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2 Education 2.0: Innovation, Collaboration, Celebration, via Effortless Integration Ryan Evans Wanaque Public Schools November 5, 2009

3 Remember when: children had to help on the farms?

4 Remember when: school was out for the summer?

5 Remember when: Business was driven by factory production?

6 Remember when: desks & chairs were in rows?

7 Remember when: teachers lectured?

8 Remember when: you were bored out of your mind?

9 Remember when: your class was textbook driven? (probably outdated)

10 Remember when: they talked… you listened?

11 Remember when: you 1 st got mail?

12 Remember when: the world was round?

13 Welcome: Web 2.0

14 Do you: bank online?

15 Do you: shop online?

16 Do you: pay bills online?

17 Do you: learn online?

18 Do you: collaborate online?

19 Do you: interact online?

20 Do you: network online?

21 Do you: text?

22 Do you: tweet?

23 Do you: download music, videos, or pictures?

24 21 st Century Students Do

25 “Education is the only business still debating the usefulness of technology. Schools remain unchanged for the most part, despite numerous reforms and increased investments in computers and networks.” Rod Paige

26 Revised Tech NJ Standards K - 2 –Students are formally introduced to the basic features and functions of the computers and demonstrate understanding that technology enables them to communicate beyond the classroom on a variety of topics.

27 Revised Tech NJ Standards 3 - 4 –Students continue to develop information- literacy skills and increasingly use technology to communicate with others in support of learning.

28 Revised Tech NJ Standards 5 - 8 –Students participate in online learning communities, collaborating in the design of products that address local and global issues across the curriculum.

29 Revised Tech NJ Standards Grades 9 – 12: –Students collaborate adeptly in virtual environments and incorporate global perspectives into problem solving at home, at school, and in structural learning experiences, with the growing realization that people in the 21 st century are interconnected economically, socially, and environmentally and have a shared future.

30 Digital Citizenship

31 Ready or Not

32 It’s Not Tricki

33 In the Fog???

34 It Killed More Radio Stars

35 Lights, Camera, Action

36 Just Goo It!

37 Blabber Mouth

38 Quote Your Sources

39 What’s My Inspiration

40 Smile, You’re on Camera


42 Web 2.More

43 HELP!

44 Digital Citizenship Ready or Not It’s Not Tricki In the Fog? It Killed More Radio Stars Lights, Camera, Action Just Goo It! Blabber Mouth Quote Your Sources What’s My Inspiration Smile You’re on Camera CMS, LMS, LCMS, WHAT!!! Web 2.More Help!

45 Digital Citizenship Digital NativesDigital Immigrants Today’s K – College StudentsThose people that were not born into the digital world, but have accepted and adopted the many practices that digital technology has to offer. Have always had: Computers Cell Phones Digital Music Video Games Technology has always been a part of their lives As settlers maintain the accent of their native country so do Digital Immigrants. Prensky, M.(2001)

46 How Strong is Your Accent? The Texting Check Digital Natives Digital Immigrants

47 The Native Language / The Immigrant Accent I check the Internet 1 st for information When I install a new program, I allow the program to teach me. I read my email from the computer. I edit electronic documents on the screen. I send an email and do nothing else. I email the URL of a cool website. When placing a phone call I refer to it as making a phone call. The Internet is not my 1 st choice for information When I install a new program, I read the manual. I print my emails and then read them. I print electronic documents to edit. I send an email and call to verify receipt of it. I call my coworkers in to look at a cool website. When placing a phone call I refer to it as dialing a number. Digital NativesDigital Immigrants You can probably think of more immigrant accents

48 Remember Web 1.0 ??? 1990’s – Early 21 st Century Static Web Site / Web Page HTML / FTP One Way Information Retrieval

49 What is Web 2.0? Interactive Web Minimal Technical Ability Shared Information Watch This

50 Getting Started What’s COPPA? –In general, websites can not collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If a host is collecting personal information, you can’t use it with students under the age of 13. Get approval from your administrator. Prepare an informational letter and permission slip. Provide samples for administrators, other teachers, and parents.

51 Web 2.0 Concerns Security Who will be able to view the website? Look for tools that provide the option to create public, private, or protected projects. How much personal information of the students will be displayed on the World Wide Web? ▪ Know COPPA Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ▪ Develop usernames that provide no personal information. What types of outside content such as advertisements and other material will students are exposed too? Look for advertisement free or limited ad resources. Integrity How much control will I have as the teacher? Can I set limits (permissions) on who edits and what they edit? Many tools allow administrators to set user permissions and control what can be edited. Will I have the ability to trace or track edits? Look for this feature when signing up. It is available with many host sites. How soon will I know if changes have been made or comments added? Certain host sites will provide the administrator with an email of changes when they occur. Email My students don’t have email accounts. Some sites allow you to add users without email for free. Some require pay accounts. Can counterfeit emails be used?Some sites allow counterfeit email address.

52 Web 2.0 Tools Wikis Blogs Podcasts Screencast Google Tools Blabberize BibMe Webspiration Video Conferencing Course Management Systems Content Management Systems Ning Widgets

53 Wikis What is a Wiki? “Server software that allows users to freely create and edit web page content using any web browser.” – Ward Cunningham The term is Hawaiian meaning fast. A wiki is supposed to be a fast way to create on the web.


55 Educational Uses for Wikis Language Arts MathScienceSocial Studies Summary of Book or Novel Geometry (Shapes) Project Solar SystemContinent / Country / States projects Grammar ProjectGeometry (Hypotheses & Postulates) Project Plant Classification Famous / Historical Figure Project Vocabulary Project Math Facts Project Periodic TablePeriod in History Project

56 Leading Educational Wiki Hosts PBWorks (formerly PBWiki) – Wet Paint – Wikispaces –

57 Wiki Host Comparison FeaturePBWorksWetpaintWikispaces Free for Educator OptionYesNoYes Secure Student AccountsYesYes (13 and Older Only)Yes Email RequiredNoYes (Will accept fakes)No AdvertisementsNo w/ edu wikisYesNo w/ edu wikis Control to View &EditYes Ability to Track EditsYesYes (+ questionable language feature) Yes Page PermissionsYesNoYes Number of UsersUnlimited CustomizationLimitedYesLimited Storage2GBUnlimited (limit on attachments) 2GB WYSIWYG EditingYes Spell-checkNoYesNo More info at:

58 Wiki Examples George Hall Elementary School Website – Our Hockey Story – Mrs. Abernethy’s Global Gorillas – Go West –http://gowest.wikispaces.com 100 th Day Project –

59 Blogs What is a Blog? "A blog (a contraction of the term "weblog") is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse- chronological order. "Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.“ - Wikipedia


61 Educational Uses for Blogs Language Arts MathScienceSocial Studies Journal writing after a reading Response to an open –ended math problem. Observations of an Experiment Reaction to an event in time. Response to an open – ended question. Analysis of a cause and effect relationship. Journal writing after a field trip. Class webpage Homework help

62 Leading Educational Blog Hosts Blogger – Class Blogmeister – Edublog –

63 Blogware Comparison Blogware Features (Free Accounts) BloggerClass BlogMeisterEdublogs Storage Space1GBNot Indicated20MB Add UserInvite via emailYesNo Email requiredYesNoYes (will accept fake emails) AdvertisementsNo Yes Private BlogsYesNo Email Notification of Comments Yes Articles and Comments not published until approved Yes Yes (Must indicate this in the settings) Only members can comment option YesNo (but, you control what is published) Suitable for children under 13 NoYes More Info at:

64 Blog Examples Blog2Learn (Language Arts Examples) – Mrs. Berry’s 1 st Grade Blog – 6 th Grade – Buffalo Elementary –

65 Podcast What is a Podcast? A podcast is a series of digital media files (either audio or video ) that are released episodically and downloaded through web syndication. Researchers at the Center for Journalism and Mass Communication Research at the University of Texas at Austin are proposing a three-part definition of a podcast: first, that it is episodic; second, that it is downloadable; and third, that it is program-driven, mainly with a host and/or theme -Wikipedia

66 Why Podcast? Listen to: –What you want –When you want –Where you want Unlimited topics Students have a real audience

67 Educational Uses for Podcast Language Arts MathScienceSocial Studies Books ReportsBroadcast how the solution to a problem was reach. Broadcast science concepts and experiments Reenact a historical speech. Oral reports Weekly broadcast of days, dates, etc… for lower grades. Take a stance and broadcast persuasively

68 Podcast Software SoftwareOperating System AudacityMac & Windows GaragebandMac WavepadMac & Windows More info at:

69 A Look @ Audacity Free Easy to use See installation and instructions at:

70 Screencast What is a Screencast? A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, also known as a video screen capture, often containing audio narration. -Wikipedia Screencast are effective means for creating video tutorials.

71 Educational Uses for Screencast Reteach content for students who may need extra help or were absent. How to guide to use software or complete a task. Tutorials for students unable to attend school due to illness, disability, or other reasons. Students can create tutorials as an assessment or to demonstrate a skill to other students. Leave as a lesson instruction for a substitute teachers for known absences.

72 Free Screencast Software NameURL Platform(s) Aviscreen Windows Camstudio Windows Copernicus Mac Jing Windows & Mac Screencast-O-matic Any Wink Windows & Linux

73 Commercial Screencast Software NameURL Platform(s) Cost Adobe Captivate Windows$799 All Capture Windows$199 Hypercam Windows$39.95 iShowU Mac$29.95 Screen Mimic Mac$65.00 ScreenRecord Mac$15.95

74 A Look @ Jing Free Compatible with Mac & Windows Easy setup and install Easy to use Fast and easy to share

75 A Look @ Screen-O-Matic Free Any system platform No software download required Easy to use Fast and easy to share (Upload directly to You Tube)

76 Google Tools Apps & Sketchup Google Apps Google Apps is a suite of Google applications that brings together essential services to help your school. This is a hosted service that allows educators use a variety of Google products Sketchup Google Sketchup allows users to create 3D models that can be made into videos, images, and even added to Google Earth. More info at:

77 Google Apps Security Maintains features that comply with archiving regulations. (will archive emails for 10 years) Extended filters for spam and attachments for K12 accounts Google Docs have security setting features that allow administrators to control privacy and sharing settings.

78 Google Tools Google Earth Google Earth NameURLDescription Create a Tour Sample Tour: hl=en&ie=UTF8&vps=1&jsv=164e &oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=115675 159882378415364.000469422d53 32b28946b hl=en&ie=UTF8&vps=1&jsv=164e &oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=115675 159882378415364.000469422d53 32b28946b Create your own tour. [The URL will take you to a tour of the National Mall in Washington, DC. This was an activity created by netTrekker personnel prior to the 2009 International Society for Educational Technology (ISTE) Convention in Washington, DC]. 3D Tours /directory?synd=earth&cat=3d Take a virtual tour of national and international structures. (Incorporate these tours into all subject areas). Google Lit Trips By using Google Earth, students can travel with characters, plot out key areas, and witness the landscapes of stories they are reading in class. Jerome Burg, a co-creator of the lit trips stated that he feels these Google Maps projects can draw the students into really studying literature in a way that the authors would have wanted. (Hargadon, 2007) Real World Math Real World Math utilizes Google Earth to enhance math lessons. By allowing users to add place marks, annotations, photos, and models, as well as measure distances and draw paths a collections of lessons, examples and downloads have been created. More info at: Hargadon, S. (March 13, 2007) A Great “Mashup” Mapping Literary Journeys. Retrieved from

79 Blabberize Blabberize allows you to create talking picturesBlabberize

80 Bibme Bibme is a free automatic bibliography generator that supports MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian formatting. BibMe leverages databases provided by Amazon, FindArticles, Yahoo! News, and CiteULike to quickly and accurately AutoFill citation information for you. BibMe will then format the citation information according to the rules and guidelines of the style guides. If you prefer, you can enter your citation information manually. BibMe also contains a quick citation guide to show students the correct syntax for citing in various formats.Bibme

81 Webspiration What is Webspiration ?Webspiration Webspiration is an online graphic organizer program created by Inspiration Software, Inc. Webspiration users can create a variety of concept maps similar to Inspiration. However, these graphic organizers are created in an online environment and can be edited by multiple users.

82 Webspiration Features Free Email Required (can create fake emails) Fake emails will avert the need to supply personal information Examples

83 Video Conferencing What is a Video Conference? A videoconference (also known as a videoteleconference) is a set of interactive telecommunication technologies which allow two or more locations to interact via two-way video and audio transmissions simultaneously. -Wikipedia

84 Video Conferencing Benefits Videoconferencing appeals to students' different learning styles; students who are visual and auditory learners can benefit. Using the technology allows multiple classrooms at various locations to collaborate while learning about other cultures from primary sources. Videoconferencing increases many students' motivation to learn. Students are able to practice and improve their presentation and communication skills. Students improve their research skills as they prepare for the conferences. Students practice graphing and other skills as they create pictures, graphs, or drawings on whiteboards for use during videoconferences

85 Video Conferencing Software Name URLSoftwareCost Dimdim Free Web Hosting Free for up to 20 attendees Skype Install Required Free to other Skype users More info at: Required Materials: Headset (audio) Webcam (video)

86 Course Management System What is a Course Management System? A course management system is a tool that allows instructors, universities, and corporations to develop and support online education.

87 Course Management Software Course & Learning Management Systems CMS / LMS / LCMS NameURLEasy SetupSoftware / Hosting ECTO YesWeb Hosted Edu 2.0 YesWeb Hosted Moodle Requires Technical Knowledge Install Required (Includes Demo Courses) RCampus YesWeb Hosted Sakai Requires Technical Knowledge Install Required (Free Web Hosted Trial Option) More info at:

88 Content Management System What is a Course Management System? A content management system (CMS) is a collection of procedures used to manage work flow in a collaborative environment. -Wikipedia

89 How Can a Content Management System Help? Allow for large numbers of people to contribute to and share stored data Control access to data based on user roles. User role are used to define each use as to what information they can view or edit Aid in easy storage and retrieval of data Improve communication between users

90 Content Management Systems NameURL Joomla Modx Jaws Website Baker CMS Made Simple More info at:

91 Ning What is Ning? A platform to create social networks.

92 Why Ning Create a professional learning network Instruct and encourage responsible social network usage Conduct class discussions Present student work

93 Animoto Animoto allows users to create video presentations quickly and effortlessly.

94 VoiceThreads What is a VoiceThread? A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate pages and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Users can doodle while commenting, use multiple identities, and pick which comments are shown through moderation. VoiceThreads can even be embedded to show and receive comments on other websites and exported to MP3 players or DVDs to play as archival movies. -VoiceThread:

95 Widgets What is a Widget? A web widget is a portable chunk of code that can be installed and executed within any separate HTML-based web page by an end user without requiring additional compilation. Widgets often take the form of on-screen tools (clocks, event countdowns, auction-tickers, stock market tickers, flight arrival information, daily weather etc). -Wikipedia

96 Notable Mentions NameURLDescription WiZiQ online learning software delicious bookmarking service Flickr management & sharing application Slideshare is a business media site for sharing presentations, documents and pdfs Zamzar online file conversion tool

97 Classroom 2.0 An educational Web 2.0 social networking website. Classroom 2.0 keeps educators and interested parties abreast of the most current Web 2.0 trends including but not limited to wikis, blogs, podcasts, etc…

98 When All Else Fails

99 References Friedman, T. L. (2005). The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Griffin, M. “Think.” (Final Jeopardy Theme Song). 1964 Palfrey, J. (2008). Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives. New York: Basic Books. Prensky, M.(2001). “Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants”. In On the Horizon, October 2001, 9 (5),. Retrieved February 2, 2009 from %20Digital%20Natives,%20Digital%20Immigrants%20-%20Part1.pdf %20Digital%20Natives,%20Digital%20Immigrants%20-%20Part1.pdf VoiceThread (2009). Weinberger, D. (2007, October 28). John Palfrey » Blog Archive » Born Digital. Weblogs at Harvard Law School. Retrieved February 3, 2009, from Wikipedia (2009).

100 Images Apex Global Wireless: AOL Is Getting Desperate: Are you a Digital Native or a Digital Immigrant: Assembly Line of the Ford Model T – 1913: Beaver Creek School Museum: ryClassroom.JPG ryClassroom.JPG Ben Stein Ferris Bueller: 9a858.jpg 9a858.jpg Ben Stein, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” stein-565x303.jpg stein-565x303.jpg Bias against climate change in U.S. textbooks: content/uploads/2008/04/textbooks.jpg content/uploads/2008/04/textbooks.jpg Cartoon Art Museum – Twitter: Colleen Deborah: ING Direct: Is Traditional Education Dying? I Have a Digital Native Teenager:

101 Images Independent School Educator’s Network: Tqw12xP9308apbV6- 49s7qWVfiYCx*o*JnKd3X4cyR93qfm9N1*L2cORB/phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpg.jpeg Tqw12xP9308apbV6- 49s7qWVfiYCx*o*JnKd3X4cyR93qfm9N1*L2cORB/phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpg.jpeg Kids Helping on the Farm: Lots of New iPods: Opus Nine: Pin Required for Online Shopping: content/uploads/2009/07/online_shopping.jpg content/uploads/2009/07/online_shopping.jpg School’s Out: Texting is Stupid: The Internet for Marketers, Courtesy of Web 2.0: content/uploads/2007/09/web20.jpg content/uploads/2007/09/web20.jpg The World is Flat: Walter Cronkite: Web Guild Silicon Valley: When Blogging becomes an issue: worst places to be a blogger: Who Goes for Shopping Online? content/uploads/2009/06/online-shopping.jpg content/uploads/2009/06/online-shopping.jpg

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