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    Learning with Pageflakes and Netvibes Learning with Pageflakes and Netvibes Presentation Transcript

    • Sharon Scinicariello Enza Antenos-Conforti University of Richmond Montclair State University IALLT 2009
      • What are Pageflakes and Netvibes?
      • How can they be useful to educators?
        • Personal Learning Environment
      • How can they be useful in the LRC?
        • Aggregate information for LRC
      • How can they be useful in the classroom?
        • Aggregate information for students to use
        • Alternative to LMS (Blackboard, etc.)
      • Services to create personal start pages
        • iGoogle, My Yahoo!
        • Protopage, My Webwag
        • Netvibes, Pageflakes
      • Allow the sharing of pages
        • Pageflakes allows group creation
      • Ready-made ‘widgets’ and ‘flakes’ available
      • Aggregate information in one place
        • News (RSS feeds)
        • Mail
        • Calendar
        • Bookmarks (Delicious, Diigo)
        • Flickr Photos
        • Twitter
      • Pages can be shared
      • ‘ Real World’ Software
      • Reliability
        • Commercial sites go down, go bankrupt
      • FERPA issues
      • Time-consuming to find and implement flakes/widgets and organize information
      • Often still teacher driven
      • Limited choice of interface language
      • Group editing of pages
      • Easier to use
      • Very useful ‘flakes’ (especially the mini-blog)
      • Restricted layout (widgets are fixed in width and length)
      • Multilingual interface
      • No group editing of pages unless username/password shared
      • Harder to use
      • Lots of widgets but harder to find and implement
    • Pageflakes Netvibes
    • Pageflakes Netvibes
      • Collect resources on specific topics of interest
      • Organize one’s tasks
      • http://teacher.pageflakes.com
    • http://teacher.pageflakes.com
    • Sharon’s Personal Page
      • Multiple sources of information in one place
        • LRC main page, blog, wiki, ning, bookmarks
      • Promotes instructional use of social technologies
        • Models use of RSS
      • Allows targeting of specific groups with tabs
      • Constantly changing without much maintenance
    • http://www.pageflakes.com/urglobalstudio
    • http://www.pageflakes.com/urglobalstudio
      • Aggregate multiple sources of information
        • Introduce students to resources they need
      • Resources persist after class has ended
        • Encourage life-long learning
      • Student-created pages
        • Reflect on which resources are most valuable for their own learning
    • http://www.netvibes.com/francaisautravail
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    • http://www.netvibes.com/wesch#Digital_Ethnography
      • Benefits of using a variety of technologies
      • Complements learning styles
      • Present information in a variety of ways
      • Promotes social constructivism
      • Use teaching tools that are similar to what today’s learners are using in their everyday lives
      • Delivers content in a variety of formats all in one place using widgets
      • Lightweight and “web 2.0”
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      • The 2009 Horizon Report coined “the personal web” to represent a collection of technologies that confer the ability to reorganize, configure and manage online content rather than just viewing it.
        • People are creating personal web-based environments to support their learning activities using whatever tools they prefer
      • Teacher and student integration of multimedia and web feeds into the course website, as a means to provide a richer, more personalized learning experience for Italian language learners
        • Students to develop customized pages to support learning styles and preferences
      • Slideshare (sharongs)
      • ‘ Quickstart’ guides posted on IALLT Learning Ning
      • [email_address]
      • [email_address]
      • http://www.pageflakes.com
      • http://www.netvibes.com
      • A Pageflakes Tutorial
      • A Netvibes Tutorial
      • Pageflakes: Teacher Edition
      • Pageflakes for Educators (presentation)
      • The 2009 Horizon Report