W29-Engaging Millenial Students with Web 2.0 Tools

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  • W29-Engaging Millenial Students with Web 2.0 Tools

    1. 1. W29 Engaging Millennial StudentsWith Web 2.0 Tools<br />Mark Frydenberg<br />Bentley University, Waltham, MA<br />Twitter: @checkmark<br />
    2. 2. http://tinyurl.com/ctconf2009<br />
    3. 3. “kids back then didn’t expect to be engaged<br />by everything they did”<br />
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    6. 6. Today’s Students<br />
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    8. 8. tweet @poll 39728 and your message<br />
    9. 9. Live Blogging: coveritlive.com<br />Create a “backchannel” <br />Ask students to take notes<br />Post questions<br />
    10. 10. “Digital” Students:<br />Continuously multi-tasking<br />Work in teams<br />Create and consume content<br />Handle lots of information<br />Google everything<br />Are always connected<br />
    11. 11. Learning?<br />
    12. 12. Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach.”<br /> Mark Prensky<br /> http://www.markprensky.com/writing<br />
    13. 13. Learning with Web 2.0 Tools<br />Web 2.0<br />
    14. 14. Learning Today<br />Happens Anywhere<br />Experiential<br />Relevant / Real World<br />Engaging, Active<br />Problem Solving<br />Critical thinking<br />Collaborative<br />Produce, Consume, and Organize Knowledge<br />“Figure it out” attitude<br />
    15. 15. Learning in a Web 2.0 World<br />What do you want to learn?<br />Where does the data /information come from?<br />How can it be shared?<br />What do we know?<br />What connections can we make? <br />
    16. 16. Memorize<br />
    17. 17. Analyze,Synthesize<br />
    18. 18. Tools for Engaging Today’s Students<br />
    19. 19. Whose class is it?<br />
    20. 20. Whose class is it now?<br />Wikis<br />Google Sites<br />
    21. 21. Hint: Use Your Google Site as a Course Entry Point in Blackboard<br />To change your landing page in Blackboard, go to Control Panel <br />Course Options  Manage Course Menu  External Link. Create an external link to your Google site.<br />Then go to Control Panel  Settings -&gt; Course Entry Point and select the Google site as the entry point.<br />
    22. 22. Live Polling<br />Embed on Blog or Web Site <br />Include in PowerPoint<br />Some offer Cell Phone or Twitter Polling<br />                             <br />
    23. 23. Scheduling EventsPolls<br />
    24. 24. Create Web Video:viddler.com<br />Video for yourBlog or Web Site<br />
    25. 25. Slide Sharing:slideshare.net<br />
    26. 26. CollaborativeBrowsing:<br />Dimdim.com<br />twiddla.com<br />
    27. 27. Live Video Streaming:ustream.tv<br />Turn your PC into a TV Studio<br />Chat with your viewers.<br />
    28. 28. Desktop Sharing:crossloop.com<br />Download the Crossloop client.<br />Yuuguu.com is another browser based cross—platform desktop sharing tool<br />
    29. 29. Micro-blogging:Twitter<br />Find people like you to follow<br />Twhirlclient on your PC<br />Build a social network!<br />Twitter Educators to follow<br />
    30. 30. wiffiti<br />
    31. 31. How cool was that?<br />Mark FrydenbergTwitter: @checkmarkEmail: mfrydenberg@bentley.edu<br />

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