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The results of "Implementing Web 2.0 in the Classroom" - PETE&C 2009

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In the summer of 2008 Harrisburg University conducted an educator’s workshop, “Web 2.0 in the Classroom.” Workshop participants implemented web 2.0 technology into their classrooms as part of completing the course work. Attend this presentation to hear about the web 2.0 implementations including benefits, obstacles and learning outcomes.
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  • 1. The Results of Web 2.0 in the Classroom PETE&C 2009 Monday, February 9 10:30-11:30 AM
  • 2. Andy Petroski Director of Learning Technologies Assistant Professor of Learning Technologies Harrisburg University Jim Gates Consultant Corporate Faculty, Harrisburg University
  • 3. What is your role? 1. Administrator 2. Curriculum Specialist 3. Technology Director 4. Classroom Teacher 5. Other
  • 4. Where do you work? 1. School District 2. College/University 3. Intermediate Unit 4. Other
  • 5. Do you use Web 2.0 tools for personal use or professional development? 1. Yes 2. No Blog, Discussion Forum, Chat/IM Voice/Video Over IP, Social Bookmarking RSS Feed, Community Site, Wiki Google Docs, Media and Presentation
  • 6. At what stage are you? 1. Want to understand how Web 2.0 tools can improve teaching and learning 2. Want to begin implementing Web 2.0 in classes 3. Want to improve and expand how Web 2.0 tools are being used in classes
  • 7. What is the biggest obstacle to achieving your web 2.0 goal? 1. There is no obstacle 2. Selecting the right Web 2.0 tool(s) for the learning goal 3. Getting access/approval 4. Getting students to actively participate using the technology 5. Other
  • 8. What would you most like to take away from this session? 1. Information about Web 2.0 in general 2. Information from Web 2.0 implementation case studies 3. Web 2.0 tools that I can add to my Web 2.0 Toolbox 4. Other
  • 9. 4 C’s of Web 2.0 (Bersin & Associates, 2008) Conversations Content Connections Collaboration •Blogs •Forums •Micro-blogs / Life- streaming •Chat/IM •VOIP •Content Creation •Content Sharing •Content Management •Tagging / Rating •Social Bookmarking •Syndication •User Profiles •Social Graphs •Friends/Contacts •People Matching •Buying/Selling •Wikis •Workspaces •Project / Process Support •Innovation / Idea Generation •Calendars & Events
  • 10. 4 C’s of Web 2.0 (Bersin & Associates, 2008) Conversations Content Connections Collaboration •blogger.com •educationalist.org •plurk.com •paltalk.com •skype.com •splashup.com •slideshare.net •drupal.org •digg.com •bloglines.com •linkedin.com •match.com •craigslist.org •language- exchanges.org/ •pbwiki.com •docs.google.com •basecamphq.com •mindmeister.com •evite.com
  • 11. Web 2.0 F tprint Monthly Google searches Articles in English on Wikipedia Views for the most viewed video on YouTube Hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute Global blog readers Average blog posts in a 24 hour period Active Facebook users 9.9 Billion 2.5 Million 6.2 Million 13 Hours 346 Million 900,000 150 Million
  • 12. Web 2.0 F tprint Social Networks and Daily Communication Choices % of teens who use the following features of SNS sites Add comments to a friend’s picture 83% Post messages to a friends page 77% Send private messages within the SNS system 71% Post comments to a friend’s blog 66% Send a group message to all friends 54% Send IM or text message to friends through the SNS system 54% Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project Teen/Parent Survey on Writing September-November 2007. Margin of error is +/- 5%
  • 13. Web 2.0 F tprint 9 hours a week 59% talk about education-related topics 50% talk about school work
  • 14. Web 2.0 Impact $4.6 Billion on Web 2.0 technologies by 2013 *Forrester Research
  • 15. Blogs 20.7% Wikis 7.7% COPs 12.3% 70.1% 60.6% Web 2.0 Impact
  • 16. Web 2.0 in Education Students Web 2.0 Effective Teaching & Learning Strategies Improved Learning Outcomes 21st Century Skills Educators
  • 17. Web 2.0 in Education Conversations Content Connections Collaboration •Blogs •Forums •Micro-blogs / Life- streaming •Chat/IM •VOIP •Content Creation •Content Sharing •Content Management •Tagging / Rating •Social Bookmarking •Syndication •User Profiles •Social Graphs •Friends/Contacts •People Matching •Buying/Selling •Wikis •Workspaces •Project / Process Support •Innovation / Idea Generation •Calendars & Events
  • 18. Web 2.0 in Education Conversations Content Connections Collaboration Access to subject matter experts in the classroom Connect with other students around the world Reflective writing Media Presentations / Stories Electronic Collection of Work (e-portfolio) Class notes World-wide Peer Review Manual of Best Practices Coordinating Group Work Concept Maps Engagement . Authenticity . Feedback . Creativity . Critical Thinking
  • 19. LTMS 600 Students: •Wide range of technical skills •Wide range of classroom experience •Ranged from teaching elementary to adults •Poor to Rich districts •Strict lockdown of machines vs open access
  • 20. LTMS 600 Format: •One week, two synchronous evening sessions and a Saturday •Moodle •Ning •On0Sync for synchronous
  • 21. LTMS 600 Activities •Created aggregator, subscribed to blogs •Discussion forums in Moodle •Created wikis •Explored many tools •Discussed impact of tools into lessons
  • 22. What type of Web 2.0 tool(s) did you implement in the classroom?
  • 23. What grade level do you teach?
  • 24. What were some obstacles to using Web 2.0 technology in the classroom?
  • 25. What solutions did you find to overcome any obstacles to using Web 2.0 technology in your classroom? go to administrators with a plan, try to integrate technology in small bites, focus on the educational value, patience & flexibility, prizes
  • 26. How did you benefit as a teacher from using Web 2.0 tools in the classroom? connected, anywhere/anytime access to student work, less paper piles to carry, collaborate with students, learn something new everyday, able to challenge students more, motivated & inspired, engaged & responsible students, revitalized my teaching!
  • 27. What student learning benefits resulted from using Web 2.0 tools in the classroom?
  • 28. Do you plan to continue using Web 2.0 tools in your classroom? YES!
  • 29. Stories from the classroom Challenges and solutions •It’s NOT about the TOOLS •Not mutually exclusive with NCLB •Don’t assume kids “know this stuff” •Notify parents •Some objections are unfounded •Learning new things is FUN
  • 30. conversations content connections Web 2.0 collaboration
  • 31. Act 48 Information Session Number: AH26 Session Title: The results of web 2.0 tools in the classroom Act 48 Code:
  • 32. http://www.wordle.net/ Images of wordle.net, licensed by Creative Commons Original Source: Markus Angermeier Source: http://kosmar.de/wp- content/web20map.png Author: Luca Cremonini: http://www.railsonwave.it/railsonwa ve/2007/1/2/web-2-0-map
  • 33. Bersin & Associates http://www.bersin.com/ http://thefuturebuzz.com/2009/01/1 2/social-media-web-20-internet- numbers-stats/ & http://pages.citebite.com/h1b2e0o1 p1lxy
  • 34. www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_Wri ting_Report_FINAL3.pdf http://www.allacademic.com//meta/ p_mla_apa_research_citation/2/7/3 /6/0/pages273605/p273605-1.php
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