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
5. Session Description:
Even if you're not the techiest teacher-librarian at the
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
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. ...is high up on
the Bloom's Taxonomy...
12. ...is standards-based...
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
members of our democratic society.
4. Pursue personal and aesthetic growth.
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
37. What are some of the typical projects
teachers ask kids to do?
38. Typical Class Projects:
give a presentation
give an oral report
make a poster
make a collage
make a tri-fold brochure
make a video
do a skit
make a comic strip
make a timeline
do a book report
do a book review
prepare an annotated bibliography
write in a journal
make an outline
have a debate
make a website
work as a team
39. You can teach those same
projects with Web 2.0!
40. Web 2.0 ways to "give a presentation"...
Go to: http://delicious.com/annakoval/powerpoint
41. Web 2.0 ways to "give an oral report"...
42. Web 2.0 ways to "make a poster"...
43. Web 2.0 ways to "make a collage"...
Go to: http://delicious.com/annakoval/collages
44. Web 2.0 ways to "make a video" or "do a skit"...
GoAnimate - http://troy2009.wikispaces.com/goanimate+videonumber1
Dvolver - http://troy2009.wikispaces.com/Dvolver+Videos
Xtranormal - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlnWWFnniho
Blabberize - http://troy2009.wikispaces.com/Blabberize+and+Cybersafety
45. Web 2.0 ways to "make a comic strip"...
Bad Dudes Plot Generator
Story Tools from Cog Dog Roo
ReadWriteThink Comic Generator + Lesson Plans
Go to: http://delicious.com/annakoval/comics
46. Web 2.0 ways to "make a timeline"...
More from Story Tools by CogDogRoo
Go to: http://delicious.com/annakoval/timeline+creator
47. Web 2.0 ways to "do an annotated
EasyBib (our works cited page was made with it!)
The Bedford Bibliographer
Go to: http://delicious.com/msannakoval/citations
48. Web 2.0 ways to "write in your journal"...
49. Web 2.0 ways to "take notes"...
Go to: http://delicious.com/annakoval/notetaking
The Awesome Highlighter
50. Web 2.0 ways to "take notes"...
Go to: http://delicious.com/annakoval/concept_mapping
and ReadWriteThink's Persuasion Map
51. Web 2.0 ways to "make flashcards"...
Go to: http://delicious.com/annakoval/flashcards
Flash Card Machine
52. Web 2.0 ways to "make an outline"...
online outlining sites and apps:
53. Web 2.0 ways to "have a debate"...
A reply to Anna's aMap
Anna's TA's aMaps
ReadWriteThink's Persuasion Mapper
54. Web 2.0 ways to "make a website a project
page or a pathfinder"...
55. Web 2.0 ways to "work as a team"...
Wiki (PBWorks, Wetpaint, Wikispaces)
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
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!
59. Per Chris O'Neil,
our kids "came out clicking..."
Per Palfrey and Gasser,
our kids "were born digital..."
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)!
….and then we stand back and let them practice!
Kids with stuff
Kids with people [both real and imaginary]
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
2. Those content to lurk but still hesitant (unwilling, or unable,
for whatever reason) to contribute.
3. Those still stuck in the analog paradigm.
63. The Hope Trip...
We hope this will help you be
more of a 2.0 type of librarian.
Thank you for listening. :)
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
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.
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