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Slides of presentation given at IALLT 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • 1. Sharon Scinicariello Enza Antenos-Conforti University of Richmond Montclair State University IALLT 2009
  • 2.
    • 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.)
  • 3.
    • 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
  • 4.
    • Aggregate information in one place
      • News (RSS feeds)
      • Mail
      • Calendar
      • Bookmarks (Delicious, Diigo)
      • Flickr Photos
      • Twitter
    • Pages can be shared
    • ‘ Real World’ Software
  • 5.
    • Reliability
      • Commercial sites go down, go bankrupt
    • FERPA issues
    • Time-consuming to find and implement flakes/widgets and organize information
    • Often still teacher driven
  • 6.
    • 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
  • 7. Pageflakes Netvibes
  • 8. Pageflakes Netvibes
  • 9.
    • Collect resources on specific topics of interest
    • Organize one’s tasks
    • http://teacher.pageflakes.com
  • 10. http://teacher.pageflakes.com
  • 11. Sharon’s Personal Page
  • 12.
    • 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
  • 13. http://www.pageflakes.com/urglobalstudio
  • 14. http://www.pageflakes.com/urglobalstudio
  • 15.
    • 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
  • 16. http://www.netvibes.com/francaisautravail
  • 17.  
  • 18. http://www.netvibes.com/wesch#Digital_Ethnography
  • 19.
    • 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
  • 20.
    • Delivers content in a variety of formats all in one place using widgets
    • Lightweight and “web 2.0”
  • 21.  
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  • 27.
    • 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
  • 28.
    • Slideshare (sharongs)
    • ‘ Quickstart’ guides posted on IALLT Learning Ning
    • [email_address]
    • [email_address]
  • 29.
    • 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