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<ul><li>Shared Learning Conference </li></ul><ul><li>February 19, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Gary Toews </li></ul>Developing C...
SD34 AbbyNet Conference <ul><li>Run by STaRT Education. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to set up. Any teacher can create a class c...
SD34 Wiki Server <ul><li>Run by STaRT Education. Pilot year 2009-10. Next year will be preloading students from Grade 5-8....
External Wiki Services <ul><li>You are at the mercy of an outside organization. </li></ul><ul><li>May have more features <...
 
Google Docs <ul><li>Run by Google (can be difficult to get support). </li></ul><ul><li>Very scalable. Can handle a great d...
 
<ul><li>Media centric. Based on the model of dropping media files into a shared space.  </li></ul><ul><li>Powerful media c...
<ul><li>Shared text document for collaborative writing. </li></ul><ul><li>All have same level of access to space. Requires...
Putting it all together...
<ul><li>Some tools are very good at one or two things. You must choose from a variety of tools to get the full experience....
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Collaborative Classrooms

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Collaborative Classrooms

  1. 1. <ul><li>Shared Learning Conference </li></ul><ul><li>February 19, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Gary Toews </li></ul>Developing Collaborative Online Classroom Communities
  2. 2. SD34 AbbyNet Conference <ul><li>Run by STaRT Education. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to set up. Any teacher can create a class conference in Abbynet. </li></ul><ul><li>Administration can be distributed to teachers at the school level. </li></ul><ul><li>Not a friendly web view. Based on email model. </li></ul><ul><li>Good for some things: discussion, creating and handing-in FirstClass based assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>Requires FirstClass client to get full experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to learn if you already are familiar with FirstClass. </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 4 and higher </li></ul>
  3. 3. SD34 Wiki Server <ul><li>Run by STaRT Education. Pilot year 2009-10. Next year will be preloading students from Grade 5-8. </li></ul><ul><li>Simple interface. </li></ul><ul><li>Control of who views and can edit. </li></ul><ul><li>Commenting can be moderated. </li></ul><ul><li>Quicklook for many file formats </li></ul><ul><li>Very rich media experience </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 3 and higher </li></ul>
  4. 4. External Wiki Services <ul><li>You are at the mercy of an outside organization. </li></ul><ul><li>May have more features </li></ul><ul><li>There is a great deal of variety to choose from. </li></ul><ul><li>WetPaint, PBWorks, WikiSpaces </li></ul><ul><li>Click here for a great list of available wikis. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here for Ways to Use Wikis with your students </li></ul>
  5. 6. Google Docs <ul><li>Run by Google (can be difficult to get support). </li></ul><ul><li>Very scalable. Can handle a great deal of traffic and does not require a very fast connection to the internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Supports iPod Touch via QuickOffice ($9.99 in Apple App Store) </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent collaboration features. Students can share with teacher for marking. </li></ul><ul><li>Powerful applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint compatibility. (Presentation module is especially powerful for students) </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated into the larger Google system. </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 4 and higher. </li></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>Media centric. Based on the model of dropping media files into a shared space.  </li></ul><ul><li>Powerful media conversion and sharing features. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used for text-based communication </li></ul><ul><li>Commenting and presentation mode built in. </li></ul><ul><li>Only one Guest user. Everyone shares this level of access. Difficult to manage a class. </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>Shared text document for collaborative writing. </li></ul><ul><li>All have same level of access to space. Requires maturity of users. </li></ul><ul><li>Very &quot;live&quot; feeling to collaborating. </li></ul><ul><li>Chat on the side bar enhances the process. </li></ul><ul><li>Limited to 15 concurrent users.  </li></ul><ul><li>Can be exported as Word file </li></ul><ul><li>Has a timeline to view process. </li></ul>
  8. 10. Putting it all together...
  9. 11. <ul><li>Some tools are very good at one or two things. You must choose from a variety of tools to get the full experience. </li></ul><ul><li>You need a home for your community. AbbyNet conference can be a good start. </li></ul><ul><li>Then choose the best tool for the result you desire. </li></ul><ul><li>Web links can be used to refer to tools from within AbbyNet Conference. </li></ul><ul><li>The hybrid model is the most powerful. Face to face and the classroom extension </li></ul>Putting it all together...

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