How is entering the Library of Congress similar to facing a blank search engine window on the World Wide Web?<br />
Jog the Web<br />The Tool’s Purpose:Jog the Web allows a teacher to create guided “paths” through selected Internet sites. The teacher can include comments, questions, or directions for each “stop” along the path. A student can progress through the path at his/her own pace, and revisit specific sites with ease. Teachers can also browse “jogs” created by other users.<br />Quick Descriptors:<br /><ul><li>A Web 2.0 WebQuest Builder
Differentiate staff development, especially during technology trainings.</li></li></ul><li>Positive Features<br />Potential Pit-Falls<br />Considerations Before Creating an Account<br />Free, fast, and fun.<br />“Jogs” can be built and edited from any computer with Internet access, regardless of browser or operating system.<br />Students can interact with pre-selected websites.<br />The “teacher’s voice” (through written comments) guides the students’ virtual tour.<br />A “jog” ends with a page of advertisements and option to leave comments.<br />Some Internet sites (nicknamed “frame-busters”) “break through”Jog the Web’s structure.<br />Website addresses unexpectedly change; teachers will need to periodically review and edit their “jogs.”<br />This tool is still in “BETA”—it’s layout has changed at least three times in the last year.<br />
Click a Jog’s Title to Explore:<br /><ul><li>Web 2.0 Tools
An Introduction to Anne Frank (Notice the commentary; can be lengthy, if necessary)
Evaluating Internet Resources(Notice the comments’ page; teacher guidance required)</li></ul>May I Seea Sample,Please?<br />Below: Screenshot of a Jog<br />
Start Jogging!<br />As of July 2010, the only different between the two services is the position of the “track menu.”<br />www.jogtheweb.com<br />www.jogeduc.com<br />Above: Screenshot of a Jog made from the educ site.<br />
Account Activation<br />Note:The two versions of Jog the Web are not synced; a different username and email address is required to establish separate accounts.<br />
Icons for Building a Jog<br />Wait to click “Exit” until you have finished adding each site to your Jog.<br />Rearrange the order of the sites within your Jog using these four icons.<br />The “Share” button will generate a URL for current Jog. (Note: Jogs are “live” from the moment they are started.)<br />
Odds & Ends<br /><ul><li>Don’t forget: Jog the Web allows you to explore Jogs created by other users!
If you want to shorten the length of the U.R.L. created by Jog the Web, consider using http://bit.ly or http://tinyurl.com.
On the homepage of the site, Jog the Web offers a free “IE Plugin.” When you find a site you want to add to a track, simply click the “jog” icon. A pop-window will prompt you to enter information.</li>