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20 WEB 2.0 TOOLS YOU SHOULD BE USING IN YOUR CLASSROOM. Kim Peacock, B.Ed., M.Ed. University of Alberta. A Quick Poll. Don’t forget: You can copy-paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll. My Personal Philosophy of PD…. Vs. Inspiration. Perspiration.

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20 web 2 0 tools you should be using in your classroom


Kim Peacock, B.Ed., M.Ed.

University of Alberta

a quick poll
A Quick Poll

Don’t forget: You can copy-paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll.

my personal philosophy of pd
My Personal Philosophy of PD…




project based learning
Project Based Learning
  • Authentic learning experiences
  • Grounded in critical thinking
  • Well scaffolded
  • Student-centric but teacher-dependent
  • Firmly grounded in the curriculum
  • Cross-curricular
  • Example:http://www.ltspaces.com/geothentic/http://www.polarhusky.com
web 2 0 is here
Web 2.0 Is Here…
  • You are probably already using Web 2.0 tools in your day-to-day online life:
    • Facebook
    • Blogs
    • Wikipedia
    • Flickr/Picassa/etc…
what are web applications
What Are Web Applications?
  • Allow you to perform tasks or create objects without software.
  • Often known as “Web 2.0” applications.
  • Often have an element of social interaction.
  • Accessible from anywhere.
  • Usually FREE!
the web 2 0 lexicon
The Web 2.0 Lexicon
  • RSS feeds
  • Tags
  • Folksonomy
  • Mash-Ups
  • Widgets
  • Applications go up and down.
  • Applications get bought out.
  • Web applications sometimes allow students to interact with other people online. Most tools have privacy settings to keep minors safe.
  • Students’ privacy should be considered. Some tools can be completely private, but others not.
  • Applications may create thing that can’t leave the confines of the particular web site (e.g./ can’t be downloaded to a disc/dvd/etc…)
  • Students with computers at home may get to spend more time on projects than students without since it’s easily accessible.
  • Consider room setup.
  • Consider privacy settings.
  • Consider parental permission.
  • Consider school/district technology policy.
  • Consider e-mail addresses and sign-up logistics.
a note on blocking
A Note On Blocking
  • Some Web 2.0 sites may be blocked at your school… you can sometimes get around this.
  • Submit a request to your technology department.
  • Provide a pedagogical justificationfor the site to be unblocked at your school during a certain period of time.
  • Describe how you will keep students safe.
1 research helpers
1. Research Helpers
  • Diigo: Highlight and annotate web sites for your studentshttp://www.diigo.com/
  • Trailfire: Create a path through the Internet and annotate web pages.http://trailfire.com/
  • Snipd: Copy and archive web content.http://snipd.com
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1. Research Helpers
  • Have students create a trail of good quality research resources.
  • Have students use Diigo to comment on newsarticles.
  • Have students use Snipdto research their nextresearch project.
2 bookmarking
2. Bookmarking
  • Google Bookmarks: Non-social bookmarkinghttp://www.google.com/bookmarks
  • Del.icio.us: Social bookmarkinghttp://del.icio.us
  • Share resources with youryoung students (no URLs)
  • Have students create researcharchives
3 rss feeds
3. RSS Feeds
  • Google Reader: Subscribe to feeds and write your own notes.http://www.google.com/reader/
  • Google Alerts: Get emails sent to you on any topic.http://www.google.com/alerts
  • Create alerts for topics you’refollowing in your social andscience courses.
  • Create a custom newspaper foryour students using Reader.
4 concept mapping
4. Concept Mapping
  • Bubbl.us: Collaborative mind mappinghttp://bubbl.us/edit.php
  • Gliffy: Collaborative mind mappinghttp://www.gliffy.com
  • Mindmeister: Collaborative Mind Mappinghttp://www.mindmeister.com/
  • Mindomo: Software interactive mind mappinghttp://mindomo.com/
5 virtual classrooms
5. Virtual Classrooms
  • Ning: Create a closed social network for your class.http://www.ning.com
  • Offer blended delivery rightin your classroom.
  • Consider opening your Ning toparents and have a collaborativelearning community w/ parents.
6 productivity suites
6. Productivity Suites
  • Google Docs: Write, share and edit documents online. (Video)http://docs.google.com/
  • Zoho: An alternative to Google Docs. More features and more complex. http://www.zoho.com/
7 blogs
7. Blogs
  • Blog Toolshttp://www.blogger.com/http://www.21classes.com/
  • Class Blogs http://www.balla.ecsd.net/http://www.bobsprankle.com/blog/
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7. Blogs
  • Create a blog from the point of view of an historic figure.
  • Create a blog to track observations about a classroom pet.
  • Have students do scribe posts to summarize instructional content.http://edubuzz.org/blogs/s3scribeposts/
  • http://816math.blogspot.com/2006/11/scribe-post-november-1-2006.html
8 microblogging
8. Microblogging
  • Microblogging Toolshttp://www.twitter.com/http://www.edmodo.com/
  • PLNs
    • http://bethstill.edublogs.org/2009/08/08/looking-for-a-unique-gift-for-an-administrator-give-em-a-pln/
    • http://twitter4teachers.pbworks.com/
    • http://wefollow.com/twitter/k12
    • http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=pM_ZE5BS0SgqDabnhl8Z2aA
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8. Microblogging
  • Twitter in the classroom?
  • Asynchronous discussion
  • Reading responses
  • Test preparation
  • Current events:http://twitter.com/The_Pub_Debateshttps://twitter.com/cnn
  • Scientific research:http://twitter.com/kidsciencehttp://twitter.com/sciencehttp://twitter.com/MedUpdates
9 wikis
9. Wikis
  • Wiki tools
    • http://www.wikispaces.com
    • http://www.pbwiki.com
  • Class Wikishttp://stratford78logos0607.pbwiki.com/http://terrythetennisball.wikispaces.com/
  • School Wikihttp://meyokumin.wikispaces.com/
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9. Wikis
  • Use a wiki to write a class“choose-your-own-adventure”.
  • Use a wiki to showcase student work to parents.
  • Use a wiki as a portfolio of student work. Allow parents to join your wiki so that they can comment and provide feedback to students.
10 cartoons and comic books
10. Cartoons and Comic Books
  • Pikistrips: Create comic books using photoshttp://pikistrips.com/
  • ToonDoo: Create online comic books from scratch.http://toondoo.com/Home.do
  • Pixton: Customizable comics (animation soon)http://pixton.com/ca/
  • Toonlet: Create a character and write simple texthttp://toonlet.com
  • DoInk: Simple Animationshttp://www.doink.com
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10. Cartoons and Comic Books
  • Reasons for Explorationhttp://www.toondoo.com/toondoo/ViewBook.toon?bookid=12301
  • The Importance of Squantohttp://www.toondoo.com/toondoo/ViewBook.toon?bookid=11741
  • Prince Henry’s Contributions http://www.toondoo.com/toondoo/ViewBook.toon?bookid=11706
11 web spaces
11. Web Spaces
  • Google Sites: Simple studentweb siteshttp://sites.google.com/
  • Sample: http://sites.google.com/a/googleclassrooms.org/mrs-richau/Home
  • Protopages: Highly customizable widgets.http://www.protopage.com
  • Sample: http://www.protopage.com/yzerman19
12 podcasts and vidcasts
12. Podcasts and Vidcasts
  • Pod-O-Matic: Find and create podcastshttp://www.podomatic.com/
  • Yodio: Podcast from any phone or the webhttp://www.yodio.com/
  • Talkshoe: Podcasting and Audio Discussion Forumshttp://www.talkshoe.com/
  • Student Podcast Samples:http://dreamextreme.us/podcast/http://thedowns.edublogs.org/category/podcasting/
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12. Podcasts and Vidcasts
  • Teacher Tube: An online video archive like YouTube but safe for the classroom.http://www.teachertube.com/
  • Ustream: Create a live feed of a school event.http://www.ustream.tv/
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12. Podcasts and Vidcasts
  • Make a podcast for http://www.kid-cast.com/
  • Create an “Our City” Podcast forhttp://www.learninginhand.com/OurCity/
  • Do a weekly class podcast as a review/newsletter. http://bobsprankle.com/podcasts/room208vidcast.mp4
  • Create a “captain’s log” of a famous historic voyage.
  • Make a series of vidcaststo promote DPA (stretches, exercises, etc…)
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12. Podcasts and Vidcasts
  • Create an old fashioned radio play.
  • Create a pod/vidcast debate online.
  • Have students create a podcast dictionary of vocabulary words.
  • Have students create a series of vidcasts solving different kids of math problems.
  • Have students summarizecurrent events once a week.
13 screencasting
13. Screencasting
  • Screencast-O-Matic: Capture and post what’s on your computer screen.http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/
  • Examples:
    • Assessment / Peer Feedbackhttp://www.screencast-o-matic.com/watch/ciQZXIgH
    • Instructional Contenthttp://www.screencast-o-matic.com/watch/ciQlh3Ap
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13. Screencasting
  • GoView: Record and edit your screen captureshttp://goview.com/
  • Sketchcast: Capture and post what’s on your tablet or SmartBoard.http://sketchcast.com/
  • Screentoaster: Record screen captures and upload to YouTube and other sites.http://www.screentoaster.com/
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13. Screencasting
  • Capture and post Smart Board notes online quickly.
  • Create an archive of extra credit work that can be used year after year.
  • Use Screencast-o-Matic to orally assess student work
  • Create videos for parents so that they can help their child with homework.
  • Help assess student difficulties in areas like problem solving (have students talk through their work).
14 mapping applications
14. Mapping Applications
  • Google Maps: Create unlimited maps with annotated locations.http://maps.google.ca
    • Example: http://maps.google.ca/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=111008165444273296600.000465931a4b0b9fad889&t=h&z=2
  • Community Walk: Kid friendly maps.http://www.communitywalk.com
    • Example: http://www.communitywalk.com/calgary/alberta/my_first_neighborhood/map/140666
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14. Mapping Applications
  • Have students create a mapped journal of an historic trip.
  • Have students create a virtual field trip based on a class field trip.
  • Have students create a map of a science process (e.g./ where garbage goes or the path of a can as it goes to be recycled).
  • Have students complete a reflective health project, mapping places of importance in their life.
15 visual representations
15. Visual Representations
  • Glogster: Create multimedia postershttp://www.glogster.com
  • Example: http://metro09.glogster.com/What-I-Like-About-Myself/?w1
  • BigHugeLabs: Make posters and other multimedia content with photos.http://bighugelabs.com
  • Zuiprezi: Non-linear presentationshttp://zuiprezi.com/
16 video annotation
16. Video Annotation
  • Bubble Ply: Add bubbles and captions to videohttp://www.bubbleply.com/
  • Examples:
    • http://www.bubbleply.com/player.aspx?pid=b1bf700f-6f47-4364-9dd7-e413706860b9
    • http://www.bubbleply.com/player.aspx?pid=EE1549C5-E35B-4F64-AA80-D4C1A220102F
  • Note that TeacherTube is a good alternative if YouTube is blocked.
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16. Video Annotation
  • Use video annotation to havestudents analyze speeches.
  • Use video annotation to havestudents express an opinion ona video or news clip.
  • Use video annotation for formative feedback for student work (e.g./ video recordings of PE).
  • Use video annotation to create an instructional video (with written in steps).
17 voicethread
17. VoiceThread
  • VoiceThread: Not really like anything else…http://voicethread.com/
  • Almost like a wiki/blog with audio… it allows users to annotate and expand images with voice recordings.
    • http://voicethread.com/share/407691/
    • http://voicethread.com/share/4973/
    • http://voicethread4education.wikispaces.com/
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17. VoiceThread
  • Create an oral history archive such as:http://www.ourvoices.ca/
  • If all of your students have internet access, do a daily homework question on Voicethread.
  • Have students create a talking storybook.
  • Look through the many examples of teacher projects already on Voicethread!http://voicethread.com/#q.b409
18 interactive timelines
18. Interactive Timelines
  • xTimeline: Historic interactive timelines.http://www.xtimeline.com/index.aspx?t=5&l=en-US
  • Dipity: Interactive timelines with additional multimedia.http://www.dipity.com/
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18. Interactive Timelines
  • Have students create a timeline of a scientific process (e.g./ the lifecycle of an animal).
  • Have students create a year plan for the goals they would like to achieve in your course.
  • Have students add to existing public timelines on xTimeline.
19 virtual tours
19. Virtual Tours
  • Mapwing: Image based virtual tourshttp://www.mapwing.com/
  • Photosynth: Create virtual tours from photoshttp://photosynth.net/
  • Create a virtual tour ofcommunity places.
  • Create a virtual tourafter a field trip.
20 multimedia digital storytelling
20. Multimedia & Digital Storytelling
  • Pixorial: Create and edit video online.http://www.pixorial.com/
  • Motionbox: Create and edit video online.http://www.motionbox.com/
  • Jaycut: Create and edit video online.http://jaycut.com/
  • One True Media: Video montageshttp://www.onetruemedia.com/
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20. Multimedia & Digital Storytelling
  • Funtigo: Create online scrapbooks.http://funtigo.com/?cr=3&rfm=y
  • Vuvox: Make interactive panoramas and movies.http://www.vuvox.com/
  • Animoto: Upload and assemble shortphoto commercials online.http://animoto.com/
thank you
Thank You!
  • kim.peacock@ualberta.ca
  • http://www.protopage.com/web2point0forteachers/