Web 2.0 Professional Development


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Web 2.0 Professional Development

  1. 1. Brett J. Millán, Ed.D South Texas College
  2. 2. The New Wave
  3. 3. What do we want to accomplish? <ul><li>Create more student engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Improve student learning </li></ul><ul><li>Help the student internalize the information </li></ul>And do this without taking so much time that we can’t get anything else done!
  4. 4. What is Web 2.0? <ul><ul><li>The Web is the Platform on which programs run; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Users control their own data ; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Users Interact with sites --they don’t just read them; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sites are not platform/machine dependent, so scalability is cost-effective ; AND </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Massive socialization is possible . </li></ul></ul>Image courtesy http://www.goammedia.net It is a collection of technologies that have changed the way we use the Web. It is best defined by its characteristics:
  5. 5. Flickr
  6. 6. Flickr <ul><li>Flickr , among other things, can be used as a virtual field trip, to explain architectural concepts, photography, tell a story, and explain principles of art. </li></ul><ul><li>It can also be used to have students comment and annotate images and lecture material. </li></ul><ul><li>DEProjects Photostream </li></ul>
  7. 7. Big Huge Labs
  8. 8. Big Huge Labs <ul><li>Big Huge Labs has created a variety of tools for people to manipulate imagines found primarily on Flickr. However, many of these tools can be used to “spice” up assignments that otherwise would be rote learning. </li></ul><ul><li>None of these require use of Flickr though. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Magazine Cover Creator </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Trading Card Creator </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Motivational Poster Creator </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Magazine Cover Creator <ul><li>Creating a Cover forces a student to critically think about elements that convey particular meanings for an audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore, students can use it to create summaries, convey aesthetic judgments, learn about the relationship between text and image--these are just some ideas. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/magazine.php </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sample Magazine Cover </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Magazine Cover
  11. 11. Trading Card Creator <ul><li>Like Magazine Covers, creating Trading Cards force students to critically think about the elements that will convey particular meanings for an audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore, students can use trading cards to summarize important information while learning about the relationship between text and images. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/deck.php </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Trading Cards
  13. 13. Motivational Poster Creator <ul><li>Motivational Posters are seen in many offices, and we tend to ignore them now. Nevertheless, this creator can be used to have students understand denotations and connotations of words, or even as a method of reinforcing literary terms. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/motivator.php </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sample Poster </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Motivational Poster
  15. 15. ToonDoo <ul><li>For many years, cartoons have been used to educate (e.g. political cartoons) , tell a story (e.g. Egyptian tomb paintings) , and to story board (e.g. commercials/ads) . Cartoons can now be incorporated for both illustrating a concept or as student assignments. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.toondoo.com/ </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. ToonDoo
  17. 17. Sample Toons
  18. 18. Zoho
  19. 19. Zoho Creator/Google Forms <ul><li>Both Zoho and Google have online office suites, including database handling, so how can these be used in online education? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Folklore Collections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Information </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. As An iFrame Page <ul><li>Google Forms Can be Embedded into BlackBoard as iFrame pages too! </li></ul><ul><li><iframe src=&quot;http://spreadsheets.google.com/embeddedform?key=qOv0j9vlpv8BJt1NM8oU8cA&quot; width=&quot;500&quot; height=&quot;581&quot; frameborder=&quot;0&quot; marginheight=&quot;0&quot; marginwidth=&quot;0&quot;>Loading...</iframe> </li></ul>
  21. 21. SlideShare <ul><li>Slideshare is a service where people can upload their PowerPoints and share them with the world. The presentations are converted into a flash-type file with player controls, and the result can be embedded on web pages. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pedagogy 2.0 Presentation </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. SlideShare
  23. 23. So how else can we use these technologies for improved pedagogy? <ul><li>Open Discussion </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Thank you very much for your time, attention, and participation! </li></ul><ul><li>To continue the discussion or for any other information, please email me at [email_address] </li></ul>
  25. 25. Any Questions?