Friday, August 14, 2009

Day 5 Closing comments

Please add your comments to group 1
Link to the class back channel
I hope to see all of you in the fall.
Thanks for a great week!

I will see you online in twitter and skype!

Enjoy the rest of your summer!


Google Form Survey

Please take the class survey.

Fall Course - Part II

Integration Web 2.0 Into the Classroom (Part II / Advanced) Fall Course
This course will focus on applying Web 2.0 tools in the classroom
along with extending tools focusing on presentation an video.
Suggestion Dates to Dr. Brady ..

1. Sept... start later Monday 9/21 ?in class 4 - 5-6 hours online) 9-10 hrs
2. Oct 7th Wed - 9hrs. 3:30-7:15 pm
3. Nov 4th Wed - 9hrs.
4. Dec 2nd Wed - 9hrs.

Total of 40 hours

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thursday Day 4 - Review

Here is a link today's agenda in the class wiki

Morning - Review of tools covered this week.
(RSS/igoogle/Google Reader, Blog posting (SlideShare, YouTube along with RockYou, ProProfs).

Introduced Google Sites (Wikispaces), Weebly for webpages and School Portal overview (School Center, Edline, Nashoba SharePoint, etc)

- Google Sites
- Nings (join a ning in your content area) suggestion on class wiki/ning
- Lab time

Have a good evening.
Part two of course schedule and agenda for fall (first Wednesday of the month? and online). See Dr. Brady for signup.

Web 2.0 Class Review

Rockyou slideshow


SlideShare presentation on Google Forms

Watch the presentation below

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

What are you learning today?

Please post a comment before class tomorrow indicating what you worked today. Many of you have been active in the Chatsy discussion along with skype sessions and seem to be exploring all the tools.

Here is in interesting tweet that referenced an article from the NECC conference last month. Educators take Web 2.0 to school The article also refers to real time blogging using Chatzy.

I hope you enjoyed your day of online learning. We will discuss your experience in class tomorrow.

Day 3 - Working online

Good morning!

As outlined in class yesterday please work on the following today:
1. Connect to class backchannel . Give updates during the day and connect with members of the class.
2. User Twitter and/or TweetDeck to expand your personal learning network
3. Monitor this Blog and post comments when requested
4. Visit the class wiki to review videos and materials from class.
5. Work on your class blog (add content, video, slideshare, etc).

Other Options:
1. Class wiki articles and bloggers to follow
2. Skype with a colleague
3. Explore sites from class, SchoolTube, TeacherTube, SlideShare, Wordle, etc.
4. Looking ahead... we will learn about Google Sites, Wikispaces and nings this week.
to learn more go to the class wiki and click on google sites
Read, learn and explore Web 2.0 possibilities for your classroom and professional learning network.

Here is list of bloggers to scan ....

I will post again, later this morning. I hope you are enjoying this hybrid model of learning.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Day 2 Recap

Recap Day 2
- Class Backchannel with notes
- Subscribe to RSS feeds in Google Reader
- Blog Post YouTube/Teacher Tube Video to blog
- Blogger setup protections on site add gadgets to layout

- Skype Session 2 focus on Twitter and personal network
- Twitter or Tweetdeck using columns and filters
- Skype - download on home computer and connect with a classmate
note: you may need a microphone to connect or type to chat.
- iTunes and Podcasts (SMARTboards) example

Other Topics
- SlideShare
- Wordle
- Glogster

Link to class wiki materials and support.

SlideShare presentation

Find a presentation in and link to your blog.

more wordles


Wordle: Web 2.0



my video and my piciture

SMARTboard Playlist

a selection of SMARTboard videos ...

how sure are we that students who graduate from high school are literate ?

Below is my YouTube Video

Just how sure are we that students who graduate from high school are literate in information technology?

Monday, August 10, 2009

Watch the tutorial on blogger and homework

Watch the tutorial on blogger to review directions covered in class.

Day one
1. Post a comment to the class blog using your google account.
2. Create a blog
3. Add a Youtube Video to your blog, link and image
4. Post a link in the class backchannel indicating your blog url
5. Homework, access the following from home
- igoogle
- RSS feeds in google reader
- Your blog
- Class Blog, wiki and backchannel
- Twitter or Tweetdeck - post a tweet
- Skype - download on home computer and connect with a classmate
note: you may need a microphone to connect or type to chat.

Link to class wiki materials and support.

Tools Day1

Post a comment below regarding day one.
What was your favorite tool?

google reader
twitter TOGETHER WE'RE BETTER Twitter can be like a virtual staff room, where teachers can access in seconds a stream of links, ideas, opinions, and resources.
Note: All topics covered in class wiki

Class Google Presentation

Friday, August 7, 2009

Back online and reading

Over the summer I have continued to follow professional development topics on Twitter and the ISTE vision channel from the NECC conference I attended in Washington DC. A great tweet from Dennis Richards today post

I just finished reading Outliers Outlier" is a scientific term to describe things or phenomena that lie outside normal experience.

I started The Element, by Sir Ken Robinson. I would like to incorporate as a reading assignment in one of my Web 2.0 class. The book offers readera a series of mini-biographies, the life story of people who have become successful in spite of the education they received in the schools they attended. As Robinson explains the process, they have found their way to their Element, “the meeting point between natural aptitude and personal passion.”

Sir Ken Robinson On Transforming Education from Dennis Richards on Vimeo.

The Power to Transfrom by Stephanie Pace Marshall is also on my list to read.
A few more videos from following Twitter today.... Escalator Temporarily Stairs
Clay Shirky: How social media can make history | Video on
Dr. Seuss - The Zax

Technology Integration Matrix with Videos in Florida Schools. Great way to model best practices!

What are you learning this summer?