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Web 2.0 Top five cool tools every teacher should be familiar with. What is Web 2.0? “Next generation” World Wide Web Content is user-generated and dynamic Mimics desktop programs Why use Web 2.0? Encourages collaboration and communication between users Examples of Web 2.0 Tools Blog Wiki Social Bookmarking RSS Feeds Creative Projects What is a Blog? Web + Log = Blog Essentially it's an electronic journal Only writer can make changes Readers can leave comments about entries (writers can moderate comments) Uses of a Blog Personal journaling Book reviews Updates - Getting information to public Blog Example Blogspot (free) Can upload pictures, videos, picture slideshows, graphics, and more! Can tag entries for easy searching Entries are archived and organized by date Example of personal blogspot blog: http://ahippopotamussandwich.blogspot.com/ Example of school-based blog: https://wiki.friscoisd.org/users/smithme/blog/ What is a Wiki? Wiki-Wiki is a Hawaiian word that means quick Form of collaboration that connects participants in order to create and edit pages Largest known Wiki is Wikipedia. Uses of a Wiki Set up communication pages between students and teacher Group projects for students or teachers Collaboration tool Wiki Example pbworks wiki (free) Wikispaces (free) Example of a Wiki with video clips about Wikis: WebTools4U2Use YouTube clip of pbworks wiki that shows benefits of a Wiki: What is a Wiki? What is Social Bookmarking? A service in which users can save their favorite webpages online Tied to an online account Access bookmarks from any computer Possible to share Video: Social Bookmarking in Plain English Uses of Social Bookmarking Manage resources for projects and papers. Access bookmarks from anywhere. Sharing great sites Pathfinders Collaboration (teacher-student) (student-student) Social Bookmarking Example Delicious.com Diigo.com StumbleUpon.com Digg.com Blinklist.com What is a RSS Feed? Checking 25 different websites a day for information??? You don’t have to! RSS Feeds stands for Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication. Uses of an RSS Feed RSS Feeds save you time. You can have a RSS feed from blogs, news pages, sports centers, etc. Sign up for a RSS Feed Reader such as: Bloglines Google Reader RSS Feed Example Common teacher websites that have RSS feeds: http://teachers.net/ http://www.pbs.org http://www.teachertube.com/ Look for this symbol on the website. Creative Projects Ways to use Web 2.0 instead of paper and markers Better than using PowerPoint again Why Not Just Use PowerPoint? The students are using Web 2.0 at home, so why not use it in the classroom? What Are Some Creative Project Alternatives? Glogster.com VoiceThread.com Blabberize.com Xtranormal.com This is just the beginning! Creative Alternative Examples Xtranormal Example: http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/62298 91/ Glogster Example: http://hlassley.glogster.com/example/ VoiceThread is being used for this presentation! Part 2 Next staff development will introduce additional Web 2.0 tools including: Podcasts/Vodcasts YouTube Can embed in wikis and blogs Virtual Classroom Management Moodle Keep school-related documents online Photosharing Flickr, Snapfish Share photos Conclusion Presentation available on the shared drive Web 2.0 is interactive and collaborative Makes learning relevant and interactive for students See the librarian or technology facilitator for more information on any of these applications Works Cited "All About Computers: Conquering Techniphobia." Discovery Education. Discovery. Web. 10 Mar. 2010. <http://cdwg.discoveryeducation.com/web2.0/Web2.0.pdf>. Boswell, Wendy. "RSS Feeds - How RSS Feeds Work - Learn More About RSS Feeds." 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