WEB 2.0 TOOLS TO ENHANCE
LEARNING
Why are we here?

 Digital Natives vs. Digital Immigrants


 K-12 Students Today


 Web 2.0 is Here
Web 2.0 Tools for Today

 Slideshare
 Animoto
 Glogster
 Skype
 Blogs/Wikis
Slideshare
 Go to http://www.slideshare.net
Slideshare


              Click on the
             “Sign up now” link
Slideshare
              Create user
                 name
                Use any email
                 address
      ...
Animoto
 Animoto is a website designed to help
  people create videos out of pictures.
 The user is able to choose any d...
Animoto
 Go to http://animoto.com
Animoto

 Complete the
  registration and
  create your
  own account

 Click sign up!
Animoto – Let’s get started!
 After you have saved your pictures to your
  Pictures folder, click on Create Video tab
Animoto – Step 1: Choose the length

 Choose the “animoto short” for today
Animoto – Step 2: Images
 Choose “upload from your computer”
Animoto – Step 2: Images
 Open your Pictures folder
 Select ALL the images you want to use
 Click on Open
Animoto – Step 2: Images
 This is normal! This means success! 
Animoto – Step 2: Images
 This is the fun part! Play around the tools…
 Then click on “continue”
Animoto – Step 3: Music
 Select whether you want their collection or
  something from your own laptop
Animoto – Step 3: Music
 Search through their collection and find a song
 Click on the select button to the right of the...
Animoto – Step 4: Finalize
 Customize the length of your video, the speed of
  the images, and select your cover picture
Animoto – Last Call!
 This is your last chance to make changes. You can
  even backtrack to music and image selection
 T...
Animoto

 This process takes a while.
 You will NOT lose any information if you click
  off the screen
 You will receiv...
Glogster

 What is Glogster?
   A webpage designed to allow users to ‘poster
    themselves’ by creating their own artis...
Glogster
 Go to www.glogster.com/edu
Glogster

 Complete the
 registration
 fields
Glogster
 Success looks like this:
Glogster

 You will have the following tools to play with:
Glogster - Images
 Select the Upload option and choose a picture
Glogster – Wall paper
 Choose the background you want
Glogster - Text
 Play around! There are a lot of options.
Glogster - Text
 Once you select
  your text option,
  close the window
 Now, click on the
  word EDIT
 You are now
  r...
Glogster - Text

 This tool bar
  allows you to
  alter the
  appearance of
  your text
 Also allows
  you to insert a
 ...
Glogster - Graphics
 Have a look at your options!
Glogster - Video
 Use the upload button to grab videos you have
  created.
 Use the link tool to copy and paste a YouTub...
Glogster - Sounds
 Use the same methods to put music or
  narration on your glog
Glogster – Get rid of it!

 Select the
  part of your
  glog you
  want to
  remove
 Click on the
  red trashcan
Glogster – Finishing up!
 Preview allows you to preview and test media
 Save and publish will allow you to set it to
  p...
Skype
 Go to www.skype.com
Skype - Download

 Scroll down and click on the link that says
  “Download now” under the heading All New
  Skype for Win...
Skype

 Follow the download instructions!
 While you’re doing that, take a look at this:
   Oprah LOVES Skype!
Blogs
 A website created to allow the authors to
  express their opinions
 Endless opportunities for classroom
   Ethic...
Blog – Create your own

 Visit www.google.com
 Click on sign-in
 Create your own account
Blog – Create your own

 Complete the
  required
  information
 Click on
  Blogger
Blog – Create your own
 Click on Create a Blog
 Follow the prompts and fill in the required
  information
Wikis
 A website created to collect factual
  information about a topic from a variety of
  authors
 Endless opportuniti...
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE
       AND INTEREST!
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Web 2.0 Tools That Enhance Learning

  1. 1. WEB 2.0 TOOLS TO ENHANCE LEARNING
  2. 2. Why are we here?  Digital Natives vs. Digital Immigrants  K-12 Students Today  Web 2.0 is Here
  3. 3. Web 2.0 Tools for Today  Slideshare  Animoto  Glogster  Skype  Blogs/Wikis
  4. 4. Slideshare  Go to http://www.slideshare.net
  5. 5. Slideshare  Click on the “Sign up now” link
  6. 6. Slideshare  Create user name  Use any email address  Create password  Join now  EXPLORE!
  7. 7. Animoto  Animoto is a website designed to help people create videos out of pictures.  The user is able to choose any desired images and music they want.  They are also given the option to download from well known sites.  They can then make an Animoto short video (30 second) or an extended video with the material they have chosen.
  8. 8. Animoto  Go to http://animoto.com
  9. 9. Animoto  Complete the registration and create your own account  Click sign up!
  10. 10. Animoto – Let’s get started!  After you have saved your pictures to your Pictures folder, click on Create Video tab
  11. 11. Animoto – Step 1: Choose the length  Choose the “animoto short” for today
  12. 12. Animoto – Step 2: Images  Choose “upload from your computer”
  13. 13. Animoto – Step 2: Images  Open your Pictures folder  Select ALL the images you want to use  Click on Open
  14. 14. Animoto – Step 2: Images  This is normal! This means success! 
  15. 15. Animoto – Step 2: Images  This is the fun part! Play around the tools…  Then click on “continue”
  16. 16. Animoto – Step 3: Music  Select whether you want their collection or something from your own laptop
  17. 17. Animoto – Step 3: Music  Search through their collection and find a song  Click on the select button to the right of the title
  18. 18. Animoto – Step 4: Finalize  Customize the length of your video, the speed of the images, and select your cover picture
  19. 19. Animoto – Last Call!  This is your last chance to make changes. You can even backtrack to music and image selection  Take one last look, and then CREATE!
  20. 20. Animoto  This process takes a while.  You will NOT lose any information if you click off the screen  You will receive an email when it is ready
  21. 21. Glogster  What is Glogster?  A webpage designed to allow users to ‘poster themselves’ by creating their own artistic design using multimedia  So how can this connect to education?  Instead of using personal images, the images can be content-based
  22. 22. Glogster  Go to www.glogster.com/edu
  23. 23. Glogster  Complete the registration fields
  24. 24. Glogster  Success looks like this:
  25. 25. Glogster  You will have the following tools to play with:
  26. 26. Glogster - Images  Select the Upload option and choose a picture
  27. 27. Glogster – Wall paper  Choose the background you want
  28. 28. Glogster - Text  Play around! There are a lot of options.
  29. 29. Glogster - Text  Once you select your text option, close the window  Now, click on the word EDIT  You are now ready to type your message
  30. 30. Glogster - Text  This tool bar allows you to alter the appearance of your text  Also allows you to insert a link
  31. 31. Glogster - Graphics  Have a look at your options!
  32. 32. Glogster - Video  Use the upload button to grab videos you have created.  Use the link tool to copy and paste a YouTube video
  33. 33. Glogster - Sounds  Use the same methods to put music or narration on your glog
  34. 34. Glogster – Get rid of it!  Select the part of your glog you want to remove  Click on the red trashcan
  35. 35. Glogster – Finishing up!  Preview allows you to preview and test media  Save and publish will allow you to set it to public or private
  36. 36. Skype  Go to www.skype.com
  37. 37. Skype - Download  Scroll down and click on the link that says “Download now” under the heading All New Skype for Windows
  38. 38. Skype  Follow the download instructions!  While you’re doing that, take a look at this:  Oprah LOVES Skype!
  39. 39. Blogs  A website created to allow the authors to express their opinions  Endless opportunities for classroom  Ethics debates  Peer editing  Contemplating the effect of a particular historical event  Forum to share their work and ideas  Communicate with parents
  40. 40. Blog – Create your own  Visit www.google.com  Click on sign-in  Create your own account
  41. 41. Blog – Create your own  Complete the required information  Click on Blogger
  42. 42. Blog – Create your own  Click on Create a Blog  Follow the prompts and fill in the required information
  43. 43. Wikis  A website created to collect factual information about a topic from a variety of authors  Endless opportunities for classroom  Peer editing  Group authoring  “Dictionary”
  44. 44. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND INTEREST!
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