Being a narrative artist has never been more fun, innovative, creative, and connective.
Creating stories that reflect thoughts, themes, and feelings are positivley expressed in a way that supports the online community.
Teachers can create a free account where they can add classes and manage assignments. By adding classes, they invite students to participate in the creation of stories that use authentic art, their own thoughts/ideas & themes.
Students can work on group projects together without being together.
With voicethread, what the students think about a video or an image is at least as important as the media itself, so the thinking process of the student and his / her ability to interpret information can be assessed.
When multiple users are commenting on a single slideshow, there can be a lack of continuity. For example, if multiple users add video comments from different places, there may be a difference in background noise, the speed and tone of the comments may be different. These things can be distracting and take away from the finished product.
As a collaborative tool, voicethread really exemplifies what a Web 2.0 tool can do; it can join different types of media and presentation software into a single slide show, and can be accessed by multiple users. Voicethread can cater to many of the emerging curriculum requirements for students, such as presentation collaboration, media literacy, and technology use. I think this is an exciting addition to the myriad tools out there that educators can use to make the classroom more engaging while still being academically challenging.
While very user-friendly, Grammarly would be hard to let individual students use all at one time. For whole group instruction it would be ideal, but since there is only one account it would be impossible to have more than one or two students working on the site.
A music notation program that allows you to create and score songs, instrumental and vocal. You can listen to your compositions and print them!
"Noteflight was founded with the vision of making it simple for everyone to create and share musical ideas online. We started by building a place on the web where individuals could create, view, hear and print their own music. Our users began to share, collaborate, teach and learn with Noteflight. We are constantly finding new opportunities in partnering with others, and as we continue to learn about what people see in Noteflight, we build new features. There's something for everyone at Noteflight !"
This program is wonderful! I would recommend this program to other music teachers. I have begun using it to create recorder karate songs for my students. Check out my first piece with Noteflight! http://www.noteflight.com/scores/view/b29f4a09653a9614591b58d660a80df5a2b1fe81
It is truly amazing how many Web 2.0 applications are out there, and how many of them are useful, fun, easy to use! Since Web 2.0 is "the internet, collaboratively," it is a way for people to interact with each other and with the web. From programs that allow students to create music or edit assignments, to programs that allow students to create stories and presentations together, the applications in this slide show represent what we as educators have come to appreciate through this class - the varied ways that we can help students use the internet not only to learn, but to create knowledge.