Engaging Digital Natives Using the resources of Web 2.0 to engage 21 st century students Jennifer Carrier Dorman Central Bucks School District.

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  • Engaging Digital Natives Using the resources of Web 2.0 to engage 21 st century students Jennifer Carrier Dorman Central Bucks School District
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  • We are at a turning point in the tech industry and perhaps even in the history of the world Tim OReilly Feb. 14 2006
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  • Digital Natives It is now clear that as a result of this ubiquitous information environment and the sheer volume of their interaction with it, todays students think and process information fundamentally differently from their predecessors. It is now clear that as a result of this ubiquitous information environment and the sheer volume of their interaction with it, todays students think and process information fundamentally differently from their predecessors. Marc Prensky Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants 2001
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  • Digital Natives Different kinds of experiences lead to different brain structures - Dr. Bruce D. Berry of Baylor College of Medicine. Different kinds of experiences lead to different brain structures - Dr. Bruce D. Berry of Baylor College of Medicine. it is very likely that our students brains have physically changed and are different from ours as a result of how they grew up
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  • Who are the digital natives? Our students today are all native speakers of the digital language of computers, video games, and the Internet. Our students today are all native speakers of the digital language of computers, video games, and the Internet. Those of us who were not born into the digital world but have, at some later point in our lives, become fascinated by and adopted many or most aspects of the new technology are Digital Immigrants. Those of us who were not born into the digital world but have, at some later point in our lives, become fascinated by and adopted many or most aspects of the new technology are Digital Immigrants.
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  • The Challenge Our Digital Immigrant instructors, who speak an outdated language (that of the pre-digital age), are struggling to teach a population that speaks an entirely new language Our Digital Immigrant instructors, who speak an outdated language (that of the pre-digital age), are struggling to teach a population that speaks an entirely new language
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  • The Nomadic Grazing Patterns of Digital Natives Digital Natives are used to receiving information really fast. Digital Natives are used to receiving information really fast. They like to parallel process and multi- task. They like to parallel process and multi- task. They prefer their graphics before their text rather than the opposite. They prefer their graphics before their text rather than the opposite. They prefer random access (like hypertext). They prefer random access (like hypertext). They function best when networked. They function best when networked. They thrive on instant gratification and frequent rewards. They thrive on instant gratification and frequent rewards. They prefer games to serious work. They prefer games to serious work.
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  • Methodology Todays teachers have to learn to communicate in the language and style of their students. Todays teachers have to learn to communicate in the language and style of their students. This doesnt mean changing the meaning of what is important, or of good thinking skills. It it does mean going faster, less step-by step, more in parallel, with more random access, among other things. It it does mean going faster, less step-by step, more in parallel, with more random access, among other things.
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  • The New WWW Whatever Whatever Whenever Whenever Wherever Wherever Tom March, Web-based educator, author, and instructional designer
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  • The New WWW The New WWWoffering us whatever we want, whenever and wherever we want itmay seem like just an extension of our already-technology-enhanced contemporary life The New WWWoffering us whatever we want, whenever and wherever we want itmay seem like just an extension of our already-technology-enhanced contemporary life To counteract the New WWW's potentially harmful impact on youth, educators must use technology to create learning experiences that are real, rich, and relevant To counteract the New WWW's potentially harmful impact on youth, educators must use technology to create learning experiences that are real, rich, and relevant
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  • What is Web 2.0? Web 2.0 is a term often applied to a perceived ongoing transition of the World Wide Web from a collection of static websites to a full-fledged computing platform serving web applications to end users. Web 2.0 is a term often applied to a perceived ongoing transition of the World Wide Web from a collection of static websites to a full-fledged computing platform serving web applications to end users. Tim OReilly
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  • Web 1.0 Web 2.0 oFoto Flickr oFoto Flickr Britannica Wikipedia Britannica Wikipedia Personal web sites Blogging Personal web sites Blogging Publishing Participating Publishing Participating Directories (taxonomy) Tagging (folksonomy) Directories (taxonomy) Tagging (folksonomy) Stickiness Syndication Stickiness Syndication Backflip del.icio.us, furl, etc. Backflip del.icio.us, furl, etc.
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  • Web 2.0 Static content transformed by dynamic participation Static content transformed by dynamic participation Communities Communities Networks Networks Read/write Read/write
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  • Blogs
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  • Blogs A blog is a website for which an individual or a group frequently generates text, photographs, video or audio files, and/or links, typically (but not always) on a daily basis. A blog is a website for which an individual or a group frequently generates text, photographs, video or audio files, and/or links, typically (but not always) on a daily basis. The term is a shortened form of weblog. The term is a shortened form of weblog. Authoring a blog, maintaining a blog or adding an article to an existing blog is called "blogging". Authoring a blog, maintaining a blog or adding an article to an existing blog is called "blogging". Individual articles on a blog are called "blog posts," "posts," or "entries". Individual articles on a blog are called "blog posts," "posts," or "entries". The person who posts these entries is called a "blogger". The person who posts these entries is called a "blogger".
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  • Blogs Every blog is in fact a web site, and could be used just like any other web site. Every blog is in fact a web site, and could be used just like any other web site. The difference is that a blog has some kind of tool that makes updates, or posts, very easy to do. The difference is that a blog has some kind of tool that makes updates, or posts, very easy to do.
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  • Why the sudden popularity of blogs? RSS - Really Simple Syndication RSS - Really Simple Syndication With RSS, you don't have to go to the web site any more. With RSS, you don't have to go to the web site any more. Instead, when you see a blog you like that offers RSS all you have to do is copy the RSS code on the site into an "RSS Aggregator" like Bloglines. Bloglines Then, whenever that site has new content your Aggregator tells you.
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  • RSS Aggregator Bloglines
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  • Blogs in School? Blogs are tools, and like any tools they can be used or misused. Blogs are tools, and like any tools they can be used or misused. Misuse occurs more often when there's a lack of instruction. (MySpace, Xanga) Interactivity, publishing, collective intelligence Interactivity, publishing, collective intelligence
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  • Blogs in School Teacher Blogs Homework Homework Keep Parents in the Loop Keep Parents in the Loop Virtual Inservice Virtual Inservice Student Blogs This week in class, we... This week in class, we... Student Work Student Work
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  • Why Students Shouldnt Blog People will read it. People will read it. People might not like it. People might not like it. They might share test answers with others. They might share test answers with others. They might be found by a child predator online They might be found by a child predator online They might write something inappropriate. They might write something inappropriate. They might find something inappropriate. They might find something inappropriate. They might get other students to start blogging. They might get other students to start blogging.
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  • Why Students Should Blog People will read it. People will read it. They might like it. They might like it. They might share what they've learned with others. They might share what they've learned with others. They might participate in a collaborative learning project. They might participate in a collaborative learning project. They might become inspired to learn. They might become inspired to learn. They might inspire others to learn. They might inspire others to learn. They might get other students to start blogging. They might get other students to start blogging. If they don't talk in class, they might on a blog. If they don't talk in class, they might on a blog.
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  • Tips for Blogging
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  • Blog Hosting Blogger - http://www.blogger.com/ Blogger - http://www.blogger.com/http://www.blogger.com/ Blogmeister - http://classblogmeister.com/ Blogmeister - http://classblogmeister.com/http://classblogmeister.com/ NovemberLearning - http://nlcommunities.com/ NovemberLearning - http://nlcommunities.com/ http://nlcommunities.com/ Edublogs - http://edublogs.org/ Edublogs - http://edublogs.org/http://edublogs.org/
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  • Examples of Teacher Blogs
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  • Examples of Class Blogs
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  • Blog Resources
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  • Podcasts
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  • Podcasts iPod + Broadcast = Podcast iPod + Broadcast = Podcast Podcasting is the method of distributing multimedia files, such as audio programs or music videos, over the Internet using either the RSS or Atom syndication formats, for playback on mobile devices and personal computers.
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  • Why use podcasts? Podcasts enable students to share their knowledge and expertise with others through a creative outlet. Podcasts enable students to share their knowledge and expertise with others through a creative outlet. Podcasts tap into a mode of media input that is commonplace for digital natives. Podcasts tap into a mode of media input that is commonplace for digital natives.
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  • How can podcasts be used? In the classroom, educators and students can use podcasts to inform others about class news, current events, and areas of interest. In the classroom, educators and students can use podcasts to inform others about class news, current events, and areas of interest. Students can use a podcast forum to persuade their peers to help others, make a difference, or try something new. Students can use a podcast forum to persuade their peers to help others, make a difference, or try something new. Podcasts can also be used to edutain others through creative narratives. Podcasts can also be used to edutain others through creative narratives.
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  • How can podcasts be used? Podcasts engage students in thinking critically about their speaking fluency and communication skills. Podcasts engage students in thinking critically about their speaking fluency and communication skills. The opportunity to create a show about what students would like to discuss and share with others is extremely motivating. The opportunity to create a show about what students would like to discuss and share with others is extremely motivating.
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  • Other Enduring Benefits Along with the use of technology there are certain responsibilities that educators and students need to follow. Along with the use of technology there are certain responsibilities that educators and students need to follow. Educators need to instruct students on safe and acceptable use of technology in and outside of the classroom. Not only do students need to learn how to appropriately research, but also how to safely and properly share information online. Podcasts allow students to learn first hand about copyright laws and fair use issues.
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  • Creating a Podcast 1. Record an audio file. (Audacity) Audacity 2. Edit your audio and add music if you wish. (copyright and fair use issues) 3. Convert the file to an mp3 format. (LAME mp3 encoder library) LAME mp3 encoder libraryLAME mp3 encoder library 4. Upload the file to a web server. (GCast and Audioblogger are both free) GCastAudiobloggerGCastAudioblogger 5. Create an RSS feed. (GCast and Audioblogger will create the feed for you) GCast AudiobloggerGCast Audioblogger 6. Listen and share your podcast.
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  • Examples of Classroom Podcasts Educational Podcast Network - The Landmark Project Educational Podcast Network - The Landmark Project Educational Podcast Network - The Landmark Project Educational Podcast Network - The Landmark Project Radio WillowWeb Radio WillowWeb Radio WillowWeb Radio WillowWeb Room 208 Podcast Room 208 Podcast Room 208 Podcast Room 208 Podcast Mr. Mayo's Audio Page Mr. Mayo's Audio Page Mr. Mayo's Audio Page Mr. Mayo's Audio Page Coulee Kids Podcast Coulee Kids Podcast Coulee Kids Podcast Coulee Kids Podcast Mrs. Ds Producers Mrs. Ds Producers Mrs. Ds Producers Mrs. Ds Producers
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  • Examples of Educational Podcasts Monticello Podcasts Monticello Podcasts Monticello Podcasts Monticello Podcasts Smithsonian Podcasts Smithsonian Podcasts Smithsonian Podcasts Smithsonian Podcasts Colonial Williamsburg Colonial Williamsburg Colonial Williamsburg Colonial Williamsburg Podictionary Podictionary Podictionary Speaking of History Speaking of History Speaking of History Speaking of History Teach42 Podcasts Teach42 Podcasts Teach42 Podcasts Teach42 Podcasts Discovery Channel Podcasts Discovery Channel Podcasts Discovery Channel Podcasts Discovery Channel Podcasts NPR Podcasts NPR Podcasts NPR Podcasts NPR Podcasts PRI Program Podcasts PRI Program Podcasts PRI Program Podcasts PRI Program Podcasts
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  • Pedagogy for Podcasting Education Podcast Network Education Podcast Network Education Podcast Network Education Podcast Network University of Wisconsin-Madison Podcasting University of Wisconsin-Madison Podcasting University of Wisconsin-Madison Podcasting University of Wisconsin-Madison Podcasting Pod Pedagogy Pod Pedagogy Pod Pedagogy Pod Pedagogy
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