Web 2.0 New Tools for the 21st Century Classroom


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Web 2.0 New Tools for the 21st Century Classroom

  1. 1. WEB 2.0 New Tools for the 21st Century Classroom Debra L. Hargrove, Ed.D. Director, Florida TechNet
  2. 2. Who Are Our Students? A vision of Students Today http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o&feature=player_embedded
  3. 3. Teaching Tools Have Changed Blackboards Smart Boards
  4. 4. Teaching Tools Have Changed Textbooks Audiobooks
  5. 5. Teaching Tools Have Changed Writing Texting
  6. 6. We Must Adapt to Make an Impact <ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>What’s Changed? </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Practical Applications </li></ul>
  7. 7. What’s All the Hype About? Thoughts from a Blogger <ul><li>“ The challenge for educators now and for the future is to learn and teach Internet literacy , converse and collaborate with their students using Web tools , and help our students make sense of the huge amounts of information and media that surround us.” </li></ul><ul><li>Posted by Richard MacManus , September 7th, 2005 http://blogs.zdnet.com/web2explorer/?p=5 </li></ul>
  8. 8. What IS Web 2.0 Exactly? It’s not just about reading webpages It’s allowing others to make connections It’s allowing unbounded creativity in writing, journalism, design, video Source:http://www.slideshare.net/revells/what-is-web20
  9. 9. What IS Web 2.0 Exactly? Second generation WWW Away from static webpages to dynamic, shareable content and networking
  10. 10. What IS Web 2.0 Exactly? It’s the tools our students have in their toolbox ~ Isn’t it time we had them too?
  11. 11. Filling Your Web 2.0 Toolbox <ul><li>Wordle http://www.wordle.net 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. </li></ul><ul><li>Voice Thread http:// voicethread.com / - http:// voicethread.ning.com / (Voicethread for educators) With VoiceThread, group conversations are collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Slide http:// www.slide.com / slideshows with music </li></ul><ul><li>OurStory http:// www.ourstory.com / Save Stories, Photos, and Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Timeline http://www.xtimeline.com/ Timelines to entertain and educate </li></ul><ul><li>Flashcard Exchange http:// www.flashcardexchange.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Poll Daddy http:// www.polldaddy.com / With your free account from PollDaddy you can create online surveys and polls for your website, blog and social network. </li></ul>http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/1938151
  12. 12. Thirsty for More? http://www.go2web20.net
  13. 13. Let’s Be Practical <ul><li>Wordle </li></ul><ul><li>Timeline </li></ul><ul><li>Voice Thread </li></ul><ul><li>Flashcard Exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Others? </li></ul>
  14. 14. References and Contact Info <ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/revells/what-is-web20 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/murcha/where-to-start-with-web20-home-economics-teachers-presentation </li></ul><ul><li>A vision of Students Today </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o&feature=player_embedded </li></ul>Debra L. Hargrove, Ed.D. Director, Florida TechNet www.floridatechnet.org [email_address]
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