Sound Check Here Comes Another Bubble http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6IQ_FOCE6I
The Only URL You Need To Write Down <ul><li>http://technologyinstruction.blogspot.com   </li></ul>
S*&T Happens Engaging Students Via Web 2.0 Tools Presented by Alan Evans Montgomery County Community College Shift Happens...
What happened? <ul><li>Memorizing facts is no longer education </li></ul><ul><li>Information availability </li></ul><ul><u...
“ We must educate the student we have, not the student we used to have nor the student we wished we had.” David Thornburg
How do we engage students? <ul><li>Entertain them? </li></ul><ul><li>Expose them to entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>Edu...
What is Web 2.0? <ul><li>Shift to facilitation of communication, collaboration and information sharing </li></ul><ul><ul><...
Web 2.0 Support Groups
Entertainment <ul><li>Before class starts, show videos </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourages on time attendance </li></ul></ul>...
Expose Them To Entrepreneurship <ul><li>Use examples of companies using Web 2.0 tools </li></ul><ul><li>Use companies stud...
Entrepreneur Examples <ul><li>Markus Frind </li></ul><ul><li>Company had one employee (Markus) until recently </li></ul><u...
Entrepreneur Examples <ul><li>Jake Nickell and Jeffrey Kalmikoff </li></ul><ul><li>College dropouts </li></ul><ul><li>Esti...
Web 2.0 Tools to Make Life Easier or Richer <ul><li>Get Movie Recommendations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.clerkdogs.com </li...
Web 2.0 Tools to Make Life Easier or Richer <ul><li>Create Speaking Avatars </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.voki.com   </li></ul...
Create/Share Information <ul><li>Why I like Student Blog Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogger.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Current Semester Student Blogs <ul><li>Boneyard Body Art </li></ul><ul><li>the f-stops here </li></ul><ul><li>Shoegasm   <...
Wikis <ul><li>A web page with an edit button (like Wikipedia) </li></ul><ul><li>Great for collaboration and group projects...
Wikis <ul><li>Curriculum ideas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have students create or update Wikipedia entries </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Social Networks <ul><li>The future is smaller, more focused networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom 2.0 </li></ul></ul><u...
In Conclusion <ul><li>Nike was right...Just Do It! </li></ul><ul><li>Students love this stuff! </li></ul><ul><li>Students ...
Questions or Comments? <ul><li>Alan Evans </li></ul><ul><li>Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA </li></ul><...
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  • Using Web 2.0

    1. 1. Sound Check Here Comes Another Bubble http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6IQ_FOCE6I
    2. 2. The Only URL You Need To Write Down <ul><li>http://technologyinstruction.blogspot.com </li></ul>
    3. 3. S*&T Happens Engaging Students Via Web 2.0 Tools Presented by Alan Evans Montgomery County Community College Shift Happens Shift Happened “ Rumor is the world's oldest mass media.”   -- Jean-François Revel (1924-2006,     French politician and author)
    4. 4. What happened? <ul><li>Memorizing facts is no longer education </li></ul><ul><li>Information availability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Just look it up on Google </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A week of the NY Times contains more information than a 19 th century citizen was exposed to in a lifetime </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Education is now about analyzing information or creating information </li></ul>
    5. 5. “ We must educate the student we have, not the student we used to have nor the student we wished we had.” David Thornburg
    6. 6. How do we engage students? <ul><li>Entertain them? </li></ul><ul><li>Expose them to entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>Educate them about tools to make their lives easier </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage them to create and share information </li></ul>
    7. 7. What is Web 2.0? <ul><li>Shift to facilitation of communication, collaboration and information sharing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based communities (social networks) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video sharing sites (YouTube) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Folksonomy (social tagging) </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Web 2.0 Support Groups
    9. 9. Entertainment <ul><li>Before class starts, show videos </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourages on time attendance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focuses student attention to the front of the room </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Let students find the videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can even relate to the topic! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dead iPod Song </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Expose Them To Entrepreneurship <ul><li>Use examples of companies using Web 2.0 tools </li></ul><ul><li>Use companies students relate to (food, t-shirts, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Read Inc. and Fast Company for ideas </li></ul>
    11. 11. Entrepreneur Examples <ul><li>Markus Frind </li></ul><ul><li>Company had one employee (Markus) until recently </li></ul><ul><li>Works 1 hour per day </li></ul><ul><li>Company makes $10 million per year </li></ul><ul><li>www.plentyoffish.com </li></ul>
    12. 12. Entrepreneur Examples <ul><li>Jake Nickell and Jeffrey Kalmikoff </li></ul><ul><li>College dropouts </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated $30 million a year in sales…from t-shirts! </li></ul><ul><li>Developed a social network of prospective customers </li></ul><ul><li>Customers decide what products will be sold </li></ul><ul><li>www.threadless.com </li></ul>
    13. 13. Web 2.0 Tools to Make Life Easier or Richer <ul><li>Get Movie Recommendations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.clerkdogs.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manage e-mail, instant messages and social networks from a single application </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.digsby.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Meeting planning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.doodle.com </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Web 2.0 Tools to Make Life Easier or Richer <ul><li>Create Speaking Avatars </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.voki.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Music Recommendations Based on Music You Like </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.pandora.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Put PowerPoint Slides Online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.slideshare.net </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Create/Share Information <ul><li>Why I like Student Blog Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogger.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free and owned by Google </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Makes blogging as simple as writing e-mail </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Letting students select a topic they are comfortable with gets them going quickly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forces them to think, write, and research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Its entrepreneurial! </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Current Semester Student Blogs <ul><li>Boneyard Body Art </li></ul><ul><li>the f-stops here </li></ul><ul><li>Shoegasm </li></ul>
    17. 17. Wikis <ul><li>A web page with an edit button (like Wikipedia) </li></ul><ul><li>Great for collaboration and group projects </li></ul><ul><li>Pbwiki and Wikispaces are good free choices </li></ul>
    18. 18. Wikis <ul><li>Curriculum ideas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have students create or update Wikipedia entries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group project collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Group Collaboration at Manor College </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conveying information (could be edited by students) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching Students How to Blog </li></ul></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Social Networks <ul><li>The future is smaller, more focused networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>25 Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Have students start their own social network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.ning.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://studentcomputerliteracy.ning.com/ </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. In Conclusion <ul><li>Nike was right...Just Do It! </li></ul><ul><li>Students love this stuff! </li></ul><ul><li>Students pay more attention </li></ul><ul><li>Get students involved in collaborating via the web...they are doing it anyway </li></ul>“ Don't tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” George Patton
    21. 21. Questions or Comments? <ul><li>Alan Evans </li></ul><ul><li>Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: aevans@mc3.edu </li></ul>

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