Web 2.0 Tools for the 21st Century Classroom

Below information is based on an AEA class - following the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS)

Activity Objectives

Evaluate and select new information resources and instructional technology innovations based on their appropriateness to specific education tasks. (NETS-T 2, 3)
Apply current research about successful teaching strategies using online tools and information resources to increase productivity, promote creativity and facilitate academic learning. (NETS-T 3,4,5)
Analyze the benefits of technology and online resources to maximize student learning and facilitate higher order thinking skills. (NETS-T IV)
Design and adapt technology-enriched learning activities that connect content standards with student technology standards to meet the diverse needs of students. (NETS-T 1,2)
Design and adapt technology-enriched learning activities that connect content standards with student technology standards to meet the diverse needs of students. (NETS-T 1,2)


Syllabus

Due to the rapidly evolving nature of Web 2.0, modules will include the tools listed and/or similar ones.

1: Introduction to Web 2.0

  • Gmail set up

2: Blogging

  • Wordpress
  • Blogger

3: Photos and Images
-Animoto
-Flickr

4: RSS & Newsreaders
-iGoogle

5: Additional Tools
-Wordle


6: Wikis
-Wiki spaces


7: Online Applications and Tools
-Webspiration
-Google docs
-Google earth
-Google maps

8: Podcasts, Video, and Audio Downloads
-http://www.teachertube.com/
-YouTube
www.freeplaymusic.com
-Podcasts