Engaging digital natives with web 2.0 tools

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The Internet allows individuals and groups to communicate and collaborate in ways never before possible. Students are coming to school as experienced Internet users, communicators, and publishers, many being a lot more tech-savvy than their teachers and parents. You will learn about todays students and todays technologies; ways to develop and participate in educational learning networks; and methods for creating meaningful educational experiences through tools such as Wikis, blogs, and social networking and media sites.


1. Engaging Digital Natives with Web 2.0 Tools Elizabeth Wolzak Nadyne Hick 2. Agenda Introduction Todays students Teaching and learning today Blooms Digital Taxonomy Web 2.0 tools and Blooms You and Web 2.0 Meaningful learning experiences Questions 3. Who are todays students? A Vision of Students Today Wesch. M. (2007). A Vision of Students Today. [Video clip] Mediated Cultures . Retrieved February 1, 2010 from http://mediatedcultures.net/mediatedculture.htm 4. Describe your students 5. Profile of our students today Innovators Content creators Collaborators Multi-taskers Communicators Searchers for relevancy Display an interactive approach to work 6. Web 2.0 "Web 2.0 is an invented term, coined in 2004 It encompasses the growing collection of new and emerging Web-based tools. Many are similar in function to desktop applications, with people using their browsers for access rather than installing the software on computers. Many tools are free and available to all, a change from applications that are purchased or licensed annually. Others are social in nature and promote self-expression, such as the community networks, blogs, wikis, and photo and video sharing sites." Solomon, G., & Schrum L. (2007). Web 2.0 - New tools, new schools . Washington, DC: International Society for Technology in Education, 13. 7. Literacy 2.0 Literacy 2.0 necessarily involves extensive participation, collaboration, and the distribution of expertise and "intelligence," along with widely dispersed access to human and informational resources. Knobel, C., & Wilber, D. (2009, March). Who are today's learners. Educational Leadership , 66(6), 20-24. 8. Are we doing it? What year are you preparing your students for? 1973? 1995? Can you honestly say that your schools curriculum and the program you use are preparing students for 2015 or 2020? Are you even preparing them from today? Jacobs, H. (2010). Curriculum 21: essential education for a changing world . Alexandria, VA: ASCD, 1. 9. Revised Blooms' Taxonomy Churches, A. (2008, April). Bloom's Taxonomy Blooms Digitally. TECH & Learning. Retrieved March 2, 2010 from http://www.techlearning.com/article/8670 10. Remembering Verbs Recalling Listing Describing Identifying Tools Quizlet Flashcards Tweet Google Reader 11. Understanding Verbs Interpreting Summarizing Classifying Explaining Tools Google docs Boolify Delicious 12. Applying Verbs Using Implementing Demonstrating Executing Tools Blogger Glogster Timeline 13. Analyzing Verbs Comparing Organizing Outlining Categorizing Tools Notestar Diigo Mind Maps 14. Evaluating Verbs Critiquing Testing Experimenting Judging Tools Ning Google EtherPad 15. Creating Verbs Designing Constructing Inventing Producing Tools Google Earth Collaborative Project 16. Churches, A. (2008, April). Bloom's Taxonomy Blooms Digitally. TECH & Learning. Retrieved March 2, 2010 from http://www.techlearning.com/article/8670 17. Becoming Web 2.0 These Web 2.0 tools social bookmarking, video sharing, social networking, wikis, all the things that let people create and share knowledge- are really very powerful for professional development because they reinforce the message that we want professional development to be an experience where everybody learns from everybody else . Chris Dede Crow, T. (2010, February). Learning, no matter where you are. JSD, 31 (1), 14. 18. Becoming Web 2.0 NINGs Classroom2.0 The Educators PLN Internet service PBS TeacherLine Peer Connection Web 2.0 tools Google Tools 19. How to develop meaningful learning experiences? 20. Questions Elizabeth Wolzak Senior Manager, Online Content [email_address] Nadyne Hick Capstone Program Manager [email_address]