How to Make the Most of Web 2.0 in Your Classroom
“How to Make the Most of Web 2.0 in Your Classroom” is a video series the Center is currently developing for Fall 2009 and Spring 2010. Jean Kent, North Seattle Community College faculty, will be working with faculty from Western and Eastern Washington on creating videos using Camtasia in the following areas. If you are interested in working on a Camtasia video on any of the following, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Web 2.0 Video Series
- YouTube. Faculty will learn techniques for searching in YouTube for educational content and learn how to add links and embed videos they want to share with their students. They will also learn how to create a YouTube account, channel, favorites, playlists, and how to copy their own videos to YouTube.
- RSS Feeds. Faculty will learn what RSS feeds are and how to use them to subscribe to blogs, podcasts, and other instructional content that is regularly updated.
- RSS Reader – Google Reader or Bloglines. Faculty will learn how to use a RSS Reader to subscribe to frequently updated content.
- Picasa Web Albums or Flickr. Faculty will learn how to create accounts on a photo sharing web site and upload and organize their photos. They’ll also learn how to search for Creative Commons licensed photos for use in PowerPoint presentations or course web sites, blogs, Angel Learning, etc.
- Twitter. Faculty will learn how to create a Twitter account for instructional purposes and how to embed recent tweets into web pages and/or blogs. They’ll also explore some of the appropriate uses of Twitter in an online or on campus class.
- SurveyMonkey. Faculty will learn how to create a free SurveyMonkey account and how to create short surveys for their classes. They’ll discover some of the appropriate uses for SurveyMonkey surveys in instruction.
- Facebook. Faculty will learn how to create a Facebook account for instructional purposes and how to use it in the classroom. Ideas will be suggested for effectively using Facebook in instruction.
- Slideshare. Faculty will learn how to create an account on Slideshare and how to upload and share PowerPoint presentations with students. Slideshare also has some great instructional content that can be shared by embedding presentations into web pages, blogs, and Angel Learning, etc.
- Jing Project / Screencast.com. Faculty will learn how to make short narrated videos and also screen snapshots and share them using their accounts on Screencast.com. They’ll also discover some of the most effective uses for screencasts and snapshots in instruction.
- Digital Pocket Video Cameras. Faculty will learn how to plan and shoot a short instructional or welcome video. They’ll also learn how to perform simple edits and upload and share their videos on YouTube.
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