Web 2.0 in the classroom

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  • Web 2.0 in the classroom

    1. 1. Web 2.0 - Connecting the World Wando High School
    2. 2. It is easier to change the location of a cemetery than to change the school curriculum. Woodrow Wilson
    3. 3. This is a Dynamic Presentation <ul><li>Static vs. Dynamic </li></ul><ul><li>Online handouts </li></ul><ul><li>Live Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Wandofaculty.wikispaces.com </li></ul>
    4. 4. The Machine is Us/ing Us <ul><li>Created by an anthropology professor </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrates several Web 2.0 concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul>Source: Mike Wesch, Kansas State University - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLlGopyXT_g
    5. 5. What is Web 2.0?
    6. 6. <ul><li>Read/Write Web </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis, blogs, tagging </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MySpace, Facebook, Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personal Interaction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IM, Skype </li></ul></ul>What is Web 2.0?
    7. 7. What is Web 2.0?
    8. 8. What is Web 2.0? <ul><li>Individuals as Multimedia Producers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasting, YouTube, TeacherTube, Flickr </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Earth </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of several web pages into one </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS feeds, NetVibes, Mash-ups </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Whole new worlds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Second Life </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Are our kids using this? <ul><li>About 87% of kids (ages 12-17) use the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>55% of online teens use Social Networking Sites </li></ul><ul><li>33% of online teens share their own creative content online </li></ul><ul><li>22% report keeping their own personal webpage </li></ul>Source: Pew Internet and American Life Project - http://www.pewinternet.org/index.asp
    10. 10. Are our kids using this? <ul><li>32% say that they have created or worked on webpages or blogs </li></ul><ul><li>19% of online teens keep a blog </li></ul><ul><li>38% of online teens read blogs. </li></ul><ul><li>19% of Internet-using teens say they remix content they find online into their own artistic creations . </li></ul>Source: Pew Internet and American Life Project - http://www.pewinternet.org/index.asp
    11. 11. Who is doing what? Source: Business Week 6/11/07 - http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/07_24/b4038405.htm
    12. 12. Why should we care? <ul><li>Communication for Net Gen </li></ul><ul><li>If we don’t teach them, who will? </li></ul><ul><li>Fraudulent Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity is the one edge that we still have </li></ul><ul><li>Our students are the next generation of leaders </li></ul>
    13. 13. Why should we care? <ul><li>Q: What rank are we in the world in Broadband Penetration? </li></ul><ul><li>A: At last count, 25 th (even behind Estonia) </li></ul>Here we are  Here is Estonia
    14. 14. Net Gen’s Concept of Work <ul><li>Speed </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom </li></ul><ul><li>Openness </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Mobility </li></ul><ul><li>Authenticity </li></ul><ul><li>Playfulness </li></ul><ul><li>Fun </li></ul>How many of us incorporate these ideas into our classrooms and assignments? Source: Wikinomics – Tapscott and Williams – p. 54
    15. 15. How do we integrate this? <ul><li>Easy to implement </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>English </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Jungle </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vocab Lesson </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1984 ( video 1 , video 2 ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Canterbury Tales </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Visuwords </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kartoo – good for History and Science also </li></ul></ul></ul>
    16. 16. How do we integrate this? <ul><li>Examples (cont.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>US History - Vietnam War ( Final Project ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>US Government – Summer Reading Wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science – Encyclopedia of Life </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Flat World Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example of Student Output </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Thinkquest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example of Thinkquest project </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Suggested Reading
    18. 18. Suggested Reading <ul><li>Wired Magazine </li></ul><ul><li>The World Is Flat by Thomas Friedman </li></ul><ul><li>The Long Tail by Chris Anderson </li></ul><ul><li>Tough Choices or Tough Times: The Report of the New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce </li></ul><ul><li>Wikinomics by by Tapscott and Williams </li></ul>
    19. 19. Food for thought <ul><li>Video made by a HS tech coordinator in CO </li></ul><ul><li>Intended for his staff of 150 </li></ul><ul><li>Posted to YouTube in Aug. 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Over 5,000,000 views in only 9 months </li></ul><ul><li>Did You Know? </li></ul>
    20. 20. Any Questions?

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