Web 2.0 Resources For The Classroom


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    1. 1. Web 2.0 Resources for Your Classroom Amy Hopkins Caddo Mills ISD [email_address] This work is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license
    2. 2. Web 2.0 Words are Weird! Comedian Kevin Nalts on His Favorite Web 2.0 Words - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPYLn2QblNI&feature=related
    3. 3. Resources for this presentation: <ul><li>http://tcea2009.wikispaces.com </li></ul>
    4. 4. What is Web 2.0? <ul><li>The term &quot; Web 2.0 &quot; describes the changing trends in the use of World Wide Web technology and web design that aim to enhance creativity, communications, secure information sharing, collaboration and functionality of the web. </li></ul><ul><li>From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia </li></ul>
    5. 5. Will Richardson…. <ul><li>The most sweeping change in our relationship with the Internet may not be as much with the ability to publish as it is the ability to share and connect and create with many, many others of like minds and interests. Richardson, Will. Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Tools for Classrooms. Corwin, 2006 </li></ul>
    6. 6. Web 2.0 – The Read/Write Web <ul><li>Simplified online content creation </li></ul><ul><li>Users can focus on: Ideas Creativity Collaboration Technical know-how unimportant Usually publically accessible Andy Carvin, Embracing Web 2.0 for an Education 1.0 Universe </li></ul>
    7. 7. Vocabulary Needed! <ul><li>Tags The subject descriptors given to Web 2.0 based information which can also be used to search out items of interest </li></ul><ul><li>RSS – “Really Simple Syndication” The ability of web content to be shared and republished </li></ul>
    8. 8. RSS in Plain English – The Common Craft Show
    9. 9. Vocabulary Needed! <ul><li>Tags The subject descriptors given to Web 2.0 based information which can also be used to search out items of interest </li></ul><ul><li>RSS – “Really Simple Syndication” The ability of web content to be shared and republished </li></ul><ul><li>Web feed/News feed a URL that Web 2.0 content creators obtain to allow </li></ul><ul><li>users to “subscribe” to the content on the site </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregator/News Reader A Web-based or computer-based program that allows you to have your “subscriptions” automatically delivered and all to one place </li></ul>
    11. 11. Google Accounts <ul><li>Many of Google’s newest tools require you to have a free Google account [which is not the same as a Gmail account]. </li></ul><ul><li>To create a new Google account, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Go to google.com/accounts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click the “Create an account now” link </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow the on-screen prompts </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. No email addresses? Try Gaggle! <ul><li>If your students don’t [or can’t] have their own email addresses, you can create a free set of classroom email addresses at gaggle.net. </li></ul><ul><li>You can then use these email addresses to create a free set of classroom Google accounts. </li></ul><ul><li>gaggle.net </li></ul>
    13. 13. iGoogle <ul><li>Personalized homepage for Google Account holders </li></ul><ul><li>It was originally launched in May 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>Its features include the capability to add web feeds and Google Gadgets of particular interest to user </li></ul><ul><li>Custom background themes </li></ul>
    14. 15. Google Toolbar <ul><li>Bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Custom Buttons </li></ul><ul><li>Settings on toolbar can be accessed from any computer with the toolbar </li></ul><ul><li>Download at: http://toolbar.google.com/T5/intl/en/index.html </li></ul>
    15. 16. Web 2.0 Categories <ul><li>Aggregators </li></ul><ul><li>Audio Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Converting Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Graphing Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Image Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Music Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Organization Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Quiz and Polling Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Research Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshow Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Video Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Word Processing & Productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Writing Tools </li></ul>
    16. 17. AGGREGATORS
    17. 18. What is an Aggregator? <ul><li>Aggregators reduce the time and effort needed to regularly check websites for updates, creating a unique information space or &quot;personal newspaper.” </li></ul><ul><li>Once subscribed to a feed, an aggregator is able to check for new content at user-determined intervals and retrieve the update. </li></ul>
    18. 19. Vocabulary Needed! <ul><li>Tags The subject descriptors given to Web 2.0 based information which can also be used to search out items of interest </li></ul><ul><li>RSS – “Really Simple Syndication” The ability of web content to be shared and republished </li></ul><ul><li>Web feed/News feed a URL that Web 2.0 content creators obtain to allow users to “subscribe” to the content on the site </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregator/News Reader A Web-based or computer-based program that allows you to have your “subscriptions” automatically delivered and all to one place </li></ul>
    19. 20. Google Reader <ul><ul><li>Stay up to date Google Reader constantly checks your favorite news sites and blogs for new content. Whether a site updates daily or monthly, you can be sure that you won't miss a thing. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Simplify your reading experience Google Reader shows you all of your favorite sites in one convenient place. It's like a personalized inbox for the entire web. </li></ul><ul><li>Discover new content Millions of sites publish feeds with their latest updates, and the integrated feed search makes it easy to find new content that interests you. </li></ul><ul><li>ADDITIONAL RESOURCES </li></ul><ul><li>Google Reader in Plain English </li></ul><ul><li>Google Reader printable Cheat Sheet for Shortcuts </li></ul>
    20. 22. Pageflakes <ul><li>The site is organized into tabs, each tab containing user-selected modules called Flakes . </li></ul><ul><li>Each Flake varies in content; information such as RSS/Atom feeds, Calendar, Notes, Web search, weather forecast, del.icio.us bookmarks, Flickr photos, social networking tools like Facebook , YouTube , Twitter , email and user-created modules. </li></ul><ul><li>Pageflakes has 250,000 Flakes and over 130,000 Pagecasts (publicly shared pages created by users with individual URLs). </li></ul>
    21. 24. AUDIO and Podcasting
    22. 25. Voki <ul><li>Voki enables users to express themselves on the web in their own voice using a talking character. </li></ul><ul><li>You can customize your Voki to look like you or take on the identity of lots of other types of characters… animals, monsters, anime etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Your Voki can speak with your own voice which is added via microphone, upload, or phone. </li></ul>
    23. 26. Read the Words Users of this service can generate a clear sounding audio file from almost any written material. Read the Words.com generates a voice that reads the words that you request.
    24. 27. Podcast <ul><li>According to Wikipedia , “A podcast is a series of digital-media files which are distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and computers. </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts are audio files that are delivered over the Internet and then played back on a computer or portable audio player. </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting is a term coined from the combination of “iPod,” a popular digital audio player, and “broadcast. You can subscribe to a podcast feed and then have it automatically delivered to your computer when there is a new episode. </li></ul>Photo Courtesy of Oliver Hartmann
    25. 28. Tech Chick Tips – a podcast I subscribe to
    26. 30. iTunes – search for podcasts
    27. 31. Gcast GCast is a site that lets you create and store podcasts. Using code from Gcast you can even add your podcasts to your Web site.
    28. 32. Great Podcasting Resources Follow these instructions to learn how to take your audio recording and turn it into a real podcast! <ul><li>Blogging with Blogger and Feedburner - http://www.learninginhand.com/podcasting/blogger-feedburner.html </li></ul><ul><li>How to Make your Internet Broadcast a Podcast from Mr. Coley's Classroom - http://mrcoley.com/coleycast/podcastinfo2.htm </li></ul>
    30. 34. Wikispaces <ul><li>Wikis are simple web pages that groups, friends, and families can edit together. </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces now hosts over 750,000 wikis for over 1,800,000 people. </li></ul><ul><li>Take a tour - http://www.wikispaces.com/site/tour#introduction </li></ul>
    31. 35. Hardware Review http://mrshoppy.wikispaces.com/Input+Device
    32. 36. http://tcea2009.wikispaces.com/
    33. 37. Google Sites <ul><li>Google Sites is a free, online, web editor that lets you easily create your own group websites. </li></ul><ul><li>Google even gives you your own URL [sites.google.com/site/ sitename ] and 10 GB of storage for your pages and uploaded files. </li></ul><ul><li>Negative: At this point, no code embed feature </li></ul>
    34. 38. Example of a Student Portfolio created in Google Sites
    35. 39. CONVERTING
    36. 40. Zamzar <ul><li>Convert any type of files, including Youtube. Email notification when ready, pick up from the site. </li></ul>
    37. 41. Media-Convert Convert almost any file (document, image, video, etc) to almost any file format. Upload from your computer or from URL. Instantly available for download.
    38. 42. DRAWING
    39. 43. Sumo Paint Picture Courtesy of CJ Tawater Sumo Paint is a free image editing software that gives you the opportunity to create, edit and comment images online with powerful tools and layer support.
    40. 44. Go Animate GoAnimate.com is an entertainment website that enables the simple creation of unique computer animated stories, satires and sentiments that can be shared with the entire online community.
    41. 45. Queeky Queeky is an online drawing community with unique drawing tools and creative users from all around the world. CC License - Z22
    42. 46. DoppelMe <ul><li>Create a cool graphical likeness of yourself, your friends, family or any group of people for use as an avatar in forums, instant messenger, blogs and almost anywhere else on the web. </li></ul>
    43. 47. IMAGE
    44. 48. Flickr <ul><li>Flickr is an image and video hosting website </li></ul><ul><li>It was one of the earliest Web 2.0 applications – launched in 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to being a popular Web site for users to share personal photographs, the service is widely used by bloggers as a photo warehouse. </li></ul><ul><li>Its popularity has been fueled by its organization tools, which allow photos to be tagged and browsed. </li></ul><ul><li>It claims to host more than 2 billion images. </li></ul>
    45. 50. Flickr Resources <ul><li>Spell with Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr Toys collection </li></ul>
    46. 51. <ul><li>Students can search on Flickr for pictures licensed under a Creative Commons license to use in their presentations and digital stories. </li></ul><ul><li>GREAT JOB FLICKR </li></ul><ul><li>in providing this resource! </li></ul>
    47. 52. Windows MovieMaker project using pictures from Flickr Video Courtesy of Samantha Martin
    48. 53. Cool Text Cool Text is a free graphics generator for web pages and anywhere else you need an impressive logo without a lot of design work.
    49. 54. TypoGenerator <ul><li>Turns a piece of text into a piece of art. </li></ul>
    50. 55. Wordle Generate “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.
    51. 56. Picnik Picnik is an online photo editing service. Currently it can import photos natively from Facebook, Myspace, Picasa Web Albums, Flickr, Yahoo Image search and also offers options to upload from a computer or to upload from a website. Photo Courtesy of Lexie King
    52. 57. MUSIC
    53. 58. Mixter ccMixter.org is a community music site that promotes remix culture and makes samples, remixes, and a cappella tracks licensed under Creative Commons available for download and re-use in creative works.
    54. 59. Jamendo <ul><li>Jamendo is a community of free, legal and unlimited music published under Creative Commons licenses. </li></ul><ul><li>Share your music, download your favorite artists! </li></ul>
    55. 60. Garageband <ul><li>GarageBand.com is a large online community of independent musicians and music fans. </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 1999, the site is used by musicians who seek greater exposure </li></ul><ul><li>The site is also used by music fans to discover new independent artists in the site's vast collection. </li></ul><ul><li>Some is Creative Commons -licensed music content </li></ul>Good Times by Kevin Mitchum
    56. 61. Internet Radio <ul><li>Pandora </li></ul><ul><li>theRadio.com </li></ul><ul><li>Jango </li></ul>
    57. 62. ORGANIZATION
    58. 63. Gliffy With Gliffy online diagram software, you can easily create professional-looking flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings, and more.
    59. 64. Webspiration Whether working individually or collaboratively, Webspiration is the new online visual thinking tool.
    60. 65. Jott <ul><li>Lets you &quot;phone it in&quot; and it emails you the message. Or you can call in appointments to your Google Calendar, add check list items to your Remember the Milk to-do list, order titles from Amazon, and/or post items to your blog. </li></ul>
    62. 67. Presentations in Google Docs <ul><li>As of September 2007, Google Docs also lets you collaboratively create, edit, and share PowerPoint-type presentations. </li></ul><ul><li>You can import existing presentations or use the on-screen slide editor. </li></ul>Courtesy of www.google.com
    63. 68. Zoho Show <ul><li>Almost any presentations that you create using your desktop software, can now be done with Zoho Show. </li></ul><ul><li>Themes </li></ul><ul><li>Shapes and symbols </li></ul><ul><li>Text editing </li></ul><ul><li>Bullets & numbering </li></ul><ul><li>Clipart and more </li></ul><ul><li>No transitions, but they are working on it! </li></ul>
    64. 69. 280 Slides <ul><li>Create beautiful presentations or upload existing documents and access them from anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Add photos from Flickr and videos and YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Download to PowerPoint or embed in a website. </li></ul>
    65. 70. QUIZ AND POLLING
    66. 71. Poll Daddy <ul><li>With your free account from PollDaddy you can create surveys and polls for your website, blog and social network profiles. </li></ul>
    67. 73. RESEARCH
    68. 74. Google Notebook <ul><li>Google Notebook is a free research tool, available to everyone with a Google account, that lets you create a notebook of your online discoveries – quotes, images, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Think of this as Google’s 3x5 index cards for internet research. </li></ul><ul><li>As of January, Google has discontinued support of Notebook!  If you already have an account, you continue access. </li></ul><ul><li>google.com/notebook </li></ul>
    69. 75. Alternative to Notebook: www.evernote.com
    70. 76. SLIDESHOW
    71. 77. Glogster <ul><li>Glogster is a new service that lets users create web pages (they call them posters) using Flash elements. Upload photos, songs, text and other stuff, drag it around, embed the poster or share it with friends. </li></ul>
    72. 78. VIDEO
    73. 79. Animoto Create video from your pictures. Apply for Animoto in Education account for your students and you will be able to create full-length video, instead of the standard 30 second video.
    74. 80. Jing <ul><li>Jing is a free screen capture program you can download to your computer, which you can use to take snapshots, or record whatever you are doing. </li></ul><ul><li>Files save as .swf files – need to be converted </li></ul><ul><li>Or </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrade to Jing Pro – saves as smaller, .mp4 files </li></ul>
    76. 82. Google Docs & Spreadsheets <ul><li>docs.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs & Spreadsheets is available to everyone with a Google account. </li></ul><ul><li>Docs & Spreadsheets lets you </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload Word or Excel files or create new documents and spreadsheets online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edit your files online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invite others to edit your files online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View the files’ version histories and roll back to previous versions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publish the finished files to the world as web pages or blog posts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Download the final, edited files as .doc, .rtf, .pdf, .html, and/or .zip files </li></ul></ul>
    77. 83. Google Docs Templates <ul><li>Google Docs now has 314 document, spreadsheet, and presentation templates you are free to use. </li></ul><ul><li>You can create a new document from a template by choosing New > From Template… </li></ul><ul><li>docs.google.com/templates </li></ul>
    78. 84. Letter Pop Use LetterPop to create eye-popping newsletters, presentations, invitations, product features, event summaries, club updates, picture collages, and a whole lot more .
    79. 85. NON-Web 2.0 That I Have to Mention! <ul><li>Format Factory – free download that converts files </li></ul><ul><li>Inkscape – open source alternative to Adobe Illustrator </li></ul>
    80. 86. Audacity <ul><li>Audacity® is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. </li></ul><ul><li>My students use it to: </li></ul><ul><li>Record their voices for multimedia projects </li></ul><ul><li>To cut down copyrighted songs into portions they can legally use in projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Download at: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>To save as .mp3 files, also download the Lame Encoder at : </li></ul><ul><li>http://lame.buanzo.com.ar/ </li></ul>
    81. 87. Save audio as .mp3 or .wav
    82. 88. Student Example using PowerPoint and Audacity <ul><li>Sara's Fable </li></ul>
    83. 89. Google Sketchup Picture Courtesy of Asa Pelt A 3D software tool that combines a tool-set with an intelligent drawing system. Enables to place models using real-world coordinates. Create, modify and share 3D models.
    84. 90. Picture Courtesy of Michael Craig
    85. 91. WORKS CITED <ul><li>&quot;Podcast.&quot; Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia . 23 Jan 2009, 23:03 UTC. 25 Jan 2009 < http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Podcast&oldid=266008188 >. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;GarageBand.com.&quot; Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia . 2 Jan 2009, 03:29 UTC. 26 Jan 2009 < http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=GarageBand.com&oldid=261381266 >. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;CcMixter.&quot; Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia . 19 Jan 2009, 09:22 UTC. 26 Jan 2009 < http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=CcMixter&oldid=265047264 >. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Flickr.&quot; Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia . 25 Jan 2009, 13:35 UTC. 26 Jan 2009 < http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Flickr&oldid=266310181 >. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;repository.&quot; Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition . Philip Lief Group 2008. 26 Jan. 2009. <Thesaurus.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/repository >. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Web 2.0.&quot; Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia . 3 Feb 2009, 22:35 UTC. 3 Feb 2009 < http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Web_2.0&oldid=268346393 >. </li></ul>
    86. 92. <ul><li>&quot;*** GIRL IN BLUE by z22 ***.&quot; Queeky - Social drawing! - QUEEKY - Social drawing . 25 Jan. 2009 <http://www.queeky.com/gallery/display/29029/2>. </li></ul><ul><li>Mitchum, Kevin . &quot;Band Profile - Kevin Mitchum.&quot; Good Times . 25 Jan. 2009 <www.garageband.com/song?|pe1|S8LTM0LdsaSiYVizYG4>. </li></ul><ul><li>Schrock, Kathy. &quot;Web 2.0 Tools:Communicate, Collaborate,Compose, Create and Contribute.&quot; Web 2.0 . 19 Jan. 2009 <kathyschrock.net/web20/schrock_web20.pdf>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;iGoogle logo.&quot; iGoogle logo . 9 Jan. 1922 <userlogos.org/files/logos/sjdvda/iGoogle2.png>. </li></ul><ul><li>Carvin, Andy . &quot;Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: Embracing Web 2.0 in an Education 1.0 Universe.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth . 27 Jan. 2009 <http://www.andycarvin.com/archives/2006/07/embracing_web_20_in.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>Nalts, Kevin. &quot;100 Favorite Web 2.0 Words to Say.&quot; YouTube . 28 Jan. 2009 <www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPYLn2QblNI&feature=related>. </li></ul><ul><li>Hartmann, Oliver. &quot;Podcast Wallpaper on Flickr - Photo Sharing!.&quot; Welcome to Flickr - Photo Sharing . 27 Jan. 2009 <http://www.flickr.com/photos/ollyhart/123420044/>. </li></ul><ul><li>Richardson, Will. Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms . Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2006. </li></ul>
    87. 93. Amy Hopkins Caddo Mills ISD [email_address] Resources for this presentation: http://tcea2009.wikispaces.com