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Wikiworld4 L Uclass

  1. 1. Great Potential for Teaching & Learning Carrie Thornthwaite An educator's perspective
  2. 2. The way we were...
  3. 3. Do I teach any differently today?
  4. 4. <ul><li>Connectivism </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 & Social Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging for education </li></ul><ul><li>Other e-learning trends </li></ul><ul><li>So then what is Web 3.0? </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki Advantages/ Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><li>Set up your own Wiki </li></ul>Overview
  5. 5. <ul><li>Connectivism : A Learning Theory for the Digital Age – George Siemens </li></ul><ul><li>Technology is altering (rewiring) our brains. The tools we use define and shape our thinking. </li></ul><ul><li>Our ability to learn what we need for tomorrow is more important than what we know today. </li></ul><ul><li>Know-how and know-what is being supplemented with know-where (the understanding of where to find knowledge needed). </li></ul><ul><li>The Outsourcing of Knowledge </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>originally released in 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>#28 YouTube all-time Favorites </li></ul> The Connected Classroom Shift Happens <ul><li>February 2007 </li></ul>
  7. 7. What is Web 2.0? Tim O’Reilly “ Technology is shifting power away from the editors, the publishers, the establishment, the media elite. Now it’s the people who are taking control.” ~ Rupert Murdoch Web 2.0 for Beginners - Mike Stopforth We Are the Web!
  8. 8. <ul><li>Larger community </li></ul><ul><li>User friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>All about the user </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Culture </li></ul>Key Characteristics of Web 2.0 Trends for 2008 - “Convenience, Collaboration, Convergence”
  9. 9. RSS <ul><li>RSS = “Really Simple Syndication” </li></ul><ul><li>a format that was created to syndicate news, and be a means to share content on the web. ~ </li></ul><ul><li>7 Things about RSS - </li></ul><ul><li>Lipscomb news - </li></ul><ul><li>RSS for personal use </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Definition: “where people develop networks of friends and associates. It forges and creates links between different people. Like social bookmarks … a social network can form a key element of collaborating and networking.” </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Social Networking Social Network Sites: Definition, History, Scholarship RIP: 2001
  11. 12. http://news.cnet. Social Networking Sites Continue to Attract Record Numbers [more than half of visitors are now age 35 or older] Social Networking podomatic Data courtesy of: 5/08 Twitter My face Started ‘03 Public ‘06 book
  12. 13. Posted July, 2009 Social Media Revolution
  13. 14. Club Penguin 4 million users 1.2 million users, 1/08 Purchased by Disney… Kids 8-14 My avatar: TNlady
  14. 15. Social networking is great, but beware….
  15. 16. Bl o gging
  16. 17. Bl o gging we b logs <ul><li>7 Things that You Should Know about Blogging - </li></ul><ul><li>112 million bloggers & 120,000 new blogs everyday 12/07 </li></ul><ul><li>“ blogging is pure constructivism ” ~Les Potter, EdD candidate </li></ul><ul><li>Steps toward a successful classroom blog - University of Texas </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly response papers </li></ul><ul><li>Peer review of student writings or group work </li></ul><ul><li>Postings of assignments, lesson plans, curriculum for parents, &/or announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Provide students with a discussion board to ask questions of peers or teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion of specific reading material </li></ul><ul><li>Tutoring - Using Blogs for Formative Assessment and Interactive Teaching </li></ul>=
  17. 18. Blogging Examples <ul><li>Top 100 Blogs - Technorai - </li></ul><ul><li>Edublog - “largest education community on the Internet” - </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary classroom blog - </li></ul><ul><li>The Fischbowl - sample high school blog - Shift Happens (YouTube) - </li></ul><ul><li>ePals - free for educators - </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrious sample blogs for 2 of my classes - - </li></ul>
  18. 19. Blogging is great, but beware….
  19. 20. <ul><li>Podcasts: New Twist on Net Audio - Wired - </li></ul><ul><li>Transforming Teaching & Learning - Univ. of Wisconsin - </li></ul><ul><li>How to use Podcasts in the classroom - </li></ul><ul><li>Vodcasts = Video podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Vlogs = Video blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Vodcasting in Education - </li></ul>Other e-learning trends: Podcast, Vodcasts, & Vlogs --->
  20. 21. Online Videos & for personal use! In the classroom: Why use Videos? A bit more professional… $
  21. 22. Podcasting is great, but beware….
  22. 23. Interview of Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google @ Seoul Digital Forum May 2007 What is Web 3.0?
  23. 24.…
  24. 25. Wikis
  25. 26. Wiki Wiki
  26. 27. <ul><li>In 1972, researchers at Carnegie-Mellon University developed the ZOG database system for a multi-user environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Ward Cunningham created the first ever wiki site for the Portland Pattern Repository in 1995. </li></ul><ul><li>That site, “Ward’s Wiki” now hosts tens of thousands of pages. - </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis offer “freedom, simplicity, and power”. </li></ul><ul><li>Ward Cunningham today </li></ul><ul><li>Why “wiki”? AKA Wiki etymology </li></ul>History
  27. 28. <ul><li>“ Wiki is a piece of server software that allows users to freely create and edit Web page content using any Web browser.” </li></ul><ul><li>” open editing has some profound and subtle effects on Wiki usage. Allowing everyday users to create and edit any page in a Web site is exciting in that it encourages democratic use of the Web and promotes content composition by nontechnical users.” </li></ul><ul><li>7 Things That You Should Know about Wikis </li></ul>Wikis What is Wiki?
  28. 29. Jimmy Wales Founded 1/01 more history Want to know about the knighting of Francis Drake ? Seigenthaler controversy Is Wikipedia the New Town Hall? &quot;Wikipedia is surprisingly good proof that collaborative work by amateurs can provide balanced and reliable information, and even become a vigorous site of public debate and negotiation.” ~ Patricia Aufderheide, American University, Communications professor 3/07
  29. 30. Wikis Examples <ul><li>Westwood Schools, GA - </li></ul><ul><li>Plymouth Regional Library, NH - </li></ul><ul><li>Drexel University, PA (Chemistry class) - </li></ul><ul><li>Penn State (Speech class) - </li></ul><ul><li>University of Albany, NY (IT Services) - </li></ul><ul><li>Connecticut College (IT Team) - </li></ul><ul><li>A Blog about a Wiki - </li></ul>
  30. 31. Wikis for My Classrooms
  31. 32. Benefits of Using Wiki in the Classroom <ul><li>Facilitates Collaborative Authoring: learning from others; Developing a higher level of critical thinking; Deepening investigative skills; Developing skills for negotiating conflict and facilitating effective teamwork; building a class community </li></ul><ul><li>Empowers Students to Create Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Reflects Newly-emerging Teacher-student Paradigm </li></ul><ul><li>Prepares Students for the Post-university World </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding Wikis - Their Advantages & Disadvantages http://mommyrevenue. </li></ul><ul><li>Are Wikis Worth the Time? - pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki Wisdom: Lessons for Educators - edweek </li></ul>BUWC: Thoughts from Boston College
  32. 33. Wikis are great, but beware….
  33. 34. Three Wikis that I’ve used… <ul><li>Educational wikis free at basic level </li></ul><ul><li>Premium start @ $ 9.95 </li></ul><ul><li>videos & presentation materials provided </li></ul><ul><li>WYSIWYG editors </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail community: The Daily Peanut </li></ul><ul><li>More information </li></ul>& <ul><li>Public wikis free </li></ul><ul><li>Private wikis $5 - $20 </li></ul><ul><li>100,000 free wikis to K-12 teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Private labels (Columbia) - 30 day free trial </li></ul><ul><li>Newsletters </li></ul><ul><li>More information </li></ul>&
  34. 35. <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>WYSIWYG editor </li></ul><ul><li>Wetpaint Central </li></ul><ul><li>Get started at: </li></ul><ul><li>Great selection of widgets: </li></ul>There’s others… & more
  35. 36. New technologies are always great, but beware….
  36. 37. Wikispaces video Let’s get started with…