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Teaching with Web Tools - Info

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Teaching Using Web 2.0 Digital Tools and Applications



Participants will receive a brief introduction to a variety of free Web 2.0 resources freely available on the web. The main emphasis of the workshop will be an inquiry based activity in which participants will work in grade level groups to explore and discuss the uses of various Web 2.0 tools for teaching.  Each group will create a lesson plan that uses one tool to engage students in learning science.  This workshop is designed to be interactive and collaborative.  Participants will use a wiki site to share their ideas with the group online.  A computer with wireless access is required.



Web 2.0, the read/write web, offers a variety of tools which can be used to actively engage students in their learning of science.  Web 2.0 tools are freely available online and can be made public or private in order to protect the safety of students.   Teachers can use these resources to create engaging lessons that challenge their students and make their lessons interactive and available at school, home, or anywhere that has internet access. The workshop design and delivery will model an inquiry based, collaborative approach to facilitated learning that uses one of these tools for collaborative learning and sharing of ideas. 



The workshop will model an inquiry based approach to learning for the participants.  A presentation will be used to organize and structure the workshop.  An online wiki will be used by participants to share their ideas during and after the workshop.  The wiki will also contain the presentation and links to online resources which teachers can access after the workshop. Participants will explore and use online resources during the presentation. (A computer with wireless access will be required for participation in the workshop.)  Collaborative group work will be used to promote inquiry.

An authentic product will be created during the session that can be used by teachers with their students.  Participants will also have access to the products of the other groups through the online wiki.


Other Pages

Agenda and Program Page

Web 2.0 Lesson Sharing Page


For More Information

60 in 60: 60 Web Tools in 60 Minutes Archive Webinar   Link: http://iste.adobeconnect.com/p3l2k2f9lbv/

Webinar sponsored by ISTE SIGOL (International Society for Technology in Education, Secial Interest Group: Online Learning)


60 in 60 Wikispace  http://60in60.wikispaces.com/ 

This site is a presentation created by Brandon Lutz.  60 in 60 is a fast paced presentation that goes over 60 technology tools in 60 minutes.


Web 2.0 Tools on the Web

Graphic Organizers

Read Write Think   http://www.readwritethink.org/student_mat/index.asp

Student material has a variety of organizers for use in class.


Bubbl.us   http://www.bubbl.us  

A free online tool for collaborative concept mapping.


Glogster   http://www.glogster.com 

Make a web poster that is interactive.  Very cool.


Vue   http://vue.tufts.edu/ 

Virtual Understanding Environment open source project from Tufts, allows you to search, organize, and present information.


Prezi   http://prezi.com/

Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides.



Image/Video Creation

Animoto    http://animoto.com/  

A free online tool that creates a video from uploaded photos.


Jing Project     http://www.jingproject.com/

Make a video or add visuals to your online projects.


Blabberize    http://blabberize.com/

A free online tool that adds audio to a photo to create a “talking photo”. Visit OPEN NH Program for an example.


Photo Peach  http://photopeach.com/

Create free photo slide shows and insert music using your pictures.


Wordle  http://www.wordle.net/

Generates word clouds from text you provide.


Flickr  http://www.flickr.com/

Upload photos and share them.


Google Earth  http://earth.google.com/   

Fly anywhere on Earth or beyond from your computer screen.


Photo Story   https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/photo-story/9nblggh1z351

A Microsoft Garage project, helps you tell engaging stories using your photos.


Quietube  http://quietube.com/ 

Removes all the side ads and comments from YouTube or Vimeo pages.  Simple application.


Avatar Creators

27 of the Best Avatar Makers    http://mashable.com/2007/09/12/avatars/#3nIbMSHnuZqw

A Mashable site that lets you explore 27 personal avatar makers/cartoonizers on the internet.


Avatar Creators on Web Tools for Kids    https://sites.google.com/site/webtoolsbox/avatars 

An extensive list of avatar tools categorized for you. 


Audio Creation Tools

Voice Thread    http://voicethread.com

A free online tool for having conversations about media, all on a single page.  


Voki   http://www.voki.com/

A free online tool that lets you create personalized speaking avatars that you can post.


Audacity    http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Free audio editor and recorder.


Favorite/Bookmark Sharing


Top 11 Best Online Bookmark Manager Tools and Browser Extensions 2017   https://technofizi.net/top-best-online-bookmark-manager/

All your bookmarks in one place, online, available anywhere.


Diigo  http://www.diigo.com/

Social bookmarking and web highlighting.


Google Bookmarking    https://www.google.com/bookmarks/

Google App for bookmarking.


File Sharing

Dropbox    https://www.dropbox.com/

Privately share your files and collaborate online.


Google Docs  http://docs.google.com

Share spreadsheets and word documents online.



Today's Meet   http://todaysmeet.com/

Use a live stream to create comments and answer questions.


Padlet  http://www.padlet.com/ 

Post electronic sticky notes on a virtual wall.


Web Site Builders

Wix   www.wix.com

Google Sites   www.sites.google.com


Wiki Sites

PB Works   www.pbworks.com

Wikispaces     www.wikispaces.com  


Ideas for using Wikis in the classroom.


Blog Sites

Edublogs  http://edublogs.org

Blogger   http://www.blogger.com

Wordpress  http://wordpress.com/  

21 Classes  http://www.21classes.com/  Create a virtual classroom and blog portal.



Feedly  http://www.feedly.com/    View your web feeds in magazine format.

Top 116 RSS Aggregator Tools to Combine Multiple RSS Feeds    https://www.lifewire.com/rss-aggregator-tools-3486469


Other Online Resources

Free Technology for Teachers   http://www.freetech4teachers.com/

Website of Richard Byrne, a former high school social studies teacher from South Paris Maine, now a world renowned technology application guru.


Top 100 sites: http://web2magazine.blogspot.com/2007/01/thanks-for-web-2.html


Collaborative Online Project Locator  http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic1b.htm

Online resources to help you find good resources.


Collaborize Classroom   http://www.collaborizeclassroom.com/

Free online platform that enhances and extends your face to face instruction into the online environment.


Collaborative Projects in Math and Science   http://mathforum.org/workshops/sum96/data.collections/datalibrary/lesson.ideas.html


WebTools4U2Use    http://webtools4u2use.wikispaces.com/Webtools4U2Use

Learn about Web 2.0 Tools for High School Media Specialists.  A website set up using Wikispaces.


Kathy Schrock's Web 2.0 Resources on Diigo  http://www.diigo.com/user/kathyschrock/web2.0


Common Craft   http://commoncraft.com/

Three minute videos that introduce and explain complex subjects, such as Web 2.0 tools, in Plain English.


50 Web 2.0 Sites for Schools  http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&EntryId=3962

A  list of 50 Web 2.0 sites for education available to students and educators in alphabetical order.


40 Sites for Educational Games   http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&EntryId=4724

This list, presented in alphabetical order, has a nice mix of subjects and grade levels that teachers can use with their students.

This is a Wordle made from the informational text on the top of this page.  


Wordle: Teaching Science with Web 2.0



Web 2.0     Video posted on You Tube by jurtecht on March 8, 2006.


Explaining Web 2.0    Video posted on You Tube by explainingcomputers on March 30, 2008.

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