Collaborative Technologies ILC


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A presentation on collaborative technologies at the fall meeting of the Instructional Leadership Council.

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Collaborative Technologies ILC

  1. 1. Collaborative Technologies<br />Working with your professional collaboration teams at a distance—for free.<br />
  2. 2. The Problem to Solve<br />Educators must collaborate at a distance.<br />It must be easy to use.<br />It must be free.<br />They must be able to talk live (synchronously).<br />They must be able to see each others’ computer desktops live (synchronously).<br />They must be able to work on the same document stored in the same place at different times (asynchronously).<br />They must be able to share their ideas and archive their thoughts and exchanges.<br />They must be able to archive documents for trial use.<br />
  3. 3. Answers for this trial<br />Skype<br />Mikogo<br />Google Docs<br />Edmodo<br />Edu20<br />
  4. 4. Answers for this trial.<br />Skype<br />Free live audio, video, text chat conferencing.<br />Mikogo<br />Free live desktop share.<br />Google Docs<br />Free document storage while multiple people can have access to view or view/edit a single document.<br />Edmodo<br />Free educator blog groups.<br />Edu20<br />Free document storage (and a whole lot more).<br />
  5. 5. Skype<br />Go to<br />Create an account<br />Download the software<br />Test call for equipment set up<br />Find friends in the directory<br />Call audio, video, text chat<br />Leave messages when they are offline<br />
  6. 6. Skype Webpage<br />
  7. 7. Skype Dashboard<br />The Skype dashboard where you see contacts and access tools.<br />
  8. 8. Skype Directory<br />Click the directory in your dashboard and get a search engine. Find friends.<br />
  9. 9. Skype Contact Window<br />Click on a contact in your dashboard and bring up their window. Click the call button.<br />
  10. 10. Talking With Student<br />You see them on top, you see yourself on the bottom as you talk. Up to five people.<br />
  11. 11. Text Chatting<br />Click the white “text chat” button to open up a text window.<br />
  12. 12. Skype Tutorials<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
  13. 13. Mikogo<br />Free computer desktop share application<br />Requires an account and download<br />Allows you to see someone’s desktop computer<br />White board capability<br />Each viewer can point at the desktop<br />Real-time (synchronous) collaboration<br />Change over control of application<br />Change presenter<br />
  14. 14. Mikogo Webpage<br />Join a session for free without an account. Register and download to be able to create sessions.<br />
  15. 15. Mikogo Desktop Icon<br />The Mikogo “M” icon is in your toolbar and on your desktop. Click to start a session.<br />
  16. 16. Mikogo Control Panel<br />Select “Start Session”<br />
  17. 17. Mikogo Session Dash<br />The session gives you an information window. Email the information, or read the session ID to a colleague.<br />
  18. 18. GoogleDocs<br />One of many free Google Aps.<br />Use your work email or any email you choose as your “gmail” address.<br />Store documents to access from anywhere.<br />Share for others to view.<br />Let others edit and collaborate on the documents.<br />Multiple document types.<br />No more emailing back and forth waiting, wondering who has the latest version.<br />
  19. 19. Google Docs Sign In<br />Go to and click “sign in” even the first time.<br />
  20. 20. Create Google Account<br />Sign in, or create a new account.<br />
  21. 21. Google Docs Signed In<br />You know you’re logged into your account when you see your gmailadddress above.<br />
  22. 22. Google Docs<br />Click the “More” button, then find “Documents.”<br />
  23. 23. Google Docs Dashboard<br />Here you see all your documents. You can file them by type. You can see how many collaborators there are for each document.<br />
  24. 24. Google Docs Signed In<br />For access to other Google Aps, create an “iGoogle” page here.<br />
  25. 25. iGoogle Top<br />Choose a dashboard theme, load up gadgets that have use for you.<br />
  26. 26. Google Docs<br />Track your gmail, FaceBook and Twitter, weather, to-do list, endless possibilities.<br />
  27. 27. Google Docs Tutorials<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
  28. 28. Edmodo<br />A private social platform for teachers and students to share ideas, files, events and assignments<br />Free and easy<br />Each group is invitation only<br />Keep a running record of project progress and changes<br />Accessible asynchronously<br />Also great for use with giving assignments and sharing information<br />
  29. 29. Edmodo Webpage<br />Sign up for a new account as a teacher or student. Log in at the same location.<br />
  30. 30. Edmodo<br />Track your groups on the left, and their conversations by topics down the middle. There is live support daily.<br />
  31. 31. Edmodo Tutorials<br /><br /><br /><br />
  32. 32. Edu20<br />Edu2.0 is a free, web-hosted learning management system that allows anyone to create an online school in minutes. It&apos;s easy to use, comprehensive, and can be accessed from any web browser.<br />It is also useful for creating a consortium project where multiple activities need to take place securely.<br />It has multiple features, but we will show you the archiving and document accessing today.<br />
  33. 33. Edu20<br />The main edu2.0 page has useful information and account sign up.<br />
  34. 34. Edu20 ILC Site<br /><br />We have an ILC “School” location—the business site for PD is under construction.<br />
  35. 35. Edu20<br />Your “home” page is your own information.<br />
  36. 36. Edu20 clicik school<br />Click on the “school” tab and fine the ILC information.<br />
  37. 37. Edu20 click resources<br />Click on the “resources” tab to see the storage areas for our documents for the DATA Project.<br />
  38. 38. Edu20 Click ETS<br />Click on Effective Teaching Strategies to see a sample of what we will be creating.<br />
  39. 39. Edu20 Features<br /><br />
  40. 40. How did we do?<br />Educators must collaborate at a distance. (Skype, Mikogo, GoogleDocs, Edmodo, Edu20)<br />It must be easy to use. (All)<br />It must be free. (All)<br />They must be able to talk live (synchronously). (Skype)<br />They must be able to see each others’ computer desktops live (synchronously). (Mikogo)<br />They must be able to work on the same document stored in the same place at different times (asynchronously). (Google Docs, Edmodo)<br />They must be able to share their ideas and archive their thoughts and exchanges. (Google Docs, Edmodo, Edu20)<br />They must be able to archive documents for trial use. (Edu20)<br />
  41. 41. Which for what?<br />Talking—Skype<br />Working at the same time on documents—Mikogo<br />Housing working documents—GoogleDocs<br />Discussing projects—GoogleDocs, Edmodo<br />Storing documents ready for a trial run—Edu20.<br />Synchronous: Skype, Mikodo<br />Asynchronous: GoogleDocs, Edmodo, Edu20<br />
  42. 42. Just the beginning<br />We know there are lots of tools out there.<br />This is just a beginning.<br />We could start an Edmodo blog and share other Web 2.0 collaborative tools we find useful, and their applications with our component schools.<br />The goal is to work together effectively at a distance, and further the DATA Project in terms of creating useful materials for our districts and sharing those statewide.<br />