Web 2.0 Tools Powerful Learning Practices (PLP)
What is Web 2.0? • Web 1.0 • One dimensional • Strictly the delivery of information • Static • Web 2.0 • Collaborative • Interactive • Ability to harness collective intelligence • Fluid
(Free) Web 2.0 Tools: • Wiki’s • Glogster • Digital Timelines • Google Earth • Voicethread • Animoto • Wordle/Tagxedo • Big Huge Labs • Prezi
Wiki’s • What is it? Web-based (24/7 access), collaborative document with “hot” links to information. • How to Use: Can attach images, video, links to personal files or the Internet, widgets and text editing
Wiki’s cont.: • Ideas for use: - pathfinders for research projects - club information (book club, ski club, etc.) - class discussion (novel, article, test review) - online portfolio or “container” for web- based projects EXAMPLE: http://ndaresearchcentral.wikispaces.com
Glogster • What is it? Online, interactive poster • How to use: Can attach images, video, audio, personal files, graphics, data, personal drawings. **Unlimited creative capabilities**
Glogster cont.: • Ideas for use: - country projects - biographies - events projects (Kennedy assassination) - time periods (1920’s) - cultures (Ancient Rome, Greek Gods) EXAMPLE: http://vicki62.edu.glogster.com/aphrodite/
Digital Timelines • What is it? • Online, interactive timeline of information • How to use: • Can attach images, video, audio, and text along specific dates • Can include concurrent timeline to highlight specific periods in history
Digital Timelines cont.: • Ideas for use: - biographies - historical events (battles in a war, key moments of a presidency, bill becoming a law, women’s suffrage) - art history - religious history EXAMPLE: http://www.timerime.com/en/timeline/246332/Camille+Pissarro/ http://www.timetoast.com/timelines/frida-kahlo--13
Google Earth • What is it? Virtual globe, map and geographic information program. • How to use: - Virtual zooming and gliding over the Earth - Ability to zoom in on specific locations - Can create “Google Tours”
Google Earth cont.: • Ideas for use: - trace immigration routes - battles in a war - potential college choices - track tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunami’s - wonders of the world - trace epidemics/pandemics - migration patterns of hummingbirds/sea turtles - track journeys in novels (“Grapes of Wrath”)
Voicethread • What is it? Online communication/storytelling • How to use: Add text (comments) to a single picture or tell a story through multiple pictures. Can also include background music.
Voicethread cont.: • Ideas for Use: - digital storytelling - book reviews - art review/criticism - explaining a process in mathematics - explaining how to use a database or conduct an advanced search EXAMPLE:http://voicethread.com/share/296763/
Animoto • What is it? Online music video • How to use: Add images, music and text boxes and Animoto does the rest.
Animoto cont.: • Ideas for Use: • book reviews • biographies • historical events • science experiments • ancient cultures EXAMPLE: http://animoto.com/play/KMZ2A1gErTjGsQP1cuJ9mQ
Wordle/Tagxedo • What is it? • generates “word clouds” from text that you provide giving greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text • How to Use? • copy and paste text into the textbox and then select colors, fonts and layout of the final product (tagxedo also allows you to select the shape of the final product)
Wordle/Tagxedo cont.: • Ideas for Use? • Supreme Court Decisions • Songs • Honor Codes • Constitutions/Declarations, etc. • Chapters of books • Foreign language matching • Student essays/reports/research
Big Huge Labs • What is it? • Create cool things (trading cards, movie posters, magazine covers, etc.) with images • How to use: • Trading Cards – attach an image, title, sub-title, short text and colors and print out or embed
Big Huge Labs cont.: • Ideas for Use? • Animals • First ladies • Explorers • Presidents • Inventors • Solar system • colleges
Big Huge Labs cont.: Example:
Prezi • What is it? • Cloud-based presentation software on a zoomable canvas. • How to use: • Think PowerPoint with everything present on one slide and you zoom in and out of each entry • Ideas for use? • Anything you would use PowerPoint for.
Prezi cont.: • Example: • http://prezi.com/plu4sjyedbfb/copy-of-second-amendment/
Just for Fun • LibraryThing - Online personal book library • Evernote or Diigo - Online “Favorites” Stitch It - Convert several links into one short URL Jog the Web - Creates a synchronous guide to a series of websites
Final Point…. • Web 2.0 tools should enhance….not replace….content. • Don’t let the “bells and whistles” outshine the substance of the project.