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The Web 2.0 Classroom - 2008 T+L Conference


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Presentation on some Web 2.0 applications used in the classroom of 8th grade American History teacher Eric Langhorst from Liberty, Missouri.

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The Web 2.0 Classroom - 2008 T+L Conference

  3. 8 th Grade American History at South Valley Jr. High in Liberty, Missouri Graduate Instructor at Park University teaching “Technology for the Classroom”
  7. A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink The World Is Flat by Thomas Friedman
  8. Started my journey in spring of 2005 when I purchased my first MP3 player
  11. Speaking of History podcast and blog began in June 2005 visitors from 155 countries in past two years
  12. Speaking of History Podcast / Blog Visitors - August 2007 to July 2008 300,000+ podcast downloads in 2008 to date
  13. Edit audio with a free program named AUDACITY
  14. Teaching the Declaration of Independence with a twist
  15. StudyCasts - Record audio review for upcoming test Post MP3 file to the Internet Students listen at home on Internet, MP3 player, or CD
  17. - Record tests for students who have modifications - Books have been recorded for students with reading disabilities - Record young students reading for fluency
  18. Currently part of a pilot using Microsoft’s Zune MP3 player Transfer pictures, audio and video podcasts with wireless connections – studycasts, presentation notes
  20. AT&T Grant to create historical information about Liberty using Guide by Cell technology Students will narrate museum artifact information
  21. Read the Words Takes typed text and converts it to an audio MP3 file
  23. Boston Massacre LIVE! Newscast Historical perspective and power of media Students write the scripts
  24. Liberty Minutes video project 3-5 minute videos on local historical topics Hollywood Night with parents and guests
  25. Flip Great tool for capturing video in an instant Durable and cheaper than full size camcorders
  26. Microsoft’s PhotoStory 3 – create video from still pictures
  27. TV commercials from history using PhotoStory3 Create a TV election ad for Lincoln to help him win the presidency in 1860
  28. Create a TV commercial supporting either the Federalist or Anti-Federalist Students understood the subject more than they ever had before
  29. CamStudio Screen capture tool Can record a presentation for a sub
  30. Flickr Great source for images for projects use images allowed under Creative Commons guidelines
  31. Flickr Toys Allows you to do cool things to digital images
  32. Donner Party Debate Record class debate with MP3 player Send experts MP3 file of debate and they respond with comments – 2 pages each
  33. Need to be using Web 2.0 tools to connect my classroom with the rest of the world
  34. Guerrilla Season Book Blog Project – 2007 and 2008 350 Liberty students with parents, students in California and Illinois, home school students and the author in Philadelphia
  36. Donner Party Debate Record class debate with MP3 player Send experts MP3 file of debate and they respond with comments – 2 pages each
  37. E-Mail an Expert Teacher sends the e-mail and 10 question limit Archaeologist answered during a hurricane from her laptop on kitchen floor of her home
  38. Classroom connection on the Internet for parents and students
  39. SlideShare Post your presentations online to share
  40. Twitter Micro blogging tool social network Minimum of 140 characters
  41. Skype Free video and audio via the Internet
  42. Online assessment Quia and QuizStar Immediate data and feedback on tests and pretests
  43. <ul><li>South Valley Jr. High 8 th Grade Social Studies test results: </li></ul><ul><li>Highest score of any content area </li></ul><ul><li>Largest yearly improvement </li></ul>
  49. Eric Langhorst 8 th Grade American History South Valley Junior High School Liberty, Missouri [email_address] Twitter – Elanghorst Skype – historypodcaster