Web 2.0 tool resources collected by Joy Millam (posted with her permission) (also found at http://booktalksandmore.pbworks.com):
Here’s is the compilation of current Web 2.0 Favorites: (I will post the document on my wiki later http://booktalksandmore.pbworks.com) By far the most popular of those mentioned were Glogster, Animoto, wikis, Voicethread, and xtranormal.
Wordle- word cloud generator http://www.wordle.net/ or tagxedo.com
The following sites show how word clouds are used in teaching/learning.
Bookmarking- tracking it all:
diigo.com (keep and organize bookmarks online for access from any connected computer)
Delicious (social bookmarking)
evernote (save webpages)
Discussion board sites: ProBoards or other discussion board sites
File Storage and Sharing:
Dropbox – use anywhere in the world to access your files.
4Shared: for hosting videos that I’ve captured using Firefox Downloader
Flickr, Flickr Creative Commons and Flickr Toys like Pim Pam Pum: http://www.pimpampum.net/bubblr/?id=25880
Picture Trail: image tool that brings interest and engagement
Picnic.com (also love imagechef.com)
Powerpoint Alternatives: prezi.com, Google Docs
Examples of schools/teachers using Web 2.0 tools to learn
http://sunrise651.edu.glogster.com/what-do-they-need/ 21st Century learners glog
This article shows kindergartner’s using web 2.0 tools
Lesson Plan storage and sharing: LiveBinder
Suggestions for using various tools:
Use Voki to record students describing something they’ve learned, using just 60 seconds of recording time. These can be presented to class fulfilling technology standards and presentations.
Use a blog or wiki to post a student avatar or picture creation and have students post comments about the avatar or picture. (Voki)
Some of the teachers at my school used voicethread with K classes. Really cute although the teacher could be heard prompting them. I think younger kids could use it for info on famous people. In small groups they could find the important info and then record it one at a time on voicethread: one tells where and where born, another tells about education, another tells about family and another tells about what they did and why we remember them.
Go to readability.com- to remove all visual distractions/ads from websites
Teachers at my school really like ReadThinkWrite.org. We’ve used their comic creator and acrostic poem maker
xtranormal.com (students create cartoons to tell a story, teach a skill, discuss a topic, and more!)
Big Huge Labs- great for a variety of uses. Motivational posters, trading cards, magazine covers, etc.
This has a great list of applications-
Recommended for staff-- Jog the Web, Jing, and Youblisher
Making Video or audio projects/digital storytelling:
Glogster.com- multi-dimensional learning! So fun and and easy tool to use. (interactive posters)
Animoto- Good for all ages.
Voicethread, GarageBand, or Audacity – use for story re-tellings, podcasts, book reports
Blabberize.com – so cool! Example using Blabberize.com to show learning
Zooburst is my new fave for digital storytelling: http://www.zooburst.com/book/zb0_4ce4230ec59e4
Using Wikis or Blogs:
Wikispaces- The students use wikis mainly to publish their work and peer review.
wordpress.com-for blogging (good for monitored peer review)
Blogger.com- good blog site.
Ning.com – good for building community within a classroom.
Gaggle.net – safe (filtered), online learning tools.
Examples of blogs and wikis in practice-
http://ktoponce.wikispaces.com/ - this one is a great example of a class wiki/blog.
http://fuhsag.wikispaces.com/ - another great example of a wiki in use.
Deb Stanley’s blogsite address is- http://newresearchprocess.blogspot.com
And the main site for her middle schoolers is: http://centralmslibrary.blogspot.com
Example of using a wiki to communicate and engage students
Social networks for teachers using 2.0 tools
Web 2.0 and Related Bloom’s Taxonomy sites:
http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/#Bloom's http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Bloom%27s+Digital+Taxonomy http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/file/view/bloom%27s+Digital+taxonomy+v3.01.p
Monday, November 15, 2010
Here are some sessions to share:
Dr. Lesley Farmer’s New Technologies Presentation (Look for it on the bottom right of the page.)
Dr. Doug Achterman’s Web 2.0 for Student Achievement Presentation
Miranda Doyle’s 10 Resources for Visual Learners and Get Mobile! Presentations (a little ways down the page—after the Embracing the 5 Roles of the Teacher Librarian by Michelle Powers and Miranda Doyle
Jane Lofton and Sheryl Grabow-Weiss’s Teen Learning 2.0 Presentation
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Terry Lai's Powerpoint Presentation. The PPT doc is in the LIBRARY LOCKER on the left side of the page. If the links on the individual slides do not work, a list of URLs are on the last three slides. The tools I did not have time to show are: animoto, prezi, and wordle. Also look at Larry Ferlazzo who posts about websites everyday; sometimes several posts in one day.