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Web 2.0 Tools: all students can learn CONVENT OF THE SACRED HEART (Greenwich, CT) Andrew Byrne, Dean of Faculty Joel Padilla, Upper School Math Linda Vasu, Upper School English RAVENSCROFT SCHOOL (Raleigh, NC) Jason Ramsden, Chief Technology Officer
Wikipedia states the following: "Web 2.0" is commonly associated with web development and web design that facilitates interactive information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design and collaboration on the World Wide Web.“
In short, it is a new paradigm by which to view the use of the Web.
MOODLE Effective use of a Learning Management System (LMS)
Moodle Recreating the classroom experience through: Course structure Online layout Student collaboration Resources for students Teacher guidance
Knowing Knowledge, Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning, A Companion to Digital Humanities (2004),
eLearning is easily adaptable to literature courses because course content is relatively “stable.”
Moodle: an ideal Learning Management System for the English Classroom
Instructional Goals Rich contexts and resources Variety, choices and control Consistent workspace Opportunities for independent/collaborative work Practice in synthesizing multiple modes of information Student = primary contributor of his/her knowledge Teacher = a node in a network
Choices Students can enhance their understanding of the Vermeer painting in Girl in Hyacinth Blue with an online visit to the Vermeer exhibition.
Sample Activities Summer reading forum – online discussion Posting a response to the prompt Responding to a prompt
Reading Journal: Online text discussion – Reading Log…hyperlink to the example Choosing and framing a prompt Using Word first Proofreading before posting
Am I able to teach critical thinking skills using Web 2.0 applications? ? Am I able to create resilient, flexible, and creative mindsets in my students using Web 2.0 applications? Am I able to use Web 2.0 applications to effectively address challenges in my classroom? What are the obstacles to Web 2.0 that exist in my school and how can I work to overcome them?