Lisa\’s Weblog


GREAT SITES!!
August 22, 2007, 11:25 pm
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I found this awesome site http://www.solutionwatch.com/512/back-to-school-with-the-class-of-web-20-part-1/ 

it has tools for great web2.0 sites. Such as a student version of delicious.

Stu.dicio.us: Student organizer and social notetaking tool where students can create a schedule, track their grades, manage a to do list, store files for classes, and write public notes in an outline-like format. Stu.dicio.us also allows students to connect with friends and soon will include Facebook integration. More on Stu.dicio.us.

Ther are many other great ones and i think they are awesome for using in the classroom and will allow the students to become more interactive and share information amongst each other.

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TAG CLOUDS!!!
August 22, 2007, 11:09 pm
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  WHAT ARE TAG CLOUDS?? This is some information I found about tag clouds.From wikipedia.com  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tag_cloud  A tag cloud (or weighted list in visual design) is a visual depiction of content tags used on a website. A tag cloud is a set of related tags with corresponding weights. Typical tag clouds have between 30 and 150 tags. The weights are represented using font sizes or other visual clues. Meanwhile, histograms or pie charts are most commonly used to represent approximately a dozen different weights. Hence, tag clouds can represent many more weights, though less accurately so. Also, frequently, tag clouds are interactive: tags are hyperlinks typically allowing the user to drill down on the data. I also found a tag cloud for flickrr which is great instead of having pages of information to sift through.

All time most popular tags africa   amsterdam   animals   april   architecture   art   asia   august   australia   baby   barcelona   beach   berlin   birthday   black   blackandwhite   blue   boston   bw   california   cameraphone   camping   canada   canon   car   cat   cats   chicago   china   christmas   church   city   clouds   color   concert   day   dc   de   dog   england   europe   family   festival   film   florida   flower   flowers   food   france   friends   fun   garden   geotagged   germany   girl   graffiti   green   halloween   hawaii   hiking   holiday   home   honeymoon   house   india   ireland   island   italy   japan   july   june   kids   la   lake   landscape   light   live   london   losangeles   macro   march   may   me   mexico   mountain   mountains   museum   music   nature   new   newyork   newyorkcity   newzealand   night   nikon   nyc   ocean   paris   park   party   people   portrait   red   river   roadtrip   rock   rome   san   sanfrancisco   scotland   sea   seattle   show   sky   snow   spain   spring   street   summer   sun   sunset   sydney   taiwan   texas   thailand   tokyo   toronto   tour   travel   tree   trees   trip   uk   urban   usa   vacation   vancouver   washington   water   wedding   white   winter   yellow   york   zoo 



Hub for Australian Learning & Technology “Chalkies”
August 22, 2007, 10:58 pm
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DIGITAL CHALKIES

An article that I found on the internet about what is web2.0 http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-20.html  

Web 1.0

  Web 2.0
DoubleClick –> Google AdSense
Ofoto –> Flickr
Akamai –> BitTorrent
mp3.com –> Napster
Britannica Online –> Wikipedia
personal websites –> blogging
evite –> upcoming.org and EVDB
domain name speculation –> search engine optimization
page views –> cost per click
screen scraping –> web services
publishing –> participation
content management systems –> wikis
directories (taxonomy) –> tagging (“folksonomy”)
stickiness –> syndication

Here is table showing the difference between web1.0 and web2.0. Another article I found is ‘using wiki in the classroom’ http://www.digitalchalkie.com/category/emerging-technology/ It has become evident that many teachers are starting to show interest in using some sort of web2.0 in their classroom. Using wiki in the classroom may be hard for some to master. This site has video tutorials on how to use wiki and you can go through it at your own pace. Teachers in the classroom could assign homework for their students to go onto the site and learn how to use a wiki at their own pace. The article also mentions then fact that many educators are questioning if the industrial age institutions we work in are ready for the kids of the digital communication revolution.



My Space…Social networking!!
August 19, 2007, 5:59 am
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 Today if you ask a person between the ages of 16 to 35 if they have a myspace you will most likely here ‘yes’.

As technology is rapidly growing and changing more and more people have acess to the Internet and have their own spaces.

My Space has caught on to millions of people round the world as the ‘thing to have’ by having your own page you connect with friends and family, comment each other or private message each other, decorate your own page to suit your style and post pictures and music on your page, each page you find on myspace is different to the one before it. Myspace also allows you to join oragnizations or groups an be part of them. You dont need to leave your home to connect with over a million people on Myspace and you can chat to friends and family in the confort of your own home. Social habits may be questioned when using Myspace, just a quick question to ask yourself are you really being social when your sitting infront of the computer and typing away?



del.icio.us
August 16, 2007, 3:25 am
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Del.icio.us is just like a favourites tool that is on your computer yet with a twist…

Del.icio.us is an online bookmarking website. It takes your favourites and allows you to view them from any computer, and others can also view them. It puts your favourites and places them on the World Wide Web. You enter a network with people and they can view your favourites and you can view theres. You can also leave comments about the web sites.

This is a great site for learning within the classroom and also within the community of teachers in your school if you are a teacher. For example you can have a category for good language sites to use for English lessons and other teachers could log on to your account and see what you have added and also use the web sites to benefit them too.

Another great thing about del.icio.us is that users can also leave comments and feedback about sites you have saved. Here is an example from my del.icio.us account – a user has left a comment about the BBC site i posted as my favourite about Ancient Egypt –

user notes

Aug ‘07


How to use facebook in the classroom!!
August 16, 2007, 3:03 am
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Teachers can use face book in the classroom fristly by creating a group for their class for example. The whole class will then be able to interact with each other and post new infromation on their wall.

for example if you were teaching a subject about world war two you can add a hyperlink to your wall on your face book account for the students to access.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1FU6126bk8 (WWII VIDEO)

 This is a far better way to teach rather than using books and pens. The teacher could even hyperlink some information she wants the students to access and they could all see it and get on it through the teachers wall on her facebook. You could also add photos and pictures onto facebook, so this could be used in the classroom when the teachers needs to get an image across to the students maybe in Ancient History and get them to analyze the source.

summary: facebook=

  • form a group with class
  • the teacher has control
  • each student can contribute. everyone can do their bit adding hyperlinks ect.
  • like having a class in the virtual world so quite children can also contribute.
  • the student builds up their own understanding to the topic by having a look at others input.
  • its always changing you never have a final product.

facebook is safe and private!!!! which is important…



Tutorial
August 16, 2007, 2:47 am
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What ever you do online must be creativeThe use of the wall in face book for example.It also must be collaborative eg: the wikiThe thirds thing is that little spark of difference eg: multimedia or pics for example. The fourth one is the need to have trust and confidence in other people.You have to set up your site to enable people to multi task