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Weaving Web 2


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This presentation is an overview of web 2.0 and some of the free tools for elementary classrooms.

This presentation is an overview of web 2.0 and some of the free tools for elementary classrooms.

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    • 1. Weaving Web 2.0 (and other FREE tools) into Learning
      Jean Bengfort
      Coeur d’ Alene School District
      Some of the material in this presentation is covered by the Fair Use Section of the Copyright Law, Title 17, U. S Code.
    • 2. Who is Here Today?
    • 3. By end of the session:
      You will have a basic understanding of Web 2.0 resources (and other FREE online resources), identify some applications that align with your curriculum, and have some ideas about how they might be incorporated into instruction.
    • 4. What is Web 2.0?
      The second generation Web
      Dynamic and shareable content and social networking
      Simply referred to as the READ WRITE web
    • 5. Another Perspective on Web 2.0
      Web 2.0 sites create the framework for user participation, where a site’s primary content is contributed by its users.
      This shift has moved the Internet from our traditional one-way information flow to a two-way “conversation” in which the Three R’s have been supplanted by the Three C’s: Contributing, Collaborating, Creating — through mediums like blogs, wikis, and twittering.
      Educational Networking: The important role Web 2.0 will play in education
    • 6. Transitional
      How many Web 2.0 applications are there?
    • 7. Educational Blogs
      Blogger - One of the popular blogging sites
      Blogmeister - Designed with teachers and students in mind….the teacher can evaluate, comment on, and finally publish students' blog.
      Edublogs - Edublogs host tens of thousands of blogs for schools and other educational institutions.
      Discussion Starter
    • 8. Educational Wikis
      Read Write Think Wiki
    • 9. Reading/Language Arts
      Kerpoof  - Online pictures, stories, and movies
      Kerpoof Teacher Resources – Teacher guides, lesson plans
      Standard: Uses pictures for planning writing.
      Activity: Create a scene in Kerpoof and then describe it as writing assignment.
    • 10. Reading/Language Arts
      Storybird – Collaborative storytelling
      Cool hat
      Mice Can’t be Schooled
    • 11. Reading/Language Arts
      Voicethread – Import images or video and record audio
      Grade 3 Poetry
      Dinosaur Stories
    • 12. Reading/Language Arts
      Online Books
      Google Books – Choose Advanced Book Search
      Scholastic– Choose the Student Activities tab; Search for Listen and Read
      Online Books – List compiled for Young Readers by Annette Lamb from Scholastic, Google and others
    • 13. Other FREEReading/Language Arts Resources
      Library of Congress – Primary Sources
      Thinkfinity– LOTS of educational resources
      Readwritethink– Variety of online tools under the Student Interactives link
      SpellingCity- Allows you to enter a list of words for students to practice or test on
      Scholastic Book Report Sandwich Station – Provides a template with the key ingredients
    • 14.
    • 15. Reading/Language Arts Comic Creators
      Make Belief Comix – Tell a story that you can print or email
      ReadWriteThinkComic Creator
    • 16. Concept Mapping Tools
      Webspiration – Allows you to save as a Word document or Google Docs
      Bubbl – Allows you to save
      documents on the site
    • 17. FREE Online Math Resources
      NLVM– National Library of Virtual Manipulative
      Math Playground – Games, Word Problems, Puzzles and Videos
      Math, Technology and Differentiation – Annette Lamb
    • 18. Digital Images
      Kitzu - Digital kits for education
      LIFE Photo Archive Hosted by Google - Millions of photos from the 1750's to today
      PICS 4 Learning - Copyright free image library for teachers and students
    • 19. Online Presentations
      Slideshare- Share Powerpointpresentations
      Glogster - Create online posters
      Sliderocket - Share online presentations
    • 20. Miscellaneous
      Wordle – Create word clouds
      Awesome Highlighter– Enter the URL of a page and you then have a marker to highlight text
      Newspaper Clipping Generator
      Big Huge Labs
    • 21. Questions?
      Where to find today’ s presentation:
      My Contact Information:
      Jean Bengfort
      Director of Technology
      Coeur d’ Alene School District