Top 10 Web Tools for Teaching and Learning


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Top 10 Web Tools for Teaching and Learning

  1. 1. Top 10+ Web Tools toInvigorate your TeachingLazaros Simeonlsimeon@georgebrown.ca416-415-5000 x. 3741@gbcstaffdev
  2. 2. The Problem… How often have you found a really great resource on the Web, but just didn’t know how to use it in your class? Alternately, how often have you been planning a lesson and thought it could be more interesting?
  3. 3. BY THE END OF THISWORKSHOP, YOU WILL KNOWHOW TO…  Use selected web 2.0 technologies in your teaching
  4. 4. SOME IMPORTANT TERMS  Synchronous versus “A-Synch” learning  Web 2.0
  5. 5. Synchronous Learning CC D Services
  6. 6. Synchronous Learning CC Shane Global Learning
  7. 7. “A-Synch” Ain’t New CC jbcurio
  8. 8. “A-Synch” CC Ed Yourdon
  9. 9. “A-Synch” CC Ed Yourdon
  10. 10. Think-Pair-ShareThink of some benefits to “a-synch” learning?
  11. 11. “Web 1.0”
  12. 12. Web 2.0
  13. 13. Web 1.0 Web 2.0 Non-interactive: e.g:  Promotes interaction with Personal webpage other users: e.g. social Passive viewing media, blogging experience  Users interact (change, Restricted access edit, add) with website content  Unrestricted access (usually); “share and embed”. Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0
  14. 14. Chickering & Gamson’s Seven PrinciplesGood practice in postsecondary education:1. encourages contact between students and faculty,2. develops reciprocity and cooperation among students,3. encourages active learning,4. gives prompt feedback,5. emphasizes time on task,6. communicates high expectations,7. and respects diverse talents and ways of learning. m
  15. 15. Some Web 2.0 Websites Collaboration Visual AppsVideo and Audio Capture To o l s Vuvox Slide Share Timetoast Jing ChartGizmo Camstudio Delicious Graphsy Audacity PBworks JayCut Doodle and more Screencast-O-Matic Creately V i r t u a l To u r s DropMind Pixlr Mango Languages Video Animations Te x t 2 M i n d m a p Cuil’s GoAnimate KonoLive Google Xtranormal Vo i c e t h r e a d EventBrite iSpring Forumotion Mash-ups Polls and Surveys Snipi Poll Daddy P i p e s . Ya h o o . c o m Mineful Surveymonkey
  16. 16. The Best Web 2.0 Tools for TeachingTHE HONOURABLEMENTIONS
  17. 17. Timetoast Create and share interactive timelines on the web
  18. 18. GoAnimate Allows people to express themselves through animation without having to learn to draw or install any software.
  19. 19. Make a slideshow using your music and photos. Embed it into any blog or
  20. 20. Online mind-mapping tool Collaborate to create mind maps Upload images Collapse and expand nodesmind map sample
  21. 21. Delicious Social bookmarking service Upload and share all your bookmarks online See what other people are classroom/
  22. 22. PollDaddy Create surveys and polls Upload them to your blog and social networking profiles.
  23. 23. VUVOX Create personal, collaborative & emotive slideshows using your own digital media - including video, photos, music and text. ◦ COLLAGE - quickly produce dynamic interactive panoramas with hot-spots. ◦ STUDIO - build a personalized media presentation... and, place it in your COLLAGE. ◦ EXPRESS to build presentations with dynamic content from RSS feeds and online albums. ◦ CUT-OUT Express - use your photos as slideshows frames.
  24. 24. Forumotion.comFree discussion forums and bulletin boards Free and unlimited messages and users Choose between forum versions Image hosting Domain name Customized emails Chat box, gallery, and calendar Customizable appearancesforumotion.com
  25. 25. The Best Web 2.0 Tools for TeachingTOP 10 COUNTDOWN
  26. 26. Create your own comic strip
  27. 27. Online project management tool Graphic user interface Set up tasks related to a project Assign different people to each
  28. 28. Doodle Online scheduling tool Free online coordination tool Requires no registration or special software
  29. 29. Google Docs Create, store and share documents within a Google account free online document management feature
  30. 30. Collect, highlight and store Cloud-based Accessible from any platform Facilitates mobile
  31. 31. PBWorks Online wiki hosting service “Workspaces” drive engagement and collaboration. A workspace is a live, evolving document – but gives the administrator user tracking and access controls to monitor the workspace at all
  32. 32. VoiceThread Collaboration on media Talk about and share your images, documents, and videos.
  33. 33. Twitter Micro-blog Give “followers” (subscribers to your twitter page) updates on your current status 140-character
  34. 34. Your task… Under each of the 7 practices, write as many of the Web 2.0 apps we looked at that support that practice. How you could use that website or app?
  35. 35. We looked at…        
  36. 36. Your homework… Download a copy of this presentation from
  37. 37. Lazaros Simeonlsimeon@georgebrown.ca416-415-5000 x 3741@gbcstaffdev
  38. 38. Questions?