Podcasts, Blogs, And Wikis, Oh My


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Presentation from AATSP 2009 Annual Conference at Albuquerque, NM in July. Uses of Podcasts, Blogs, and Wikis in the Spanish classroom.

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Podcasts, Blogs, And Wikis, Oh My

  1. 1. Welcome to: Podcasts, Blogs and Wikis, Oh My! Jason Noble, Spanish Teacher, Ogden HS, Ogden, IA E-mail: jasonoble@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/senornoble Website: www.srnoblepresenta.wikispaces.com/ Blog: www.senornoble.blogspot.com LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/senornoble
  2. 2. Podcasts, Blogs, and Wikis, Oh My! Jason Noble Ogden H.S. Ogden, IA 2009 AATSP Conference
  3. 3. “To be a teacher you must be a prophet - because you are trying to prepare people for a world thirty to fifty years into the future.” - Gordon Brown, MIT -
  4. 4. "Technology is anything invented after you were born, everything else is just stuff" -Alan Kay
  5. 5. Podcasting
  6. 6. What is a Podcast? The Official Definition: A podcast is an episodic program delivered via the Internet using an XML protocol called RSS. Podcast episodes can be audio files, video files, documents, or any combination of the three. The publisher or broadcaster podcasts the program by posting the episodes and the XML document to a Web server. The consumer subscribes to the podcast using a client application, such as iTunes, which regularly reads the XML file and downloads new episodes. Taken from Apple iTunes website. http://www.apple.com/itunes/whatson/podcasts/fanfaq.html
  7. 7. What is a Podcast? (cont.) The “Plain English” Definition: A podcast most commonly refers to an audio file, but can also be a video (vodcast) or text file, that is subscribed to via a web format known as an RSS feed (Rich Site Summary). Whenever the podcaster updates or adds content, the RSS feed sends the new content to an aggregator like iTunes or other sites. Taken from Jason Noble’s brain (2/26/09).
  8. 8. How To Begin Using Podcasts Beginner - Listen to/Subscribe to World Language Podcasts/Vodcasts. - Create a list of Podcasts for your students.
  9. 9. How To Begin Using Podcasts Intermediate In addition to the beginner ideas… - Create a podcast for your class or to share with other language teachers. - Listen to a podcast as a class activity.
  10. 10. How To Begin Using Podcasts Advanced In addition to the beginner and intermediate ideas… - Have your students create a podcast. - Collaborate with other classrooms via podcasts.
  11. 11. So What do I need? Necessary: Optional: - Computer with - iPod or other mp3 internet connection Player (to listen on - Computer the go) Microphone * - Audio editor (Audacity.com is a * You can record from your free web tool) phone using the website: www.drop.io
  12. 12. Getting Podcasts You can subscribe to “podcasts” in the generic sense through any number of free aggregator sites, including iTunes. Free Aggregator sites: - Podcast Ready - Miro - Juice - iTunes
  13. 13. Some Podcasts to Check Out Chato, El Chico Peruano - vodcast Notes In Spanish Cody’s Cuentos Coffee Break Spanish Spanish News Bites Spanish Podcasts Extraviados – “Lost” recap in Spanish
  14. 14. Chato, El Chico Peruano
  15. 15. Misc. Podcast Links  Sample rubric for Podcast activity.  Poducate Me – Online guide to Podcasting
  16. 16. Uses of Podcasts in a FL Classroom Student Uses: Teacher Uses: - Listen to authentic - Listen to authentic content/speakers content/speakers - Creating audio - Pronunciation Guides activities - Oral Assessment - Using language outside - Home Communication of the classroom - ACTFL “Communities” - Listen to teacher Standard created audio. - Technology Integration
  17. 17. Questions or Comments?
  18. 18. Blogs
  19. 19. What is a blog? A blog (a contraction of the term "weblog") is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. - Definition taken from Wikipedia 6/24/09 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog
  20. 20. An Example (My Blog): Date, Title RSS Feed Blog Post Profile http://senornoble.blogspot.com/
  21. 21. Where can I get a Blog?  Class Blogmeister. Created as a blogging platform specifically for educators, this free service will get you and your students blogging in no time. An added bonus to this service is that it is rarely blocked by school filters due to it’s specific safety features.  Edublogs. Another blogging platform made just for educators, this service is based on WordPress, so comes with all the features of WordPress. Another benefit of Edublogs is the short and simple URLs for the blogs that make it easy to share with parents.  WordPress. Get a free blog with WordPress and you will also have access to plenty of tools such as spellcheck, integrated stats tracker, and spam protection. This is one of the more popular blogging platforms.  Blogger. Another popular blogging publisher, Blogger is teamed up with Google and offers lots of tools to make your blogging experience easier. You will need a Google account to create a blog with these folks.  TypePad. TypePad lets you select from thousands of designs and has lots of widgets, custom banners, and more. However, this service is not free. You can take advantage of a free trial before you decide to pay the low monthly fee or annual subscription, though.
  22. 22. Where can I get a Blog? (cont.)  LiveJournal. In addition to providing a blog, LiveJournal also makes it easy to create a social network through the blogs. This might work great for your class if all the students will have their own blog as well.  Moveable Type. Another free blog publisher, Moveable Type offers many of the same features as the others with a spam blocker, templates, and more.  Tumblr. Not really a full-fledged blogging platform, Tumblr is designed for smaller posts and a much more personalized experience. If you aren’t ready to go the way of the blog, this might be a good way to get your feet wet.  Windows Live Writer. Get a Space in Windows Live and download Live Writer to start blogging with this publisher. You can connect with others, post video, and more with Live Writer.  Thingamablog. All you need to get started with this blog platform is FTP, SFTP, or access to a server. The setup wizard will guide you through the steps of getting your blog in place. From: http://www.teachingtips.com/blog/2008/07/21/50-useful-blogging-to / Check out this article for even more great tips on using blogs in your classroom.
  23. 23. How To Begin Using Blogs Beginner - Read/Subscribe to Ed. Tech/World Language Blogs. - Connect with teacher bloggers. - Create your own private blog. - Play around with your blog. …before you integrate technology into your classroom, you've got to integrate it into your life. - R. Richard Wojewodzki (@TeachPaperless) via Twitter 6/23/09
  24. 24. How To Begin Using Blogs Intermediate In addition to the beginner ideas… - Make your blog public. - Use your blog for posting class assignments. - Use your blog to post useful links for your students. - Have students read and then post a comment on your blog or another blog.
  25. 25. How To Begin Using Blogs Advanced In addition to the beginner and intermediate ideas… - Have your students set up a blog for class. - Have your students blog for an assignment. - Have your students blog for multiple assignments. - Have your students post comments on each other’s blogs.
  26. 26. Uses of Blogs in a FL Classroom Student Uses: Teacher Uses: - Expand your PLN - Read authentic content - Collaboration - Student Journaling - Class Blog - Place for reaction/ - Student/Teacher Announcements response to material - Home Communication - Individual and - ACTFL “Communities” Collaborative Projects Standard - Technology Integration
  27. 27. Questions or Comments?
  28. 28. Wikis Hawaiian for “easy”
  29. 29. Wikis & Bulletin Boards: An Analogy A wiki is a website version of a community bulletin board. Both are places where anyone within a community is free to publicly post announcements, ads, ideas, and/or solicitations. The main difference is that wikis allow the items that are posted to be edited, reworked, and remixed.
  30. 30. Wikis & Bulletin Boards: An Analogy (cont.) Imagine that you are looking at a community bulletin board. What if you could digitally edit a misspelled want-ad, or add artwork, music or other types of files to a concert flyer to make it more useful or aesthetically pleasing? Finally, what if your bulletin board could be viewed not only by local residents, but by the whole world…? That would be a wiki.
  31. 31. Teachers need to stop saying, “Hand it in,” and start saying “Publish It.” - Alan November
  32. 32. A FREE Wiki Site : K-12 wikis fe ature all the be ne fits of our Plus s e rvic e : wikis pac e s . c om  full privac y , only the pe ople you allow in c an s e e your wiki - My s e rvic e of c hoic e .  no adve rtis ing , your online Wikis pac e s is ve ry e as y to us e , c las s room will re m ain ad -fre e it has be e n re liable , and the  unlim ite d us e , as m any us e rs , be s t thing is that K-12 te ac he rs pag e s , e dits , and file s , as you like , no lim its c an g e t a Plus m e m be rs hip upg rade for FREE!  a c us tom izable look and fe e l , s o you c an m ake it fe e l like hom e The offe r is worldwide and is available for any wiki that is us e d e xc lus ive ly for K-12 (prim ary and s e c ondary ) e duc ation .
  33. 33. More FREE Wiki Site s : In addition to - we tpaint. c om wikis pac e s , - wikidot. c om he re are s om e - pbworks . c om othe r FREE (formerly pbwik i.com) wiki s ite s that you m ig ht want wiki . c om to c he c k out. Search Wik is wikim atrix . c om Compare Wik is
  34. 34. Uses of Wikis in a FL Classroom Student Uses: Teacher Uses: - Student Website - Class Website - Student/Teacher - Student Workspace Collaboration - Projects - Teacher/Teacher - Collaborative Textbook Collaboration - Announcements Home - Technology Integration Communication - ACTFL “Communities” Standard
  35. 35. Questions or Comments?
  36. 36. THE END View this presentation online: Slide Share: http://www.slideshare.net/asturias_noble/podcasts-blogs-and-wikis-oh-my Slide Six: http://slidesix.com/view/Podcasts-Blogs-and-Wikis-Oh-My All pictures taken from Stock.xchng (www.sxc.hu) or Flickr (www.flickr.com)
  37. 37. Podcasts, Blogs and Wikis, Oh My! Jason Noble, Spanish Teacher, Ogden HS, Ogden, IA E-mail: jasonoble@gmail.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/senornoble Website: www.srnoblepresenta.wikispaces.com/ Blog: www.senornoble.blogspot.com LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/senornoble