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  1. 1. Thriving in a Web 2.0 Classroom Tom Daccord
  2. 2. “The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind--creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers, and meaning makers.” A Whole New Mind: Moving From the Information Age to the Conceptual Age --Daniel Pink
  3. 3. “In our modern world, learning seems useless unless it prepares students to be creative.” Leonardo’s Laptop: Human Need and the New Human Computing Technologies -- Professor Ben Shneiderman
  4. 4. “We need self-directed people who either have problem solving skills or can easily be trained to think on their feet and find creative solutions to some very tough, challenging problems.” Mark Maddox of Unilever Foods North America
  5. 5. 21st Century Skills • creativity & inventive thinking (adaptability, problem-solving) • collaboration and communication (synchronous and asynchronous; cross- cultural) • digital age literacy (collect, analyze, synthesize, distribute, present information)
  6. 6. Web 2.0 Empowerment • interactive, intuitive, accessible • free or low cost • security & privacy features • multimedia rich; can embed video • engenders collaboration & community
  7. 7. Examples Blogs, Podcasts, Wikis, Online Social Networks
  8. 8. “A Day in the Life of a Hobo” • Guided Research (Web & Print) • Group and Individual Responsibilities • Blogging • Digital Audio Recording (GarageBand) • Also: Boomer Interview Project
  9. 9. “Great Debate of 2008” • an exploration and discussion of issues and candidates surrounding the 2008 presidential election connecting 120 students from around the country • Great Debate of 2008 wiki: http:// • Great Debate of 2008 online social network: (private)
  10. 10. Classroom wikis • collaborative teacher and student contributions • Tom’s course wiki • Collaborative Reading & Writing • Physics Class wiki • Flat Classroom Project
  11. 11. “Social Mobility” Audio Blog • upload pictures to VoiceThread, record accompanying audio commentary; invite others to record commentary • can embed in blogs, wikis, and other Web sites; new video feature • • voicethread classroom example • voicethread in blog
  12. 12. “Mobcasts” & Voice-to-Text • can record and upload a podcast to the Web via a cell phone • easy “mobcasting” • • tomdaccord/podcast/main • Also: reQall, Jott (voice-to-text)
  13. 13. Building a Personal Learning Network
  14. 14. Classroom 2.0 • social networking for educators using collaborative technologies • ideas, lessons, tools • • TomDaccord • Also: ISEN network
  15. 15. Using Social Media • Google Docs -- share and collaborate on documents • Twitter -- share what you are doing and follow people with similar interests • Diigo or Delicious -- share web bookmarks and annotations • Flickr -- shares photos • Slideshare -- share PowerPoints & other slideshows
  16. 16. Tom Daccord & Justin Reich • Best Ideas for Teaching with Technology: A Practical Guide for Teachers by Teachers • professional development workshops and presentations • •