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    1. 1. Integrating Web 2.0 Technology Across the Curriculum Thomas Cooper The Walker School Marietta, GA
    2. 2. Presentation Overview <ul><li>Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>A Vision of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media Tools in the Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Connections w/ Gardner’s 5 Minds </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Ideas & Project Examples </li></ul>
    3. 4. Teens and Technology
    4. 5. The Walker School Marietta, GA /
    5. 6. Essential Questions <ul><li>How can technology support exploration? </li></ul><ul><li>How can technology support discussion? </li></ul><ul><li>How can technology support research and analysis? </li></ul><ul><li>How can computers serve as intellectual partners that support learning by reflection? </li></ul><ul><li>How can computers support learning by doing? </li></ul><ul><li>How can computers support global awareness? </li></ul><ul><li>How can computers support activism? </li></ul>
    6. 7. Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0
    7. 8. A Vision of K-12 Students Today
    8. 9. Web 2.0 Tools for Collaboration <ul><li>Real Simple Syndication (RSS) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting / Vodcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Telephony </li></ul><ul><li>Document Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Mashups </li></ul>
    9. 10. RSS News Feeds in the Classroom
    10. 11. Google News Feed
    11. 12. Netvibes /
    12. 13. Lesson Ideas: <ul><li>Create a start page for your class. Tabs can be geared toward the major units of the class. Students can collaborate on collecting and evaluating feeds related to each topic. Evaluations could be posted on a blog and a feed for the blog could be incorporated into the front page so everyone would know when there was a new post. Give them points for getting students from other schools or countries to also post their views on current issues. </li></ul>
    13. 14. Social Networking in the Classroom
    14. 15. MySpace, not in my classroom?
    15. 16. Ning
    16. 17. Lesson Idea: <ul><li>Create a social networking site that teachers can use for professional development. These can be established on the department, school, district, or global level. Teachers can each have a blog, upload videos, articles and curriculum to share with their peers. Administrators can give professional development hours for participation. </li></ul>
    17. 18. Art Education 2.0
    18. 19. Twitter
    19. 20. Blogging in the Classroom
    20. 21. Edublogs
    21. 22. K12Online Basic/Advanced Training – Blogs
    22. 23. Lesson Idea: <ul><li>Have each student create a blog. The blog can be used as a lab journal, or essay practice. Once a week have them research and write about a topic that might be on the AP Exam. </li></ul><ul><li>Give them points for using Google Blog Search and finding professionals in their field of study and responding to their blogs. </li></ul>
    23. 24. GoAPES (AP Environmental Science Blog)
    24. 25. Google Blog Search
    25. 26. Social Bookmarking in the Classroom
    26. 27. Delicious
    27. 28. Lesson Idea: <ul><li>Have students create an online bibliography for a research topic, or a course. The bibliography can include: books, periodicals, websites, videos, podcasts, and professional networks. </li></ul><ul><li>Give them points for finding blogs, podcasts, and networks of professionals who are conducting research in the field of study. </li></ul>
    28. 29. Search Me
    29. 30. Podcasting in the Classroom
    30. 31. Taking it Global
    31. 32. Podomatic /
    32. 33. Common Craft Tutorials
    33. 34. Lesson Idea: <ul><li>Have your students podcast interviews as part of an oral history project. They can gain experience in developing the interview questions, conducting peer reviews, and learn about archiving oral histories, and producing documentaries. </li></ul>
    34. 35. The Oral History Project
    35. 36. Bloom’s Taxonomy New Blooms Old Blooms
    36. 37. Creative Commons – Legal Issues
    37. 38. Telephony in the Classroom
    38. 39. Skype
    39. 40. Lesson Idea: <ul><li>Have students call a hotel in a foreign country and make a reservation for a vacation. They can also ask to speak to the concierge and ask about places of interest to see or events that they could attend. Record the session and listen to it in class so students can give a peer review. </li></ul>
    40. 41. Eluminate
    41. 42. Horizon Project
    42. 43. Document Sharing in the Classroom
    43. 44. Think Free Online Office Suite
    44. 45. Author Stream
    45. 46. National Archives Digital Vault
    46. 47. Photo Sharing in the Classroom
    47. 48. Flickr
    48. 49. Lesson Idea: <ul><li>Have students use a photo sharing site to find photos on a particular culture. Photos can be added to MovieMaker to produce a short ethnography about another culture. Some themes are gender inequality, sexual orientation, children at risk, and poverty. </li></ul><ul><li>Give them points for doing an interview of someone in another country and adding it to their presentation. </li></ul>
    49. 50. Brazilian Children’s Day
    50. 51. VoiceThread
    51. 52. Annotate Family Photos
    52. 53. Lesson Idea: (Summer Project) <ul><li>Have each students who travel over the summer take photos of their adventure. Have them invite the people they meet on their adventures to come to their VoiceThread account and add comments about their culture, which can be seen in the photos, and their time interacting with your students. </li></ul>
    53. 54. Video Sharing in the Classroom
    54. 55. YouTube
    55. 56. Lesson Idea: <ul><li>Publish a schedule of lectures for your class. Then, have students sign up for a day in which they present a video that introduces a topic in your lecture. During class have the student introduce the video. Give your lecture. Finally, have the students lead a discussion about the video and how it relates to points in your lecture. </li></ul>
    56. 57. Dailymotion
    57. 58. Lesson Idea: <ul><li>Have students create a news station to report on school events, local news, and current events from foreign countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Give them extra points for running a live station on </li></ul>
    58. 59. Lesson Idea: <ul><li>Have students create vodcasts on lab experiments that you do in class as a pre-lab. Students who do the lab incorrectly is also a teaching tool. You can share them with other teachers on </li></ul>
    59. 60. Teacher Tube
    60. 61. Ustream TV
    61. 62. Wikis in the Classroom
    62. 63. Wetpaint Wiki /
    63. 64. Lesson Idea: <ul><li>Have your students create a wiki on one or more the main topics for your class. They can include: text, photos, videos, web resources, book reviews, and more. They can import RSS feeds and social bookmarking feeds on the issues. Students can give a peer review using the discussion tab. Teachers can see who has been posting and who has not from their logins. Give them extra points for outsourcing some of the work to a different class at home or in another country. </li></ul>
    64. 65. Welker’s Wikinomics
    65. 66. Wikibooks – South Africa’s Curriculum
    66. 67. Mashups in the Classroom
    67. 68. Google Earth Pro
    68. 69. Google Earth Outreach
    69. 70. Lesson Idea: <ul><li>Use Google Earth to show the relationships between AP content and geography. Students could create a layer in Google Earth about a book, a series of poems, or an historical traveler. Students could employ analysis and synthesis skills to annotate the push and pull factors related to mass immigration or a military invasion. </li></ul>
    70. 71. Google Earth Lit Trips
    71. 72. Lesson Idea: <ul><li>Use mash-ups to promote stewardship and social responsibility. Have students create a layer in Google Earth about social action project they did. They can make a video of their efforts and embed it in a placemark. It’s a great was to keep track of community service hours. </li></ul>
    72. 73. International Clean-Up Day /
    73. 74. Lesson Idea: <ul><li>Have student create a wiki and social network on a human rights issue. Give them points for creating videos on the topic, creating activities for younger students, and encouraging professionals in the field to join the network. </li></ul>
    74. 75. Our Lost Children’s Project
    75. 76. Pay Attention
    76. 77. Always Question the Role of Technology <ul><li>How has technology changed my role as a teacher? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I use technology to help my students form thoughtful networks? </li></ul><ul><li>What can technology do to help my students express their ideas? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I use technology to study an issue and to appreciate other’s viewpoints? </li></ul><ul><li>How can technology help my students demonstrate their desire to be responsible citizens? </li></ul>
    77. 79. Tips for Integrating Technology <ul><li>Start with one type of technology and teach yourself first. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop learning teams within your department/school. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop learning networks to learn from others. </li></ul>
    78. 80. Contact Information <ul><li>Thomas Cooper </li></ul><ul><li>The Walker School, Marietta, GA </li></ul><ul><li>Email: </li></ul><ul><li>Skype: tcooper1966 </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: tcooper66 </li></ul><ul><li>Other Resources: </li></ul>