An introduction to Web 2.0 toolsfor the classroom
How can we support 21st Century learners?• Build digital literacy: ▫ Information literacy ▫ Media literacy ▫ ICT literacy• Use tools to encourage collaboration, teamwork, networking• Support effective communication• Provide learning opportunities that are: ▫ ubiquitous whenever, wherever & beyond the classroom ▫ authentic ▫ engaging and contextual.• Find out about Partnership 21 a U.S. national organisation that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student. http://www.p21.org
Rationale and justification Did the use of ICT: ENABLE children to experience or achieve outcomes that would otherwise not be possible. ENRICH subject learning ENHANCE children’s work
Collaboration• Primary Pad – real time collaboration!• Wikis – a wiki about wikis! A wiki is a website that allows the creation and editing of any number of interlinked web pages via a web browser. Wikis are typically powered by wiki software and are often used collaboratively by multiple users. http://simple.wikipedia.org• Example class wiki http://thedowns.wikispaces.com/
Collaborate & CommunicateBlogging is the posting of journal-likepages to a website.Winner of Education Blog Awards 20126D’s Blog http://6d.highlawnprimary.net/• Voicethread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). http://voicethread.com
is an online notice board maker. useful for keeping notes, making announcements or discussing topics.• like a real notice board - drag, drop and re-arrange posts.• add images, music, video and page attachments.• wallwisher.com is now called Padlet• Example wall• Registration is required if you wish to build your own wall but pupils do not have to sign up in order to post a sticky note.
Wallwisher - Ideas for the classroom• Brainstorming• Collect ideas for exploration ▫ e.g. ‘what do we need to learn about..’• What do you think about?• Feedback/self reflection ▫ e.g. How could we/I improve….• Share resources/links• Create a plenary wall• Give out tasks/homework ▫ Parents can see online• Book reviews
More Wallwisher ideas• Make personal commitments ▫ e.g. PSHE, Citizenship• Where were you born ▫ add images/links to Google maps• Create a wall of images for children to research/identify• International messages ▫ Parents can add greetings/messages in their own language• Thank you, special messages or ‘people mention’ wall ▫ e.g. special people, local community links• Suggestion wall ▫ e.g. school council, library books, class trips etc.• Personal targets/ambitions• Research summaries – can you do it with one image and two sentences?!• Colleagues and pupils can share and collaborate.
Word Clouds tagul.com wordle.net tagxedo.com www.abcya.com/word_clouds.htm How could you use a word cloud in your classroom?
Create a word cloud• Go to tagxedo.com• Try one of the shapes if you need inspiration.• Remember you can copy & paste text.• You have 5 minutes!Stuck for ideas?• Google ‘types of mammal’ or ‘list of UK birds’• List of fruits or vegetables• Create a quick spelling list here: ▫ http://www.brendenisteaching.com/gen/wordlist
Ideas for word clouds• Introduce a new topic• Consolidation of topic/unit of work ▫ pupils can create their own clouds or they can be given them to use• Guess the story/book ▫ is it fiction or non-fiction ▫ what is it going to be about ▫ what genre• Character word cloud• Spelling lists ▫ Children can create their own clouds of spelling lists with preferred colours, orientation, fonts etc.• New/challenging vocabulary ▫ look at words in the cloud with a dictionary
More ideas forword clouds• Examine a famous speech Who’s is this??• Turn pupils writing into a poster• Compare and contrast tool ▫ e.g looking at bias - compare the same news story from different newspapers (online) newspapers - how do the words used differ?• Self-reflection on work ▫ Word clouds make words larger the more frequently they are used, pupils will be able to see at a glance which words or phrases they are over-using. Are they using the word Nice or Good too often?• Encouraging creative writing from a selection of key words from a word cloud• Class survey - a different way of data handling!I’m sure you can think of many more…!
Avatarshttp://buildyourwildself.com/http://www.bitstrips.com/create/avatar/(free account needed)www.faceyourmanga.com(free account needed)http://www.baseplate.com/toys/minifig/http://www.wimpyourself.com/http://www.doppelme.com/create/How could you make use of Avatars in the classroom?
Ideas for using Avatars in the classroom• To represent users in virtual spaces• PSHE & citizenship – to de-personalise issues• Animated avatars useful for practising languages & teacher instructions• Make own avatar and use in a personal profile listing hobbies, interests and goals.• Make own avatar with background and accessories which represent their interests.• Print out avatars with the pupil’s name underneath and use for classroom displays.• Make avatars of characters from a book, film or play the class is looking at.• Make avatars and write a story about them.• Design an avatar and convert the image into an artwork. It could be used in a screen printing activity, painting or drawing.• Use as a character in a game or animation such as flash or scratch.• Print out the avatar and pin the joints to make it movable. This could be used as a puppet or could be brought to life in a stop motion animation.• Make a 3-D interpretation of your avatar in clay or construction materials.• Simpsonise me! http://www.simpsonsmovie.com
Multimedia presenting• Animoto - a tool that allows users to easily incorporate images, text, and music into web based videos. http://animoto.com• Prezi - is zooming sketches on a digital napkin. Its visualisation and storytelling without slides. http://prezi.com• Glogster – an online multimedia poster creation tool http://edu.glogster.com• Voki - a free service that allows you to create speaking avatars. MFL Example Voki (scroll down the page) http://www.voki.com• Blabberize – a blabber is a talking picture! http://blabberize.com Examples: http://kditzlerteacherresourcepage.wikispaces.com/Blabberize
Story Creation• Storybird is a fun collaborative tool for creating online books. amazing art work for children to use to tell a story is provided. http://storybird.com• Zoo Burst is a digital storytelling tool that lets you easily create augmented reality 3D pop-up books. http://www.zooburst.com• Mixbook - upload your own digital photos and create a story with them. How about a class year book or class (Tudor) recipe book? http://www.mixbook.com• Smile Box is a fun way to make a scrapbook or real book for your classroom. Work online or offline. http://media.smilebox.com/teachers/welcome
Other ideas• Timetoast – create a multimedia timeline http://www.timetoast.com/ ▫ Historical/important events, toys, an authors works, comics, personal reading log (over the summer holidays?), diaries, a story’s events etc.• Popplet – ideas, mind maps http://popplet.com• Tube Chop - save bits of YouTube videos http://www.tubechop.com• Satpin – create a links page for your class http://satpin.com/• Don’t forget about podcasting, Google Maps & Google Earth, Skype & Twitter!• History Pin – compare what your local area looked like in the past to the present day and discuss how life was different. http://www.historypin.com/• Just for fun: www.personalizemedia.com/garys-social-media-count
Web 2.0 classroomchallenges• E-Safety issues• Pupil conduct online• Public accountability• Traditional ethos of school• Assessment issues• ICT skills of staff• ICT skills of pupils• Infrastructure• Technical & other support
Useful resources/links• A-Z Internet Resources for Education• http://www.boxoftricks.net/internet-resouces-for-education/• A wiki all about teaching with web 2.0 http://teachweb2.wikispaces.com/• Blog about digital resources and online apps http://digitaltoolsforteachers.blogspot.com• Get into blogging…. http://educationblogawards.org/?page_id=707 Heathfield School Blogging: http://mrmitchell.heathfieldcps.net/about-2/• Web 2.0 tools ideas & starter sheets here• Resources in Shared Area V302• Just for fun & on the theme of (new) technology……….
Self assessment questions• Which collaborative tools could you use to facilitate a piece of writing about a famous composer?• What are the potential benefits of using Web 2.0 technologies in the classroom?• What are the main characteristics that enable digital text to be altered and adapted for different purposes and audiences?• How might you use ICT to support children’s learning at school and at home?