Web 2.0 For Educators


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    1. 1. Web 2.0 for Educators <ul><li>Dr. Richard J. Voltz </li></ul><ul><li>Associate Director </li></ul><ul><li>Illinois Association of School Administrators </li></ul>
    2. 2. Slides available at http://bit.ly/9A6cOU http://bit.ly/9A6cOU
    3. 5. Is this your school?
    4. 6. Would you like your school to look like this?
    5. 7. Mooresville, NC Trip
    6. 10. Moorseville Statistics <ul><li>From 38 to 1 in student achievement in three years after 1:1 </li></ul><ul><li>Increased attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Decreased suspensions </li></ul><ul><li>All 34 sub-categories meet NCLB except 1 </li></ul>
    7. 11. Yes but... If my school looked like the previous pictures ... If my school looked like the previous pictures ...
    8. 12. Change is difficult…make it fun
    9. 14. If a blind student can compete in HS athletics, you can learn Web 2.0...
    10. 16. Blogger: Anne Peoples , University of Ulster <ul><li>Helene Blowers has identified the new Digital Divide ( Reality Check 2.010 ), as one between those with the skills to find and use information and those without.  Among some of the skills she highlights are: </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing how to “think” about search </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing how to validate soft information </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing how to get information to travel to you instead of chasing it </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing where to find information in new “hot” channel </li></ul>
    11. 17. Google MagicFill and LookUp Function
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    13. 20. Do students learn different today, should educators change?
    14. 21. Technology kids want in their classrooms... <ul><li>Laptops </li></ul><ul><li>Bluetooth </li></ul><ul><li>Cell Phone </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Camera </li></ul><ul><li>Graphing Calculator </li></ul><ul><li>Nintendo NS </li></ul><ul><li>Video Camera </li></ul><ul><li>Flash Drive </li></ul>
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    17. 25. Chatterous http://chatterous.com/iasa/ http://chatterous.com/iasa/ http://chatterous.com/iasa/
    18. 26. Five K-12 Technology Trends for 2010 by Bridget McCrea THE journal 12/10/09 <ul><li>eBooks will continue to proliferate </li></ul><ul><li>Netbook functionality will grow </li></ul><ul><li>More teachers will use interactive whiteboards </li></ul><ul><li>Personal devices will infiltrate the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Technology will enable tailored curriculum </li></ul>
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    20. 28. Ustream video with your iPhone
    21. 29. http://ustre.am/cOSn
    22. 30. What do teachers and schools need to do to stay in front in this race toward 21st Century learning?
    23. 31. Think, Pair, Share
    24. 33. Get infrastructure in place
    25. 34. Have a plan
    26. 35. If public education spends $ on technology then we cannot still teach the same. still teach the same.
    27. 37. Train Teachers
    28. 38. What is the best way to train teachers?
    29. 39. RV Idea
    30. 40. RV Ideas
    31. 41. Technology costs, where can you save?
    32. 42. Try new teaching strategies
    33. 43. jingproject.com
    34. 44. Mathtrain-1.TV   Probability with Ben and Jerry
    35. 46. Determine what works for you...
    36. 47. Remedial Software
    37. 48. Response generators
    38. 49. polleverywhere.com
    39. 50. http://bit.ly/9vvv4B
    40. 51. What I’d Buy Instead of an Interactive Whiteboard by Bill Ferriter, The Tempered Radical <ul><li>Give me $5,000-$6,000 to spend on a middle school classroom with 25 students and I’ll buy: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 Netbook Computers   Cost:  $1,250 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Give me one netbook for every 5 kids in my classroom and I can create instant workstations for groups. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 YEARS of VoiceThread for my Students    Cost:  $300 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>With little digital skill, kids of all ages can interact in Socratic style conversations on school related topics with one another both in and out of school. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 YEARS of Brainpop Access for my Classroom   Cost:  $731 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Brainpop is a service that creates short (3-5 minute) animated videos on topics across the curriculum. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 YEARS of Access to Poll Everywhere   Cost:  $645 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What makes Poll Everywhere—an online application that allows teachers to create and deliver quick surveys—unique is that students can respond to surveys via text message from their cell phones, making the need for student responders obsolete in most middle school classrooms considering the number of students carrying cell phones to school each day. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Mid-Range Data Projector    Cost:  $595 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total = $3,521 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Camtasia Screencasting Software    Cost:  $179 </li></ul></ul>
    41. 52. Students need to be more involved in their own learning
    42. 54. Whose world are we preparing students for ? What kind of work will they do ? What skills will they need ?
    43. 55. Why a Digital Conversion? <ul><li>Close the Digital Divide </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>21st Century Readiness (Half the jobs today require technology skills, expected to be 77% in the next decade - Bureau of Labor Statistics) </li></ul><ul><li>Real World Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Improving Academic Achievement </li></ul>
    44. 56. New Views of Learning <ul><li>. . . from traditional student learning rote memory of predetermined facts disseminated by teachers </li></ul><ul><li>. . . to cognitive science students construct meaning by making connections with prior knowledge through language </li></ul>
    45. 57. Formula: Number of Proficient Test Scores on Reading Grades 3-8, Math Grades 3-8, and EOCs divided by the total number of tests taken in school year 2008-09. Mooresville Graded School District 305 N. Main Street Mooresville, North Carolina 28115 704.658.2530 704.663.3005 fax MGSD Ranked 8th in State District Percent Proficient using EOG Reading and Math; EOC Per Pupil Expenditure 1 Chapel Hill Carrboro 88% $10,579.00 2 Polk County 85% $10,449.00 3 Carteret County 83% $9,272.00 4 Transylvania County 83% $8,860.00 5 Watauga County 82% $8,305.00 6 Union County 82% $7,739.00 7 Camden County 81.9% $8,742.00 8 MGSD 81.8% $7,902.00 9 Yancey County 81.6% $9,417.00 10 Dare County 81.6% $11,011.00
    46. 58. NIU professor brings video games to class <ul><li>&quot;Students would always be sort of on the edge of their seat watching this thing because it's just so cool to see how it works,&quot; Coller said of the video. &quot;But that sentiment just ended as soon as you turned off the video, and then they're back to their boring old homework again.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Right away, they just really warmed up to it,&quot; Coller said. &quot;They were incredibly jazzed about it. So right away, I just saw the learning levels were just so much higher and excitement levels were just so much higher than anything I had done before.&quot; </li></ul>
    47. 60. Video Conferencing <ul><li>Connect with experts </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Field Trips </li></ul><ul><li>Working Together </li></ul><ul><li>Accessing previously unavailable courses </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching the teachers </li></ul>
    48. 62. Change is difficult…make it fun
    49. 63. The single most important factor in a student's achievement is the quality of his or her teacher. Reports by: The National Council on Teacher Quality (&quot;Increasing the Odds,&quot; 2005) and The New Teacher Project (&quot;The Widget Effect,&quot; 2009)
    50. 64. Web 2.0 Enables Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers by Nik Peachey
    51. 65. Socialization – Through socialization our students can use the language and skills they are learning to build networks and develop relationships with real people. Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers by Nik Peachey
    52. 66. Collaboration – They can work together with others to construct and share real knowledge. Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers by Nik Peachey
    53. 67. Creativity – They can create genuine products, in a wide range and combination of media to high standards, that will have a real audience. Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers by Nik Peachey
    54. 68. Authenticity – The tasks and activities they do and the people they communicate with to do them are real and motivating. Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers by Nik Peachey
    55. 69. Sharing – They can share what they create and learn from each other. Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers by Nik Peachey
    56. 70. Classroom Applications Google Screencasting
    57. 72. Google MagicFill and LookUp Function
    58. 73.
    59. 74. Google Docs to Prepare Tests
    60. 78. Google Teacher Example
    61. 80. What could your students do?
    62. 86. And this…
    63. 89. Senior Emily Smak, 20, tries out the treadmill workstation in one of the study lounges in the new Education and Human Services Building at Central Michigan University. There is a new iMac computer attached to it so students can get a little exercise while doing homework or other things on the computer.
    64. 94. Do you think students are more engaged outside of school than in school?
    65. 95. Did You Know 4.0
    66. 96. What is your school doing about it?
    67. 97. Education, Today and Tomorrow
    68. 98. Will paper copy library books ever be replaced with digital books?
    69. 100. How close are we to 1:1 classroom computing?
    70. 103. Virtual Textbooks
    71. 106. Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/09/education/09textbook.html?_r=2&ref=education
    72. 108. At Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, a select group of freshmen received Kindles, an online book reader, instead of the textbooks.
    73. 109. Reading on the Kindle will get students to read books independently, but it is also all-inclusive and boosts their reading and critical thinking skills regardless of reading level, said Deanna Isley.
    74. 111. eDGe has an e-reader screen on the left and an LCD screen on the right for color displays
    75. 114.
    76. 115. Student concentrates on an iPod learning program. Oswalt Elementary School third-graders use iPod Touches for math and reading lessons at the Walnut campus Jan. 5, 2010
    77. 119.
    78. 120. Student follows a story while hearing it on a school iPod. Oswalt Elementary School third-graders use iPod Touches for math and reading lessons at the Walnut campus Jan. 5, 2010
    79. 122. Under $200 (Netbook & Linux)
    80. 124. Would you allow students to have their own mobile devices in school?
    81. 130. Marzano Study <ul><li>Evaluation Study of the Effects of Promethean ActivClassroom on Student Achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Results clearly show that technology … makes a positive impact on learning </li></ul><ul><li>Content, and knowing what you're trying to teach, is key. </li></ul>
    82. 131. iTunesU
    83. 135. Should we teach differently today because students learn differently?
    84. 136. How young professionals say they learn.
    85. 138. “ I can look it up on-line, find an expert and then collaborate with that person on a solution.”
    86. 139. Break-Out Session
    87. 140. What app do you want to see? http://bit.ly/9vvv4B http://bit.ly/9vvv4B
    88. 141. A Classroom Today
    89. 142. Scribes Team: Have students use Google Docs to take class notes
    90. 145. Research team: Use Google and AltaVista for students to do research
    91. 148. Tutorial Team: Students and teachers can use Jing to Create Screencasts
    92. 149. Jing
    93. 151. Teachers can make screenshot tutorials
    94. 153. Teachers can record lessons <ul><li>Put on web site </li></ul><ul><li>Absent students can view </li></ul><ul><li>Students on homebound instruction can view </li></ul><ul><li>Students who need to view and hear for further understanding can view </li></ul><ul><li>When teacher is absent, real teacher is actually teaching </li></ul>
    95. 154. Record Lecture Using ProfCast Save to GarageBand Embed in iWeb Upload to WebPage
    96. 155. Jing for grading...
    97. 159. Curriculum Team: Have Students Make Video and Audio Podcasts
    98. 160. YouTube <ul><li>Started in February 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Bought by Google in November 2006 for $1.65M </li></ul><ul><li>Already has more content than TV and TV started in 1940’s. </li></ul><ul><li>If TV played 24/7 since inception, YouTube still has more content. </li></ul>
    99. 162. Digital Education The Hollywood Treatment at NECC
    100. 164. http://kidsvid.4teachers.org/
    101. 165. Tortoise Run
    102. 167. Educational Videos by Developer of Wikipedia
    103. 168. Teachers and Students can make their own web pages using Ning, Wiki, WordPress, and others
    104. 170. Ning
    105. 171. http://iasa4u.ning.com/
    106. 173. Wiki
    107. 178. http://iasa.wikispaces.com/
    108. 180. Global team: Teachers can use e-pals and Skype to connect to others all over the world.
    109. 181. Teachers can use Skype In their classrooms
    110. 182. 3 Ways, Other Than Skype, to Bring Experts Into Class
    111. 186. Skype Teacher Resources <ul><li>http://aroundtheworldwith80schools.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>http:/ /Onlineprojects4teachers </li></ul><ul><li>http://Skypeforeducators </li></ul><ul><li>http://Skypeinschools.pbworks.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://Skypeanauthor.wetpaint.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://skyeintheclassroom.wordpress.com </li></ul>
    112. 188. How does digital text (hypertext) change education?
    113. 191. YouTube - Hudson Flight 1549 HD Animation with audio for US Airways Water Landing-1
    114. 195. Poll Everywhere
    115. 196. How open should the Internet be for teachers?
    116. 197. How open should the Internet be for students?
    117. 198. Social Networking in School
    118. 199. NSBA Survey (July 2007) <ul><li>52% of schools prohibit social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Problem is student safety on-line </li></ul><ul><li>List of Educational Networking sites at http://www.educationalnetworking.com/List+of+Networks </li></ul>http://thejournal.com/articles/2009/09/16/social-networking-in-schools-incentives-for-participation.aspx
    119. 200. Add Twitter To Your Communication
    120. 202. Follow me on Twitter at rvoltz and IllinoisASA
    121. 204. http://twitter4teachers.pbworks.com/
    122. 206. Teachers use Twitter <ul><li>To communicate with students and parents on homework and class activities </li></ul><ul><li>To link up with other teachers in a type of professional learning community </li></ul>
    123. 207. Start discussing: “ What is the future computer for classroom use?”
    124. 208. http://www.cellphonesinlearning.com/
    125. 209. Encourage teachers to engage students in their own learning
    126. 210. “ We should instead use technology funding to bolster new learning models and innovations, such as online-learning environments, to level the playing field and allow students from all walks of life -- from small, rural communities to budget-strapped urban schools -- to access the rich variety that is now available only to children in wealthy suburban districts.”
    127. 211. Inspiring Idea
    128. 213. Start Your Own Blog
    129. 214. Read Blogs <ul><li>Look for blogs written by people who share your interest </li></ul><ul><li>Who do these bloggers follow? </li></ul><ul><li>Who comments to these blogs? </li></ul><ul><li>Comment to the blog yourself </li></ul>
    130. 215. Blogs to Read Superintendent Principal News & Content Technology Kent Bugg Principals Page – The Blog TED Talks Dangerously Irrelevant Scott Kuffel The Principal and Interest TWIT Free Tech for Teachers Don White Practical Principals Podcast Mashable 2 Cents Worth
    131. 216. Start an audio Podcast and update regularly For students For parents
    132. 217. ePals
    133. 220. http://bit.ly/7fyVVs To join IASA4U.NING.COM
    134. 221. [email_address]