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Google docs web 2 0 in the 21 st century classroom

Google Docs & Web 2.0 in the 21st Century Classroom

Presented by:

Sandi Willis


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 docs opening page

Google Docs Opening Page


Some tabs

Some Tabs…


Spreadsheets

Spreadsheets


Presentations

Presentations


Sharing files

Sharing files


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


What is a wiki

What is a wiki?


Who uses wikis

Who uses wikis?


Wikis vs blogs

Wikis vs. blogs


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)


Open source software

Open Source Software

  • Office Live


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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