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I love free – transforming your classroom with web 2.0


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Web 2.0 tools that are great for use in the classroom.

Web 2.0 tools that are great for use in the classroom.

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  • 1. Transforming your Classroom with Web 2.0 Jan Coley Jefferson County Schools
  • 2. Purpose and Objectives Examine applications that are easy to access and user-friendly. Web 2.0 tools for the classroom – Wordle Free and open-source softwar – Visuword – Porta – Create a Graph – Photo Story 3 – Quizlet – Kerpoof Virtual Labs – Scoreboard – Gliffy Favorite online applications and – Slideshare games – Animoto – – Pixlr – Scoreboard
  • 3. You Are Teaching in an Age of Digital Learners
  • 4. New Tools for the Classroom Podcasting Web 2.0 Digital Storytelling Streaming Media Distance Web lessons Learning and tutorials
  • 5. Web 2.0 – What is it? • Web 2.0 is an expression which was used for the first time in 2004 by Tim O`Reilly. The main characteristics of new era in Internet is connected with its constant development and delivering services tailored to the needs of each user. • Associated with web applications that facilitate interactive information sharing, interoperability, and user-centered.
  • 6. WEB 2.0 • A term used to describe a new generation of Web services and applications with an increasing emphasis on human collaboration • These usually include tools that let people collaborate and share information online
  • 7. Web 2.0 – Why use it in education? What are the advantages? – Works with all Platform – Easy to share – No software purchases – Engages students or downloads – Pride of ownership – Available anywhere, – Provides an avenue for anytime collaboration with – Allows the additions of professionals in all fields tags, which in turn as well as other makes searchable. students.
  • 8. WEB 2.0 • What are the disadvantages? – Internet may be down when you need to use this. – Often cannot save to a local computer – Correctness of information – Privacy issues
  • 9. Wordle Wordle is a toy for generating “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
  • 10. Educational Uses • Vocabulary • Review • Scrambled sentences • Surveys • News Items • Book reviews
  • 11. Visuword Online graphical dictionary that provides meanings and word relationships.
  • 12. Educational Uses • Illustrates relationships of words – Synonyms and homonym – Nous, verbs, adjectives, adverbs • Great for English language learners • Serves as a dictionary and thesaurus. • Visuword combines a web 2.0 type visualization tool with Princeton University’s opensource WordNet database to create an interactive click and drag type tool that is free for everyone to use.
  • 13. Quizlet (Web 2.0) TN 6th grade science academic vocabulary
  • 14. Quizlet
  • 15. Animoto Animoto for Educators
  • 16. Create a Graph
  • 17. Gliffy
  • 18. SlideShare • Allow the online sharing of PowerPoint presentations, Word documents, and PDF files. • The files may be shared either publicly or privately.
  • 19. Kerpoof • Spell A Picture • Make A Picture • Make A Movie • Make A Card • Make A Story • Doodle Pad • Make A Drawing
  • 20. • Create and account • Select Online Editor • Edit pictures
  • 21. Tools Available
  • 22. Pixlr Pixlr Express For Beginners Blog with tutorial or a Quick Additional tutorial Fix
  • 24. Free but must download software
  • 25. Do PDF • • Installs a virtual printer on local computer • doPDF is a free PDF converter for both personal and commercial use. Using doPDF you can create PDF files by selecting the "Print" command from virtually any application.
  • 26. ClamWin Portable • antivirus to go • ClamWin Portable is the popular ClamWin antivirus packaged as a portable app, so you can take your antivirus with you to scan files on the go. You can place it on your USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive or a CD and use it on any computer, without leaving any personal information behind.
  • 27. Porta • Porta is an open source, hassle-free photo album generator for web pages. • It is fast and easy to use. • It maybe downloaded from example tutorial
  • 28. iTunes U • education/guidedtours/i tunesu.html • Part of the iTunes store • Educational, audio, and video content • Most popular downloads • Contents categories • By University
  • 29. Photo Story 3 Photo Story 3 is a free • Digital Storytelling download from • Class projects Microsoft. • Individual student ing/digitalphotography/photostory/def projects ault.mspx • Communication of content knowledge example Student Instructional created example • Communication with community and parents tutorial
  • 30. Cool Features • Touch-up • Create music • Crop • Use music from other • Rotate pictures sources • Remove red-eye • Add special effects • Add soundtracks • Add narration
  • 31. Educational Uses • Early language learners or English language learners can associate images with words • Create a student portfolio • Post images of field trips, projects, school events • Show, create, or describe a process
  • 32. Audacity • Free, fully functional multi-track audio editor • http://audacity.sour example tutorial
  • 33. YouTube • Ways to Use YouTube in the classroom: – YouTube downloader – changes to QuickTime format • 2071_4-10647340.html?tag=mncol – YouTube downloader – changes to AVI and format • YouTube-Download.htm Fast Math Trick Ma and Pa Kettle Math
  • 34. • Go to the video (you should be viewing it) Type pwn in the address line after the www For example if the video is at this address: U After the www type: 4syxU On the next screen, click to download: Download High Quality Video (MP4) This may take a while depending on the length of the video and your internet speed.
  • 35. Jing • Jing tutorial • What is Jing and how to install it. • Download Jing
  • 36. World Wide Telescope (Web 2.0)
  • 37. Molecular Workbench
  • 38. The ChemCollective
  • 39. Favorite Math & Science Websites
  • 40. Exploratorium National Science Digital Library Newspaper Bridges Online Activities • Site includes: – Treasure Trove – Learning Resources Library from National Science Digital Library (NSDL). – Special Collections including a microscope imaging station, math explorer database, webcasts, podcasts and media downloads
  • 41.
  • 42. Favorites from Thinkfinity • Comic Creator • Perfect Pitch • Marble Mania • Touch of Class • Lemelson Center Http:// • Power Up • Dynamic Paper • Break it Down • Make A Mission
  • 43. Interactivate
  • 44. Illuminations by NTCM
  • 45. Math Playground
  • 46. BBC Science Clips • Bitesize 1 • ols/scienceclips/ages/6_7/s cience_6_7.shtml • Forces and Motion • Bitesize2 - ols/ks2bitesize/science • Bitesize3 – ols/ks3bitesize/science/
  • 47. Teacher Tube The goal of is to provide an online community for sharing instructional teacher videos. • Registration is required for uploading - Unlimited MB video upload space. - Unlimited MB bandwidth per month. - Unlimited video uploads. - All TeacherTube packages are FREE!
  • 48. Mathematics in Movies
  • 49. A Maths Dictionary for Kids
  • 50. Utah Education Network – Student Interactives
  • 51. Utah Education Network – Student Interactives
  • 52. Utah Education Network – Student Interactives
  • 53. Teachers’ Domain
  • 54. Probes - TEEMSS • The Technology Enhanced Elementary and Middle School Science project (TEEMSS) was funded by the National Science Foundation to bring the power of information and communication technology to science education in grades 3-8 by creating and disseminating valuable, proven, and easily implemented technology- based science learning materials and associated teacher professional development.
  • 55. Free software that works with most of the leading probe vendors.
  • 56. Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry Virtlab: A Virtual Laboratory
  • 57. University of Virginia Virtual Lab Homepage
  • 58. Wonderville • http://www.wondervil • 22 activities covering a wide range of science topics. Each animated activity opens up in its own window • D not miss the “The Robot Factory”
  • 59. The Mission Science Lab • Designed for kids age 10–16 to learn basic principles of physics in a most entertaining way. • click on a random object in the lab and complete a related “mission.” • Meanwhile, they’re also trying to learn Professor XYZ’s secret identity and gain access to the final mission, “Professor XYZ’s Grand Tour.”
  • 60. PhET: Free online science simulations • Fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET project at the University of Colorado.
  • 61. Videos are on YouTube! Bio-Alive
  • 62. STEM Tennessee
  • 63. NASA Education
  • 64. Windows to the Universe
  • 65.
  • 66. Dynamic Curriculum
  • 67. Dynamic Curricululm Technology Project for Jefferson County Schoools
  • 68. Each of the core curriculum content sites includes
  • 69. Links to specific websites that aid in teaching specific standards, Checks for Understanding, and SPI’s
  • 70. Teacher Created Materials
  • 71. Educational Podcasts
  • 72. What is on your disk? Transforming Your Classroom with Web 2.0 I Love Free Presentation plus some of the free software
  • 73. Thank You! Questions?