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Mountain Lakes InstituteClassroom 2.0 March


ReviewingWeb 2.0 w/GoogleApps

ReviewingWeb 2.0 w/GoogleApps

Image from http://www.edutopia.org/ikid-digital-learner-technology-2008

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Tech Tip: Buying a Car, 2.0 Style


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Tech Tip: Oovoo vs. Skypeupdate

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TODAY’S GOALS1. Review Web 2.0 technologies and apply them to Google Apps

2. Explore Google Apps and brainstorm ways we can use them in our classes tomorrow

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Thirst-QuenchingWeb 2.0

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1. Web 2.0 ReviewSocial Bookmarking*Blogs*Wikis* Grassroots Pics & Videos*Podcasts*

Social Networking*Serious Games*RSS Feeds

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Newest Horizon ReportThe k-12 Edition http://horizon.nmc.org/wiki/Main_Page

Last week NMC posted its first ever Horizon Report for K-12ers

This effort seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies that will likely have a significant impact on K-12 education.

Check it out at the Horizon Wiki

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Google:One-Stop Web 2.0


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Step 1: Get a Google Account (GMAIL)

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What are rss feeds?From our From our friends at friends at Common Craft!

How can Google Reader help us Manage the world wide web?

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Try Google Reader

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Google Docs

From Word to Doc

From PowerPoint to Presentation

From Excel to Spreadsheets

Example: MLHS Program of Study

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Using Google Sites

Google Sites is a free service that allows anyone with a Google login to quickly generate a useful and handsome site for free.

It is their version of a wiki

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Google & Research

Refer to the How To handout for researching tips from the Information Searcher newsletter (vol. 17, no. 2)

Go to Google Tutor, an independent site with blog posts, videos and more

Check out Nicholas Carr’s provocative Atlantic essay “Is Google Making Us Stoopid?”


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Exploring All Things Googlehttp://www.simply-google.com/

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Google Video Tutorialshttp://www.youtube.com/user/Google


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Dr. Helen Barrett’s Helpful Google PDF Tutorials

Google's "Using Google Docs in the classroom: Simple as ABC" (PDF version)

How to create an electronic portfolio with GoogleApps (including GoogleDocs & Page Creator Tutorials PLUS Google Sites)

GoogleDocs Help Center - Documents (Google)

Blogger Help, (Google) Video (Blogger: How to Start a Blog) (YouTube)



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Official Google Blogshttp://www.simply-google.com/

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Web 2.0 Soldiers?

Five months later, what have we learned?

What have we implemented?

What goals will we set for next week, month or year?

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Articles from Edutopia

Start with Sara Ring’s “Google for Educators: The Best Features for Busy Teachers” (1/2008)

Click on “Tech Teacher: Cut Through the Web Noise: RSS feeds help sort out the new from the mold” by Geoff Butterfield for a great VISUAL

Go on a Road Trip with Google Earth & read “Google Lit Trips: Bringing Travel Tales to Life: Follow along for a multidimensional literary adventure” by Suzie Boss (6/2008)

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Articles from T.H.E. Journal

For more on Web 2.0 technologies, see “Top Ten Web 2.0 Tools For Young Learners” by Chris Riedel (2/2009)

For info on Simply Google, check out “A Taste of Web 2.0” by Patricia Deubel (3/2008)

For information on Google Earth, see Dave Nagel’s “Google Earth 5 Goes Underwater, Travels to Mars” (2/2009)

See Google Docs in action in “Show & Tell” by Matt Bolch (5/2008)

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March 09 Bibliography:In addition to Edutopia & Journal Slides

All links, videos, handouts & articles used for this presentation can

be found on my social bookmarking page: