Diving into Web 2.0 Tools How technology applications can benefit every classroom

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Diving into Web 2.0 Tools

How technology applications can benefit every classroom

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A Little Bit About Me

Magazine cover created with Bighugelabs.com

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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.”http://etc.usf.edu/techease/win/internet/what-is-web-2-0/

Created with Wordle

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Video Tools: Powtoon and Animoto

Users create animated videos and presentations.

Users upload pictures to create video presentations.

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Powtoon Educational ApplicationsStudents 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.

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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;3.5jhttp://animoto.com/blog/education/education-videos/

Teachers can create videos to introduce the new school year, a new unit of study, or unit review.



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Presentation Tool: Prezi


“Prezi is a web-based presentation and storytelling tool that uses a single canvas instead of traditional slides.”http://online.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/GetFlexible/workout/docs/wg_prezi.pdf

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Prezi in the ClassroomStudents create a virtual book report or research project outlining specific criteria.SOL 4.2c;4.5


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. http://daniellealbert.weebly.com/prezi-as-a-classroom-tool.html

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Prezi in the Classroom


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.http://www.slideshare.net/j3pr0x/13-interesting-ways-to-use-prezi-in-the-classroom


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Image Editing Tool: Big Huge LabsCreate 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.


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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.


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Teaching & Learning with BigHugeLabs.comTeacher 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 Mythologyhttp://techtoolsforyou.weebly.com/big-huge-labs.html

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Layered Reality Tool:QR Code Monkey

A free QR code generator that makes codes with or without color and images.



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QR Codes in the Classroom/LibraryCreate a feature wall of QR codes in the library that link students to book trailers.


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


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QR Codes in the Classroom/Library


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.


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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 the building?


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Noteworthy Technology Websites


• http://www.freetech4teachers.com/

• http://www.ala.org/aasl/standards-guidelines/best-websites/2014

• http://www.ala.org/aasl/standards-guidelines/best-apps/2014

• www.easybib.com

My email: [email protected]

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