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Web 2 Techtuneup

  1. 3. RSS RSS, really simple syndication, is a key part of Web 2.0 One of the key technologies of Web 2.0 It allows you to “subscribe” to content on the web http://www.baekdal.com/web2rss/
  2. 5. Platform/Category (what is it/does it do?) Personal Uses Professional Uses Student Opportunities Tools/Sites/Webware
  3. 6. Online journal or website A simple straightforward publishing medium Generates RSS feeds Most Popular Blogs http:// technorati.com/pop/blogs / Blog
  4. 9. Blogs (reading and writing them) <ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Bb: Learning Objects </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Uses </li></ul><ul><li>Writing is thinking </li></ul><ul><li>A Blog is a way to hyperlink your thoughts as you read and reflect </li></ul><ul><li>Student Uses </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of developing a voice </li></ul><ul><li>Writing is thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of writing for purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Real audience </li></ul>
  5. 10. <ul><li>Professional Uses </li></ul><ul><li>A simple and extremely easy to use and maintain </li></ul><ul><li>webpage for teachers to use to communicate </li></ul><ul><li>with students and parents </li></ul><ul><li>Guided Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping track of what students read independently </li></ul><ul><li>Student choice is so important (see Scholastic report) </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher does need to maintain some contact with student regarding what is being read </li></ul><ul><li>Student blog (with assigned topics or just the student letter could be received as RSS feed) </li></ul>Blogs (reading and writing them)
  6. 11. <ul><li>Similar to blog, except designed to manage the input of multiple authors and generally used as more of a repository that can be navigated </li></ul><ul><li>Shared knowledge creation </li></ul><ul><li>Shared learning </li></ul>Wikis (reading and writing them)
  7. 14. <ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Objects: Bb </li></ul><ul><li>Wetpaint </li></ul><ul><li>PBWiki </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces </li></ul><ul><li>Google Sites </li></ul>Personal Chances are there is a Wiki out there for you and an interest or hobby you have. Student Example A group project in which students are working outside of class (or in class) and each participant needs to contribute. Class record of “learnings” throughout the year…great review tool http://biology101.wetpaint.com/ http://aquasquad.wetpaint.com/ Wikis (reading and writing them)
  8. 15. <ul><li>Professional </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Development </li></ul><ul><li>Common Planning Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Long or Short term collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>PLC collaboration (what works!) </li></ul>http://westwood.wikispaces.com/ http://www.curriki.org http://hufflessons.pbwiki.com/
  9. 16. <ul><li>A personal broadcast ( narrowcast ) </li></ul><ul><li>Usually distributed as mp3 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Professional” vs. “Prosumer” </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher and/or student created as well </li></ul><ul><li>RSS allows people to subscribe to the “show” </li></ul>Podcast/Vodcast/Screencasts
  10. 17. Narrowcasting (podcasting, etc.) Audio Tools Audacity Feedburner Video Tools Moviemaker Camtasia v. 3 Photostory <ul><li>Personal Use </li></ul><ul><li>Learn more about a topic of interest </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube is more than just bloopers and funny commercials, there are also many “how to” videos </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Use </li></ul><ul><li>Post assignment explanations </li></ul><ul><li>Post content heavy lectures (higher ed.) </li></ul><ul><li>Screencast of “how to” do something -- solve a math problem with new algorithm </li></ul>Gcast YouTube TeacherTube Vimeo Smart Notebook
  11. 18. Student use Math TV Students use their teacher’s tablet PC to create a screencast as a video that is then published to other students (and the world). http://www.mathtrain.tv/ http://www.mathtrain.com/ http://www.mathplayground.com/mathtv.html
  12. 20. Social Bookmarking/Bookmark Manager <ul><li>Bookmarks do not exist on local machine </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmarks exist online so they are always available </li></ul><ul><li>Social…the bookmarks are available for others to see </li></ul><ul><li>Organized by tags </li></ul>Two types of sites <ul><li>people vote on sites they like </li></ul><ul><li>“ interesting” discoveries </li></ul><ul><li>Digg, Reddit, Propeller, Fark </li></ul><ul><li>used more to “store” and “share” your links </li></ul><ul><li>find similar links </li></ul><ul><li>Del.icio.us, Diigo </li></ul>
  13. 21. Social Bookmarking Personal Uses No need to separate from professional unless you have private bookmarks Professional Uses Team of teachers could create an account and devise a shared list of tags to use Never go missing a bookmark again Each teacher could have their own account and then add team teachers to their network Student Uses Create an account for your entire class Devise list of TAGS to use and allow students to find content/classroom related sites Encourage students to use to maintain resources for a resource project http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RvAkTuL02A
  14. 22. Diigo Growing in popularity because of its unique features
  15. 23. FeedReader/Aggregator Podcatcher Tools that allow you “subscribe” to content from websites
  16. 24. Start pages (multipurpose) <ul><li>Everything that a feed reader does and more </li></ul><ul><li>Information such as: </li></ul><ul><li>social networking tools like Facebook , MySpace </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>RSS/Atom feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Web search </li></ul><ul><li>Weather forecast </li></ul><ul><li>del.icio.us bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr photos </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>User-created modules called widgets (clocks, countdowns, polls, etc.) </li></ul>
  17. 25. Other Interesting Tools Microblogging Audio commenting on photos Online “Office-like” tools Videostreaming (live event sharing) Presentation Tools