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Google Docs & Web 2.0 in the 21 st Century Classroom. Presented by: Sandi Willis. What is Google Docs? . Google Docs is an application within Google that can be used to share files among chosen members of a group Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, and Forms

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what is google docs
What is Google Docs?
  • Google Docs is an application within Google that can be used to share files among chosen members of a group
  • Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, and Forms
  • Members can be allowed to edit or just share the information
google search engines
Google Search Engines
  • Create your own specialized search engine within Google
  • Tag websites that you choose to be searched
  • Add them to your web page for student/parent access
web 2 0
Web 2.0
  • What is web 2.0?
    • Web 2.0 is defined as an online application

that uses the World Wide Web (www) as a

platform and allows for participatory

involvement, collaboration, and interactions

among users. Web 2.0 is also characterized by

the creation and sharing of intellectual and

social resources by end users.

some web 2 0 applications
Some Web 2.0 Applications
  • Wikis
  • Blogging
  • Virtual Worlds
  • YouTube
  • Social Networking
  • Chat rooms
  • Playing interactive games
wikis
Wikis
  • Most well-known wiki is wiki-pedia
  • www.wikispaces.com
  • www.wetpaint.com
  • www.pbworks.com
  • http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/wiki/
  • All 3 wiki hosting sites offer free, ad-free educational wikis
blogs
Blogs
  • A blog (contraction of weblog) is a web site with frequent, periodic posts creating an ongoing narrative.
  • They are maintained by both groups and individuals, the latter being the most common.
  • Blogs can focus on a wide variety of topics, ranging from the political to personal experiences.
  • Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_blogs
social networking
Social Networking
  • MySpace
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Whyville.net – virtual world for children, safer for younger children than others listed above

(www.eschoolnews.com)

youtube
YouTube
  • Upload your own videos to share with the world
  • Download videos of interest
  • Some good, some not so good…
  • Many good instructional videos out there
  • TeacherTube is a site dedicated to teachers sharing videos
chat rooms
Chat rooms
  • Students can share ideas or homework questions with a group through a chat room
  • A google search found many sites stating they were ‘safe’ for kids….
  • Using a moderator and only allowing students in the group or class to enter the chat room
a few more
A few more….
  • Virtual worlds (whyville.com is a virtual world)
  • Interactive games
  • Web-conferencing (Adobe Connect Pro)
references and websites
References and Websites
  • Lemke, C., Coughlin, E., Garcia, L., Reifsneider, D., & Baas, J.

(2009). Leadership for web 2.0 in education: promise and

reality. Culver City, CA: Metiri Group. Commissioned by

CoSN through support from the John D. and Catherine T.

MacArthur Foundation.

  • www.teacherfirst.com
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