Web 2.0 Tool URL Username Password Classroom Uses
Wiki www.wikispaces.com http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/tea
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VoiceThread www.voicethread.com http://www.secctv.org/video/?
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Survey Monkey www.surveymonkey.com
Web 2.0 Technology in the K-12 Classroom
Agenda-June 14, 2010
1. Take a survey:
Survey Monkey is a great resource for creating your own classroom surveys. www.surveymonkey.com
Click the link below to take my survey now:
2. What is Web 2.0?
What types of things are Web 2.0 Tools?
Teaching & Learning with the Read/Write Web
This article by Wesley Fryer explains how the web is changing and how the new read/write web tools can impact teaching and learning in the classroom.
3. Social Bookmarking Activities
Del.icio.us is a social bookmarking manager which allows you to bookmark a web page and add tags to categorize your bookmarks.
Many users find that real power of Del.icio.us is in the social networking aspect, which allows you to see how other users have tagged
similar links and also discover other websites that may be of interest to you. You can think of it as peering into another users’ filing
cabinet, but with this powerful bookmarking tool each user's filing cabinet helps to build an expansive knowledge network.For this
discovery exercise, you are asked to take a look at Del.icio.us and learn about this popular bookmarking tool.
4. Blog Activities
1. Explore several examples of how some teachers and students are using blogs to enhance learning. These examples come from around the globe. How are teachers using
this to foster student learning? How are students using the blogs to interact with each other? How can blogs such as these improve the home/school connection?
o Cool Cat Teacher's Student Blog o Mr. Coyle’s Grade 8 Humanities Blog
o Ms. Baker's Biology Blog o Sandaig Otters Weblog
2. The best way to understand blogging is to create your own blog. In this session you will set up your own blog and use it both to reflect on what you are learning and to interact
with fellow participants throughout the remainder of this workshop. Feel free to also share the link to your blog with others in your personal and professional communities who
may be interested in reading your reflections. Set up a classroom blog using Edublogs. It is tailored specifically to classroom use with features to enhance privacy and
security. If you are not a classroom teacher- you may consider pairing up with a teacher who wants to experiment with classroom blogging. (If you currently have your own
blog using another blogging system, you can share the link and use it for this assignment.)
o Edublogs- http://www.edublogs.org "Edublogs" is a free education blogging tool powered by WordPress that is secure and free of advertising.
Begin here: http://help.edublogs.org/2009/07/29/signing-up-for-your-blog/ Design here: http://help.edublogs.org/category/getting-your-blog-design-right/
5. Wiki Activities
1. Explore some of these examples of how wikis are currently being used for educational purposes.
o Holocaust Wiki Project
Following a WebQuest model, this project asks students to create a branching simulation about a family in the Holocaust. They have to come up with realistic
decision points, describe the pros and cons, address the consequences of each decision, and create a narrative that reflects their research on the Holocaust. *Note,
click on the links at the bottom of the page rather than last year's.
o Pay It Forward Wiki
This wiki is being created by students attending Arapahoe High School who are currently reading Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. They are using it to brainstorm
project ideas and eventually propose a plan to give back to their community so that the world doesn't lose individualism and end up like the world described by Huxley
in the book.
o Thousand and One Flat World Tales Project
This project eplaces the "authentic" publishing of the 20th century classroom--hallways, newsletters, literary journals, etc--with authentic publishing in the 1001 Flat
World Tales "blook": a potentially endliess series of stories from students around the world, inter-linked on individual student blogs.
Wikibooks is a collection of open content textbooks, manuals, and other texts with supporting book-based texts that are written collaboratively. This site is a wiki,
meaning that anyone, including you, can edit any book module right now by clicking on the edit this page link that appears in every Wikibooks module.
o Set up your own wiki space at one of these free hosting sites or make a contribution to one of the spaces you find as you search through some of the wikis currently
hosted on these servers.
WikiSpaces – http://www.wikispaces.com
6. Video and Podcast Activities
1. Watch this brief video which demonstrates the power of video and Web 2.0 tools to educate and change lives around the globe at lightening speed.
Water Buffalo Movie:
2. Explore some of the following sources to find free streaming video and educational podcasts. Be sure to add relevant resources for use in your classrooms or schools to Part
V of your planning template.
Video: Try to view at least one video clip from each site.
o Library of Congress Wecasts
o PBS NOVA
o NASA TV
o Annenberg Media
o History Channel Speeches and Video
o School Tube
o Streaming Video Webcasts
o Education Podcast Network
The menu on the left of the page will help you find podcasts relevant to various subject areas.
o Learn Out Loud This site has one of the most extensive collections of educational podcasts. You can watch a brief video tour of the site to see everything it has to
o Podcast Alley
A huge collection of podcasts are available as well as many good resources for learning more about how to create your own podcasts.
o Podcasts for Teachers
Fordham University 's Regional Educational Technology Center (RETC) in New York City provides lively conversations about technology and education with leaders
in the field. Scroll down and click on "Listen to the Podcasts" to hear samples of recent podcasts.
o Radio WilliowWeb
Radio WillowWeb is a podcast for kids and by kids from the students at Willowdale Elemetary School in Omaha, Nebraska. It is an excellent example of how this
technology can be used to enhance teaching and learning.
o Room 208 Podcasts
Podcasts from an amazing 4th grade teacher and his students in Wells, ME.
A library of educational podcasts from Steve Sloan at San Jose State
7. Web2.0 Quiz
Please read the following articles by Marc Prensky
Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants
Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants- Do They Really Think Differently
9. Creative Commons Copyright License
A Shared Culture Video - http://creativecommons.org/videos/a-shared-culture
10. Further Exploration:
For this discovery exercise, participants are asked to select any site from this list of Web 2.0 Award Winners and explore it. With so many to choose from, it might be handy
to first select a category that interests you (like Books or Personal Organization) and then select a tool/site to explore. Be careful to select a tool that is Free and that
doesn't require a plug-in or download. The majority of these are free, so this shouldn’t be a problem.
1. Select any site/tool from the list of Web 2.0 Awards winners (If you prefer to select from just the winners, here’s a link to the short list.)
2. Explore the site you selected.
3. Create a post about your discovery. What did you like or dislike about the tool? What were the site’s useful features? Could you see any applications for its use in a