Session Description:Twitter? Wii? Wiki? Web? What? -- No idea? No problem! This session is for the absolute beginner. Discover what the difference is between a blog, a wiki, and a podcast. Find out what makes Web 2.0 different from Web 1.0. Jumping into the digital age can be a scary proposition - come to this session and find out how you can get started and join your students in the wonderful world of classroom 2.0 and the digital age.

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(Image from the collection of Superkimbo, Bangkok)






The Question Box


Write 2-3 questions you have about technology - our panel will collect and answer your questions during the presentation!


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Blog? Wiki? Podcast? Oh my!


Blog
Wiki
Podcast
What is it? The CommonCraft videos provide a nice overview and quick video explanation
Blogs in Plain English
http://www.commoncraft.com/blogs

Wikis in Plain English
http://www.commoncraft.com/video-wikis-plain-english

Podcasting in Plain English
http://www.commoncraft.com/podcasting

Author
Traditionally ONE primary author
Can have MULTIPLE authors editing various pages, plus the ability to lock down pages so they are not edited
Traditionally ONE primary author
Content
Text, graphics, images, embedded media
Text, graphics, images, embedded media
A focus on an audio or audio/video file in the post.
Text, graphics, images, embedded media

Appearance
Diary-like in nature, the most recent blog “post” is added to the top of the page. The entry is date-stamped
More like a traditional website with content spread across pages. Recent edits can be viewed on the “History” tab.
Diary-like in nature, the most recent blog “post” is added to the top of the page. The entry is date-stamped
Commenting
Can take place under each blog post; Comments can be moderated
Discussion can take place on the “Discussion” tab. The Discussion feature can be at the page or wiki level, depending on your wiki setup and service
Can take place under each blog post; Comments can be moderated
Nature of the environment
Conversational. A post is added, others read and comment, with the conversation taking place in the comments.
Collaborative Content Authoring, where the content is built on the page and can be inserted at any location on any page.
Conversational. A post is added, others read and comment, with the conversation taking place in the comments.
Where can I get one?
For educators, Edublogs, www.edublogs.orgis a popular platform; Alternate platforms include WordPress (www.wordpress.org) and Blogger (www.blogger.com). Another site to consider is www.blogspot.com
Or, you can install blogging software on your own website.
For educators, wikispaces (www.wikispaces.com) and pbworks (www.pbworks.com) have advertisement-free spaces. Or, you can install blogging software on your own website.
Podcast are usually blogs with content that is podcast in format. Any blog can hold a podcast file.

Create podcasts with...
Examples
Guiding questions for exploration:
1. Who is the intended audience of the blog?
2. What kinds of information/content are posted?
3. How/Is discussion taking place using the comment feature?

a. Community of Learners- notice links to student blogs on the right
b. Tamara Tendrop - high school Spanish I blog - student entries on right
c. The World A.T. Ways blog highlights tech and world languages
d. Practical Theory - a high school principal's blog
e. Kinderkids Classroom is a kindergarten blog in a New Hampshire school
f. Chinese Teacher
g. Isabelle Jones-United Kingdom
h. Langwitches Blog
i. Multilingual Mania
j. Sarah Puglisi - elementary immersion teacher
k. Sherry Amorocho
Guiding questions for exploration:
1. Who is the intended audience of the wiki?
2. What kinds of information/content are posted?
3. Can you find the history feature?
4. What is the purpose of this wiki?

a. Toni Theisen's Olympic Games Wiki
b. Nadine Jacobsen's Elementary School Spanish Wiki
c. Flat Classroom Project has international global projects
d. Ah-Bon French middle school wiki
e. FrauLyon high school German wiki
f. Educational Wikis provides a rationale and examples for K-12
g. TeachWeb20 is an interesting collaborative wiki evaluating Web 2.0 tools
h. La Réole, France and Loveland, Colorado collaborative wiki
Guiding questions for exploration:
1. Who is the intended audience of the podcast?
2. What kinds of information/content are included in the podcast?
3. In what environment is the podcast published? Web page, blog, wiki, iTunes directory?
4. Who is creating the podcasts?

a. Podcasts at UCLA Center for World Languages
b. Peace Corps Podcasts
c. Discovery.com Podcasts
Additional Resources
a. 50 Ways to Use Wikis for a More Collaborative and Interactive Classroom





Creating with Images


Big Huge Labs

Big Huge Labs for Educators (NEW)Resources that are easy for teachers and students to use. Students can create trading cards, magazine covers, badge makers, billboards and more.
Big Huge Labs Trading Card: Turn your photos into trading cards. Think about the possibilities for class. Example of tonitheisen's dog.
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Digital Storytelling: Writing stories and making books

Getting started with digital storytelling
Many digital storytelling resources

Tar Heel Reader
Tar Heel Reader, a collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics. The books may be downloaded as slide shows in PowerPoint, Impress, or Flash format. Each book can be speech enabled and accessed using multiple interfaces. You may write your own books using pictures from the huge collection at Flickr or pictures you upload.

Yudu: Read and publish online in many languages for free from anywhere. Explore the Library to find magazines, newspapers, eBooks and more.
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Bookr
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http://www.pimpampum.net/bubblr/


Bubblr-make comics-fast and easy
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Mixbook-Make an online book with photos for free.
Spain:an example
Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | View Sample Photo Books | Create your own Photo Book


Storybird: Create your own stories with a wonderful set of images from different artists. To includes accents-write the story in Word and then copy and paste. Students can collaborate on a story also. Can publish stories, but they are not yet allowing stories in other languages to be public. But you can invite people to read your story. For students learning English there are some great stories to read.

Storybird Quick Tour from Storybird on Vimeo.



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Theisen example: Les jeux olympiques et la paix


Storybird Wiki: A place to share readings in other language. Fiona Joyce has developed this wiki to share Storybird stories and gives advice on how to make them public.

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Twitter and Twitter Tools