WEB 2.0 TOOLS
Presentation Objective: This presentation is intended to be used with my High School English students.A lesson teaching them about Web2.0 tools, in particular:PENZU journaling and Bubbl.us brainstorming.
WELCOME STUDENTS Today we are going to be covering some useful tools that we will be implementing in the classroom. We will be discussing Web 2.0 tools that can be utilized in and out of the classroom. The purpose: to give you tools to create original and meaningful assignments for my English 1 class. Today we will be navigating through these sites and tools. Creating new modes of learning and yes even playing with these tools. The sky is the limit with many of these tools – limited only by your imagination. This is a collaborative lesson, that means I want your ideas on these tools. I will be telling you how we will use them in class so I want you to tell me what you think of them. - So let us begin.
What are WEB 2.0 Tools? Web 2.0 is the new wave of technology that is engulfing our society today. Extremely user friendly applications/programs that do not require an individual to have a degree in computer science to use. Also many if not all of these applications are free or of minimal cost. Many of you are probably already aware of these tools but did not know what they are called.
What are WEB 2.0 Tools? What we just saw in the video is not the future of technology. It is now. Many of you know how to create online texts, videos and songs as well as how to upload and share their creations online.
Why are Web 2.0 Tools important? I can already hear the questions buzzing around your head. Why do I need to know this? How is this going to help me learn English? All you need are books, paper and something to write with. Let me show you one more video – SHIFT HAPPENS
Why are Web 2.0 Tools important? The world is speeding past us at an alarming rate. As an educator I have to prepare you for the real world. I want to show you how to harness this technology and use it in creative and educational ways. Are you ready to dive in?
PENZU – Online Journal Instead of using notebooks or spirals for your journals this year we are going to be using PENZU. PENZ –WHAT?
PENZU – Online Journal This Website is a free online journal Website. You will create an account and have a password protected journal online. You have the ability to share your journal writings through email or post it to a blog. Our campus (THANK YOU CAMPUS!) has paid a fee to upgrade to a package which allows you to access your journal through your cell phones or anyway online. Let’s watch the PENZU DEMO.
PENZU –Online Journal While the accounts are being activated, you will trying it out today so you can get used to the program. Step 1: Go to www.penzu.com Step 2: click on the blue ribbon that says Try it Out. Step 3: Complete today’s Journal Entry. What are Web 2.0 Tools? List some Examples. Step 4: Email your Journal to email@example.com
PENZU –Online Journal Step 1: Type in your first name. Step 2: Type in your last name. Step 3: Type in your email. Step 4: Type in your password. Step 5: Type in your password again. Step 6: Click I agree. Step 7: Submit
PENZU –Online Journal Type in my email address and send!
Bubbl.us Now that you have created a journal entry online and turned it in by emailing it to me. We are going to move onto another website – BUBBL.US This a brainstorming website. Instead of creating your Brainstorming maps on paper you will be working with them online. Let’s Begin.
Bubbl.us Step 1: We will begin by going to the website: http://bubbl.us/ Step 2: Click on the Gray Ribbon - START BRAINSTORMING Step 3: Start Here bubble – We are going to practice Brainstorming with the topic of Literature. We are going to explore the question – WHAT IS LITERATURE? Each sub category should be put in a brand new bubble. If you can expand on it further then that should receive a new bubble. Try to get at least 14 bubbles – THINK!
BUBBLE MAP Example:
Bubbl.us Pretty neat, isn’t it? Not the same old brainstorming. Play with the colors and angles. IF you make a mistake X it out and BOOM! It is blown up. Now we are going to save it – In order to do that you have to create a free account.
LITERATURE BUBBLE Now that your account is created - Save your brainstorm as Literature and your initials. EX: LiteratureVG Click on the button on the bottom left of the screen that says MENU. Click export. Save it as a JPEG. It will ask you to OPEN or SAVE your document – SAVE it. Save it to the desktop. YOU ARE DONE!
WEB 2.0 TOOLS REVIEW To recap – we worked our way through two new tools today that we will be using in my Freshman English class. Penzu: Online Journal that you will be emailing to me. Bubbl.us: Online Brainstorming application. This is a new way you will be writing in my class. Practice with it at home and show your parents. Teach them how to sign up and create accounts. Email me new things that you create. Show your teachers, and teach them how to use it as well. You will get better and better each time you log. Be ready – tomorrow when you come to class you will have a PENZU journal assignment waiting for you!
RESOURCES http://bubbl.us/ www.penzu.com You Tube The Machine is Us/ing Us (Final Version) Shift Happen's 2010