Web 2.0 tools for FBLA advisers


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My presentation on Web 2.0 tools for the SLC in March, 2011

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Web 2.0 tools for FBLA advisers

  1. 1. “7 easy web 2.0 tools”(45 minute presentation)Intended Audience: FBLA Advisers<br />Pete Dulany, CIW<br />East Leyden High School<br />Notes from today’s session available at DulanyConsulting.com/FBLA<br />
  2. 2. Let’s start with an IMPORTANTquestion<br />A site that is considered “Web 2.0” is a website that…<br />Requires the Adobe Flash player<br />Is based on user-created content<br />Built upon national core standards<br />Runs on Internet 2, the faster infrastructure to support rich content<br />
  3. 3. 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”. Also watch one I made in 30 minutes for “Friends Don’t Let Friends…”<br />
  4. 4. 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 />
  5. 5. 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 />All about FBLA<br />
  6. 6. 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 />
  7. 7. 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 />
  8. 8. Quick Poll<br />What’s the biggest problem with WallWisher?<br />Students have to sign up for a user account<br />The wall owner has to approve every post<br />Keeping the posts “unique”<br />Abusive language and CyberBullying<br />
  9. 9. 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 />
  10. 10. Tool #4: 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 />
  11. 11. Tool #5: 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 />
  12. 12. Tool #6: 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 />
  13. 13. Tool #7: Wordle<br />This one isn’t “NEW” or fresh – but, I like it.<br />Gives “big ideas” and vocabulary. Wordle.net<br />
  14. 14. 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.<br />Seriously. Try JUST ONE today.<br />
  15. 15. 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 all things technology-related!<br />If you need help building (or re-building) a curriculum, particularly an online curriculum, I can help with that too.<br />
  16. 16. Conclusion<br />Questions / Answers<br />All slides are posted to DulanyConsulting.com/FBLA<br />You can reach me at Pete@DulanyConsulting.com<br />