Web 2 For English


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This was a set of notes I used in a series of workshops for teachers in EDB of Hong Kong schools for the IT in Education Section.

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Web 2 For English

  1. 1. Paul McMahon Learning Solutions Asia
  2. 2. <ul><li>Why Web 2.0? </li></ul><ul><li>An overview of 3 tools I consider essential for educators. </li></ul><ul><li>Why I consider teachers should use these. </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping kids safe in the online world. </li></ul><ul><li>Deeper look at 3 tools including hands on. </li></ul><ul><li>Review and questions. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>2.0 as indicative of a new version </li></ul><ul><li>Formerly like TV, now like telephone </li></ul><ul><li>Huge explosion in content </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone can now be an author </li></ul><ul><li>Many mainstream schools have not yet caught on </li></ul><ul><li>Many conventional business models under threat </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>http://www.go2web20.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Some of these allow you to do things you already do but online and maybe using a different purchasing model (quite often free) </li></ul><ul><li>Others harness the power of social networking to offer more </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>What is it? http://blip.tv/file/282928 </li></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Writing for the community (Blogging) </li></ul><ul><li>Shared webspace development (Wiki) </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>What is it? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x66lV7GOcNU </li></ul><ul><li>Furl http://www.furl.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Nice layout. Common tagging is good. Connected to Looksmart search engine </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious http://del.icio.us </li></ul><ul><li>Create your own tags. Bit US centric. More popular with existing blogs. </li></ul><ul><li>Time to sign up! Add me to your network! </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>We are supposed to be using Bloom’s Taxonomy as a model </li></ul>Image copied from Flickr under Creative Commons Licensing
  8. 8. <ul><li>We should be there for the kids, not their parents. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A-ZVCjfWf8 </li></ul><ul><li>More and more of the universities are requiring these skills (and, in some cases, ignoring school assessments) http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/hs/home/home/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>If we are only “organising and delivering content” we are in trouble </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Schools are becoming too busy for staff to access traditional PD </li></ul><ul><li>Schools in my mind are the best places to educate children about using the internet </li></ul>Image copied from Flickr under Creative Commons Licensing
  10. 11. <ul><li>I will only use my first name </li></ul><ul><li>I will never give out my email address </li></ul><ul><li>I will never give out my home address </li></ul><ul><li>I will never give out my telephone number </li></ul><ul><li>I will respect others </li></ul><ul><li>I will never use rude or threatening words </li></ul><ul><li>I will not use text talk or chat language </li></ul><ul><li>I will not copy other people’s work </li></ul><ul><li>I will be responsible for everything I write </li></ul><ul><li>I will check my spelling before posting </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>You need to model learning for a Knowledge-based job in a flat world to students </li></ul><ul><li>Do your students know how you learn? </li></ul>Image copied from Wikipedia under Creative Commons Licensing
  12. 13. <ul><li>Authentic Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Comments can be shared with a group of your choosing or the world </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs exist for about every subject you can imagine </li></ul><ul><li>Many of your students probably have a blog </li></ul><ul><li>Technorati is a great index/feed for blogs http://technorati.com/ </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/ also http://coolcatkid.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://namckeand.blogspot.com/2007/01/getting-my-students-blogging-again.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://inpractice.edublogs.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.petrterrss.eq.edu.au/home/mcrid2/67blog/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.giangdaytructuyen.com/ </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>http://www.edublogs.org </li></ul><ul><li>Designed for schools and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Ad free for educators </li></ul><ul><li>Easier to link to others edublogs </li></ul><ul><li>Supportive of school and teacher policies </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>Offer things of use to your students or other teachers </li></ul><ul><li>It needs to be something you enjoy writing about </li></ul><ul><li>Spread the word and encourage comments. </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>Commoncraft Wiki video http://blip.tv/file/246821 </li></ul><ul><li>Shared space for notes/worksheets etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Public or private </li></ul><ul><li>Can access comments and page history </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>http://englishplace.wetpaint.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://elt.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page </li></ul><ul><li>http://wiki.vec.hku.hk/index.php/Main_Page </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/WebHome </li></ul><ul><li>http://educators.pbwiki.com/K-12+example+wikis </li></ul>
  18. 19. <ul><li>Most wikis are set up the same way (concept is most important) </li></ul><ul><li>Professional tutorial on PB wiki here </li></ul><ul><li>Many blog postings about how to insert elements into wikis/blogs. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wikispaces.org </li></ul>
  19. 20. <ul><li>Paul McMahon </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Solutions Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: w81702808 m91705605 </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint http://iclassroom.hkedcity.net/teacher/teacher979 </li></ul>