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  • 1. Tech Tools for your classroom
  • 2. What is Web 2.0?
    • According to Wikipedia, “ Web 2.0 is commonly associated with web applications that facilitate interactive information sharing...and collaboration on the World Wide Web.”
    Facebook Twitter Youtube Wikis Social Bookmarking Blogs
  • 3. Collaborate.
    • http://www.ideas.wisconsin.edu
    • http://www.thinkfinity.org
  • 4. Tips
    • Use technology when it fits – not just for the sake of using technology.
    • You do NOT have to be the expert – give students time to play and they will amaze you.
    • Give students choices in how they present their learning. This allows them to work to their strengths. (McTighe & O’Connor, 2005; Tomlinson & McTighe, 2006; Nunley, 2006)
  • 5. www.wordle.net
    • “ Beautiful Word Clouds”
    • Great for interpersonal or visual learning styles.
    • Free, no sign up.
    • Can form words into pictures.
    • Can save and download image.
  • 6. Ideas
    • Vocabulary, literary concepts
    • Describing people, places, important ideas, etc.
    • Finding overused words in compositions
    • Activity for guessing excerpts from books, quotes and essay
    • ??
  • 7. Who gave this famous speech?
  • 8. www.glogster.com/edu
    • Online Posters
    • Great for autobiographies, book reports, short essays or small group projects.
  • 9. Pros
    • Students can add different media such as audio, video, pictures, links to other glogs or websites, etc.
    • Promotes creativity and individuality.
    • Students can work at home or at school.
    • Students can get distracted.
    • Sometimes can be confusing – need to practice first.
  • 10. www.animoto.com Book reports Advertisements Public Announcements Autobiographies Concept checks and reviews
  • 11. Pros
    • Students can make videos from home or school without being knowledgeable in video editing.
    • Promotes creativity and individuality.
    • Can download and add to glogster and other media.
    • Has comment and rating features so it can be used as a collaboration or discussion tool.
    • Text is limited to 2 lines.
    • Images must be downloaded to computer first and then uploaded.
    • Takes about an hour to save and view the final project.
  • 12. Web 2.0 Sites
    • http://www.ideas.wisconsin.edu
    • www.thinkfinity.org
    • www.wordle.net
    • www.tagxedo.com
    • www.glogster.com
    • www.wallwisher.com
    • www.teachwithwiki.wikispaces.com/
  • 13. Image credits
    • Rss feed icon: http://www.elekta.com/
    • www.animoto.com
    • www.glogster.com
    • www.twitter.com
    • Wiki icon: http://blog.delaranja.com/what-is-a-wiki
    • Wordle: http://ppmartin.wordpress.com/2008/08/09/
    • http://www.manifestlondon.co.uk/blog/tag/socialmedia/
    • http://sarorosales.blogspot.com/2009/10/describing-my-classmate.html