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Teacher Tools To Connect
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Teacher Tools To Connect
Teacher Tools To Connect
Teacher Tools To Connect
Teacher Tools To Connect
Teacher Tools To Connect
Teacher Tools To Connect
Teacher Tools To Connect
Teacher Tools To Connect
Teacher Tools To Connect
Teacher Tools To Connect
Teacher Tools To Connect
Teacher Tools To Connect
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Teacher Tools To Connect
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An overview of tools for educators to use to connect online with each other and their students, includes information about building your own site, using facebook, using twitter, using skype and more …

An overview of tools for educators to use to connect online with each other and their students, includes information about building your own site, using facebook, using twitter, using skype and more online tools for communication and information sharing.

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  • Use tools to develop a personal learning network Bring the world into your classroom
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    • 1. Five Free Tools That Connect You To Your Colleagues & Students, And Your Students To The World
    • 2. Improving Internet skills starts with you <ul><li>We’ve demonstrated in our previous slideshow that students have poor Internet research skills. http://www.slideshare.net/sweetsearch/3improving-research-habits-of-students322-3 </li></ul><ul><li>We concluded that teachers must enhance their own information literacy skills, and learn better how to teach them. </li></ul><ul><li>You can’t do it alone; you must collaborate with school librarian and fellow teachers, and also develop a personal learning network. </li></ul><ul><li>You also should use free tools to bring the world into your classroom. </li></ul>
    • 3. What Are You Showing Me? <ul><li>We’ve all seen those lists of “101 Web 2.0 Tools” that you don’t even have time to read, must less do anything about. </li></ul><ul><li>We’ve come up with a handful of sites and tools that are free and easy to use and well worth the time investment required. </li></ul><ul><li>We’ve also found links to the best articles articles we could find written by teachers explaining why they’ve adopted, and how they use, these tools. </li></ul>
    • 4. Building your personal learning network <ul><li>Classroom 2.0 http://www.classroom20.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Edutopia http://www.edutopia.org </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter http://www.Twitter.com </li></ul>
    • 5. Twitter in Education <ul><li>Misperception </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter = Black hole </li></ul><ul><li>Mindless Chatter </li></ul><ul><li>Spammers </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/28634332@N05/2677302038/
    • 6. Twitter in Education <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Not a broadcast platform; a discovery tool </li></ul><ul><li>Thousands of teachers sharing ideas and resources </li></ul><ul><li>See Tweets only from people you follow </li></ul><ul><li>Unfollow at any time </li></ul><ul><li>An instant global Personal Learning Network (PLN) </li></ul>
    • 7. Twitter in Education <ul><li>Tweets from Educators on Why They Use Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>mritzius : I’ve learned more from 8 months on Twitter than I did from earning a masters in Ed Leadership. </li></ul><ul><li>Haretek : Twitter lets me “attend” professional conferences without actually going there. </li></ul><ul><li>Thenewtag : Where else can you tap into the expertise of principals, sups, parents, consultants at a moment’s notice & get real help? </li></ul><ul><li>ProfTK : Twitter is my new, personal, lifelong learning and continuing growth network of colleagues, mentors, kindred spirits and good folks. </li></ul>
    • 8. Articles on Using Twitter in Education <ul><li>Education Week: Teachers Take to Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>“ I believe strongly that in today’s changing learning landscape, in order to stay on top of the spiraling changing pace, you need to use a resource like Twitter. Having a network to turn to when I have a question is invaluable.” http://www.edweek.org/tsb/articles/2009/10/01/01twitter.h03.html </li></ul><ul><li>Edutopia: Teachers Who Use Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.edutopia.org/steven-anderson-guest-blogger-140conf </li></ul><ul><li>“ Every day, I see teachers Tweeting a lesson that just did not work in their first-period class, and they are seeking help with making it better. In five minutes, they have 20 ideas on how they can make a little change to make the lesson more effective.” </li></ul>
    • 9. Articles on Using Twitter <ul><li>ASCD Educ. Leadership: Why Teachers Should Try Twitter http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/feb10/vol67/num05/Why_Teachers_Should_Try_Twitter.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>“ I'm constantly jazzed by my Twitter network because I have easy access to a stream of customized information and ideas that motivate me—one characteristic of differentiated learning.” </li></ul><ul><li>PLN Staff Lounge: Ten Twitter Turn-offs to Avoid </li></ul><ul><li>http://the-pln-staff-lounge.blogspot.com/2010/02/twitter-things-that-make-me-go-hmmm.html </li></ul><ul><li>“… a semi-serious &quot;Cliff Notes&quot; version of advice for Twitter newbies, for the benefit of people new to Twitter.” </li></ul>
    • 10. Twitter Tips and Tools <ul><li>Mashable: Top 7 Twitter Tutorials http://mashable.com/2009/05/31/twitter-tutorials-youtube/ </li></ul><ul><li>findingDulcinea: Essential Twitter Advice Apps and Tools http://blog.findingdulcinea.com/2009/03/essential-twitter-advice-apps-and-tools.html </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube: Twitter Tweetdeck Tutorial </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdo8EyPuruI </li></ul>
    • 11. How to Find Educators to Follow <ul><li>Teacher/Noted Blogger Beth Still: Instant PLN http://tweepml.org/Instant-PLN/ </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter4Teachers: Teachers on Twitter http://twitter4teachers.pbworks.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>We Follow http://wefollow.com - enter keyword such as history, sciences, psychology and get list of most popular Twitterers who self-assigned that tag. </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter FAQ http://help.twitter.com/entries/13920-frequently-asked-questions </li></ul>
    • 12. Diigo: Find, highlight & share bookmarks <ul><li>Collaborative research tool. </li></ul><ul><li>Find content, highlight, append notes, save to folder; give students & colleagues access. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge sharing community. </li></ul><ul><li>Educator accounts - student “sub-accounts.” </li></ul><ul><li>Sample account of teacher who uses all of Diigo’s functionality. http://www.diigo.com/profile/lisaparisi </li></ul>
    • 13. Articles & Videos on Diigo in Education <ul><li>Emily Barney: Making the Web Work for You </li></ul><ul><li>http://library20.ning.com/video/515108:Video:76679 </li></ul><ul><li>Dig Deeper with Diigo Slideshow </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/cliotech/digging-deeper-with-diigo-education-presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Diigo Educator FAQ http://help.diigo.com/teacher-account/faq </li></ul><ul><li>Groups on Diigo Tagged “Educators ” </li></ul><ul><li>http://groups.diigo.com/group_mana/search_groups?keywords=educators </li></ul>
    • 14. Tools for creating free educator websites, with links to examples <ul><li>WikiSpaces – invite colleagues to collaborate – ideally this is a collective effort. </li></ul><ul><li> http://wswildcats.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://springfieldlibrary.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul><li> http://schoollibrarywebsites.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Google Sites http://sites.google.com/site/edinatechresources/social-studies </li></ul><ul><li>Weebly http://swedberg.weebly.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Edublogs http://calibrary.edublogs.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>findingEducation http://markskillman.findingeducation.com/ </li></ul>
    • 15. Facebook: Engage students on their turf <ul><li>Misperception </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers only get in trouble on Facebook. </li></ul><ul><li>Can’t “friend” students, need to keep boundaries. </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t have time for this. </li></ul>
    • 16. Facebook (cont’d) <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly all students use Facebook, all day. </li></ul><ul><li>Create teacher page; they become “fans,” not “friends.” </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher page is extension of classroom chalkboard. </li></ul><ul><li>Hold virtual office hours. </li></ul><ul><li>All communications are public, so answer to one student can be read by all. </li></ul>
    • 17. Articles About Teachers & Facebook <ul><li>Scribd: A Teacher's Guide to Using Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.scribd.com/doc/16957158/Teachers-Guide-to-Using-Facebook-Read-Fullscreen </li></ul><ul><li>findingDulcinea: Want to Hide in Plain Sight? Consider an Alias on Facebook http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/Americas/2010/mar/Want-to-Hide-in-Plain-Sight--Consider-an-Alias-on-Facebook-.html </li></ul><ul><li>findingDulcinea: Grieving 2.0: As Students turn to Facebook to Mourn, How Should Educators React? http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/education/2010/march/Grieving-2-0--As-Students-Turn-to-Facebook-to-Mourn--How-Should-Parents--Teachers-and-Counselors-React-.html </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook in Education http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/education </li></ul>
    • 18. Skype: visit the world with your class <ul><li>Skype is a free, Internet-based video conferencing and telephone system that enables a classroom to reach out to other classrooms, authors, experts and interesting people around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.skype.com/allfeatures/videocall/ </li></ul>
    • 19. Articles on Skype in Education <ul><li>Langwitches Blog: Reasons for Skyping in the Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>http://langwitches.org/blog/2009/01/02/reasons-for-skyping-in-the-classroom/ </li></ul><ul><li>“ Skype …connect)s) my students with students from other countries in order to raise global awareness: there are kids like me somewhere else...different cultures, holidays, traditions...tolerance...we live in a flat and increasingly smaller world.” </li></ul><ul><li>Trails Optional Blog: Around the World: 8 Videoconferences in 1 Night </li></ul><ul><li>http://trailsoptional.wordpress.com/2010/01/31/around-the-world-8-videoconferences-in-1-night/ </li></ul><ul><li>Around the World with 80 Schools blog - full tutorial, with lesson plan for integration into curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>http://langwitches.org/blog/2009/01/03/around-the-world-with-80-schools/ </li></ul>
    • 20. Finding other classrooms to engage <ul><li>ePals http://www.epals.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>A global community of 130,000 classrooms in 200 countries </li></ul><ul><li>National Geographic is a partner </li></ul><ul><li>Connect, collaborate, learn using protected email & blogs </li></ul>
    • 21. Articles on ePals in Education <ul><li>Connexions: Using ePals to Teach Geography </li></ul><ul><li> http://cnx.org/content/m32249/latest/ </li></ul><ul><li>“ eP als brings geography to life for students & is built specifically for primary & secondary education. It’s a safe learning environment in which to explore the world & make connections with students thousands of miles away.” </li></ul><ul><li>New York Times: A Capitalist Jolt for Charity </li></ul><ul><li> http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/24/business/24social.html </li></ul><ul><li>“ Ev en the basic social networking of ePals e-mail exchanges, teachers say, helps improve writing skills and stirs curiosity about other cultures.” </li></ul>
    • 22. Interview with Teacher Whose Classes Visit World via Skype and ePals <ul><li>findingEducation: Educators that Rock - Bill Reilly, Global Coalition Project </li></ul><ul><li> http://blog.findingeducation.com/assignment/educators-that-rock-bill-reilly/ </li></ul><ul><li>“ Because we now have these connections around the world a lot of news events that would normally be ignored by other students become important to them.... Maybe the way that they try to approach solving those global issues as they grow up and become the next generation of the world’s global leaders will be different, because they won’t see the world in terms of ‘us’ and ‘them.’” </li></ul>
    • 23. Conclusion <ul><li>Students can’t effectively research on Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Starts with you; educators must network to build own skills. </li></ul><ul><li>There are many free tools to take your class beyond the textbook. </li></ul><ul><li>Dulcinea Media offers free content and tools to help you teach students how to use the Web effectively. </li></ul><ul><li>For more information contact us: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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