Engaged Learning
              Using Web 2.0 Tools
  Google
  Wave

   Live
 Question
   Tool

TextMeLater

  Zotero
     ...
Generation NOW!!
Today’s LTI Topics
• Student Access & Engagement
  –Directly relates to the PCC Goal #1
• Teaching with Technology
• Pedag...
Software We Will Explore
•   Google Wave
•   Live Question Tool
•   TextMeLater
•   Google Forms
•   Maybe more…
What You Will Learn
• How to foster collaboration without
  spending any $$
• How to keep your students on track
  using T...
Google Wave
Google Wave is a real-time
 communication platform
Let’s see what it does
Google Wave Features
• Real-time
• Embeddability (blog or website)
• Functions like a wiki – with totally editing capabili...
Let’s Start with Terms
– http://cuthut.com/UjQ
What does it do Differently?
• Conversation tracking in real time
• Gadgets and robots can be added to manage
  everything...
What does it do Differently?
• Playback a conversation from beginning to
  end rather than parsing together tons of
  emai...
How will it change the Web?
• A robust Content Management System
• Customer Support
  [think virtual advising, student ass...
Advantages
•   Synchronous or asynchronous
•   Iterative Collaboration
•   In the Cloud – not hosted locally
•   A WAVE is...
Let’s Look at Google Wave
Advantages
• How Do I get Google Wave
  – Currently only in Beta form (Sept. 09)
  – Invitation only
  – Full release expe...
Advantages
• All media types supported
  – Interactive maps, informal polls, much…much
    more!
• Wavelets – subconversat...
What is Significant about
            Google Wave?
• Participants can brainstorm ideas, develop
  projects, edit projects ...
So what’s NOT good about Wave?
• Early adoption – how many and who?
• Full release not yet ready
• Change resistance
The Crystal Ball
• For education, Wave has the potential create
  online meeting spaces for students and faculty
  that in...
The Crystal Ball
• Student groups can use Wave to...
   • Create joint projects
   • Conduct analysis
   • Team based lear...
What might an instructor do with
           Google Wave
• New avenues for critiquing group projects or
  indvidual portfol...
Final Thoughts on Google Wave
•   Communication medium
•   Collaboration space
•   Idea repository
•   Media repository
• ...
YouTube/EDU
•   Began in 2005
•   Free video streaming servers
•   Shareable
•   Public or restricted to members of contac...
What makes it worthwhile
• FREE
• Easy watching/sharing of video without
  involving a streaming media server from the
  o...
Teaching & Learning Implications
• Video content readily available to students
• Community of sharing among educators
  an...
Other video resources
• Teachertube
  http://www.teachertube.com/
• Schooltube
  http://www.schooltube.com/
Capture Video and Convert to AVI or WMV
YouTube Downloader
 http://download.cnet.com/YouTube-Downloader/3000-2071_4-
 1064...
YouTube Downloader Demo
Demo
TextMeLater
•   FREE – must sign up
•   Schedule bulk text messages to students
•   www.textmelater.com
•   Assignment and...
• Another SMS resource – not free
• http://www.m-science.com/products/sms-
  online.php
• Available with new EAI adoption ...
Live Question Tool
• Developed and hosted by Harvard
• FREE
• May be hosted at any location – open source
  (like Moodle)
...
Live Question Tool
• Handles one class well, may handle up to 200
  participants
• Replies may be made during a
  lecture/...
Live Question Tool
• Easy to use
• FREE
• Builds interactivity into a lecture
• Students engage with the content and the
 ...
Live Question Tool
• Con: must have computer and Internet access
  to participate
• Collaborative
• Anonymity
• Helps stud...
Zotero
•   Strictly a research tool
•   Manages online references
•   Developed by George Mason University
•   Extension f...
• Users can drag resources to MS Word or
  Google Docs and an appropriate citation is
  generated
• Research sources are s...
Zotero
• Zotero developers may eventually produce an
  online application
• Supports research
• http://www.zotero.org/
• Z...
Zotero Demo
• Launch Firefox
• Find a site to use in research
  Example: My choice
• Access from Tools menu in Firefox aft...
WEB 2.0 tools
      5th Graders in New Bern, NC
• http://missstillwell5thgrade.wikispaces.com/
• http://novelgroup6.wikisp...
Go Forth and Collaborate
• Begin to brainstorm ideas for using Google Wave
  when the application is available to the publ...
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Engaged Learning Using Web 2.0 Technologies

  1. 1. Engaged Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools Google Wave Live Question Tool TextMeLater Zotero Nanette Stillwell Curriculum Coord./Instructor Maybe Web Technologies More…
  2. 2. Generation NOW!!
  3. 3. Today’s LTI Topics • Student Access & Engagement –Directly relates to the PCC Goal #1 • Teaching with Technology • Pedagogy of Collaboration
  4. 4. Software We Will Explore • Google Wave • Live Question Tool • TextMeLater • Google Forms • Maybe more…
  5. 5. What You Will Learn • How to foster collaboration without spending any $$ • How to keep your students on track using THEIR cell phones – not yours • How to engage distance learners • How to create simple to use surveys/forms - FREE
  6. 6. Google Wave Google Wave is a real-time communication platform Let’s see what it does
  7. 7. Google Wave Features • Real-time • Embeddability (blog or website) • Functions like a wiki – with totally editing capability by anyone in the wave • Open source • Playback • Natural Language • Drag & drop file sharing
  8. 8. Let’s Start with Terms – http://cuthut.com/UjQ
  9. 9. What does it do Differently? • Conversation tracking in real time • Gadgets and robots can be added to manage everything from facebook and email to project management • With Wave Extensions users can build entire communication and file sharing systems for project management • Embedded waves can take the place of IM and can be used for customer service applications
  10. 10. What does it do Differently? • Playback a conversation from beginning to end rather than parsing together tons of emails and documents – the documents will be included within the wave • Open source means the code will be made available to all developers to foster innovation of the product
  11. 11. How will it change the Web? • A robust Content Management System • Customer Support [think virtual advising, student assistance with assignments] • Building a more interactive / creative learning environment - Proofreading / writing papers -Brainstorming potential project ideas - Interactive tutoring from home - Collaborative Environment for Cyber Schooling • Potential to transform education with widgets, gadgets, and robots
  12. 12. Advantages • Synchronous or asynchronous • Iterative Collaboration • In the Cloud – not hosted locally • A WAVE is one space where multiple users can… – Access content – Respond to content – Change content – Replay content – Add the content to a blog (or other online app) – Add media components
  13. 13. Let’s Look at Google Wave
  14. 14. Advantages • How Do I get Google Wave – Currently only in Beta form (Sept. 09) – Invitation only – Full release expected within 6-12 months • How Does it Work? – Kind of like email – there is an inbox accessed online – Kind of like a CMS – it’s all online – It can be synchronous, real time, or asynchronous – Conversations/Projects may be linear or not – The playback feature allows all participants in a wave to view the entire history of the wave including changes/edits
  15. 15. Advantages • All media types supported – Interactive maps, informal polls, much…much more! • Wavelets – subconversations of waves can be global within the wave or private • Robots – Language translation • Gadgets – Like with iGoogle
  16. 16. What is Significant about Google Wave? • Participants can brainstorm ideas, develop projects, edit projects at the same time or whenever they choose – it will change the way project management is handled • Opens the way for educators (and others) to reevaluate how we communicate online, how we store communication, and how we share communication
  17. 17. So what’s NOT good about Wave? • Early adoption – how many and who? • Full release not yet ready • Change resistance
  18. 18. The Crystal Ball • For education, Wave has the potential create online meeting spaces for students and faculty that integrate and synthesize all sorts of interaction – more flexible than current f2f or CMS systems
  19. 19. The Crystal Ball • Student groups can use Wave to... • Create joint projects • Conduct analysis • Team based learning • Project based learning • A Personal Learning Space that will used for • Information collection • Information storage • Multimedia composition (not text-based) • Peer interaction/review
  20. 20. What might an instructor do with Google Wave • New avenues for critiquing group projects or indvidual portfolios – including music and art • Change how knowledge is created, stored, and shared • Model problem solving processes appropriate to specific disciplines • Conduct virtual advising • Assist students with assignments
  21. 21. Final Thoughts on Google Wave • Communication medium • Collaboration space • Idea repository • Media repository • Foster the exchange of ideas
  22. 22. YouTube/EDU • Began in 2005 • Free video streaming servers • Shareable • Public or restricted to members of contact lists • Embeddable • Uses Flash Player to play videos
  23. 23. What makes it worthwhile • FREE • Easy watching/sharing of video without involving a streaming media server from the organization • Availability of profile information of users Let’s check out an EDU channel http://www.youtube.com/education?b=400
  24. 24. Teaching & Learning Implications • Video content readily available to students • Community of sharing among educators and/or students • Current Use of YouTube EDU – mostly recruiting and university lectures/presentations • Not limited to the EDU channels – explore channels http://www.youtube.com/channels
  25. 25. Other video resources • Teachertube http://www.teachertube.com/ • Schooltube http://www.schooltube.com/
  26. 26. Capture Video and Convert to AVI or WMV YouTube Downloader http://download.cnet.com/YouTube-Downloader/3000-2071_4- 10647340.html?tag=mncol – Open application – Copy/paste video URL – Choose where to save – click on show files – Browse to find downloaded video – Choose convert – Choose conversion options – Successful message appears
  27. 27. YouTube Downloader Demo Demo
  28. 28. TextMeLater • FREE – must sign up • Schedule bulk text messages to students • www.textmelater.com • Assignment and Test Reminders • Data corrections • Speed with which we deliver information important to learners
  29. 29. • Another SMS resource – not free • http://www.m-science.com/products/sms- online.php • Available with new EAI adoption if it happens next fall at PCC • EAI Enterprise Application Integration – My Campus portal developed by the Educause EAI Consortium
  30. 30. Live Question Tool • Developed and hosted by Harvard • FREE • May be hosted at any location – open source (like Moodle) • Real time question/answer tool • Encourages audience involvement and interaction
  31. 31. Live Question Tool • Handles one class well, may handle up to 200 participants • Replies may be made during a lecture/presentation/class or on the “instance” site and viewed later by all participants • Participants vote on questions and the question list is ordered by highest number of votes
  32. 32. Live Question Tool • Easy to use • FREE • Builds interactivity into a lecture • Students engage with the content and the instructor by helping to determine which topics will addressed or emphasized • Maps to higher-order thinking skills in Bloom’s Taxonomy
  33. 33. Live Question Tool • Con: must have computer and Internet access to participate • Collaborative • Anonymity • Helps students learn to form questions relevant to the content • Ability to blend f2f and distance learning venues
  34. 34. Zotero • Strictly a research tool • Manages online references • Developed by George Mason University • Extension for the Firefox Browser • Uses intelligent software to determine bibliographic information and place the info in the user’s resource library
  35. 35. • Users can drag resources to MS Word or Google Docs and an appropriate citation is generated • Research sources are streamlined • Citations are consistent • Cross-referencing available • Currently only stores on user’s machine
  36. 36. Zotero • Zotero developers may eventually produce an online application • Supports research • http://www.zotero.org/ • Zotero video http://www.zotero.org/support/quick_start_g uide • Acess from Tools menu in Firefox
  37. 37. Zotero Demo • Launch Firefox • Find a site to use in research Example: My choice • Access from Tools menu in Firefox after installation
  38. 38. WEB 2.0 tools 5th Graders in New Bern, NC • http://missstillwell5thgrade.wikispaces.com/ • http://novelgroup6.wikispaces.com/
  39. 39. Go Forth and Collaborate • Begin to brainstorm ideas for using Google Wave when the application is available to the public • Add videos and other media (podcasts, etc.) to your Moodle courses, in class presentations, and develop your own repository of media to use later in a Wave • Practice text messaging students with TextMeLater – a feature that will be available to us with our new PCC portal probably by next fall • Practice using Zotero for your own research, then share with students for research projects

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