Thriving in a Web 2.0
     Classroom
     Tom Daccord
“The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very
   different kind of mind--creators and empathizers, pa...
“In our modern world, learning seems useless unless it prepares
                  students to be creative.”

 Leonardo’s L...
21st Century Skills
• adaptability & inventive thinking (problem-
  solving)
• collaboration and communication
  (synchron...
Web 2.0 Empowerment
• interactive, intuitive, accessible
• free or low cost
• engenders collaboration
• security & privacy...
Innovation Framework
Innovation Framework
• Collect -- fact acquisition and research; focus
  on user’s activity
Innovation Framework
• Collect -- fact acquisition and research; focus
  on user’s activity
• Relate -- team efforts that ...
Innovation Framework
• Collect -- fact acquisition and research; focus
  on user’s activity
• Relate -- team efforts that ...
Innovation Framework
• Collect -- fact acquisition and research; focus
  on user’s activity
• Relate -- team efforts that ...
Examples
“A Day in the Life of a Hobo”


• Guided Research (Web & Print)
• Group and Individual Responsibilities
• Blogging
• Digit...
U.S. History wiki



• Individual contributions lead to “Collective
  Intelligence”
• teacher and student contributions
• ...
“Great Debate of 2008”


• an exploration and discussion of issues and
  candidates surrounding the 2008
  presidential el...
“Social Mobility” Audio Blog


• upload pictures to VoiceThread, record
  accompanying audio commentary; invite
  others t...
VoiceThread in Blog


• can embed in various types of web pages
• can record within the web page
• classroom example
Google Web Site


• quickly and easily create web pages
• no html needed
• http://google.com/sites
• U.S. History project
...
“Mobcasts” & Voice-to-Text

• can record and upload a podcast to the
  Web via a cell phone
• easy “mobcasting”
• http://g...
Brainstorming


• collaborative Mind-Mapping
• anywhere; anytime
• Gliffy, bubbl.us, mywebspiration
• student example
Online Annotations


• can add commentary and annotations to
  Web pages
• can save and share with others
• Diigo
• example
Tom Daccord & Justin Reich


• Best Ideas for Teaching with Technology: A
  Practical Guide for Teachers by Teachers
• pro...
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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. 21st Century Skills • adaptability & inventive thinking (problem- solving) • collaboration and communication (synchronous and asynchronous; cross- cultural) • digital age literacy (collect, analyze, synthesize, distribute, present information)
  5. 5. Web 2.0 Empowerment • interactive, intuitive, accessible • free or low cost • engenders collaboration • security & privacy features • multimedia rich • can embed in web pages
  6. 6. Innovation Framework
  7. 7. Innovation Framework • Collect -- fact acquisition and research; focus on user’s activity
  8. 8. Innovation Framework • Collect -- fact acquisition and research; focus on user’s activity • Relate -- team efforts that develop communication, management, social skills; clarify problems
  9. 9. Innovation Framework • Collect -- fact acquisition and research; focus on user’s activity • Relate -- team efforts that develop communication, management, social skills; clarify problems • Create -- individual and team projects; create to learn and learn to create
  10. 10. Innovation Framework • Collect -- fact acquisition and research; focus on user’s activity • Relate -- team efforts that develop communication, management, social skills; clarify problems • Create -- individual and team projects; create to learn and learn to create • Donate -- authentic, service-oriented projects; dissemination to “outside” client
  11. 11. Examples
  12. 12. “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
  13. 13. U.S. History wiki • Individual contributions lead to “Collective Intelligence” • teacher and student contributions • course wiki • Also: workshop wiki
  14. 14. “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:// greatdebate2008.wikispaces.com/ • Great Debate of 2008 online social network: http://greatdebate2008.ning.com/ (private)
  15. 15. “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 • http://www.voicethread.com • voicethread classroom example
  16. 16. VoiceThread in Blog • can embed in various types of web pages • can record within the web page • classroom example
  17. 17. Google Web Site • quickly and easily create web pages • no html needed • http://google.com/sites • U.S. History project • Also: Google Docs
  18. 18. “Mobcasts” & Voice-to-Text • can record and upload a podcast to the Web via a cell phone • easy “mobcasting” • http://gcast.com • http://www.garageband.com/user/ tomdaccord/podcast/main • Also: reQall, Jott (voice-to-text)
  19. 19. Brainstorming • collaborative Mind-Mapping • anywhere; anytime • Gliffy, bubbl.us, mywebspiration • student example
  20. 20. Online Annotations • can add commentary and annotations to Web pages • can save and share with others • Diigo • example
  21. 21. Tom Daccord & Justin Reich • Best Ideas for Teaching with Technology: A Practical Guide for Teachers by Teachers • professional development workshops and presentations • tom@edtechteacher.org • justin@edtechteacher.org

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