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Technology Integration: Web 2.0 A Professional Development Workshop

By Dennis Marsollier ETC 657


A PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION

Learning is not a destination. It is a journey. Teachers are commited learners.


Workshop Agenda • Define Technology Integration in Education • Understand barriers to Technology Integration • Begin thinking of strategies for Technology Integration • Provide some examples Web 2.0 technologies


Defining Technology Integration • Technology plays a central role not a supportive role. • Technology integration is more than hardware and software in the classroom • Technology is integrated into the curriculum • Technology as a cognitive tool


Some Barriers to Technology Integration • • • •

Lack or resources Lacking technology awareness or skills Lack of theoretical understanding Personal attitudes and beliefs towards technology (Learning is not a destination, but a journey)


Strategies for Technology Integration • Awareness of New Technologies • Research and Testing • Implementation We are beginning with awareness today.


Awareness

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TECHNOLOGY HAS A FLATTENING EFFECT TECHNOLOGY IS REDUCING COSTS AND EXPANDING ACCESS EXPANSION IS BASED ON COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION Web 2.0 IS FOUNDED ON THESE PRINCIPLES


What is Web 2.0?

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INTERNET AS A PLATFORM - CLOUD COMPUTING HIGHLY COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENT APPLICATIONS RUN OFF OF WEB (GOOGLE DOCS) DATA AND RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE FROM ANYWHERE YOU CAN CONNECT (GOOGLE VIDEO AND CHAT)


SCOPE OF WEB 2.0 TOOLS

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Web 2.0 TOOLS FOR COMMUNICATION AND ORGANIZATION Web 2.0 TOOLS FOR PRODUCTIVITY AND COLLABORATION Web 2.0 TOOLS FOR RESEARCH AND COGNITION Web 2.0 TOOLS FOR PERSONAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS AND NETWORK LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS


Web 2.0

Communication and Organization • Google Gmail - an introduction to communication tools to help organize and distribute email collaboratively. • Google Calendar - an introduction to online calendering with emphasis on sharing and collaborating.


Web 2.0

Productivity and Collaboration • Google Docs - an introduction to word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and forms • Google Groups- an introduction to a wiki type collaboration tool • Google Maps and Google Earth - an overview on tools for geography and history • Google Photos - How to create online digital stories


Web 2.0

Research and Collaboration • Google Search Engine - an introduction to techniques for effective and creative searches • Delicious - A collaborative tool for bookmarking and tagging sites with useful information


Web 2.0

Personal/Network Learning Environments • iGoogle - an overview on how to use this as a personal learning environment • Moodle - an overview on creating you own course management system for free.


Arizona Academic Standards

Subject: Educational Technology (2009) • Strand 2: Communication and Collaboration • Strand 3: Research and Information Literacy


CONCLUSION Web 2.0 Tools cover a broad range of tools for integration into your school that is free and available at anytime, anywhere. Web 2.0 Tools allow your classroom to expand outside of its walls to a world waiting to connect with your students. Your students already use this technology for social means. You can direct them to use it for life long learning.


Technology Awareness Workshop