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10 neat, cool, free web 2.0 tools for use in the classroom, sponsored by Dulany Consulting.

10 neat, cool, free web 2.0 tools for use in the classroom, sponsored by Dulany Consulting.

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  • 1. “10 easy web 2.0 tools”Intended Audience: Secondary education teachers<br />Pete Dulany, CIW<br />East Leyden High School<br />Notes from today’s session available at DulanyConsulting.com/Connections<br />
  • 2. Who’s here?<br />Is this your first time here at Connections?<br />YES – This is my first time.<br />NO – I have been here before.<br />
  • 3. Now for a REAL question<br />A site that is considered “Web 2.0” is a website that…<br />A. Has been newly created (since the year 2007)<br />B. Is based on user-created content<br />C. Built upon national core standards<br />D. Runs on the latest upgrade to the Internet<br />
  • 4. Tool #1: GoAnimate<br />Great digital storytelling tool<br />Free teacher accounts with student logins<br />Enjoy this sample GoAnimateVideo I made in 2 hours called “Web 2.0 Homework Excuses”:<br />
  • 5. PROs / CONs<br />Pros:<br />Digital storytelling increases student understanding<br />Students are actively writing<br />Students are engaged and excited to learn<br />Basic accounts are free<br />Cons:<br />Can be sluggish over a slow Internet connection<br />Learning curve: one to two class periods<br />
  • 6. Tool #2: Prezi<br />An alternative to tedious PowerPoint presentations<br />All freshmen at Leyden HS Dist 212 learn this<br />Embeds videos right from YouTube – no need to download and convert<br />Web Accessible – no need to move PPTs with flash drives or student login accounts.<br />Enjoy this sample Prezi:<br />The Game of LIFE - Teacher Edition<br />FBLA Prezi<br />http://prezi.com/5kwtycqeivwj/my-fbla-prezi/<br />
  • 7. PROs / CONs<br />Pros:<br />Students are forced to think in text blurbs<br />Simple, easy to read colors<br />Instant YouTube embedding<br />Easy to create and edit Prezis<br />Basic accounts are free<br />Cons:<br />No text animations, just zooming / positioning<br />All prezis are public<br />
  • 8. Tool #3: WallWisher<br />A great way for students to do things like:<br />Post questions about a topic<br />Post difficulties with an assignment<br />A great way for faculty to do things like:<br />Ideas for student of the month<br />Post recruiting ideas<br />Post who’s bringing what for a potluck lunch<br />Check out the sample Wall!<br />
  • 9. Quick Poll<br />What’s the biggest problem with WallWisher?<br /> A. Students have to sign up for a user account<br /> B. The wall owner has to approve every post<br /> C. Keeping the posts “unique”<br /> D. Abusive language and CyberBullying<br />
  • 10. PROs / CONs<br />Pros:<br />No signup – just visit and post<br />You can “approve” posts or not<br />Fast and instant thoughts<br />Easy to create and set up. It’s free!<br />Cons:<br />Unique posts / students<br />Requires moderation if anyone can post<br />
  • 11. Tool #4: StoryBird<br />Simple stories – nothing like GoAnimate<br />Appropriate for younger audiences – there is no animation here<br />COLLABORATIVE story telling – no email signup required.<br />Bummer – you need to use THEIR art. But it’s still cool.<br />A sample story:<br />George&apos;s Journey Home<br />
  • 12. PROs / CONs<br />Pros:<br />No signup<br />Exercises creativity<br />Cons:<br />Students may be unwilling to be ridiculous – create your own<br />For now, must use Storybird Art<br />
  • 13. Tool #5: 360 Cities<br />360 cities lets students feel as though they are actually in another city<br />Provides both panoramic views from the ground and air<br />Technology case study: Compare rooftops in Iran and Cuba: what do you notice about the technology each country uses?<br />
  • 14. Tool #6: Weebly<br />Creates instant websites for clubs, organizations, teacher webpages. Includes a free dropbox that gets sent to your e-mail account.<br />No expensive Dreamweaver license. No HTML coding required. No FTP. No fees.<br />EVERY teacher can have a webpage.<br />Demo – www.mrdulany.com<br />
  • 15. Tool #7: Vuvox<br />An excellent timeline creation tool. Also useful for showing order.<br />Helpful for creating interactive timelines<br />Showcase: History of the Internet (History), Moore’s Law (Math), Cell Mitosis (Science), Summarizing a story (English), even nonlinear projects like word definitions and a picture to help remember.<br />Incorporates reading and writing<br />Demo : When I present...<br />
  • 16. Tool #8: scribblemaps<br />Google Maps are great – but sometimes, you just need to scribble on them.<br />Useful for parking directions<br />Good for GPS devices on a “treasure hunt” – where you’ve been, or where you will go (Wireless War Walking)<br />Demo – ScribbleMaps.com<br />Actual assignment - Trail of Tears<br />
  • 17. Tool #9: Many Eyes<br />This phenomenal tool will allow you to either take an existing data set from the community or upload your own to see patterns in data.<br />Demo: College education prices, acceptance scores<br />
  • 18. Tool #10: Wordle<br />This one isn’t “NEW” or fresh – but, I like it.<br />Gives “big ideas” and vocabulary. Wordle.net<br />
  • 19. But, remember… <br />Use these tools at the beginning of lesson planning, not as an add-on extra.<br />USE THESE TOOLS TODAY. TRY ONE TONIGHT.<br />Seriously. Try JUST ONE today.<br />
  • 20. And now this…<br />The presentation that you’ve seen today – and many more like it – can be brought to your school district.<br />I train teachers in technology!<br />If you need help building (or re-building) a curriculum, particularly an online curriculum, I can help with that too.<br />The winner of the portable speakers is…<br />
  • 21. Conclusion<br />Questions / Answers<br />Collection of remotes &amp; surveys / distribution of CPDUs<br />Remember that all slides are posted to DulanyConsulting.com/Connections<br />You can reach me at Pete@DulanyConsulting.com<br />

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