Looking for ideas for a presentation on Web 2.0 and new web apps for teachers
February 22, 2009 5:25 PM Subscribe
What should I include in a presentation about new internet technology and digital media in the classroom to a group of high school teachers?
posted by davey_darling to education (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I have volunteered to run two different sessions at my schools PD day tomorrow. I have a general list of topics that I would like to cover, but I'm sure that there are others that I will forget.
I am looking to get people thinking about blogging in the classroom and incorporating things such as social networking (i.e. facebook, twitter) as well as the usefullness of such things as RSS feeds and readers, and photo/video sharing
The two workshops are described as follows:
First one: Web 2.0 and the "New" Internet
Participants will be introduced to a wide variety of new internet applications and technologies, and will engage in discussions around implementing them in a classroom setting. Workshop is hands-on, and participants will have the chance to experiment with the applications of their choice.
Second one: Digital Media in the classroom
Participants will work on various types of digital media and learn how to produce and deliver electronic content to their students. Topics may include but are not limited to: Digital Images and Video, Podcasting and Vodcasting, Blogging, Wikis and various social networking applications.
I am open to ideas on both the application side (i.e. show them this, do this) and the more philosophical side (i.e. this changes how we do this, why this is important)
The sessions are about 1.5 hours each. I will be in a computer lab with an LCD projector and every participant will have access to a computer.
Thanks. I will likely show them this question and any answers as an example of how user generated content has changed the internet.