innovative web 2 tools

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Voki, storybird and photopeach are three web2 tools guaranteed to engage your students in their learning. In this workshop, participants will integrate the tools into an instructional unit of work for students. These tools can be used with both primary and secondary students.

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innovative web 2 tools

  1. 1. ©Sharon McGuinnessTeacher Librarian, Thirroul PS Sharon.mcguinness@det.nsw.edu.au
  2. 2.  Choose a tool that will enhance student learning At their level Achievable within school parameters Learning should be outcome driven, not tool driven Tools can engage and motivate while providing skills
  3. 3.  Create simple slideshows quickly and easily Free sign up Premium user cost approx $36 p.a. Embed into web site, blog or send via email Can add music (select from a list) quiz questions, captions and comments. Privacy flexibility
  4. 4.  To show parents/community changes in library or classroom As a tool to advertise new books in the library (in school only unless permission obtained to use covers) Photostories, book trailers (observing copyright restrictions) Example: http://photopeach.com/album/15n82m6
  5. 5.  Enables you and your students to create a speaking avatar Free sign up Teachers can have logins for students via Voki Classroom. Lesson plans available on the site Can embed into blogs, web pages Microphone not essential as you can use ‘text to voice’ option Maximum recording time 60secs
  6. 6.  Class introductions Orally share pieces of research, writing Newscasts Examples
  7. 7.  Create collaborative or individual stories to share online Uses artwork available on the site Can select artwork by theme Privacy flexibility Cannot embed Sign up a class or individual account Share/collaborate using email addresses
  8. 8.  Select a unit of work and think how one of these tools may enhance and motivate your student’s learning Plan to use at least one tool in the next term. There are other ideas, tools and sites on : Mrs Mac’s Web Tools There is also a blog on this site, so share your experiences!

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