Polling the Wisdom of the Masses: Crowdsourcing & Crowdfunding

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Learn how to crowdsource ideas, feedback, advice, solutions, and money for your classroom.

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Polling the Wisdom of the Masses: Crowdsourcing & Crowdfunding

  1. 1. Polling the Wisdom of the Masses:Crowdsourcing&CrowdfundingTorrey Trust
  2. 2. Twitter in 60 Seconds Take 60 seconds to watch the following clip about thepower of Crowdsourcing via Twitter:http://tinyurl.com/twitter60
  3. 3. Agenda Crowdsourcing 101 Why? How? What? Crowdfunding
  4. 4. Crowdsourcing 101
  5. 5. Examples “Web MDs: Social Media are Changing How WeDiagnose Disease” (Alice Park, TIME Magazine) Competitions Red weather balloon challenge Fold.it Colleges Olympic Ticket Fancierhealth
  6. 6. Why Crowdsource? Utilize the Wisdom of the Crowd Crowdsourcing Activity Rules: Do not look up the answer on an Internet search engine Give your best (most educated guess) Everyone must participatehttp://tinyurl.com/hpguess
  7. 7. Why Crowdsource? Results Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: 309 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: 734 Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince: 652 Compare your response to the average of all of theresponses – which response was closer to the actualnumber of pages?
  8. 8. Why Crowdsource? Utilize Wisdom of Crowd Find Answers/Solutions Fundraise Learn
  9. 9. What You Should Crowdsource Solutions Tech Problems, Classroom Management Issues Feedback Lesson Plans New Classes/Clubs Resources Classroom (equipment, supplies) Tech (websites, web 2.0 tools, apps) Advice New textbooks, Starting an After-School Program, DifferentiatingInstruction
  10. 10. How-To Build Global Support Network Ask Your Network Blog Tweet with Hashtags Discussion Forum Post Collaborative Document (Google/TypePad) Tip: Cast a Wide Net
  11. 11. Crowdsourcing Tools Edmodo vs. Ning
  12. 12. Crowdsourcing Tools Twitter Hashtags (#edchat, #edtech) Wider Audience http://cybraryman.com/edhashtags.html Twitter Handle (@torreytrust) Direct tweet toward a person
  13. 13. Crowdsourcing Tools LinkedIn Facebook BetterLesson EdWeb Yahoo! & GoogleGroups Others?
  14. 14. Crowdsourcing Tips Select the most effective tools Networking & Netiquette Verify the information your receive If your crowd has questions, give answers
  15. 15. Crowdfunding Name (Global Alexa Rank) Kickstarter (746) IndieGoGo (4,301) GoFundMe (15,586) ChipIn (27,977) RocketHub (55,230) GiveForward (72,001) Donors Choose
  16. 16. Crowdfunding Tips Creative Pitch Make a video Offer tiered incentives (i.e., cards from kids) Be bold & think big ($1000, $500, $100) More initial funding = More funders Closer to funding goal = more donations occur Leverage your global support network &crowdsource tools Connect with people with large networks and leverage theirnetworks
  17. 17. Questions
  18. 18. CreditsPresentation Designed by:Torrey TrustDoctoral CandidateEducation: Teaching & LearningGevirtz Graduate School of EducationUC Santa BarbaraK-12 Tech Tools Database Founder
  19. 19. ContactMetorreytrust@gmail.comwww.torreytrust.com@torreytrusthttp://edutechdatabase.wikispaces.com
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