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Posts tagged ‘Web 2.0’

Learning with Web 2.0 social publishers

Few days ago I have finished the first round of tutorials with the FT PGDE students. I happened to introduce my habits of learning with Web 2.0 tools.  My intention is to elicit an idea that learning could be undergone from the knowledge construct from the folks in the globe, not just from the authority. Everyone can be or becomes an authority by his/ her own publications. Some famous social publishing services are Scribd or SlideShare. The subscription is free and try to consume others’ work as well as to produce your own work.

Using an online collaborative whiteboard

Using an instant chatting tool on the Web is no longer new for collaborative work with the emerging ICT technologies. With the concept of Web 2.0, collaboration is much meaningful and practical with a multifunctional online collaborative whiteboard. By using Dabbleboard, teachers are able to discuss and share files in a common Web space instantly, but also request students to express and contribute ideas collaboratively. The most distinctive feature is that the brainstormed ideas could be saved as an image into your hard drive. I have attached the workshop handout for the application of Dabbleboard and you may try this Web application by your own and I am sure you can manage it within a couple of hours.

Download: Web 2.0 for Learning

Apart from introducing the whiteboard, some Web 2.0 ideas for learning and teaching have also been discussed as below:

Presentation 2.0

A couple of weeks ago when I was preparing an orientation session for the new students, I hesitated whether using PowerPoint or the other digital formats. I happened to find a Web application namely SlideRocket with more distinctive transition effects so I have incorporated my content with some music (at the moment I have disabled this feature as below):

Using SlideRocket is simple just by importing the original PowerPoint file from your local directory (see the panel below). Most of the slide content (PowerPoint 2007) is retained (but not all fonts). You can further edit the content in the panel and the slide transition effects are wonderful and comparable with Keynote in Mac.

SlideRocket

The post is titled as “Presentation 2.0” due to SlideRocket is a kind of Web 2.0 tool. Just want to share my students that many options are available for a digital presentation!