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Web 2.0 tools

  1. 1. Cool Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers and Students<br />Jayme Linton<br />Teaching Fellows Senior Conference<br />July 17, 2010<br />
  2. 2. What is Web 2.0?<br />A Web 2.0 site allows its users to interact with each other as contributors to the website‘s content, in contrast to websites where users are limited to the passive viewing of information that is provided to them.<br /> -Wikipedia<br />
  3. 3. Glogster<br /><br />Online poster making site<br />Free educational account<br />Embed or share link<br />Teacher sample<br />Student sample<br />Classroom ideas:<br />Alternative to book report<br />Science notebooking / digital <br /> science fair<br />Biographies<br />Getting to know you<br />Writing process<br />
  4. 4. Prezi<br /><br />Online presentation tool<br />Free public account<br />Embed or share link<br />Teacher sample<br />Student sample<br />
  5. 5. Blogs<br />Many free blogging sites<br />Blogger, Posterous, Twitter<br />Post topics, questions, content review, resources<br />Students comment on blog posts and reply to each other<br />Teacher sample – US History<br />Teacher sample – 5th grade math<br />Classroom ideas:<br />Reading response journal<br />Problem of the day<br />Student writing - peer revision<br />Science notebooking<br />Parent communication<br />
  6. 6. Wikis<br />Collaborative creation, editing, and sharing of web pages<br /> – Free upgrades for educational wikis<br />Teacher ideas: <br />Collaborative planning<br />Resource sharing<br />Student ideas:<br />Collaborative projects<br />Literature circle discussions<br />
  7. 7. Wordle<br /><br />Word clouds<br />Teacher sample – Inaugural Addresses<br />Student sample – US Constitution<br />46 Interesting Ways to use Wordle in the Classroom<br />
  8. 8. Animoto<br /><br />Online slideshow and video tool<br />Free account for educators<br />Teacher sample<br />Classroom ideas:<br />Scavenger hunt (simple machines, solid shapes, angles, letters, living/nonliving, etc.)<br />Open house / classroom tour<br />Book response project (alternative to book report)<br />Science experiment<br />Neighborhood / community / state / nation – goods & services, community helpers, historic locations, geography, etc.<br />
  9. 9. Audioboo<br /><br />Free podcasting tool<br />Up to 5 minutes of audio<br />Embed anywhere<br />Teacher sample<br />Classroom ideas:<br />Book recommendations<br />Science notebooking<br />Announcements / parent communication<br />Blog topics & responses<br />Read aloud student writing<br />
  10. 10. Skype<br /><br />Voice and video calls, instant messaging<br />Free download<br /><br />50 Awesome Ways to use Skype in the Classroom<br />
  11. 11. Tokbox<br /><br />Free account<br />Video chat and video messaging<br />Up to 20 people at once<br />Up to 10 minutes for video messaging<br />Classroom ideas for video chat:<br />Collaborative projects with classrooms around the world<br />Parent conferences<br />Virtual field trips<br />Expert interviews<br />Classroom ideas for video messaging:<br />Work through steps for solving a math problem<br />Read aloud<br />Student project presentations<br />Readers Theater<br />Wax museum<br />Travel log<br />
  12. 12. EtherPad<br /><br /><br />Real-time collaboration<br />Student sample – descriptive writing<br />Student sample – collaborative assignment<br />
  13. 13. P-M-I (Plus – Minus – Interesting)<br />Choose one web 2.0 tool from presentation<br />Make a 3-column chart<br />Pluses (pros, advantages, benefits)<br />Minuses (cons, disadvantages, challenges, obstacles)<br />Interesting information (classroom ideas, innovative applications, things you’d like to explore)<br />Share with a neighbor<br />
  14. 14. Contact Me<br /><br />Twitter: jaymelinton<br /><br />Visit for today’s presentation.<br />