Interactive Classrooms : Using Web 2.0 Technologies SUNY Potdsam TLT DAY January 16, 2008
Definitions <ul><li>What is Web 2.0?  </li></ul><ul><li>Internet   trend in how users are using   web based tools for inte...
Who are the Web 2.0 Users? <ul><li>Millions:  Young and Old </li></ul><ul><li>Children & adolescents:  Games, texting, art...
Pew Report on Teen Content Creators <ul><li>39% of online teens share their own artistic creations online, such as artwork...
Blogs, Wikis, Chat: Why Should You Care? <ul><li>Teens and young adults are interacting online and using mobile technologi...
Web 2.0 for Higher Education? <ul><li>Secondary education has really embraced Web 2.0 applications in the classroom </li><...
Collaborate and Connect <ul><li>Social Networks: ( Facebook, MySpace) </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs  (web log) </li></ul><ul><li...
Social Networks: Connect with People <ul><li>Facebook:  Academic social site </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace:  General public so...
Social Networks: Why Faculty Participate <ul><li>Stay current with professional trends </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate with ...
Facebook <ul><li>Students view Facebook as a social, not academic space.  Most students are not interested in “friending” ...
Facebook Applications <ul><ul><li>Facebook  has hundreds of external add-on applications (software widgets) mostly recreat...
MySpace <ul><li>Grade My Professor  (this feature works and is well populated with SUNY Potsdam professor ratings. </li></...
Blogs: Read-Write Web <ul><li>Free web-based blog software: </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress </li></u...
Blogging for the Classroom <ul><li>E-portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Creative writing </li></ul>...
Stay Current and Manage Your Media <ul><li>RSS Feeds:  Really Simple Syndication  </li></ul><ul><li>Web Feeds:  news feeds...
Twitter  http://www.twitter.com <ul><li>A Microblog: What are you doing right now? </li></ul><ul><li>Messages are limited ...
Twitter : What are people saying? <ul><li>I just ate a burrito. </li></ul><ul><li>I am back home, cooking dinner, reading ...
Search Twitter <ul><li>http:// search.twitter.com </li></ul><ul><li>Search hash tags (#TLT2009) to find common threads (es...
Wikis <ul><li>Collaborative website that uses markup language or WYSIWYG editor via a web browser. (Hawaiian word wiki-wik...
Collaborate <ul><li>Google Docs   (spreadsheets, presentations and word processing) </li></ul><ul><li>Zoho   (A whole suit...
Social Bookmarking: Whither the 3x5 card? <ul><li>Store, organize, search, manage and share bookmarks of web pages on the ...
Photo & Video Sharing <ul><li>Flickr  (upload, edit, organize, share) </li></ul><ul><li>Picasa   (organize, edit create, s...
Image Tools for the Classroom
Image Tools for the Classroom <ul><li>Gliffy : Create and share diagrams </li></ul><ul><li>Bubbl.us : Create colorful “min...
Image Tools for the Classroom <ul><li>Animoto : Create videos from image and audio files, and share them </li></ul><ul><li...
Misc Web Tools for the Classroom <ul><li>Timetoast : Create and share timelines </li></ul><ul><li>UTipU : Create audio scr...
Books and Reading <ul><li>LibraryThing  (import catalog records, organize your books, tag, write reviews, share…) </li></u...
Play Games <ul><li>Second Life :  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online courses for distance learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In...
Issues: The Good and the Bad <ul><li>Trust  (recognize intentional misrepresentation) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(inventing a c...
Web 2.0 Best Practices :  USE COMMON SENSE! <ul><li>Read the privacy policies and check your profile settings </li></ul><u...
More Information is on the Web! <ul><li>Search “Common Craft” videos on YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Learning 2.0 tutorial   ...
Public Domain Content Sources <ul><li>Be sure to check the terms of use for each site before using any of their content. <...
Questions? <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Marianne Hebert </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SUNY Potsdam </li></ul></ul></...
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  1. 1. Interactive Classrooms : Using Web 2.0 Technologies SUNY Potdsam TLT DAY January 16, 2008
  2. 2. Definitions <ul><li>What is Web 2.0? </li></ul><ul><li>Internet trend in how users are using web based tools for interconnectivity and interactivity. </li></ul><ul><li>What is social networking ? Ambiguous, evolving, extremely popular. Online communities (usually web-based) where individuals can share common interests, activities and ideas, get connected, meet new people, and generally communicate. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tagging , Tag clouds, Folksonomies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS feeds (really simple syndication) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mash-up (mixed content is recombined) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WYSIWYG (sort of easy web editor) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Who are the Web 2.0 Users? <ul><li>Millions: Young and Old </li></ul><ul><li>Children & adolescents: Games, texting, artwork </li></ul><ul><li>College students: Stay connected with family & friends </li></ul><ul><li>Professionals: Share information, ideas, opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Family members : Online calendars, photo-sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Parents: Support groups, advice, event planning </li></ul><ul><li>Retirees: Voice opinions, advice, shop </li></ul>
  4. 4. Pew Report on Teen Content Creators <ul><li>39% of online teens share their own artistic creations online, such as artwork, photos, stories, or videos, up from 33% in 2004. </li></ul><ul><li>33% create or work on webpages or blogs for others, including those for groups they belong to, friends, or school assignments, basically unchanged from 2004 (32%). </li></ul><ul><li>28% have created their own online journal or blog, up from 19% in 2004. </li></ul><ul><li>27% maintain their own personal webpage, up from 22% in 2004. </li></ul><ul><li>26% remix content they find online into their own creations, up from 19% in 2004. </li></ul><ul><li>Amanda Lenhart, Mary Madden, Alexandra Rankin Macgill, and Aaron Smith, Pew Internet & American Life Project December 19, 2007 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Blogs, Wikis, Chat: Why Should You Care? <ul><li>Teens and young adults are interacting online and using mobile technologies everyday for day-to-day communications. </li></ul><ul><li>They are finding and using and re-inventing information in new ways. </li></ul><ul><li>They expect their online environments to be interactive and customizable. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Why Gen Y Is Going to Change the Web” </li></ul><ul><li>http://tinyurl.com/57brbb </li></ul>
  6. 6. Web 2.0 for Higher Education? <ul><li>Secondary education has really embraced Web 2.0 applications in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>High school students are using blogs and wikis before they get here… </li></ul><ul><li>They continue to use them recreationally because they are free! </li></ul><ul><li>Colleges and Universities that embrace web 2.0 technologies will attract and retain students </li></ul>
  7. 7. Collaborate and Connect <ul><li>Social Networks: ( Facebook, MySpace) </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs (web log) </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter (microblog) </li></ul><ul><li>RSS (aggregator for blogs, video, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis (Hawaiian word for “fast”) </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate (Develop content online with friends) </li></ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking (tag & share your web citations) </li></ul><ul><li>Photo and video sharing (tag and share) </li></ul><ul><li>Manage your book shelf (catalog and write reviews) </li></ul><ul><li>Play games (virtual worlds) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Social Networks: Connect with People <ul><li>Facebook: Academic social site </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace: General public social site </li></ul><ul><li>Ning: Create your own subject specific social sites </li></ul><ul><li>Cafemom: Advice and support for moms </li></ul><ul><li>Orkut: General public social site by Google </li></ul><ul><li>Linkedin : Professional’s network </li></ul><ul><li>Dating Services: eHarmony, Match.com, JDate, Christian Mingle, ManHunt </li></ul>
  9. 9. Social Networks: Why Faculty Participate <ul><li>Stay current with professional trends </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate with colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Know what students are doing and why </li></ul><ul><li>Provide an adult presence </li></ul><ul><li>Set an example for appropriate behavior and use of media </li></ul><ul><li>Help prepare students for the employment marketplace </li></ul><ul><li>Create content for mobile learning </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with friends and family </li></ul><ul><li>Look less like an old fuddy-duddy </li></ul>
  10. 10. Facebook <ul><li>Students view Facebook as a social, not academic space. Most students are not interested in “friending” faculty, but you can still use Facebook to : </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with some students </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Stay connected with alumni </li></ul><ul><li>Market to potential students (e.g. create Groups for programs) </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty advisors to student organizations can create or join Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Create Events and invite students and colleagues to come </li></ul><ul><li>Use Facebook Ads to advertise programs, courses and events </li></ul><ul><li>Contact students when they ignore campus email </li></ul><ul><li>Check student profiles before you hire them </li></ul><ul><li>Check student profiles before you write letters of recommendation </li></ul>
  11. 11. Facebook Applications <ul><ul><li>Facebook has hundreds of external add-on applications (software widgets) mostly recreational. For academics: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Search Library databases: JSTOR, WorldCat </li></ul><ul><li>Manage and recommend books (WeRead, GoodReads, LibraryThing) </li></ul><ul><li>View faculty ratings (Rate My Professor & Professor ratings) </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliography Tools (CiteMe, Carmun) </li></ul><ul><li>Course connections (Courses 2.0, CourseFeed, MyCourses) </li></ul><ul><li>Shite Gifts for Academics (humor) </li></ul>
  12. 12. MySpace <ul><li>Grade My Professor (this feature works and is well populated with SUNY Potsdam professor ratings. </li></ul><ul><li>You need to have an account on MySpace in order to view the ratings. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Blogs: Read-Write Web <ul><li>Free web-based blog software: </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress </li></ul><ul><li>LiveJournal </li></ul><ul><li>Search the Blogosphere: </li></ul><ul><li>Google Blog Search </li></ul><ul><li>Technorati </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2008 EduBlog Awards (examples of educational blogs mostly secondary education) </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Blogging for the Classroom <ul><li>E-portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Creative writing </li></ul><ul><li>Document an event or trip </li></ul><ul><li>Create online pamphlets </li></ul><ul><li>Stay current with trends in your profession </li></ul><ul><li>Higher Education Example: Meredith Farkas Drupal Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal is an open source content management system </li></ul>
  15. 15. Stay Current and Manage Your Media <ul><li>RSS Feeds: Really Simple Syndication </li></ul><ul><li>Web Feeds: news feeds, syndicated feed </li></ul><ul><li>Feed readers: aggregators, news reader </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Reader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bloglines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thunderbird client : Content looks like email </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia’s comparison of feed aggregators </li></ul>
  16. 16. Twitter http://www.twitter.com <ul><li>A Microblog: What are you doing right now? </li></ul><ul><li>Messages are limited to 140 characters (0nly text and links, no photos, no videos, no maps) </li></ul><ul><li>Send & receive text messages on your cell phone or web </li></ul><ul><li>Follow “tweets” of friends, colleagues & organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Tweet at conferences and events </li></ul><ul><li>GovTwit: directory of government agencies that twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Twellow: Twitter Directory for everyone </li></ul>
  17. 17. Twitter : What are people saying? <ul><li>I just ate a burrito. </li></ul><ul><li>I am back home, cooking dinner, reading NYT. </li></ul><ul><li>I just landed in LaGuardia airport, but stranded for the next 24 hours #TLT2009 </li></ul><ul><li>I’m sitting in Ballroom A, 3 rd row left. </li></ul><ul><li>Meet us for lunch at the sushi restaurant. </li></ul><ul><li>This is the most boring lecture ever! </li></ul><ul><li>When did the prof just say when our project is due? </li></ul><ul><li>BIO101 quiz. What is the answer to question 17? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Search Twitter <ul><li>http:// search.twitter.com </li></ul><ul><li>Search hash tags (#TLT2009) to find common threads (especially useful for conference attendees) </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced search lets you search by geographic location, and limit by date or username, search for tweets with links, and tweets with attitudes </li></ul><ul><li>Browse trend topics </li></ul>
  19. 19. Wikis <ul><li>Collaborative website that uses markup language or WYSIWYG editor via a web browser. (Hawaiian word wiki-wiki means quick-quick). </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki Software: </li></ul><ul><li>Mediawiki (open source) example: Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>PBWiki (free hosted service) </li></ul><ul><li>WetPaint (free hosted service) </li></ul><ul><li>Wetpaint Wikis in Education : Suggestions for use and links to wikis </li></ul>
  20. 20. Collaborate <ul><li>Google Docs (spreadsheets, presentations and word processing) </li></ul><ul><li>Zoho (A whole suite of applications) </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare (power point shows) </li></ul><ul><li>OfficeLive (share documents, plan events, templates) </li></ul><ul><li>writewith (online group writing environment, track changes, chat, assign tasks) </li></ul>
  21. 21. Social Bookmarking: Whither the 3x5 card? <ul><li>Store, organize, search, manage and share bookmarks of web pages on the Internet with the help of tags. Some let you add bookmarklets to your browser to make it easy to add content. </li></ul><ul><li>del.ic.ious : Subscribe to tags, create tag bundles </li></ul><ul><li>spurl : Save bookmarks with full text searching of webpages, add notes and recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Furl : Save pages in an archive </li></ul><ul><li>Diigo : Web Highlighter, add sticky notes. </li></ul><ul><li>Ottobib : Citation generator that creates permalinks to bibliographies (books only) </li></ul>
  22. 22. Photo & Video Sharing <ul><li>Flickr (upload, edit, organize, share) </li></ul><ul><li>Picasa (organize, edit create, share) </li></ul><ul><li>Picnik (pretty good easy web-based editor) </li></ul><ul><li>Shutterfly (affordable printing option) </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube (browse videos under “education”) </li></ul><ul><li>Google Video (has advanced search features) </li></ul>
  23. 23. Image Tools for the Classroom
  24. 24. Image Tools for the Classroom <ul><li>Gliffy : Create and share diagrams </li></ul><ul><li>Bubbl.us : Create colorful “mind maps”, download or share maps online </li></ul><ul><li>Dabbleboard : Online white board, includes toolkits for floor plans, charts, and image markups. </li></ul><ul><li>Scribblar : Multimedia collaborative space with whiteboard </li></ul><ul><li>Picnik : Online photo and editor </li></ul><ul><li>Sketchcast : Create animated drawings </li></ul><ul><li>Generator Blog : List of web software that generate images…some pretty weird stuff! </li></ul>
  25. 25. Image Tools for the Classroom <ul><li>Animoto : Create videos from image and audio files, and share them </li></ul><ul><li>Odiogo : Convert blog posts into podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Google maps : Customize a google map: add lines, shapes, links to images and websites, upload data. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: http://tinyurl.com/7pjj5t </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Big Huge Labs : Image editor lets you generate custom jigsaw puzzles, magazine covers, calendars… </li></ul><ul><li>Letter James : Image generator lets you personalize images, calendars, cards, </li></ul>
  26. 26. Misc Web Tools for the Classroom <ul><li>Timetoast : Create and share timelines </li></ul><ul><li>UTipU : Create audio screen shots, share online </li></ul><ul><li>Edmodo : microblog for education. Create classroom environment for classroom alerts, assignments, events, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Amberjack : Create guided tours of websites. Show students how to navigate web based applications like Blackboard or research databases. </li></ul><ul><li>OpenHuddle : Create rooms to collaborate using video chat, drawing boards and instant message </li></ul>
  27. 27. Books and Reading <ul><li>LibraryThing (import catalog records, organize your books, tag, write reviews, share…) </li></ul><ul><li>GoodReads </li></ul><ul><li>aNobii </li></ul><ul><li>Shelfari </li></ul><ul><li>BooksConnect </li></ul><ul><li>WeRead </li></ul>
  28. 28. Play Games <ul><li>Second Life : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online courses for distance learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive library reference desks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exhibits and galleries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Historical re-enactments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second Life in Education wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PMOG Passively Multiplayer Online Game: a Firefox extension lets you create web based “missions.” Players earn points, find traps and treasures. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Issues: The Good and the Bad <ul><li>Trust (recognize intentional misrepresentation) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(inventing a cool avatar is acceptable and common) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(phishing and soliciting minors is illegal) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blurring of private and professional lives </li></ul><ul><li>Information Literacy (teach effective use of technology) </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Inequalities (literacy, age, race, gender income bracket and educational backgrounds) </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright Ownership and Fair Use </li></ul>
  30. 30. Web 2.0 Best Practices : USE COMMON SENSE! <ul><li>Read the privacy policies and check your profile settings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who can view your content (friends, family anyone?) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who owns your content (you or the network owners?) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who can download and use your content? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is your content searchable by web crawlers and search engines? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be cautious about what you post: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your name and phone number? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your calendar and work schedule? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your address or work location? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pictures of yourself doing fun (but possibly indiscreet) things? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online chatter with friends about highly personal things? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photos of family, friends or children? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assume anyone can or will see your content (e.g. employers, family members, clergy, pedophiles, stalkers, criminals) </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget it is the internet…a virtual main street. </li></ul><ul><li>The internet never forgets </li></ul>
  31. 31. More Information is on the Web! <ul><li>Search “Common Craft” videos on YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Learning 2.0 tutorial 23 Things tutorial created by the PLCMC Library for library staff </li></ul>
  32. 32. Public Domain Content Sources <ul><li>Be sure to check the terms of use for each site before using any of their content. </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons Content Directory </li></ul><ul><li>WikiMedia Commons </li></ul><ul><li>Art Images for College Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr Commons </li></ul><ul><li>New York Public Library Digital Library </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia Public Domain Image Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr (Picture Australia, Library of Congress) </li></ul>
  33. 33. Questions? <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Marianne Hebert </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SUNY Potsdam </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>

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