WEB TOOLS FOR CREATIVE INSTRUCTION

Greg Noack

Sterling Symposium

June 9, 2008


INTRODUCTION
WIKIS, BLOGS, AND PODCASTS
THE COOL STUFF - CREATE AND INSTRUCT WITH WEB TOOLS
21ST CENTURY LEARNER?
CLOSING
APPENDIX
BIBLIOGRAPHY



INTRODUCTION


Purpose today:

  1. explore online tools for instruction
  2. gain skills to explore and create on your own (skills of the 21st century teacher)
    1. create new accounts
    2. upload/download files
    3. embed media into web pages
  3. evaluate tools effectiveness for differentiated instruction.

Question:

What do you want to learn today?




Cisco - The Human Network



One Laptop Per Child TedBlog Official Site

Questions:

What does it mean to be a teacher in the 21st century?

What are the challenges for using and integrating technology in the classroom?

What are the successes?



"Computers will never replace teachers, but teachers who use computers will replace those who do not."

-Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach


Question:

What skills does a teacher need for the next 10 years of teaching?





WIKIS, BLOGS, AND PODCASTS




Wikis - What is a wiki?


Examples:
http://mrbariexca.wikispaces.com/
Biopedia

Get a Wiki.
www.pbwiki.com
www.wikispaces.com-get free wikispace with advanced features as an educator Here.
www.wetpaint.com - educators get and ad-free wetpaint wiki Here

Blogs -What is a Blog?


Examples:
Blogging: Teacher and Class Blogs - a very long list with many examples.

Get a blog:
www.Blogger.com
edublogs.org
www.wordpress.com

Podcasts -What is a podcast?


Examples:
Women of Web 2.0
Dragonflytv from PBSKids.org
StoryNory

Create Podcasts
http://podomatic.com/
Audacity - requires download and install






THE COOL STUFF - CREATE AND INSTRUCT WITH WEB TOOLS




Redefining Literacy for the 21st Century, David F. Warlick. Linworth Publishing, inc.
Copyright 2004. Worthington, Ohio.

Priority_of_Education_Questions.jpgWeb Tools:




Your tasks today:

Create a multimedia piece and upload it to a blog or wiki.

Embed a movie from a video hosting site into a blog or wiki.

Explore one online tool you haven't used before.



Questions:

How can any of these tools be used in the classroom?

What questions should a teacher ask before using these tools?

What tools can be used for Differentiation?


Chatzy



21ST CENTURY LEARNER


A Vision of K-12 Students Today.




Questions:

How do you feel about this video?

Do agree/disagree with parts/whole? Why?






CLOSING




Learning to Change - Changing to Learn


Questions:

What tools will you be using in your classroom next year?

What skills did you gain today?

What do you still want to learn?





APPENDIX


Master List of Web 2.0 Tools
Web 2.0 and Marzano's Classroom Instruction that Works Wiki.
Netsmartz for teachers
CyberSmart
The Educators guide to Copyright and Fair Use By Hall Davidson
Printable Copyright and FairUse Guidelines for Teachers from Technology and Learning
Creative Commons
Flip Video
Using Videos in the Classroom - Caught on Video

Where can you get photos:
Discovery Streaming
Flickr - be sure to do an advanced search and choose creative commons.
www.pics4learning.com
http://images.google.com/

Where can you get music:
www.garageband.com - some of this is copyright free, some isn't, watch the label
www.jamendo.com - all music is under creative commons.



BIBLIOGRAPHY



Blogs, Wikis, Podcats and other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms, By Will Richardson
Redefining literacy for the 21st Centuryby David F. Warlick
The World is Flat, by Thomas L. Friedman
A Whole New Mind, by Daniel H. Pink.
Wikinomics, by DonTapscott

Revenge of the digital immigrants, Hall Davidson - Presentation at ICE-CUE

www.wikipedia.com