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Using Web 2 Tech Session 1

  1. 1. Using Web 2.0 Technologies to Create Classroom Websites Session 1
  2. 2. Did You Know? 2.0 <ul><li>Video created by Karl Fish and Scott McCleod </li></ul><ul><li>Intended to be a conversation starter </li></ul><ul><li>Several versions created, initial by Karl Fish titled “Did You Know?” </li></ul>
  3. 3. While You Watch <ul><li>Jot down: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What things shock you? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What things worry you? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What things have implications on the way you teach? </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Did You Know? 2.0
  5. 5. You’ve Seen It, Now What? <ul><li>What are your initial reactions to what you saw in the presentation? </li></ul><ul><li>How are these changes manifesting themselves in your personal lives? professional lives? </li></ul><ul><li>Who's scared? Why? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Talking Points <ul><li>What do we think it means to prepare students for the 21st century? </li></ul><ul><li>Do we need to change? If so, how? </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of support and training will we need to move forward? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Key Question: <ul><li>Given the realities of our modern age and the demands of our children’s future, is it possible for a teacher to be an excellent teacher if he/she does not use technology? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Introduction to Web 2.0
  9. 9. How This Class Will Help <ul><li>During this class, you will: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>be exposed to good models of blogs, wikis, and podcasts that are being used to meet the various needs of learners, sharing information, and maximizing student learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learn how to use RSS. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learn how to create a blog. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learn how to create a wiki. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learn how to create a podcast. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>begin to develop your Personal/Professional Learning Network. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Suggested Reading Material: <ul><li>RSS for Educators by John G. Hendron </li></ul><ul><li>web 2.0: new tools, new schools by Gwen Solomon and Lynne Schrum </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Tools for Classrooms by Will Richardson </li></ul>
  11. 11. Web 2.0: What is It? <ul><li>Invented term coined in 2004 by O’Reilly Media </li></ul><ul><li>Can interact with each other </li></ul><ul><li>Manipulate content easily without knowing coding (HTML) </li></ul><ul><li>Not just read content – can take part in creating </li></ul><ul><li>“ Read/Write Web” </li></ul><ul><li>Transition from isolation to interconnectedness </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple users can participate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Edit, comment, polish collaboratively instead of alone </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Implications for Education <ul><li>According to the Partnership for 21 st Century Skills (2004) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students around the world outperform American students on assessments that measure 21 st Century Skills. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Every student whether he/she plans to go directly into the workforce or on to a 4-year college or trade school, requires 21 st Century skills to succeed. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Today’s education system faces irrelevance unless we bridge the gap between how students live and how they learn.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>They live with Web 2.0 tools, but schools must help them use the tools to acquire new skills, not just play. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Implications For Education, Cont. <ul><li>Role of teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guide students in using the new tools for academically rigorous investigations and presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Let students with specific learning styles use the tools that address their particular needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide access to the tools </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>The old way of doing things is presentation driven; information is delivered and tested – prepares jobs that require following directions and rote skills. </li></ul>Image by
  15. 15. <ul><li>To be literate today requires acquiring new skills – using technology, understanding science, having global awareness, having the ability to keep learning (including gathering, processing, analyzing, synthesizing and presenting information as well as communicating and collaborating. </li></ul>Image by chippenziedeutch
  16. 16. Making It Stick <ul><li>According to David Jakes, the following are the characteristics of school culture that are required for an innovation to become seamless and transparent: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There must be a high degree of organizational readiness for the innovation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The innovation must have multiple entry points for a spectrum of usership; each of these entry points must support effective use by teachers and students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The innovation must clearly address an instructional need, with benefits for both teacher and student. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The innovation must add value to an instructional process. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There must be visible and tangible results indicating that the innovation improves student learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The technology has been taken out of the technology or innovation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The teacher has become a confident, active, and visible user; use becomes seamless and transparent. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Out With the Old… <ul><li>Web 1.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Application based </li></ul><ul><li>Isolated </li></ul><ul><li>Offline </li></ul><ul><li>Licensed or purchased </li></ul><ul><li>Single creator </li></ul><ul><li>Proprietary code </li></ul><ul><li>Copyrighted content </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Web based </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Online </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple collaborators </li></ul><ul><li>Open source </li></ul><ul><li>Shared conten </li></ul>
  18. 18. First Steps: Ning <ul><li>Ning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is it? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Social network </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Members create profiles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Event Listings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion Forums </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shows Real-Time Activity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Add Videos, Images, Widgets </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 19. First Steps: Ning Continued <ul><li>How you will use the Ning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Respond to Discussion Forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New topic will be posted each week </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Respond to at least 2 class members </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Meant as a way to share ideas and help each other through the course </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Way to contact the instructor and gain assistance between classes </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Nings to Look At <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  21. 21. Week 1 Assignment <ul><li>Join the Ning for our class </li></ul><ul><li>Post your individual response to the KWL Discussion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Respond to two other participants </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Join another Ning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Respond to the Ning Discussion telling what Ning you joined and why </li></ul></ul>