Learning is contagious:

If we learn, they learn with us!

Presentation Synopsis

Web 2.0 brings a whole new dimension to the old adage, "show, don't tell", and lets you step back and give students the opportunity to create and share their self-created productions anytime, anywhere, with a wide audience. This hands-on workshop will give you the opportunity to create engaging content to tempt the most discerning students.

Create your Online Dynamic Flyer

"Smore is a service for quickly creating great-looking webpages. Smore markets itself as a service for creating online flyers, but it's a little bit more than that. To me "flyer" implies that you're creating a single-use PDF and posting it online. Smore's flyers are dynamic and changeable, they're not single-use PDFs" (Richard Byrne).

The Future Teachers Learning Together blog has an informative post with lots of helpful Smore information.

Butler Online is using a Smore Welcome Letter to email information to all online students (rather than text only).

Smore handout: Smore tutorial.pdf
Smore Online Flyer and Newsletter Creator

Create your Own Start Page

"Symbaloo is a personal startpage that allows you to easily navigate the web and compile your favorite sites all into one visual interface. Save your bookmarks in the cloud and access them from anywhere with any device" (http://www.symbaloo.com/).

Check out this sample Symbaloo. It provides lots of resources for you and your students. http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/etlconference

Symbaloo handout: Using Symbaloo.pdf

Curate content and add your perspective.

  • "Storify helps make sense of what people post on social media. Our users curate the most import and voices and turn them into stories" (https://storify.com/about).

  • "Storify is a social network service that lets the user create stories or timelines using social media such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram" (Storify - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storify).

This Storify, Significant Challenges Impeding Higher Education Technology Adoption, incorporates information from the 2014 Horizon Report.

Storify handout: Storify Tutorial.pdf

Make your Own Online Magazine

"It's a single place to discover, collect and share the news you care about. Add your

  1. favorite social networks
  2. publications and
  3. blogs

to stay connected to the topics and people closest to you" (https://flipboard.com/). And it's fun!

Review the highlights of the 2014 World Cup Finals via this flipboard sample.

5 Things to Know about Flipboard

The Internet of Things

Flipboard handout: Flipboard tutorial.pdf

Learning is Contagious

Monday, Aug. 11th, 9:30-10:30am

901 S Haverhill Rd

El Dorado, KS