Design Circle Plans

Design Teams should list their plans here. In general, the first team to post a set of tools gets "dibbs" on that tool. We will try not to have overlapps unless there is a really different way of using the same tool. You are not limited to any list of tools... you can choose for the universe of tools. The goal is to pick three tools that "go together" in some way. They don' t have to do the same thing. They could go together to create an activity. So you might need three very different tools to help building a knowledge sharing envirionment. I would like to see your notion of how they together in your plan..

Something like this... Theme: Cross Classroom Collaboration (wikispaces, gliffy, and Babel) These three tools will be used to show how classrooms
could work with one another in a global setting.
Theme: Community Building and Sharing in our Organization (Delicious, Diigo, Bubbl.us) These tools will be used to show the
benefits and different ways that practitioners can share their practices.

Overall good job but there needs to be a bit more specification of the theme in some cases.
Once you are happy with your theme, go and list it under the index page for the c-12 cadre library;
NOTE: There are a large number of Guest edits (specifically from design learning circle (dlc) 1, 2 and 6) -- you are contributing to that A that guest almost always gets. But if you want your work to be noticed, I suggest you make sure you sign into the wiki before you start editing.


Design Learning Circle 1 - Dillon, Jorge, Melody - Sakai-centric: Sakai as a "one stop shop" learning management system We will approximate a sequential set of steps that one could follow to build a Sakai-based unified collaboration space for a range of learning tools. This begins with the creation and configuration of a project page in Sakai (Melody), followed by the use of the external sites tool to incorporate other web 2.0 tools (Dillon), and ending with an exploration of a Sakai tool not currently available to us, Agora (Jorge), which allows for impressive multimedia conferencing without having to leave Sakai.

Design Learning Circle 2- Joy F, Kevin M, Regina V - Using Web 2.0 Collaboration & Design Tools to create multimedia oral histories: Wetoku (video interviews), Image Spark (gather images that tie to the theme of the oral history), Gliffy & Graphsy (create a family tree and chart immigration patterns).
(Great idea... now each of will help the group look at one of these tools -- look for help in teaching others how to use them. If there are podcasts or youtube vidoes, use them. But create a project page with tools linked. )

Design Learning Circle 3 -Mary, Aura, Michael Cramer -Real-Time Proposal / Grant Preparation Through "Just in Time" Applications: Flickr (Repository for AR project visual documentation and review amongst team), TeamViewer (real-time desktop, file, chat and presentations for AR project learning, support and review amongst team),Solodox (a collaborative tool that lets authors and readers share, revise and compare documents, projects, and templates), Dipity (just for fun...a timeline tool that lets you visually track events). (This looks good-- nice way to put a set of tools together. I can almost see the presentation. look for resources to help you teach them as you don't have to do everything yourself. )

Design Learning Circle 4 - Carly, Cynthia, Babette and Jamie - Improving student engagement through the virtual counselor: Set goals and objectives (Comapping), connect with students personally via voice & video (Dimdim) , and convey assignments and due dates to students with reminders (Monkey on your back) (Nice way to link tools around the issue of counseloring. I am looking forward to the presentation. )

Design Learning Circle 5 - Joella, Michael A, Jason - Visual Learning Through Social Networks 1.Content Jing 2.Collaboration Community Ning 3. Communication Tweetbots (I am not sure I get the visual learning part but I guess you will make this more clear. As you work you might come up with a more specific theme but this works for now. ) The 'visual learning' is representative of Jing's capabilities to add visuals, and then communicating those visuals through the use of social networks. That was my thinking behind the title - JM

Design Learning Circle 6 - Emily, Mac, Scott - Using Web 2.0 Collaborative Mind Mapping Applications: Watch and Learn as we streamline hitherto complex and confusing educational necessities such as a COMMON SYLLABUS. 1. Collaboration: Scott M. is claiming dibs on Screenr but there is also XMIND! - Web 2.0 open source brainstorming and mind mapping collaboration tool. 2. Open Source (i.e. VUE , FreeMind,Dipity/Capzles ) and 3. Multi-tasking Study Tools. (Bubbl.us , MindGenius )

Design Learning Circle 7 - Mike T, Mike W, and Kevin L - Google Reader, Google Wave andPhotobucket Animoto Presentation
Global Engineering and Consultancy Our Global team would utilize these specific tools to manage the operations of the company with the use of photo/design storage, up to date
'river' of news and 'must reads' feeds. Along with the integration of Google Wave, the HTML 5.0 invention will revolutionize our collaborative efforts instantaneously.. (This seems like a great collection but I am looking for a title of the presentation. Global Engineering and Connsultacy is a bit vague but I am sure you will evolve it as you work this out. ) Our theme is "Collaborate, Edit, and Share in Real Time",
utilizing text, photos, and video in the three tools;G. Reader, Photo-Bucket, and G. Wave.


Design Learning Circle 8 - Fabi , Nick and Juan - Communication and Collaboration Tools to Facilitate Online Learning - Facebook as course management, Twitterfall as a backchannel , and AdobeConnect with Mebeam integration for collaboration on projects. I am guessing your theme is online learning, but I am not clear on this. Perhaps you can add it. )