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Web 2.0 Tools

  1. 1. Suzanne Blaszak<br />5th Grade Teacher<br />Providence Spring Elementary<br />
  2. 2. Wordle<br />Generate “word clouds” from text that you provide. <br />The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. <br />You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. <br />You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share. Or take a screen shot of it. <br />
  3. 3. Ways to Use Wordle<br />Introduction to a unit -combine key words and themes to provide learners with a visual overview of content.<br />Enter keywords from weekly weather reports to obtain a seasonal picture<br />Student “All About Me” posters at beginning of the year<br />Word referents for over used words (ex. said)<br />Determine what ideas are most important <br /> in a famous speech.<br />
  4. 4. Ways to Use Wordle<br />Character Traits Analysis<br />Give pupils a self-esteem boost & improve relationships Write each child's name on a separate sheet of paper. Circulate each sheet around the class so each pupil writes at least 1 positive attribute about every other pupil. <br />
  5. 5. Ways to Use Wordle<br />Wordle of the day – Students try to guess the wordle<br />
  6. 6. Tagxedo<br />Create word clouds as shapes<br />Can save for use later.<br />
  7. 7. Wallwisher<br />What is Wallwisher?<br />A collaborative post it board<br />Sticky notes added can be as simple as text only OR very creative with images, audio, video, SlideShares, Google Presentations, blog posts (basically almost anything you can link to via their URL)!<br />And students don’t need to have an account to use it!<br />
  8. 8. Wallwisher<br />Expanding Sentences Example<br />Energy Resources by AlessioBernardelli<br />Hot and Cold Deserts<br />
  9. 9. How Can Wallwisher Be Used?<br />Language Arts<br />Figurative Language: after reading a text, students post stickies containing examples of figurative language from the text. <br />Character Traits: students post evidence from the story to verify a story character’s traits.<br />Great Leads: post a writing topic and have students write various introductory sentences for it.<br />Word Choice: post several “bland” words and have students list synonyms that would be more interesting or descriptive.<br />
  10. 10. How Can Wallwisher Be Used?<br />Social StudiesCause and Effect: Why did certain events happen? What were the results of the events? <br />Important Historical Figures/Point of View: students imagine they are the historical person and write comments that could have been made by that person.<br />Compare and Contrast: post comments about how 2 events were similar or different<br />
  11. 11. Blabberize<br />Add your voice to a picture of your choosing<br />The message can be recorded via microphone, audio file or by phone.<br />You can create one account for the class. Multiply users can be on at once.<br />I had trouble using this site on Firefox.<br />
  12. 12. How Can Blabberize Be Used?<br />Planet project<br />Chicken project<br />Photosynthesis Rap<br />
  13. 13. VoiceThread<br />What is Voicethread?<br />
  14. 14. VoiceThread<br />Create an account for free <br /> (only get to make 3 VoiceThreads)<br />Pay for class subscription<br /> ($60 for up to 100 students)<br />With the free account – add students under your log in<br />You can embed your Voicethreads or you can even export the thread to MP3 players <br />
  15. 15. How Can VoiceThread Be Used in the Classroom?<br />Math Problem Solving Explanations<br />Students Sharing Poetry<br />Water Cycle Assessment<br />Writing – revisions<br />Triangle Scavenger Hunt<br />
  16. 16. Animoto<br />Lets you easily create photo and video slideshows matched to music. <br />
  17. 17. Animoto<br />Register for an educator account - this lets you create full length videos (longer than 30 seconds for free).<br />***Students must enter the access code when registering or else they do not get the full length option for free.<br />
  18. 18. Animoto<br />Students need individual email accounts to register.<br />You create one GMail account – and have an email address for each student.<br />You maintain control of the account.<br />For example, I created a gmail account blaszakstudent@gmail.com.<br />Students each have a valid email address by adding the following to the address:<br /> blaszakstudent+14@gmail.com<br />
  19. 19. How Can Animoto Be Used In The Classroom?<br />Back to school nights <br />Language Arts classes to help students understand themes, characterization and symbolism<br />For Vocabulary words<br /> Students must include in their video:<br /> The word<br /> The part of speech<br /> The definition<br /> At least two sentences<br /> An image relating to the word<br />Book trailers <br />
  20. 20. How Can Animoto Be Used In The Classroom?<br />Alphabet <br /> Each student is assigned a letter from the alphabet and brings in an item that begins with that letter. Create a class video using pictures of the items brought in.<br />To hook/engage the students at the beginning of a lesson. <br /> This video was used to introduce a unit on Sharecropping.<br />
  21. 21. Glogster<br />A wonderful creativity tool that allows students to demonstrate their knowledge. <br />Glogster allows users to input text, pictures, graphics, video, and audio to create an interactive online poster.<br />Glogs can be hosted by Glogster or you can embed it into a wiki, blog, or class web site.<br />
  22. 22. Glogster<br />You must register. <br />It is free, and each student will have a log in. <br />You can have up to 100 students in your account.<br />From the teacher dashboard you can view and control all student activity.<br />
  23. 23. Glogster<br />Examples<br />Writing Example<br />2nd Grade Pond<br />
  24. 24. Web Sites<br />Echalk multiplication game<br />Think of a Number<br />Pics4Learning<br />Photos8<br />Jason Science <br />(Landform Detectives)<br />
  25. 25. Web Sites<br />EdHeads<br />Learning Science<br />Sheppard Software <br />(online curricular games)<br />Sweet Search<br />Zamzar (online file converter)<br />
  26. 26. FakeBook<br />
  27. 27. Need another look at the Web 2.0 Tools shared today?<br />This file will be uploaded to the EETT wiki.<br />Check out my blog:<br />www.esuzee.blogspot.com<br />

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