Moodle, Blogs, Wikis and More Exploring Web 2.0 Tools: The 2nd Generation of the World Wide Web.
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Moodle, Blogs, Wikis and More Exploring Web 2.0 Tools: The 2nd Generation of the World Wide Web
What Is Web 2.0? Web 1.0 Surfing to Static Web Pages Use of Search Engines to find info Web 2.0 Web-based Applications Information created by and/or modified by users
Web 2.0 Characteristics Simplified Content Creation May combine information from several sources Technical knowledge not important Users can focus on ideas, creativity and collaboration Often publicly available and Free!
Moodle Course Management System (CMS) Open Source Software designed to help create and manage online courses Roseburg Public Schools Moodle Professional Learning Communities Oregon Math Leaders Institute (OMLI)
Using Moodle Visit a Moodle http://roseburg.eduhost.org/ Try a few things Log in Change your password Repsond to the Welcome Forum
Moodle in Action Oregon Virtual School District Every School District has access http://www.orvsd.org/ Use Existing Content Create Your Own Online Class Explore!
Blog Short for Web Log What is a blog? A web site that is an online journal with reflections and comments Often contains links to other sites Readers can usually add comments and interact with the blog author
Using a Blog Visit a Blog http://roseburgtech.wordpress.com/ Try a few things Make a comment to a post Follow a link View an embedded video
Blogs in the Classroom Ideas for using Blogs Weekly “Newsletter” Sharing Student Work Lesson Plans Absent Student Information Resources for Parents Feedback from Parents http://edublogs.org/10-ways-to-use-your-edublog-to-teach/ http://4jtilt.wikispaces.com/file/view/reading_article_blog.pdf
Sign Up for Your Own Blog WordPress http://en.wordpress.com/signup/ Google’s Blogger https://www.blogger.com/start EduBlogs http://edublogs.org/wp-signup.php
Wiki A Hawaiian word meaning quick A Wiki is a collection of web pages where anyone can be given the ability to create or modify contentWiki Best known example is probably Wikipedia Wikipedia
Using a Wiki Visit a Wiki http://rsbgtech.wikispaces.com/ Try a Few Things Edit the Wiki (don’t forget to save!) Check the Wiki History Try Adding a link
Wikis in the Classroom Ideas for using Wikis Create and share a document with other teachers to work together on a lesson plan or project Access information from both home and school computers Students can do peer-editing of writing Write a collaborative story Take class notes and share them with others Interact with students in other places Wiki-Walk-Through http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/wiki/
Sign Up for Your Own Wiki Wikispaces for Educators http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers Google Docs http://docs.google.com
Some Google Tools We all know about Google http://www.google.com/ More to Google than searching Google’s Plan for World Domination http://www.google.com/intl/en/options/
Google Forms Need an easy way to collect data Try It http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=cFQtdnBWZGhEV nhFbEszRFJRLUU4VUE6MA.. View Responses/Data
Google Reader A single application to read all the blogs that interest you A way to manage blog subscriptions www.google.com/reader
Google Start Page A Home page that is customized to your needs Google Gadgets for almost any topic Visit www.google.com andwww.google.com Click on iGoogle
VoiceThread Online media album that can hold various types of media like images, documents and videos Allows users to comment by text, voice, audio file or video Link to VoiceThreadVoiceThread
Web 2.0 Tips Give yourself enough time to try out a tool before using it with students Most tools require the creation of an account and usually require e-mail Keep a list of user names and passwords for your accounts Let your principal and tech coordinator know what you are up to
Is There More? You Bet! See the Web 2.0 Directory http://www.go2web20.net