Connecting the Digital Dots ... A Smattering of Web 2.0 for Teachers <br />Star-Tech Learning Day 2010<br />Greg Esteves<br />Wolf Creek Public Schools <br />http://www.logosauce.com/blog/2006/12<br />
Can You Relate?<br />I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.~ Vincent Van Gogh<br />http://lettere2.unive.it/ridi/reference1trasp.gif<br />
My Goals ... <br />Introduction to Web 2.0 for people who have “heard the term” but may not be overly familiar with these types of technologies. <br />Broad and general overview of some Web 2.0 tools to help engage the “digital natives” in our classrooms. <br />Not intended to be an in depth discussion of any particular tool but more of an opportunity for the “aha ... I can use that” moment. <br />
What is Web 2.0? <br />The current generation of web based applications/tools which do more than just display content, they allow users to interact with, participate with, and create their own content.<br />http://electronicportfolios.org/learning/index.html<br />
Benefits (for me) of Utilizing Web Resources<br /><ul><li>(Some) Kids are “Digital Natives”.
Publishing work to web has elevated attention to detail, editing, quality.
We exist in an environment of collaboration and sharing of ideas. </li></li></ul><li>Like entering an airplane?<br />
RISKS<br />Applications go up and down.<br />Applications get bought out and change their focus.<br />Web applications sometimes allow students to interact with other people online. Most tools have privacy settings to keep minors safe.<br />Students’ privacy should be considered. Some tools can be completely private, but others not. <br />
RISKS<br />Applications may create a “product”that can’t leave the confines of the particular web site (e.g. can’t be downloaded to a memory stick/dvd/etc…).<br />EQUITY: Students with computers at home may get to spend more time on projects than students without. Is this reasonable?<br />
#1 PRIORITY<br />Choosing the right tool for the job. <br />Consider the time investment of using and weigh that against the benefits for learning and teaching. <br />Don’t use technology for technology’s sake. <br />Use tech. to support your learning objectives!<br />
Other possible ways to use a screen cast? <br /><ul><li>Record yourself explaining the steps of assignments for students who need instructions in multiple formats with the document on screen.
Record yourself talking about how to interpret historical, current, or controversial images with the image in front of students.
Create an archive of screen casts of important vocabulary/notes for your course/grade . </li></ul>Coaching<br /><ul><li>Have a class weekly or monthly record where you show samples of student work and talk about successes.
Reflective professional record. </li></li></ul><li>Riding the Face book Wave :Social Networking for Classes<br />
Share Your Presentations With the World<br />"If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas." -George Bernard Shaw, Renowned Irish Author<br />
The Read Write Web: Wikis and Blogs<br />http://techandteaching.edublogs.org/<br />
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