SharePoint and Web 2.0 Tools in K-12


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  • SharePoint and Web 2.0 Tools in K-12

    1. 1. "The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."                            --Alvin Toffler, American futurist Video link – Pay Attention My SP Site http:// /
    2. 2. Why should you use Web 2.0 Tools and SharePoint? <ul><li>New DOE Massachusetts Technology Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>International Society for Technology Education ISTE </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;What students should know and be able to do to learn effectively and live productively in an increasingly digital world …” </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity and Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Communication and Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Research and Information Fluency </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Operations and Concepts </li></ul>
    3. 3. SharePoint A 21 st Century Tool Transforming the Classroom Better Communication & Collaboration Through Technology NRSD Professional Development November 4, 2008 Mary Marotta
    4. 4. Why was SharePoint implemented at NRSD? <ul><li>~3500 ++ students </li></ul><ul><li>~450 staff </li></ul><ul><li>3 towns </li></ul><ul><li>7 schools - K-5, K-2, 3-5, K-8, 6-8 (2), 9-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Needs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Common look for all sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inexpensive/user-friendly tool for teacher sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration across district for job-alike groups and district committees </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. More About SharePoint <ul><li>A Microsoft tool that installed on our server and is “free” to configure and use </li></ul><ul><li>Very user-friendly & easy to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible from any Internet ready computer </li></ul><ul><li>Fosters school, cross-district, & community communication </li></ul><ul><li>Variety and flexibility of components </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated interface with Microsoft Office components </li></ul>
    6. 6. THE PROCESS <ul><li>Exploration - what can it do? </li></ul><ul><li>Organization - URLs, access </li></ul><ul><li>Customization - NRSD look </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation - server setup, site creation </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Training - first steps, next steps </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection - good, bad & next steps </li></ul>
    7. 8. THE PRODUCTS <ul><li>District - community & internal information </li></ul><ul><li>Schools - community information </li></ul><ul><li>School Staff - internal information </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers - team & individual sites </li></ul>
    8. 9. CUSTOMIZATION Out-of-the-box Look Our Own Look
    9. 10. COORDINATION NRHS Web Site NRHS SharePoint
    10. 11. Building Staff Alerts – Announcements, RSS Feeds, collection of information (Curriculum Guides) and more
    11. 12. Web 2.0 in Education <ul><li>What is Web 2.0? From “ Web 2.0 is simply the use of the Internet as a two-way medium- - -that it is a platform upon which content is not only consumed but also created.  For my generation, our use of the Web largely mirrored our experiences with print and broadcast media:  we were the audience, and a select few were the creators (this would be Web 1.0, if you will).  For my children and our students today, their use of the Web often entirely revolves around content that they and their friends have created, and within Web frameworks or scaffolding that facilitate that creativity rather than providing the content for them.  They build profile pages, upload photos and videos, and interact with each other and that content through active commenting systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Terms - RSS (Real Simple Syndication) – Blogs – Wikis - YouTube - TeacherTube - Skype - VoiceThread </li></ul><ul><li>Best Practice – Science, Intel Grant, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Other school wide solutions, Blackboard, Moodle and many more </li></ul>
    12. 13. SharePoint a Web 2.0 Tool for the Classroom <ul><li>What is RSS – CommonCraft </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feed brings current information to your pages </li></ul><ul><li>igoogle/google reader and SharePoint </li></ul>
    13. 14. SharePoint a Web 2.0 Tool for Assessment <ul><li>Digital Drop Box for online storage </li></ul><ul><li>Correcting “inking” online </li></ul><ul><li>PDF files for signatures - Letters of Recommendation </li></ul><ul><li>Survey Tool for collecting data </li></ul><ul><li>Showcase student work </li></ul>
    14. 15. High School Teacher
    15. 16. Elementary/MS Teacher
    16. 17. School Building
    17. 18. Professional Development
    18. 19. What Staff is saying ... <ul><li>Superintendent … “No more emails; the information will be posted on SharePoint.” </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Teaching and Learning … “A wonderful collaboration tool to bring together staff across 3 towns.” </li></ul><ul><li>Administration … “I’ve begun to post essential information for teachers, and it should facilitate communication significantly. ” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Using the staff SharePoint site for all announcements and meetings has cut down the number of emails and has streamlined communications in this building.” </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Using SP has allowed me to manage and interact with my classes in a more efficient manner.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ I like the fact I can manage my class information and not have to go to the building webmaster or learn web design.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ This is really easy! I was able to upload my class information in about 10 minutes from home.” </li></ul></ul>
    19. 20. What Students and Community Members are saying ... <ul><li>Student Quotes … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Having access to my class materials and digital drop box at home is very convenient, no more disks.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ The discussion groups are interesting and “listening” to my [foreign] language class has been very helpful.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Parent Quotes … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Finally, a way to see my child’s class information online.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Very helpful having the classroom syllabus, expectations and assignments online.” </li></ul></ul>
    20. 21. SharePoint Empowers Teachers and Students Use Tablet PC’s and SharePoint
    21. 22. KEYS TO SUCCESS <ul><li>Admin support and immediate use </li></ul><ul><li>Interested/invested tech staff </li></ul><ul><li>Network admin to setup server </li></ul><ul><li>End-user planners/designers </li></ul><ul><li>Web designer to customize templates </li></ul><ul><li>1 hour of mandated basic staff training </li></ul><ul><li>Additional training as needed by staff </li></ul>
    22. 23. Ten Facts reason you should teach with Web 2.0 Tools <ul><li>Promote Digital Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Teach 21 st Century Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Your students (digital natives) want it. </li></ul><ul><li>The ability to mix, re-mix and collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>SharePoint has been configured for you to help facilitate district collaboration in a safe environment </li></ul><ul><li>Publish / Post and Share Information </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>We are life long learners </li></ul><ul><li>New DOE standards for students and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t want to be left behind </li></ul>
    23. 24. Wrapping up our PD Session <ul><li>New Users - Stay for hands-on with the SP Basics </li></ul><ul><li>Experienced Users – Share Best Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluations </li></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul><ul><li>Closings </li></ul>
    24. 25. What you learning this year?