Here’s is the compilation of current Web 2.0 Favorites: (I will post the document on my wiki later http://booktalksandmore.pbworks.com) By far the most popular of those mentioned were Glogster, Animoto, wikis, Voicethread, and xtranormal.
Thanks everyone for sending me your 5 Fave Web 2.0 tools/toys! J
The following sites show how word clouds are used in teaching/learning.
Bookmarking- tracking it all:
· diigo.com (keep and organize bookmarks online for access from any connected computer)
· Delicious (social bookmarking)
· evernote (save webpages)
Discussion board sites:
ProBoards or other discussion board sites (class discussions)
File Storage and Sharing:
Dropbox – use anywhere in the world to access your files.
4Shared: for hosting videos that I’ve captured using Firefox Downloader
Flickr, Flickr Creative Commons and Flickr Toys like Pim Pam Pum: http://www.pimpampum.net/bubblr/?id=25880
Picture Trail: image tool that brings interest and engagement
Examples of schools/teachers using Web 2.0 tools to learn
http://sunrise651.edu.glogster.com/what-do-they-need/ 21st Century learners glog
This article shows kindergartner’s using web 2.0 tools
Lesson Plan storage and sharing:
Suggestions for using various tools:
Use Voki to record students describing something they’ve learned, using just 60 seconds of recording time. These can be presented to class fulfilling technology standards and presentations.
Use a blog or wiki to post a student avatar or picture creation and have students post comments about the avatar or picture. (Voki)
Some of the teachers at my school used voicethread with K classes. Really cute although the teacher could be heard prompting them. I think younger kids could use it for info on famous people. In small groups they could find the important info and then record it one at a time on voicethread: one tells where and where born, another tells about education, another tells about family and another tells about what they did and why we remember them.
Go to readability.com- to remove all visual distractions/ads from websites
Teachers at my school really like ReadThinkWrite.org. We’ve used their comic creator and acrostic poem maker
xtranormal.com (students create cartoons to tell a story, teach a skill, discuss a topic, and more!)
Big Huge Labs- great for a variety of uses. Motivational posters, trading cards, magazine covers, etc.
This has a great list of applications-
Recommended for staff-- Jog the Web, Jing, and Youblisher
Making Video or audio projects/digital storytelling:
· Glogster.com- multi-dimensional learning! So fun and and easy tool to use. (interactive posters)
· Animoto- Good for all ages.
o Here’s one example for younger children- take pictures of kids in the library and create an animoto video for them to see. Can they find their picture?
o I have used Animoto with first and second graders and they loved it. I have also used Bookr.
· Voicethread, GarageBand, or Audacity – use for story re-tellings, podcasts, book reports,
· Blabberize.com – so cool! Example using Blabberize.com to show learning
· Zooburst is my new fave for digital storytelling: http://www.zooburst.com/book/zb0_4ce4230ec59e4
Using Wikis or Blogs:
Wikispaces- The students use wikis mainly to publish their work and peer review.
wordpress.com-for blogging (good for monitored peer review)
Blogger.com- good blog site.
Ning.com – good for building community within a classroom.
Gaggle.net – safe (filtered), online learning tools.
Examples of blogs and wikis in practice-
http://ktoponce.wikispaces.com/ - this one is a great example of a class wiki/blog.
http://fuhsag.wikispaces.com/ - another great example of a wiki in use.
Great examples: My main blogsite address is- http://newresearchprocess.blogspot.com
And the main site for my middle schoolers is: http://centralmslibrary.blogspot.com
From these sites, the right menu has the blogs I create for each collaborative unit.
Example of using a wiki to communicate and engage students
· prezi.com (alternative to "just another PowerPoint")
· Google Docs
Social networks for teachers using 2.0 tools
Web 2.0 and Related Bloom’s Taxonomy sites:
http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/#Bloom's http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Bloom%27s+Digital+Taxonomy http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/file/view/bloom%27s+Digital+taxonomy+v3.01.p