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Tapped In: Professional Educators' Collaborative

  1. 1. Tapped In: Professional Educators’ Collaborative NECC Conference July 5, 2006 By Jeff Cooper and David Weksler with thanks to Bridget Martin, Dan Martin, BJ Berquist
  2. 2. Presentation Index Click on to return to this index. Presenter Profiles Files Learning About Tapped In Connecting within Tapped In Tools Navigation Communication Technology Integration Specialists K-12 Students Professional Development Providers Administrators Teachers Help Desk Campus & Room Metaphors Funding Vision
  3. 3. NECC Presenters <ul><li>Jeff Cooper </li></ul><ul><li>David Weksler </li></ul>Ar tsSites Ar ts Learning Programs AP Rules! (K-12) AP BIOLOGY Study GROUP Am erican Indian Studies Am erican Civil War History Am . Physiological Soc. Teach Al t/Correctional Ed AG S Physics (K-12) Aa rons Distance Learning Cla A Wiki Education Community 4t
  4. 4. <ul><li>Jeff began helping educators at Tapped In when it began in 1997. </li></ul><ul><li>Jeff is a career educator with 15 years experience, 10 online; currently he offers his online support services to educators, parents and students. </li></ul><ul><li>Jeff facilitates a number of professional development groups at TI and also Moderates and supports almost 100 groups and K-12 classes. </li></ul><ul><li>Jeff’s June 2006 Perspective on Tapped In </li></ul>Our virtual co-presenter today is Jeff Cooper
  5. 5. Presenter: David Weksler <ul><li>David supports teachers with technology and math curriculum integration in New Jersey. </li></ul><ul><li>David is a longtime Helpdesk volunteer at Tapped In and facilitates the Math and Technology group. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>All NECC Workshop participants should register if they have not done so already </li></ul><ul><li>Members may create: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A virtual office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to two professional development groups, university or K-12 classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A professional profile viewable by peers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Members may: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Join unlimited number of groups or classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enter the separate K-12 student campus </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Guests have limited access and do not have any of the above privileges </li></ul>Free Membership has its Privileges
  7. 7. Tapped In Homepage
  8. 8. Vision <ul><li>Student achievement is directly linked to teacher quality. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers must engage in ongoing professional development throughout their careers. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a free virtual meeting place that supports rich collaborative discourse. </li></ul><ul><li>For teachers to share strategies, resources, and support. </li></ul><ul><li>For teachers to find high quality resources in minutes rather than hours. </li></ul><ul><li>With support to implement effective, classroom-centered learning activities. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Funding & Support <ul><li>Tapped In was created by SRI International in 1997 to transform teacher professional development for PD providers and educators. </li></ul><ul><li>Tapped In currently relies on support from SRI, grants and tenant organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Tapped In relies upon its community to collaborate and support each other voluntarily in the spirit of collegiality </li></ul><ul><li>Tapped In has an active volunteer force that supports guests and members </li></ul>Center for Technology and Learning Sun Microsystems
  10. 10. Campus Metaphor National Writing Project Milwaukee Public Schools Clicking the Tapped In tab in the top frame of TI will show you a clickable campus map. Click on a building and teleport to that building’s Reception room. Tenants have their own buildings
  11. 11. Room Metaphor <ul><li>While you are logged in, you are always in one room or another. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have chat enabled, anything you say will be &quot;heard&quot; by the others that are currently in the room with you. </li></ul><ul><li>You can travel to different rooms and find different resources in different rooms. </li></ul>
  12. 12. After School Online
  13. 13. After School Online <ul><li>All After School Online sessions are recorded and archived as transcripts for TAPPED IN guests and members who missed the sessions. </li></ul><ul><li>If you participate in any After School Online session, you are giving implicit permission for the publication of the transcript from that session on: </li></ul><ul><li>TAPPED IN's transcript archive web pages . </li></ul>
  14. 14. Jeff’s TI Office: Sustained Online Support All members may create an office and two groups (professional development or class)
  15. 15. Why create an office? <ul><li>Keep information that you can access from any computer and utilize room features: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Files and file sharing (up to 4 megs total space) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Threaded Discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text and Image Notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Whiteboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Passageways to other offices, groups, classrooms </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create a virtual presence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hold office hours, meet with parents, peers, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Decorate” your office to reflect and express your professional self </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To Create an Office: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click the “Me” tab in the top frame at Tapped In </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click the “Create your office” link </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Public or Private? It’s up to you. <ul><li>A locked office makes the office private. You can lock the door to your office when you’re holding a private meeting (chat). </li></ul><ul><li>If you lock your office and leave it locked all the time, only you can enter it. </li></ul><ul><li>If you leave it unlocked, people can enter at any time. This is helpful for sharing documents or having meetings that aren’t private. </li></ul><ul><li>Directions to your office to email potential visitors: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Login to Tapped In (register first or login as a guest) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click the Search tab in the top frame </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type the user name of the office holder and click “Find It!” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click the link to the user’s profile, then the link to your office </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You may lock or unlock your office at any time. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Help Desk and Staff Services <ul><li>Live chat with Help Desk 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM EST. </li></ul><ul><li>2 to 3 Tips and Tricks tours each week </li></ul><ul><li>Support and publicity for provider activities </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate group, university and K-12 classroom setup </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly newsletter emailed to members </li></ul><ul><li>Experienced online meeting facilitators </li></ul>
  18. 18. Help Desk <ul><li>Help Desk Volunteers http:// =8471&state= displayHelpDeskTab </li></ul>
  19. 19. Tapped In Calendar July 16-22, 2006
  20. 20. Tapped In Festival <ul><li>On July 19 th , 2006 Tapped In holds its annual Festival with a variety of guest workshop leaders and keynote speakers. </li></ul><ul><li>8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Tapped In Festival 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>8:00 AM Keynote with Will Richardson & Midge Frazel </li></ul><ul><li>8:00 AM NASA Resource Room for Educators and Students </li></ul><ul><li>9:00 AM Creating Web-based Digital Movies in LA and SS Classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>10:00 AM NOAA Resources for Educators and Students </li></ul><ul><li>11:00 AM Faculty Resistance to Online Learning </li></ul><ul><li>12:00 PM E-Portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>2:00 PM NOAA Resources for Educators and Students </li></ul><ul><li>3:00 PM Targeting Librarians! </li></ul><ul><li>4:00 PM Teaching and Learning using Elluminate Live! </li></ul><ul><li>4:00 PM Blitz Prompts from WriteTalk </li></ul><ul><li>4:00 PM Pepperdine Alumni Featured Speaker - Arthur Rouse </li></ul><ul><li>5:00 PM Donelle Blubaugh PBS </li></ul><ul><li>6:00 PM NASA Resource Room for Educators and Students </li></ul><ul><li>6:00 PM Wendy Ennis Mesopotamia Web </li></ul><ul><li>7:00 PM Reflections on Tapped In </li></ul>It's party time again in Tapped In! This year's festival theme is Sustaining Professional Development Online. Join the July 19, 8am PDT-8pm PDT series of events chosen to help educators become engaged in and sustain lifelong learning. From keynote speakers Midge Frazel and Will Richardson opening the Festival to Dianne Allen closing the festival with a challenge to participants on how participation at Tapped In can be extended to provide value-added inputs (reflective structures) for professional development that may be accredited by schools, districts or other agencies. Keep an eye on the calendar to see the latest schedule!
  21. 21. Educators may: <ul><li>Try out new ideas in a safe, supportive environment </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in or lead topical discussion and groups </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor peers </li></ul><ul><li>Create accounts and classrooms for their own K-12 students to work in a safe & secure environment </li></ul><ul><li>Share expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Benefit from collegial support </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with colleagues around the globe </li></ul>
  22. 22. Noted Expert: Bernie Dodge <ul><li>Bernie Dodge is the creator of the WebQuest, and QuestGarden. </li></ul><ul><li>He is a professor of Educational Technology at San Diego State University. </li></ul><ul><li>Bernie regularly delivers discussions on WebQuests at Tapped In. </li></ul><ul><li>Educators are encouraged to invite others to join with Tapped In’s many virtual communities of practice. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Teachers do: Susan Roseman <ul><li>Susan M. Roseman </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary teacher Ottawa, Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Susan leads The K to 3 Great Resources Group on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 8 pm EST. </li></ul>Susan mines the web for her active themed sessions. The transcripts are excellent “Hot Lists”.
  24. 24. Teachers do. <ul><li>Shelley P. Ardis </li></ul><ul><li>Online modules on deaf-related technology accommodations </li></ul><ul><li>National Study Groups using Bulletin Boards at </li></ul><ul><li>Review of Deaf Specific Software - what's left after the OS upgrades? </li></ul><ul><li>Projects and discussions - Visual Learning methods and tools </li></ul>I really look forward to meeting with other professionals and up-and-coming professionals in deaf education this year. There are a lot of innovative projects happening in deaf education. I hope you get involved!
  25. 25. Teachers can help: Hurricane Central
  26. 26. Administrators do. <ul><li>Milwaukee Public Schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Private offices, sessions, and groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MPS online events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Teacher Cadre </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IEP Support Room </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides their own Help Desk volunteers </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Administrators can. <ul><li>Share online resources easily with staff. </li></ul><ul><li>Share best practice with colleagues. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide format for Study Groups or Book Clubs. </li></ul><ul><li>Use Tapped In to provide ongoing and sustained professional development. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Professional Development Providers <ul><li>Develop, implement, and manage online courses, workshops, seminars, mentoring programs, and other collaborative activities that supplement, or function in lieu of, face-to-face activities. </li></ul><ul><li>With the support needed to use online technology effectively. </li></ul><ul><li>Many exemplary PD efforts find it difficult to maintain support for teachers after an institute or workshop, to encourage sustained interaction among participating teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>With Tapped In PD providers can offer pre and post workshop collaboration, link and file sharing. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Professional Development Providers <ul><li>Dr. Thompson has created two new groups to support preservice and first year teachers and teachers who teach teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers in Training </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Both meet on the first Thursday of each month. </li></ul>Dr. Mary Thompson is a teaching instructor at the University of Houston. “ Mary FT” is also a TI Help Desk Volunteer.
  30. 30. Technology Integration Specialists <ul><li>Jeff Cooper </li></ul><ul><li>Education Technology Support Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Involved with educational collaboratives for over eight years. </li></ul><ul><li>Jeff and David Weksler will present a workshop on Tapped In at NECC 2006. </li></ul>When I was a kid, it was called &quot;cheating&quot; it's called &quot;collaborating.&quot;
  31. 31. K-12 Students <ul><li>Student accounts are restricted in two major ways - communication with regular members and the rooms that they can access. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will always be in the K-12 Student Campus when they log in to Tapped In. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers may choose to keep their students solely within their TI classroom, or collaborate with students from other TI classes. </li></ul>
  32. 32. K-12 Students Anne Truger leads CyberSpace Booktalk in the Student Campus. It is a private room only opened to students she enrolled. Students from two different high schools in two very different economic areas of Chicago read a novel in tandem. Students met in the CyberSpace Booktalk room to discuss the book. Anne led a workshop session on this project at NECC 2005. Anne also leads the group Clay Animation for Education. To unite classroom teachers who currently do clay animation or would like to try clay animation. There is a link to her students’ films in the group room.
  33. 33. The K to 3 Resource Room
  34. 34. Math Resources K-20+
  35. 35. Science Resources K-20+
  36. 36. K-12 Student Campus <ul><li>Read a transcript of a session on student learning using the Student Campus. </li></ul><ul><li>Bringing K-12 Students into Tapped In </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul>
  37. 37. Technology Integration Specialists <ul><li>Tapped In includes virtual groups in almost every content area and subject. </li></ul><ul><li>Discover and recommend experts, mentors and colleagues around the world. </li></ul>
  38. 38. Communication <ul><li>Synchronous (real-time) communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private Messages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>White Board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link and file sharing to view during sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Asynchronous (delayed) communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Threaded Discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Members with chat enabled during sessions receive Chat transcripts </li></ul></ul>
  39. 39. Individuals make it happen! <ul><li>All members create a profile. </li></ul><ul><li>Your profile can be simple or detailed. </li></ul><ul><li>To see a profile highlight a name in a chat window and click on the identity button. </li></ul><ul><li>A photo is a nice touch. </li></ul>
  40. 40. Navigation <ul><li>Print the User Interface Guide . </li></ul><ul><li>Place it beside your computer. </li></ul><ul><li>Log on and Learn by Doing! </li></ul>
  41. 41. Navigation Top Click on this “building” to go to Reception. It is not uncommon to get lost or separated from your group. Remember to log out. When you are logged in, you are always in a room. You can also see which room you are in from the &quot;You are in ______&quot; at the top of the chat area.
  42. 42. Navigation Top Me Tab: Access your groups, read saved messages, edit your buddies, change your personal settings and more. Search. People, groups, files. Favorite Places: Favorite places allow you to get to your Tapped In destinations in two clicks from anywhere in the community. A pull-down list of your favorite places appears in the upper right of the window. Be sure to click the &quot;go&quot; button after you select the location.
  43. 43. Navigation Chat See what you and others are saying in the larger output area. Type what you want to say in the input line at the bottom and press return (or click Say). The chat area enables you to engage in real-time text-based conversations.
  44. 44. Navigation: Chat On the left side of the chat area are two awareness tabs. Here. Lists who is in the room with you. Online. Lists who is currently online and what room they are in anywhere in the system. Refresh. People come and go. For conversations, you all must be in the same room.
  45. 45. Navigation: Chat Help. Lists and describes input line actions you can use in addition to &quot;plain talk.&quot;. Text Size . You can enlarge or reduce the size of the text so you can see it better. Detach. In detached mode, you can resize the window to whatever size you like. It can be helpful during a meeting with several people.
  46. 46. Navigation: Chat Join. When list shows who is online you can easily join someone in another room (if you have permission to enter.) Click on their name. Then click on the door. Private Message. The private message icon allows you to hold a private one-on-one conversation with another user even if they aren't in the same room. These conversations are totally private! Identity. Click on their name. Then click on the green button. Their profile will appear in an overlay above the room view.
  47. 47. Tools – Groups & Offices <ul><li>Owned by one TI member. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a room associated with them. </li></ul><ul><li>Only group members and approved visitors can enter the room. </li></ul><ul><li>Online conversations. </li></ul><ul><li>Post to the discussion board. </li></ul><ul><li>Upload files. </li></ul><ul><li>Add links and notes to the group room. </li></ul><ul><li>Write on the whiteboard. </li></ul>
  48. 48. Tools in all types of rooms. <ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A welcoming page displaying the welcome note and any featured notes and items. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Notes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lists all the notes in the room. If you have permission, allows you to add, edit, delete, and feature text and image notes. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Files </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lists all the files in the room. If you have permission, allows you to add, edit, delete, and feature files. </li></ul></ul>
  49. 49. Tools in all rooms. <ul><li>Links </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lists all the links in the room. If you have permission, allows you to add, edit, delete, and feature links. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Whiteboard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Displays the whiteboard, which you can write on or erase. Those with appropriate privileges can print it to a note, feature or unfeature it, or edit the full contents of the whiteboard. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Passageways </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lists all the passageways out of the room. If you have permission, allows you to add, delete, and feature passageways. In offices and groups, passageways into the room are also listed. </li></ul></ul>
  50. 50. Learning About Tapped In There are many Tips & Tricks Tours offered weekly! <ul><li>Live chat with Help Desk volunteers is scheduled daily. 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM EST </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks to volunteers from, Germany, Australia, and Asia there always seems to be a volunteer online in TI reception. </li></ul><ul><li>Private tours are available if needed </li></ul>
  51. 51. Help Files
  52. 52. Tapped In Help Files <ul><li>Code of Professional Conduct </li></ul><ul><li>Interface Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Tips for Trainers </li></ul><ul><li>Walden Helpdesk Tour </li></ul><ul><li>Quickcut Notes </li></ul>
  53. 53. Connecting within Tapped In <ul><li>Find people, sessions, and groups that meet your needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Tapped In Events Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Member Perspective Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Find out more about members and groups by clicking on the identity link. </li></ul><ul><li>Find out about shared interests by checking the Featured Passageways and group memberships. </li></ul>
  54. 54. Articles <ul><li>Edutopia: TAPPED IN: Connecting Communities of Learners Online </li></ul><ul><li>“What Educators Can Do at Tapped In” </li></ul><ul><li>Tapped In Flyer </li></ul><ul><li>Tapped In Academic Papers </li></ul><ul><li>Building 21 st Century Collaborative Learning Communities by Jeff Cooper </li></ul><ul><li>Educational MUVEs : Virtual Learning Communities by Jeff Cooper </li></ul>
  55. 55. Milwaukee Public Schools Reception MPS has a very helpful Tapped In Interface Guide that is specific to their community of users. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Chat area Click here to type and hit return