Web 2.0 tools and Education

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<ul><li> 1. Web 2.0 for Education</li></ul><p> 2. This tutorial isdesigned to assistany classroomteacher thatwants to add Web2.0 tools into theirclassroom.Click the arrow in the lower right hand corner to proceed. 3. This tutorial of Web 2.0tools includes dozens oflinks to resources for morein-depth knowledge abouta topic. Click on them! Also included are videosand podcasts that aremeant to clear up anyconfusion you may have onthese tools. 4. Click one of the boxes below if you are looking for a specific topic. Or just click next or the arrow to proceed to the rest of the tutorial. What is WebRSS BlogsWikis2.0? Media Online SocialCreation andPresentationBookmarking EditingTools The FlippedMicroBloggingGoogle AppsReferencesClassroom 5. The term commonly associated with webapplications that facilitate interactiveinformation sharing, interoperability, usercentered design, and collaboration on theWorld Wide Web.- Wikipedia (a Web 2.0 tool) 6. a separate or an improvedversion of the internet; mainly about newtechnology, although itcan certainly make use ofit; traditional in any sense ofthe word 7. Static web pages; Dynamic web pages Read only; Read/write(contribute) Viewed via browsers Viewed via anything!(browsers, RSS feeds,apps, etc) Created by coders created by everyone Domain of the geeks Open to anyone 8. Blogs Microblogs Wikis Social Bookmarking Presentation Tools Shared Document Creation RSS Audio Creation and Editing Click here to enlarge Image Creation and Editing Video Creation and Editing 9. A blog is a type of website or part of a website. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual withregular entries of commentary, descriptions ofevents, or other material such as graphics orvideo. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning tomaintain or add content to a blog. 10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN2I1pWXjXI 11. Most blogs are interactive, allowing visitors to leave comments and even message each other via widgets on the blogs and it is this interactivity that distinguishes them from other static websites.Blog posts can be indexed and are easily searchable for when you are looking for something specific. 12. Weblogs provide an excellent opportunity foreducators to advance literacy through storytellingand dialogue (Huffaker, 2005) For those with access, blogging is a democraticmedium in which individuals can post their dailyeditorials, diaries and observations (Jon Katz,1999). (Blogs) promote a learner-centered approachbecause they afford personal expression(Wrede, 2003). Click here for 100 more reasons to use blogs! 13. 1. Before you begin, you have to decide if you want one blog for your entire classroom, or if you would like each student to have their own. 14. You can create a blog quickly and easily at anumber of sites: LiveJournal, Blogger,WordPress, and Xanga are just a fewexamples. There is also a good chance that your schoolhas invested in software that will host yourblog. Check with your technologycoordinators or leaders! 15. If this is the route you prefer, I wouldrecommend Edublogs for younger children orany of the previously mentioned sites for highschool students. You will have to walk them through thecreation process for the blog and be sure tomake sure they adjust their settings to fit yoursecurity needs. 16. Now that you have created a blog and thesecurity settings are set, you have a couplemore choices. You can have students participate by havingthem post to the comments/discussions partof your post. Or you can allow them to create Blog posts ontheir own. 17. Keeping up with everyones blog may seemdaunting at first, but the use of RSS feeds(Well get to this soon), will make your lifemuch easier. Assign students to comment on otherstudents blogs and encourage their feedbackto be constructive. 18. Teach students what is expected of them. That includes whether you want to allow informalacronyms, such as, LOL or IMO and emoticons. Refer to it in the classroom to place relevanceand meaning to their posts. If you ignore the classroom blog(s), you mayinadvertently signal that it is not a valued part ofthe classroom 19. Students without access to the internet andtherefore with access to blogs Giving students access to the blog during classtime can alleviate this problem Leaving blogs unattended. If you are nolonger using a blog, be sure to close it. If you set it up where you have to approve eachcomment or post before it goes on your page, thiswill be a non-issue. 20. Not sure where to start? Click a link below forideas! 100 different ideas separated by grade level and subject (in high school) Ideas for students and teachers A blog with ideas on how to use blogs! 21. Microblogging is blogging, but in muchshorter bursts. It often includes text orimages and can link easily to webpages. You can Microblog via Instant Messaging(IM) software, texts (SMS) from a cellphone or almost any mobile device. Twitter is easily the most ubiquitousmicroblogging platform so we will focuson them for this section. 22. Getting started with Twitter is easy. There areliterally hundreds of sites to teach you thebasics such as this one or this other one oreven this site which helps teaching you thenomenclature. Twitter is extremely versatile and well worthyour time if you learn how to use it. 23. Communicate with experts! Great sources ofinformation are on Twitter such as NASA andother Government agencies, writers,scientists, and many more! Easily communicate and share importantupdates with your class in a flash. Twitter limits messages to 140 characters andteaches children how to be more concisethinkers. (Wright, 2010) 24. Teach students about the basics of Twitter andconvey your expectations. Plan enough time to carefully think how usingTwitter will help your teaching. Be flexible and prepared for the direction thetweets of the class will take you. 25. This article from 2008 highlights advantagesand disadvantages of using Twitter in yourclassroom. 50 ideas using Twitter in Education 31 Interesting ways to use Twitter in theClassroom 26. A wiki is an editable webpage used where agroup of people need to create, edit andreview each others documents. The mostfamous is probably Wikipedia a giant freeonline encyclopedia with articles contributedfrom people all over the world. 27. Wikis were of value for collaborative learning,particularly when this involved developing shareddocuments. (Kear, Woodthorpe, Robertson, &amp;Hutchison, 2010) Thus, it is clear that this ownership promotesresponsibility, authorial identity and the values ofgiving credit for intellectual work, which is a verypositive development. (Su &amp; Beaumont, 2010) Click here for other advantages of using Wikis! 28. There are a lot of different places on the web to create wikis. For your classroom, you will want to select one where you can control who edits it (permissions).Also, be sure that you can access the wiki site from your school. You dont want to set this up only to realize that your school blocks access to the site. 29. MediaWiki, popular wiki engine. (Used for Wikimediaprojects and wikiHow.) The official website alsoprovides a vast collection of information on thesoftware. Wikihost.org, wiki hosting community that providesfree wikis of 100 MB per wiki. Intodit, Free hosted Wiki groups service. PBwiki, a high-quality and easy to use wiki hostingservice that has free and premium versions. Wiki Spaces, I would say this is the easiest to use forthe technically uninclined. Editme, makes wikis easy-to-use and productive. 30. Teach students what is expected of them. That includes whether you want to allow informalacronyms, such as, LOL or IMO and emoticons. Refer to it in the classroom to place relevanceand meaning to their posts. If you ignore the classroom blog(s), you mayinadvertently signal that it is not a valued part ofthe classroom 31. Not sure where to start? Click a link below forideas! 50 Ways to Use Wikis for a More Collaborative andInteractive Classroom Wikis in Education A wiki dedicated to teachersto post how they are using wikis A collection of articles about Wikis 32. Students without access to the internet andtherefore with access to wikis Giving students access to the wiki during classtime can alleviate this problem Leaving wikis unattended. If you are no longerusing a wiki, be sure to suspend alterations. If you set it up where you have to approve eachcomment or post before it goes on your page, thiswill be a non-issue. 33. There are many times when PowerPoint justfalls short of your needs, this is where thesefree Web 2.0 tools can come into play. These tools can act as supplements toPowerPoint, or they can replace PowerPoint asyour presentation software choice. 34. Just about everyone is familiar with MicrosoftPowerPoint, but PowerPoint can be difficult toshare. There are different versions that arent alwayscompatible with each other. PowerPoints can be very large files andimpossible to email. PowerPoints can also be difficult to createwith others. 35. Web 2.0 applications can help theselimitations. There are many applications to choose from,each with there own unique features. 36. AuthorStreamKinetiCastSlideshareBrinkPadMyplick VCASMOEmpressrPreZentit.com Zoho ShowGoogle Docs Prezi 280SlidesJingSlideRocket PresentationEngine.comThere are others, but most just copy many of thefeatures of these applications without adding moreanything. 37. Presentations are available for viewing in mostbrowsers and/or able to be downloaded. Most of these applications allow PowerPointsto be uploaded and easily shared. Some offer statistics about how many peoplehave viewed your presentation along withhow long they spent on each individual slide. Some applications offer to make videos out ofthe presentation, complete with audio. 38. Some things that you can do on SlideShare Upload presentations publicly or privately Download presentations on any topic and reuse orremix Embed on blogs, websites, anywhere Share on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn Slidecast: sync mp3 audio with slides to create awebinar Embed YouTube videos inside SlideShare presentations Use SlideShare PRO for premium features like brandedchannels, analytics, ad free pages etc 39. With all of the different options out there, thetoughest part can be figuring out which one ofthese presentation applications best fits yourneeds. One last tip, you can almost always embedthese presentations on other websites,including blogs and wikis (hint, hint). 40. There are trillions of websites that comprise theWorld Wide Web. How can you find relevantsites of good quality? Search engines can yield millions of results, butnot always the most relevant to what you want. Bookmarking sites help you manage, find, andsave the content that is most interesting toyou and then, more importantly, share it withfriends, relatives, and everyone else on theInternet. 41. 1) Have all your bookmarks in one place: While every browser has the ability to save favorites and bookmarks, these bookmarks can only be accessed on that computer in that browser window. Saving your favorite sites on the web allows you to access them anywhere, anytime.2) Organize your favorite websites: Social Bookmarking allows quick and easy access to anything you bookmark. For example, some sites allow you to add tags to your favorites, providing a quick and easy way to find and organize like sites.3) Share your bookmarks with others and see what other people are bookmarking. This is social for a reason. With these you create a profile that you can share with your friends so that they can see what youre a fan of. 42. Teaching Social Bookmarking with DIIGOEducation How to use Social Bookmarking This article from Education World also hasmany relevant links to other articles aboutSocial Bookmarking. 43. RSS stands for Real Simple Syndication. Most web pages have a .xml file that can besubscribed to and fed to a newsreader/aggregator The newsreader/aggregator with display thenew content from the site when it becomesavailable. Basically, articles come to you rather than yougoing to the websites. 44. As long as you have a website or a blog of yourown, you can create your own newsfeed. Inreality you can also find websites that willenable you to create a feed. Using Feedburner, you can turn any blog orfeed address into a working feed. This isextremely easy! FeedYes makes it VERY easy to create yourown feed or to make a feed from any website. 45. Create bookmarks of internet sites and thensyndicate these findings. Great for groups researching a topic together oran instructor that wants to share great websitesthey have found. Others can subscribe to your bookmarks andreceive them whenever the publisher adds a newbookmark. Citeulike.org allows you to search academicpapers and then subscribe to feeds on academictopics. 46. Students can keep their own blogs with their own rssfeed. Others can subscribe to the blog and keep up to datewith content. Comment on each others blogs Teachers can easily find individual student content bysubscribing to individual feeds or by combining all thestudent feeds into one class feed. 47. Parents/students will receive new content as it is madeavailable. You can have a feed of: The classroom calendars of events Classroom Assignments Reminders Grade updates Student Responses 48. It is possible to transform a textual feed intoaudio using talkr.com or feed2podcast.com A great way to reach learners with a variety ofstyles. Post notes into a blog and then they canreceive the audio. 49. The ability to edit audio, images, or video canbe an incredibly useful tool in the classroom. There are software programs that can createand edit media that will cost you a lot ofmoney. The next group of slides will show you someincredible free tools to get the most out ofyour media! 50. There are dozens of reasons to have a goodaudio editor at your disposal: Editing inappropriate words or lyrics fromsongs or speeches. Cutting down an audio file to a specificsection. Make recordings much clearer by removingbackground noises. 51. Audacity is the #1 tool for audio editing today. Audacity is a free, easy-to-useand multilingual audio editor and recorder forWindows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and otheroperating systems. You can use Audacity to: Record live audio. Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together. Change the speed or pitch of a recording. And more! See the complete list of features. 52. Mark Wagner, the host of Audacity inEducation Wiki, lists his favorite activitieshere. The Tip of the Iceberg blog shares their bestideas here. Audacity can also be used to record lecturesor speeches for students to listen to later attheir leisure. 53. Images have been proven to help reinforcelearning and retention. There are many resources on the web to helpfind appropriate images, edit those images,...</p>