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My Favourite Top 10 Web2.0 tools for 2011. This is a presentation given at a recent VITTA annual conference, outlining my favourite tools, some classroom applications and examples. What are your …

My Favourite Top 10 Web2.0 tools for 2011. This is a presentation given at a recent VITTA annual conference, outlining my favourite tools, some classroom applications and examples. What are your favourite tools?

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  • 1. Top 10 Web 2.0 Tools
  • 2. Tools Used
  • 3. 1. Wordle –
  • 4. Uses
    Test prior Knowledge
    Introducing new vocabulary
    General display etc
  • 5.
  • 6. Key in the terms or copy and paste text into the window
    If two words are to stay together use ~ between the words
    Key in the word several times, if you wish the word to appear larger in word cloud.
  • 7. Uses
    Word cloud
    Headers on documents
    Visual summaries
    Online in blog posts/wikis etc
    Save as jpg:-
    52 interesting ways to use wordle
  • 8. To use your word cloud
    Use PrtSc on PC
    Command-Shift-3 captures and copies the entire screen. Command-Shift-4 enables you to select which part of the screen to copy
    Add to MS Paint or image editing program, crop and save as jpg or png
    Use as an image in handouts or online in blogs, wikis etc
  • 9. Visual data – AOS Unit 201 in a wordle!
  • 10. 2. Blogs
  • 11. Blogs
    Student Blogs
  • 12. Cross culture blogging!
     Examples of Blog Post Prompts
    • Use of technology
    • 13. Free topics
    • 14. Global warming
    • 15. Favorite musician?
    • 16. Illegal Immigration
    • 17. Popular local tourist destinations etc
    • 18. Terrorism
  • 19.
    • There are plenty of illegal immigrants in australia and each day many are sent home. illegal immigrants tend to have a non valid visa. some people who come here dont have a visa at all. Illegal immigrants come from all over the world. what happens to all of the illegal immigrants once they have been found out is they get relocated back to the country they came from.
  • Melissa // Oct 18th 2008 at 2:30 pm
    • That is what happens here in the United States as well. Visas are really a big part of it because visas take a long time to get, and then people just come illegally. Where are the illegal immigrants that come to Australia from?
    Juliet Pham// Oct 18th 2008 at 5:21 pm
    • How do you feel about the fact that the illegal immigrants are relocated? Do you believe that it’s fair? I don’t think that it is. I really think that it would depend on the reason. Are the immigrants doing any harm really? That’s pretty interesting that Australia does have illegal immigrants because I never thought a place like Australia would because of the fact that it doesn’t have any countries near it or any land bridges.
    Travis Bugge// Oct 18th 2008 at 5:21 pm
    • how do they get there? are they snuck on a plane or something? fur us, its pretty much peole crossing the border, or swimming over here. which part of austrailia do they go to?
  • What makes a good teacher?
  • 21. Student blogs-
  • 22. Edublogs/global2/Wordpress
  • 23. Student Blog challenge starts Sept 2011
  • 24. Blogging Challenges – great for learning/networking
  • 25. 3. Skype (
  • 35. E-intercultural Learning Adventures
  • 36. Dancing, drumming and Malaysian games
  • 37. Lost in Malaysia
  • 38. Skype and Videoconferencing
  • 39. Speaking directly with earthquake victims 12 hours after the occurrrence using skype
  • 40. Will Richardson quote on Learning is Now!
    What a great model for the immediacy of learning that can happen these days, and the relevance. When you think about all of the things that your students could learn and practice here, interviewing skills, geography and geology, information research, retrieval, editing, organization and sharing, all in the larger context of perhaps assisting those in need who were thousands of kilometers away. I want to make the point, however, that it's all grounded in your own understanding of these technologies and the ways in which they can help us connect. If you didn't have that knowledge and experience, this probably would not have happened, and that really is the goal of what we're all trying to do here, get more comfortable in using these technologies to learn in our own practice. Thanks so much for sharing this great snippet of learning from your classroom.
  • 41. Grades 3 to 7 listen to students from Singapore talk about racial harmony
  • 42. International Friendship Day
  • 43. Online debating
  • 44. Groups in Skype
    Teachable moments
    Just in time
    Learning is now!
  • 45. Cross adding
    12+1 or 11+2 gives 13
    Verdic Maths
    with Sebastian Panakal
    Kerula India
  • 46. Expert Speakers-
    Citizenship journalism
  • 47. Skype an author!Andrew McDonald
  • 48. E-Learning/Virtual Student
    Cash Journals
  • 49. Some useful sites
    • Tips on videoconferencing
    • Around the world in 80 schools
    • Wiki for skype in schools
    • Theedublogger
  • 50. Skype in education
  • 51. 4. Wikis
  • 52. Students as experts:- Year 9/10 students answer questions from USA so students could develop Australian travel posters
  • 53. Across the World – Russian linkups
  • 54. Request from Ekaterina
    The US Embassy and one of our local libraries are organising a competition of students projects under the general title "Russia nad the USA - Facing Each Other" . One of the projects category is Climate Change Issue. The school kids will have to present any kind of investigation on the Global Warming topic.
  • 55. 5. Wallwisher-
    Sticky notes on a common wall
  • 56. Uses for Wallwisher
    Test pre-knowledge
    Just share the link!
    Allows images
  • 57. Flatclassroom Student Summit for Global Education conference
  • 58. 6. Voicethread
    Online podcasting that can be collaborative
  • Advantages of Voice Thread
    Allows editing at any time and stage
    drawing tools
    Text or audio or video comments
    Can be shared
    Convert to a movie
  • 61. Voicethread
  • 62. Voicethread: http://www.voicethread.comMoving on...... at school
    Students in grade 5 or 6 from UK, Thailand and Australia, share a voicethread and talk about what they are looking forward to in “moving on”, what they are nervous about and what they share in common.
  • 63. Boston Connections - See my blog post
  • 64. 7.
    Visual data
    Can be collaborative
  • 65. – mind mapping
  • 66. Screenshot of Rachael’s bubb.l
  • 67. Try
  • 68. 8. Virtual Classrooms
  • 69. Elluminate(now Blackboard collaborate)
    The 21st century classroom
    Interactive whiteboard
    Shared applications
    Web tours
    Need to find my clipart from school drive
  • 70. Flatclassroom Project Student SummitGlobal Education Conference
  • 71. Asian Connections
    Taman Burkitt Maluri School, Kuala Lumpur
  • 72. What do you look for in a friend?
  • 73. What symbol best describes your country?
    The emu
  • 74. Earth science week
    Two world experts speak to years 5 to 11
    Young C Y Ng from Hong Kong
    on the Hong Kong GeoPark
    in elluminate.
    Classes from Victoria, interested
    Experts/adults from Hong Kong,
    China etc all in the classroom.
  • 75. Ian Lewis on Kanawinka –
    Volcanoes and Caves
  • 76. The Bats
    • Cara hawk: his wing looks like it's going to brake
    • 77. 4B DGPS: what age do the bats learn to fly?
    • 78. Billy-Jo Hawk: Did it try to escape from you?
    • 79. Grade 2/3 Woodford: How many teeth do bats have?
    • 80. Trevo hawk: what happen to it eye
    • 81. Cara hawk: how easy is it to brake a bats wing
    • 82. smithy: arent they posisoness
    • 83. Grade 2/3 Woodford: What do bats feel like?
    • 84. jasmine .j: do they hurt
    • 85. scottinea: are the bats dead or did u catch them alive?
    • 86. Grade 2/3 Woodford: What do bats eat?
    • 87. 4B DGPS: are they really blind?
    • 88. Billy-Jo Hawk: Is there black bats, like full black?
    • 89. Moderator (Miss Iro, Mrs Gow and year 6/7): do bats carry any diseases
    • 90. Grade 2/3 Woodford: What sort of fauna and flora live in the sinkholes?
  • And also....
    • Joshua: i like red rock
    • 91. ihAVE BEEN UP THEIR
    • 92. we are going there soon
    • 93. It's pretty :)
    • 94. do you know where mteccells??
    • 95. water looks awesome
    • 96. Looks good to swim in ;)
    • 97. wow thats blue, how did it get blue?
    • 98. do you know where mteccells is??
    • 99. How many years ago did the volcano at Mt Gambier erupt?
    • 100. Theres heaps of thoose rocks in Hawkesdale and Penshurst
    • 101. James to Turtle: caught a barracuda there
  • Techno Parents
    Broad representation of staff including Principal
    Parents of Preps through to Year 10
    Students, staff, parents all learning in the one room
    Share happenings in classroom and school
    Darwin teacher linkup
  • 102. Virtual Teaching Rounds
  • 103. You can’t ask questions of a textbook
  • 104. Web conference Coaches
    Or contact me!
  • 105. 9.
    Use as a search engine
    Back channel
    PD in 140 characters
    Sharing resources
  • 106.
  • 107. How to search in Twitter?
    Find the search window, key in your keyword(s)
  • 108.
  • 109. jransomstocktake done – now the valuation of said stock thespottynapkin RT @tipsytoesshoes: Its stocktake and moving time at the Tipy Toes warehouse. Become a FB fan and get 20% off all orders-we would rather… tipsytoesshoes Its stocktake and moving time at the Tipy Toes warehouse. Become a FB fan and get 20% off all orders-we would rather sell it than move it! sharpytheking Perpetual Stocktake… jeicherstocktake is complete. #relief11:56 PM Jul 22nd via mbpidginRossGoesRawrr @shan1209 I’m lucky I’m out the back doing stocktake all night noone has to see it lolrestructuregirl @malbooth @polyxenastocktake would help my students hugely. Haven’t done a s’take in 10 years & serious mismatch bw shelves & catalogue
    Search for “stock taking” tweets
  • 110. Tweeting for an author to speak!
  • 111. Tweetdeck
  • 112. 10. Google docs
    Sheet (a spreadsheet)
    Forms – online surveys
    Documents (a word processor)
    Presentation (equivalent of MS Powerpoint)
    Sites – could be used for developing materials for online learning
    Cloud computing
    Allows collaboration & virtual teamwork
    Teachers can edit notes in real time
  • 113. Skype intros with theAmerican School of Bombay
  • 114. Sample questions
    • Please write some bullet points about what has been happening to Indians in Australia in the past year.  Include the response from Indians as well as the impact of these events on the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2010 in New Delhi.
    • 115. Why do you think these incidents of violence have been occurring against Indians?  Is it happening against other ethnic groups in Australia?
  • Google documents
  • 116. 11.