Technology in the Classroom - Publish to the World!

CASAS Summer Institute
June 17, 2010
Marian Thacher, OTAN, mthacher at otan dot us
Penny Pearson, OTAN, ppearson at otan dot us
Here is my handout. TechinClsrmHO.doc

And here are the slides (3 to a page, color): TechInClassroomHOcolor.pdf

Slides, 6 to a page, black and white: TechInClassroomHObw.pdf


· Background on Need for Technology in Adult Education

o Reach Higher America report, CAAL, http://www.nationalcommissiononadultliteracy.org//report.html

o The Power of Technology to Transform Adult Learning, Mary McCain, CAAL, http://www.caalusa.org/POWER_OF_TECH.pdf

o Investigating the Language and Literacy Skills Required for Indpendent Online Learning
http://www.nifl.gov/publications/pdf/NIFLOnlineLearningReport.pdf

o New Horizons Report http://www.nmc.org/publications/2009-horizon-report

Video about gesture-based computing:


o The National Education Technology Plan 2010 (draft posted March 2010) http://www.ed.gov/technology/netp-2010

· What is Web 2.0?

Watch the video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLlGopyXT_g

Poll Everywhere - http://www.polleverywhere.com

· Wikis

The Adult Literacy Education wiki - Wiki.literacytent.org
Adult Literacy Wiki, 5 yrs old, now over 1300 pages
More adult ed examples at http://webtwopointohinadulted.wikispaces.com/Wikis
Video by CommonCraft: http://www.commoncraft.com/video-wikis- plain-english
www.wikispaces.com
www.pbwiki.com
www.wetpaint.com

· Cell Phones


Text Messages
T-Mobile: phonenumber@tmomail.net
AT&T: phonenumber@txt.att.net
Cingular: phonenumber@cingularme.com
Sprint: phonenumber@messaging.sprintpcs.com
Verizon: phonenumber@vtext.com
Nextel: phonenumber@messaging.nextel.com
where phonenumber = your 10 digit phone number

Picture or Video Messages
Can be a different email, such as AT&T: phonenumber@mms.att.net

Posting an Audio File
Gabcast – www.gabcast.com - Post audio files, a regular “radio show,” invite others to post
Drop.io – http://drop.io – another free service to post almost anything
DropBox – www.dropbox.com – lets you save materials from one computer and make them available on another one. Have to
download the software. Basic version is free.

· iPod Touch Links to lists of apps Flashlight - http://www.uquery.com/apps/285281827-flashlight-3


· Google Docs

docs.google.com

Social Bookmarking

Delicious.com

· Save your bookmarks online
· Share with friends and colleagues
· See what others are bookmarking

Social Networking

Ning.com – easily create a social network with discussion forums, blogs, photos, videos, docs

LinkedIn.com – professional networking

FaceBook.com – primarily social, but many professional organizations have a presence

Twitter.com – short posts, quick communication, part of a “channel” or group, such as a conference