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Web 2.0 Tools

Web 2.0 Tools
Evanston Township High School
 
There are thousands of free web 2.0 tools that are available for classroom teachers. All you need is a computer and an Internet connection. We’ll take a look at some of the more popular ones used in education, complete with examples from ETHS teachers. You’ll walk away with new tools to go with your ideas of how to add engagement and motivation to your existing curriculum.
 
Time/Item
 
(5 min) Welcome and Overview
 
The Big Idea - How can I use the Internet to engage students more in my curriculum?
 
(5 min) What is a Web 2.0 Tool?
 
Word Clouds

Fresh from ISTE 2010:

Next Steps Project (PLIGG)
    Cool Tools vs. Next Step Projects


Common Tools used @ETHS

(30 min) Accounts already created:

Google
Google Apps (Pilot Project)
Get Started:  ETHS Google Apps Landing Site, (Username/Password: same as network)
Google Teacher Academy - check out Materials, Google Certified Trainer, Google Apps Training Center
New and cool?:  Google Squared
 
Literacy
WriteOnline (Foreman, Verbrick)
Get Started:  Write Online @ETHS, (Username/Password:  email, gradebook ID)

Media
Discovery Education Streaming
Get Started:  Discovery Education, (Username/Password:  email, gradebook ID)
Workshop: Discovery Education Streaming/Media Share

Quizzes/Tests
Quia (Holmes, VanKrey)
Get Started:  Request account through IIT

Activity:  Explore one of the above, brainstorm how it could be useful for your curriculum, share.


(30 min) Accounts on your own:

Sharing/Collaboration
VoiceThread (Holmes)
VoiceThread How-To Section (Link)
Get Started:  VoiceThread, ETHS accounts coming soon (Username/Password: same as network)

Presentations - Alternatives to "Death by PowerPoint"
Prezi (Chan - Google Apps)
Get Started:  Prezi for Educators

Animoto (Morris, Chan)
Sample: Steven Speight, "What does it take"


Interviews
XTRANormal (Markgraf)
Get Started:  XTRANormal
 
Chat
Chatzy (Williamson)
Get Started:  Chatzy
 
Geo
Google Earth/Maps (Cruz, Becker, Chan)
Get Started:  Download Google Earth

Wikis
Wikispaces
Get Started:  Wikispaces for Education

Blogs
eduBlogs (link)
Wordpress (old Chanatown)
Blogger (Chanatown)
Google Sites (this site)


Activity:  Explore one of the above, brainstorm how it could be useful for your curriculum, share.



More? Be careful...

Annotated List - Phil Lacey
Top 1,000
Web 2.0 Search Engine

 
Activity:  Search for a Web2.0 tool not listed above, brainstorm how it could be useful for your curriculum, share.

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