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Web 2.0 Pro

Facilitator: Kevin Hansen

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Top Tools

These are the top n tools as determined by the group
  • Moodle
    • Online Classroom Management Tool
    • Open Source
    • Server Based
    • Can create the "walled garden" environment where students can access
      • Blogs
      • Wikis
      • Forums
      • Chats
      • Assignments
      • Most things are moderated
      • Discussions
  • My.uen.org
    • Can be used as a portal to other tools
  • SMS Messaging
    • Publishing info
    • Interaction Between parent-student-teacher-school
    • Possible to send sms via web
    • Would need to be sent to phone and twitter|plurp|plaxo|....
  • Blogs in general
  • Podcasts
    • Both creating and accessing
    • Gab Cast
      • Cell Phone
      • Online
    • Garage Band
    • Audacity
  • Google Docs
    • See who is doing what
      • Collaboration
    • Presentations
    • Docs
      • Can do forms
  • Zoho
    • Ditto Google Docs
  • iWeb
    • Great for teachers just starting
    • caveats
      • Designed for .Mac (mobile me) accounts
      • Creates bloated HTML code
  • Wikispaces ( wikis in general )
  • Celtx
    • Pre-production
  • Social Bookmarking
    • Digg
    • Delicious
    • Scuttle
      • Install in house
      • Server
  • Second Life - social or learning network

Bottom Tools

These are the tools going by the wayside. They are|might be replaced, for the most part, by better web 2.0 options.
  • Desktop based word processing
    • Still valid as a backup tool, spell checking, etc.
  • Powerpoint as the driving force behind a presentation
    • However
      • Can be exported as a movie
      • Posted to the web
    • Notes used during the presentation
      • Presenter Notes
      • many tools are platform dependent
    • Many have never gone beyond the basics
    • Some replacements
      • Google Presentations
      • SlideShare
  • Dreamweaver
    • Still valid when you have to create static pages
    • Can still be used to create a skeleton|framework to then link out from
    • eXe (not the file format)
      • Export modules
      • Put them in a web page or into Moodle

Ideas

  • Frustrations
    • So many tools
    • Can be blocked
      • Why blocked?
      • Is there a valid reason?
    • not consolidated
    • Blog not equal to chat room
    • Digital Divide
    • Students Loss of Computer Access
      • How to provide them access?
      • Do we need to provide access?
  • With online editing
    • Don't have to buy software
  • Security/Safety
    • Putting inappropriate material
    • Putting personal information
    • text-speak
    • There is a gap between what is conceived to be dangerous online and in the physical world.
  • IT Folks don't necessarily understand the teaching "business"
    • What assets can be "stolen" from education?
    • Where is the line?

Methods


Online Communities


Blogging Platforms

Wordpress (Install Your Own)
Wordpress (Hosted)
Drupal (Install your own)
Edublogs (Hosted)
Blogger (Hosted)
Blogspot (Hosted)

Possible Tools To Discuss

  • Jott
  • Twitter
  • Blogging
  • Wikis
  • Ustream
  • Mogulus
  • Forums
  • Skype
  • AIM

Reccomended sites|blogs|resources

  • Create a list of sites that "should" be ok and approved