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Web 2.0

  1. 1. Web 2.0 for Teachers<br />Dr. Robert Leneway - Gear Up<br />Western Michigan University <br />
  2. 2. Web 2.0 Integration Means<br />Using computers effectively and efficiently in content areas to allow students to learn how to apply computer skills in meaningful ways. <br />Having the curriculum drive technology usage, not having technology drive the curriculum. <br />Organizing the goals of curriculum and technology into a coordinated, harmonious whole.<br />
  3. 3. Wordle<br />http://www.wordle.net<br />
  4. 4. A Personal Web 2.0 Story<br />http://www.giantthinkwell.com<br />l<br />
  5. 5. Top Web 2.0 Sites for Education<br /> Google/Gaggle - Google Apps are some of the most popular services for document creation and collaboration. For Google Lesson plans see: http://www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/edu/lesson_plans.html<br />
  6. 6. Create Your Own Web Site<br />Wixhttp://www.wix.com<br />Google Sites https://sites.google.com/a/wmich.edu/sites/<br />Office Livehttp://officelive.com<br />Dropbox - Store, Sync and Share files<br />http://www.dropbox.com/<br />
  7. 7. Gaggle<br />Also, Gaggle allows for filtered blogging, chatting, messaging boards, and filtered videos in You Tube, etc<br />Gaggle Apps Include:Zoho Docs & Spreadsheets<br />Gaggle Social Learning Wall<br />Integrated Calendars<br />Filtered Blogs<br />Homework Drop Boxes<br />GaggleTube (filtered YouTube access)<br />Safe Student-Teacher Mobile Texting<br />Gaggle Widgets<br />Digital Lockers and Collaboration<br />Gaggle Safe iPod Touches<br />
  8. 8. Sites for Blogging<br />Blogger – A great Google supported blogging site. See my Educating the Digital Tribe blog http://eddigitaltribe.blogspot.com/<br />Kidblog - One of the top ways for students to create blogs in a safe environment.<br />Weebly - A fantastic site for creating a student or teacher websites with the ability to blog.<br />
  9. 9. Edumodo<br />Edmodo - A wonderful free site that creates an educational environment for students that focuses on skills such as blogging and collaboration.<br />
  10. 10. For Sharing Multimedia<br />SlideShare is the best way to share presentations, documents and professional videos. http://www.slideshare.net/<br />
  11. 11. For Creating Multi Media<br />Glogster - A great multi-media site for creating interactive posters that can be viewed online. Plus, student accounts can be created by an educator without the need of a student email.<br /> Voice Thread - One of the most popular web 2.0 sites around. An ideal site for creating interactive presentations/slide shows.<br />Animoto - Create dynamic slide shows with one of the most popular slide show creators on the web.<br />Kerpoof - A multi-media site for creating stories, games, lessons, etc.<br />
  12. 12. For Creating Multi Media<br />Prezi - The evolution of presentations has arrived with this zoomable presentation creator. Also, there is an educational portal in the works.<br />Aviary Education - A safe, secure way that offers many services for students, such as photo editor, audio editor, and movie creator.<br />Magic Studio - A wonderful site for teachers to share multimedia resources with students.<br />Museum Box - A great historical site for teachers and students to create multimedia projects.<br />
  13. 13. Digital Storytelling<br />Myths & Legends - A free site that is wonderful for digital storytelling. All a teacher has to do is get approval from a school administrator to sign a school up for this great service.<br />Storybird - A fun site for collaborative and digital storytelling.<br />Zimmertwins - A fun site for digital storytelling that is done by creating one student account for a class<br />
  14. 14. PBL Resources<br />PBL-Online.org, http://pbl-online.org  <br />· Once registered search for units or create your own.<br />Project Based Learning Checklists, http://pblchecklist.4teachers.org/index.shtml  <br />· Create your own PBL rubrics that define high quality work and collaboration. <br />Edutopia, http://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning   <br /> Useful site with videos, blogs, and information<br />Buck Institute ,http://www.bie.org/index.php/site/PBL/overview_pbl/ <br />·One of the granddaddy’s of PBL. Good place for protocols to help in planning.<br />National Paideia Center,http://www.paideia.org<br />· Originators and founding creators of the Paideia Project. The Paideia Project is a unit of study that leads to a student production or performance of real value to an audience outside the classroom<br />
  15. 15. Digital Storytelling<br />Pixton - An excellent way to create online digital comics that is moderated by a teacher.<br />ToonDoo Spaces - One of the best online comic creators that allows for student accounts.<br />Alice Storytelling - One of the best ways to learn about the basics of programming as well as digital storytelling (a free pc download).<br />Primary Access - A nice site for digital story telling that allows students to use a variety of different resources such as video, audio, photos, etc.<br />
  16. 16. Creating a Book<br />Mixbook - A great way to create a safe and secure environment for students to create online or real books (for order).<br />Story Jumper - A great way for students to create real or online stories and then have the ability to order a book.<br />
  17. 17. Brain Teasers<br />Brainglehttp://www.braingle.com This site has over 20,000 brain teasers, riddles, logic problems, quizzes and mind puzzles submitted and ranked by users like you.<br />Brain Pop http://www.brainpop.com/<br />
  18. 18. Other<br />Diigo - An ideal site for social bookmarking that allows teachers to create student account for sharing and annotating links.<br />Zoho Wiki - Similar to Google Apps, this online suite offers a secure way for students to create docs and share.<br />SymbalooEdu - A great visual way for teachers to share sites and resources with students.<br />Zunal - A fantastic webquest creator for teachers.<br />
  19. 19. Web2.0 Tools Projects Booklet<br /> This is a booklet that can be downloaded for free and contains a number of school based web 2.0 projects that students and teachers can use in the classroom.  http://www.terry-freedman.org.uk/free_web2/Web_2.0_Projects.pdf <br />
  20. 20. What are some of your favorite Web 2.0Web Site?<br />

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