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Merc 10 15-09 m lynde

  1. 1. <ul><li>Molly Lynde </li></ul><ul><li>Godwin High School </li></ul><ul><li>Henrico, Va 23238 </li></ul>Using Great Collaboration Practices In Your Classroom Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium October 15, 2009
  2. 2. When students of tomorrow sit in classrooms of yesterday
  3. 3. But why WEB collaboration? <ul><li>collective intelligence- collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>transparent - i nstant gratification </li></ul><ul><li>non-hierarchical- democratic </li></ul><ul><li>potential for passion - ownership </li></ul><ul><li>open to public- real recognition </li></ul><ul><li>permanence- searchable resources </li></ul>NOTE: You and your students can easily make Wordles at Left Brain Answer Right Brain Answer
  4. 4. But why WEB collaboration? Left Brain Answer Right Brain Answer
  5. 5. We Collaborate To Learn!
  6. 6. Collaboration The why is answered- it’s more effective but the how can be challenging
  7. 7. In a perfect world, people learn from textbooks but people learn more from each other. zebra.paperclip.jpg
  8. 8. <ul><li>We can’t use any (most) collaborative applications that don’t allow moderation by the teacher: </li></ul><ul><li>No Google Docs </li></ul><ul><li>No Wallwisher </li></ul><ul><li>No SimplyBox </li></ul><ul><li>No Utube </li></ul><ul><li>No Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>No Facebook </li></ul>Schools have to be the parent/bad guy
  9. 9. When there are obstacles - just remember the mantra, “Technology is my friend....”
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  11. 11. Don’t Byte the Ram That Feeds Ya’
  12. 12. One Collaborative Idea Sort of a “visual blogging” site
  13. 13. What do you do with Voicethread? <ul><li>Post documents (Word, PDF), videos, PowerPoints, images, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Student create/comment on own piece of project then comment on another group’s piece of a project </li></ul><ul><li>Cross curricular collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Interstate collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>World wide collaboration! </li></ul>
  14. 14. 1. Have students sign a Voicethread Do and Don’t worksheet 2. Have students register with VoiceThread. They will need an email account (Gaggle for in-school use) 3. They will create an avatar (icon) just like they do in Facebook. 4. You can assign coded numbers to identify students. 5. Create a sandbox/play Voicethread so they can get use to the techniques involved.
  15. 15. How do you go about making your own Voicethread?
  16. 16. Video from presentation is not available on this PowerPoint <ul><li>To make your own VoiceThread </li></ul><ul><li>Register in a teacher k12 account </li></ul><ul><li>Choose create </li></ul><ul><li>Upload pictures, presentations, documents, images </li></ul><ul><li>Comment </li></ul><ul><li>Share - choose copy and then paste the unique identifying link on a document or embed in a wiki/blog </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing options allows you to choose public, private, moderate </li></ul>
  17. 17. But wait, there is more! Licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-share alike license. slide origina lly created by Bill Ferriter
  18. 18. Cover It Live!
  19. 19. Video presentation is not available on this PowerPoint <ul><li>To make a Cover It Live Event for your classroom: </li></ul><ul><li>Register </li></ul><ul><li>Create new (verify time and date) </li></ul><ul><li>A generated HTML code is produced - copy and paste in a blog or wiki that is open to the public (not protected) </li></ul><ul><li>Take the time to create messages, polls, url links, etc. in the Show Prep Folder (numbering in a planned order use is helpful) </li></ul><ul><li>Launch your event. Send Welcome message. </li></ul><ul><li>Once students enter comments you will have to “allow” or you may send back private messages in order for it to be posted to the blog/wiki for students to see </li></ul><ul><li>Double click on any show prep items for instant posting from your moderator seat. </li></ul><ul><li>Great for use in Paideia or Socratic seminars or for high level students to summarize the lessons. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Wikis
  21. 21. EtherPad
  22. 22. The “King Daddy” Google Docs
  23. 23. Zoho
  24. 24. Where Do I Find These Sites?
  25. 25. For more information and collaboration
  26. 26. Excellent Publications
  27. 27. For more information on technology and collaboration
  28. 28. For more information on technology and collaboration
  29. 30. For more information and collaboration <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>