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  • 1. Using Web 2.0 Tools To Enliven Class Projects!* Anna Koval & Marie Slim Nov. 20, 2009 @ 04:30 PM California School Library Association 2009 Annual Conference
  • 2. Using Web 2.0 Tools To Enliven Class Projects!* *For the record, this session was retitled by the conference committee. "Enliven" is their word, not ours.
  • 3. Session Description: Are you tired of trifold brochures and hardcopy handouts? Are you ready for more than just hotlists of links?
  • 4. Session Description: In this session, you'll learn how to make your assignments graphic and dynamic! You'll learn how to "enliven" your projects with Web 2.0 resources!
  • 5. Session Description: Even if you're not the techiest teacher-librarian at the conference... You CAN have a website that is fresh and cool and you CAN create it yourself! :)
  • 6. Learner Outcomes: 1. Participants will learn how to use and apply numerous easy-to-implement online resources. 2. Participants will be able to access links to Web 2.0 resources ready-to-use in lessons across the curriculum. 3. Participants will :) now and then because learning about this stuff is fun (and so are your presenters)! :)
  • 7. What is Web 2.0?
  • 8. Web 2.0 is... "The term 'Web 2.0' describes the changing trends in the use of World Wide Web technology and Web design that aim to enhance creativity, communications, secure information sharing, collaboration and functionality of the Web." Source: Wikipedia qtd. in Knowledge Quest qtd. in eLibrary
  • 9. Why should you do Web 2.0 in your library???
  • 10. ...because Web 2.0...
  • 11. high up on the Bloom's Taxonomy...
  • 12. standards-based...
  • 13. Standards: AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner Learners use skills, resources, & tools to: 1. Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge. 2. Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge. 3. Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society. 4. Pursue personal and aesthetic growth. Source: http://www.ala. org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/learningstandards/AASL_Learning_Standards_2007.pdf
  • 14. Standards: CDE (Draft) Model School Library Standards for Students 1. Students Access Information 2. Students Evaluate Information 3. Students Use Information 4. Students Integrate Information Literacy Skills into All Areas of Learning Source:
  • 15. ...supports curricular goals...
  • 16. ...supports school/district goals (WASC, SIP)...
  • 17. ...promotes professional development...
  • 18. ...raises rigor...
  • 19. ...increases engagement...
  • 20. ...increases creativity...
  • 21. ...encourages critical thinking...
  • 22. ...encourages collaboration...
  • 23. ...opens/expands lines of communication between teachers and students...
  • 24. ...opens/expands lines of communication between teachers and other teachers...
  • 25. Web 2.0 makes the library (and its awesome librarian) seem super tech savvy, which...
  • 26. ...impresses students...
  • 27. ...impresses teachers...
  • 28. ...impresses parents...
  • 29. ...impresses administrators...
  • 30. ...which leads to tenure and a long and prosperous career!
  • 31. (Wouldn't we all like that in this day and age?!)
  • 32. Web 2.0 will likely cure cancer, curb global warming, end world hunger, and create world peace!
  • 33. It slices. It dices. It's free and it's fun! :)
  • 34. But mostly you should do Web 2.0 in your library because...
  • 35. Web 3.0 is on the way!!!
  • 36. Source:
  • 37. What are some of the typical projects teachers ask kids to do?
  • 38. Typical Class Projects: give a presentation do a book report give an oral report do a book review make a poster prepare an annotated bibliography make a collage write in a journal make a tri-fold brochure take notes make a video make an outline do a skit have a debate make a comic strip make a website make a timeline work as a team
  • 39. You can teach those same projects with Web 2.0!
  • 40. Web 2.0 ways to "give a presentation"... Animoto Google Docs PictureTrail Prezi Sliderocket SlideShare Stupeflix VoiceThread Go to:
  • 41. Web 2.0 ways to "give an oral report"... Blabberize VoiceThread Jing
  • 42. Web 2.0 ways to "make a poster"... BigHugeLabs MagMyPic
  • 43. Web 2.0 ways to "make a collage"... Glogster Scrapblog Shape Collage Tabloo Vuvox Go to:
  • 44. Web 2.0 ways to "make a video" or "do a skit"... GoAnimate - Dvolver - Xtranormal - Blabberize -
  • 45. Web 2.0 ways to "make a comic strip"... Bad Dudes Plot Generator Bubblr Comeeko Comiqs Gnomz Kerpoof Mai'Nada Make Beliefs Pixtoon ToonDoo Story Tools from Cog Dog Roo ReadWriteThink Comic Generator + Lesson Plans Go to:
  • 46. Web 2.0 ways to "make a timeline"... Dipty TimeToast More from Story Tools by CogDogRoo Go to:
  • 47. Web 2.0 ways to "do an annotated bibliography"... EasyBib (our works cited page was made with it!) Diigo (example) Delicious BibMe The Bedford Bibliographer MyBookmarks Go to:
  • 48. Web 2.0 ways to "write in your journal"... Blog Wiki Twitter TextNovel Google Docs
  • 49. Web 2.0 ways to "take notes"... Annotate Ript cl1p ShortText Evernote Snipt Google Notebook SpringNote Jott Stickypad MyStickies Stixy Notecentric The Awesome Highlighter NoteMesh ThumbTack OneNote UberNote ReadWriteThink's WebNotes Notetaking Tool WizLite Persuasion Map Go to:
  • 50. Web 2.0 ways to "take notes"... cMap FreeMind Map Yourself MAPMYself Mind42 MindMeister SpicyNodes WiseMapping and ReadWriteThink's Persuasion Map Go to:
  • 51. Web 2.0 ways to "make flashcards"... Cramberry gFlash CueFlash Flash Card Machine MuchoBeets FlashcardDB Quizlet Flashcard Exchange Go to:
  • 52. Web 2.0 ways to "make an outline"...   online outlining sites and apps: Loose Stitch example ReadWriteThink Notetaker example resources
  • 53. Web 2.0 ways to "have a debate"... aMap Anna's aMap A reply to Anna's aMap Anna's TA's aMaps ReadWriteThink's Persuasion Mapper resources
  • 54. Web 2.0 ways to "make a website a project page or a pathfinder"... Google Docs Google Pages Google Sites JumpChart Lib Guides Netvibes Webs Weebly Wix
  • 55. Web 2.0 ways to "work as a team"... Backpack Basecamp Dabbleboard Edmodo Eluminate Google Docs Facebook Ning Stickipad Wiki (PBWorks, Wetpaint, Wikispaces) Zoho Project
  • 56. Why Web 2.0 Rocks: "Education ... traditionally focuses on lectures and exams, forcing students to memorize complex descriptive terminologies and taxonomies. 'This conventional approach is at odds with knowledge about how people learn. ... Researchers have demonstrated that students learn more effectively when they are actively engaged in the learning process and self evaluation. [Web 2.0] applies this active learning approach using ... social computing technologies, such as Facebook, MySpace, blogs, cell phones, etc., to increase student engagement in botanical science and to address known recruitment and retention challenges." Source: the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 57. The Librarian as Information Sherpa “These competencies [digital and media literacies] are, however, new forms of foundational learning. The consequences of neglecting this challenge can be dire. Students who are deeply immersed in the world of online communication outside of school may find classrooms that marginalize new technologies both tedious and irrelevant. For students who lack online access at home, schooling
  • 58. The internet was invented 17 years ago...* That means 17 years old or younger (and that's every single one of our students) has known the internet their whole lives! Source:
  • 59. Per Chris O'Neil, our kids "came out clicking..." Per Palfrey and Gasser, our kids "were born digital..." Source:
  • 60. When was the last time you went to work and didn't touch a computer all day???
  • 61. TLs (can) OWN 2.0 (if we want to)! We provide: tools space organization expertise We instruct: ….and then we stand back and let them practice! We maintain: The space The portals The stuff We connect Kids with stuff Kids with people [both real and imaginary] With teachers Teachers with stuff Source: Connie Williams, School Library Journal Webinar, 11-17-09.
  • 62. The Guilt Trip... There are 3 types of librarians... 1. Those that read and participate in the online think-tank we call social media. 2. Those content to lurk but still hesitant (unwilling, or unable, for whatever reason) to contribute. and... 3. Those still stuck in the analog paradigm. Source:
  • 63. The Hope Trip... We hope this will help you be more of a 2.0 type of librarian. Thank you for listening. :)
  • 64. additional reading:
  • 65. About the Presenters Anna Koval :) Teacher-librarian at Casa Grande High School in Petaluma, CA. Thinks teens and libraries are both pretty neat. Is married with 2 dogs. Practices binge computing far too regularly. Was a Walt Disney Teacher of the Year nominee. Is a YALSA Emerging Leader.
  • 66. About the Presenters Marie Slim :) Teacher-librarian at Troy High School in Fullerton, CA. Lover of books, computers and people. Web2.0 junkie. Mother of 2 beautiful boys with Web1.0 husband and 2 miniature pinschers. Breast cancer survivor of 3 years. FJUHSD Teacher of the Year 2010.
  • 67. Works Cited California School Library Association 2.0 Team. "2.0 Partners." Web log post. Classroom Learning 2.0 . California School Library Association, 4 Aug. 2007. Web. 18 Nov. 2009. <>. Davidson, Cathy N., and David Theo Goldberg. The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age . Rep. Cambridge: MIT, 2009. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning . The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Web. 18 Nov. 2009. <>. Doyle, Miranda. Personal interview. 21 Nov. 2009. Fisher, Michael. "Digital Bloom's Visual." DigiGogy . 27 Feb. 2009. Web. 20 Nov. 2009. <http://digigogy.blogspot. com/2009/02/digital-blooms-visual.html>. "Innovative Curriculum Introduces Web 2.0 Technology to Botany Education." Web log post. Bot 2.0 . University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 19 June 2008. Web. 19 Nov. 2009. < introduces-web-20-technology-to-botany-education/>. Levine, Alan. "CogDogRoo - StoryTools." CogDogRoo . 2 Nov. 2009. Web. 17 Nov. 2009. <http://cogdogroo.wikispaces. com/StoryTools>. "Recommendation 6 | The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy." n.d. Web. 20 Nov. 2009. <>. "Student Materials Index." ReadWriteThink . International Reading Association/National Council of Teachers of English, 2009. Web. 17 Nov. 2009. <>. "Web 3.0 Concepts Explained in Plain English (Presentations)." Digital Inspiration . 30 May 2009. Web. 20 Nov. 2009. <http: //>. Williams, Connie. "School Library Journal Webinar." Online interview. 17 Nov. 2009.