ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL Not all the resources in these workshops will work for you. Not everyone comes to the workshops with the same classroom experiences or expectations. There isn't one perfect tool or one right way to utilize Web 2.0 tools in the classroom. I think it it is important to look at the usefulness of a Web 2.0 tool for yourself before you can really think about how to bring it to your students.So, my hope is that you learn something new today and want to explore at least one of these resources. If you have any questions or comments, the discussion tab is open and my email is available to you.
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Pupils were asked to look at the word clouds, with a dictionary, and try to ascertain the gist of the original articles.
Half the class then explained to the other half what they thought their article was about while I displayed each word cloud in turn on the interactive whiteboard (see illustrations), highlighting words one at a time and extracting relevant / useful vocabulary.
I then handed out copies of the original articles in full to my pupils and discussed the vocabulary further
Slideshare Uploading your slide show www.slideshare.net Samples: http://www.slideshare.net/elemitrt/dolch-3rd-grade-words http://www.slideshare.net/lwernig http://www.slideshare.net/pauleyler/cells-6th-grade-384278 http://www.slideshare.net/Leen267/colleen-murray-web-quest
Jango! Jango is a free social music service that lets you create your own custom radio stations and listen to them on your computer.
2nd Grade Podcast : Students studied famous Americans. This podcast shares what they have learned.
5th grade podcast: After reading "The Mysteries of Harris Burdick". Students created some of their own mysterious stories .
8th grade podcast: This podcast describes an activity centered around teaching to about the Declaration of Independence .
11th grade science: 80% of Mrs. Bracht’s students have an iPod and the others that don’t have an iPod, do have access to a computer. Ms. Bracht is having her students podcast to learn, review, and share science information
http://delicious.com/dmcdowell/comiqs-fr This history teacher used this tool to summarize their understanding of the events of The French Revolution www.comiqs.com Abe Lincoln www.voki.com Easily create an an avatar with voice What better way to have students Practice their foreign language skills. than using a Voki My Voki on http://fittools.wikispaces.com/
Writing Our Future's current project, Letters to the Next President , is an online publishing project that invited students to write to the 2008 U.S. Presidential candidates about the issues they would want a future president to address. Writing Our Future plans to sponsor additional writing and publishing projects to encourage students to write persuasively and informatively for "real world" purposes and audiences.
Open Courseware M.I.T. Open courseware for High School Take Any College Class for Free: 236 Open Courseware Collections, Podcasts and Videos : Browse this list for more than 200 open classes, resources and lectures.
SOCIAL NETWORKING Whyville - 1.7 million users www.imbee.com Teacher sites available