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    1. 1. Web 2.0 and Its Amazing Possibilities Amy Hopkins [email_address] This work is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license
    2. 2. <ul><li>How can Web 2.0 help me be a better teacher? </li></ul>
    3. 3. 21 st Century Learners
    4. 4. <ul><li>Their goal: to ensure that today’s students are well prepared to be tomorrow’s innovators, leaders and engaged citizens of the world. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Basics of the Survey <ul><li>Data collected through online surveys and verified through a series of focus groups and interviews. </li></ul><ul><li>Since fall 2003, over 1.2 million K-12 students, teachers, administrators and parents representing over 14,000 schools in all 50 states. </li></ul><ul><li>Data represents the largest collection of authentic input on education, technology, 21st century skills and schools of the future . </li></ul>
    6. 6. What do students do regularly with technology outside of school? <ul><li>Gaming over 64% of students play online </li></ul><ul><li>Download music #1 activity by MS and HS students </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking 40% of middle school students </li></ul><ul><li>67% of high school students </li></ul><ul><li>Email, IM, text messaging over 50% of HS students </li></ul>
    7. 7. Survey Conclusions…. <ul><li>This year 60% of parents and 73% of teachers rate good technology skills as important </li></ul><ul><li>74% of high school students consistently identify good tech skills as the #1 skill they need to be successful in the 21st century. </li></ul><ul><li>Only 23% of those students feel that their school is doing a good job preparing them for future jobs. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Survey Conclusions…. <ul><li>Since 2004, students’ discontent with school rules that limit their access to technology at school has grown by 46% </li></ul><ul><li>School rules keep them from using tools they use everyday </li></ul><ul><li>The other major obstacle today is the teacher – over 40% of students think so! </li></ul>
    9. 9. Find the full report: <ul><li>http://www.tomorrow.org/docs/National%20Findings%20Speak%20Up%202007.pdf </li></ul>
    10. 10. Web 2.0 – The Read/Write Web <ul><li>Describes the changing trends in the use of World Wide Web technology and web design </li></ul><ul><li>Simplified online content creation </li></ul><ul><li>Users can focus on: Ideas Creativity Collaboration Technical know-how unimportant Usually publically accessible Andy Carvin, Embracing Web 2.0 for an Education 1.0 Universe </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>Web 2.0 can help you be a better teacher! </li></ul>
    13. 13. Google Accounts <ul><li>Many of Google’s newest tools require you to have a free Google account [which is not the same as a Gmail account]. </li></ul>
    14. 14. iGoogle <ul><li>Personalized homepage for Google Account holders </li></ul><ul><li>It was originally launched in May 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>Its features include the capability to add web feeds and Google Gadgets of particular interest to user </li></ul><ul><li>Custom background themes </li></ul>
    15. 16. Google Toolbar <ul><li>Bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Custom Buttons </li></ul><ul><li>Settings on toolbar can be accessed from any computer with the toolbar </li></ul><ul><li>Download at: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.filehippo.com/download_google_toolbar_ie/ </li></ul>
    16. 17. Vocabulary Needed! <ul><li>RSS – “Really Simple Syndication” The ability of web content to be shared and republished </li></ul>
    17. 18. RSS in Plain English – The Common Craft Show
    18. 19. AGGREGATORS
    19. 20. What is an Aggregator? <ul><li>Holds a list of web sites and resources that offer RSS feeds. </li></ul><ul><li>When it’s opened the aggregator retrieves the information from each RSS feed page listed. </li></ul><ul><li>Once subscribed to a feed, an aggregator is able to check for new content at user-determined intervals and retrieve the update. </li></ul>
    20. 21. Google Reader <ul><ul><li>Stay up to date Google Reader constantly checks favorite news sites and blogs for new content, whether a site updates daily or monthly. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Simplify your reading experience Shows all favorite sites in one convenient place. It's like a personalized inbox for the entire web. </li></ul><ul><li>Discover new content Millions of sites publish feeds with their latest updates, and the integrated feed search makes it easy to find new content that is interesting. </li></ul>
    21. 23. BLOGS
    22. 24. Blogs <ul><li>A weblog (usually shortened to blog ) is a web-based publication consisting primarily of articles </li></ul><ul><li>Most often, articles are listed in reverse chronological order. </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging is the posting of journal-like pages to a website. These pages can contain photos or media - mainly focus on written thoughts posted to a website. </li></ul><ul><li>Typically, a blog &quot;post&quot; can be &quot;commented&quot; on by others, allowing for discussion on the topic. </li></ul>
    23. 25. Courtesy of http://www.weblogcartoons.com/
    24. 26. Blogs to Check Out! <ul><li>Free Tech for Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Jane’s eLearning Pick of the Day </li></ul><ul><li>Resources for Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>100 Most Inspiring and Innovative Blogs for Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>50 Must-Read Up and Coming Blogs </li></ul>
    25. 27. <ul><li>A great resource to find blogs on any subject </li></ul><ul><li>www.blogcatalog.com </li></ul>
    26. 28. AUDIO and Podcasting
    27. 29. Podcasting <ul><li>According to Wikipedia , “A podcast is a series of digital-media files which are distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and computers. </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting is a term coined from the combination of “iPod,” a popular digital audio player, and “broadcast. </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to a podcast feed and then have it automatically delivered to your computer when there is a new episode. </li></ul>Photo Courtesy of Oliver Hartmann
    28. 30. Tech Chick Tips – a podcast I subscribe to
    29. 32. iTunes – search for podcasts
    30. 33. Other Podcast Directories: <ul><li>Podcast Blaster </li></ul><ul><li>Podanza </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast Alley </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Podcast </li></ul>
    32. 35. Google Docs & Spreadsheets <ul><li>docs.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs & Spreadsheets is available to everyone with a Google account. </li></ul><ul><li>Docs & Spreadsheets lets you </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload Word or Excel files or create new documents and spreadsheets online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edit your files online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invite others to edit your files online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View the files’ version histories and roll back to previous versions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publish the finished files to the world as web pages or blog posts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Download the final, edited files as .doc, .rtf, .pdf, .html, and/or .zip files </li></ul></ul>
    33. 36. Google Docs Templates <ul><li>Google Docs now has 314 document, spreadsheet, and presentation templates you are free to use. </li></ul><ul><li>You can create a new document from a template by choosing New > From Template… </li></ul><ul><li>docs.google.com/templates </li></ul>
    34. 37. WIKIS
    35. 38. Wiki <ul><li>Wikis are simple web pages that groups, friends, and families can edit together. </li></ul>From The Common Craft Show
    36. 39. Wikispaces <ul><li>Wikispaces now hosts over 750,000 wikis for over 1,800,000 people. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows educators to have ad-free wikis for classroom use – http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Take a tour - http://www.wikispaces.com/site/tour#introduction </li></ul>
    37. 40. Hardware Review http://mrshoppy.wikispaces.com/Input+Device
    38. 41. Google Sites <ul><li>Google Sites is a free, online, web editor that lets you easily create your own group websites. </li></ul><ul><li>Google even gives you your own URL [sites.google.com/site/ sitename ] and 10 GB of storage for your pages and uploaded files. </li></ul><ul><li>Negative: At this point, no code embed feature </li></ul>
    39. 42. Example of a Student Portfolio created in Google Sites
    40. 43. Other Wiki Resources <ul><li>Wikibooks - A Wikimedia community for creating a free library of educational textbooks that anyone can edit. </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit. </li></ul><ul><li>wikiHow - The How-to Manual That You Can Edit. </li></ul>
    41. 44. VIDEO
    42. 45. Finding Educational Videos for the Classroom <ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>TeacherTube </li></ul><ul><li>SchoolTube </li></ul><ul><li>National Geographic Videos </li></ul><ul><li>The Moving Image Archive </li></ul><ul><li>NOVA Science Videos </li></ul><ul><li>How Stuff Works Videos </li></ul>
    43. 46. Getting Video Ready to Use <ul><li>Many videos don’t come ready for immediate use in the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes download and converting to other formats is necessary. </li></ul><ul><li>My instructions on how to do this are here </li></ul>
    44. 47. Animoto Create video from your pictures. Apply for Animoto in Education account for your students and you will be able to create full-length video, instead of the standard 30 second video.
    46. 49. Social Bookmarking <ul><li>The ability to save and categorize a personal collection of bookmarks and share them with others. </li></ul><ul><li>Users may also take bookmarks saved by others and add them to their own collection, as well as to subscribe to the lists of others. </li></ul>
    47. 50. Social Bookmarking in Plain English From The Common Craft Show
    48. 51. Diigo <ul><li>My Bookmarking site of choice </li></ul><ul><li>Save bookmarks under “tags” allowing me to easily look at categories at any time </li></ul><ul><li>Share my bookmarks with my classes or colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Look at other’s bookmarks for ideas/websites – Look under “Tag Communities” </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.diigo.com/user/ahopkins </li></ul>
    49. 52. IMAGES/PHOTOS
    50. 53. Photo Sharing Sites <ul><li>Act as online storage spaces for photos, with the ability to tag and organize each photo, as well as publishing anyone the user selects. </li></ul><ul><li>Other users have the opportunity to leave comments for the photographer on any image that has been made available. </li></ul><ul><li>Some photo sharing web sites offer the ability to edit photos online, make notes, post photos to a blog and a variety of other features. </li></ul>
    51. 54. Flickr <ul><li>Flickr is an image and video hosting website </li></ul><ul><li>It was one of the earliest Web 2.0 applications – launched in 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to being a popular Web site for users to share personal photographs, the service is widely used by bloggers as a photo warehouse. </li></ul><ul><li>Its popularity has been fueled by its organization tools, which allow photos to be tagged and browsed. </li></ul><ul><li>It claims to host more than 2 billion images. </li></ul>
    52. 56. Flickr Resources <ul><li>Spell with Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr Toys collection </li></ul>
    53. 57. <ul><li>Students can search on Flickr for pictures licensed under a Creative Commons license to use in their presentations and digital stories. </li></ul><ul><li>GREAT JOB FLICKR </li></ul><ul><li>in providing this resource! </li></ul>
    54. 58. Windows MovieMaker project using pictures from Flickr Video Courtesy of Samantha Martin
    55. 59. Cool Text Cool Text is a free graphics generator for web pages and anywhere else you need an impressive logo without a lot of design work.
    56. 60. TypoGenerator <ul><li>Turns a piece of text into a piece of art. </li></ul>
    57. 61. Wordle Generate “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. Thirty Interesting Ways to Use Wordle in the Classroom – http://docs.google.com/Present?docid=dhn2vcv5_157dpbsg9c5
    58. 62. Picnik <ul><li>Picnik is an online photo editing service. Currently it can import photos natively from Facebook, Myspace, Picasa Web Albums, Flickr, Yahoo Image search and also offers options to upload from a computer or to upload from a website. </li></ul>Photo Courtesy of Lexie King
    59. 63. DRAWING
    60. 64. Sumo Paint Picture Courtesy of CJ Tawater Sumo Paint is a free image editing software that gives you the opportunity to create, edit and comment images online with powerful tools and layer support.
    61. 65. Queeky Queeky is an online drawing community with unique drawing tools and creative users from all around the world. CC License - Z22
    62. 66. DoppelMe <ul><li>Create a cool graphical likeness of yourself, your friends, family or any group of people for use as an avatar in forums, instant messenger, blogs and almost anywhere else on the web. </li></ul>
    63. 67. ORGANIZATION
    64. 68. Dial2do <ul><li>Available in 24 Countries </li></ul><ul><li>Dial2Do lets you do common tasks by just calling a number and speaking. Use it to send EMAIL or TEXT messages, record REMINDERS to help you remember things! </li></ul>
    65. 69. <ul><li>A service that allows you to embed documents and files in a webpage or blog instead of having to link to them. </li></ul><ul><li>The files display directly in the browser, no software required. </li></ul>
    66. 70. Webspiration Whether working individually or collaboratively, Webspiration is the new online visual thinking tool.
    67. 71. Google Calendar
    68. 72. MUSIC
    69. 73. Mixter ccMixter.org is a community music site that promotes remix culture and makes samples, remixes, and a cappella tracks licensed under Creative Commons available for download and re-use in creative works.
    70. 74. Jamendo <ul><li>Jamendo is a community of free, legal and unlimited music published under Creative Commons licenses. </li></ul><ul><li>Share your music, download your favorite artists! </li></ul>
    71. 75. Garageband <ul><li>GarageBand.com is a large online community of independent musicians and music fans. </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 1999, the site is used by musicians who seek greater exposure </li></ul><ul><li>The site is also used by music fans to discover new independent artists in the site's vast collection. </li></ul><ul><li>Some is Creative Commons -licensed music content </li></ul>Good Times by Kevin Mitchum
    72. 76. Internet Radio <ul><li>Pandora </li></ul><ul><li>theRadio.com </li></ul><ul><li>Jango </li></ul>
    73. 77. QUIZ AND POLLING
    74. 78. Poll Daddy <ul><li>With your free account from PollDaddy you can create surveys and polls for your website, blog and social network profiles. </li></ul>
    75. 80. WORKS CITED <ul><li>&quot;Podcast.&quot; Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia . 23 Jan 2009, 23:03 UTC. 25 Jan 2009 < http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Podcast&oldid=266008188 >. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;GarageBand.com.&quot; Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia . 2 Jan 2009, 03:29 UTC. 26 Jan 2009 < http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=GarageBand.com&oldid=261381266 >. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;CcMixter.&quot; Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia . 19 Jan 2009, 09:22 UTC. 26 Jan 2009 < http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=CcMixter&oldid=265047264 >. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Flickr.&quot; Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia . 25 Jan 2009, 13:35 UTC. 26 Jan 2009 < http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Flickr&oldid=266310181 >. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;repository.&quot; Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition . Philip Lief Group 2008. 26 Jan. 2009. <Thesaurus.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/repository >. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Web 2.0.&quot; Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia . 3 Feb 2009, 22:35 UTC. 3 Feb 2009 < http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Web_2.0&oldid=268346393 >. </li></ul><ul><li>Hicks, Mark A., and illustrator.. &quot;100% stamp (in color) - Clip Art Gallery.&quot; Discovery Education Classroom Resources . 6 May 2009 <http://school.discoveryeducation.com/clipart/clip/100-4c.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;How many blogs would a weblog blog if a weblog could blog blogs? on Flickr - Photo Sharing!.&quot; Welcome to Flickr - Photo Sharing . 3 May 2009 <http://www.flickr.com/photos/dullhunk/2455108316/>. </li></ul><ul><li>Pollard, Rebecca. &quot;tex playing video games on Flickr - Photo Sharing!.&quot; Welcome to Flickr - Photo Sharing . 6 May 2009 <http://www.flickr.com/photos/34396501@N00/58694182/>. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    76. 81. <ul><li>&quot;*** GIRL IN BLUE by z22 ***.&quot; Queeky - Social drawing! - QUEEKY - Social drawing . 25 Jan. 2009 <http://www.queeky.com/gallery/display/29029/2>. </li></ul><ul><li>Mitchum, Kevin . &quot;Band Profile - Kevin Mitchum.&quot; Good Times . 25 Jan. 2009 <www.garageband.com/song?|pe1|S8LTM0LdsaSiYVizYG4>. </li></ul><ul><li>Schrock, Kathy. &quot;Web 2.0 Tools:Communicate, Collaborate,Compose, Create and Contribute.&quot; Web 2.0 . 19 Jan. 2009 <kathyschrock.net/web20/schrock_web20.pdf>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;iGoogle logo.&quot; iGoogle logo . 9 Jan. 1922 <userlogos.org/files/logos/sjdvda/iGoogle2.png>. </li></ul><ul><li>Carvin, Andy . &quot;Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: Embracing Web 2.0 in an Education 1.0 Universe.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth . 27 Jan. 2009 <http://www.andycarvin.com/archives/2006/07/embracing_web_20_in.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>Nalts, Kevin. &quot;100 Favorite Web 2.0 Words to Say.&quot; YouTube . 28 Jan. 2009 <www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPYLn2QblNI&feature=related>. </li></ul><ul><li>Hartmann, Oliver. &quot;Podcast Wallpaper on Flickr - Photo Sharing!.&quot; Welcome to Flickr - Photo Sharing . 27 Jan. 2009 <http://www.flickr.com/photos/ollyhart/123420044/>. </li></ul><ul><li>Richardson, Will. Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms . Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;21st Century Students Deserve a 21st Century Education.&quot; Speak Up 2007 for Students, Teachers, Parents & School Leaders Selected National Findings - April 8, 2008 . 1 May 2009 <www.tomorrow.org/docs/National%20Findings%20Speak </li></ul>
    77. 82. <ul><li>&quot;21st Century Skills - Communication, collaboration, problem-solving and critical thinking | Verizon Thinkfinity.&quot; Free lesson plans and educational resources | Thinkfinity . 1 May 2009 <http://www.thinkfinity.org/21st_Century_Learners.aspx>. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;21st Century Students Deserve a 21st Century Education.&quot; Speak Up 2007 for Students, Teachers, Parents & School Leaders Selected National Findings - April 8, 2008 . 1 May 2009 <www.tomorrow.org/docs/National%20Findings%20Speak%20Up%202007.pdf>. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;email.&quot; iCLIPART - millions of downloadable royalty-free clipart images, photos, web graphics, sounds and fonts by subscription . 1 May 2009 <http://www.iclipart.com/download.php?iid=204588&submit=&keys=email&notkeys=&start=70&andor=AND&colour=&s1=&s2=&release1=&release2=&previewcheck=&cat=All&type=REGULAR&rows=5&jump=0&period=&collection=&tl=clipart>. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;iPod.&quot; iCLIPART - millions of downloadable royalty-free clipart images, photos, web graphics, sounds and fonts by subscription . 1 May 2009 <http://www.iclipart.com/download.php?iid=208493&submit=&keys=ipod&notkeys=&start=0&andor=AND&colour=&s1=&s2=&release1=&release2=&previewcheck=&cat=All&type=REGULAR&rows=5&jump=0&period=&collection=&tl=clipart>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Brainwashed Radio - The Podcast Edition.&quot; Brainwashed . 3 May 2009 <www.brainwashed.com/podcast/nodcast.gif>. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Glasgow, Michael. &quot;Not a fan....Cell phone screens @ game on Flickr - Photo Sharing!.&quot; Welcome to Flickr - Photo Sharing . 6 May 2009 <http://www.flickr.com/photos/glasgows/444576998/>. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    78. 83. Amy Hopkins [email_address] Resources for this presentation: http://techisthefuture.wikispaces.com Resources for another Web 2.0 presentation: http://tcea2009.wikispaces.com