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Using Web 2.0 Tools to Create a Professional Learning Environment

Every professional educator needs online spaces for portfolio development and fostering interaction and collaboration. This presentation will look at online tools that can be used to collate and present resources, to invite community interaction and contributions and to use as a platform for personal expression. It will take the perspective of the educator who has needs for storage of ideas and tools, presentation of educational artefacts, collaboration and access to other educators online. Using freely available Web 2.0 tools every educator can develop a PLE to complement their educational objectives. This presentation is produced using established online resources including blogging, wiki development, social networking tools and podcasting.
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Using Web 2.0 Tools to Create a Professional Learning Environment

  1. 1. Using Web 2.0 Tools to Create a Professional Learning Environment Julie Lindsay International School Dhaka March 2007
  2. 2. Some Questions <ul><li>Who am I? What do I do? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do I stand as a 21 st century educator? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I communicate and interact with my students, colleagues and the world? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I foster an online learning environment? </li></ul><ul><li>What trends suggest this is a worthy pursuit for an educator? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who am I? <ul><li>An international educator (Australia, Zambia, Kuwait, Bangladesh) </li></ul><ul><li>A specialist in E-Learning and digital literacy </li></ul><ul><li>MA in Music and an MA in Education and Human Development (Educational Technology Leadership) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Where in the world am I? See where International School Dhaka is on Google Earth
  5. 5. What do I do? <ul><li>Head of Technology, Director of E-Learning at International School Dhaka </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinate a whole-school approach to E-Learning and digital literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinate an IT Tech Support department </li></ul><ul><li>Manage a laptop and a handheld program </li></ul><ul><li>‘Teach’ ITGS and MYP Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Play jazz piano in my spare time……. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What do I Really Do? <ul><li>… ..try to make sense of a changing world where everything seems to be categorized by numbers… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 3.0, Web 3D </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>21 st century learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2020 Vision (Karl Fisch) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. 21 st Century Education? <ul><li>Equality of learning opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry based learning </li></ul><ul><li>Online learning </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual worlds </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Native vs Digital Immigrant </li></ul><ul><li>(Marc Prensky) </li></ul><ul><li>Impact of Web 2.0 and digital literacy issues (Wesch: The Machine is Us/Ing Us) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Interacting with the World <ul><li>Why is this important? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is really out there? </li></ul><ul><li>The profile of an international educator, student, person....... </li></ul><ul><li>What does internationalism and globalization mean? </li></ul><ul><li>How does this relate to what I do in my classroom? With my students? As an administrator? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Globalization for Education? <ul><li>It means increased opportunities to learn with and from the global community </li></ul><ul><li>It means wonderful collaborative projects for students and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>It means wonderful opportunities for students to be involved in global projects on their own </li></ul><ul><li>Anita McAnear </li></ul><ul><li>ISTE Learning and Leading with Technology Editor </li></ul>
  10. 10. Think Global! <ul><li>&quot;An education leader today cannot claim to be an informed leader without knowledge of what is happening in education within and outside that leader’s own country. Learning with and from the global education community stimulates ideas that might never have come to mind otherwise. Understanding how educators and young learners in other countries overcome shortages of resources can provide both inspiration and strategies to help the most seasoned leader&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>Don Knezek, CEO ISTE </li></ul>
  11. 11. A Day in the Life….. <ul><li>….. of a Global, Connected Educator </li></ul><ul><li>Online collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With colleagues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With a Pulitzer prize winning author </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IBO Online Curriculum centre </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online mentors: using the collective wisdom of my extended network </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Day Continues…….. <ul><li>Using VOIP to speak to a teacher workshop in the USA on global collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing a video on YouTube </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcast Bangladesh viewed over 2000 times since last September! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Immediacy, collaboration, interaction, networking, socializing, connecting, learning……… </li></ul><ul><li>What is YOUR day like? </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul>
  13. 13. Online Learning Environment <ul><li>What does this mean to me? To my students? To my school? </li></ul><ul><li>Does that mean I have to ‘master’ new software? </li></ul><ul><li>Is this meant only for the tech savvy? </li></ul><ul><li>But I like talking to people in person……. </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life? What’s wrong with first life? </li></ul><ul><li>The importance of games and gaming </li></ul>
  14. 14. Trends in 21 st Century Education <ul><li>The Horizon Report 2007 Edition from the New Media Consortium and the Educause Learning Initiate has outlined 6 trends they believe will be impacting college and university campuses within the next five years. </li></ul><ul><li>Key trends identified in the practice of teaching, learning and creativity </li></ul>
  15. 15. Horizon Report 2007: Six Key trends <ul><ul><li>User-created content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile phones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual worlds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New scholarship and emerging forms of publication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Massively multiplayer educational games </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Digital Future Report 2007 <ul><li>Internet use is growing and evolving as an instrument for personal engagement, through blogs, personal Web sites and online communities </li></ul><ul><li>Hours online increased: average of 8.9 hours per week </li></ul><ul><li>Internet users who keep a blog has more than doubled in 3 years (now 7.4%) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  17. 17. PEW: Internet and American Life Project <ul><li>More than half (55%) of all online American youths ages 12-17 use online social networking sites. </li></ul><ul><li>Fully 87% of online users have at one time used the internet to carry out research on a scientific topic or concept. </li></ul><ul><li>Some 34% of internet users have logged onto the internet using a wireless connection either around the house, at their workplace, or some place else. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  18. 18. In the News March 19, 2007! <ul><li>MySpace: New 'impact' website to focus on political and other individuals and events eg US election 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) buys an island in Second Life,7204,21403473%5E16123%5E%5Enbv%5E,00.html </li></ul><ul><li>Italian schools ban mobile phones,7204,21406708%5E15319%5E%5Enbv%5E,00.html </li></ul>
  19. 19. Professional Learning Environment <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>a place or places on the Internet where learning and interaction with others takes place using available online tools. </li></ul><ul><li>a collection of resources and tools specifically chosen by the individual to be used for recording or documenting the journey of learning professionally (and personally) </li></ul>
  20. 20. A PLE is where you can….. <ul><li>Store pertinent information </li></ul><ul><li>Show professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Share personal experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Share resources: socialbookmarking, online images and multimedia files </li></ul><ul><li>Blog and interact </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with educators around the world </li></ul><ul><li>Publish user content </li></ul>
  21. 21. Going Beyond a Digital Portfolio <ul><li>A Professional Learning Environment goes beyond being a digital portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Inspired by the work of Dr Helen Barrett and ePortfolio best practice examples </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  22. 22. Essential Web 2.0 Tools <ul><li>Wiki-centric </li></ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking </li></ul>
  23. 24. Wiki-Centric <ul><li>The central focus of the PLE </li></ul><ul><li>Can be the core of all other activity with everything else radiating from it. </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces tutorial </li></ul><ul><li>May include more than one wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Julie’s PLE: </li></ul>
  24. 25. Why use a Wiki? <ul><li>A wiki allows for easy and immediate web-page authoring (yes, I love Dreamweaver but............) </li></ul><ul><li>A wiki allows for inclusion of multimedia, widgets and RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>A wiki allows for collaboration with others through discussion and page creation if required </li></ul>
  25. 26. Blogs and Blogging <ul><li>Both professional and classroom blogs are represented to show professional development and involvement in education </li></ul><ul><li>E-Learning Blog </li></ul><ul><li>ITGS Blog on (ELGG) </li></ul><ul><li>NextGenTeachers </li></ul>
  26. 27. I Blog, Therefore I Am
  27. 28. Blog Toys <ul><li>Technorati </li></ul><ul><li>Talkr </li></ul><ul><li>GCast (embed audio) </li></ul><ul><li>ClustrMaps </li></ul><ul><li>GeoVisitors </li></ul><ul><li>NeoWorx </li></ul><ul><li>MyBlogLog </li></ul><ul><li>Clocklink </li></ul><ul><li>Library Thing </li></ul>
  28. 29. If a Blog Falls
  29. 30. Online Social Networking <ul><li>Social bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing photos </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing videos </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing slideshows </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Folksonomies that emphasize online collaboration and sharing among users (tagging) </li></ul>
  30. 31. Productivity Web 2.0 Tools <ul><li>These are often used on a daily basis to find information and create interfaces for personal or shared use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Docs and Spreadsheets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Earth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protopage: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pageflakes: </li></ul></ul>
  31. 32. RSS and feeds <ul><li> (use the online tag maker) </li></ul><ul><li>Bloglines: </li></ul>
  32. 33. Multimedia <ul><li>Online storage and social networking areas: </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts (create, find and share!) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evoca </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podomatic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  33. 34. Using Web 2.0 to Create a PLE <ul><li>Presented by </li></ul><ul><li>Julie Lindsay </li></ul><ul><li>International School Dhaka, Bangladesh </li></ul><ul><li>At ECIS IT, International School Düsseldorf </li></ul><ul><li>March 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>All resources mentioned in this slideshow (and more!) can be found on the wiki page: </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License 3.0 </li></ul>