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Web 2.0 Tools for Making Connections


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Presentation exploring the range of web 2.0 tools you can use to engage and extend your learners.

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Web 2.0 Tools for Making Connections

  1. 1. Web 2.0 <br />Facilitating <br />connected learners<br />
  2. 2. Moving fast enough for you?<br />
  3. 3. The unconnected classroom / learner<br />during school time<br />occasional expert visits<br />school<br />community<br />occasional class excursions<br />teachers<br />school library<br />Carr 2006<br />snail mail <br />mobiles, phones, fax machines, TV, video<br />
  4. 4. The connected learner<br />any where ~ any time ~ in time<br />Primary sources<br />Secondary sources<br />learning objects<br />learning communities<br />writers<br />world libraries and museums<br />original artefacts and documents<br />people’s experience<br />online learning<br />websites<br />digital repositories<br />experts<br />organisations<br />collectivethinking<br />Unis/Colleges<br />all teachers<br />any school<br />RSS feeds<br />speakers<br />peers<br />collaborative projects<br />original works<br />common interest groups<br />networks<br />world news<br />original photos,<br />images, video, audio<br />action learning groups<br />commercial companies<br />global groups<br />world events<br />Carr 2006<br />MOO chat forum wikis blogs LMS CMS podcast data/tele/video conferencing messaging email & listservs video cast/streaming webcasts meeting tools web authoring <br />mobiles, phones, WAP, VOIP, PDAs, tablets, desktop, laptop, future technologies<br />
  5. 5. The mindset that drives Web 2<br />Open to input from users<br />No gurus that hand out wisdom<br />Users will interact with page<br />Users can collaborate on content<br />
  6. 6. Effects on Education<br />Free online tools<br />Group collaboration<br />Student as teacher<br />Interactive<br />Shifts in teaching practise<br />Edublogs<br />Wikisource – The free library<br />
  7. 7. Web 2.0<br />Effects on Education<br />Making connections<br />Extending thinking<br />Enhancing creativity<br />How did you study Shakespeare?<br />How did you communicate your course and content to parents and students?<br />
  8. 8. What is a wiki? Wiki Wiki means quickly in Hawaiian <br />
  9. 9. Making Connections: Extending thinking: Enhancing Creativity<br />How can wikis be used in the classroom?<br />Group projects: Students work together in one place to research, outline, draft, and edit projects within the wiki<br />Assignments: Post homework, course materials, study guides, and more.<br />Resource Collections: Organize articles, websites, videos, and other resources for students<br />Peer Review: Post questions for student brainstorming, or have students post papers for peer feedback<br />Group FAQ: Students and/or teachers post and respond to questions on a given topic<br />Parent Involvement: Give parents a chance to be a part of the classroom and stay up to date on classroom news and events<br />Online Newspaper: Create a student-published online newspaper<br />Yr 7 French Madame Thomas<br />
  10. 10.                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br />Making Connections: Young Writers authoring Wikibooks<br /><br />Just for KIDS<br />Wikijunior has some great books for you to read. But did you know that you can also help to write the books? If you know something about a subject and want to share it with other kids, just click on the link that says edit and type in what you want to say. <br />How to Help<br />It's easy to get started. Just click on an edit button and begin writing! At Wikijunior we encourage you to be bold and edit articles.<br />Wikijunior is a collaborative project and there are many ways to help.<br />Help write articles and books. <br />Start a class project to write a book or article. <br />Tell us how we're doing on the talk page. <br />Fact-check an article. <br />Suggest a new book title. <br />Check articles for grammar, style and spelling. <br />Monitor Wikijunior recent changes for vandalism. <br />
  11. 11. Making Connections: Extending thinking: Enhancing Creativity<br />What are the benefits of using wikis for group projects?<br />Alignment: Avoid confusing email chains by collaboratively building and editing project information in a centralized location.<br />Tracking: Collect all assignment details in one place.<br />Scheduling: Plan out and manage a shared project calendar. <br />Brainstorming: Create a forum where team members can share and comment on ideas.<br />Drafting: Create and edit an outline and rough draft right in the wiki — document versioning is built right in!<br />Researching: Compile research material and capture bibliography information.<br />Connecting: Share team contact information, post responsibilities, and send team updates through the onsite messaging feature. <br />Final wikibook – Big Cats PDF<br />Big cats wikibook<br />
  12. 12. What is a blog?<br />
  13. 13. Making Connections: Extending thinking: Enhancing Creativity<br />
  14. 14. Smartboard – Blog – Wiki - Podcast<br />Alan Thwaites – Maths teacher Kambrya College<br />Alan’s wikispace<br />Alan’s blog<br />
  15. 15. Energize your classroom<br />Who is doing all the work???<br />Students should be<br /><ul><li>Sharing their work
  16. 16. Helping each other
  17. 17. Problem solving together
  18. 18. Blending their ideas and thoughts</li></li></ul><li>Great for literacy work<br />Visuwords™ online graphical dictionary — Look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. Produce diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. Learn how words associate.<br />Kids can frame a question using Ask<br />FindSounds Palette is a software program that lets you search more than one million sounds on the Web and helps you organize and search your own sound collection. <br />
  19. 19. Networks: Making connections: Extending thinking:<br />
  20. 20. (Oz version of ‘Theyworkfor you’ is a non-partisan website run by a group of volunteers which aims to make it easy for people to keep tabs on their representatives in Parliament.<br />Networks: Making connections: Extending thinking<br />Elluminate:<br />Let’s take this tool seriously! Cheap, efficient and effective. Cut travel and time costs and attend great PD from your desktop<br /><br />
  21. 21. Image SharingMaking connections: Enhancing creativity<br />Flickr<br />Picasa<br />Fotoflexer<br />Picknik<br />Share<br />With millions of users, and hundreds of millions of photos and videos,<br />Flickr is an amazing photographic community, with sharing at its heart.<br />Groups are a way for people to come together around a common interest, be it a love of small dogs, a passion for food, a recent wedding, or an interest in exploring photographic techniques. And if you can’t find a group which interests you, it’s super-easy to start your own.<br />Groups can either be public, public (invite only), or completely private. Every group has a pool for sharing photos and videos and a discussion board for talking.<br />
  22. 22. Open Source Extending thinking: Enhancing creativity:<br />
  23. 23. Open Source Extending thinking: Enhancing creativity:<br />Toondo<br />Register, drag drop and create text<br />Pictogame<br />
  24. 24. Video SlideshareMaking connections: Extending thinking: Enhancing creativity:<br />
  25. 25. Students are no longer limited by their teachers’ ability and knowledge.<br />