Cool Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers & Students

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  • 1. Cool Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers and Students
    Jayme Linton
    NCCS Summer Educators Conference
    August 2, 2010

2. What is Web 2.0?
A Web 2.0 site allows its users to interact with each other as contributors to the websites content, in contrast to websites where users are limited to the passive viewing of information that is provided to them.
3. Glogster
Online poster making site
Free educational account
Embed or share link
Teacher sample
Student sample
Glog rubric
Classroom ideas:
Alternative to book report
Science notebooking / digital
science fair
Getting to know you
Writing process
4. Prezi
Online presentation tool
Free public account
Embed or share link
Teacher sample
Student sample
5. Blogs
Many free blogging sites
Blogger, Posterous, Twitter
Post topics, questions, content review, resources
Students comment on blog posts and reply to each other
Teacher sample US History
Teacher sample 5th grade math
Blogging rubric
Classroom ideas:
Reading response journal
Problem of the day
Student writing - peer revision
Science notebooking
Parent communication
6. Wikis
Collaborative creation, editing, and sharing of web pages Free upgrades for educational wikis
Teacher ideas:
Collaborative planning
Resource sharing
Student ideas:
Collaborative projects
Literature circle discussions
7. Wordle
Word clouds
Teacher sample Inaugural Addresses
Student sample US Constitution
Top 10 Ways to Use Wordle
46 Interesting Ways to use Wordle in the Classroom
8. Animoto
Online slideshow and video tool
Free account for educators
Teacher sample
Classroom ideas:
Scavenger hunt (simple machines, solid shapes, angles, letters, living/nonliving, etc.)
Open house / classroom tour
Book response project (alternative to book report)
Science experiment
Neighborhood / community / state / nation goods & services, community helpers, historic locations, geography, etc.
9. Audioboo
Free podcasting tool
Up to 5 minutes of audio
Embed anywhere
Teacher sample
Classroom ideas:
Book recommendations
Science notebooking
Announcements / parent communication
Blog topics & responses
Read aloud student writing
10. Skype
Voice and video calls, instant messaging
Free download
50 Awesome Ways to use Skype in the Classroom
11. Tokbox
Free account
Video chat and video messaging
Up to 20 people at once
Up to 10 minutes for video messaging
Classroom ideas for video chat:
Collaborative projects with classrooms around the world
Parent conferences
Virtual field trips
Expert interviews
Classroom ideas for video messaging:
Work through steps for solving a math problem
Read aloud
Student project presentations
Readers Theater
Wax museum
Travel log
12. EtherPad
Real-time collaboration
Student sample descriptive writing
Student sample collaborative assignment
13. P-M-I (Plus Minus Interesting)
Choose one web 2.0 tool from presentation
Make a 3-column chart
Pluses (pros, advantages, benefits)
Minuses (cons, disadvantages, challenges, obstacles)
Interesting information (classroom ideas, innovative applications, things youd like to explore)
Share with a neighbor
14. Contact Us
Twitter: jaymelinton
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15. Task Choices
Create a Glog
Create a Prezi
Create a Wordle
Record a Boo
Post ideas and resources to sessions EtherPad
Set up a wiki
Create a blog or add posts to existing blog
Create a slideshow with Animoto
Set up a Skype or Tokbox account