Hammer or Screwdriver? Selecting the Right Web 2.0 Tool to Accomplish Your Goals Andy Mann Muskegon Area ISD
So Many – Which is Right? <ul><li>Weebly </li></ul><ul><li>Google Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Word Press Blog </li></ul><ul><l...
www.weebly.com   <ul><li>Teacher Website </li></ul><ul><li>http://cnapolitano.weebly.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://kinderch...
Strength and Weakness <ul><li>Student Portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>http://millerpaige.weebly.com </li></ul><ul><li>Strength...
When is  Weebly   the Best Choice? <ul><li>Want a quick web page </li></ul><ul><li>User is not tech savvy </li></ul><ul><l...
Strength and Weakness <ul><li>Strength </li></ul><ul><li>Google integration </li></ul><ul><li>Many templates </li></ul><ul...
http://sites.google.com   <ul><li>Teacher Website </li></ul><ul><li>http://sites.google.com/site/learnstjoe/   </li></ul><...
When is  Google Sites the Best Choice? <ul><li>Use Google Apps for Education </li></ul><ul><li>User has some tech skills <...
http://blogs.muskegonisd.org   <ul><li>Classroom Blog </li></ul><ul><li>http://blogs.reeths-puffer.org /  mcguinna / </li>...
Strength and Weakness <ul><li>Strength </li></ul><ul><li>Users can subscribe to blog posts </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to creat...
When is a  Blog the Best Choice? <ul><li>Blog = We b log </li></ul><ul><li>Regular updates </li></ul><ul><li>Want to allow...
http://wikispaces.com   Classroom Wiki http://thekinderkids.wikispaces.com http://cisd-assistivetechnology.wikispaces.com ...
Strength and Weakness <ul><li>Strength </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Pages can be locked – no ed...
When is  WikiSpaces the Best Choice? <ul><li>Multiple users collaborating on site – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Changing diff. p...
http://docs.google.com   <ul><li>Documents </li></ul><ul><li>Work collaborative on documents </li></ul><ul><li>Spreadsheet...
Strength and Weakness <ul><li>Strength </li></ul><ul><li>Users understand the tools </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to create surve...
When is  Google Docs the Best Choice? <ul><li>Users have Google account </li></ul><ul><li>Want to use MS Office like tools...
http://moodle.muskegonisd.org   <ul><li>Classroom Website </li></ul><ul><li>Secure site for classroom  resources </li></ul...
Strength and Weakness <ul><li>Strength </li></ul><ul><li>Secure – login required </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source </li></ul><...
When is  Moodle the Best Choice? <ul><li>Want secure site – with a password </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Show student videos </li...
Hammer or Screwdriver? <ul><li>What did I leave out? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the best choice? </li></ul><ul><li>What are...
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    1. 1. Hammer or Screwdriver? Selecting the Right Web 2.0 Tool to Accomplish Your Goals Andy Mann Muskegon Area ISD
    2. 2. So Many – Which is Right? <ul><li>Weebly </li></ul><ul><li>Google Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Word Press Blog </li></ul><ul><li>WikiSpaces </li></ul><ul><li>Google Documents </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle </li></ul>
    3. 3. www.weebly.com <ul><li>Teacher Website </li></ul><ul><li>http://cnapolitano.weebly.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://kinderchild.weebly.com </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Website </li></ul><ul><li>http:// googlearth.weebly.com </li></ul>
    4. 4. Strength and Weakness <ul><li>Student Portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>http://millerpaige.weebly.com </li></ul><ul><li>Strength </li></ul><ul><li>Drag and drop </li></ul><ul><li>Brain dead easy </li></ul><ul><li>Optional for blog page </li></ul><ul><li>Subdomain naming </li></ul><ul><li>Education version </li></ul><ul><li>Weakness </li></ul><ul><li>No history </li></ul><ul><li>Can be slow – be patient </li></ul>http://blog.weebly.com/2/post/2011/04/introducing-collaborative-website-editing.html
    5. 5. When is Weebly the Best Choice? <ul><li>Want a quick web page </li></ul><ul><li>User is not tech savvy </li></ul><ul><li>Need an easy-to-use GUI interface </li></ul><ul><li>One primary creator </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Want options for different looks </li></ul><ul><li>Like having a site with subdomain naming </li></ul><ul><li>More static content </li></ul>
    6. 6. Strength and Weakness <ul><li>Strength </li></ul><ul><li>Google integration </li></ul><ul><li>Many templates </li></ul><ul><li>Easily duplicate site </li></ul><ul><li>Easy collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Weakness </li></ul><ul><li>Many options </li></ul><ul><li>No sub domain </li></ul><ul><li>Not as intuitive </li></ul>
    7. 7. http://sites.google.com <ul><li>Teacher Website </li></ul><ul><li>http://sites.google.com/site/learnstjoe/ </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Website </li></ul><ul><li>http:// sites.google.com/site/deliciousineducation / </li></ul>
    8. 8. When is Google Sites the Best Choice? <ul><li>Use Google Apps for Education </li></ul><ul><li>User has some tech skills </li></ul><ul><li>Want many layout options </li></ul><ul><li>Want easy integration with other Google tools </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple users collaborating on site creation </li></ul><ul><li>More static content </li></ul>
    9. 9. http://blogs.muskegonisd.org <ul><li>Classroom Blog </li></ul><ul><li>http://blogs.reeths-puffer.org / mcguinna / </li></ul><ul><li>http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=51141 </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Blog </li></ul><ul><li>http://educationaltech-med.blogspot.com/ </li></ul>
    10. 10. Strength and Weakness <ul><li>Strength </li></ul><ul><li>Users can subscribe to blog posts </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to create posts </li></ul><ul><li>Visitors can comment on posts </li></ul><ul><li>Posts can be moderated </li></ul><ul><li>Weakness </li></ul><ul><li>One creator </li></ul><ul><li>Not designed for static pages </li></ul><ul><li>Some embeds won’t work </li></ul><ul><li>Some blogs have advertisements </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger.com links to other blogs </li></ul><ul><li>http://gloryriverprimitives-robby.blogspot.com </li></ul>
    11. 11. When is a Blog the Best Choice? <ul><li>Blog = We b log </li></ul><ul><li>Regular updates </li></ul><ul><li>Want to allow others to subscribe </li></ul><ul><li>Want to allow others to comment </li></ul><ul><li>Some tech skills needed for advanced </li></ul><ul><li>Not the best choice for static pages </li></ul><ul><li>Ideal for daily/weekly record of class events or homework </li></ul>
    12. 12. http://wikispaces.com Classroom Wiki http://thekinderkids.wikispaces.com http://cisd-assistivetechnology.wikispaces.com Curriculum Wiki http://cisd-assistivetechnology.wikispaces.com http://r-phungergames.wikispaces.com
    13. 13. Strength and Weakness <ul><li>Strength </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Pages can be locked – no editing </li></ul><ul><li>Supports embedding well </li></ul><ul><li>History and easy reverting </li></ul><ul><li>Subdomain provided </li></ul><ul><li>Student account friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Free ad free education version </li></ul><ul><li>Weakness </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion forum not a full blog </li></ul><ul><li>Limited templates </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult to duplicate </li></ul>
    14. 14. When is WikiSpaces the Best Choice? <ul><li>Multiple users collaborating on site – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Changing diff. pages at the same time is okay </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Want to be able to look back at the history </li></ul><ul><li>Want to batch upload students with or without email addresses </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t need elaborate discussion forums </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t need a large choice of themes </li></ul><ul><li>Want to know when a page is changed </li></ul>
    15. 15. http://docs.google.com <ul><li>Documents </li></ul><ul><li>Work collaborative on documents </li></ul><ul><li>Spreadsheets </li></ul><ul><li>Work collaborative on spreadsheets </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Work collaborative on presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Forms </li></ul><ul><li>Create surveys which do not require an account to complete </li></ul>
    16. 16. Strength and Weakness <ul><li>Strength </li></ul><ul><li>Users understand the tools </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to create surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Can view history & revisions </li></ul><ul><li>New features added daily </li></ul><ul><li>Weakness </li></ul><ul><li>Long URLs </li></ul><ul><li>Google account needed to edit unless public </li></ul><ul><li>No discussion forum </li></ul><ul><li>https://docs.google.com/present/edit?id=0AclS3lrlFkCIZGhuMnZjdjVfNDMyZDhiOG4yd24&hl=en </li></ul>
    17. 17. When is Google Docs the Best Choice? <ul><li>Users have Google account </li></ul><ul><li>Want to use MS Office like tools </li></ul><ul><li>Want to allow collaboraiton </li></ul><ul><li>Want to allow some users just view rights and others users editing rights </li></ul><ul><li>Have a Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document to convert to online editing </li></ul><ul><li>Want to give a survey </li></ul>
    18. 18. http://moodle.muskegonisd.org <ul><li>Classroom Website </li></ul><ul><li>Secure site for classroom resources </li></ul><ul><li>Can submit assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Safe discussion forum </li></ul><ul><li>Many different modules </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to embed content </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Content </li></ul><ul><li>More than 30 MLO courses </li></ul><ul><li>Open source – sharing philosophy </li></ul>
    19. 19. Strength and Weakness <ul><li>Strength </li></ul><ul><li>Secure – login required </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source </li></ul><ul><li>Forums, Quiz, Assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Weakness </li></ul><ul><li>Login required </li></ul><ul><li>More technical </li></ul><ul><li>Fewer templates </li></ul>http://www.hallsville.org/elementary/cunningham/moodle/
    20. 20. When is Moodle the Best Choice? <ul><li>Want secure site – with a password </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Show student videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Showing copyrighted material </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Want to allow users to submit assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Want to use discussion forums </li></ul><ul><li>Want “self graded” quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>Want to use or share course materials </li></ul>
    21. 21. Hammer or Screwdriver? <ul><li>What did I leave out? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the best choice? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your recommendations? </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks for attending </li></ul>
    22. 22. Hammer or Screwdriver? Selecting the Right Web 2.0 Tool to Accomplish Your Goals – 11am-Noon – Room 1228 Andy Mann, Muskegon Area Intermediate School District How can you help others in selecting the best tool to accomplish their learning goals?  Review different online applications and when and why each would be the best choice.  Start at a foundational classroom website using Weebly or Google Sites.  Understand where a blog is the right choice. Explore the collaborative benefits of WikiSpaces and Google Docs.  End with a blended course supported by the popular Learning Management System, Moodle.  Like a hammer or screwdriver, each of these applications is the right tool depending on what you wan to accomplish.

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