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Web 2.0 Tools in Your Classroom


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A workshop presented at the Sandhurst Diocese Education Conference
This workshop will focus on the “New” read-write web and look at the many opportunities to use these web tools in your classroom.
The support bog can be found at

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Web 2.0 Tools in Your Classroom

  1. 1. Web 2.0 Tools in Your Classroom This workshop will focus on the “New” read-write web and look at the many opportunities to use these web tools in your classroom.
  2. 2. All the support material can be found at the workshop blog
  3. 5. Web 2.0 Read Write Web
  4. 6. Web 1.0 = TECHNOLOGY skills
  5. 7. Everybody creates, the learning is in the creating. Papert’s Constructionism, Siemens Connectivism, Illich’s Deschooling, Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed
  6. 8. Simpson (1999) states, “One of the best ways of entrenching one's knowledge is to explain it to others...” Why is “Publishing” important for education? Hutchings (2002) credits Shulman with the notion of publicly sharing one’s work for critical review that became accepted as an integral element of the scholarship of teaching and learning.
  7. 9. collaborate Everybody and Anybody can share influence create publish connect
  8. 10. Two Way Web = Read - Write Web Students as Equals Everything Shared Everything Published
  9. 13. Blogs
  10. 14. <ul><li>RSS </li></ul>
  11. 15. PodCasting
  12. 21. Starting Web 2.0
  13. 22. Blogs
  14. 23. <ul><li>RSS </li></ul>
  15. 26. So what do Blogs, RSS, Wikis and mean in your school?
  16. 27. Blogs
  17. 28. Blogs
  18. 29. Blogs
  19. 30. Blogging as a Learning Professional
  20. 31. <ul><li>Blogs are powerful communication tools. Blogs are powerful publishing tools. </li></ul>But blogging (the verb) is still much more than that to me. Blogging, as in reading and thinking and reflecting and then writing, is connecting and learning. Will Richardson - On My Mind 14 Dec 2006 03:57 pm
  21. 32. Why Should Students Blog? <ul><li>A way to improve their own writing </li></ul><ul><li>A just in time learning arena </li></ul><ul><li>A place to share </li></ul><ul><li>A place for feedback </li></ul><ul><li>A motivator </li></ul><ul><li>An easy and quick way to web publish. </li></ul>
  22. 33. Why Should Students Blog? <ul><li>A way to connect with others and make connections to learning </li></ul><ul><li>A way to give students ownership of a personal space. a web site that encourages active engagement by the students and teacher </li></ul><ul><li>A place to collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>A personal way to include parents in the process </li></ul>
  23. 35. Setting up a Blog LearnerBlogs
  24. 36. An Educator’s Dilemma How can I effectively keep up to date? How can I increase relevance and interest in my subject matter?
  25. 37. <ul><li>RSS </li></ul>
  26. 38. What is RSS? <ul><li>Lets call it “Real Simple Syndication” </li></ul><ul><li>Content that is important to you, delivered to you </li></ul><ul><li>Fast, Effective and Free </li></ul>
  27. 41. How can I use RSS? <ul><li>Create resources and research to share ( </li></ul><ul><li>Collate student writing from many blogs Track student writing development in blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Share quality RSS feeds with staff </li></ul><ul><li>Grab content specific resources and deliver them to students </li></ul><ul><li>Use peer networks to develop knowledge </li></ul>
  28. 42. How can I use RSS? <ul><li>Audio Professional Learning on demand - Podcasts, Talkr, audio books. </li></ul><ul><li>Video Professional development on demand - conference presentations, Vodcasts. </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with other educators </li></ul>
  29. 43. How can I use RSS? <ul><li>Track student collaboration on Wikis and Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Tracking people, places, things </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct searches 24/7 pages, movies, images </li></ul><ul><li>Tracking the authors, journalists and news that are important to you </li></ul>
  30. 44. How do I view my RSS feeds? <ul><li>Via Email </li></ul><ul><li>Software Aggregator </li></ul><ul><li>Web Based Aggregator </li></ul>
  31. 45. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Create an account </li></ul><ul><li>Sign-in </li></ul><ul><li>Getting started </li></ul><ul><li>Help--worth a browse </li></ul><ul><li>Adding subscriptions </li></ul><ul><li>Navigating around (and stuff!) </li></ul>
  32. 49. <ul><li>RSS </li></ul>
  33. 51. <ul><li> is a social bookmarking tool that we can use to organise and share our bookmarks. </li></ul>
  34. 52. Why use <ul><li> allows us to; </li></ul><ul><li>* Share bookmarks across many computers </li></ul><ul><li>* Allows us to “Tag” our bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>* Backs up our bookmarks externally(safe in computer crashes) </li></ul><ul><li>* Allows us to share our bookmarks with fellow teachers and students </li></ul>
  35. 53. Why use <ul><li> allows us to; </li></ul><ul><li>* Allows for searching of bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>* Permits subscriptions to other people bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>* Allows us to connect with the web resources of the very best minds in our field. </li></ul>
  36. 54. Schools Using <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  37. 55. Wiki <ul><li>A little web application that has profound implications for education, publishing and even for defining the truth. </li></ul>