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[PRESENTATION] Using Web 2.0 Tools to Enhance Learning and Engagement in Teaching Place


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Presentation given by Kay Gormley, School of Education, The Sage Colleges, and Peter McDermott, Pace University, during the 2011 THV Summer Institute, Place & The Digital Native: Using Technology & Social Media to Teach the Hudson Valley

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[PRESENTATION] Using Web 2.0 Tools to Enhance Learning and Engagement in Teaching Place

  1. 1. Using Web 2.0 Tools to Enhance Learning and Engagement in Teaching the Hudson Valley Kathleen A. Gormley, PhD Peter McDermott, PhDPresentation at Teaching the Hudson Valley Conference, Hyde Park, NY,July 28, 2011.
  2. 2. Who is Kay?•  Associate Professor in Literacy, The Sage Colleges•  Secretary of NYSRA, Co-Chair Digital Literacy Committee•  Teach online, ftf and hybric courses on literacy and digital literacy•  Sloan-C Certificate in Tools and Techniques of Online Teaching•  Publications
  3. 3. Who is Pete?•  Professor at Pace University•  Vice President, NYSRA; Co-Chair Digital Literacy Committee•  Teaches courses in secondary literacy and digital literacy•  Publications
  4. 4. Want a copy of materials? Give Kay your email!
  5. 5. Social Bookmarking•  Join Us: NYSRA 2010•  More than Bookmarking •  Sharing •  Tags •  Highlighting •  Identify tools/websites •  Commenting •  Following •  Groups
  6. 6. Purpose•  To provide practical ways to incorporate the new literacies when working with students both in place- based educational situations and classrooms focused on problem solving.
  7. 7. Role of Web 2.0 Tools•  Multimedia world reading•  Social nature (Facebook, MySpace)•  Open Source•  Easily Used used•  Tools for task, not reverse•  Engaging, motivating students•  Complex reading and writing
  8. 8. Literacy: Digital, New, Multiple•  New Literacies (IRA Position Paper, 2009)•  Collaborative•  Read and write differently•  New Strategies•  Donald Leu and Colleagues•  Handsfield, Dean & Cielocha& Moran
  9. 9. Digital Images (jpeg & tiff) Made with FotoFlexer
  10. 10. Obscuring Faces Also made with FotoFlexer
  11. 11. Adding Speech Bubbles
  12. 12. Flickriver•  Flickriver•  Hyde Park, NY•  FDR Slideshow Option
  13. 13. Slideshow with Existing Images--Picassa•  Hudson River Slideshow•  Vanderbilt Estate•  The Clearwater•  West Point Image Source:http:// webgrphx/SUMap.jpeg
  14. 14. Slideshow Considerations•  Own photos BEST •  Cautions—children’s images•  Creative Commons•  Attribution •  Textbox with URL •  Citations •  Image inserted with word, then capture with textbox
  15. 15. Slideshow Options•  Kizoa•  Photo Peach•  Slidestaxx
  16. 16. Photo Peach SlideshowExample (5 minutes to create)
  17. 17. Presentation Options Best•  Google Choice•  Slideshare •  Example using topic of Slideshare•  Sliderocket ($) •  PC Review “very good”•  Prezi ($)
  18. 18. Virtual Field Trips••  Ellis Island•  Ground Zero Ellis Island Image Source: http:// Ground Zero Image Source: http:// vacations-ground-zero.htm
  19. 19. Multimedia: Glogster•  Uses •  Teacher Presentations •  Student Projects •  Book reviews •  Unit summaries •  General understanding•  Interactive Whiteboard •  Video •  Images Image Source: https:// •  Text •  Voice glogster-com-poster-yourselftext-images-music-and- video/jbq_bor_rou_sha/
  20. 20. Sample Glogs on Hudson•  FDR•  Industrial Revolution•  Henry Hudson
  21. 21. Wallwisher, Another Poster Option•  Allows adding of text, image and video•  Go to URL created for this presentation: wall/HudsonRiver
  22. 22. AnimotoAnimoto Features •  Multimedia •  Fast! •  Integrates photos and music •  Visual effects (transitions and animations)
  23. 23. Time Lines•  Dippity•  URL: (not on handout— sorry!)•  Example: West Point•  Can add •  Text •  Image •  Video
  24. 24. Step by Step: How To Do•  Tildee•  URL:•  Not on handout—sorry!•  Example from Kay with website creation•  Ideas for use
  25. 25. Great way for students to showcase their learningsScreencasting (e.g., PPt with narration and websites). Helpful for making teaching videos (e.g., how to, reviews). Many free Web 2.0 tools for screencasting!
  26. 26. Jing (Video and Screencasting)•  Recommend for grades two through four•  Adding images or short video to PPt, glogs, etc.•  Screencapture too.•  Time limit = 5 minutes•  Safe
  27. 27. •  Adding imagesor short video toPPt, glogs, etc.•  Screencapturetoo. Note: stored on screencast-•  Time limit = 15 o-matic websiteminutes
  28. 28. ScreenFlow 2.1 •  New Flash Publish feature.Screenflow •  64-bit support for audio capture.NOT FREE– about $100 witheducator’s discountThree steps: •  Automatic saving of documents. 1)  Record 2)  Edit (Control + •  Captures screen, one button) microphone, computer 3)  Export sound, video camera. 4)  Optional--SAVE in DROPBOX
  29. 29. Collaboration •  Key Value of Web 2.0— Working with Others via Internet
  30. 30. VoiceThreadCollaborative tool (no longer free): 1)  Video 2)  Audio (microphone or phone) 3)  Typing 4)  Doodle
  31. 31. VoiceThread Examples•  Eleanor Roosevelt (elementary group project)•  FDR
  32. 32. Questions
  33. 33. Contacting UsKay: gormlk@sage.eduPeter: Thank you! Hope to see you on Diigo!