Diving into Web 2.0 Tools How technology applications can
benefit every classroom
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What is Web 2.0? Web 2.0 refers to a new generation of websites
that allow people to collaborate and share information online in
ways that were not possible before.
Video Tools: Powtoon and Animoto Users create animated videos
and presentations. Users upload pictures to create video
Powtoon Educational Applications Students create video
presentations on a particular topic, such as reading strategies or
explaining a plant cell part and its function. SOL: 5.5a Teachers
introduce a unit of study with a Powtoon presentation.
Animoto Educational Applications Students create a movie
trailer for a book they recently read, using photos/music that
relate to the plot/setting, etc. SOL 3.5i;3.5j
http://animoto.com/blog/education/education-videos/ Teachers can
create videos to introduce the new school year, a new unit of
study, or unit review.
Presentation Tool: Prezi
Prezi is a web-based presentation and storytelling tool that uses a
single canvas instead of traditional slides.
Prezi in the Classroom Students create a virtual book report or
research project outlining specific criteria. SOL 4.2c;4.5
http://prezi.com/rgvcf1tcgcu-/paul-revere-timeline/ The Prezi
timeline feature can be used when discussing important historical
events. The timeline can be shown as a whole and when a specific
date is discussed, the Prezi will zoom in to focus on additional
text, images, videos, etc. for that particular date.
Prezi in the Classroom
http://prezi.com/upsiw9_6qugc/copy-of-venn-diagrams/ Using a Venn
Diagram template, key ideas and photos can be arranged into the
appropriate section to compare and contract concepts. Prezi will
zoom in to each idea/photo while presenting to provide emphasis.
Upload a document (PDF) or photograph and zoom in to areas that
need a closer look, such as literature, rubrics, etc.
Image Editing Tool: Big Huge Labs Create posters, trading
cards, magazine covers, ID cards, etc. using your own images or
those found on the web. This website offers an array of different
editing features. www.freetech4teachers.com
Teaching & Learning with BigHugeLabs.com Students create a
trading card for a famous explorer. SOL 3.3a Students explore new
vocabulary by creating a poster to illustrate and use the word
correctly in a sentence.
Teaching & Learning with BigHugeLabs.com Teacher and
students create and share an ID card or Press Pass to get to know
teacher and classmates. Students create a movie poster or magazine
cover on a particular book or topic. Example : Greek Mythology
Layered Reality Tool: QR Code Monkey A free QR code generator
that makes codes with or without color and images.
QR Codes in the Classroom/Library Create a feature wall of QR
codes in the library that link students to book trailers.
http://www.huffenglish.com/tag/qr-code/ Include a QR code on a
worksheet that links students with a tutorial for completing the
objectives, such as applying order of operations or the answers to
given problems. SOL 8.4
QR Codes in the Classroom/Library
hunt.html Students travel to various QR codes placed throughout the
space and use the information provided by the code to respond to
questions/tasks on the assignment sheet. Post a QR code outside the
classroom door that connects to an updated classroom newsletter.
Also send a copy of the QR code home with students, to ensure
parents have access to the online newsletter.
Limited features in Free versions of Powtoon, Animoto (30 sec),
and Prezi Availability of technology (internet access, computers,
tablets, etc,) Learning curve How can work be displayed throughout