Web 2.0 ToolsBy Maryanna Johnson INST 6031 Fall 2012
Advantages:• Flexibility in teaching and learning.• Creativity abounds.• High student engagement.• Interaction with material is greater.
Disadvantages:• Copyright issues.• Lack of control compared to traditional classroom setting.• Privacy and security.• (Hargadon, 2012)
Quote:• "Teachers need to integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum instead of viewing it as an add-on, an afterthought, or an event." Heidi-Hayes Jacobs, Educational Consultant, Curriculum Designers, Inc.
Blogs• Publicly accessible• Interactive• “Do not have to understand HTML or other authoring languages to create and update blogs. ”• Roblyer & Doering, 2013, page 222• Blogs are powerful communication tools. Blogs are powerful publishing tools. But blogging (the verb) is still much more than that to me. Blogging, as in reading and thinking and reflecting and then writing, is connecting and learning. Will Richardson - On My Mind 14 Dec 2006 03:57 pm
Podcasts• “Created by users and shared over the Internet.”• “Can be syndicated and subscribed to by users online for automatic download.”• Roblyer & Doering, 2013, page 224
Animoto• A way to create videos using photos.• Easy to use.• FREE.• Can purchase a subscription to create longer videos.• “The idea behind Animoto is that anyone, no matter his technical ability can use their service to create high quality looking videos. “ (http://www.urlidiots.com/index.php/animoto-making-videos-is-painless)
Library Thing• http://www.librarything.com/• “LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for book lovers.”• Helps one organize favorite books that have been read.• Can share ideas for lessons about different books.
Quote:• For many of todays tech-savvy students, stepping into a typical school is like taking a time machine back to the days of manual typewriters and wall-mounted dial telephones. Hardman & Carpenter "Breathing Fire into Web 2.0" Leading & Learning with Technology, 34 (5), 2007