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  • 1. Web 2.0 Rocks My World!
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  • 3. “ Any activity becomes C R E A T I V E when the doer CARES about doing it right, or doing it better.” John Updike
  • 4. Sharing online gives students more of a need to “get it right”
  • 5. Web 2.0 Class Assignment November 9, 2009 This slideshow represents an attempt to organize and annotate the 21 items I viewed online from Tony Vincent’s “21 Ways to Reach 21st Century Students,” his presentation at the GETC November 6, 2009.
  • 6. IMAGES!
    • Create online jigsaw, reading poster, magazine cover, cartoon. Add frames and text. Resize pictures ( ) for web page use.
    • – add speech bubbles to pics
    • READ poster –
    • Chocolate bar
    • – put image on a hot dog, bowl of soup, etc.
    • More on next slide …
  • 7. More IMAGES!
    • Dynamic Einstein picture – place text on b&w chalkboard
    • Wanted poster –
    • Newspaper clipping –
    • Badge maker –
    • – fun photo effects
    • Jigsaw puzzle –
    • Free image sources:
    • Wikimedia commons
    • Openphoto
    • Freefoto
    • Image*after
    • pics4Learning
    • Flickr Creative Commons search
  • 8. VIDEOS!
    • YouTube videos:
    • They are in flash (.flv) – you need to convert to a different file type and then you can put them on an iPod, Powerpoint, or MovieMaker.
    • Use to convert to mpeg-4
    • Paste YouTube url into Zamzar. Select format. They will email you the link to download.
    • Use RealPlayer to download, but it doesn’t convert
    • Use (and others like it)
    • Find video. Click “Watch in HD.” Type “kick” in front of url.
    • Skype – need webcam hookup
    • Animoto
    • Free 30-second shows – about 12 images
    • Upload photos; insert music; show is created for you
  • 10. PECHA KUCHA!
    • Japanese - means “chit chat”
    • 20 slides for 20 seconds each
    • Fun and fast-paced presentation
    • Encourages brevity and time for Q&A
    • – a free online zooming editor that zooms in and out on details of a slide or video
    • – Prezi presentation on Google search tricks
    • - learn Prezi in 4 minutes
    • Students help design assessment rubrics online before a project begins
    • RubiStar
    • Recipes4success
    • Kathy Shrock’s Guide for Educators
  • 13. ASSESSMENTS! 6 sites for creating your own online quizzes. Some online tests are graded for you and the results sent via email. ProProfs - Create a scored quiz or personality test. MyStudiyo  - Make quizzes to put on your website or blog. Really simple multiple-choice assessments for lessons! Yacapaca  - Online quiz making service for teachers and students. Mobile Study  - Create quizzes for mobile devices. Class Marker  - Quiz site designed for giving graded tests. Quiz Star  - More advanced quizzing site with full statistics
  • 14. PODCASTING! (my favorite idea) WOW idea! Eliminate in-class lectures, use class time for hands-on activities. Use lectures as HW. OR create study guides, recorded by teacher. Post a link on class website for students to review. Addressing the digital divide: no internet? – copy the podcast to a flash device no computer? – burn podcast to DVD for TV use Download 34-page how-to booklet
  • 15. WIKIS!
    • 3 good places to start a wiki:
    • Google sites
    • Ideas for the media center: collaborative book reviews or author information; virtual tour of the library; Where in the World is WikiWanda or My Teacher? (geography)
    Note from Cheryl: I could have spent hours in the wiktionary Tea Room reading discussions about the format of entries. I love words!
  • 16. WIKIS, cont’d!
    • Wiktionary  - Free dictionary that almost anyone can edit
    •  - team-building activities and icebreakers for groups
    • Anchoractivities.wikispaces – links to fun educational activities for kids to do on a laptop computer when their classwork is done
    • Shareski.wikispaces  - links to geography activities using Google Earth
    • Cooltoolsforschool.wikispaces  - easy-to-use interface of index to Web 2.9 websites by type (presentation, drawing, slideshow, audio, etc.)
    • Webtools4u2use.wikispaces – created by and for Media Specialists! 
    •  - links to tools + strategies + curriculum
    • - Library of over 500 mathcast projects (with audio)
    • – listing of social networking sites for educators
    • – An open dictionary where kids contribute the definitions. Can input vocabulary words and their meanings.
    • – educational sites organized by grade level; class wikis
    • – short list of ideas for using document cameras
    •  - Resources by law professors for teachers
    • – contains examples of classroom projects using wikis
    • Diigo
    • PortaPortal
    • Websites for teachers:
    • includes an ESOL site – “Learn English for Kids”
    • Documents:
    • Googledocs – we have our Media Specialist handbook done this way
    • Etherpad – no sign-in, real-time collaboration
    • Scriblink – write-on whiteboard, real-time
  • 19. SHARE DATA!
    • Google docs is a way to share info with others
    • Can share data collection on a shared spreadsheet
    • Use for shared forms, surveys, and invitations
    • Wallwisher = online bulletin board
    • Students can post notes on prior knowledge, or what they have learned, or questions, or a critique, …
    • Select image; title and subtitle; create url or leave blank; theme; Done.
  • 21. GAMES!
    • Powerpoint games
    • Classroom game templates
    • Add music from freeplaymusic or
    • Can also add speech bubbles to photos – a good language arts activity
    • Places to make comics online:
    • Pixton
    • Comiqs
    • Make Beliefs Comix
    • Speechable
    • Blabberize - Upload a photo and select the mouth.  Then record your voice.
    • Voki - Create a talking avatar.
    • Xtranormal - Type what you want our characters to say.
    • Gizmoz  - Upload a photo and then select background and hair.
    • – no ink, paper, collaborative. Can add video and hyperlinks
  • 25. Roving Reporters!
    • Kids take photos and create quick articles about the day’s events or a special field trip or activity
    • Examples:
    • The Daily Planet  - Tony Vincent's 5th Grade Roving Reporters from 2003-2004.
    • Fairbury, NE 6th Grade Roving Reporters
    • The Daily Blog  - 5th graders in California
    • The Learning Zone Blog  - 4th graders in California
    • Graduate Class Log  - Roving reporter articles from Handhelds in Teaching & Learning.
    • Also read their  individual blogs .
    • Google Docs  - A great place for students to type their article and to share it with the teacher. 
    • Endless choices of end products:
    • Create a slideshow in PowerPoint,  OpenOffice ,  Google Docs , or  SlideRocket .
    • Use Word or a graphics program to design a brochure or poster.
    • Create an interactive game in PowerPoint.
    • Make a presentation using  Prezi .
    • Tell a story using Microsoft PhotoStory (free for Windows)
    • Author a comic strip using  Comiqs , or  Super Action Comic Maker .
    • Make a movie using  MovieMaker .
    • Create a narrated slide show using  PhotoStory or  VoiceThread .
    • Record a radio show using  Audacity .
    • Author a website, blog, or wiki. Places to do this include  Google Sites ,  Blogger , and  PBwiki .
    • Create a glog, a virtual online poster at  Glogster .
    • Combine voice with an image at  Blabberize  or  StoryBlender .
    • Draw an animation using  Ajax Animator ,  Xtranormal , or  Aniboom .
  • 27. This is but a brief snapshot in time of a current assortment of Web 2.0 tools available to educators. Submitted by Cheryl Corrigan November 2009 Northwood Elementary Media Specialist