Is Technology Replacing Teaching? Part III

BLOG WEB2.0 TOOLSThis post is the final installment of a 3-part blog highlighting technology in education.

Web 2.0 tools can be valuable assets to the classroom at any level. Educators need to be purposeful with their selection of tools to implement in their classes. They need to consider the content and what tools best match the pedagogy style needed to meet the needs of the learners – regardless of their age and level. This applies to school or the workplace… be intentional.

Without further ado – here are some WEB 2.0 Tools for you to consider and intentionally select to use in your classroom or workplace:

WEB 2.0 Poll Everywhere
Poll Everywhere – Find out who your audience is or what your learners know about a topic. Easy tool to survey a group and have instant, live results to share. www.polleverywhere.com

WEB 2.0 twitter

Twitter – This may be considered the #1 professional development tool out there. Follow others to find out.   www.twitter.com

WEB 2.0 Instagram

Instagram– Have your class post pictures from classroom activities to work samples to share out with their families to see the dinner conversation grow. www.instagram.com

WEB 2.0 kidblog

Kidblog– Blog to share information and learn from one another. Learners can share what they have read and discussed to have their own PD sharing. www.kidblog.org

WEB 2.0 Glogster

Glogster – Glogster can help share information with others in an engaging, interactive poster-kind-of-way. Embed videos, incorporate pictures, share text, and include graphics to share your information. www.glogster.com

WEB 2.0 voki

Voki– Have your voki share your thoughts. This makes engagement fun for your students and challenges them to consider closely what they want to say. www.voki.com

WEB 2.0 Animoto

Animoto – Who doesn’t love a good movie?! Showcase who you are… be authentic! www.animoto.com

WEB 2.0 Wordle

Wordle – Mean what you say and say what you mean. Wordle will present your words in a graphic way! http://www.wordle.net

Check them out and see what they can do for you and your learners/colleagues.

Stay Calm & Lead On!
Profs Dr. C. & Dr. V.

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