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New Technologies in the Classroom


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Introduction presentation for a training day on new technologies and web 2.0 in the classroom

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New Technologies in the Classroom

  1. 1. Using Emergent Technologies in your teaching Danny Nicholson Think Bank Ltd
  2. 2. Web 1.0 <ul><li>Static </li></ul><ul><li>Read only </li></ul><ul><li>Top down </li></ul>
  3. 3. Web 2.0 <ul><li>The Read / Write Web </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Personalisation </li></ul><ul><li>The Web as a platform </li></ul>
  4. 4. Examples <ul><li>Social Bookmarking ( </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Photo / Video Sharing (Flickr / YouTube) </li></ul><ul><li>Online applications (Google docs) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul>
  5. 5. New Literacies <ul><li>“ If all our children learn to do is read, they will not be literate” </li></ul><ul><li>David Warlick </li></ul><ul><li>Redefining Literacy for the 21 st Century </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul><ul><li>Media Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>But 3R’s still involved. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Publishing changes <ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Receiving </li></ul><ul><li>Researching </li></ul><ul><li>Contributing </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborating </li></ul><ul><li>Creating </li></ul>Web 1.0 Web 2.0
  7. 7. Digital Natives “ Our students today are all “native speakers” of the digital language of computers, video games and the Internet.” Marc Prensky
  8. 8. Digital Learners: School
  9. 9. Digital Learners: College Michael Wesch:
  10. 10. Digital Learner Characteristics <ul><li>Digitally literate </li></ul><ul><li>Connected </li></ul><ul><li>Experiential </li></ul><ul><li>Social / interactive </li></ul><ul><li>Visual and kinaesthetic </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate </li></ul>
  11. 11. Digital Learners <ul><li>Prefer receiving information quickly from multiple multimedia sources. </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer parallel processing and multitasking. </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer processing pictures, sounds and video before text. </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer random access to hyperlinked multimedia information. </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer to interact/network simultaneously with many others. </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer to learn “just-in-time.” </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer instant gratification and instant rewards. </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer learning that is relevant, instantly useful and fun. </li></ul><ul><li>Ian Jukes and Anita Dosaj, The InfoSavvy Group, February 2003 </li></ul>
  12. 12. A few stats…. <ul><li>120,000 new blogs every day </li></ul><ul><li>1.5 million posts per day </li></ul><ul><li>6000 photos uploaded to Flickr per minute </li></ul><ul><li>8 hours of video added to YouTube per minute </li></ul><ul><li>If MySpace was a country it would be 8 th largest in the world. (300 million members) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Twitter <ul><li>Microblogging tool </li></ul><ul><li>140 characters max </li></ul><ul><li>Can build up a useful network </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  14. 14. Get the news straight from the source
  15. 15. <ul><li>Online bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Can access from anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Tags make things easy to find </li></ul><ul><li> – like but with themed groups </li></ul>
  16. 16. Google Docs
  17. 17. Google Docs <ul><li>Allows for collaborative working </li></ul><ul><li>Many users can share docs and work on them </li></ul><ul><li>Can work on them in school or at home </li></ul><ul><li>Can share with teacher to mark and return </li></ul><ul><li>See Tom Barrett’s blog – excellent work on using Google Docs with his year 5/6 class </li></ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Can fill in a form online – feeds into spreadsheet </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul>Surveys
  19. 19. Other Tools
  20. 20. <ul><li>Student set up a wiki for information about places around the world. Visitors can add a photo and description of where they live </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Online versions of presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Can comment </li></ul><ul><li>Embed into blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Simply upload powerpoint file to create online version </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Example of a “Ning” in education </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>11,000 members and rising </li></ul>
  23. 23. Don’t just think about the PC How could you use them? These are being brought into schools every day
  24. 24. <ul><li>Visit some of the sites mentioned ( here ) </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid to “Lurk” </li></ul><ul><li>Participate when you can </li></ul><ul><li>Comment and share </li></ul>Next steps
  25. 25. Reading <ul><li>Coming of Age – the New WWW by Terry Freedman </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Intro to Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Signposts </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>To avoid a long list of complicated web addresses some reading on Digital Natives is up on my list at; </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>A similar list for web 2.0 resources; </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>