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  1. 1. No More Scraps of Paper on the Floor<br />An Introduction to Glogster and VoiceThread<br />By Bruce DuBoff, Librarian, Pennsauken Public Schools<br />
  2. 2. What is this web 2.0 stuff anyway?<br /><ul><li>Term coined in 2005 by publisher Tim O’Reilly
  3. 3. Collaborative online applications at least partially defined by the ability to share them
  4. 4. The network is the platform; for all of you linguistics fans, it’s like Marshall McLuhan’s “The medium is the message.”
  5. 5. Applications get better as more people use them
  6. 6. Creativity plus mixing and remixing
  7. 7. Our students are “digital natives”
  8. 8. Media and gadgets common throughout everyday life
  9. 9. Enjoy media and carry it everywhere
  10. 10. Internet is center of revolution/paradigm shift—ubiquitous
  11. 11. Multitasking is a way of life
  12. 12. Ordinary folks can be artists, directors, musicians, publishers, storytellers using Web 2.0 apps
  13. 13. Everything will change even more in coming years!</li></ul>Our students are daring us to tread on “their ground.” Let’s accept!<br />
  14. 14. What standards Do web 2.0 apps meet?<br /><ul><li>Language Arts Literacy: In order to build Web 2.0 content, Students must:
  15. 15. Read other material (3.1)
  16. 16. Write and create original material (3.2)
  17. 17. Talk into a mic, in front of the class, or both (3.3)
  18. 18. Listen to other content and presentations (3.4)
  19. 19. Construct meaning through media (3.5)</li></li></ul><li>What standards Do web 2.0 apps meet?<br /><ul><li>Mathematics 4.5 features Problem Solving, Communication, Connections, Reasoning, Representations, and Technology
  20. 20. Science—from the CCCS website: “Scientific proficiency encompasses . . . use of scientific knowledge and scientific ways of thinking for individual and social purposes.”
  21. 21. Social Studies mission (from the CCCS website): “Social studies education provides learners with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives needed to become active, informed citizens and contributing members of local, state, national, and global communities in the digital age.”
  22. 22. The World Languages mission is “. . . to communicate face-to-face and by virtual means in appropriate ways”
  23. 23. No need to discuss the Technology Standards
  24. 24. 21st-Century Life and Careers Mission: “21st-century life and career skills enable students to make informed decisions that prepare them to engage as active citizens in a dynamic global society and to successfully meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st-century global workplace.” </li></li></ul><li>Remember the Tri-Fold?<br />You cut and pasted from magazines.<br />What is wrong with this picture?<br />You put your title top center<br /><ul><li>Static
  25. 25. Not engaging after initial reaction
  26. 26. Flat and two-dimensional
  27. 27. No video, sound, movement
  28. 28. Falls apart, rips, crinkles and crumbles
  29. 29. Kids think it’s boring and unnecessary
  30. 30. What the %*!$# do you do with it when you’re done?!?!</li></ul>Your main picture went here<br />It got pretty messy, especially if, like me, you weren’t particularly good at this stuff<br />A caption said something like, Although they disbanded in 1970, The Beatles continue to be the primary influence for many of today’s bands.<br />
  31. 31. Remember Cassette recorders?<br />Bulky, unattractive<br />Poor quality<br />Tapes degrade over time<br />Cassettes and reel-to-reel were a real pain in the posterior<br />
  32. 32. The Cure for boring <br />Web 2.0!<br />Let’s take a look at two apps<br />
  33. 33. gLOGSTER<br /><ul><li>Online poster maker
  34. 34. Can include audio, video, clip art, downloaded images, etc.
  35. 35. Basic version is free
  36. 36. Kids of all ages love it
  37. 37. Glogs can be easily embedded in wikis and other websites
  38. 38. www.edu.glogster.com</li></li></ul><li>VoiceThread<br /><ul><li>Records your voice and can attach it to any uploaded image
  39. 39. Makes voice-moderated presentations
  40. 40. Kids love to hear their own voices
  41. 41. How many ways can you have folks meet the Speaking and Presentation standards?
  42. 42. Can communicate and share across the globe
  43. 43. Can share and comment on other VoiceThreads
  44. 44. Basic service free for everyone
  45. 45. www.voicethread.com</li></li></ul><li>The best place to learn about this stuff<br />It Surprised the $*@!!%# out of me<br />YouTube!<br />Glogster in 90 seconds<br />
  46. 46. www.edu.glogster.com<br />www.voicethread.com<br />Where to go to start the fun!<br /><ul><li>You will need to register—it’s pretty easy
  47. 47. There are excellent tutorials on each website
  48. 48. Play with them before you introduce them to your students
  49. 49. The best way to learn how to do it is to play with it
  50. 50. It’s online, so you cannot harm your computer by doing something wrong</li></li></ul><li>Contact info<br />Bruce DuBoff<br />Librarian<br />Howard M. Phifer Middle School Pennsauken Intermediate School<br />8201 Park Avenue 8201 Park Avenue <br />Pennsauken, NJ 08109 Pennsauken, NJ 08109<br />bduboff@pennsauken.net (856) 662-8501, ext. 1137<br />(856) 662-8511, ext. 4536 Fax: (856) 662-5387<br />Fax: (856) 486-1422 http://ww2.pennsauken.net/pim<br />http://ww2.pennsauken.net/pms<br />http://phiferbooks.blogspot.com<br />WEBSITE FOR PRESENTATION: http://glogsterandvoicethread.wikispaces.com<br />