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Web 2.0 Workshop


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Web 2.0 workshop for teachers in the K-12 schools, and college teachers or anyone else looking for web 2.0 solutions to common instructional problems

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Web 2.0 Workshop

  1. 1. Web 2.0: Cool Tools for Teachers and the Classroom Staci Trekles Clinical Asst. Professor Purdue University Calumet
  2. 2. Workshop Outline <ul><li>By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe the concept of “Web 2.0” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>List the different categories of Web 2.0 applications and describe the basic functions of each one </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access and utilize at least one popular and “classroom-friendly” application/site currently available in each Web 2.0 category </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe some of the safety considerations to keep in mind when introducing students to online environments, as well as ways to minimize potential dangers </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. So What is “Web 2.0” Anyhow? <ul><li>A movement on the Web toward more creative, social, user-driven sites </li></ul><ul><li>In Web 2.0 websites, communities of like-minded people shape the content of the site </li></ul><ul><li>Being “for the people” means that many services are free of cost to the users </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FaceBook and LinkedIn allow users to post personal profiles, send messages, and share media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia is a Web-based compendium of knowledge created by people from all over the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moodle could be considered a complete Web 2.0 package of products, as it can use many tools to allow you to create an entire online course </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Blogs <ul><li>A site that works like a public, online diary, allowing the author to post stories that others can read and comment on </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent for diaries, question-and-answer dialogue between students and teachers or content experts </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended Sites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> (includes extras like file sharing and discussion) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> (micro-blog) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ideas for the Classroom: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Wikis <ul><li>A site created by its users; anyone who is allowed to do so may edit the content of the wiki site at will </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent for project planning and group-writing/group-creation activities </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended Sites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ideas for the Classroom: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Podcasting <ul><li>Media files that can be posted for users to “subscribe” to, allowing automatic downloads of new episodes to be replayed on the computer or an MP3 player </li></ul><ul><li>Can be audio or video, or a combination of both, and can be produced by teachers or students, or downloaded from 1000’s of free educational content providers </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended Sites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ideas for the Classroom: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Social Bookmarking <ul><li>An online list of bookmarks, categorized by keywords (“tags”) and available to other members </li></ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking allows different people to create and post customized resource lists of sites related to any number of topics </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended Sites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> (bookmarks are of places in the world, with linked information) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ideas for the Classroom: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Social Networking <ul><li>Multi-feature environments where people can post pictures, personal profiles, blog, send messages to one another, play games, and more </li></ul><ul><li>Profiles are generally restricted only to members within the user’s “network” of friends, allowing friends to connect semi-privately </li></ul><ul><li>When a new friend is added to someone’s network, that friend is also part of all of his/her networked friends’ networks </li></ul><ul><li>Can also allow for organization of information – sort of a mix of a discussion forum and a learning management system </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended Sites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> (real-time networking) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ideas for the Classroom: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Media Sharing <ul><li>Allows for the posting, sharing, categorization, and commenting of media on the web (primarily photos and videos) </li></ul><ul><li>Searches can be performed on keywords assigned to media to put them into categories (known as “tagging”) </li></ul><ul><li>Media sharing is different from podcasting in that everything is shared directly on the Web </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended Sites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> (tutorials for technology apps) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ideas for the Classroom: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Presenting and Media Creation <ul><li>Allows for participation in the Web 2.0 movement in a creative, expressive way </li></ul><ul><li>Students love to express themselves and use the cultural messages they care about to do so </li></ul><ul><li>Remixing and presentation through the Web allows this to happen </li></ul><ul><li>Try NML’s Learning Library with student challenges and lessons! </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended Sites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ideas for the Classroom: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Quizzing and Surveys <ul><li>Allows for informal and even formal assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can customize surveys and quizzes, or even find practice quizzes in different subjects for self-assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Most sites provide extra services, like more questions or better data tracking, with a paid subscription </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended Sites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ideas for the Classroom: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Document Sharing <ul><li>Allows for sharing information such as presentation slides, documents, spreadsheets, forms, and more </li></ul><ul><li>Google in particular has a wealth of free tools available, including an entire Web 2.0-based office suite! </li></ul><ul><li>Advantage in online document sharing is that you can share and collaboratively edit documents with anyone you choose </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended Sites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ideas for the Classroom: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Virtual Worlds <ul><li>An immersive online environment, much like a cross between a video game and a social network </li></ul><ul><li>Not like a game in that there is no fixed goal; users merely interact with each other, and build and share virtual items and content </li></ul><ul><li>Popular in businesses and colleges as a way for people to “meet” without being face to face, but still retaining a more social aspect than email </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended Sites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ideas for the Classroom: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. “ Mashups” <ul><li>Mashups let you create cool combinations of online services, including other Web 2.0 tools like media sharing </li></ul><ul><li>In other words, you can create, for example, a tool that lets students search for images of historical places that also gives them a Google Earth view of the place, and a Wikipedia article about it </li></ul><ul><li>Mashups also include “widgets” or micro-mashups that you can insert onto other sites </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended Sites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ideas for the Classroom: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Issues of Safety in the Web 2.0 World <ul><li>Web 2.0 services are typically free and open-access, meaning that anyone with a computer and Internet access can log in </li></ul><ul><li>It also means that whatever one posts is available for EVERYONE else to see </li></ul><ul><li>For this reason, it is important for our students to understand responsible and smart Internet use now more than ever before! </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended Sites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use these sites with students, parents, and other educators ASAP! </li></ul><ul><li>For example, go through the iSafe certification program (it’s free) and lead others through the training as well </li></ul>
  16. 17. So, what are your favorites? <ul><li>My personal favorites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Apps for Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moodle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AtomicLearning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. Resources and References <ul><li>Staci’s contact info: </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Website: </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare: </li></ul>
  18. 19. Resources and References <ul><li>More Tutorials: </li></ul><ul><li>EduBlogs videos tutorials: </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces Help Index: </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribing to podcasts (and more) with Apple iTunes: </li></ul><ul><li>Creating your own podcast: </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs tutorial: </li></ul>
  19. 20. Resources and References <ul><li>More Tutorials: </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle for Teachers: </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook in Education: </li></ul><ul><li>Imbee Help and Insights for Teachers: </li></ul><ul><li> Help and Tutorials: </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Tube Frequently Asked Questions: </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding Flickr Features: </li></ul>
  20. 21. Resources and References <ul><li>More Tutorials: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prezi tutorial: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Glogster tutorial: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jing screencasting and sharing: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second Life and Teen Second Life support: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Club Penguin Tutorials: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using Yahoo! Pipes: </li></ul></ul>
  21. 22. Thank you! <ul><li>Website for this workshop: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Presented by Staci Trekles </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Purdue University Calumet </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>