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  • Play U Tube video clip as people are coming in. Timings: slides 1-4 (10 minutes) Slides 5,6,7- 15 mins Task- 20 mins Plenary- 10 mins
  • Wonder of the web

    1. 1. The Wonder of the Web Alison Gaunt
    2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>To understand how learning has changed because of new technologies. </li></ul><ul><li>To see some web 2.0 tools in action </li></ul><ul><li>To explore the potential impact of these tools in your school. </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is Web 2.0 or the Read Write Web? <ul><li>Information is a conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Uploading as well as downloading </li></ul><ul><li>Linking people as well as information </li></ul><ul><li>Move from a ‘vertical’ world (command and control) to a ‘horizontal’ world (connect and collaborate) </li></ul><ul><li>Technology is ‘Flattening’ the World and creating a borderless classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Tip: Read The World is Flat byThomas L Friedman </li></ul>
    4. 4. Skype to Baldev Singh <ul><li>Innovative Teacher of the Year </li></ul><ul><li>Why use Web 2.0 in education? </li></ul><ul><li>Top tools and why? </li></ul>
    5. 5. Let’s see how the web can support learning <ul><li>All your favourite sites in one place </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to access other’s blinklists </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds alert users to new content </li></ul><ul><li>You choose your content- the web comes to you </li></ul>iKeepBookmarks.com
    6. 6. Let’s see how the web can support learning <ul><li>Simple, online publishing to a real audience </li></ul><ul><li>Two way communication </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting ideas- extend conversation outside classroom </li></ul>Tip: for inspiration on using web 2.0 tools in learning, read Will Richardson’s blog, www.weblogg-ed.com
    7. 7. Let’s see how the web can support learning <ul><li>Register for free on the portal </li></ul><ul><li>Develop European partnerships in any curriculum area </li></ul><ul><li>Puts the ‘C’ In ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Global Leap- content provider for Video-conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Bring the world into your classroom </li></ul>
    8. 8. Task- 20 minutes <ul><li>Explore some of the tools mentioned and think about how they might encourage your students to learn. </li></ul><ul><li>Respond to the question: “What’s my first step in using web 2.0?” on the conference blog? </li></ul>
    9. 9. Plenary <ul><li>Feedback from conference posts </li></ul><ul><li>Where next? </li></ul>
    10. 10. Advisory Service Kent Shepway Centre Oxford Road Maidstone ME15 8AW [email_address] Tel: 01622 203800 Fax: 01622 670509 www.clusterweb.org.uk/ask

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