Web 2.0 in the Classroom & Must Know Web 2.0 for 2009-2010 By Karen Brooks Updated 11/2/09
Education Today and Tomorrow http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fnh9q_cQcUE
Our students live in a digital world, that in many cases has been personalized since birth.
Web 2.0 doesn't have a hard boundary, but rather, a gravitational core. Article – Thinking Web 2.0 - 16 Different Ways
21 st Century Skills
Digital Age Literacy.
Basic, scientific, economic and technological literacy Visual literacy and information literacy Multicultural literacy and global awareness
Adaptability and managing complexity Self-direction Curiosity, creativity, and risk taking Higher-order thinking and sound reasoning
Teaming, collaboration, and interpersonal skills Personal, social, and civic responsibility Interactive communication
Prioritizing, planning, and managing for results Effective use of real-world tools Ability to produce relevant, high-quality products
21 st Century States http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/
Seven strategies for a successful statewide 21st Century Skills Initiative:
Broad consensus and a shared vision
Ongoing professional development in 21st century skills
Standards and curriculum aligned with 21st century skills
21st century assessments
An effective communications strategy
An aggressive implementation strategy
Importance of Web2.0
Where to find Web2.0
Cool Web Tools for the Classroom
Top Learning Tools for 2009
Must Know Web2.0 2008-2009
Web 2.0 Directory
All My Faves
December 2008 Disney Conducted a survey of 11,500 parents about their kids' technology habits, which provided some interesting results
Technology Timeline for Kids
Cell Phones in the Classroom
The use of cell phones or mobile devices as an educational tool has occurred mostly outside the borders of the United States in regions such as Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Clyde (2004) points out that North American educators have been slow to alter their perception of cell phones from the position of disruptive technology to a technology that can be integrated into the curriculum. For instance, in Singapore a collaborative game called EcoRangers, designed for mobile phones, was integrated into the social studies curriculum for grades nine and ten. This integration resulted in more student participation, and the students acknowledging they learned more information than they realized (Lim & Wang, 2005).
Industry Makes a Pitch that Cell Phones Belong in the Classroom – NYT – 2/15/09 - http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/16/technology/16phone.html?_r=2&emc=rss&partner=rssnyt
School Resources Wiki http://www.middleschoolresources.wikispaces.com
We have heard of Twitter , Facebook , Flickr , Google Docs and so many other applications out there. This list is to be added to the resources we know so well and use everyday. Many have educational value and can be used in our classrooms to assist learning. I will be updating the list again in January 2010. Resources my be viewed at anytime at http://delicious.com/dembe01/Web2.0
TELL Cool Web Tools Updates in 2009-2010: http://tell.schoolwires.net/16621065151648627/blank/browse.asp?A=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&C=55162 Update Schedule for this Page: January 2010 – March 2010 April 2010 – June 2010 Summer 2010
https://luminotes.com/ - Luminotes is a WYSIWYG personal wiki notebook for organizing your notes and ideas. You don't have to use any special markup codes or install any software. You simply start typing.
http:// www.springnote.com/en - Springnote is a service that has captured the essence of wiki. It works as a representative service of the web as a platform and the writable web. It has an easy Springnote editor with plug-ins and templates and it's simple to create various mashups using the Open API. Great video overview.
http://notesake.com/ - NoteSake allows you to completely do away with tattered three-ring binders and coffee-stained loose leaf. These obsolete resources only seem to take you one more step away from total productivity. With NoteSake, you can take your notes during class, share them with a friend, or groups can work together on the same note, all through your laptop.
http://www.zoho.com/notebook/ - Zoho Notebook - the online application for gathering and creating multiple types of content that can easily be shared with others. Designed with a simple user interface, Zoho Notebook solves the problem of managing multiple sources of information and content that is typically spread all over the place: your desktop, e-mail, websites, applications etc. With Notebook, you now have a single place to access and share the information that matters to you.
http://www.notecentric.com/ - Notecentric is a web based note taking application. Notecentric keeps your notes organized and readily available online. Your notes are always in one place, so you don't have to worry about synchronizing them.
http://www.notemesh.com/?a=home - NoteMesh is a free service that allows college students in the same classes to share notes with each other. It works by creating a wiki for individual classes that users can edit. Users are free to post their own lecture notes or contribute to existing lecture notes. The idea is that users in the same class can collaboratively create a definitive source for lecture notes. Why not do this in High School as well!
http://www.evernote.com/ - EverNote Corporation's mission is to give users the ability to instantly create, organize and find any notes or content - and to make this information accessible at any time, in any place. EverNote Corp. is a provider of note management, digital ink and handwriting recognition software and technologies for the PC, mobile and wireless markets.
http://a.nnotate.com/ - Private or shared review, indexing and discussion with notes and tags. A.nnotate lets you easily give, collect and store detailed notes on documents and web pages.
http://www.tiddlywiki.com/ Personal Notebook
http ://quizlet.com/ Online Flashcards
http://bynotes.com/ - With byNotes you can start geoblogging today. Tell your friends where you are or send them messages, events, photos and videos on the go. Great for Class trips and Language classes on class trips.
http://www.photo-notes.net/ - Email personal, online, Polaroid-style notes to your friends in a snap.
http://www.babuki.com/mainpage/ - Chat to your Facebook, MSN, AIM, Yahoo and Gtalk friends from the web or the desktop. All your contacts are in one place wherever you are. There's no need to create an account and you only have to add details for the other IM networks once.
http://www.collegedegree.com/library/college-life/15-facebook-apps-perfect-for-online-education 25 applications perfect for education on Facebook.
http://www.tokbox.com/view/register.php# Facebook application for calling video
NOTE: Virus and Teacher suspension and School District Policies articles at: http://delicious.com/dembe01/Facebook
Research Tools –
http://www.connotea.org/ - Organise your References. Share them with others. Discover new Leads Connotea is a place to keep links to the articles you read and the websites you use, and a place to find them again. It is also a place where you can discover new articles and websites through sharing your links with other users. By saving your links and references to Connotea they are instantly on the web, which means that they are available to you from any computer and that you can point your friends and colleagues to them.
http://www.lumifi.com/lumifi/index.jsp# - Lumifi is a new way to find, analyze, organize and share information on any topic, from any source (including your own documents). Let lumifi read for you, highlight terms relevant to your interest, and discover information you might have missed.
http://www.zotero.org/ free and easy to use firefox extension to help organize and cite materials.
Santa Gone Digital
http://www.nomorenotebooks.com/ - No More Notebooks is a social shopping experience that allows members all over the world to create an unlimited number of lists containing an unlimited number of items from any webpage. People use No More Notebooks to keep track of items they wish to buy, create lists for specific events and generally interact with one another. Great for a wish list.
https://acrobat.com/#/bw/BuzzwordBegin - Acrobat is a suite of online services hosted by Adobe that you can use to create documents together and share them with others. It helps people get document work done faster, without email attachments or version confusion, and it makes your documents look great so that you and your work look great, too.
http ://www.citebite.com/ - Link directly to quotes on webpages.
http://thinkature.com/ - Real-Time Collaboration from the Web.
http://www.gliffy.com/ - Create and Share Flow Charts, diagrams and more.
http://bookgoo.com/ Highlight and share documents
http://writeboard.com/ Collaborative Writing Tool
http://wordle.net/ Word Clouds writing tool
http://www.kerpoof.com/ Digital Storytelling
http://zoho.com/ Online office applications – Like Google Docs
http://www.smilebox.com/ - Digital Story telling
http://comiqs.com/index.html - Digital Storytelling
http://comiqs.com/index.html Digital Storytelling
http://ottobib.com/ citing using the ISBN
http://www.easybib.com/ - Citation generator for MLA
http://cogdogroo.wikispaces.com/StoryTools - Digital Storybook Wiki that highlights many great web2.0 tools for writing.
Teacher Management and Parent Resource
http://beanbaglearning.com/ - Beanbag connects parents and students to tutors without the middleman. It's also a great place to find & share videos, websites and other stuff that helps with school.
http://chitch.at/ - ChitChat, delivers innovative tools to help educators successfully integrate technology into the classroom. ChitChat products are with daunting forms, no task automation, big price tags, and, lacking in the fundamental educational workflow.
http://yacapaca.com/ - With YacaPaca users can create quizzes, surveys, tests,and more. Discover modify and share assessments.Set work for the whole class with a few mouse clicks, and analyse with tools that improve your teaching.
http://allmyfaves.com/ Popular Weekly Web 2.0 Applications in many categories.
http://www.talkingpanda.com/iwriter/ - Make the iPod a study tool.
http://k12onlineconference.org/ Online conference on web 2.0 that is free in October 2008
http://www.moshimonsters.com/ - Visitors to MoshiMonsters can adopt their very own pet Monster, give it a name and design its color scheme. Each Monster has a lively personality that develops the more it is played with. Monster owners can make new friends and connect with existing friends through a wide variety of safe social networking features such as Monster blogs, Newsfeeds, pinboards and buddy lists.
http://www.rcls.org/ksearch.htm - Kids Tools for Searching the Internet
http://www.socialstudiescentral.com/?q=node/88 - Social Studies Simulations - sites link to online simulations, interactive web sites, virtual museums and lessons for face-to-face simulations.
http://cybersleuth-kids.com/ - Great for homework heal and searching at the elementary level.
http://www.freerice.com/index.php - vocabulary game, while donating rice to people in need.
Search Engines and Tool
http://kallout.com/ - KallOut is the first application to bring "selection-based search" to any web page, email, presentation, document, spreadsheet or PDF.
http://www.searchcrystal.com/home.html - searchCrystal is dedicated to enabling you to perform powerful searches visually. searchCrystal enables you to see the big picture, gain new insights and interact with search results in new ways.
http://yoname.com/ - People Search for Social Networks and Blogs.
http://www.searchme.com/ - Find, Organize and share in 3D.
http://www.searchenginecolossus.com/ - Search Engines Across the Globe
http://www.google.com/ig/usgov - Us Government Search
http://clusty.com/ - Great for Blogs, news, pictures Wikipedia and more.
http://spacetime.com/ A search engine in 3d for visual thinkers. – Must Download
http://soungle.com/ MP3 Search Engine for sound
http://www.mahalo.com/ - Human Powered Search engine
http://www.jogtheweb.com/ Web Tour Application
http://voicethread.com/#home VoiceThread and VoiceThread for K-12 educators.
http://prezentit.com/ - Create share and Show Presentation online
http://www.slideshare.net/ - Store PPT presentations and network with other educators
http://webtools4u2use.wikispaces.com/Presentation+Tools – Presentation Tools Wiki
Social Networks for Educators
http://voicethread.ning.com/ - Looking to create, build and keep resources for people using http://voicethread.com in their classrooms.
http://www.proteacher.com/ - Site offers teaching ideas, resources, blogs, and more aimed for elementary school teachers.
http://www.ileonardo.com/secure/main.php - A social Network for Research
http://www.dipity.com/mashups/timetube - Build a timeline
http://www.widgetbox.com/tag/education - Great widgets for you blog and classroom webpages.