Educational Technology - May 2008


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This is the PowerPoint that accompanied a Lecture I gave at Hunter College in The Spring and Summer of 2008

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  • Educational Technology - May 2008

    1. 1. Educational Technology for the Students of Today Adam Scott Bellow
    2. 2. Tonight’s Agenda
    3. 3. Internet Safety
    4. 4. DANGERS of the Net <ul><ul><li>The Three P’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pop-Ups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Porn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Predators </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Pop Ups <ul><li>Websites use Pop Up Ads to pay for their site </li></ul><ul><li>Often times free education sites are plagued with inappropriate and distracting Pop Up ads </li></ul><ul><li>Pop Up Blockers are available </li></ul><ul><ul><li> com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Pornography <ul><li>Statistics say that 93% of children who use a computer have been exposed pornographic images or movie clips by age 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Vigilance is required when allowing students to use a computer in the classroom (as well as at home) - Education </li></ul><ul><li>Filters that block Pop-Ups can help eliminate some of the Porn that is out there </li></ul><ul><li>Child friendly Search Engines </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Predators <ul><li>Instant Messages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor Contacts and Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cell Phones – ‘Texting’ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Digital Bullying </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The New Playground </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WebCams </li></ul><ul><li> / Facebook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Profiles and Predators </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What are some solutions??? </li></ul>A MySpace Profile Picture From a 14 Year Old Girl
    8. 8. Growing Up On-Line <ul><li>Frontline : Growing Up On Line First Aired on January 22 nd , 2008 </li></ul>
    9. 9. HARDWARE
    10. 10. Smart Board <ul><li>Interactive Whiteboard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manipulative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hands-On (Engaging) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save Lesson Content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Upload to Class Website </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Great for Absent Students </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Review of Actual Class Work </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Costs $2500+ </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>A Portable Interactive Device </li></ul><ul><li>Works with standard Whiteboard (or large flat surface) </li></ul><ul><li>Easily carried between classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Works with EXPO Markers </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used with ALL Software </li></ul><ul><li>Costs $950 </li></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>Asus EEEPC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WiFi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 USB Ports / SD Slot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solid State HDD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-Installed Software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Linux Operating System </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>OpenOffice </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FireFox </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Educational Software </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost $399 </li></ul></ul>The Future of the Classroom PC
    13. 13. <ul><ul><li>Open Source WiFi Enabled Widget Browser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Widgets are single purpose applications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Runs Flash </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has 2 USB Ports for Expansion (ex. iPod) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speakers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Touch Screen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Very Simple to Use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational tools (Dictionary, E-Mail, Videos, Pictures) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cost $179 </li></ul></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Pulse by Livescribe <ul><li>Capture All Your Notes Digitally </li></ul><ul><li>Simultaneous Audio Capturing </li></ul><ul><li>Audio Playback (Various Speeds) </li></ul><ul><li>Specific Paper and Software </li></ul><ul><li>Handwriting Recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Dictionary and Spell Checker </li></ul><ul><li>Available by September </li></ul><ul><li>Costs $150-200 </li></ul>
    15. 15. $OFTWARE and $UBSCRIBTION WEBWARE <ul><li> </li></ul>
    16. 16. <ul><li>Over 40,000 of Streaming Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Can show portions of a video </li></ul><ul><li>Create clip libraries of your favorite clips </li></ul><ul><li>On-line quizzes and assessments </li></ul><ul><li>E-mailed grades or results </li></ul><ul><li>Standards aligned lesson plans and activities </li></ul><ul><li>Subscription pricing for Schools </li></ul>
    17. 17. kidthing <ul><li>Free Downloadable Player </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free Content for Educators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive Dr. Seuss Books </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Read and explained to users </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service is Safe for Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Books are Reasonably Priced </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$1.99 - $3.99 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational Resources/Games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No Internet Access Needed </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Word Processing Applications <ul><li>Scholastic Keys </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An add-on for MS Office 2003 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplifies the User Interface </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Same Powerful Tools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student Friendly Clip Art </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive Drawing Mode </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teaches Basic Word Processing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cost $65+ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Includes: Word Processor, Spreadsheet Program, Presentation Software Cost: $149-$369 Includes: Word Processor, Spreadsheet Program, Presentation Software Cost: $0.00 Plus – It’s 100% Compatible with MS Office!
    20. 20. THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE <ul><li> </li></ul>
    21. 21. <ul><li>NeoOffice </li></ul>Open Source Software… Free alternatives to MS Office <ul><li> 5 th Element (SS Office) </li></ul><ul><li> OpenOffice </li></ul>
    22. 22. Online Document Collaboration <ul><li>Office Live Workspace and Google Docs </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Document Creation and Editing </li></ul><ul><li>Allows Users to Change and Track Changes to Documents </li></ul><ul><li>Office Live allows Mobile Phone Document Editing </li></ul><ul><li>5+ GB of Online Document Storage </li></ul><ul><li>At the moment, both services are FREE </li></ul><ul><li>(assuming you own MS Office) </li></ul><ul><li>For more info click here. </li></ul>
    23. 23. <ul><li>Share Lesson Videos </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Include Lesson Plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Include Links and Files </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Share Student Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Share Demonstrations </li></ul><ul><li>On-Line Collaboration </li></ul>
    24. 24. what’s a “wiki”? <ul><li>Wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Editable Web entries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows global collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple and Quick to Create </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>pbwiki* </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wikispaces* </li></ul></ul></ul>
    25. 25. But… Beware! <ul><ul><li>Editable Web entries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know Your Sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For more info see the new documentary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Truth in Numbers : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> The World According to Wikipedia </li></ul></ul>The Office, courtesy of NBC
    26. 26. <ul><li>Create Bookmarks to Sites for Your Peers </li></ul><ul><li>Create Bookmarks to Sites for Your Students </li></ul><ul><li>Organize Your Links and Favorites </li></ul><ul><li>Create Simple WebQuests and On-Line Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Make The Web Easier and Safer For Students </li></ul><ul><li>Saves Time and Energy For Future Class </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember to Check Links Before Use… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Should be active and unblocked by filters </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    27. 27. diigo – Book Marking 2.0 <ul><li>Great Research Tool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlighting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive Bookmarks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sticky Notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Messaging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Works with </li></ul></ul>
    28. 28. Homepage Startup <ul><li>Visual Bookmark Site </li></ul><ul><li>Great for Web Quests </li></ul><ul><li>Wonderful Free Website </li></ul><ul><li>Great For Student Centers </li></ul><ul><li>Customizable </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to Use and Set-up </li></ul>
    29. 29. Space Time and PicLens <ul><li>Bring 3-D Browsing to Pictures and Web Searches </li></ul>Available For
    30. 30. Google SketchUp <ul><li>Simple Architectural Program </li></ul><ul><li>Great for learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shape </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Size </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shadows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Art (Perspective) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free and Easy to use </li></ul></ul>
    31. 31. gimp <ul><li>Open Source Picture Editing App. </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Free Photoshop” </li></ul><ul><li>Easier to use </li></ul><ul><li>Available for PC / Mac / Linux </li></ul><ul><li>Small and Less Resource Intensive </li></ul>Sample of the Gimp GUI (Graphical User Interface) GNU Image Manipulation Program
    32. 32. <ul><li>On-Line Audio and Video Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Allows communication around the World </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher websites connect classrooms in different parts of the Globe </li></ul><ul><li>Pen Pals for the digital age </li></ul><ul><li>Free if Both Parties Use Skype </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free Download </li></ul></ul>
    33. 33. <ul><li>Embeds a flash audio player into your personal or school website/blog and communicate with your colleagues/students/student’s parents </li></ul><ul><li>You or your students can record Greetings </li></ul><ul><li>You or your students can be a “Citizen Reporter” </li></ul><ul><li>Record audio on class trips </li></ul><ul><li>Record audio during special activities </li></ul><ul><li>Edit audio for digital presentations </li></ul>Click logo for gabcast sample
    34. 34. <ul><li>Embeds Presentations to your class Website or Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Sync Audio to SlideShows or Allow Users to Do this </li></ul><ul><li>Allows presentations to be public or private </li></ul><ul><li>You or your students can download Presentation files </li></ul><ul><li>You or your students can share Projects with others </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to see this Presentation with SlideShare </li></ul>
    35. 35. <ul><li>a non-profit web resource </li></ul><ul><ul><li>free of biased opinions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>free of advertising or agendas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>offers many free software alternatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a place for teachers to share lessons and ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a place for teachers to seek help and get answers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>links to the best of the best websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a safe environment for both teachers and students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>easy to understand and navigate </li></ul></ul>
    36. 36. TEACHER TIP$ <ul><li>Ask for Teacher Discounts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most Stores Offer 10-20% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ask for Trial Software </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for Hardware Demos </li></ul><ul><li>Always Be Informed </li></ul><ul><li>Take Your Time Evaluating </li></ul>
    37. 37. The Future… <ul><li>“ Our kids are connected. Technology is part of their lives. But. . . . it’s not technology, it’s information. These gadgets are their links to information. These gadgets represent intellectual appendages to our children. They are the hands and feet that carry children to new experiences. ” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-David Warlick </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>[email_address]