Web 2.0

Web 2.0 is a term coined in 2004 for an emerging set of web-based resources and beliefs about how to use them. This includes collaboration, communication, and access to data.
  • How does this affect the way students get information?
  • What does this mean for collaborative grouping?
  • How can we harness these tools for assessment?

Outside Resources

Top 10 Sites for Back Channeling


Podcasting

ePals and Skype


GO 2 WEB2.0

An amazing list of web 2.0 tools available on the web. http://www.go2web20.net/

ENGAGEMENT SITES


DIGITAL BLOOMS

“This is an update to Bloom's revised taxonomy to account for the new behaviours(sic) emerging as technology advances and becomes more ubiquitous. Bloom's revised taxonomy accounts for many of the traditional classroom practices, behaviours(sic) and actions but does not account for the new processes and actions associated with web 2.0 technologies and increasing ubiquitous computing.” Andrew Churches http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Bloom%27s Digital Taxonomy

Web 2.0 Presentation



Below are Web 2.0 Resources you may find particularly useful in a classroom setting.

BOOKMARKING/RESEARCH

CARTOONS/TRADING CARDS ETC…


COLLABORATIVE


ELA

  • Pic-Lits – Images and words
    • Use at the start of an ELA lesson to discuss word choice, parts of speech, or vocabulary. Write about concepts illustrated in the many nature photos.
    • Make a collection of PicLits for a curriculum topic or as a literary magazine online.
    • ESL students can create PicLits to learn new vocabulary. Use the embed code to place your creations on many other sites, including your class wiki or blogs. http://piclits.com/compose_dragdrop.aspx
  • Visuwords.com – mind mapping.http://www.visuwords.com/
  • Wordle - The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. http://www.wordle.net/

FILE CONVERTER


FORMS


GAMES


IMAGES


MATH

  • Instacalc – type in math expressions and get results. Create an expression of your own, such as calculating the class average on a test. Students can use for collaborative lab reports or graphs of statistics. http://instacalc.com/
  • Swivel – Create and share graphs and data http://www.swivel.com/
  • Ecalc is a free online calculator that supports many advanced features including unit conversion, equation solving, and even complex-number math. http://www.ecalc.com/calculator/scientific/

MIND MAPS/DIAGRAMS


MISC


MULTIMEDIA

  • VoiceThread - A VoiceThread is an online media album that can hold any type of media (images, documents and videos) and allows people to make comments in 5 different ways. http://voicethread.com
  • Trintuition – Multimedia Authoring program online – ind. accounts free – Classroom accounts $46/year http://www.trintuition.com

PRESENTATIONS

  • 280Slides – Create a slideshow here or import one from PowerPoint and then export the final result. http://www.280slides.com

RESEARCH

  • Lumify - Searches the web and analyzes the results. It sifts through web search results for you, identifying the most relevant information for your research. http://www.lumifi.com

SCIENCE


SOCIAL STUDIES


SOCIAL WEB 2.0 AGGREGATOR


VIDEO

  • Animoto - free account is limited to 30 second videos. Upload images, select music, and you've got a video! Click Remix to get a different version. Post or embed videos on class web site, or download for in-class presentations. http://animoto.com/business/education/
  • Teachers TV - http://www.teachers.tv/ Educational videos on the web and on TV…
  • Teacher Tube – Lots of great video content for teaching specific concepts.http://www.teachertube.com

WIKIS AND BLOGS