A (Very) Brief Introduction to Tech Tools

499 views

Published on

An introduction to tech tools and our school wikis for our staff

Published in: Technology, Business
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
499
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
20
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
2
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

A (Very) Brief Introduction to Tech Tools

  1. 1. A (Very) Brief Introduction to Tech Tools Teacher In-Service Fall 2009 Lydia Schultz
  2. 2. Tools: What are some of the most popular in education circles? <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. BLOGS <ul><li>Short for “web log” </li></ul><ul><li>A place for people to write entries (called “posts”) in an on-going basis </li></ul><ul><li>Many based on education: </li></ul><ul><li>Here is a sample: </li></ul><ul><li>Free Technology for Teachers </li></ul>
  4. 4. RSS Feeds <ul><li>A tool to subscribe to particular web posts </li></ul><ul><li>Like getting a newspaper article or magazine delivered to you directly </li></ul><ul><li>Can be received by email or different source such as Google Reader </li></ul>
  5. 5. Twitter <ul><li>A site that allows “micro-blogging” </li></ul><ul><li>People can write only 140 characters or less </li></ul><ul><li>Can be useful for sharing links (websites) or getting quick advice: </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul>
  6. 6. Wikis <ul><li>From the Hawaiian word for “fast” </li></ul><ul><li>A collaborative website that can be created quickly and can be added to easily </li></ul><ul><li>Many free options for teachers and students </li></ul>
  7. 7. Links to the TTSP Wikis <ul><li>TTSP Media Wiki for Students </li></ul><ul><li>A website to consolidate material for students in grades 3 through 8 </li></ul><ul><li>TTSP Staff Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>A website to collect material for our staff to share resources and ideas </li></ul>
  8. 8. Explore the TTSP Wikis <ul><li>Student Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Which topics would you want to make sure your students work on? </li></ul><ul><li>How could you use these materials with your classes? </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Can you find any links that are useful to you? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have links you would like to share? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you think of other material we should include here? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Free Wiki Sites for Teachers <ul><li>PBWorks —The site I used for the wikis I made for TTSP </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces —Another option that you can use to set up a wiki </li></ul>
  10. 10. Other Resources <ul><li>WikiWhy —More background and wikis and how to use them in education </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis in Plain English —Video to explain in basic terms how a wiki works (Common Craft is also a good source for other technological explanations.) </li></ul>

×