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									Web 2.0 in the Science Class

          Colin Matheson
  Carmel Unified School District
   http://www.cytochromec.net
                 Introduction
• I taught science for 7 years
  – First at a small 6-12 charter school in Mendocino
    County (All Subjects)
  – Then at Carmel High in Monterey County
    (Biology and AP Biology)
• Now my first year as a full time technology
  coach/webmaster for the district
           Web 2.0-Why Bother?
•   Students can create and share
•   Constructivism
•   Increase traffic to your other web resources
•   Prepare your students for online learning
•   Digital Citizenship
•   Engagement (double edged sword in HS)
           Moodle-Moodle.org
• A learning management system
• A one stop shop/A central hub
  – Can be used to run classes entirely online
  – At first teachers tend to use it as a non interactive
    web site (Web 1.0)
  – Then start to explore interactive aspects (Web 2.0)
• One student login gives them access to
  everything
• Power of synergy (other teachers)
Moodle as a Class Webpage
Many Teachers on One Moodle!
          Free Moodle Hosting
• http://www.k12hsn.org/resources/calaxy/
• http://r5ozone.org/

•   http://www.globalclassroom.us/
•   http://ninehub.com/
•   http://www.keytoschool.com/
•   http://www.e-socrates.org/

• Talk to your IT staff, they might have an old
  server lying around!
 Wikis-a web page anyone can edit
          AND extend
• If you don’t have Moodle here are some
  wikisites:
• http://www.wikispaces.com
• http://www.pbworks.com
• http://www.wetpaint.com
  Blogs/Forums-An online journal
          with comments
• If you don’t have Moodle here are some blog
  sites:
• http://www.Blogger.com
• http://www.edublogs.org
• http://www.posterous.com
• http://www.wordpress.com
 Forums-A topic based discussion
• Use a forum if you want to have a Blog on
  your Moodle
• Science discussions can suffer from a few
  dominant voices and a large quiet majority
• Online encourages participation and reflection
• Create a record of learning
• Share data
      Chat-Real time interaction
• great for review sessions
           Glossary-Database
• Students or teacher can create entries
An Example of Data Entry
  Student created knowledge base
• You can use many tools to accomplish this
  –   Wikis
  –   Glossary
  –   Database
  –   Forums
 Eportfolios/Learning Community
• Can use blog/forum or wikis
• Let students explore concepts and show
  mastery
A Group Wiki Front Page
A Page of Student Wiki
               Expectations
• Students often mistake online work as informal
• Set clear guidelines-length, number of entries,
  number of comments/replies, quality of
  writing, sources of information
• Provide examples and discuss rubrics
         Grading Online Work
• Moodle can help keep it organized-
  Assignments, usage reports
• Moodle tracks every action so you can quickly
  see who has and who has not done an activity
• Does take more time at first
A Grading Screen In Moodle
               Why Web?
• 3.5 million students took at least 1 online
  course in 2006 (a 10% increase)
• Online students grew by 9.7% while
  overall student population grew 1.5%
• 20% of all higher ed students were taking
  at least 1 online course in the Fall of 2006

								
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