Two-Way Teaching: An Introduction to the Read/Write Web in Education


Mark Wagner, Ph.D.
Professional Development Coordinator, CUE, Inc.
mwagner@cue.org

Presentation Slides (Quicktime Format)

Live Demo

What is a blog?
What is the read/write web?
What do these things mean for you and your students?
Create your own edublogs account.

What does two-way teaching mean to you?

Think: Consider your own answer.
Pair: Trade answers with one other person.
Share: Volunteer to share with the group.

Two-Way Teaching

Second Language Acquisition
Science and Mathematics
Physical Education
Web Based Education
Health Education
Nancy Stetson, Professional Development for Two-Way Teaching and Learning, 1993
"Two-Way Teaching" on Google Scholar

One-Way Teaching

42% retention after class
17% a week later

Two-Way Teaching

Improves Student Learning
Improves Institutional Effectiveness
Is Cooperative and Active
Seeks Immediate Feedback (from Students)

What does two-way teaching mean to me?

Teacher - Student
Student - Student
Teacher - Teacher
Expert - Teacher
Expert - Student

Teacher - Student

Lectures, Demonstrations, and Coaching
The Lead Learner Concept
Student Experts

Student - Student

Beyond jigsaw technique...
Student Experts
Reports and Presentations
Student Made Movies
Dramatic Play

Teacher - Teacher

Professional Development
Professional Learning Communities
Online PD

Expert - Teacher

Consultants
Professionals and Academics
NASA and others via video conferencing

Expert - Student

Correspondence with Authors and Experts
Book Clubs
Student Experts
The more of these permutations we have access to... and engage... the better.

Pre-Assessment

Blogs?
Podcasts?
Wikis?
RSS?
Creative Commons?

The One-Way Web

Powerful resource for educators and students, but…
Information moves from publishers to consumers
Information cannot be edited
Read-Only Web
Web 1.0

The Two-Way Web

It is now as easy to create as it is to consume.
Anyone can publish, share, and change information
Read/Write Web
Web 2.0
This is changing our world!

Blogs

Web + Log = weblog or “we blog”
Easily created
Easily updated
If you can email, you can blog.
Blogs allow visitors to comment.
Search Blogs at Technorati or Google Blog Search

Educational Blogs

Teacher web sites Example
Class web sites Example
Learning journals Example
Book Clubs Example
Connect with Authors and Experts Example
Pen Pals Example (See Global Awareness and Cultural Literacy Through Electronic Dialog)
Professional Development Example
Reflective Practice Example (Also, don't miss David Warlick's blog.)
More Examples: http://www.supportblogging.com

Podcasts

Podcasts are blogs with audio or video.
Podcasts are like Internet radio shows or TV shows.
Podcasts are consumed on demand.
Search Educational Podcasts at www.epnweb.org

Educational Podcasts

Lectures & lessons
Just-in-time learning
School News
Classroom News
Final Projects
Presentations
Performances
Foreign Languages
Music
Create Your Own Podcast at www.podomatic.com

Wikis

Websites anyone can edit!
If you can use a word processor, you can use a wiki.
Visitors can see a history of changes and revert to earlier versions.
The Wikipedia is a massively collaborative encyclopedia.

Educational Wikis

Collaboratively authored class texts
Writing projects
Group projects
Sharing resources
Grade level teams
Subject area teams
Professional Development
Create Your Own Wikis at Wikispaces.com

Examples

The Wikipedia - http://www.wikipedia.org
Dave Conlay's Aristotle Experiment - http://aristotle-experiment.wikispaces.com
Eva Wagner's Houghton-Mifflin Tech Resources Wiki - http://hmtech.wikispaces.com
Eva Wagner's Technology Integration Projects for Grades K-3 - http://techtips.wikispaces.com
Dan McDowell's Wiki Resources - http://www.ahistoryteacher.com/necc2006/
More Workshop Wikis - http://edtechlife.com/workshops/
More Examples (A wiki about wikis in education!) - http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/

RSS

Subscribe to sources that are important to you.
Stay up to date quickly and easily.
Share your subscriptions with students... or other teachers.
Manage Your Subscriptions Online with www.bloglines.com

Other Services

del.icio.us - Annotate, save, and share bookmarks online!
Flickr.com - Upload, tag, and share images online!
Search Feeds - Notifications from Google, Technorati, MSN Search, and More!

Creative Commons

Share, Reuse, and Remix - Legally
Find CC Content
License Your Work
www.creativecommons.org

Student - Computer

Video Games and Simulations as Learning Environments
Students Designing Games and Simulations
Video Games in Education Wiki

Reflection

What is the most important thing you’ve learned today?
What burning questions do you still have?

Q & A

Mark Wagner
Educational Technology and Life
mark@edtechlife.com
www.edtechlife.com

Link to FCOE Instructional Technology Services Conference website