You probably know there are jillions of cool web 2.0 sites to use for classroom projects, but you may not know where to start. To put your mind at ease and get your students exploring the possibilities of web 2.0, try these seven sites sometime this year.
The Glass can be used for a variety of purposes which don’t require any taps or navigation, responding instead to voice commands. It can be used to record videos, share content, take images, and detect objects in front of you and look up related information like directions or maps. The glasses will allow the user to stay connected to an interactive environment featuring online tools all the time.
Web 2.0 tools - the tools we look to use that are online and interactive. Here is a round-up of tools that are organized by core content area. A few may require downloads but most are online. Look by subject area (ELAR, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies) or by category (which is a lengthy list including Audio, Avatars, Backchannels, to Video, Website/Creator Tools, and Wikis, with may more listed).
A great place to start to look for a tool with short descriptions provided as well as hot links to the tools.
Bill Ferriter has written two books about using technology in schools and regularly delivers two-day workshops on teaching with technology. One of the questions he is asked all the time is, “So what digital tools are YOU using in the classroom?” This post includes links to the books and lists he has published.
Dr. James Michael Nolan, President of Southwestern College, describes his experience with the changing digital landscape: “over the past two to three years, social media has become a primary tool and strategy for recruitment, for marketing, for development, forpublic relations, for alumni relations and for moving our unique school toward a ‘thought leadership’ position.”
If you're short on time but looking to learn about some of the coolest and most engaging web 2.0 tools, you're in luck! From Today's Meet to Socrative, there's plenty here for a teacher on the go but in the know.
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