Published on May 8, 2009
Web 2.0 Resources for Your Classroom Amy Hopkins email@example.com This work is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license
How can Web 2.0 help me be a better teacher?
st 21 Century Learners
Their goal: to ensure that today‟s students are well prepared to be tomorrow‟s innovators, leaders and engaged citizens of the world.
Basics of the Survey • Data collected through online surveys and verified through a series of focus groups and interviews. • Since fall 2003, over 1.2 million K-12 students, teachers, administrators and parents representing over 14,000 schools in all 50 states. • Data represents the largest collection of authentic, unfiltered stakeholder input on education, technology, 21st century skills and schools of the future
What do students do regularly with technology outside of school? • Gaming over 64% of students play online • Download music #1 activity by MS and HS students • Social networking 40% of middle school students 67% of high school students • Email, IM, text messaging over 50% of HS students
What do STUDENTS do regularly with technology? • Writing assignments- 74% • Online research – 72% • Checking assignments or grades online – 58% • Creating slideshows, videos for schoolwork - 57% • Email or IM about assignments - 44%
What do TEACHERS do regularly with technology? • Use email to communicate - 93% • Create PowerPoints – 59% • Create or listen to podcasts or videos – 35% • Websites like MySpace or Facebook - 21%
Survey Conclusions…. • This year 60% of parents and 73% of teachers rate good technology skills as important • 74% of high school students consistently identify good tech skills as the #1 skill they need to be successful in the 21st century. • Only 23% of those students feel that their school is doing a good job preparing them for future jobs.
Survey Conclusions…. • Since 2004, students‟ discontent with school rules that limit their access to technology at school has grown by 46% • School rules keep them from using tools they use everyday • The other major obstacle today is the teacher – over 40% of students think so!
Find the full report: http://www.tomorrow.org/docs/National%20Findi ngs%20Speak%20Up%202007.pdf
Shift Happens More information on Shift Happens can be found at: http://shifthappens.wikispaces.com/
What is Web 2.0? • Describes the changing trends in the use of World Wide Web technology and web design • Aims to enhance creativity, communications, secure information sharing, collaboration and functionality of the web. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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. Richardson, Will. Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Tools for Classrooms. Corwin, 2006
Web 2.0 – The Read/Write Web • Describes the changing trends in the use of World Wide Web technology and web design • Simplified online content creation • Users can focus on: Ideas Creativity Collaboration Technical know-how unimportant Usually publically accessible Andy Carvin, Embracing Web 2.0 for an Education 1.0 Universe
Web 2.0 can help you be a better teacher!
GOOGLE PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS
Google Accounts • Many of Google‟s newest tools require you to have a free Google account [which is not the same as a Gmail account].
iGoogle • Personalized homepage for Google Account holders • It was originally launched in May 2005. • Its features include the capability to add web feeds and Google Gadgets of particular interest to user • Custom background themes
Google Toolbar • Bookmarks • Custom Buttons • Settings on toolbar can be accessed from any computer with the toolbar • Download at: http://www.filehippo.com/download_google_toolbar_ie/
Vocabulary Needed! RSS – “Really Simple Syndication” The ability of web content to be shared and republished
RSS in Plain English – The Common Craft Show
Vocabulary Needed! • Tags The subject descriptors given to Web 2.0 based information which can also be used to search out items of interest Web feed/News feed • Feeds are most commonly used with web sites that are frequently updated, like blogs and news sites. • By creating a „feed‟, the author can easily syndicate his or her content in a format that others can access by subscribing to the feed. • When the author changes the content on the site, it‟s automatically updated on the desktop or web page of every single person who subscribes to that feed.
What is an Aggregator? •The aggregator holds a list of web sites and resources that offer RSS feeds. When it‟s opened the aggregator retrieves the information from each RSS feed page listed. •Once subscribed to a feed, an aggregator is able to check for new content at user-determined intervals and retrieve the update.
Google Reader •Stay up to date Google Reader constantly checks your favorite news sites and blogs for new content. Whether a site updates daily or monthly, you can be sure that you won't miss a thing. •Simplify your reading experience Google Reader shows you all of your favorite sites in one convenient place. It's like a personalized inbox for the entire web. •Discover new content Millions of sites publish feeds with their latest updates, and the integrated feed search makes it easy to find new content that interests you. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Google Reader in Plain English Google Reader printable Cheat Sheet for Shortcuts
Blogs • A weblog (usually shortened to blog) is a web-based publication consisting primarily of articles • Most often, articles are listed in reverse chronological order. • Blogging is the posting of journal-like pages to a website. These pages can contain photos or media - mainly focus on written thoughts posted to a website. • Typically, a blog quot;postquot; can be quot;commentedquot; on by others, allowing for discussion on the topic.
Blogs in Plain English from the Common Craft Show
Courtesy of http://www.weblogcartoons.com/
Math and Science Blogs • Darren Kuropatwa's AP Calculus AP class blog on Blogger - Winnipeg http://apcalc06.blogspot.com/ • From David Wetzel: http://www.teachscienceandmath.com/ • Math Goodies Blog http://mathgoodies.blogspot.com/ • http://futureofmath.misterteacher.com/blogs2.html • Mrs. DuBoses Super Science Class http://adventuresinscience.edublogs.org/
A great resource to find blogs on any subject www.blogcatalog.com
AUDIO and Podcasting
Podcasting Photo Courtesy of Oliver Hartmann • According to Wikipedia, “A podcast is a series of digital-media files which are distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and computers. • Podcasting is a term coined from the combination of “iPod,” a popular digital audio player, and “broadcast. • Subscribe to a podcast feed and then have it automatically delivered to your computer when there is a new episode.
Tech Chick Tips – a podcast I subscribe to
iTunes – search for podcasts
Other Podcast Directories: • Podcast Blaster • Podanza • Podcast Alley • Digital Podcast
Creating Podcasts • Audacity – free, open-source software to record audio • PodOmatic – storehouse for audio recording • Blogger – blog to create feed for podcast • Feedburner – burn the feed
COLLABORATION, PRESENTATIONS and PRODUCTIVITY
Google Docs & Spreadsheets • Google Docs & Spreadsheets is docs.google.com available to everyone with a Google account. • Docs & Spreadsheets lets you – Upload Word or Excel files or create new documents and spreadsheets online – Edit your files online – Invite others to edit your files online – View the files‟ version histories and roll back to previous versions – Publish the finished files to the world as web pages or blog posts – Download the final, edited files as .doc, .rtf, .pdf, .html, and/or .zip files
Google Docs Templates docs.google.com/templates • Google Docs now has 314 document, spreadsheet, and presentation templates you are free to use. • You can create a new document from a template by choosing New > From Template…
Wiki • Wikis are simple web pages that groups, friends, and families can edit together. From The Common Craft Show
Wikispaces • Wikispaces now hosts over 750,000 wikis for over 1,800,000 people. • Allows educators to have ad-free wikis for classroom use – http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers • Take a tour - http://www.wikispaces.com/site/tour#introduction
Hardware Review http://mrshoppy.wikispaces.com/Input+Device
Google Sites • Google Sites is a free, online, web editor that lets you easily create your own group websites. • Google even gives you your own URL [sites.google.com/site/ sitename] and 10 GB of storage for your pages and uploaded files. • Negative: At this point, no code embed feature
Example of a Student Portfolio created in Google Sites
Other Wiki Resources • Wikibooks - A Wikimedia community for creating a free library of educational textbooks that anyone can edit. • Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit. • wikiHow - The How-to Manual That You Can Edit.
Finding Educational Videos for the Classroom • YouTube • TeacherTube • SchoolTube • National Geographic Videos • The Moving Image Archive • NOVA Science Videos • How Stuff Works Videos
Getting Video Ready to Use • Many videos don‟t come ready for immediate use in the classroom. • Sometimes download and converting to other formats is necessary. • My instructions on how to do this are here
Animoto Create video from your pictures. Apply for Animoto in Education account for your students and you will be able to create full-length video, instead of the standard 30 second video.
SOCIAL BOOKMARKING and NETWORKING
Social Bookmarking • The ability to save and categorize a personal collection of bookmarks and share them with others. • Users may also take bookmarks saved by others and add them to their own collection, as well as to subscribe to the lists of others.
Social Bookmarking in Plain English From The Common Craft Show
Diigo My Bookmarking site of choice • Save bookmarks under “tags” allowing me to easily look at categories at any time •Share my bookmarks with my classes or colleagues •Look at other‟s bookmarks for ideas/websites – Look under “Tag Communities” http://www.diigo.com/user/ahopkins
Photo Sharing Sites • Act as online storage spaces for photos, with the ability to tag and organize each photo, as well as publishing anyone the user selects. • Other users have the opportunity to leave comments for the photographer on any image that has been made available. • Some photo sharing web sites offer the ability to edit photos online, make notes, post photos to a blog and a variety of other features.
Flickr • Flickr is an image and video hosting website • It was one of the earliest Web 2.0 applications – launched in 2004 • In addition to being a popular Web site for users to share personal photographs, the service is widely used by bloggers as a photo warehouse. • Its popularity has been fueled by its organization tools, which allow photos to be tagged and browsed. • It claims to host more than 2 billion images.
Flickr Resources • Spell with Flickr • Flickr Toys collection
Students can search on Flickr for pictures licensed under a Creative Commons license to use in their presentations and digital stories. GREAT JOB FLICKR in providing this resource!
Windows MovieMaker project using pictures from Flickr Video Courtesy of Samantha Martin
Cool Text Cool Text is a free graphics generator for web pages and anywhere else you need an impressive logo without a lot of design work.
TypoGenerator Turns a piece of text into a piece of art.
Wordle Generate “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. Thirty Interesting Ways to Use Wordle in the Classroom – http://docs.google.com/Present?docid=dhn2vcv5_157dpbsg9c5
Picnik • Picnik is an online photo editing service. Currently it can import photos natively from Facebook, Myspace, Picasa Web Albums, Flickr, Yahoo Image search and also offers options to upload from a computer or to upload from a website. Photo Courtesy of Lexie King
Dial2do • Available in 24 Countries • Dial2Do lets you do common tasks by just calling a number and speaking. Use it to send EMAIL or TEXT messages, record REMINDERS to help you remember things!
QUIZ AND POLLING
Poll Daddy With your free account from PollDaddy you can create surveys and polls for your website, blog and social network profiles.
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Amy Hopkins firstname.lastname@example.org Resources for this presentation: http://techisthefuture.wikispaces.com Resources for another Web 2.0 presentation: http://tcea2009.wikispaces.com
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