’ for sharing
      • Join groups that interest you
    • Delicious has ‘networks’ for sharing
      • Join a network in your interest
    • Diigo has annotation possibilities
  • 23.  
  • 24.
    • Find, read, and comment upon several interesting blogs
    • Join and contribute to wikis on topics of interest
    • Set up your own blog and/or wiki and invite others to comment and contribute
    • Two good people to follow on Twitter and read:
      • Vicki Davis (Cool Cat Teacher)
      • Joe Dale (FL teacher in the UK)
  • 25.  
  • 26.  
  • 27.
    • Social networking sites
      • Facebook but usually focused on interests not personal relationships
    • Access can be controlled
    • Members can have their own pages and blogs
    • Photos, videos, mp3s can be uploaded
    • Discussion forums
    • Interest groups
  • 28.
    • http://www.ning.com
      • Keep track of the nings to which you belong
      • Create a new ning
    • Some nings have their own addresses, but they work the same way
    • The IALLT Learning Ning is a good way to get started
      • Like-minded people
      • All but first page restricted to members
  • 29.  
  • 30. http://ialltlearning.ning.com
  • 31.
    • Have clear objectives
    • Choose versatile tools
      • Tumblr / Diigo
      • Blogs
      • Pageflakes / Netvibes
    • Simplify as much as possible
      • It’s the content—not the technology
    • Collaborate with others, especially with your students
  • 32.
    • IALLT Learning Ning ( http://ialltlearning.ning.com )
    • Classroom 2.0
    • Apprendre 2.0
    • E-mail me at [email_address]