This is a presentation of some Web 2.0 tools being used by teachers in the HWDSB. This was made at an OASBO conference on Feb 26th, 2010. The content is fairly generic as I did live demonstrations along with the supporting slides.
Information is stored
in the “cloud”
The cloud is just an
Double edged sword;
convenience vs access/
Free version allows you to create polls for up to 30
Can vote via text message, web browser or Twitter
Responses can be downloaded
Word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and
Documents can be shared with others to allow
Saves in common formats (.doc, .xls, .ppt)
Revision history allows you to see edits that have
Great for research (collect as you go)
Maintains the links that exist in a web document
Allows you to create notes (written, pics, web
There is both a desktop application as well as a web-
You can share the notebooks with others
Great for creating ﬂexible “notes”
Revision history maintained (for revision)
Can link content to students via login ID
Great tools for creating content quickly
Jing is a basic screen capture tool that allows you to
voice over as you work on your computer
Audacity allows you to record audio to create
Both are freeware
Allows you to post PowerPoint documents to be
Can also post word ﬁles, PDFs, etc.
Online ToDo list creator
Lists can also be opened on an iTouch or iPhone
Can set notiﬁcations or alerts when a ToDo item is
All stored on the “cloud”
Online ﬁle-sharing system
Files that are shared are “dropped” onto your
Doesn’t require a constant connection to have access
to your ﬁles
Can access ﬁles from any computer than is connected
Who own’s the data?
What happens when you aren’t able to get online?
What if the data is lost/destroyed?
What if your account is “hacked”?