Online Technology Tools
You Can Use
Virtual Sites Blogs Social Networking
Smart Phones Discussion Forums
Chat Rooms Drop Box
E-mails Sharing Voice Threads
What types of technology do you use on a
We will be using many of these tools for our
online learning course.
What are some advantages of online learning?
How can you use your technology tools to address
What can you expect from our “Web-facilitated
We will be online for about 25 % our Internet Literacy course. The
rest of our activities will take place in our traditional classroom
We will be using a Course Management System called Blackboard
to guide us in our Web activities.
What in the world is Blackboard?
Blackboard is a Course Management Systems that allows students to use computers to
enter an electronic classroom.
Once online you will be able to:
• Find announcements, assignments, deadlines, and grades.
• Locate information and resources connected to our project.
• Use the discussion board to communicate with other students inside and outside the
• Ask the teacher questions.
• Update projects, anytime, anywhere - 24/7.
• Use the Dropbox to submit assignments.
Here are some other tools we will use in addition to
Blogs are simply online journals, diaries, or interactive logs.
They can also be used to report fact-based stories. Blogs may contain
text, graphics, photos, audio, video, and other elements.
The term “blog” is a combination of two words:
Web + log = Weblog
This was shortened to “blog.”
A Voice Thread is a student-created slide-show that allows you to talk about
and share images, documents, and videos. Other students can navigate
your personalized slide-show and leave comments through Facebook or other
Digital Storytelling Just Got Easier!
The word podcast is a play on the word iPod (a type of
MP3 player) combined with the word broadcast. Here
you can create and share your own audio content on the
Pod + cast = Podcast
Connecting People, Information, and Ideas
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