Lesson 8- Video Conferencing and Chat


November 1-7

Upon completion of this module, the student will be able to:
1. Explain the advantages of selected chat tool.
2. Create an account at the selected site and create a shareable product.
3. Explain how to use chat tools in the classroom.
Grading for Module- 1 hour credit=100 points
Journal entry on wiki- 25 points
Discussion participation- 25 points
Product- Chat product- 50 points

Assignment:

  1. On your Digital Dozen wiki, create a new page called "Chat".
  2. Briefly explore the "What Chat Tools are Available" section below. Read the tutorials and idea links for each tool.
  3. Select the tool that you like best and create an account. Try a video conference (with Skype and another Digital Dozen classmate), a text chat (with TypeWithMe or Today's Meet) or broadcast/record a lesson (with UStream).
  4. Answer the discussion questions found on the Discussions tab of this wiki page.
  5. On your "Chat" page on your Wikispace, write your ideas for using the tool you chose personally or in your classroom. Add a link to the channel or room you created or write in detail about your experience with your Skype or UStream with another Digital Dozen classmate).
  6. Read the answers to the discussion questions posted by your fellow Digital Dozen classmates. Respond to at least 1 post.

What Chat Tools are Available?

Site
Tutorials
Ideas for Using
Skype
http://www.skype.com
http://theedublogger.com/2008/12/16/quick-start-tips-for-new-skype-users/

http://socialnettools.wikispaces.com/Skype

Small Byte of Skype:
http://www.committedsardine.com/smallbytes/small_byte_skype.pdf
Using Skype in the Classroom
http://blogs.learnnc.org/instructify/2010/04/26/instructifeature-a-window-on-the-world-using-skype-in-the-classroom/

50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom
http://www.teachingdegree.org/2009/06/30/50-awesome-ways-to-use-skype-in-the-classroom/

Skype Jobs for Students:
http://langwitches.org/blog/2010/04/11/skype-jobs-for-students/

Tips for a Successful Skype Conference:
http://mscofino.edublogs.org/2007/05/07/4-steps-to-a-skype-tastic-video-conference/

More tips and things to think about:
http://wsfcsintouch.blogspot.com/2010/05/using-videoconferencing-to-connect-your.html

Kindergarten and Skype-
http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/may/31/na-skype-brings-classes-together/
UStream:
http://www.ustream.com
(broadcast live with web cam)
http://helpcenter.ustream.tv/category/category/create-manage-account

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/internet/social-networking/networks/ustream4.htm
https://wiki.itap.purdue.edu/display/INSITE/Ustream.tv#Ustream.tv-UseintheClassroom

Broadcast 24/7 webcam of class pets or science projects (chicken eggs, tadpoles, etc.)

Broadcast a lesson live.

Record a lesson and post to your webpage or wiki.
Talki:
http://tal.ki


Type with Me
(formerly known as Etherpad)
http://typewith.me
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/typewithme-quick-dirty-document-collaboration-tool/
http://www.nabt.org/blog/2010/07/31/type-with-me/

http://webtechguide.sepif.org/xwiki/bin/viewrev/Main/TypeWithMe?rev=4.1

http://www.classroom20.com/profiles/blogs/typewithme-a-simple-web-app
Today's Meet
http:/
/www.todaysmeet.com

http://dogtrax.edublogs.org/2010/07/28/backwards-story-writing-using-todays-meet-for-writing/

http://todaysmeet.com/help/backchannel

Elementary
http://langwitches.org/blog/2009/11/19/backchanneling-with-elementary-school-students/

Secondary
http://projects.minot.k12.nd.us/groups/chris/weblog/29e37/Backchanneling_in_Social_Studies.html

More Ideas for Using Video Conferencing in the Classroom:


Enrichment:

Sites for Finding Other Classes to Collaborate With: