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Teaching with Technology

  1. 1. Teaching with Technology<br />Collaboration Beyond the Classroom<br />
  2. 2. “FB poke me when you get this tweet, I’ll google doc the update for the wiki based on the prof’s latest blog post.”<br />
  3. 3. Why Collaboration?<br />Enhance critical thinking skills<br />Foster teamwork<br />Prepare for the virtual workplace<br />Expand learning beyond the classroom<br />
  4. 4. Web 2.0<br />Differentiates between static WWW pages and interactive social media<br />Share, reuse and repurpose information<br />Example<br />I looked for other presentations on SlideShare to get ideas for organizing this one<br />
  5. 5. Web 2.0<br />Blogs and microblogs<br />Wikis<br />Video and photo sharing<br />Document sharing<br />Social bookmarking<br />Social networks<br />
  6. 6. Blogs<br />Owner posts information or opinions and updates it regularly<br />Readers can comment on posts<br />Can include text, images, and videos.<br />Sites<br />http://www.blogger.com<br />http:///www.wordpress.com<br />http://www.livejournal.com<br />
  7. 7. Microblogs<br />Blogs in 140 characters or less<br />Posts broadcasted to followers<br />Followers can reply or repost<br />Available via web or cell phone apps<br />Sites<br />http://www.twitter.com<br />http://www.tumblr.com<br />http://www.plurk.com<br />
  8. 8. Blogs<br />Microblogs<br />Pull technology<br />Longer, in-depth posts<br />Organized<br />Desktop<br />Push technology<br />Short, quick posts<br />Streamed<br />Mobile<br />
  9. 9. RSS Feeds<br />Change blogs to push technology<br />Aggregator compiles posts from blogs to which you subscribe <br />Send to website<br />http://www.bloglines.com<br />http://www.google.com/reader<br />Send to desktop with RSS reader software<br />
  10. 10. RSS Feeds<br />Take blogs mobile<br />RSS Feed apps available on cell phones<br />
  11. 11. Blogging in the Classroom<br />Use your own blog to send information to students<br />Have individual students create blogs for long, application level assignments<br />FYE: How Will I Use What I Learn<br />Astronomy: Astronomy in the News<br />Use RSS feed to subscribe to multiple blogs<br />
  12. 12. Microblogging in the Classroom<br />Homework help line<br />Changes to course schedule, assignments<br />Students summarize reading in single tweet<br />Delayed questions<br />Follow an expert<br />
  13. 13. Wikis<br />Web page the multiple authors create and edit dynamically<br />Wikipedia<br />Sites<br />http://www.wikispaces.com<br />http://sites.google.com<br />http://www.pbworks.com<br />
  14. 14. Wikis in the Classroom<br />Assign a group of students to create a wiki on a given topic<br />SOC 110: Diversity issue area<br />PHY 111: Astronomical objects<br />Give specific content assignments on a regular basis<br />Track contributions of individual students<br />
  15. 15. Video, Photo and Document Sharing<br />Can be public or private<br />Anyone can access public items<br />Only those to whom you give URL can access private<br />Usually one way, not collaborative<br />Upload file for others to use<br />Can view but not edit<br />
  16. 16. Video Sharing<br />Create video files<br />Simple videos from cell phone<br />Edited videos from camera<br />Narrated presentations<br />Screen captures<br />Convert file to type to be shared<br />
  17. 17. Video Sharing<br />Conversion site<br />http://zamzar.com<br />Sharing sites<br />http://www.youtube.com<br />http://www.schooltube.com<br />http://www.teachertube.com<br />
  18. 18. Photo Sharing<br />Any static digital image<br />May be edited online<br />Sites<br />http://www.flickr.com<br />http://www.photobucket.com<br />http://www.snapbucket.com<br />
  19. 19. Video/Photo Sharing in the Classroom<br />ECO 152: Economics concepts video<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7bURZfa6kQ<br />Astronomy Picture of the Day<br />
  20. 20. Document Sharing<br />Allow for collaboration<br />One user creates and upload file<br />Another can edit or use<br />May be public or private<br />Sites<br />http://docs.google.com<br />http://www.keepandshare.com<br />http://www.mediafire.com<br />
  21. 21. Document Sharing in the Classroom<br />Group research paper<br />Group presentation<br />Peer review for writing<br />
  22. 22. Specialized File Sharing<br />http://www.slideshare.com<br />Share PowerPoint presentations<br />View only<br />Make available for download<br />
  23. 23. Social Bookmarking<br />Organize and share web bookmarks<br />Not sharing content, just a link to it<br />Tag bookmarks to organize them<br />May be able to organize into folders<br />Sites<br />http://www.digg.com<br />http://www.delicious.com<br />http://www.reddit.com<br />
  24. 24. Social Bookmarking in the Classroom<br />Organize informational bookmarks by subject or class<br />Organize all Web 2.0 links in one place<br />Example:<br />http://www.diigo.com/list/eflclassroom/web-20<br />
  25. 25. Social Networking<br />Groups of people with common interests meeting online to share information<br />Status updates<br />Location<br />Photos<br />Videos<br />
  26. 26. Social Networking<br />http://www.facebook.com<br />Keep professional separate from personal<br />Different emails for different accounts<br />Do not friend each other<br />Keep profile private<br />Use moderated groups<br />Periodically clean out “friends” list<br />
  27. 27. Social Networking<br />http://www.secondlife.com<br />3-D virtual reality world<br />Requires software downloaded to your computer<br />Conduct virtual classroom<br />Use virtual worlds created by others<br />
  28. 28. Social Networking<br />http://www.linkedin.com<br />Business oriented<br />Make connections based on work<br />Job searching<br />Four levels<br />Basic – free<br />Others have cost<br />
  29. 29. Social Networking<br />http://www.classroom20.com<br />Education oriented<br />Designed to share information about classroom uses of Web 2.0 tools<br />http://www.educationalnetworking.com/List+of+Networks<br />List of other education-oriented social networks<br />
  30. 30. Where to go from here<br />Join Classroom 2.0 or other network<br />Sign up for RSS feed and find 2-3 blogs to follow<br />Start a twitter account and follow some people to see how it works.<br />Start a social bookmarking site<br />