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Staff Development Unit

Title: Web 2.0, Group Collaboration, and You! Subject/Course: Professional Learning Designer: Tammy M. Stratton

Topic: Use of Web 2.0 tools for group collaboration

Stage 1 Desired Results


Established Goals: National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS*T) I. Technology Operations and Concepts Teachers demonstrate a sound understanding of technology operations and concepts. Teachers: A. demonstrate introductory knowledge, skills, and understanding of concepts related to technology (as described in the ISTE National Educational Technology Standards for Students). B. Demonstrate continual growth in technology knowledge and skills to stay abreast of current and emerging technologies. II. Planning and Designing Learning Environments and Experiences Teachers plan and design effective learning environments and experiences supported by technology. Teachers: A. design developmentally appropriate learning opportunities that apply technologyenhanced instructional strategies to support the diverse needs of learners. B. apply current research on teaching and learning with technology when planning learning environments and experiences. C. identify and locate technology resources and evaluate them for accuracy and suitability. D. plan for the management of technology resources within the context of learning activities. E. plan strategies to manage student learning in a technology-enhanced environment. III. Teaching, Learning, and the Curriculum A. facilitate technology-enhanced experiences that address content standards and student technology standards. B. use technology to support learner-centered strategies that address the diverse needs of students. C. apply technology to develop students higher-order skills and creativity. D. manage student learning activities in a technology-enhanced environment. IV. Assessment and Evaluation Teachers apply technology to facilitate a variety of effective assessment and evaluation strategies. Teachers: B. use technology resources to collect and analyze data, interpret results, and communicate findings to improve instructional practice and maximize student learning. V. Productivity and Professional Practice Teachers use technology to enhance their productivity and professional practice. Teachers: 1. use technology resources to engage in ongoing professional development and lifelong learning. C. apply technology to increase productivity.

D. use technology to communicate and collaborate with peers, parents, and the larger community in order to nurture student learning. VI. Social, Ethical, Legal, and Human Issues Teachers understand the social, ethical, legal, and human issues surrounding the use of technology in PK-12 schools and apply that understanding in practice. Teachers: B. apply technology resources to enable and empower learners with diverse backgrounds, characteristics, and abilities. C. identify and use technology resources that affirm diversity.

National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators (NETS*A) II. Learning and Teaching Educational leaders ensure that curricular design, instructional strategies, and learning environments integrate appropriate technologies to maximize learning and teaching. Educational leaders: B. facilitate and support collaborative technology-enriched learning environments conducive to innovation for improved learning. III. Productivity and Professional Practice Educational leaders apply technology to enhance their professional practice and to increase their own productivity and that of others. Educational leaders: B. employ technology for communication and collaboration among colleagues, staff, parents, students, and the larger community. F. use technology to advance organizational improvement. Understandings: Online group collaborations present a different set of obstacles opposed to in-class collaborations. Using the appropriate technology varies according to situations and participants. Essential Questions: What are the obstacles a person faces with online group collaboration? In what ways can technology enhance group collaboration? How does the choice of Web 2.0 tools affect the final project? Educators will know The benefits and challenges of online group collaboration. The uses of specific technology and skills to facilitate online group collaboration. The benefits of selecting appropriate Educators will be able to Access various online Web 2.0 tools. Select appropriate Web 2.0 tools for specific situations. Explain why a certain Web 2.0 tool works for them.

technology. Demonstrate how to build a LiveBinder.

Stage 2 Assessment Evidence


Performance Task(s): You are an experienced instructor in todays classroom environment and continually notice the lack of engagement, motivation, and participation, particularly within group collaborations. Youve acquired some technology background; therefore, you understand the critical nature of technology integration within the curriculum and want to include various appropriate Web 2.0 tools. Todays 21st-Century learners must develop information skills while learning with others to succeed in the current and future workforce; therefore, its your goal to gain knowledge and understanding of the latest Web 2.0 tools available to support online collaborative learning to engage and motivate your students. Key Criteria: To demonstrate learning and understanding the following must occur: Examine a minimum of 20 Web 2.0 tools and applications. Select 5 that you feel best supports your particular online group collaboration situation(s). Create a LiveBinder to collect and analyze your chosen tools. Explain the reasoning behind your choices. Other Evidence: Ability to work collaboratively. Use of critical-thinking and inquiry skills to successfully complete assignment. Observed confidence in use of Web 2.0 tools.

Stage 3 Learning Plan


1. Begin class by asking, What is Web 2.0? and What is a Digital Native? Write responses in online KWL at creately.com. 2. Have group watch A Vision of K-12 Students Today, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A-ZVCjfWf8) and What is Web 2.0 to a Digital Native, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uGLt1tSOrE). 3. Discuss reactions and relation to everyones classroom. 4. Continue discussion while explaining the purpose and goals of the unit. 5. Ask group to explain difference between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 as they understand it. 6. Focus on Web 2.0 definitions, terminology and examples. 7. Present Web 2.0 Power Point, discussing questions, concerns, and thoughts as they arise. 8. Discuss how Web 2.0 could assist with online group collaboration in terms of engagement, motivation, and participation. 9. Hand-out class textbook, Choosing Web 2.0 Tools for Learning and Teaching in a Digital

World. (Ideally, I would have one book per student; instead, they shared my one copy) 10. Supply various links to sites to assist with selecting 20 Web 2.0 tools. 11. Divide class into pre-selected groups to work together on their choice of one collaboration tool. They may create whatever they decide. 12. Discuss reactions and experiences with online group collaboration as they experienced it. 13. Show screencast tutorial for LiveBinders then build example as a class. 14. Upon completion of LiveBinders, have teachers begin building their own individual LiveBinder with their chosen Web 2.0 collaboration tools. 15. Teachers present their LiveBinders, explaining why they chose the Web 2.0 tools to include in binder. 16. Have class complete self-assessment rubric. 17. Follow-up with self-reflection then share with class.

Performance Task(s) Rubric(s)

Self-Assessment Rubric
Criteria Feel Confident and Ready! Little More Work Needed, But Feel Im On My Way Still Gotta Work Harder!

Selection of Web 2.0 Resources Comfort Level Using Selected Web 2.0 Tools

Knowledge Gained Through Group Collaboration Understanding of LiveBinders Presentation of LiveBinder Overall Feel for Web 2.0 Collaboration Tools Total: How many of each do you have?

Extension Idea

Ask teachers to prepare one lesson in the next two weeks that integrates the new
technology. Have them report on their experience at a follow-up meeting.

Resources
1. Berger, P. & Trexler, S. (2010) Choosing Web 2.0 Tools for Learning and Teaching in a Digital World. Denver, CO: Libraries Unlimited 2. A Vision of K-12 Students Today, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A-ZVCjfWf8 3. What is Web 2.0 to a Digital Native, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uGLt1tSOrE 4. LiveBinders http://www.livebinders.com/ 5. Cool Tools for Schools http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/Collaborative+Tools 6. Web Tools 4 U 2 Use http://webtools4u2use.wikispaces.com/Other+Cool+Tools+4+U+2+Use 7. Creately http://creately.com/ 8. Bubble.us https://bubbl.us/ 9. GOOGLE docs 10. Wallwisher http://www.wallwisher.com/ 11. Pirate Pad http://piratepad.net/front-page/ 12. Wikispaces http://www.wikispaces.com/ 13. Weebly http://www.weebly.com 14. Glass https://www.writeonglass.com/ Web 2.0 Power Point