Saturday, July 31, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Using Social Networking and Web 2.0 Technologies in the Classroom - ITC6513
NEU Class blog http://neuweb2.blogspot.com/
Looking forward to another Web 2.0/Social Networking class this week.
Vacation Week - July 25th - August 1st!!
Friday, July 16, 2010
RSS and iGoogle / Google Reader
Google Lit Trips
Voicethread for reflection
Link http://voicethread.com/share/1247869/ (to view larger size)
Examples of Voicethread (look under browse)
1. Example text
Text 33396 and your message to 22333
Are you having a good day?
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Presentations using Google/Presentation and SlideShare
Here is an example of a Google Presentation for this class.
SlideShare on Web 2.0
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
1. Join the back channel http://todaysmeet.com/nmpd (give me a few
updates during the morning)
2. Twitter - send out a few tweets and follow a few people #NMPD
7 Things to know about twitter
3. Skype (download) if possible with a colleague
4. Use one or two tools (Word Cloud Wordle, Tagxedo, Ning, Blogger, Google Site,Glogster, VoiceThread, other) or a new tool (Wallwisher, xtranormal, animoto , pixton comics, itunes/podcast or suggest one in the comment section below)
5. Add infomation images, etc to the Google Site "Your Page" http://sites.google.com/site/nmpd2010/
6. Post a reflection at the end of the day in the comment section below http://techdi.blogspot.com/
Explore and have some fun!!
When you return on Thursday you can share your findings with the class.
Assessment in a Web 2.0 World (listen) to this podcast and/or in iTunes
Eudcause podcast: Assessment in a Web 2.0 World (19 mins)
More Educause links on web 2.0
Skyp (with Pat and Nicole)
Twitter/Tweetdeck #NMPD or BackChannel with Today's Meet
Vocabulary using Wordle http://www.wordle.net/ (top ten ways to use)
Google Form/Survey (assessment...)
Google Site http://sites.google.com/site/nmpd2010/ Add your page, image and video
Monday, July 12, 2010
Take the SURVEY "Getting to Know You"
A group of teachers are gathered today to learn about Web 2.0. We are learning about blogging and twitter.
- Registration and logistics
- The Machine is Us/ing Us (Final Version)
- A few Blogs to read -
Will Richardon http://weblogg-ed.com/ (twitter)
David Warlick http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/ (twitter)
Eric Langhorst http://speakingofhistory.blogspot.com/ *social studies (twitter)
Darren Kuropatwa http://adifference.blogspot.com/ *math (twitter)
- Create or use your Google Account
- iGoogle (mini tour video)
- Micro blogs with Twitter (Twitter in Plain English)
- Create your Twitter Account (learn more)
- Follow on Twitter (follow me http://twitter.com/mmarotta )
- Above bloggers (twitter links) and a few more....
- BHS Principal https://twitter.com/bhsprincipal
- Free Technology for Teachers http://twitter.com/rmbyrne
- Getting Started with Blogger (Tutorial)
- Create a blog (add a post)
- Post a comment (moderate)
- Add items to Blogger (Video, Slideshare, etc)
- Link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XMa91uf-so
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
This year, Nings have taken root all over Nashoba Regional High School, where several educators are using the closed online networks. Last summer, Mary Marotta, integration technology specialist at Nashoba, joined a Ning set up forparticipants of a technology conference. She was impressed, and she started to learn about and share other educational networks she found with others on the Nashoba staff, starting with
the English Companion Ning. “I like to refer to it as Facebook for English
teachers,” she said. “It’s a place where teachers go to help other teachers.”
“Journalism in the 21st Century,” a senior elective taught by Nashoba English teacher Adrianne Locke, was a natural fit for Ning. “The current tech tools aligned with the journalism,” Marotta noted.“With Ning, we’ve been able to create a virtualnewsroom for the journalism courses,” Locke said. “It was a forum for students to continue class discussion outside of the physical classroom and a
legitimate place to publish student work.”
Collegiality among students is also a theme over at Laura Pagington’s AP Government Ning. “Students use the Ning to discuss current events outside of class,” Pagington said. The online forum saves class time needed for instruction, she explained, and good online conversations also find their way back into class discussion.
Marotta and her Nashoba colleagues point out that an important feature of Ning sites is a set of administrative controls that enable teachers to close a site to outsiders and create an approval process for posting that is appropriate for their classes. (It is worth noting here that Ning is discontinuing its free
educator accounts in July. As MTA Today went to press, its Web site said the company was hoping to
secure a sponsor for educational accounts.)
Andrew Garcia, who is featured on the cover article on social media in education, offers tips for fellow educators on the MTA YouTube Channel.
You can follow the MTA on twitter @massteacher