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  1. 1. Mountain Lakes Institute Classroom 2.0 November 2008
  2. 3. TODAY’S GOALS <ul><li>1. Review “2.0” technologies </li></ul><ul><li>2. Explore how we can INCORPORATE </li></ul><ul><li>USER-GENERATED CONTENT into our classes tomorrow ! </li></ul>
  3. 4. 2.0 Institute Topics
  4. 5. User-Generated Content <ul><li>*Extended Learning*Wikis*BLOGGING </li></ul><ul><li>*Personal Broadcasting*GrassRoots Video* </li></ul>
  5. 6. User-Generated Content <ul><li>User generated content (AKA Consumer Generated Media/User created Content) refers to various kinds of media content, publicly available, that are produced by end-users </li></ul><ul><li>All digital media technologies are included, such as question-answer databases, digital video, blogging, podcasting, mobile phone photography and wikis. In addition to these technologies, user generated content may also employ a combination of open source , free software, and flexible licensing or related agreements to further reduce the barriers to collaboration, skill-building and discovery. </li></ul>-Wikipedia, “UGC”
  6. 7. Wikis <ul><li>REAL Department workspaces </li></ul>
  7. 8. Horizon wikis <ul><li>The Horizon Tech Reports are must-reads! </li></ul><ul><li>But in the spirit of their work, they have created wikis to keep the material updated & improved </li></ul>
  8. 9. Incorporating WIKI s <ul><li>A wiki is a page or collection of Web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content, using a simplified markup language. </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites. </li></ul><ul><li>Sample Wikis by Wikispaces </li></ul>
  9. 10. Online Photo Sharing
  10. 11. Photo-Sharing in Class <ul><li>Publishing or transfer of a user's digital photos online, thus enabling the user to share them with others (whether publicly or privately). -Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Websites & apps facilitate peer-to-peer ability to upload, display, “tag,” and edit images. </li></ul><ul><li>Check out Flickr/LOC </li></ul>
  11. 12. Blogging <ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Educational Blog Sites? Student Bloggers? <ul><li> / </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> / (more social network) </li></ul><ul><li> / </li></ul><ul><li>More on Delicious </li></ul>
  13. 14. More Edu-Blogs
  14. 15. Blogging Etiquette <ul><li>Students must use real names </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher uses ALL CAPS </li></ul><ul><li>“ Call on” students or require min/max posts </li></ul><ul><li>Kick it up a notch: adopt “roles” online </li></ul><ul><li>Check out Bionic Teaching 4/08 </li></ul>
  15. 16. Vocabulary “Blog” <ul><li>Students drew one word out of a hat and completed a word study on it. The posts were sorted by chapter and part of speech. </li></ul><ul><li>The result is a comprehensive vocabulary database for the students, and another vocabulary tool for teachers. Two classes worked together to create this glossary. They began to see the benefit of collaborating. By breaking the list down, they were able to get more out of the work. </li></ul>
  16. 17. Grass roots Video
  17. 18. Teacher Tube <ul><li>Click on Teacher Tube to post teacher videos </li></ul><ul><li>Also see free lectures from the Channel section </li></ul>
  18. 20. Nov 2008 Bibliography <ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Text from Horizon Report & wikipedia (UCC 2007) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In Plain English video from </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample wikis from Wikispaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Horizon Tech wikis </li></ul></ul>
  19. 21. Nov 2008 Bibliography <ul><li>Photo Sharing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Text from Horizon Report (2007-UCC; 2005 Extended Learning; & 2006 Social Computing) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In Plain English video from </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr/LOC project </li></ul></ul>
  20. 22. Nov 2008 Bibliography <ul><li>Blogging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Text from Horizon Report (2007-UCC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In Plain English video from </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outsiders blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other samples </li></ul></ul>