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How Web 2.0 Tools can be Integrated into the Business Classroom


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Presentation given at the 2009 Iowa Business Education Association conference in Des Moines, Iowa. The session room was packed with standing room only.

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How Web 2.0 Tools can be Integrated into the Business Classroom

  1. 1. How Web 2.0 Tools can be I ntegrated into the Business Classroom Dr. Leigh E. Zeitz University of Northern Iowa
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  3. 4. <ul><li>Today’s Web </li></ul><ul><li>100 billion clicks/day </li></ul><ul><li>55 trillion links </li></ul><ul><li>2 million email/sec </li></ul><ul><li>1 million IM/sec </li></ul><ul><li>8 terrabytes/sec traffic </li></ul><ul><li>65 billion phone calls/yr </li></ul><ul><li>2 billion location nodes </li></ul><ul><li>Uses 5% of global electricity </li></ul>Kevin Kelly, 2007
  4. 5. Millennials
  5. 6. Millennials (Gen Y) <ul><li>Born 1982 – 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Used to working in teams </li></ul><ul><li>Work well in diverse coworker situations </li></ul><ul><li>“ Can-do” attitude about tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Looking for frequent feedback. </li></ul><ul><li>Seek leadership and structure </li></ul><ul><li>Most networked generation in history </li></ul><ul><li>75,000,000 millennials joining the workforce </li></ul>
  6. 9. 21 st Century Skills
  7. 10. Content Areas <ul><li>Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>21 st Century Skills </li></ul>
  8. 11. 21 st Century Skills <ul><li>Civic Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Employability </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Health Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Literacy </li></ul>
  9. 12. Iowa Core Curriculum
  10. 13. Financial Literacy <ul><li>Financial responsibility & planning skills </li></ul><ul><li>Manage money effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Make informed & responsible decision about debt </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate/identify appropriate risk management </li></ul><ul><li>Plan to achieve long-term financial security </li></ul><ul><li>Understand human, cultural and societal issues related to financial literacy </li></ul>
  11. 14. Financial Literacy
  12. 15. Technology Literacy <ul><li>Creative thinking and Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Communication and Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Research and Information Fluency </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Operations & Concepts </li></ul>
  13. 16. Technology Literacy
  14. 17. Question?
  15. 18. <ul><li>We need to teach our kids for their futures . . . </li></ul><ul><li>. . . not our pasts. </li></ul><ul><li>Daniel Pink </li></ul>
  16. 19. Looking for Possibilities
  17. 20. Keyboarding
  18. 21. Logic Inc.
  19. 22. Sounds from the Classroom
  20. 23. Room 208 Podcasting
  21. 24. Flat Classroom Project
  22. 25. Flat Classroom Project <ul><li>Net Generation Education Project </li></ul><ul><li>Flat Classroom Project 2009-3 </li></ul><ul><li>Digiteen </li></ul><ul><li>E-Racism </li></ul>
  23. 26. Personal Learning Network
  24. 27. Personal Learning Network Alec Couros Consumer Contributor
  25. 28. Networked Student
  26. 29. Consumer <ul><li>News </li></ul><ul><li>Weather </li></ul><ul><li>Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Search Tools </li></ul><ul><li>G-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul>
  27. 30. Contributor <ul><li>Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Twittering </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>E-mailing </li></ul><ul><li>IM-ing </li></ul><ul><li>Facebooking </li></ul>
  28. 32. Zeitz
  29. 33. Blogs
  30. 34. Diigo <ul><li>Social Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Organize web Info </li></ul><ul><li>Share your findings </li></ul><ul><li>Use other’s findings </li></ul><ul><li>Produce new product </li></ul>
  31. 35. Diigo
  32. 36. Diigo <ul><li>Highlighting </li></ul><ul><li>Sticky Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmark </li></ul><ul><li>Organize Bookmarks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tags or Lists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Webslides or RSS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Groups </li></ul></ul>
  33. 37. Diigo
  34. 38. Remember:
  35. 39. Remember: <ul><li>Live with Courage </li></ul>
  36. 40. Remember: <ul><li>Live with Courage </li></ul><ul><li>Teach with Vision </li></ul>
  37. 41. Have Fun!!!!!