West Point, MS February Workshops with Dr. Christie: Using Web 2.0 Tools in 9 - 12 Classrooms
Sharing and Collaboration
- Classroom 2.0: Social network about Web 2.0 and collaborative technologies in education
Global network that combines all technologies together into a virtual space for sharing and online learning
A blog (short for Web Log) is an online journal or diary where individual users post thoughts, personal news, comments on news events, graphics or video. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, Web pages, and other media related to its topic.
The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. Updates are often frequent and done on a regular basis. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse chronological order.
The collective community of all blogs is known as the blogosphere. Discussions "in the blogosphere" have been used by the media as a gauge of public opinion on various issues. Read More and Go to Blog Resources
A wiki is a page or collection of Web pages designed to enable any user to contribute or modify content. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites or to power community websites. The collaborative encyclopedia Wikipedia™ is one of the best-known wikis.
A wiki enables documents to be written collaboratively, in a simple markup language, using a Web browser. A single page in a wiki website is referred to as a "wiki page", while the entire collection of pages, which are usually well interconnected by hyperlinks, is "the wiki". A wiki is essentially a database for creating, browsing, and searching through information. Read More and Go to Wiki Resourc
Text Messaging/Instant Messaging
Text messaging, or texting, is the common term for sending short (160 characters or fewer) text messages from mobile phones or personal digital assistants. Instant messaging (IM) is a form of real-time communication between two or more people based on typed text. The text is conveyed via computers connected over a network such as the Internet.
Both usually use slang or text speak to abbreviate common words or expressions in order to quicken conversations or to reduce keystrokes. The language has become universal, with well known expressions such as "lol"(laugh out loud) translated over to face to face (f2f) language. Read More and Go to Text Messaging/Instant Messaging Resources
Mind Maps/Thinking and Organizing Tools
turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes -- into visually stunning word clouds, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.
Satellite imagery, maps, terrain and 3D buildings put the world's geographic information at your fingertips
Collection of interactive maps and satellite images
- flickr: social photo-sharing service
- phixr: photo editing
- Picasa: Google’s photo sharing service
Other Web 2.0 Tools
Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software that merges the concepts of whiteboards and slides. The zoomable canvas allows you to explore ideas and the connections between them. The result: visually captivating presentations that lead your audience down a path of discovery. For students and teachers.
Catalog your books online and connects with people who read the same things you do! Amazing site!
A collaborative information sharing environment
- ourstory: stories, photos, and videos on a collaborative time line
- scrapblog: scapbook, share by url
- toondoo: comic strip
- triporama: trip planner, advanced (application is a stretch)
- lulu: self publishing online
- voicethread: collaborative voice, and picture slideshow
- Pinterest: a Virtual Pinboard that lets you organize and share things you find on the web.
- Google Tools
Examples from Dr. Christie's Classes