Delicious Blogs and Wikis

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Delicious Blogs and Wikis:

Delicious Blogs and Wikis Using Web 2.0 technologies to enhance Student Centred Learning (SCL )

A bit about me...:

Matt Esterman Currently in 3 rd year of teaching History & English Brigidine College, St Ives, NSW Qualifications: BADipEd (History/English) Macquarie University & Master of Learning Science & Technology (Research Steam) University of Sydney [email protected] ELH, 2008 2 A bit about me...

Aims for today:

Explore some Web 2.0 technologies for SCL Make connections to our own programs/syllabi Create an activity/task to use in class when we go home Share our ideas Matt Esterman, 2008 3 Aims for today Our overall aim: to enable students to effectively aquire and communicate knowledge

Web 2.0 or “The Read/Write Web”:

Until 1995 – Internet was “read only” In 2008 – Internet is a platform by which we connect , communicate and collaborate . Personal and professional, private and public No boundaries of race, culture, nationality, language, location, experience, age. Always connected, always changing Matt Esterman, 2008 4 Web 2.0 or “The Read/Write Web”

Web 2.0 technologies:

Matt Esterman, 2008 5 Web 2.0 technologies

Delicious, Blogs and Wikis: Matt Esterman, 2008 6 Delicious, Blogs and Wikis

Student Centered Learning (SCL):

Teacher roles Student roles Enabler Guide Mentor Support Motivator Resource evaluation Assessment Initiator Planner Researcher Reflector Motivator Peer mentor Peer support Presenter Communicator Assessor (self and peers) Matt Esterman, 2008 7 Student Centered Learning (SCL) We need to stop lecturing and start empowering

Models of SCL:

Matt Esterman, 2008 8 Models of SCL

Kinds of activities/tasks using Web 2.0:

Matt Esterman, 2008 9 Kinds of activities/tasks using Web 2.0 Type of task Useful applications Teacher input Brainstorming Blogs (comments) Observe Planning/ allocation of responsibility Blogs, Wikispaces Guide Ongoing information sharing Wikispaces , Blogs Guide/Assess Ongoing reflection/comments Wikispaces (comments) Guide/Assess Summaries/ paraphrasing Wikispaces Guide/Assess Collecting websites/ sources/ annotation Delicious, Blogs Guide/Assess Draft versioning Wikispaces Guide Peer reviewing Wikispaces , Blogs (comments) Observe/Assess Submission/ presentation Email, wikispaces , blogs, class presentation Assess

Benefits of Web 2.0 to SCL:

Endless content and ways to explore content Quick , easy and cheap to use Always connected , no more walls for the classroom Community building – peer groups in classrooms, in schools, in local area, in state, nation, globe Instant feedback & discussion of work Ubiquitous Recording of versions, drafts, comments, edits... Easy to access past work for life long learning from anywhere The STUDENTS do the work Matt Esterman, 2008 10 Benefits of Web 2.0 to SCL

Let the students...:

Plan their own work Develop their own ideas Take risks Fail and understand why Achieve standards they set for themselves Present in a variety of ways to many audiences Reflect on their work Matt Esterman, 2008 11 Let the students...

Example activity one: Annotated Bibliography (websites):

Go to and create your own account (valid email address needed) Search the internet for 5 sites related to a topic of your choosing Post each website to your new account Add a description Add notes eg . Reliability, accuracy, usefulness Add tags of key words that other members may use to search for that website Matt Esterman, 2008 12 Example activity one: Annotated Bibliography (websites)

Example activity two: Reflective Blog:

Aim: to create a reflective blog that we use as evidence of learning. Web 2.0: Go to the website and create an account. Post a blog entry describing what you have experienced so far at the Conference or continue a blog you have already begun in another session Comment on at least two other blogs of your own choosing Matt Esterman, 2008 13 Example activity two: Reflective Blog

Example activity two: Wiki:

Aim: to create a wiki that we use to create a simple web page. Web 2.0: Go to the website Create an account Browse some wikis and make comments if you like Create your own wiki page on a topic you will use. Matt Esterman, 2008 14 Example activity two: Wiki