web 2.0 technologies & digital education

Category: Education

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This is the PowerPoint presentation I used in a presentation to staff at my school about the value, relevance and benefits of Web 2.0 technologies for education.


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Leveraging Web 2.0 Technologies for Enhanced Teaching & Learning:

The use of blogs, wikis and other Web 2.0 teaching tools to promote authentic learning and the development of skills for the 21 st century Leveraging Web 2.0 Technologies for Enhanced Teaching & Learning

What are Web 2.0 Technologies?:

What are Web 2.0 Technologies? Web 2.0 or the “Read/Write Web” refers to: the collection of communication technologies on the Web that enable users to not only read and gather information, but to contribute to, collaborate on and edit that information. software tools that allow groups to generate content and engage in peer-to-peer conversations and exchange of content (e.g. blogs, wikis, social networks, etc). Sometimes referred to as “social media” or “collaborative environments”

PowerPoint Presentation:

ANZ Edition: http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2009-Horizon-Report-ANZ-Edition.pdf

A Changing Communication Landscape:

A Changing Communication Landscape “Did you Know 4.0”, Shift Happens “education...for the 21 st century” http://shifthappens.wikispaces.com

The Australian context...:

The Australian context... The trends in media use by children and young people (2010) study found: “...for Australian youth, online participation was the second most popular and time-intensive media activity behind television viewing”. “...the importance of communications activities such as instant messaging and social networking [was] clearly apparent”.

Our Students:

Our Students A survey of 71 students across Year 10-12: 57% spend more than an hour on the internet at home each day. 77% have access to internet whenever they want. 80% have access to the internet in their room. Social networking was the most common use of technology in the home (85% of students surveyed). Social networking was the 4 th most common use of their mobile phone (52%), after making calls, SMS and listening to music.

Our Students:

Our Students A survey of 71 students across Year 10-12: Forms of original content students post on the Web:

Our Students:

Our Students A survey of 71 students across Year 10-12: For 8%, the Web is not always easily accessible or available at home. For 1%, there is no internet access at all at home.

Communication is Changing...:

Communication is Changing... More access to information than ever before Participatory culture Media communication is no longer one-to-many but peer-to-peer, involving the end user in the creation or adaptation of content Emphasis on knowledge sharing and collaboration The influence of social media and networking technologies Texts and resources are increasingly digital and non-linear New technologies and ways of communicating require not only familiarity with “tools” but appropriate high level thinking and information literacy Digital literacies as essential 21 st century skills - an extra level alongside traditional literacy, rather than a replacement.

Digital Literacy:

Digital Literacy “Today’s technology driven society also requires digital literacy, which means that an individual can read and write digitally in order to 'access the Internet; find, manage and edit digital information; join in communications; and otherwise engage with an online information and communications network...’(Blackall, L 2005)”.

Enter “Classroom 2.0”:

Enter “ Classroom 2.0” Benefits of teaching and learning with Web 2.0 technologies: Fosters collaborative learning. Facilitates real-time learning and feedback, breaking down a culture where learning is seen to occur only in the classroom. Encourages self-directed, relevant, authentic learning in teachers and students. Enhances student engagement and ownership of learning. Breaks down physical barriers around the classroom, allowing students to share, collaborate and network with other learners across their year level, in subject areas, in their community or globally. Provides a context for students to develop digital literacy skills: read and write digitally; find, manage and edit digital information; engage with a digital information system. Provides a platform for learning responsible digital culture – cyber safety, privacy issues, copyright, responsible digital citizenship, empowerment in a digital age.

A Digital Education Project:

A Digital Education Project Aims: To improve our own digital literacy as teachers. To gain familiarity, competence and confidence with using Web 2.0 technologies for enhanced learning. To access the potential of these technologies ourselves in our own approach to professional development. To equip ourselves for effective use of Web 2.0 in our classrooms. To apply Web 2.0 technologies in our classrooms where appropriate to enhance learning outcomes, stimulate high level thinking and promote authentic learning.

Learning about some Web 2.0 tools that can enhance teaching and learning, and improve digital literacy.:

Learning about some Web 2.0 tools that can enhance teaching and learning, and improve digital literacy.


References... plus... The Horizon Report – K-12 Edition 2010 The Horizon Report – ANZ Edition 2009 Trends in Media Use in Children and Young People 2010 Shift Happens Wiki “Did You Know 4.0” [ Youtube ] Blackall, L. (2005). Digital Literacy: how it affects teaching practices and networked learning futures – a proposal for action research . [Web resource] Classroom 2.0 – a network for those interested in Web 2.0 in education. Web 2.0 - a blog by an Australian teacher about Web 2.0 and teaching] The Read Write Web in Education [wiki]

Learners and Knowers:

Learners and Knowers Am I equipping students to be empowered and adaptable learners for life? In a digital world? Am I finding the right balance between learning and knowing in my classes? What are the challenges with this? In curriculum planning am I thinking beyond equipping for VCE tasks?

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