“ 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
Sharing online gives students more of a need to “get it right”
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.
Create online jigsaw, reading poster, magazine cover, cartoon. Add frames and text. Resize pictures ( resizeimages.org ) for web page use.
Speechable.com – add speech bubbles to pics
READ poster – ala.org
Chocolate bar www.glassgiant.com/chocolate_bar/
www.Redkid.net – put image on a hot dog, bowl of soup, etc.
More on next slide …
Dynamic Einstein picture – place text on b&w chalkboard
Wanted poster – glassgiant.com
Newspaper clipping – fodey.com
Badge maker – bighugelabs.com
Befunky.com – fun photo effects
Jigsaw puzzle – jigsawplanet.com
Free image sources:
Flickr Creative Commons search
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 Zamzar.com 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 KickYouTube.com (and others like it)
Find video. Click “Watch in HD.” Type “kick” in front of url.
Skype – need webcam hookup
Free 30-second shows – about 12 images
Upload photos; insert music; show is created for you
Japanese - means “chit chat”
20 slides for 20 seconds each
Fun and fast-paced presentation
Encourages brevity and time for Q&A
Prezi.com – a free online zooming editor that zooms in and out on details of a slide or video
Prezi.com/mohshuoe-qcf – Prezi presentation on Google search tricks
http://prezi.com/prezi/27/try/ - learn Prezi in 4 minutes
Students help design assessment rubrics online before a project begins
Kathy Shrock’s Guide for Educators
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
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
3 good places to start a wiki:
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!
Wiktionary - Free dictionary that almost anyone can edit
Teampedia.net - 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!
Web2thatworks.com - links to tools + strategies + curriculum
Math247.pbworks.com - Library of over 500 mathcast projects (with audio)
Educationalnetworking.com – listing of social networking sites for educators
Dictionary.k12opened.com – An open dictionary where kids contribute the definitions. Can input vocabulary words and their meanings.
EduWiki.us.com – educational sites organized by grade level; class wikis
Doccamsined.wikispaces.com – short list of ideas for using document cameras
Copyrightconfusion.wikispaces.com - Resources by law professors for teachers
Engagethem.pbworks.com – contains examples of classroom projects using wikis
Websites for teachers:
includes an ESOL site – “Learn English for Kids”
Googledocs – we have our Media Specialist handbook done this way
Etherpad – no sign-in, real-time collaboration
Scriblink – write-on whiteboard, real-time
Google docs is a way to share info with others
Can share data collection on a shared spreadsheet
Use wufoo.com for shared forms, surveys, and invitations
VIRTUAL STICKY NOTES!
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.
Classroom game templates
Add music from freeplaymusic or soundsnap.com
Can also add speech bubbles to photos – a good language arts activity
Places to make comics online:
Make Beliefs Comix
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.
Glogster.com – no ink, paper, collaborative. Can add video and hyperlinks
Kids take photos and create quick articles about the day’s events or a special field trip or activity
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.
LET YOUR STUDENTS DECIDE!
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 .
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