Web 2.0 For Teachers


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Web 2.0 For Teachers

  1. 1. Web 2.0 for Teachers Dr. Richard J. Voltz Associate Director Illinois Association of School Administrators
  2. 4. 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.
  3. 5. Did You Know 4.0
  4. 6. Student Voices on Technology
  5. 7. How young professionals say they learn.
  6. 9. “ I can look it up on-line, find an expert and then collaborate with that person on a solution.”
  7. 11. “ If I had to learn something new today the first place I would go is Google, then forum sites, then video sources.”
  8. 13. “ I would ask professionals and see if they would share their information with me.”
  9. 15. “ I would first go to Google, then Wikipedia, then my address book to see who I know that I could contact and leverage their knowledge to help me.”
  10. 17. “ Consult with peers, look on the Internet to search and learn information about the topic I am interested in.”
  11. 18. Should we teach differently today because students learn differently?
  12. 19. What is this?
  13. 20. Material for this presentation is on the Internet at http://iasa.wikispaces.com Choose tab “Web 2.0 for Teachers”
  14. 21. Goal for this presentation is for you to use one technology skill this year in your classroom
  15. 22. How many of these terms do you know? <ul><li>Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Ning </li></ul><ul><li>Jing </li></ul><ul><li>delicious </li></ul><ul><li>ProfCast </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Gcast </li></ul><ul><li>Backchanneling </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Tinyurl or bit.ly </li></ul><ul><li>AudiBoo </li></ul><ul><li>14. Classroom20.com </li></ul><ul><li>15. iTunesU </li></ul><ul><li>16. Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>17. Posterous </li></ul><ul><li>18. Ustream </li></ul><ul><li>19. Friendfeed </li></ul><ul><li>20. TED Talks </li></ul><ul><li>21. FaceBook </li></ul><ul><li>22. Elluminate </li></ul><ul><li>23. RSS </li></ul><ul><li>24. Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>25. Lit2Go </li></ul><ul><li>Extra Credit </li></ul><ul><li>Chacha </li></ul><ul><li>Wiimote </li></ul><ul><li>Jott </li></ul><ul><li>Doodle </li></ul>
  16. 23. Teacher is key!
  17. 24. Virtual Book Study
  18. 25. Infrastructure & Connectivity
  19. 28. When I was growing up, my parents told me, “Finish your dinner. People in China and India are starving.” I tell my daughters, “Finish your homework. People in India and China are starving for your job.” ---Thomas Friedman, 2005
  20. 31. Growing Up Digital by Don Tapscott <ul><li>“ Today’s kids are so bathed in bits that they think it’s all part of the natural landscape. To them, the digital technology is no more intimidating than a VCR or toaster.” </li></ul>
  21. 34. What is Web 2.0?
  22. 38. YouTube - Hudson Flight 1549 HD Animation with audio for US Airways Water Landing-1
  23. 39. What does it mean to be a student in the digital age?
  24. 40. YouTube - PIL InfoLit Dialog, No. 1 Wikipedia -1
  25. 41. How open should the Internet be for teachers?
  26. 42. How open should the Internet be for students?
  27. 43. If I were you…
  28. 44. Change is difficult…make it fun
  29. 45. One School’s Use of Web 2.0 <ul><li>Teacher web page updated weekly with grades, homework, class projects, test dates and email sent to parent </li></ul><ul><li>Student Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Student Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Record teacher lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Class research via a wiki </li></ul><ul><li>SMART Boards </li></ul><ul><li>Response clickers </li></ul>Lubbock-Cooper uses online features to track progress http://lubbockonline.com/stories/101309/loc_504067869.shtml
  30. 46. Use Skype in Your Classroom
  31. 49. Have Your Students Make a Video Podcast
  32. 50. What station does the President of the United States make his radio address on?
  33. 57. And the winner… Karen Rose and her 3rd grade class from the Melissa, Texas, school district, singing a parody of a Madonna song “Living in a Digital World.”
  34. 58. Digital Education The Hollywood Treatment at NECC
  35. 62. What are the negative aspects of having students “connected” at school?
  36. 63. Have Your Students Make A Screenshot Tutorial
  37. 65. Mathtrain-1.TV   Probability with Ben and Jerry
  38. 66. You Make A Screenshot Tutorial
  39. 69. What are advantages of using screenshots?
  40. 70. You Make a Webpage
  41. 72. Ning
  42. 73. http://iasa4u.ning.com/
  43. 74. Wiki
  44. 75. http://iasa.wikispaces.com/
  45. 76. Start an audio Podcast and update regularly For students For parents
  46. 77. Gcast <ul><li>Can make audio recording via your phone </li></ul><ul><li>Set up a Gcast account </li></ul><ul><li>Call your own account from cell phone, record conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Send as a digital file where you want it to go </li></ul>Now costs $99/yr for cell phone, free if upload digital file
  47. 78. <ul><li>Made with iWeb </li></ul><ul><li>Saved on MobileMe </li></ul><ul><li>Link to Gcast (embed) </li></ul>
  48. 81. Encourage teachers to engage students in their own learning
  49. 87. What Are 21 st Century Learning Skills <ul><li>Digital-Age Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Inventive Thinking (creative) </li></ul><ul><li>Effective Communication </li></ul><ul><li>High Productivity </li></ul>Courtesy of Howie DiBlasi
  50. 88. Poll Everywhere
  51. 90. Team of students: <ul><li>Research team – Google – AltaVista Search </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorial Team – Jing (Create Screencasts) </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Team –Podcasts (Recordings) </li></ul><ul><li>Scribes Team – Google Docs (take class notes) </li></ul><ul><li>Global team – e-pals – IVC- Skype </li></ul><ul><li>Contributions To Society – Kiva </li></ul>Courtesy: November Learning & Alan November
  52. 91. Social Networking in School
  53. 92. 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
  54. 93. Add Twitter To Your Communication
  55. 95. Follow me on Twitter at rvoltz and IllinoisASA
  56. 97. 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>
  57. 98. Google Docs For Schools ?”
  58. 100. How would you use Google Documents?
  59. 101. Start discussing: “ What is the future computer for classroom use?”
  60. 102. English Via Cell Phone
  61. 103. <ul><li>“ Laptops are very ’90s,” says University of Michigan researcher Elliot Soloway. “They are your daddy’s computers.” </li></ul>
  62. 105. http://www.cellphonesinlearning.com/
  63. 106. Virtual Textbooks
  64. 107. Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/09/education/09textbook.html?_r=2&ref=education
  65. 108. <ul><li>At Empire High School in Vail, Ariz., students use computers provided by the school to get their lessons, do their homework and hear podcasts of their teachers’ science lectures. </li></ul>
  66. 109. <ul><li>In California, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger this summer announced an initiative that would replace some high school science and math texts with free, “open source” digital versions. </li></ul>
  67. 110. <ul><li>“ In five years, I think the majority of students will be using digital textbooks,” said William M. Habermehl, superintendent of the 500,000-student Orange County schools. “They can be better than traditional textbooks.” </li></ul>
  68. 112. At Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, a select group of freshmen received Kindles, an online book reader, instead of the textbooks.
  69. 121. <ul><li>iPad </li></ul><ul><li>$500 to $700 </li></ul><ul><li>Operating system similar to iPhone </li></ul><ul><li>E-reader </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple apps to run simultaneously </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;You're going to walk into a store, the store is going to recognize that you've entered the store, it will say, &quot;Do you want to buy a venti coffee?&quot; — it will know what you're going to buy and maybe the transaction will take place on the tablet,&quot; Crothers speculated. &quot;It's not made for typing ... you'll have the option, but it's a whole new paradigm.” </li></ul>
  70. 123. Is your school ready for digital textbooks?
  71. 124. Will educators let students use mobile devices?
  72. 125. <ul><li>Smart phone penetration will hit 82% by 2013 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Text to screen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In-class polling </li></ul></ul>
  73. 126. <ul><li>The App Store is producing an explosion of educational mobile content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Translation tools, musical instruments, learning games, mobile books </li></ul></ul>
  74. 127. Existing pilots of mobile education are demonstrating success
  75. 128. <ul><ul><li>Preliminary research from both Australia and the US is finding that when using iPod Touches as part of their class activities, school attendance increases, students are more willing to come to school, and they do more homework </li></ul></ul>
  76. 129. <ul><ul><li>Further quantitative research is needed, but it seems obvious that kids will learn more if they are engaged in the process -- and cutting-edge mobile devices like the iPod Touch are brilliant at driving engagement. </li></ul></ul>
  77. 130. Mobile devices offer access to the Internet in places where the traditional web doesn't reach Source: http://ezinearticles.com/?iPhone-Education---4-Reasons-Why-Mobile-Devices-Will-Transform-How-Our-Kids-Learn&id=2662128
  78. 131. The Simpsons on Cell Phones
  79. 132. The Old Web
  80. 134. The New Web
  81. 136. Record Lecture Using ProfCast Save to GarageBand Embed in iWeb Upload to WebPage
  82. 138. Encourage teachers to engage students in their own learning
  83. 139. “ 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.”
  84. 140. Inspiring Idea
  85. 142. Do you think students are more engaged outside of school than in school?
  86. 143. What are you doing about it?
  87. 144. iTunesU
  88. 145. Skype
  89. 146. Skype on the go…
  90. 148. ePals