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
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.
For a hyperlinked, clickable version
of this presentation, please go to:
Are you tired of trifold brochures and hardcopy handouts?
Are you ready for more than just hotlists of links?
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
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! :)
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)! :)
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
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.
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
What are some of the typical projects
teachers ask kids to do?
Typical Class Projects:
give a presentation do a book report
give an oral report do a book review
make a poster prepare an annotated
make a collage bibliography
make a tri-fold write in a journal
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
You can teach those same
projects with Web 2.0!
Web 2.0 ways to "give a presentation"...
Go to: http://delicious.com/annakoval/powerpoint
Web 2.0 ways to "give an oral report"...
Web 2.0 ways to "make a poster"...
Web 2.0 ways to "make a collage"...
Go to: http://delicious.com/annakoval/collages
Web 2.0 ways to "make a video" or "do a skit"...
GoAnimate - http://troy2009.wikispaces.com/goanimate+videonumber1
Xtranormal - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlnWWFnniho
Blabberize - http://troy2009.wikispaces.com/Blabberize+and+Cybersafety
Dvolver - http://troy2009.wikispaces.com/Dvolver+Videos
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
Web 2.0 ways to "make a timeline"...
More from Story Tools by CogDogRoo
Go to: http://delicious.com/annakoval/timeline+creator
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
Web 2.0 ways to "write in your journal"...
Web 2.0 ways to "take notes"...
Google Notebook SpringNote
Notecentric The Awesome Highlighter
Notetaking Tool WizLite
Go to: http://delicious.com/annakoval/notetaking
Web 2.0 ways to "take notes"...
ReadWriteThink's Persuasion Map
Go to: http://delicious.com/annakoval/concept_mapping
Web 2.0 ways to "make flashcards"...
Flash Card Machine MuchoBeets
Go to: http://delicious.com/annakoval/flashcards
Web 2.0 ways to "make an outline"...
Loose Stitch ReadWriteThink Notetaker
Web 2.0 ways to "have a debate"...
aMap ReadWriteThink's Persuasion Mapper
Anna's aMap Resources
A reply to Anna's aMap
Anna's TA's aMaps
Web 2.0 ways to "make a website a project
page or a pathfinder"...
Web 2.0 ways to "work as a team"...
Wiki (PBWorks, Wetpaint, Wikispaces)
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
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 that fails to provide digital and media skills
threatens to leave them at a profound social, economic, and
Source: The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy,Recommendation 6
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!
Per Chris O'Neil,
our kids "came out clicking..."
Per Palfrey and Gasser,
our kids "were born digital..."
When was the last time you
went to work and didn't touch
a computer all day???
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.
The Guilt Trip...
There are 3 types of teacher-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.
The Hope Trip...
We hope this will help you be
more of a 2.0 type of librarian.
Thank you for listening. :)
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Thanks, you guys. :)
About the Presenters
Anna Koval :)
Teacher-librarian at Casa Grande High School in Petaluma, CA.
Thinks teens and libraries are both pretty neat. Binge
computer. Married with 2 dogs. Walt Disney Teacher of the Year
nominee. YALSA Emerging Leader.
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.