Enhancing Instruction with Web 2.0 Tools

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Enhancing Instruction with Web 2.0 Tools. Amy Ballew (aballew@whitfield.k12.ga.us) Westside Elementary School. What is Web 2.0?. The primary function of Web 2.0 involves applications that facilitate interactive information sharing . - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Enhancing Instruction with Web 2.0 Tools

Enhancing Instruction with Web 2.0 ToolsAmy Ballew (aballew@whitfield.k12.ga.us)Westside Elementary School What is Web 2.0?The primary function of Web 2.0 involves applications that facilitate interactive information sharing. Wikis, blogs, podcasts, video conferencing, and multimedia presentations are just a few examples of these programs. Why use Web 2.0?Supplement Regular InstructionDifferentiationProject Based Learning21st Century LearnersIncreased InteractivityIncreased Home/School ConnectionThe following slides include actual examples of interaction with Web 2.0 programs in a fifth grade instructional setting. Ideas for classroom use are also provided.Classroom Applications of Web 2.0

Museum Box (Example 1)http://museumbox.e2bn.org/

Museum Box (Example 2)

Ideas for Museum BoxParts of speechBiographies of famous peopleEvents leading to the Civil WarGeometry-shape characteristicsRegions of the United StatesPeriodic table elementsFigurative language


Ideas for TrackstarUse Trackstar as a project or unit organizer.

Students can work at their own pace at school or at home by following the links you provide to complete the learning process.

Links can include tutorials, videos, quizzes, etc.

Modify your units from year to year based on your who.Wordlehttp://www.wordle.net/

Ideas for WordleUse Wordle as a vocabulary tool for your unit of study in any content area. It can also be used to motivate writers. Allow them to complete their writing in a word document and copy/paste the text to create a Wordle to print.Delicioushttp://delicious.com

Ideas for DeliciousUse Delicious to tag your favorite sites and organize them by categories for quick and easy access during instruction. Create a student Delicious page for easy access to content specific sites from home or during class.Edubloghttp://edublogs.org (http://msballew5.edublogs.org/)

Ideas for EdublogsPost content specific questions, prompts, links, videos, etc. for students to respond to.

Encourage collaboration by requiring students to respond to one or two peers per post. Classtools.Nethttp://classtools.net/

Ideas for ClasstoolsUse premade graphic organizers with the Activboards for prewriting, content review games, diagrams, charts, timelines, etc.Other Web 2.0 Siteshttp://hubpages.com/hub/Education20






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