Blogs, Wikis, Social Networks and SocialSharing Digital Literacy for 21st Century Learners Presented by Tiffani Thomas
NETS-Teachers StandardsI. TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS AND V. PRODUCTIVITY AND PROFESSIONALCONCEPTS PRACTICE Teachers use technology to enhance theirTeachers demonstrate a sound productivity and professional practice.understanding of technology operations Teachers:and concepts. Teachers: A. use technology resources to engage inA. demonstrate introductory knowledge, ongoing professional development andskills, and understanding of concepts lifelong learning.related to technology B. continually evaluate and reflect on(as described in the ISTE National professional practice to make informedEducational Technology Standards for decisions regarding the use of technologyStudents). in support of student learning. C. apply technology to increaseB. demonstrate continual growth intechnology knowledge and skills to stay productivity.abreast of current and emerging D. use technology to communicate andtechnologies. collaborate with peers, parents, and the larger community in order to nurture student learning
Professional DevelopmentLearnining Module PresentationObjectives:Participants will understand what web 2.0 tools areand how they are related to digital literacy . Participants will discover a variety of web 2.0 toolsthat can be useful tothem in the classroom and personally.
Digital LiteracyDigital literacy is the ability to effectively andcritically navigate, evaluate and createinformation using a range of digital technologyand recognizing your own contribution towardsdeveloping the knowledge base both sociallyand academically. It requires a high workingknowledge of current technology, its featuresand how it works. WikipediaResearch around digital literacy is concernedwith wider aspects associated with learninghow to effectively find, use, summarize,evaluate, create, and communicateinformation while using digital technologies;not just being literate at using a computer.
What is Web 2.0 ?- Focus Question Web 2.0 is a term often applied to a perceived ongoing transition of the World Wide Web from a collection of websites to a full-fledged computing platform serving web applications to end users. Ultimately Web 2.0 services are expected to replace desktop computing applications for many purposes.“ Wikipedia How does Web 2.0 relate to digital literacy? “The significance of the shift to Web 2.0 for education is that it empowers teachers and learners to easily create and share their own content and resources”.
Blogs and Blogging What is a Blog (or Weblog)? A frequently updated website, automatically archived. Easily updated using any web browser connected to the Internet. An online journal or newsletter, consisting of personal thoughts & commentary Blogs include links to articles and websites. Most blogs allow readers to leave comments on posts. Blogs can be authored by an individual or by multiple authors.
www.blogger.comCheck out the Emerging Technologies wikithere are a range of places to create a blog. Edublog, Wordpress, Blogmister etc
Response TimeBy show of hands• How many of you have a place where you blog on a regular basis?• Do any of you follow someone else’s blog?• If so, would you type in the dialogue box your favorite blog.
Wiki "A wiki is a web application that allows users to add content, as on an Internet forum, but also allows anyone to edit the content. Wiki also refers to the collaborative software used to create such a website” Wikipedia Summary Online Users can add content Anyone can edit information if you choose Add images and links Set preferences Invite people to join
Places to make a wiki www.wikispaces.com (Free ad turn off for educators) www.pbwiki.com Emerging Technologies – Click Here Wiki Examples Educational Software – Click Here My Sample PB works Wiki- click here
Podcasting Podcasting, made from Apples "iPod" and "broadcasting", is a method of publishing files to the Internet, allowing users to subscribe to a feed and receive new files automatically by subscription, usually at no cost. It first became popular in late 2004, used largely for audio files." Wikipedia Podcasting does not actually require an iPod. One can access podcasts via the web with almost any audio software and/or with most portable digital music players. Creating podcasts can be done using free software. Podcast files can be hosted using various, free online services. Create a podcast in the classroom using software such as Audacity. Here you can record audio and add music. (Demo Audacity) Or you can create, find or share podcasts online at Podomatic.
Screencasting A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, also known as a video screen capture, often containing audio narration. The term screencast compares with the related term screenshot; whereas screenshot is a picture of a computer screen, a screencast is essentially a movie of the changes over time that a user sees on a computer screen, enhanced with audio narration. wikipedia Screencast using free software such as Jing Click here for my sample screencast using Data Director at my school
Social Networks "A social network is a map of the relationships between individuals, indicating the ways in which they are connected through various social familiarities ranging from casual acquaintance to close familial bonds." Wikipedia Social networking sites typically let users develop a list of friends (aka the buddy list). You can explore your friends buddy lists and find people with similar interests. You can perform a number of online activities: blogging, media-sharing, commenting, testimonials. You can personalize your space easily using themes and widgets to make it look different from other peoples.
Examples of Social Networks Top 10 most popular cites click here
Response timeBy Show of handsDo you regularly use a social networking sitelisted in the examples?Which one do you use? Type response in boxDo you use one not listed that you would like to share?If so, Type response in box
Photo SharingReviews of Top 10 Photo sites There are many places where you can post pictures and photos. You can share them with others and search for pictures posted by other people. There are privacy options available. http://educationalsoftware.wikispaces.com/Picture+Sharing
Video Sharing Just as you can add images up to the web you can also add video clips. There are a range of different sites to host video such as:
Presentation/Document sharing If children or teachers have worked hard on a PowerPoint presentation in class, there are places where these can be uploaded so that you can share them with a wider audience. Click Here for My Click Here for My sample presentation sample presentation
Little bit of extrasClick here for details(Cool Organizational tool)Digital FunWith Avatars
Web 2.0 tools in ReviewBlogsWikisPodcasting/ScreencastingSocial NetworkingSocial Sharing-photos, videos, presentations, documents,OrganizationDigital Fun
Why should I use Web 2.0 in the Classroom?EngagementDifferentiationCritical ThinkingNew CapabilitiesAlternative learning environmentsExtend LearningLifelong Learning Skills Tips on How! from Discovery Education Presentation Video Mobile Community tools More
Response timeby show of handsWill you try?Have you been inspired enough to trysome of these at home or in yourclassroom?If so, which web 2.0 would you wantto try 1st?Type your response in text box
Resouces/credits You tube.com Discovery Education.com Wikipedia.com Google imagesBucks Community College-www.bucks.edu/