Best Practices in Social Networking for Educators http://bit.ly/hX6DlD Best Practices in Social Networking for Educators
At ASCD 2011, we got the opportunity to sit down and talk with Eric Sheninger. In a previous blog post, he talked about ways you could get started with Twitter. We spoke with Eric about how he was able to change – from a principal that banned social media in his school to a principal that his students call ‘Mr. Twitter.’
It is Not the Technology, It is the Education http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/fall-virtcon-2010/ It’s Not the Technology, It’s the Education
Presentation by Gail Lovely at the Discovery Education online virtual conference 23 Oct 2010 #virtcon this is a recording of that session ... well worth watching ... watch online or download
Web 2.0 tools are cool. iPads, cell phones, netbooks, Flip cameras, and computers are too. But technology for technology’s sake isn’t always the most efficient way to reach our students.
Learn how to choose the right tools to achieve the desired outcomes of increasing student learning.
The Flat Classroom Project http://www.flatconnections.com/ The Flat Classroom Project ... "a collaborative effort that utilizes Web 2.0 tools to foster communication, collaboration, and creativity between educators and students across the globe" Project co-founders are Vicki Davis (SL: CoolCat Whitman), the IT Director of Westwood Schools in Camilla, Georgia, and Julie Lindsay (SL: Charlotte Ozigard), the head of IT and E-Learning at Qatar Academy in Doha, Qatar.
You can listen to Vicki and Julie talking about the project at an interview they gave in Second Life .. archived online at http://tr.im/jtRI
Moving Toward Web 2.0 in K-12 Education http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2008/10/moving-toward-web-20-in-k-12-education/ Moving Toward Web 2.0 in K-12 Education
The historic changes in information are going to drive historic changes in teaching and learning, and therefore in the institutions dedicated to education. We’re long overdue for a really good discussion about the purpose of schools, and I believe that Web 2.0 will give us that opportunity.
I believe that the long-term outcome will be a system of learning that is much more productive for our youth, and for their teachers, than currently exists.
TeachAde ... social networking website for educators http://www.teachade.com// TeachAde, the first social networking website designed specifically for educators.
TeachAde is unique because it is one of few websites for classroom teachers, that is completely free and easy to use. Members are able to contribute a variety of files, including multimedia files and complete lesson plans, for others to download and enjoy. In addition to offering blogs and free teacher sites TeachAde offers a real community of educators collaborating on projects.
Impact of Web 2.0 Innovations on Education and Training http://is.jrc.ec.europa.eu/pages/Learning-2.0.html Learning 2.0: A Study on the Impact of Web 2.0 Innovations on Education and Training in Europe
The objective of this study is to assess the impact of web 2.0 trends on the field of learning and education in Europe and to see where Europe stands in terms of using web 2.0 innovations in the domain of learning.
The rapid growth of social computing or web 2.0 applications and supporting technologies (E.g. blogs, podcasts, wikis, social networking sites, sharing of bookmarks, VoIP and P2P services), both in terms of number of users/subscribers and in terms of usage patterns leads to the fact that the phenomena are also increasingly being used in the educational field and for learning purposes. As it enables different types of learning and teaching settings (formal, non-formal and informal), it is an important driver of innovation in learning.
Web 2.0 : Videos and PowerPoints http://web2videos.blogspot.com/ The link above goes to one of the Shambles "Forest of Theme Blogs" pages that provides videos and other multimedia resources to support the topic here.
If you would like to see all of the Theme Blogs then go to the full list at http://www.shambles.net/blogforest or click where you see this button
Rise of the Participation Culture http://www.wsjb.com/RPC/V1/Home.html "While many of us were placing our attention elsewhere, the post-dotcom-crash World Wide Web and global Internet continued to evolve. Once seemingly going to be solely focused on ecommerce, transaction-centric and primarily Web page publishing paradigms, an amazing array of Web-based applications has burst forth and a new culture is forming comprised of people participating within them. An underlying infrastructure to support these applications has emerged geared to enabling, engaging and encouraging applications to be developed, but also to enable these applications to be leveraged on a massive scale. As a result, a global culture of tech-savvy, always-on and always-connected people is enthusiastically using these new Participation Applications and are shaping our networked world in new and fundamentally profound ways."
Teachers Teaching Teachers http://www.teachersteachingteachers.org/ Teachers Teaching Teachers
Skyping, Webcasting, Podcasting, and Blogging By and For Teachers
Together we are searching for the most effective practices in technology, studying research, and improving our knowledge of new media by using it oursleves. We have two purposes: developing teacher knowledge and leadership in our own schools and districts and putting this knowledge and leadership to work to improve student achievement through the use of technology.
100+ Web 2.0 Ideas for Educators http://tinyurl.com/5th9v3 100+ Web 2.0 Ideas for Educators: A Guide to RSS and More
It is geared towards an introduction to RSS, but carries on a bit further into topics such as tagging, social bookmarking, wikis and more.
A Day in the Life of Web 2.0 http://tinyurl.com/yb5yb3 A Day in the Life of Web 2.0
The latest powerful online tools can be harnessed to transform and expand the learning experience.
By David Warlick
Google Mashup Example - Exeter College Campus. http://fullmeasure.co.uk/mashups/ecsitemap.htm Google Mashup Example - Exeter College Campus.
This page shows how a custom map with many of the features of Google Maps can be created by using the Google Maps API services. These so called Google 'mashups' are being used by community groups for purposes such as disaster relief and there are now hundreds available.
Includes Lesson Ideas