Week 2: Blogging & Collaboration
Improve your search skills with Google’s Power Searching online courses.
- Learn tips and tricks to become a fast and effective fact-finder with Power Searching with Google.
- Deepen your understanding of solving complex research problems using advanced Google search techniques with Advanced Power Searching with Google.
- Join a growing global community of Power Searchers.
Power Searching is a MOOC, or massive online open course. A MOOC is “an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. MOOCs are widely seen as a major part of a larger disruptive innovation taking place in higher education. About 10% of the students who sign up typically complete the course.” Wikipedia maintains a list of MOOC course providers.
Continue your blog from EDUC 512 or begin new one. Sign up for a teacher blog at one of the websites below.
- Trello: organize a project
- Google groups: email group members
- Kona: collaborate on a project
- Wikispaces: edit a site together
Information can be found with more than just Google. Depending on the information needed, search the following sites:
- YouTube: how-to
- Pinterest: crafty (K-2) ideas
- EduClipper: education resources
- Twitter: trends; real-time information
- Diigo: online bookmarks
- EduClipper: educational virtual pinboard
- Pinterest: virtual pinboard
- Symbaloo: visual bookmarks
- Begin a google site.
- Add pages in class.
- Sites can be collaborative: ten AP World classes taught by four teachers in three states will work together to collectively create a set of resources, written and video, to help prepare for the AP World History Exam: https://sites.google.com/a/guhsd.net/ap-world-review-2011/
Google Sites Examples: Teacher-created for students
Designed for College Students
- Designed for K-12 Students
Google Sites Examples: Student-created Projects
Middle School Students’ e-portfolios