Web 2.0 Tools to Support Classroom Innovation and Professional Learning

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Web 2.0 Tools to Support Classroom Innovation and Professional Learning

  1. 1. Web 2.0 Tools to Support Classroom Innovation and Professional Learning NHDOE Statewide Educator Conference * July 24, 2013 Bill Carozza • Principal – Harold Martin School, Hopkinton, NH • wcarozza@mac.com Twitter: @wcarozza • Blog: billcarozza.com
  2. 2. BIG PICTURE GOALS FOR TODAY • Leave with a vision on how you can use Web 2.0 to: • Transform your instruction for all learners • Develop Professionally
  3. 3. SPECIFIC goals for today: • Establish why the use of social media (SM) and being a Connected Educator is crucial in the 21st Century. • Be introduced to many Social Media/Web 2.0 possibilities. • Be ready to try out 1-2 tools today. Pick at least 3 tools that you will try this summer.
  4. 4. Procedure for today • After intro to Web 2.0... • Demo of Specific Tools • Opportunity to try some tools
  5. 5. TodaysMeet
  6. 6. Quick Tweet • Pres. at Statewide Educator Conf. on Web 2.0. Pls tweet back how Twitter has been powerful 4u. #edchat #cpchat
  7. 7. Looking at the NH Network
  8. 8. ESTABLISHING THE RATIONALE FOR BEING A CONNECTED EDUCATOR
  9. 9. Technology Credo • Technology  initiatives  have  to  improve   upon  the  instructional,  curricular,  or   assessment  practices  we  already  value.
  10. 10. Again…Will Richardson • The most sweeping change in our relationship with the Internet may not be as much with the ability to publish as it is the ability to share and connect and create with many, many others of like minds and interests.
  11. 11. You think the world has changed? 1989 Radio Shack Cell Phone Commercial
  12. 12. We have always had technology: From a Principal’s publication in 1815: “Students today depend on paper too much.They don’t know how to write on a slate without getting chalk dust all over themselves.What will they do when they run out of paper?” From the NationalTeachers Association in 1905: “Students today depend too much on ink.They don’t know how to use a pen knife to sharpen a pencil. Pen and ink will never replace the pencil.”
  13. 13. From Rural American Teacher 1928: “Students today depend upon store bought ink. They don’t know how to make their own. When they run out of ink they will be unable to write until their next trip to the settlement. This is a sad commentary on modern education.” From PTA Gazette 1941: “Students today depend on those expensive fountain pens. We parents must not allow them to wallow in such luxury and to the detriment of their learning.”
  14. 14. From Federal Teachers 1950: “Ballpoint pens will be the ruin of education in our country. Students use these devices then throw them away. The values of thrift and frugality are being discarded. Businesses and banks will never allow such expensive luxuries.”
  15. 15. What is Web 2.0?
  16. 16. Web 1.0 • Static web pages • Using search engines • Surfing the web
  17. 17. Web 2.0 • Web applications (as opposed to client or desktop based apps.) • User interaction • Facebook, Blogs,Twitter,Wikis • Users focus on ideas, creativity, collaboration • Technical know how-not as important • No need to know computer programming, e.g. HTML
  18. 18. In the Pre-Web 2.0 Age
  19. 19. TOOLS! Focus on: • Web-based Presentation • Screencasts: Screenr • Slide Presentation: Slideshare • Podcasting • Audioboo • Social Bookmarking: Diigo • Blogging • Blogger
  20. 20. • RSS • Feedly • Twitter
  21. 21. Web Based Presentation
  22. 22. Screencasts Using Screenr (Use Firefox)
  23. 23. POWER of screencasts • Can be used as instruction videos as part of the “Flipped Classroom” • Combines your computer screen with voice. • Client software and web software • Easy web example: Screenr
  24. 24. Slideshare
  25. 25. Podcasting
  26. 26. 28 PODCASTING
  27. 27. Podcasting can be with software as complex as Garageband or Audacity...
  28. 28. Much simpler on the iOS Garageband app...or...
  29. 29. Even simpler with the iOS and Android app: Audioboo
  30. 30. Professional Learning/ Curation
  31. 31. RSS Readers
  32. 32. RSS through the iPad Feedly
  33. 33. Social Bookmarking
  34. 34. The problem • You have many web sites that you have love and have bookmarked. How do you organize them so that you can find them again? • And...how do you find good vetted educational web sites instead of searching through thousands on Google?
  35. 35. Social Bookmarking Using Diigo
  36. 36. Solution-Social Bookmarking with Diigo * Organizes all of your web sites * Can set up vetted web sites groups for students * Can search for vetted web sites – more reliable than Google
  37. 37. Video Sharing
  38. 38. Video Sharing: School Tube
  39. 39. Blogging
  40. 40. Blogging
  41. 41. Why Blog? • Writing requires reflection and greater understanding. • Blogging begins the cycle of collaboration. • Blogging encourages teachers and students to do the same. • A blog helps to build your school’s “brand”.
  42. 42. connectedprinicipals.com
  43. 43. Collaboration through Blog commenting
  44. 44. Getting your blog going in one day: BLOGGER
  45. 45. Collaborative Writing
  46. 46. Google Docs
  47. 47. Wikis:Wikispaces
  48. 48. Web Sharing: Padlet
  49. 49. Your Professional Development-PLN
  50. 50. Social Media Tools
  51. 51. Check back on our Twitter message...
  52. 52. Twitter
  53. 53. I thought this was Twitter...
  54. 54. A case for Twitter • Twitter is your window to perhaps the highest quality content on the web. • It’s a free Web 2.0 microblogging service, 140 character max., and inspires you to read and learn. • It’s all about connections • Register at http://twitter.com
  55. 55. The Language of Twitter @: Reply sent to a specific person RT: Retweeting helps to spread great tweets to others DM: Direct Message is like email-private to one person #: Hashtag parses Tweets to a single topic
  56. 56. Why Use Twitter? ForYour School Rapidly disseminate info Prof. Growth Create your Own PLN (Professional Learning Network)
  57. 57. Disseminating Info FromYour School
  58. 58. DEVELOPING YOUR PLN (Personal Learning Network) Learn from other administrators Links to blogs, articles Find collaborative solutions Backchanneling at conferences
  59. 59. HOW TO ACCESS TWITTER? Multi-Column -Tweetdeck, Hootsuite Single Column -Twitter for Mac, Echofon Smartphone
  60. 60. It’s all about Hashtags #cpchat #edadmin #edchat #elemchat #cmtc12 #ascd #ascd13
  61. 61. ...and Twitter chats too #SatChat Sat. 7:30 AM #21stedchat Sun. 8 AM #edchat Tues. Noon and 7 PM
  62. 62. Twitter Conversations PERMISSION FOR KIDS TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA WHY USE TWITTER? Simply connecting
  63. 63. Working out ideas Promoting Blog Posts Connecting
  64. 64. http://www.cybraryman.com/edhashtags.html
  65. 65. Getting started with Twitter • Head to twitter.com and set up an account. • Follow those who are here at the conference • Head to a favorite hashtag and start following those who write tweets you like. • You will start getting followers!
  66. 66. Cloud Based Organization
  67. 67. Evernote
  68. 68. Dropbox
  69. 69. Play! • Set up a TodaysMeet Page • Create a screencast using Screener and set up account • Create account on Slideshare and upload a presentation • Create quick podcast on Audioboo • open up Diigo account and start putting in sites. • Set up blog account in Blogger. • Set up Feedly account. • Set up Twitter account and start following and Tweeting. • Or other options. • Head to NH Network page to grab the links.
  70. 70. DEBRIEF!
  71. 71. Resources I am your life long consultant free of charge. All resources can be found at billcarozza.com, click tab: “Workshop Resources” Email: wcarozza@mac.com Twitter: @wcarozza

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