Good morning, colleagues, and welcome to your friendly neighborhood librarian’s professional development seminar on productivity, presentations, and you. Today, I’m going to teach you some simple and straightforward ways to bring Web 2.0 tools into your classroom and for my fellow librarians to do the same in their school libraries. I hope that you will be able to pick up on some tools and strategies that will be useful to you, and I will give you the chance to experiment with some of them yourself!
I often like to start off with a quote. (Read quote.) As the definition of literacy has changed, we have to continually adapt our teaching styles to better equip our students for an increasingly digital future. But before I can go into some of the concrete tools that can help you do that, we need to start out by answering every teacher’s favorite 5 W’s and 1 H questions.
First of all, what is Web 2.0? Web 2.0 encompasses all the tools and resources that make the World Wide Web an environment in which information is constantly shared with, collaborated upon, revised, reformatted, and presented in a variety of ways. It empowers learners and educators alike in trying new things and sharing their expertise at the speed of ideas. It connects all of us, and helps develop critical thinking skills that 21st Century learners will need to be successful. The productivity and presentation tools I’ll be sharing with you today are just the tip of the iceberg in the myriad of Web 2.0 methods you can use to maximize student learning and digital literacy.
(Read through the quote, or at least the part of it that rattles off the list of Web 2.0 style services.) Is anyone else feeling a little overwhelmed by this laundry list of resources that some of us may have heard nothing about until a few years ago, and some of which might still be a foreign language? Many of these were complete unknowns to me until taking some of my master’s courses, and I’m still constantly learning new things about the online resources that are available and how they work. The last thing I want to do is overwhelm you, so let me assure you that we’re going to start with a few resources and build from there as you grow in your confidence in using them, and any tools that you’ve already used and would like to share would be great ones to contribute to our discussions as well as we have these professional development days throughout the year.
So, who can learn to use these tools? Librarians, of course, are often the first line of defense when it comes to picking up the latest Web 2.0 trends, and that’s why I’m sharing some of them with you today. Many of these resources are ones that I already have been using with your classes during our ongoing units and some one-shot library lessons, but it can’t stop there. You, as teachers, I think, will find these tools to be amazingly empowering, and will open new doors to ways to improve your personal and professional productivity, and to equip your students with those same benefits. And of course, students are often more tech-savvy than we are, so they are a great source of information about Web 2.0 resources, although we have to teach them how best to use them effectively, and how they can aid them in their ongoing journey of learning and discovery.
(Read the quote.) I find this to definitely be the case for me. Sometimes I’ll listen in on student conversations as they’re showing off their new fancy cell phone or smart phone, and I’ll find that I only understand or recognize bits and pieces of what they’re talking about -- and we’re in an elementary school! There is often a steep learning curve to these new technologies, but it’s one that I know we can climb if we take each step together.
These are tools that I think you will find useful on many different occasions, whether in your day-to-day classroom lessons, as a part of ongoing projects or thematic, integrated units, for you and your students to use before and after school, either as homework, or just the joy of exploration... Basically, these are tools that you can use at anytime, and most importantly, they are already being used by many people right now.
(Read the quote.) And you are right there in the thick of it with me, down in the trenches, even if you haven’t realized it yet. As fellow educators, you continually astound me with the breadth and depth of knowledge you already have about your content areas and grade levels of expertise. I cannot begin to imagine the caliber and amount of resources you already use on a regular basis. I hope, as a librarian who has dabbled in a great many technological pools, to bring the most current and helpful tools to you that you can seamlessly integrate into what you’re already doing right now, without causing too many ripples that might make you feel uncomfortable or out of your depth, while making major waves in student achievement.
Where can you use these tools? Pretty much anywhere that you or your students have Internet access. You can use them in school or public libraries, in your classrooms on your student computers or mobile laptops, at home, on the go in any location with wi-fi networks... really, these are tools that you can use anywhere, which makes them incredible resources and far more convenient than other traditional options that are available through other software that only exist on your singular computer or a solitary server.
(Read the quote.) This is our goal, to connect students to the larger learning environment and world around them, and to bring that world into our classroom. We can use as many fancy new technological tools as we want, but if they don’t contribute to this objective, or to student learning as a whole, then we’re basically wasting our time and resources, aren’t we?
(Read the quote.) This absolutely astounds me. When I was in college, I can remember working on group projects, and we would have to make a habit of either gathering together in one location, like a dorm lobby or computer lab, to work together, or we’d have to send cumbersome files back and forth via the student e-mail system, which was finicky and would sometimes go down without warning, and you didn’t necessarily know when your classmates would send you a revised edition of your work back to you. With Web 2.0 tools, these problems are largely becoming a thing of the past, as students and teachers alike can work together from classrooms, homes, and other locations across the world, all at once, bringing new meaning to the term “collaboration.”
Speaking of which, why do I think that students should use these tools, and why do I want you to use them in your classrooms? There are many different reasons, but I’ll touch on a few of them. First of all, there are so many creative ways in which they can be used. We’re always looking for ways that students can express themselves in different media, and to help them capitalize on their unique learning styles and strengths. Many digital tools may help them do just that. These tools can help build a sense of community and shared purpose, and greatly foster an increase in collaboration between students, students and teachers, and teachers with each other, creating an ever more connected web of individuals, groups, and ideas. These tools can be woven into any curricular area and have applications to whatever age group you teach. And finally, they’re compatible with virtually any computer you might use, anywhere you go.
(Read the quote.)
So the question you’re probably thinking of now, after being dazed by the massive amount of information I just chucked at you, is how do I even begin? These are some tips that I think might make the process of learning how to use these tools a little easier. First off, you need to start small. Take on one new tool, try it out for yourself, experiment with it, use it in a small group setting if you want, have a student or two try it out and share with you what they’ve learned, use it in a single lesson... just see what happens. And start realistically -- don’t try to implement it as a major part of a unit until you’re familiar with it enough yourself and your students are comfortable enough with using it that it would become possible. I also suggest that you start using it with an area of content that you are most familiar with, and already have many resources that you can use, which will help you start organically. Don’t just try to force it into whatever lesson you’re about to teach. If you already have other methods of teaching something that you know have spectacular success with students, use them -- “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But if you can see a natural way that one of these tools can work with what you’re teaching, then plug them in there. I do want you to start trying them out now. So much of what you learn here today will fly right out of your brain by the end of this session, so I want to give you a chance to experiment with them yourselves, but afterwards, I highly encourage you to continue exploring them on your own right away, while everything is still fresh in your mind. The point is that you have to start somewhere. Where is that somewhere? What tools have I been alluding to all this time? Let’s find out, shall we?
First off, we’re going to talk about some productivity tools -- these are tools that you can use to improve your own personal or professional productivity. More importantly, they are also resources that students can use to improve their academic success in a variety of ways.
There are many kinds of productivity tools.... (List some of them.) For the benefit of time, we’re going to mainly focus on productivity tools that can help you and your students create personal learning environments, such as those created through information dashboards and bookmarking services, both of which I’ll explain in more detail shortly.
What can productivity tools do? They can greatly increase and enhance collaboration between groups of media users and creators. Have you ever run across a great blog posting that you wanted to share with your colleagues? Do you have Web sites that you would love to send out to the district, and with other teacher friends you know, but don’t have an easy way to do so? Some of these tools can help you do just that, and more. They can help you organize and create visual representations of concepts, such as through mind maps and other graphic organizers. They can help you keep track of information from multiple sources. As you can tell, the main way these tools can help is by improving organization.
Personal learning environments are sites on the Web that you create to increase and maximize your personal learning online. These environments are uniquely you -- they should reflect the resources and tools that you use, and what matters to you about education and librarianship. These PLEs allow for seamless “following” -- it’s easy for you to keep up with the updates of all the sites you regularly visit, and for others to follow you by sharing your links and bookmarks. In essence, you are weaving your own, ever-expanding Web of resources. This allows you to improve your time management by putting all the resources you use in one convenient location. Let’s take a look at two of the most common resources that are used as Personal Learning Environments.
Information Dashboards are great tools that can do just that. As the name implies, information dashboards are very much like the dashboard on your car -- all the controls and buttons and systems you need are right there in one place at your fingertips. You don’t have to go far to find everything you need. Information dashboard pages includes a number of widgets, which are like windows to the Web sites, blogs, wikis, and networks you visit on a regular basis. They’re customizable, meaning there are many ways that you can make them your own. You can create them as general dashboards that cover a huge variety of topics, or you can make them very specific, whether that means they’re related to your content area, or to your grade level, or even to a specific unit or topic of study that you teach. They can be single-page dashboards, or multi-page ones to accommodate all the different subjects that you teach. You can also create personal information dashboards where you can connect to your Twitter feed, Facebook and MySpace accounts (if you have them), YouTube, Flickr, your e-mail account, and much more.
One of the first Information Dashboard services I ran across was Pageflakes. This is my personal Pageflakes dashboard. As you can see, it contains a ton of different widgets that I use for various purposes. There’s a calendar widget that reminds me of important events, a to-do list widget that keeps me on task and makes me mindful of deadlines, widgets that link me to blogs of librarians, family members, and friends, and even a comic strip widget for whenever I need a good laugh. I was able to access all of these easily and quickly through Pageflakes’ simple search tools.
An alternative to this that I actually ended up liking even more is Netvibes. It has some similarities to Pageflakes -- you still have a bunch of different widgets that connect you to sites, blogs, etc., but I like how you can color-code the tops of your widgets to organize them into different uses or subject areas. My green widgets are links to blogs and sites about new information technology, my brown ones are for library blogs, and my blue one links me to my Twitter account and other general resources. It’s easy to add tabs for different content areas, and you can search for widgets that Netvibes already has available in their library, or just plug in the URL or Web address of the site that you’ve visited and create a widget that way. You can also format your Netvibes page to make it have a design and style that suits you perfectly.
Another productivity tool that you might enjoy experimenting with would be a bookmarking service. Bookmarking is a way of keeping tabs of all the sites that you most frequently visit. You can create tags that you attach to these sites that help you sort them by how you use them or what they are about. You can annotate them, which means you can add a description of what you found that was useful on the site or what it’s about. You can easily share your bookmarks with others, and that allows you to connect with other educators, and would enable students to connect with each other and share the resources that they’ve found on topics of study. Let’s look at a couple of different bookmarking tools that I’ve been using.
Delicious is the first bookmarking tool I ran across, and it’s very simple to use. You just click on “Save a new bookmark,” put in the Web address, create a description like the ones I made here, and then you can add a tag to it. The tag is a way of tracking the topics of sites that you most often use. I have sections of tagged sites on favorite student authors, reading resources, technology tools, classroom wikis, and blogs by librarians and other educators. That way, I can find just the site I need without wading through hundreds of them in my Favorites tab on my Web browser. The number in the blue box shows you how many other people have bookmarked the same sites that you have, which lets you know how popular they are.
An alternative to this might be the flexible and increasingly-used Google Reader, which is one component of many free applications that Google offers online that are great alternatives to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc. Google Reader is almost a hybrid of an information dashboard and a bookmarking tool. On my home page, I have a glimpse of what’s new on all the sites that I regularly visit. I just had to “add a subscription,” but clicking on this link, and then putting in the URL of the site I wanted to add. Immediately, that adds the site to my subscriptions list. When I click on an individual subscription, I will see all the most recent updates and postings on that site. I can also “star” the postings to refer to them later, click on “Share” to share them with educators and other people I know, and tag them the same way that I did with Delicious. (If time allowed, I would probably stop for a while in my presentation and, if we were in a library with a lot of computers or in the computer lab -- the ideal presentation space for this, I would have teachers create a Google Reader account then and there and walk them step-by-step through the process, and then let them play around with it for five minutes or so.)
As you can see, the common features that these tools share are that they improve sharing between students and teachers, greatly improve organization of Web sites and resources, and they drastically decrease the amount of time it might normally take for you to search through your favorites for all the sites you use, or type in the Web addresses individually one at a time, if you’re able to find them in the first place. It improves your access to all the resources you commonly used, as well as those that your fellow teachers use if they share them with you. It can also improve student learning by allowing them to do the same, or by accessing dashboards and bookmarking sites you’ve created to link them to high-quality resources on any given topic, whether it’s the Civil War, Westward Expansion, Earth Science, Geometry, or Folktales, Myths, and Legends.
I encourage you to check out these links later. They will lead you to some other examples of information dashboards that teachers and librarians have created that are absolutely amazing, and that combine a variety of resources that their students are then able to use and access whether they’re inside or outside of the classroom.
The second kind of tools that I want to speak briefly to you about are presentation tools.
There are many Web 2.0 tools that are used to share and present information. There are blogs and glogs, where teachers, librarians, students, and pretty much anyone can write about whatever they want to talk about, whether it’s a specific topic that they’re learning about, or whether it’s a personal blog about their latest adventures and endeavors. There are also wikis, which would probably be a professional development session in and of itself, so we’ll talk about them at another time. There are a lot of tools that help you edit and share your own photos, videos, and audio creations. There are also tools, like Google Dogs, that allow you to collaboratively create word processing documents, spreadsheets, and other publications. But the main two categories of presentation tools that we’re going to discuss today are multimedia presentation tools and screencasting resources.
Presentation tools can do a lot for you and your students. They make it easy for students to make changes and updates to a group project. They’re convenient to share with anyone, anywhere that you have Internet access. A big selling point for these tools is that they’re all free! Yes, there are upgraded editions that cost money, but the free versions offer plenty of tools that make them highly useful for what teachers and students would typically use them for. They improve collaboration between users, and they allow for common formats, in that anyone can view and learn from these presentations, regardless of what type of computer they’re working on, or whether they’re at home, in their classroom, or at the library.
First, let’s talk about multimedia presentations. The most familiar type of multimedia presentation software that you already know about is PowerPoint. Presentations created with such a tool can include videos, photos, charts and graphs, sound, and even your own voice narrating the entire presentation. The types of tools I’ve found help foster greater flexibility in creating and delivering content to your audience. There is also a range in terms of how complex they are -- some are simpler, and some have a ton of features that you might only want to use if you have a lot of free time on your hands or want to add a bunch of bells and whistles. But all of them have one thing in common -- they help people, whether teachers, students, or librarians, to show what they know about a given topic or concept.
280 Slides is one such tool. As you can see from this screenshot that I took on my computer, it’s VERY similar to PowerPoint, but it’s also a bit simpler. The toolbars and menus are just like what one would expect to see in any other presentation software, but with fewer options. You can create, duplicate, and delete slides, upload pictures and movies, add shapes and text boxes, type up your own notes to practice your presentation, and then download it to your computer, share it, and present it! Anyone can create a 280 Slides presentation simply by registering with a free account on their Web site, which I have provided a link to at the end of this presentation.
Sliderocket is another such PowerPoint-like resource, but it offers a much greater range in the tools it offers. You can add charts and tables to your presentation, comments, or recorded audio tracks, and there are many more formatting options, such as layouts, backgrounds, slide transitions and animations, and many others. I could see this being used more frequently in the upper grade levels, and in middle and high schools. What I like about it is that anyone with the same SlideRocket login username and password can go in and edit the presentation and add to it, which would allow a group of students to work on the presentation from their own computers, whether or not they have the same software on them.
An alternative to these might be creating screencasts. Screencasts are videos that you can create by downloading a program called Jing onto your computer. Jing allows you to create a five-minute recording in which it captures every move of your mouse, every action you perform on the computer, and your voice as you narrate and explain how something works or share information about a given topic. (At this point, I would probably open a link to one of my screencasts and share 30 seconds of them to show how it works.)
Another resource I wanted to touch on briefly was Slideshare, which is a Web site that allows you to upload PowerPoint presentations, Keynote presentations, or presentations made through other similar software, embed them on blogs, wikis, or other Web sites, share them with others quickly and easily, tweak them, and provide other people with access to the presentations that you’ve created even without sending the file.
I would love to tell you about many other presentation tools that I think you’d find interesting, but you have other topics to learn about today, and places to be, so I’ll just mention them. Animoto allows students to make short video presentations. Cacoo lets them create concept webs, mind maps, and other graphic organizers. TeacherTube is basically YouTube for educators, connecting you with thousands of great videos for use in your classrooms. VoiceThread and Prezi are two other presentation tool alternatives that I may share with you at another time, or you can feel free to click on the links yourself as I will be e-mailing you all a link to my presentation on SlideShare.
There are lots of ways that I think these tools could be used in the classroom. Obviously, you could use something like 280 Slides in Oral Communication or Speech classes when students are giving individual presentations on a topic. They could also be used for group presentations. Jing screencasts could be created as how-to guides on certain subjects. Imagine your students explaining step by step how to solve a double-digit multiplication problem in their own voice, or navigating a historical Web site and explaining what they know about a social studies topic. It would allow students to act as teachers in sharing their deep understanding of things they’ve studied in class. Clearly, there are ways that these tools can easily connect to any content area, and I highly encourage you to figure out how they fit into the greater scheme of what you teach.
So, what’s the point of all this? Why did I share all of these things with you today, other than to possibly make you feel like your brain is about to burst out of your ears with all the new ideas I’ve just shoved into your craniums?
Well, I think I’ll answer that with a question -- a question that some of you are probably still asking yourselves: “Where do I start?” Again, I want to encourage you to start with what you know and what you’re most familiar with. Go with a topic that you already know a lot about, and choose the tool that seems the easiest for you to work with. Start small -- use one tool on one project, or in one lesson, and see how it works. Start with what already comes naturally to you, and start on previously built foundations. If your colleagues already have a lot of resources on a given topic, that might be a great opportunity to create an information dashboard or bookmarking Web page that includes all those different links. If you already plan on having your students create presentations or group projects on a different topic, consider having them pull in the laptop cart and create some 280 Slides presentations. The point is that we as educators, just like our students, need to never stop learning, and never stop growing. I hope that these tools will continue to stimulate your own growth in your use and understanding of Web 2.0 tools and technologies.
Another question you might have is where you can go for resources. The first place I would check is the set of links I’ve included throughout and at the end of this presentation. Many of the Web sites for these resources include Frequently Asked Questions pages, video tutorials, and other help pages and aids that could assist you if you get stuck. Surprisingly, or perhaps unsurprisingly, your students can be a good source of information about some of these tools. Once they’ve had a chance to play around with them themselves, they might become more proficient at using them and will know their way around them better than you do. Try these out with your grade level and content area teams and share ideas, challenges, and successes with each other. You can go to the Web to try to find more resources if one of these isn’t the best fit for you, or you can look up more videos on how certain features work, either on the resources’ sites themselves, or on YouTube in many cases. And of course, as I frequently remind you, my door is always open. I would love you to come to me at any time you need assistance in using any of the tools I’ve shown you today, or if you want to create a collaborative lesson plan or unit that integrates one of these tools. After all, we’re always stronger, and our learning is enhanced when we work together.
So remember, whether you create an information dashboard, collect a set of links for a bookmarking page for students on a given topic, assign a presentation project using one of the tools I shared, or want to experiment with screencasts, these Web 2.0 tools are only the tip of the iceberg in a sea of new resources that can stretch students’ learning to new heights. We just have to help get them there. The future truly does start with YOU. Thank you.
And again, here are links to all the resources I’ve shared with you today. Be checking your Inbox for a link to this presentation, which will put all of these tools right at your digital fingertips. Thanks for coming, enjoy the rest of your day, and I hope you’ve learned a lot about and have fun with using these productivity and presentation tools in your classrooms!
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Productivity, Presentations, and You <ul><li>Bringing Web 2.0 Tools Into </li></ul><ul><li>Your Classroom and Library </li></ul><ul><li>By: Jeff Harris </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/61444548@N00/110855053/
“ The definition of information literacy has become more complex as resources and technologies have changed... Multiple literacies, including digital, visual, textual, and technological, now join information literacy as crucial skills for this century.” (Hamilton) http://www.flickr.com/photos/caroslines/2389847856/
What? <ul><li>Web 2.0 creates... </li></ul><ul><li>Productivity and Presentation Tools connect all these skills together </li></ul>Collaboration Shared Information Critical Thinking Connectivity Empowerment http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmcphers/117976932/
“ Times have changed; using Web 2.0 tools... students can collaboratively locate, evaluate, and share relevant Web-based resources... Typical Web 2.0 style services can include blogging, user tagging, RSS feeds, wikis, user ratings, user comments, video and photo sharing, community citation services, social bookmarking, and microblogging.” (Berger)
“ College students, who grew up with technology, are ‘digital natives,’ while librarians, many having learned technology later in life, are ‘digital immigrants.’” (Quinney, Smith, & Galbraith) http://www.flickr.com/photos/7726011@N07/5598287771/
When? <ul><li>Classroom Lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Before and after school </li></ul><ul><li>Anytime! </li></ul><ul><li>NOW </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/skoop/85650966/
“ This is where critical thinking and information technology skills spell the difference. There had never been a more opportune time for libraries and librarians to make their presence felt... than being in the midst of all the chaos brought by the openness and read/write platforms provided by Web 2.0.” (Lapuz)
Where? <ul><li>Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Home </li></ul><ul><li>On the go </li></ul><ul><li>Anywhere! </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/lwr/4351777267/
“ Students can connect via email, Skype, collaborative documents, and discussion boards with students in other countries. Teachers can reach out to classrooms around the world through collaborative Web sites, both presenting and collecting information to bring a global perspective to the local classroom, to each student of the world.” (Fredrick)
“ Today’s electronic documents allow collaborators to work in a synchronous environment on a single document; groups of students can create, share, and edit them online. Students can connect with each other and explore how their interests and abilities can be used to enhance class projects.” (Berger)
Why? <ul><li>Use of these tools benefits: </li></ul>Creativity Community Collaboration Connectivity Curriculum Compatibility http://www.flickr.com/photos/flisspix/2525252116/
“ Technology in and of itself will not create more engaged students or better students. However, well-chosen technology resources infused into classroom instruction can create more engaged and better students. Given the choice of having students create content or simply absorb content through reading, listening, or viewing, I will choose creating content every time.” (Byrne)
How? <ul><li>Start small. </li></ul><ul><li>Start realistically. </li></ul><ul><li>Start with what you know. </li></ul><ul><li>Start organically. </li></ul><ul><li>Start now. </li></ul><ul><li>Just START! </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/lipson/2498882806/
Productivity Tools: An Overview An Overview http://www.flickr.com/photos/60in3/2281706277/
What Productivity Tools Can Do <ul><li>Collaboration between groups of media users and creators </li></ul><ul><li>Organize and create visual representations </li></ul><ul><li>Track information from multiple sources </li></ul><ul><li>Sort, tag, filter, and organize information </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/yubacollege/3722714270/
Personal Learning Environments <ul><li>Uniquely you </li></ul><ul><li>Allow for seamless “following” </li></ul><ul><li>Weave your own web </li></ul><ul><li>Timely time management </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/rebeccajbrown/4658247927/
Information Dashboards <ul><li>Include widgets </li></ul><ul><li>Customizable </li></ul><ul><li>General or specific </li></ul><ul><li>Single or multi-page </li></ul><ul><li>Personal or professional </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/davipt/179274011/
Common Features <ul><li>Improve sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Improve organization </li></ul><ul><li>Improve time usage </li></ul><ul><li>Improve accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Improve student learning </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimmiehomeschoolmom/3392279416/
Connections to the Classroom <ul><li>http://www.netvibes.com/aisb# Home </li></ul><ul><li>http://theunquietlibrary.wikispaces.com / </li></ul><ul><li>http://cnx.org/content/m18336/latest/ </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of resources </li></ul><ul><li>Inside and outside the classroom </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/besphotos/2702599176/
Presentation Tools: An Overview An Overview http://www.flickr.com/photos/14617207@N00/4467594809/
Types of Presentation Tools <ul><li>Blogs and Glogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Video/photo/audio-editing and sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Screencasts </li></ul><ul><li>Document tools </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia presentation tools </li></ul>
What Presentation Tools Can Do: <ul><li>Easy updates </li></ul><ul><li>Convenient sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Great service for FREE! </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Common formats </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/maryhodder/102669236/
Multimedia Presentations <ul><li>Can include: </li></ul><ul><li>Allow for great flexibility in creating and delivering content </li></ul><ul><li>Range of complexity </li></ul><ul><li>“ Show what you know” </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/angelaypablo/860181962/lightbox/ Videos Photos Charts Graphs Sound Narration
Connections to the Classroom the Classroom <ul><li>Oral Communication/Speech </li></ul><ul><li>Group Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>How-To Guides </li></ul><ul><li>Students as Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Content Area Connections </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/thurm/1313763819/
What’s the Point? http://www.flickr.com/photos/venosdale/4503981048/
Where Do I Start? <ul><li>Start with what you know. </li></ul><ul><li>Start small. </li></ul><ul><li>Start with what comes naturally. </li></ul><ul><li>Start on foundations </li></ul><ul><li>Never stop growing! </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/pgoyette/2280685630/
Where Can I Go for Resources? <ul><li>Presentation links (FAQs, video tutorials) </li></ul><ul><li>Your students </li></ul><ul><li>Your colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>The Web </li></ul><ul><li>ME! </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/jannem/510243975/
The Future starts with YOU. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonnyfixedgear/4121121206/