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Keith Lynip (UM XLS) A few of our favorite (techie) things… Ritchie Boyd (MSU BTC/CRLab)
More than a few… • “Web2.0” tools • Blogger • Simple and free blogging • Wikispaces, PBWiki • Free wiki tools • Ning • Your own private Facebooksorta thing • Flickr • Photo sharing
More than a few… • “Web2.0” tools • Google • Apps, Reader, Calendar, mail, etc. • SlideShare • Presentations in the cloud • VoiceThread • Audio annotation of presentations • Del.icio.us • Save, Tag, Access, Share web bookmarks
More than a few (cont’d)… • Other cool tools, resources • Audacity • (audio capture/edit/convert) • Jing • (screen capture) • Edublogs • Resources for educators • Video Everywhere • (youTube, TeacherTube, Vimeo, Hulu, etc…) • CommonCraft videos • Short, snappy “how does it work” videos
Livening it up. Enhance asynchronous with a little…live. (Within limits)
Keith and Ritchie…. this would be a good time to stop talking and ask for questions and comments from participants. Participants…. comment and question away!
Case Study: History Objective: Get students to engage in the interpretation of primary resources. Method: Use political cartoons from the turn of the 20th century to explore cultural perspectives, symbols, human failings, mixed messages, and the like during a period of heightened national imperialism.
What else could you do with this? What about language courses? Science courses? What about student-initiated voicethreads?
Focus on: Delicious • Why? • Excellent example of a folksonomy and social networking tool • Easy to get started • Useful for personal productivity AND teaching
This is what Delicious sees… A URL A page title And maybe some recommended and popular tags
And be sure to add TAGS and then Save the bookmark… Delicious even helps out with tags by pulling up a list of ones you’ve already used!
The social aspect of social computing…Let’s look at those bookmarks again: Hmmm – only two people found this interesting I’ll click on the blue 2 ! As opposed to 22,000+ for this one!
And I see who else liked this page… This user lcarver44 likes web2.0 … I think I’ll click on the name to see what else they are interested in.
Getting started… Interesting pages, interesting tags… I think I’ll add them to my network!
Delicious asks if I know what I’m doing… And I say OK and I have a new member of my network…
My whole network…(Note that on this day the tagging is dominated by a nerd!)
I can also subscribe to tags and see what other people are finding and tagging. Now it’s getting interesting…(BTW look how many bookmarks there are!)
Other people can send me interesting sites too. They just have to add the tag for:jrboyd, and it shows up in my Inbox, where I have the option to tag it and save it myself… (Thanks, Ian!)
Our perspective… It’s possible to find authentically useful tools. It’s also possible get too enticed by the sirens’ call.
Where can I learn more? • Educause general T&L resources: http://connect.educause.edu/term_view/Teaching+and+Learning • Educause Learning Initiative (ELI) General resources: http://www.educause.edu/ELIResources/10220 • And the ELI "7 things" series http://www.educause.edu/7ThingsYouShouldKnowAboutSeries/7495 • Ritchie’s Educause blog on educational technologies: http://connect.educause.edu/blog/169…and the section on tutorials and examples in particular: http://connect.educause.edu/blog/jrboyd/helpfulresourcesforweb20t/45297
Where can I learn more? • Ann Randall’s “Ten Tech Tools” list from WCET 2008: • http://facultyonline.pbwiki.com/Ten-Tech-Tools • See Ritchie’s Delicious bookmarks: • http://delicious.com/jrboyd Come discuss these and more on the MUS e-Learning Google Group:http://groups.google.com/group/montana-elearning