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This presentation provides Educators a glimpse of the free technology tools available to incorporate into the educational outreach and program delivery. This presentation was shared with Tri-County Family Living Extension Educators and staff as well as a few from other program areas in December of 2009.

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  • Sources: 1) 3.0 for 2008 Newly Revised Edition Created by Karl Fisch, and modified by Scott McLeod; Globalization & The Information Age
  • Educational Technology UWEX

    1. 1. EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY: FREE WEB-BASED TOOLS FOR COOP-EXTENSION COLLEAGUES Heidi Dusek Youth & Family Coordinator, Outagamie County UW-Extension
    2. 2. Resources for this presentation <ul><li>This presentation is available at: </li></ul><ul><li>An outline of tools referenced is available at: </li></ul><ul><li>Research is sited on most slides, however much of my information comes from the PEW Research Center: Internet & Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Definitions came from: </li></ul>
    3. 3. Strengths in using technology? <ul><li>Engage audience </li></ul><ul><li>Time savings </li></ul><ul><li>Cost savings </li></ul><ul><li>Popular means for staying connected to others </li></ul>
    4. 4. Weaknesses in using technology? <ul><li>Privacy concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of understanding (staff/audience) </li></ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Policies restricting access </li></ul><ul><li>Less human interaction </li></ul>
    5. 5. Opportunities technology can provide? <ul><li>New programming format </li></ul><ul><li>Reach newer/diverse audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Source of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Could save staff time and resources </li></ul><ul><li>constantly evolving- becoming more user friendly </li></ul>
    6. 6. Threats in using technology? <ul><li>Keeping up with the changes </li></ul><ul><li>Inappropriate use </li></ul><ul><li>Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual replacing “real life” </li></ul>
    7. 7. Who is YOUR audience? <ul><li>Video: Did You Know? </li></ul><ul><li>3.0 for 2008 Newly Revised Edition Created by Karl Fisch, and modified by Scott McLeod; Globalization & The Information Age </li></ul><ul><li>PEW Internet and American LIFE project, Generations online in 2009 </li></ul>
    8. 8. All Whites (75%) All Blacks (59%) English-Speaking Hispanics (80%) 73%* of the population reports using the internet or email. Here is a breakdown of use among different online groups. (shown as a percentage of population online) 18-29 Years Old (90%) 30-49 Years Old (85%) 50-64 Years Old (70%) 65+ Years Old (35%) No High School Degree (44%) College Graduates (91%) <$30K Income (53%) >$75K Income (95%) Men (73%) Women (73%) *Source: Pew Internet & American Life Survey, May 2008. ** This statistic comes from the Pew Internet Project’s Latinos Online data, collected June-October, 2006. High School Graduates (63%) Urban (74%) Rural (63%) Suburban (77%) Spanish-Dominant Hispanics (32%)**
    9. 9. Risks and Considerations <ul><li>Who is your audience? Is it appropriate? </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy (settings/expected behavior) </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright & Fair Use </li></ul><ul><li>Terms of Service Agreement - liability, who owns the content </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability - how do people find your content </li></ul><ul><li>Life of the Data (permission to post) </li></ul><ul><li>Stability of site/Security </li></ul>
    10. 10. Before getting connected….
    11. 11. How do I know what to choose? <ul><li>UW-Cooperative Extension has just released a position paper comparing different technologies, teaching methods, strengths and limitations. </li></ul><ul><li>For more information see this link. * also available on Heidi-edtech bookmark resource at the beginning of this presentation. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Web 2.0 tools <ul><li>Interactive </li></ul><ul><li>Open-Source </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Interact with other applications (widgets) </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated, often using RSS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Real Simple Syndication </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Social Networking <ul><li>Means for individual profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Connect globally </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual communities </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: Facebook, MySpace, Linked In, Ning </li></ul>
    14. 14. Ways to Use Social Networking <ul><li>Extend your network- find connections with others -staff (network, program development, communication) </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing program/products -new audiences (marketing, awareness, fundraising) -fan pages -group pages -event announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate with other groups - Public or private </li></ul>
    15. 16. UW-Extension and Facebook <ul><li>“ The use of Facebook (and other social networking tools) is growing among Cooperative Extension employees, volunteers and youth involved in 4-H.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Extension work-related use of Facebook is already in place and is growing.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Privacy of personal information should be guarded, however.” </li></ul><ul><li>Source: CE-Tech services position paper . For more information on guidance to use social networking in workplace, please see their recommendations. </li></ul>
    16. 18. Adults and Social Networking <ul><li>75% of 18-24 year olds have profile </li></ul><ul><li>57% of 25-34 year olds have profile </li></ul><ul><li>30% of 35-44 year olds have profile </li></ul><ul><li>19% of 45-54 year olds have profile </li></ul><ul><li>10% of 55-64 year olds have profile </li></ul><ul><li>7% of adults 65 and older have a profile. </li></ul><ul><li>These rates have quadrupled since 2005 </li></ul>
    17. 19. Adults use of Social Networking
    18. 20. <ul><li>Real-Simple-Syndication. By having an RSS feed/aggregator, websites that you subscribe to will update in your RSS, rather than you having to go to different website for current content. It’s like having an INBOX for the web. RSS in Plain English -video </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: Google Reader, Bloglines, Pageflakes </li></ul>RSS
    19. 21. Social Bookmarking <ul><li>Similar to a real-life bookmark </li></ul><ul><li>A marker for a Web site. (In Internet Explorer, they're called &quot;Favorites“). </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible from anywhere on the web </li></ul><ul><li>Allow “tags” to sort your bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: Delicious , Filamentality , Diigo , Edmondo </li></ul>
    20. 22. Blog and Micro-blogs <ul><li>Short for &quot;Web Log&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>journal entries posted on a Web page-given a personalized URL address. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows ANYONE to be an author </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: Wordpress, Blogger, Twitter </li></ul>
    21. 23. How are Extension Colleagues using blogs? <ul><li>Newsletter updates </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing Results: Evaluation and Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Programming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fundraising </li></ul></ul>
    22. 26. Managing a blog <ul><li>Establish content- long or short </li></ul><ul><li>Updates (at least 2x per month) </li></ul><ul><li>Make others aware of your blog (clients, partners) </li></ul><ul><li>Track Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Can embed multimedia into blog </li></ul><ul><li>Can embed blog into other networks (Facebook) </li></ul><ul><li>comments-interactive </li></ul>
    23. 28. What is Twitter ? <ul><li>Micro-blogging platform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>140 character limit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrates into other web 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows web and mobile updates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tweet: Twitter posting </li></ul>
    24. 29. Who uses twitter?
    25. 30. Twitter, Tweets, Tweeps <ul><li>Twitter uses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Breaking news </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grassroots organizing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thought ticklers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate with Facebook status </li></ul></ul>
    26. 31. Collaboration Tools <ul><li>Wikis: a Web site that allows users to add and update content. (public or private) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PBWorks, Wikispaces, Wet-Paint </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborative editing and file sharing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writeboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Calendar/scheduling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Doodle </li></ul></ul>
    27. 35. Multimedia Tools <ul><li>Images, video, audio </li></ul><ul><li>TONS of open source software for editing and sharing </li></ul><ul><li>PLEASE remember to get permission to post. You are required by law to obtain release forms and maintain them for the life of the media. </li></ul>
    28. 36. How are Extension Educators using multimedia? <ul><li>Teaching/programming tools </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing - picture is worth a thousand words </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recruitment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrate impacts of programming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Measuring participant experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For more details on how to use photography for evaluation, see this link , scroll down to “Creative Methods” </li></ul></ul>
    29. 37. Photo editing and Sharing <ul><li>GIMP/Pixlr- open source for high end photo editing (similar to Photoshop-but free) </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr- create groups for organization to share photos ( classroom display example ) </li></ul><ul><li>Picassa –requires download. Integrated with Google. Also includes Collage and presentation tools </li></ul><ul><li>Cooliris -fast, cinematic way to view pictures in 3-D </li></ul><ul><li>Foto Flexer -easy-to-use photo editing that integrates with the major online photo-sharing sites </li></ul>
    30. 39. Audio- podcasts <ul><li>Podcasts are audio and video broadcasts that can be played on an iPod, or downloaded to a computer through iTunes. Anyone can create and distribute podcasts. Most common way to share is by posting a link to your website. </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 tools for creating podcasts: Gabcast, pod-o-matic, kidcast </li></ul>
    31. 40. Video Editing and Sharing <ul><li>Teacher tube- video sharing site for teachers. Bypasses most filters typically blocked by YouTube. </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube - free web-based platform to publish videos. Can easily embed into other Web 2.0 UW-Extension does have a YouTube channel- please see the Heidi’s-edtech link for more details. </li></ul>
    32. 41. Presentation tools <ul><li>Animoto - Upload images to this site, select your music and it applies all the transitions and creates a customized a video. Easy-to-use, and very high quality! </li></ul><ul><li>Jing - create short (<5 minutes) screen capture videos with audio support. Free download and server space to store and share the videos you have created. </li></ul><ul><li>SlideRocket - With SlideRocket you quickly make stunning presentations, manage a library of slides and assets, share them securely with colleagues, and measure how they're used </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare - upload PowerPoint presentations to share publicly or privately. Like YouTube, but for presentations. </li></ul>
    33. 42. Overwhelmed? <ul><li>Just know these applications exist to help you </li></ul><ul><li>If they sound exciting, try to incorporate just 1-2 into your programming. </li></ul><ul><li>Take a deep breathe- this is not a reporting requirement! </li></ul>