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Table of Contents

Rationale ................................................................................................................................ 1.1

Lesson 1: Introduction to Web 2.0 ...................................................................................... 2.1

Activity: Word Splash .............................................................................................................. 2.2

Article: “Basics for Beginners: What is Web 2.0?” .................................................................. 2.3

Activity: Jot A Thought ............................................................................................................ 2.8

Lesson 2: Classroom Wikis ................................................................................................. 3.1

Activity: Web Track Annotations ............................................................................................. 3.2

Activity: 3-2-1 .......................................................................................................................... 3.3

Lesson 3: Podcasting ........................................................................................................... 4.1

Activity: Knowledge Rating ..................................................................................................... 4.2

Lesson 4: Social Networking ............................................................................................... 5.1

Activity: Anticipation Guide ..................................................................................................... 5.2

Lesson 5: Blogging ............................................................................................................... 6.1

Activity: Jot A Thought ............................................................................................................ 6.2

Lesson 6: Glogs .................................................................................................................... 7.1

Activity: Please Do Now .......................................................................................................... 7.2

Example: Sample Glogster Poster .......................................................................................... 7.3

Activity: Jot A Thought ............................................................................................................ 7.4

Lesson 7: Review Activity ...................................................................................................... 8.1

Activity: Term Matching ........................................................................................................... 8.2


Mary Lou Ray, Norman J. Miller, Jill Daloisio, Michael Baker
Altoona Area School District
PLN 1 Final Project
May 14, 2009

Rationale

Background
Each summer, the Altoona Area School District offers technology workshops to its faculty. These

workshops, facilitated by the Classrooms for the Future coach, take place in the weeks leading up to the

start of the new school year. Learner need is determined through the use of technology needs

assessment surveys completed at the mid-point of the year.

One of this year’s workshops deals with Web 2.0 technologies, technologies that allow consumers to

create content. Examples of Web 2.0 technologies include blogs, wikis and podcasts, among others.

Because this course has breadth, it was selected as the ideal workshop for the PLN culminating project.

Team
The AASD team includes:

• Dr. Mary Lou Ray, Director of Curriculum & Instruction (K-12)

• Mr. Norman J. Miller, Director of Secondary Academics

• Mrs. Jill Daloisio, Principal – Juniata Elementary School

• Michael J. Baker, Classrooms for the Future Coach – Altoona Area High School

Team members met to discuss the PLN activities as they should be applied to the summer

workshops. As this course is new this summer, it had to be built from the ground up. Upon discussing the

topics, team members recommended PLN strategies that would work well.

1.1
This was the ideal time to infuse some new ideas into the summer professional development

sessions. Mike Baker will teach the class this August.

Course Overview
The course focuses on five different Web 2.0 technologies: wikis, podcasts, social networks, blogs

and glogs. Prior understanding will be activated through the use of a word splash during the first lesson.

Each of the five skills will be addressed in its own thirty minute lesson. The introductory and closing

lessons will last fifteen minutes each. The total course duration is three hours.

Learners
The summer technology workshop is initially offered to secondary teachers in Altoona Area schools.

After a period of closed enrollment, other teachers and staff members may choose to add the course.

Most workshops are filled; classes are capped at twenty.

Classes are typically comprised of mostly high school teachers. All subject areas – core and others –

are represented. Many teachers attend multiple classes each summer; a few attend every course.

Three Act 48 hours are offered for each completed course.

PLN Activities
An effort was made to integrate PLN activities where appropriate. Because of the technical aspect of

some of the lessons, some didactic instruction remains in the plan. When possible, the instructor will allow

for discovery-based learning, acting as a facilitator.

PLN activities include:

• word splash

• jot a thought

• please do now

• anticipation guide

• 3-2-1

• knowledge rating

1.2
Lenses
The four leaning lenses are addressed throughout the Web 2.0 course.

Meaning-Centered Lens

Learners are asked to think create meaning from various texts, including electronic articles and other

web-based content. A web track is used to learn about wikis while an anticipation guide is used to

activate prior knowledge of social networking. Because many of the terms introduced in the course are

technical in nature, it is crucial that connections are made between what learners already know and what

is new. In the lesson plans, meaning-centered activities are highlighted in yellow.

Language-Based Lens
With the exception of the last, all lessons include opportunities to read, write and speak. Numerous

activities will be modeled. Teachers will be encouraged to try some of the PLN language-based activities

in the classroom. Language-based activities are noted in the lesson plans using red text.

Human Lens
Learners are frequently asked to consider their own attitudes, beliefs and feelings. During the social

networking lesson, for example, learners will use an anticipation guide to evaluate their feelings.

Furthermore, learner feelings will be encouraged and appreciated through social lens activities. Those

activities utilizing the human lens are underlined throughout the lesson plans.

Social Lens
Sadly, teachers have little time to discuss learning during the school year. In physically large

buildings, it is common to go weeks without seeing a specific peer. This course will use social strategies,

such as ‘think, pair, share’ activities, to encourage lively discussion and debate. In the lesson plans,

social activities are coded using italicized text.

Conclusion
As the AASD’s first foray into PLN strategies, this course will serve as a valuable test. By overtly

modeling the strategies for teachers – encouraging them to use the same strategies in their own

classrooms – real change can be affected.

After completing the course, learners will complete a district survey. The results of the survey will be

evaluated by the leadership team. Survey data will influence changes in this and other courses offered

during the summer technology workshop.

1.3
Lesson 1

What is Web 2.0?


ALTOONA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Daily Lesson Plan
Summer Technology Workshops: 2009-2010

Instructor: Mr. Michael Baker Subject: What’s Web 2.0?

Utilization of Plan: Lesson 1 of 7 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Objectives: Learners will be able to… Evaluations:


• Define Web 2.0 • Instructor observation
• Identify the benefits of using Web 2.0
technologies in the classroom
• Differentiate between Web 1.0 and Web
2.0 technologies

Procedures:
Resources:
1. Welcome the learners to the class. Today
we’ll be exploring the world of Web 2.0. • Notebooks
Before we start our quest, we need to
figure out exactly what Web 2.0 is. • Highlighters

2. Our first activity will be a word splash. • Pens / pencils


Provide the students with the following • Reading selections
terms:
o http://www.techsoup.org/learni
hypertext Facebook ngcenter/webbuilding/archives/
networking Twitter page9344.cfm
netiquette mash up
blogs neurons o http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.
passionate sticky com/2009/01/basics-for-
3. Distribute the reading selection from which beginners-what-is-web-20.html
the word splash terms were culled.
• Course wiki
4. Learners will read the article,
highlighting what they find important.
5. With a partner, compare what each of
you found important. Attempt to find three
shared beliefs.
6. Share your findings with the class.
7. Through the reading and our sharing, we
Lens Coding
have now defined Web 2.0 and discovered
what we think of the technologies. meaning-centered

8. Jot A Thought: In seven lines or more, language-based


respond to the following: human
“In what ways could you use Web 2.0 in
your classroom?” social

9. Ask for two volunteers to share their


thoughts.

2.1
Word Splash
 
Directions: You will be read a series of ten words. Write the words below. If you are
unsure of the spelling, underline the word. If you don’t know the word’s meaning, circle
the word.

1. 6.
2. 7.
3. 8.
4. 9.
5. 10.

Write a story using the words from the list above. Write at least seven lines.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Personal Wiki/ readers to comment and communicate with other


Flat Classroom/ readers. For example, news articles in the Wall Street
Blogger Comments
Digiteen Project/
Journal let a reader send the link to Facebook or
Linked In, two popular networking websites. adarling // 1/10/2009 4:01 PM
Horizon Project/ Melissa S. // 1/11/2009 7:47 PM
Get your own Widget
Web 2.0 websites can be combined using small
programs called API's (application programming Recent Posts
interfaces) that fit together various websites like
My Videos: jigsaw puzzles. You can see how this works with a
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site like Twittervision, which is a combination of the Do PLN's breed Dissatisfaction?
popular Twitter microblogging service and Google Daily Spotlight on Education 01/06/2009
The Cellist of the Schoolyard
Earth. This is called a mashup and people are able to Classroom Instruction that Works Live Blog with
mix popular services together in this way. Dr...
Daily Spotlight on Education 01/03/2009
(Flickrvision is another example.) Do you want your washing machine to tweet
you?
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Daily Spotlight on Education 12/31/2008
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people can not only read information but write.


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Some important things for students to understand
related to today's lesson (this is NOT a 10 Habits of Bloggers that Win
comprehensive list!) The Frontier of Education: Web 3D
11 steps to online supervision of your child
Wiki Wiki Teaching
Hypertext based, contextual writing How to Comment
Proper ways to connect, network, and share Spies Like Us
What's Wrong with DOPA
information How I use wikis
Join the Stop Cyberbullying network. Internet etiquette (called netiquette) Tech helps for LD
Blazing lonely and unpopular trails?
How to customize or "mash up" the internet Bobblehead or bumblebee?
Elluminate is a sponsor using something called RSS readers (we'll cover The Power of a Newbie
of Flat Classroom Projects this in a later lesson) like igoogle, Google
Reader, Netvibes, or Pageflakes.
Archives
How to successfully share and publish
multimedia and text in various forms on the
December 2005
Internet January 2006
February 2006
Writing a five paragraph essay is just not enough March 2006
April 2006
anymore. A whole new form of writing has emerged! May 2006
Elluminate is a community partner for the June 2006
July 2006
Flat Classroom Project and The Horizon
Project
But I can't understand the language? What August 2006
are people talking about? I can't learn this! September 2006
October 2006
Some Cool Blogs November 2006
The scariest thing about Web 2.0, I think, is often the December 2006
January 2007
new vocabulary that one must learn. Blogs, wikis, February 2007
My "education" Blogroll podcasts, vodcasts, mashups, API's - all of these March 2007
April 2007
things sound like some foreign language. But, new May 2007
words are introduced throughout history, with the June 2007
phrase "curriculum vitae" not being documented until July 2007
August 2007
1900 as was the word "hot dog." The word "media" September 2007
wasn't invented until the 1920's!! Think how strange October 2007
November 2007
those words must have sounded to someone who had December 2007
not heard them before, now, they are commonplace, January 2008
February 2008
as these words will be in 5-10 years. March 2008
April 2008
May 2008
As educators, we know that vocabulary is one of the June 2008
single most important indicators for academic success July 2008
and we teach students new vocabulary all of the August 2008
September 2008
time. Shame on us if we are going to ask our October 2008
students to learn new words daily, and we November 2008
December 2008
cannot wrestle with a few new words January 2009
ourselves! We must stop making excuses and get February 2009
March 2009
those neurons firing to learn some new terms! April 2009
Education is not just for the young - stop preaching it May 2009
and start practicing it!
CCT Podcast
Assignments for Beginners Calling YOU from my cell phone. Sometimes there is
Select one or more of the following challenges for no time to blog! Gcast podcast channel.
beginners. When I am learning something new, I
always get a new notebook and write the topic on the
front of the notebook. I call this my "learner's
notebook." Find a learner's notebook ( a small spiral
bound notebook will do) and make it yours.

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2 Cents Worth 1) Expand your vocabulary


A Difference
Start a list of "new words." After two days of writing
Abject Learning down new words that you know relate to the Internet,
AFI Screen Education and compiling a list of at least 10 words, take ten
minutes to use Google to define the words.
Alan November Weblog

Amy Loves Books To do this, go to Google and type define: and the
Subscribe Free
word. For example, define: blog would give me some Add to my Page
Angela Maiers Educational
definitions of blogs.
Services
Presentations
Bit By Bit Write a few notes in your own words beside each
Blue Skunk Blog word to note to yourself what it means. Put a star
beside two of the words that you know you want to
Bud the Teacher learn more about next. Go on a website, this blog
Christopher D. Sessums : post, or another place that is appropriate and share
Weblog what you've learned.
Computer Science Teacher
2) "Write" on the Web Somewhere
Connecting the Dots

Dangerously Irrelevant Go to a place you feel comfortable: Amazon, the blog


of someone you read, a newspaper you read, or even
David Truss :: Pair-a-dimes for a youtube video, if you don't know where to go, you
Your Thoughts
may do this here. Write a meaningful comment of at
dose least 150 words or more, write a book or product
review on Amazon. You will be more successful if you
Drape's Takes
select something you're passionate about.
Drexel CoAS E-Learning

E-Learning Journeys After you leave the comment, check back for the next
three days by going to the site (you'll learn an easier
E-Portfolios for Learning way to do this later.) If someone responds to you,
EdCompBlog you may certainly leave a message back.
EdTechUK
Note in your notebook what website you commented
EduBlog Insights on, how you felt when someone did or did not
respond to your comment and your overall
edublogs
conclusion. How do you think the notion of
Edutopia "audience" plays into the Web 2.0 experience?
eLearning Technology
3) Through the eyes of a child
elearningpost
Ask a teenager or child to show you their favorite
EPGAGA website. DO NOT pass judgment, just listen. Note
the ways they are reading and writing. Who is their
ETLMS Blog
audience? Ask them why they like the site? How long
Fortnightly Mailing do they spend on the site each day? What types of
Free Range Librarian
other people do they communicate with? Do they
know anything about the other people? How is the Class Wiki Edits
Helcat Rants and Ramblings website "sticky?" Is it "mashable" with other
Humor Power websites? (If you don't know the answers to these westwood wiki
last two questions it is OK.) 7 May
information aesthetics
Ethan efolio
ISTE Eduverse Talks 4) Ask questions Austin H efolio
6 May
What questions do you still have? Ask them below or Brady efolio
Karyn's blog
if you are at a school, call in your IT support, most 4 May
Kate Says Pate efolio
technically savvy teacher and ask them this question.
Mason J efolio
Left Lane Ends Miller efolio
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Lessig Blog "What does Web 2.0 mean to you and how do you Nolan efolio
think it should change what we do here at our Tyler R efolio
Making Change school?"
Media Matters

Musings - Just Learning Take notes, and also bring your paint scraper just in
Nexus
case you have to scrape them up off the floor when
you ask this question. If you wish, you may preface
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons
pedersondesigns this question with, Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License.
Reflection 2.0
About Me
Shifted Learning: 2006 Online "I don't know much about what is happening with
K12 Edublogger Conference this new internet, but I starting to learn, so be
patient with me and let me learn at my own pace. I
Sliced Bread wonder if you would let me ask you some questions
as we go."
Stephen's Web ~ by Stephen
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Jim D 4 months ago


IMHO, referring back to the O'Reilly article, I believe the 1st two
examples are most important: 1. the web as platform-- no more mac
vs. pc, office vs. wordperfect, 2. Harnessing collective intelligence--
because all of us are better than any of us
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coolcatteacher 4 months ago


Great points, I haven't read the shirky book, but perhaps I
should
include. Will look at this and see if collaboration is shared
enough,
of course, this is a starting point only.

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2.7

5 of 8 5/13/2009 9:08 AM
Jot A Thought
 
In at least seven lines, respond to the following:

“In what ways could you use Web 2.0 tools in your classroom?”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2.8
Lesson 2

Wiki Wiki Yeah!


ALTOONA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Daily Lesson Plan
Summer Technology Workshops: 2009-2010

Instructor: Mr. Michael Baker Subject: What’s Web 2.0?

Utilization of Plan: Lesson 2 of 7 Time: 9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Objectives: Learners will be able to… Evaluations:


• Understand a wiki’s form and function • Instructor observation
• Evaluate student-created wikis
• Brainstorm ways a wiki could be used in
the classroom

Procedures: Resources:
1. Wiki is certainly a silly name, isn’t it? We • Internet access
find it in all kinds of places. Wikispaces.
Wikipedia. PB Wiki. What is a wiki and • A wikispaces.com account
where did it get its crazy name? • Course wiki
2. Using playing cards to create pairs, have • Trackstar web track
learners pair up. (http://trackstar.4teachers.org/trackstar
3. Visit the wiki web quest found on /ts/viewTrack.do?number=384550)
Trackstar. Complete the track. • 3-2-1 form
4. Have the learners share the answers to • playing cards
the quest with the class.
5. Let’s make a wiki. Navigate to
http://www.wikispaces.com.
6. Create a wiki account. Be sure to choose
the free educational account. If you don’t,
you’ll see ads on the wiki.
7. Make a home page for your class or club.
Use the edit page button to make changes.
Let’s add a title, a brief introduction and a
link to the wiki quest.
8. Show examples of three different wikis
used at AAHS: sports interest club, physics
and math. Lens Coding
9. 3-2-1 Activity:
meaning-centered
3: Things you learned about wikis language-based
2: Ways you could use wikis in class
1: Unanswered question about wikis human

10. Share our unanswered questions. social

3.1
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1.Wikipedia Entry
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki

1. What year did the first wiki go live on the Internet?


2. Where did the wiki get its unique name?

2.Wikispaces.com
http://www.wikispaces.com/

1. How many wikis are currently hosted by wikispaces.com?


2. How many members currently use wikispaces.com?

3.Wikispaces for Education


http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers

1. How much does an educator pay for a wikispace account?

4.Making a Wiki Shine


http://cffwikiwidgets.wikispaces.com/

1. What name is given to an add-on that improves the appearance of a wiki?


2. Who is the author of this fantastic page, which is itself a wiki?

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3 Things you learned about wikis 
1. 
2. 
3. 
 
2 Ways you could use wikis in class 
1. 
2. 
 
1 Unanswered question about wikis 
1.  
 
 

3.3
Lesson 3

He Who Casts
the First Pod…
ALTOONA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Daily Lesson Plan
Summer Technology Workshops: 2009-2010

Instructor: Mr. Michael Baker Subject: What’s Web 2.0?

Utilization of Plan: Lesson 3 of 7 Time: 9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Objectives: Learners will be able to… Evaluations:


• define podcasting • Instructor observation
• find podcasts on the web
• share a found podcast with the class

Procedures: Resources:
1. Distribute the podcasting knowledge rating. • computer with microphone
2. With a partner, compare your knowledge • sound editing software (Audacity or
rating with his. Can you move any of your Soundbooth)
check marks to a higher level?
• Internet access
3. Write a script introducing yourself to
your class. Your script should include your • Course wiki
educational background, years at AASD • teacher-created wikispace
and an interesting fact about yourself. You
may include other information, but the • recorded audio introduction
above must be included.
• Inspiration software
4. Launch Audacity.
5. Using the script, record your introduction.
6. Once the introduction has been recorded,
save the file in an audio format (MP3 or
WAV).
7. Post the file to your wiki home page.
a. Click edit page.
b. Click the palm tree to place a
file.
c. Choose the introduction audio
file.
d. Place it on the page.
8. Chalk Talk: “How can podcasting be used
by teachers and students?” Have learners Lens Coding
come to the IWB and write responses on
the board; use Inspiration. meaning-centered
9. Highlight the responses and draw language-based
connections.
human
social

4.1
Knowledge Rating
 
Directions: How much do you know about the terms listed in the table? Place a check
mark in the spaces that signal your knowledge.

A Lot Some Not much


podcast

iPod

MP3

audio editing

sound waves

iTunes store

vodcast

4.2
Lesson 4

From Gradebook
to Facebook
ALTOONA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Daily Lesson Plan
Summer Technology Workshops: 2009-2010

Instructor: Mr. Michael Baker Subject: What’s Web 2.0?

Utilization of Plan: Lesson 4 of 7 Time: 10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Objectives: Learners will be able to… Evaluations:


• formulate an opinion of popular social • Instructor observation
networking services (Facebook, My Space)
• participate in a social network
• create a subject-area-specific social
network

Procedures: Resources:
1. Pass out the social networking • Internet access
anticipation guide. Learners will
complete the guide independently. • An account on Ning.com

2. As learners are completing the AG, • Course wiki


distribute famous song names and artists. • Social networking anticipation guide
3. After three minutes, ask learners to find the
match for their song titles or artists.
4. With a partner, compare your AG
responses. Look at the differences. Why
do you disagree with each other?
5. Using the AG statements as discussion
points, talk about social networking.
Explain the two famous examples:
MySpace and Facebook.
6. Now we’ll go to Ning.com. Ning allows
teachers – and others – to create private
social networks.
7. Login to Ning using the account you
created prior to the class.
8. The first thing to do is customize your
profile. The profile allows others to find
you based on your interests.
9. Once the profile is updated, we’ll create
our first social network. Click the “Create
Your Own Social Network” link at the top of
the page. Customize the network. For
education, ALWAYS choose a private Lens Coding
network.
meaning-centered
10. Please Do Now: Using the discussion
feature of Ning, create a discussion topic language-based
relevant to your class or club. human
social

5.1
Social Networking

Anticipation
Guide
Directions: Respond to the following statements by marking ‘A’ if you agree and ‘D’ if
you disagree.

1. _____ Those on social networks give out too much personal information.

2. _____ Social networks are a good way to find those with similar interests.

3. _____ Students spend too much time using social network services.

4. _____ Adults have no reason to use social networking sites.

5. _____ Social networks could be used in the classroom.

6. _____ Businesses do not care whether those entering the workforce are
proficient social networkers.

7. _____ Sites like Facebook and MySpace should be blocked in schools.

8. _____ Social networking is a fad that will soon disappear.

9. _____ I am an active social networker.

5.2
Lesson 5

Bloggie Nights
ALTOONA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Daily Lesson Plan
Summer Technology Workshops: 2009-2010

Instructor: Mr. Michael Baker Subject: What’s Web 2.0?

Utilization of Plan: Lesson 5 of 7 Time: 10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Objectives: Learners will be able to… Evaluations:


• write a journal entry Instructor observation
• post a journal as a blog
• comment on a peer’s blog
• discuss how blogs could be used in the
classroom

Procedures: Resources:
1. Jot A Thought: Using Microsoft Word, • Word processor (Word or Notepad)
type an response to the following: “Relate
a funny story from this summer.” • Internet access

2. Give the students five minutes to respond • An account on blogspot.com


to the prompt. • Course wiki
3. Point your web browser to • Index cards
http://www.blogspot.com. Log in using the
account you created prior to the class.
4. A blog will allow you to share your
thoughts with the world. What’s more,
students will be able to respond to your
thoughts.
5. It is critical that we set the permissions to
prevent others from reading the blog. We
must also change the comment settings to
provide prior approval of all comments.
6. Once the settings are in place, we will
create our first post, copying the text
from Word and pasting it into the new post
field.
7. Return to the permissions settings and
make your blog public.
8. Write your blog’s address on the note card.
9. The instructor collects the cards and Lens Coding
randomly distributes them to other
learners. meaning-centered
10. Visit the blog found on your card. language-based
Comment on the author’s story.
human
11. Check your blog again. Respond to the
commentator’s post. social

6.1
Jot A Thought
 
In at least seven lines, respond to the following:

“Summer often features interesting experiences.


Relate a humorous story from your summer break.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

6.2
Lesson 6

A Little Gloggy in
the Morning
ALTOONA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Daily Lesson Plan
Summer Technology Workshops: 2009-2010

Instructor: Mr. Michael Baker Subject: What’s Web 2.0?

Utilization of Plan: Lesson 6 of 7 Time: 11:15 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.

Objectives: Learners will be able to… Evaluations:


• think of ways -- other than essays – • Instructor observation
students can use to express themselves
• brainstorm ideas for a poster
• use Glogster to make a poster

Procedures: Resources:
1. Please Do Now: Students are often asked • Internet access
to present work on paper, using the written
word. Think of ten other ways students • An account on glogster.com
could express understanding without • Course wiki
using paper and the written word.
2. Using M&M’s as a grouping mechanism,
have groups meet to share their lists.
Choose the five best ideas.
3. Ask a group spokesperson to share the
group’s findings.
4. Glogster.com allows students to use
images, sounds and text to quickly create a
graphic blog (glog).
5. Navigate to http://www.glogster.com.
6. Login using the account you created before
the class.
7. Create a new glog that presents
information on the Web 2.0 tools we looked
at today.
8. Tag your glog with toonatech.
9. To share, we’ll search for glogs tagged
toonatech.
10. View at least three glogs.
Lens Coding
11. Jot A Thought: “A picture is worth a meaning-centered
thousand words. How does Glogster
support this idea?” language-based

12. Select a few volunteers to share their human


opinions. social

7.1
Please Do Now
 
Directions: Aside from the traditional essay, think of ten (10) ways students can relate
what they have learned.

1. ________________________________________  

2. ________________________________________  

3. ________________________________________  

4. ________________________________________  

5. ________________________________________  

6. ________________________________________  

7. ________________________________________  

8. ________________________________________  

9. ________________________________________  

10. ________________________________________  

7.2
7.3
Jot A Thought
 
In at least seven lines, respond to the following:

“A picture is worth a thousand words.


How does Glogster support this idea?”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

7.4
Lesson 7

All Good Things…


ALTOONA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Daily Lesson Plan
Summer Technology Workshops: 2009-2010

Instructor: Mr. Michael Baker Subject: What’s Web 2.0?

Utilization of Plan: Lesson 7 of 7 Time: 11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Objectives: Learners will be able to… Evaluations:


• demonstrate understanding of Web 2.0 • Instructor observation
terms and technologies

Procedures: Resources:
1. Group students in quads. • term / definition note cards
2. Give each quad a set of note cards.
3. Ask the groups to match the terms to
the definition/description.
4. Offer a term, ask a group to share its Lens Coding
match. Check other groups to validate or
question the results. Use this activity to meaning-centered
check for understanding.
language-based
5. Sign the Act 48 sheets.
human
6. Remind learners that the course wikispace
is available for reference. social

8.1
Term Matching

Directions: Separate the cards. Provide a complete set to each learner quad. Learners
will match each term to its definition.

A group of technologies
Web 2.0 that allow users to create
content

Content is created by
Web 1.0 corporate entities; little or
no consumer content

A Web 2.0 service that


creates collaborative
wiki
web sites using easy-to-
use tools

8.2
An audio recording
podcast delivered over the
Internet

A video distributed using


vodcast
the Internet

A Web 2.0 technology


that helps people with like
social networking
interests to build a
community

An online journal,
blog complete with reader
comments

8.3
A graphic log; integrates
glog text, images, video and
sound

8.4