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1 Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Applications in (and out of) Middle School Bedminster Public School Bob McNulty Laura Schechter Robyn Seid The session can be viewed at

2 NOTE: Several links in this presentation are set to access items that are password-protected, and were intended for use during the live presentation. Those resources are restricted from public access in order to maintain the account privacy of our staff members and students.

3 Background Information Web 2.0, Laptops and 1:1 Computing Web 2.0 in Technology Class (last 2-3 years) 1 day/week for entire year "intended" to integrate with coursework Basic, practical, transferable skills Students were learning, teachers were not

4 Background Information Web 2.0, Laptops and 1:1 Computing Tech Plan - 1:1 Learning Opportunities 1:1 at all times in certain Grades (3, 4, 5 & 6 classes in ) Common experiences for students in Grades 5 & 6 (Middle School) Support from Technology teachers and outside PD provider

5 Background Information Web 2.0, Laptops and 1:1 Computing Web 2.0 in 1:1 Classrooms o Used at will, to support learning o applied directly to coursework Evolving, practical, transferable skills Connection to Home o Web 2.0 tools and files available from home o Extend classwork o Flexible amount of time on task at home Collaboration, both synchronous and asynchronous

6 In the Bedminster Classroom Today... Teachers Helping Teachers Google Docs- Sharing Lesson Documents Integrated Google Apps Google Chat- Part of system. Skype- Used with other experts/professionals in education.

7 In the Bedminster Classroom Today... Google AppsGoogle Apps- Docs Spreadsheets Sites Presentations

8 Google Docs: Peer EditingPeer Editing Newsletter Class of 2012 Newsletter Class of 2012 Pros/Cons In the Bedminster Classroom Today...

9 Google Sites: Election Project and Roman Empire Site Elections, Issues, polling and predictions Multimedia study guide, made in Study Skills (Special Ed) In the Bedminster Classroom Today...

10 Voicethread o ESL o Science Wind ExampleWind Example o Students Teaching Others Students Teaching Others What's Next...Google Chrome Sync- Website Synching Apps and Bookmarks to use on any computer. This lets individuals sync back and forth with school.

11 Teacher Websites Voki Sporcle Classwork Assignments Current Events Videos

12 Student Reflections: "It would be easier to put a Google Presentation or Spreadsheet on a site because you could see it automatically instead of clicking on an attachment. If I did make a change, I wouldn't need to worry about uploading the presentation for Google would do it for me." "If we were doing a group presentation for reading and language arts (which we actually have done), we could work on it at the same time and do our part without needing to copy-and-paste the night before working on it each day in class." "One advantage is that the people you share the document with can correct any mistakes. If you needed help, you could type it in and someone who's working on it from another computer can do it so it won’t be hard to finish." "I have learned that it is easier than trying to set a date to meet at someone's house to complete a project."

13 Accomplishments and Speed Bumps Accomplishments: 1) Learning technology basics while learning the curriculum 2) Collaborative assignments 3) Classwork is extended into homework Speed Bumps: 1) Technology issues- in school and at home 2) Time constraints

14 Teacher Collaboration PLCs Diigo Group Meetings once a month all together Technology teachers available to meet and work in the classroom. Technology P21 Integration Template o Used to develop lessons collaboratively o Drive learning before the technology

15 Web 2.0 Around the School Google Apps Wikis and BlogsWikis o Health - Current Events Health - Current Events Voicethread ThinkQuest Webspiration Collaborize and Testmoz (Sample Quiz)CollaborizeTestmozSample Quiz Interactive learning sites o Example - Power PlayPower Play o BrainPop o Discovery Education Streaming

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