Intro to Web 2.0 for Educators

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An Educator's Introduction to Collaborative Online Tools: Web 2.0 in the Classroom. Slides from the MACUL 2009 Preconference workshop.

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  • Intro to Web 2.0 for Educators

    1. 1. An Educator’s Introduction to Collaborative Online Tools Web 2.0 in the Classroom
    2. 2. Objectives
    3. 3. Objectives • Introduce you to a wide variety of collaborative online tools
    4. 4. Objectives • Introduce you to a wide variety of collaborative online tools • Practice using some tools that address different instructional needs
    5. 5. Objectives • Introduce you to a wide variety of collaborative online tools • Practice using some tools that address different instructional needs • Consider teaching strategies to incorporate these tools in the classroom
    6. 6. Objectives • Introduce you to a wide variety of collaborative online tools • Practice using some tools that address different instructional needs • Consider teaching strategies to incorporate these tools in the classroom • Collaborate with colleagues to share ideas and sites for classroom use
    7. 7. Web 2.0
    8. 8. education 2.0
    9. 9. education 2.0 A “new “ way of learning
    10. 10. what do we do to learn?
    11. 11. what do we do to learn?
    12. 12. what do we do to learn?
    13. 13. what do we do to learn?
    14. 14. what do we do to learn?
    15. 15. what do we do to learn?
    16. 16. what do we do to learn?
    17. 17. what do we do to learn? take notes ■ have a discussion ■ do an experiment ■ read a map ■ make a graph ■ draw a picture ■ make a concept map ■ write an essay ■ make a table ■ view a demonstration ■ look up a definition ■ watch a video ■ solve a math problem ■ explain a concept ■ compare and contrast information ■ search for reference information ■ write a story ■ make a list ■ answer a question ■ look at pictures ■ read a book ■ create a web page ■ share information ■ take a picture ■ talk with a teacher ■ ask an expert ■ make a presentation ■ post a link ■ make a diagram ■ etc.
    18. 18. old strategies: I can...
    19. 19. old strategies: I can... take notes ■ have a discussion ■ do an experiment ■ read a map ■ make a graph ■ draw a picture ■ make a concept map ■ write an essay ■ make a table ■ view a demonstration ■ look up a definition ■ watch a video ■ solve a math problem ■ explain a concept ■ compare and contrast information ■ search for reference information ■ write a story ■ make a list ■ answer a question ■ look at pictures ■ read a book ■ create a web page ■ share information ■ take a picture ■ talk with a teacher ■ ask an expert ■ make a presentation ■ post a link ■ make a diagram ■ etc.
    20. 20. new strategies: We will...
    21. 21. new strategies: We will... take notes ■ have a discussion ■ do an experiment ■ read a map ■ make a graph ■ draw a picture ■ make a concept map ■ write an essay ■ make a table ■ view a demonstration ■ look up a definition ■ watch a video ■ solve a math problem ■ explain a concept ■ compare and contrast information ■ search for reference information ■ write a story ■ make a list ■ answer a question ■ look at pictures ■ read a book ■ create a web page ■ share information ■ take a picture ■ talk with a teacher ■ ask an expert ■ make a presentation ■ post a link ■ make a diagram ■ etc.
    22. 22. social constructivism
    23. 23. social constructivism learning and development is a social, collaborative activity
    24. 24. social constructivism learning and development is a social, collaborative activity students can master concepts and ideas that they cannot understand on their own with help from more advanced children and adults
    25. 25. social constructivism learning and development is a social, collaborative activity students can master concepts and ideas that they cannot understand on their own with help from more advanced children and adults school learning should occur in a meaningful context and not be separated from learning and knowledge developed in the “real world”
    26. 26. social constructivism learning and development is a social, collaborative activity students can master concepts and ideas that they cannot understand on their own with help from more advanced children and adults school learning should occur in a meaningful context and not be separated from learning and knowledge developed in the “real world” out of school experiences should be related to the child’s school experience
    27. 27. evolution of the tools
    28. 28. evolution of the tools
    29. 29. evolution of the tools
    30. 30. evolution of the tools WWW
    31. 31. evolution of the tools WWW
    32. 32. evolution of the tools WWW
    33. 33. Our Approach Today
    34. 34. Our Approach Today • Collaborate!
    35. 35. Our Approach Today • Collaborate! • Consider learning strategies and examine possible tools
    36. 36. Our Approach Today • Collaborate! • Consider learning strategies and examine possible tools • Work in pairs or small groups to review possible tools
    37. 37. Our Approach Today • Collaborate! • Consider learning strategies and examine possible tools • Work in pairs or small groups to review possible tools • Use a collaborative tool (wiki) to share ideas about the sites we explore
    38. 38. Our Approach Today • Collaborate! • Consider learning strategies and examine possible tools • Work in pairs or small groups to review possible tools • Use a collaborative tool (wiki) to share ideas about the sites we explore • Consider the implications for instruction
    39. 39. A Place to Start
    40. 40. A Place to Start • Before trying tools, decide what the purpose of the use of the tool is going to be!
    41. 41. A Place to Start • Before trying tools, decide what the purpose of the use of the tool is going to be! • http://www.go2web20.net
    42. 42. A Place to Start • Before trying tools, decide what the purpose of the use of the tool is going to be! • http://www.go2web20.net • Try tools on your own first before using in the classroom
    43. 43. A Place to Start • Before trying tools, decide what the purpose of the use of the tool is going to be! • http://www.go2web20.net • Try tools on your own first before using in the classroom • Choose tools that fit your needs and are “sustainable” for classroom use.
    44. 44. Task #1
    45. 45. Task #1 • Find a tool that may have an educational use using the Go2Web20 site
    46. 46. Task #1 • Find a tool that may have an educational use using the Go2Web20 site • Visit the site and try using the tool for the next 5-7 minutes
    47. 47. Task #1 • Find a tool that may have an educational use using the Go2Web20 site • Visit the site and try using the tool for the next 5-7 minutes • Share information about the tool in a small group discussion
    48. 48. Considerations for Educational Use of Web 2.0 Suites • Resources available on the site now • Requirements to use the site • Collaboration approach • What type of information is shared? • Cost and long term viability of the site • Ability to manage access to the site (and ability to access the site behind the school firewall)
    49. 49. Wiki = Quick Web
    50. 50. Wiki = Quick Web • Collaborative Web pages
    51. 51. Wiki = Quick Web • Collaborative Web pages • Allow multiple users to create and modify pages
    52. 52. Wiki = Quick Web • Collaborative Web pages • Allow multiple users to create and modify pages • Reliance upon the community to create and maintain information resources
    53. 53. Wiki = Quick Web • Collaborative Web pages • Allow multiple users to create and modify pages • Reliance upon the community to create and maintain information resources • This will be the tool for our “collaboration” during the course of the day
    54. 54. Task #2
    55. 55. Task #2 • Create a review of the site you examined on the wiki
    56. 56. Task #2 • Create a review of the site you examined on the wiki • Use the template created to decide what to look for and to fill in the missing information
    57. 57. Task #2 • Create a review of the site you examined on the wiki • Use the template created to decide what to look for and to fill in the missing information • Revisit your site if needed to find the information required
    58. 58. My Task (for now)
    59. 59. My Task (for now) • Organize the information you all created so that you can easily access it
    60. 60. My Task (for now) • Organize the information you all created so that you can easily access it • Show you how these pages can be easily accessed and organized using the wiki’s administrative tools
    61. 61. My Task (for now) • Organize the information you all created so that you can easily access it • Show you how these pages can be easily accessed and organized using the wiki’s administrative tools • Make some useful suggestions about email addresses and passwords
    62. 62. Task #3
    63. 63. Task #3 • Use the navigation to read and comment on each other’s reviews
    64. 64. Task #3 • Use the navigation to read and comment on each other’s reviews • Browse one or two of the other sites that each other reviewed to see what they include, and see if any information was missed
    65. 65. Task #3 • Use the navigation to read and comment on each other’s reviews • Browse one or two of the other sites that each other reviewed to see what they include, and see if any information was missed • Use the wiki editing functions to add and/ or edit any information
    66. 66. What Have We Learned So Far Let’s Review Some Strategies and Considerations
    67. 67. Work with What You Know • Documents • Spreadsheets • Presentations • (Microsoft Office)
    68. 68. “Office” Tools • Google Docs or Zoho Docs • 280 slides and other presentation tools • EditGrid and other spreadsheet tools
    69. 69. Task #4
    70. 70. Task #4 • Team up with 2-3 others in the room to decide upon a tool that you would like to try (ideally, one group each for a document, spreadsheet, and presentation)
    71. 71. Task #4 • Team up with 2-3 others in the room to decide upon a tool that you would like to try (ideally, one group each for a document, spreadsheet, and presentation) • Decide on the specific tool you would like to explore and go in and create a simple document on your own about the tools so far
    72. 72. Task #4 • Team up with 2-3 others in the room to decide upon a tool that you would like to try (ideally, one group each for a document, spreadsheet, and presentation) • Decide on the specific tool you would like to explore and go in and create a simple document on your own about the tools so far • Share the document with others in your group to let them edit and modify the file
    73. 73. Task #5 • Add Comments to the Wiki Site for Your Tool • Let’s embed some links to the tools • Find other possible tools and include links to those as well for your category
    74. 74. Blogs • What are they? • What types of blogs are there? • Education oriented blogs • Blogs for educational use • Key elements of blogs • Set up a basic blog
    75. 75. Tasks #6, #7, and #8
    76. 76. Tasks #6, #7, and #8 • Search for and read entries in 2-3 blogs that suit your content interests for your teaching
    77. 77. Tasks #6, #7, and #8 • Search for and read entries in 2-3 blogs that suit your content interests for your teaching • Add information about these to the “blog” page on the wiki, including links for the site and the RSS Subscription
    78. 78. Tasks #6, #7, and #8 • Search for and read entries in 2-3 blogs that suit your content interests for your teaching • Add information about these to the “blog” page on the wiki, including links for the site and the RSS Subscription • Create a blog of your own using one of the blogging tools and post two entries
    79. 79. Posting / Sharing Content
    80. 80. Posting / Sharing Content • Lots of tools that allow you to post content without others necessarily creating or modifying it
    81. 81. Posting / Sharing Content • Lots of tools that allow you to post content without others necessarily creating or modifying it • More common for documents or presentations - less so for others
    82. 82. Posting / Sharing Content • Lots of tools that allow you to post content without others necessarily creating or modifying it • More common for documents or presentations - less so for others • Let’s look at a couple... - SlideShare and iPaper
    83. 83. Sharing Other Media • Lots of common tools for videos and photos • Organization is critical - revisit the idea of tags • Let’s explore the options - pick a site and see what is there and how you post information to the site • You guessed it... post results to the wiki
    84. 84. Considerations for Education for Media Sharing
    85. 85. Considerations for Education for Media Sharing • Can you access it from your school?
    86. 86. Considerations for Education for Media Sharing • Can you access it from your school? • Can you download it at home and show it at school?
    87. 87. Considerations for Education for Media Sharing • Can you access it from your school? • Can you download it at home and show it at school? • Can you post information about your teaching and/or students?
    88. 88. Considerations for Education for Media Sharing • Can you access it from your school? • Can you download it at home and show it at school? • Can you post information about your teaching and/or students? • How do you “regulate” students’ content?
    89. 89. “Social” Sites
    90. 90. “Social” Sites • Social Networking
    91. 91. “Social” Sites • Social Networking • ... and why this is a bad idea for education unless you REALLY know what you are doing and can control the platform
    92. 92. “Social” Sites • Social Networking • ... and why this is a bad idea for education unless you REALLY know what you are doing and can control the platform • Social Bookmarking
    93. 93. “Social” Sites • Social Networking • ... and why this is a bad idea for education unless you REALLY know what you are doing and can control the platform • Social Bookmarking • Social Reviewing
    94. 94. Note-Taking / Productivity
    95. 95. Note-Taking / Productivity • Good tools for teachers to use for themselves - harder for students
    96. 96. Note-Taking / Productivity • Good tools for teachers to use for themselves - harder for students • Different strategies to sites - Evernote (web-based notes) - Jott (tasks and notes to self) - Bookmarking or document posting
    97. 97. Note-Taking / Productivity • Good tools for teachers to use for themselves - harder for students • Different strategies to sites - Evernote (web-based notes) - Jott (tasks and notes to self) - Bookmarking or document posting • Sometimes tool dependent
    98. 98. Specialty Tools • Concept Mapping • Drawing and diagramming • Mapping • Data collection and analysis
    99. 99. Podcasts • What are they? • What types of podcasts are there? • Education oriented podcasts • Podcasts for educational use • Key elements of podcasts • Set up a basic podcast
    100. 100. Reviewing the Day • Sharing our information • Reading the wiki site • Continued use of the wiki • Questions and Answers

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