Cogdogroo is an absolutely fantastic wiki by Alan Levine about how to tell stories/deliver presentations using Web2.0 tools – he starts of with this version of the Cinderalla story as a demonstration of how not to do it, (though I have to say I think it’s rather good).
He then goes to on to deliver a workshop on “50 Web2.0 Ways to Tell a Story” – great tips on “prompts”, what you can do if you’re stuck about what to say; and then goes straight into doing it.
Why is it called “50 Web2.0 Ways to Tell a Story”? Because, having outlined the story he’s going to tell (the story of Dominoe), he then goes on to recreate it (gulp) using 50 of the on-line presentation tools available now – everything from photo slideshows to timelines to video mashups and beyond. He gives a brief review of the services as he goes – good stuff. The quickest way to look through it is to check his Webslides (that way you’ll also see which services aren’t working at the moment :)
Michael Wesch is an assistant professor in Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University who made a video called The Machine is Us/ing Us at the beginning of the year which – well, 3.5 million people have watched it so far; so I guess he hit the zeitgeist. It certainly made the hair stand up on the back of my neck.
Wesch2 is called “A Vision of Students Today” and it continues the theme.
What jumps out to me is that:
- He is using the medium to explore the medium.
- That his students must love the fact that he has a de-facto reputation.
- And they are becoming part of it.
ULearn07 is a conference on ‘Personalising Learning in a Digital World’ being held in Auckland NZ until tomorrow. Ewan Mcintosh of Edu.blogg fame (I’m a bit of a fan) did the first Keynote which is why I know about it, and as is the way with all such conferences now, (see the Scottish Learning Festival from Sept.) it’s using the tools it seeks to promote, so you can follow/comment/interact (at least a bit) here.
Bubbl.us is a ludicrously easy to use brainstorming – diagramming tool. It doesn’t do 2-way arrows and you can’t embed stuff in the bubbles, but you can share authoring with people – embed, link, export and mail them – standard web2.0 yadada. Marvelous.
via Integrating ICT into the MFL Classroom
A very simple explanation of why (and how) you might want to use a feed-reader.
Vodpod videos no longer available.
Zentation is an on-line service that allows you to add a video track to a pre-existing Powerpoint presentation. You host the Video on GoogleVideo, upload your presentation to the Zentation site and then synch the two together. As an example, this is a presentation given by the Head of IT and Media Services at the University of Wales in 2006 (and yes, he should have taken more effort over the sound quality).
Widely blogged presentation about Web2/futures. I’m sceptical abut some of the facts and it has the stink of xenophobia hanging over it (to me), but the line-graph’s speak to the point.
My favourite quote is from Einstein:
“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
via The Fischbowl