Collaboration 2.0

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A presentation introducing our administrators to some of the tools we are using in our Teach 21 program.

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  • Now I know out of this group, there are probably several categories of potential tweeters. The first,( twitter drop out) has set up a twitter account, maybe tweeted once or twice, wondered what the big deal was and moved on…The second does not have a twitter account(twirgins) and is here to see what the buzz about it is. One group may be lurkers. The last group, probably has a twitter account and will most likely be tweeting from their phones while this presentation is going on!! Sooo I am going to start at the beginning and hopefully answer questions you might have and hopefully get you excited about this communication tool. Basically Twitter is a social network where you post short bursts of thoughts and information.
  • So What is twitter? Twitter is a combination of a text message, mini blog, and instant message. It is a short (only 140 character) message that is sent to “followers” people who “subscribed to what you have to say” or received if you choose to follow that person. Twitter became a household word and literally exploded 43% with the addition of a single user.
  • Collaboration 2.0

    1. 1. Collaboration 2.0
    2. 2. It is Changing Our World…
    3. 14. WHAT IS Collaboration 2.0? <ul><li>Web 1.0 was about… </li></ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Individual users </li></ul><ul><li>Owning </li></ul><ul><li>Consuming </li></ul><ul><li>Home Pages </li></ul><ul><li>You finding news </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 is about… </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Producing </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribing </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul>
    4. 15. Why is it important? <ul><li>It is all about participation, personalization, creation, collaboration, and revolution </li></ul><ul><li>We have gone from being a consumer to being a creator </li></ul><ul><li>Our information has gone from push to pull </li></ul><ul><li>Because we teach students that are 2.0 </li></ul>
    5. 16. How Do I Learn More?
    6. 17. anytime, anywhere learning
    7. 18. personal learning networks <ul><li>podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>rss feeds </li></ul><ul><li>rssfeed aggregators (iGoogle) </li></ul><ul><li>twitter </li></ul><ul><li>social bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>wikis </li></ul><ul><li>blogs </li></ul><ul><li>flickr </li></ul><ul><li>ning </li></ul><ul><li>video/web streaming </li></ul><ul><li>social networks </li></ul>
    8. 19. What is Twitter? Founded in 2006
    9. 21. Twitter
    10. 22. Out of this World Tweets
    11. 23. Arresting Tweets On April 10th, 2008, James Karl Buck and his translator were arrested by the Egyptian police while covering an anti-government protest. James, a grad student from Berkeley, was able to tweet one word while being taken away by Egyptian authorities:  Arrested. This one update sparked his friends and followers into action, eventually leading to his university hiring a lawyer on his behalf and his release a day later.
    12. 24. LIVE Tweets
    13. 25. Action Tweets
    14. 26. # atlflood
    15. 27. Japan Earthquake
    16. 30. Google Person Finder
    17. 31. Education Tweets
    18. 32. itunes podcast
    19. 33. Google Reader
    20. 35. You Tube
    21. 36. “ To me, the blog concept is about three things: frequency, brevity, and personality.” Evan Williams (creator of Blogger) Blogs
    22. 37. Classroom Blogs <ul><li>Bliggedy Blog </li></ul><ul><li>First Grade Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Emily’s Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Haley's Blog </li></ul>
    23. 38. Teacher Blogs <ul><li>Cool Stuff for Nerdy Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Reboot Camp </li></ul><ul><li>EDTE.CH </li></ul><ul><li>The Scholastic Scribe </li></ul><ul><li>The PE Geek </li></ul>
    24. 39. Admin Blogs <ul><li>A Principals Reflections </li></ul><ul><li>Burlington High School Principal Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Teach It, Tech It Learn It, Lead It </li></ul><ul><li>The Principals Posts </li></ul><ul><li>The Principal of Change </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Leadership </li></ul>
    25. 40. Taking It to the Top Blog
    26. 41. Setting Up Your First Blog <ul><li>Go to http://wordpress.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the “sign up now” button get started. </li></ul>
    27. 42. 1. Create an Account <ul><li>Choose a user name. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You’ll use this name to sign in when you return. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enter a password. </li></ul><ul><li>Write down the username and password on your web 2.0 password summary sheet </li></ul>
    28. 43. 2. Name Your Blog <ul><li>Key in your blog’s title. </li></ul><ul><li>Key in your blog’s URL. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>something .wordpress.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Click sign up </li></ul>

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