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Engage Your Students  With Free  Web 2.0 Tools Britt Watwood, Ed.D. Virginia Commonwealth University
 
Welcome !
Some initial thoughts on instructional technology…
 
“ I believe that the motion picture is destined to revolutionize our education system and that in a few years it will supp...
 
" New technologies are always used to do old tasks--until some driving force causes them to be used in new ways.&quot...
How Have Recent Changes on the Web Opened Up Opportunities for Teaching and Learning?
2004 2004 2008 1998 2007 2005 2003 2001 2003 2005 2008 2004 2006 2008 1999 2005 2005 2005 2004 2007
Today’s Web <ul><li>Unprecedented access to information </li></ul><ul><li>Freely available web-based tools </li></ul><ul><...
What do we know about  Today’s  students ?
ECAR Study of  Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2008 <ul><li>Fifth consecutive year of study </li></ul><...
Student Computer Internet Activity <ul><li>Average use of electronic devices exceeds 19 hours / week </li></ul><ul><ul><ul...
Student Computer / Internet Activity <ul><li>86.4% online shopping </li></ul><ul><li>73.8% send instant messages </li></ul...
Student Preferences for IT use in Courses
Small Loosely Pieces Joined
Who Here Saves Websites? Favorites  Bookmarks
 
Making Meaning From Tags Wordcloud based on Gettysburg Address
It’s deliciously simple!
Find Website You Like & Click “TAG”
Add Comments Add Tags Suggested Tags Your Network
Saved By 170 Other…
Note
Social Connections Interconnections between Gabriela Grosseck,  Eduardo Pierano, and myself http://twoantennas.com/project...
=  Organization
Who Here Reads  Newspapers?
How Does One Read a  Newspaper?
RSS is like reading newspaper
What is RSS?
From  “ Push ”  to  “ Pull ”
RSS in Plain English http://snipurl.com/1w8wi
<ul><li>Need Google Account </li></ul><ul><li>This also gives you: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
“ My”  Google  Reader
133,000,000 blogs
 
 
How Could Blogs  Be Used Instructionally?
Blogs Wikis LMS Content
 
How Could Micro-Blogging  Be Used Instructionally?
Do Small Pieces Loosely Joined  Have  Instructional Potential?
Break Our Website:  http ://innov2009freewebtools.wetpaint.com
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Innovations2009 Part One

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Innovations2009 Part One

  1. 1. Engage Your Students With Free Web 2.0 Tools Britt Watwood, Ed.D. Virginia Commonwealth University
  2. 3. Welcome !
  3. 4. Some initial thoughts on instructional technology…
  4. 6. “ I believe that the motion picture is destined to revolutionize our education system and that in a few years it will supplant largely, if not entirely, the use of textbooks.” ~Thomas Edison (1922) )
  5. 8. &quot; New technologies are always used to do old tasks--until some driving force causes them to be used in new ways.&quot; ~Marshall McLuhan
  6. 9. How Have Recent Changes on the Web Opened Up Opportunities for Teaching and Learning?
  7. 10. 2004 2004 2008 1998 2007 2005 2003 2001 2003 2005 2008 2004 2006 2008 1999 2005 2005 2005 2004 2007
  8. 11. Today’s Web <ul><li>Unprecedented access to information </li></ul><ul><li>Freely available web-based tools </li></ul><ul><li>New publishing opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>User generated filtering, organization & distribution </li></ul><ul><li>Web experience dominated by creation, interaction and participation…the social web </li></ul>
  9. 12. What do we know about Today’s students ?
  10. 13. ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2008 <ul><li>Fifth consecutive year of study </li></ul><ul><li>27,317 Freshmen, seniors and community college students </li></ul><ul><li>98 Higher education institutions </li></ul>Educause Center for Applied Research
  11. 14. Student Computer Internet Activity <ul><li>Average use of electronic devices exceeds 19 hours / week </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Community College students: 14.8 hrs </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>99.9% send and read email </li></ul><ul><li>98.6% write documents for course work </li></ul><ul><li>94.7% search the web & institutional library </li></ul><ul><li>91.7% create presentations </li></ul>
  12. 15. Student Computer / Internet Activity <ul><li>86.4% online shopping </li></ul><ul><li>73.8% send instant messages </li></ul><ul><li>82.3 % use course management system </li></ul><ul><li>85.2% online social network (Facebook) </li></ul><ul><li>78.3% play computer games </li></ul><ul><li>38.2% access / use wikis </li></ul><ul><li>32.7% create web pages </li></ul><ul><li>34.1% blogging </li></ul>
  13. 16. Student Preferences for IT use in Courses
  14. 17. Small Loosely Pieces Joined
  15. 18. Who Here Saves Websites? Favorites Bookmarks
  16. 20. Making Meaning From Tags Wordcloud based on Gettysburg Address
  17. 21. It’s deliciously simple!
  18. 22. Find Website You Like & Click “TAG”
  19. 23. Add Comments Add Tags Suggested Tags Your Network
  20. 24. Saved By 170 Other…
  21. 25. Note
  22. 26. Social Connections Interconnections between Gabriela Grosseck, Eduardo Pierano, and myself http://twoantennas.com/projects/delicious-network-explorer/
  23. 27. = Organization
  24. 28. Who Here Reads Newspapers?
  25. 29. How Does One Read a Newspaper?
  26. 30. RSS is like reading newspaper
  27. 31. What is RSS?
  28. 32. From “ Push ” to “ Pull ”
  29. 33. RSS in Plain English http://snipurl.com/1w8wi
  30. 34. <ul><li>Need Google Account </li></ul><ul><li>This also gives you: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gmail (but different account from school domain) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Apps </li></ul></ul>
  31. 35. “ My” Google Reader
  32. 36. 133,000,000 blogs
  33. 39. How Could Blogs Be Used Instructionally?
  34. 40. Blogs Wikis LMS Content
  35. 42. How Could Micro-Blogging Be Used Instructionally?
  36. 43. Do Small Pieces Loosely Joined Have Instructional Potential?
  37. 44. Break Our Website: http ://innov2009freewebtools.wetpaint.com

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