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ASA/MASE Spring Conference (2008)
Ten (Really Eleven) Reasons Administrators Should Use Web 2.0 Tools
Wayzata Public Schools 2008
Ken McCarthy Secondary Curriculum & Technology Integration Specialist (763) 745-5108
Dave Zukor Elementary Curriculum & Technology Integration Specialist (763) 745-6059
Technology Integration Department
Wayzata Public Schools
305 Vicksburg Lane
Plymouth , MN 55447
Some things to think about before we discuss the reasons why administrators should use Web 2.0 tools:
The number of teenagers using the internet has grown 24% in the past four years and 87%
of those between the ages of 12 and 17 are online.
Pew Report, 2007,
The "Teens and Social Media" study found that 64 percent of Internet users aged 12 to 17 create some form of online content, up from 57 percent in 2004.
(Pew Report, 2007)
62% of all Americans are part of a wireless, mobile population that participates in digital activities away from home or work.
32% of all Americans access digital information from a hand held device every day.
(PEW Internet Project's December 2007 Survey)
Nearly four in ten adult Internet users had uploaded video or photos, blogged, posted comments to an online news group or Web site, remixed a song, or created some other form of media.
(Amanda Lenhart, et al, “Teens and Social Media,” Pew Internet & American Life Project, December 19, 2007. Cf. also Mary Madden and Susannah Fox, “Riding the Waves of “Web 2.0,” Pew Internet & American Life Project, October 5, 2006).
Data from Technorati, a blogging search engine, found in the spring of 2007 that the
number of blogs was doubling every 320 days. According to the research, there were
70 million blogs produced worldwide at that time.
("State of the News Media 2008")
Communication with the community-blogs
Blogs let you reach a large audience easily. But it also allows a discourse through commenting.
It also allows readers to use RSS feed technology to know when new content has been added.
ESchool News article on Supers using blogs
Principal Blog Project
Communicating with the greater community- Webpage vs. Blog
Lewis Elementary School
Communicating with the parent community
The Woodland Brag Blog
Personal and professional reflection that invites a dialogue
Practical Theory - Chris Lehmann
The Principal and Interest
American Association of School Administrators
Superintendents and boards can find formal research — rather than anecdotes and impressions — an advantage on key issues
Survey given to Wayzata Building Technology Integration Coaches
Collaboratively developing ideas
Wikis are an online collaborative workspace. You can plan meetings, co-write communications, collect resources, share research, etc...
Video is from
How often do you have common time to meet with the key stakeholders you need to meet with? What if you had a workspace online that was open 24 hours a day/7 days a week? You could add ideas, pictures, video, etc...? You could have an ongoing discussion? You could turn back the clocks if you made a mistake?
5 reasons why wikis work so well
What wikis do for teachers and administrators?
If you were at a conference, like this one, you could share information of the session you are attending to anyone in your school district while attending the session.
These sites can be used to exchange/share data (text, spreadsheets, planners, and data bases)
Google Docs and Spreadsheets
Moodle allows the professional development to occur outside the boundaries of the school day or the classroom.
Receiving Up to Date Information: RSS Feeds
Imagine getting all your news and information on daily, weekly, and monthly events from every school in your district, state and federal agency, professional publication, and other administrators blogs, wikis, and podcasts without going to these web sites. The information will come to you. RSS (Real Simply Syndication) feeds can do this for you
What is RSS and Why Should I Care? A Presentation for Educators and School Administrators
Greenwood Elementary Wayzata Public Schools
Districts turn to push technology to engage parents, community and kids
MNASA Web Page
Sharing Presentations-Slideshare, Voicethread
Sharing your presentations on the web invites people who are unable to attend your meeting. Increase your audience, welcome the whole community.
- wiki search, 21st Century Skills search
With RSS feeds you can get information on a daily basis, but what if you want to talk to another administrator(s), teachers, state officals, school board members, and other professionals around the work in "real" time?
Skype: Easy Collaborations with Audio and Video Conferencing
Administrator Idea-Sharing via Blogs, Digital Social Networking, and Educating Others for the Transition to 21st Century Schools
Video conferencing, web 2.0 apps help distance learners feel included
Voice with e mail
Add voice to e mails
Record a sketch with or without voice.
Explain something, have fun, or create art.
Reflection-Moodle forums, blogs, wikis
Where does reflection fit into the work day? How many initiatives fall by the wayside because we never process its value, its context, or our role in its implementation?
Middle School Prof. Growth Blog
Adult Learning Matters
Social Networking/Virtual Environments
Social Networking in Schools Gets a Boost from NSBA
Educational uses for Second Life
ISTE Second Life Island
Urban Superintendents Network
Create a social network behind your firewall
Modeling for your staff
"In the know is a good thing"
"The Next Wave: Web 2.0"
American Association of School Administrators**
Empowering the 21st Century Superintendent (CoSN)
2008 Tech Savvy Superintendents Awards (ESchool News)
Best of The Free Technology Tools For Teachers' on SlideShare
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