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Web 2.0 / Emerging Technology

With the emergence of social media and emerging technology how do know what type of technology to use in the classroom. This group will provide a discussion area for best practices when using this type of technology in education.

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Comment by Ben Wyatt on November 12, 2009 at 11:51am
I recently came across this publication produced by Discovery Education. Interesting information on Web 2.0, how-to integrate Web 2.0 tools into the classroom, and websites/resources associated with Web 2.0.
Discovery Education on Web 2.0
Comment by David Kapuler on November 12, 2009 at 11:00am
I'm curious for those that use Etherpad, have you seen/heard/used Text Flow, it is a really nice program for "true" parallel word processing!!
Comment by Ben Wyatt on November 12, 2009 at 10:58am
James - thanks for joining the group and we look forward to learning about your experiences using Web 2.0 tools in the classroom. I would have to agree, Etherpad is a great application for the education field. If you come across any schools who are currently integrating Etherpad into the classroom we would be interested in the concept.
Comment by James Lerch on November 12, 2009 at 1:59am
Thank you for creating this opportunity for collaboration. Earlier this year I gave a professional development talk for my school "district" (seven schools located throughout central Asia) and identified my own top ten list of online application for education.

I think my favorite online application has to be Etherpad. It is so flexible, and particularly helpful when dealing with ELL students. Although I have not had to deal with a school closure yet, I can imagine that it would be a helpful tool for keeping students on track.
Comment by Ben Wyatt on November 9, 2009 at 10:56am
David, thank you for the link, I appreciate you providing our group this excellent resource/blog list on Web 2.0 tools
Comment by David Kapuler on November 9, 2009 at 10:50am
Ben, I created a top 5 list, for Shelly Terrell's amazing blog, you can view it here....

Fliggo, Time Rime, and Diigo just missed the cut. If you ever have any Web 2.0 questions let me know, you can also view my blog which is dedicated to that very thing (also check out the 6 digital books I've written on it)

Comment by Ben Wyatt on November 9, 2009 at 10:42am
This past Friday, the Center for Teaching and Learning at IUPUI held a Power of Your Pedagogy Workshop. During the workshop, a couple of faculty talked about how they use the Flip Video in their classroom. The Flip Video is the size of a digital camera and is easy to use, 8 buttons. They use it in their class to:
-Record student presentations so the students can view themselves and see what changes they need to make for upcoming presentations.
-Have students use them in science class so they can record and make a step-by-step guide on how to do a science experiment. [connects with the higher levels of Bloom's taxonomy]
- Use the Flip Video for faculty development, help him/her develop their classroom skills.
There are many uses and resources online that support the use of this type of technology in the classroom and is another way to get the students/faculty actively engaged in the class.
Comment by Douglas Woods on November 6, 2009 at 10:06am
Benjamin, thank you for the reply. I do believe wallwisher is a very useful tool, particularly for back-channel, questions and feedback on a session.
You mention brainstorming, which led me to recall an online mind-map application called mind-meister which may be useful for such work
Comment by Ben Wyatt on November 6, 2009 at 10:01am
Douglas - I have never heard of this application, but after seeing it in action I do believe wallwisher could be used as a form of posting questions or getting feedback. I like the fact you can not only post notes, but also video. This brings in a whole other avenue for those online and face-to-face classes. This application could be used to brainstorm concepts for a project or even your class could develop a story in this environment. Thanks for sharing the link with our group!
Comment by Douglas Woods on November 6, 2009 at 9:53am
I wonder, has anyone thought of using wallwisher as a means of parking questions or getting feedback from learners during a session?

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