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  • Synchronous LearningLearning that takes place by a group of people who’re in the same place at the same time.“Simultaneous and in real-time.”
  • Typical college classroom experience
  • Pioneered by correspondence schools
  • A-Synch” LearningUses on-line resources to facilitate information
  • A-Synch” LearningLearning that is not constrained by time and placeUses on-line resourcesto facilitate informationLearner-centered
  • Contrasts with non-interactive websites; users are limited to the passive viewing of information.
  • Have heightened techno skills and ability to access information


  • 1. Top 10+ Web Tools toInvigorate your TeachingLazaros Simeonlsimeon@georgebrown.ca416-415-5000 x. 3741@gbcstaffdev
  • 2. The Problem… How often have you found a really great resource on the Web, but just didn’t know how to use it in your class? Alternately, how often have you been planning a lesson and thought it could be more interesting?
  • 3. BY THE END OF THISWORKSHOP, YOU WILL KNOWHOW TO…  Use selected web 2.0 technologies in your teaching
  • 4. SOME IMPORTANT TERMS  Synchronous versus “A-Synch” learning  Web 2.0
  • 5. Synchronous Learning CC D Services
  • 6. Synchronous Learning CC Shane Global Learning
  • 7. “A-Synch” Ain’t New CC jbcurio
  • 8. “A-Synch” CC Ed Yourdon
  • 9. “A-Synch” CC Ed Yourdon
  • 10. Think-Pair-ShareThink of some benefits to “a-synch” learning?
  • 11. “Web 1.0”
  • 12. Web 2.0
  • 13. Web 1.0 Web 2.0 Non-interactive: e.g:  Promotes interaction with Personal webpage other users: e.g. social Passive viewing media, blogging experience  Users interact (change, Restricted access edit, add) with website content  Unrestricted access (usually); “share and embed”. Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0
  • 14. Chickering & Gamson’s Seven PrinciplesGood practice in postsecondary education:1. encourages contact between students and faculty,2. develops reciprocity and cooperation among students,3. encourages active learning,4. gives prompt feedback,5. emphasizes time on task,6. communicates high expectations,7. and respects diverse talents and ways of learning. m
  • 15. Some Web 2.0 Websites Collaboration Visual AppsVideo and Audio Capture To o l s Vuvox Slide Share Timetoast Jing ChartGizmo Camstudio Delicious Graphsy Audacity PBworks JayCut Doodle and more Screencast-O-Matic Creately V i r t u a l To u r s DropMind Pixlr Mango Languages Video Animations Te x t 2 M i n d m a p Cuil’s GoAnimate KonoLive Google Xtranormal Vo i c e t h r e a d EventBrite iSpring Forumotion Mash-ups Polls and Surveys Snipi Poll Daddy P i p e s . Ya h o o . c o m Mineful Surveymonkey
  • 16. The Best Web 2.0 Tools for TeachingTHE HONOURABLEMENTIONS
  • 17. Timetoast Create and share interactive timelines on the web
  • 18. GoAnimate Allows people to express themselves through animation without having to learn to draw or install any software.
  • 19. Make a slideshow using your music and photos. Embed it into any blog or
  • 20. Online mind-mapping tool Collaborate to create mind maps Upload images Collapse and expand nodesmind map sample
  • 21. Delicious Social bookmarking service Upload and share all your bookmarks online See what other people are classroom/
  • 22. PollDaddy Create surveys and polls Upload them to your blog and social networking profiles.
  • 23. VUVOX Create personal, collaborative & emotive slideshows using your own digital media - including video, photos, music and text. ◦ COLLAGE - quickly produce dynamic interactive panoramas with hot-spots. ◦ STUDIO - build a personalized media presentation... and, place it in your COLLAGE. ◦ EXPRESS to build presentations with dynamic content from RSS feeds and online albums. ◦ CUT-OUT Express - use your photos as slideshows frames.
  • 24. Forumotion.comFree discussion forums and bulletin boards Free and unlimited messages and users Choose between forum versions Image hosting Domain name Customized emails Chat box, gallery, and calendar Customizable appearancesforumotion.com
  • 25. The Best Web 2.0 Tools for TeachingTOP 10 COUNTDOWN
  • 26. Create your own comic strip
  • 27. Online project management tool Graphic user interface Set up tasks related to a project Assign different people to each
  • 28. Doodle Online scheduling tool Free online coordination tool Requires no registration or special software
  • 29. Google Docs Create, store and share documents within a Google account free online document management feature
  • 30. Collect, highlight and store Cloud-based Accessible from any platform Facilitates mobile
  • 31. PBWorks Online wiki hosting service “Workspaces” drive engagement and collaboration. A workspace is a live, evolving document – but gives the administrator user tracking and access controls to monitor the workspace at all
  • 32. VoiceThread Collaboration on media Talk about and share your images, documents, and videos.
  • 33. Twitter Micro-blog Give “followers” (subscribers to your twitter page) updates on your current status 140-character
  • 34. Your task… Under each of the 7 practices, write as many of the Web 2.0 apps we looked at that support that practice. How you could use that website or app?
  • 35. We looked at…        
  • 36. Your homework… Download a copy of this presentation from
  • 37. Lazaros Simeonlsimeon@georgebrown.ca416-415-5000 x 3741@gbcstaffdev
  • 38. Questions?