Module
Time Frame
Goals- After completing this module, participants will
Objectives-
1. Wikis
September 13-19
1. Understand what wikis are and how they work.


2. Understand how to use wikis in the classroom.
1. Describe what a wiki is.
2. Create a wiki space using the WikiSpaces website
3. Edit their Wikispace by creating pages for each module of the course.

1. Discuss the advantages of using a wiki website in the classroom (both teacher created and student created spaces).
2. Explore a variety of wiki examples.
3. Compare the various uses and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each.
4. Discuss their own ideas for incorporating wikis into their classroom.
2. Blogs
September 20-26
1. Understand what blog are and how they work.


2. Understand how reading blogs can help a teacher build their own PLN.


3. Understand how to use blogs in the classroom with students.
1. Describe what a blog is.
2. Create a teacher blog using Schoolwires.
3. Create student blogs using KidBlog or Edublogs.
4. Edit blog settings.

1. Explore a variety of teacher blogs.
2. Create a Google Reader account and add grade/subject specific blog subscriptions.

1. Discuss the advantages of using blogs in the classroom (both teacher created and student created).
2. Explore a variety of blog examples.
3. Compare the various uses and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each.
4. Discuss their own ideas for incorporating blogs into their classroom.
3. Social Bookmarking
September 27-October 3
1. Understand what social bookmarking is and how it works.

2. Understand how to use social bookmarking in the classroom.
1. Explore a variety of social bookmarking tools.
2. Select one of the tools, create an account and begin bookmarking sites.

1. Discuss the advantages of using social bookmarking personally.
2. Discuss ideas for using social bookmarking in the classroom.
4. Graphs and Drawing
October 4-10
1. Understand what Web 2.0 graphing and drawing tools are available and how they work.

2. Understand how to use Web 2.0 graphing and drawing tools in the classroom.

5. Photo Editing and Sharing
October 11-17
1. Understand what Web 2.0 photo editing and sharing tools are available and how they work.

2. Understand how to use Web 2.0 photo editing and sharing tools in the classroom.

6. Video Editing and Sharing
October 18-24
1. Understand what Web 2.0 video editing and sharing tools are available and how they work.

2. Understand how to use Web 2.0 video editing and sharing tools in the classroom.

7. Online Presentations
October 25-31
1. Understand what Web 2.0 presentation tools are available and how they work.

2. Understand how to use Web 2.0 presentation tools in the classroom.

8. Chat
November 1-7
1. Understand what Web 2.0 chat tools are available and how they work.

2. Understand how to use Web 2.0 chat tools in the classroom.

9. Social Media
November 8-14
1. Understand what social media tools are available and how they work.

2. Understand how to use social media tools in the classroom.

10. Digital Storytelling
November 15-21
1. Understand what Web 2.0 digital storytelling tools are available and how they work.

2. Understand how to use Web 2.0 digital storytelling tools in the classroom.

11. Surveys and Polling
November 29-December 5
1. Understand what Web 2.0 survey and polling tools are available and how they work.

2. Understand how to use Web 2.0 survey and polling tools in the classroom.

12. Other Web 2.0 Quickies
December 6-12
1. Understand a variety of other Web 2.0 websites that are available and how they work.

2. Understand how to use a variety of other Web 2.0 websites in the classroom.


Reference:
ISTE Standards for Teachers
http://www.iste.org/Content/NavigationMenu/NETS/ForTeachers/2008Standards/NETS_for_Teachers_2008.htm

SBEC Standards for Teachers
http://www.sbec.state.tx.us/SBECOnline/standtest/standards/techapps_allbegtch.pdf

Standard I.
All teachers use technology-related terms, concepts, data input strategies, and ethical practices to make informed decisions about
current technologies and their applications.
Standard II.
All teachers identify task requirements, apply search strategies, and use current technology to efficiently acquire, analyze, and
evaluate a variety of electronic information.
Standard III.
All teachers use task-appropriate tools to synthesize knowledge, create and modify solutions, and evaluate results in a way that
supports the work of individuals and groups in problem-solving situations.
Standard IV.
All teachers communicate information in different formats and for diverse audiences.
Standard V.
All teachers know how to plan, organize, deliver, and evaluate instruction for all students that incorporates the effective use of
current technology for teaching and integrating the Technology Applications Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) into the
curriculum.