Doug Belshaw has a great post on Web 2.0 stuff he’s used, or plans to use, in his role as a teacher of History and ICT.
I’d like to see what YOU would consider your required list for teaching YOUR particular curriculum areas.
Tell me, or write your own post, and link it back here. 🙂
There are so many possibilities that I think it is important to create your own favourite ‘Web 2.0 toolkit’ – no gimmickry allowed!
Larry, thanks for sharing your list with us. I wanted to alert readers to your recent great article at techlearning – another important kind of list. http://techlearning.com/story/showArticle.php?articleID=196604532
I teach English Language Learners, and use scores of different Web 2.0 web applications with them. You can see a list of these tools, along with many examples of how students have used them, at:
I’ve been playing with a range of web 2.0 tools since I started teaching a couple of years ago. As of this year, I am teaching in 1:1 laptop school so I’m experimenting with different apps to improve learning and make the most of the incredible tool each student now has access to. I teach English and history so my main focus is on helping students improve their research, collaboration and communication skills using wikis, blogs and digital storytelling. I made a list of
free web tools for educators but I would add to that, youtube, teacher tube, flickr, slideshare, wetpaint, google video. Thanks for your great posts, I learned about Flock from you and it’s been one of the most useful tools for students.
Hello Diane, you seem to be facing a range of challenges with a lot of enthusiasm – and so it will be great to see how you go this summer 🙂
I thought you might be interested to know that you can use a gmail alias to your own email account to set up an email that will let you get the kids a blog – without breaching any security issues. I love that you are using Google docs – and experimenting with a range of tools. Blending tools to allow ‘best fit’ for learning will always ensure enthusiastic uptake by the students. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
My list is here Tools of the trade however realised after checking out Doug’s post I had left out Slideshare.net (and probably a lot). Also am now getting into Flickr toys. Have examples of how different Web 2.0 are being used by teachers & students in these slides.
Your challenge to create a list like Doug’s had me immediately scrambling through my del.icio.us bookmarks to create my list and ensure I didn’t miss anything (which I probably did anyway). .
It would be interesting to look at which tools we believe have the greatest potential in the classroom, then sit back in a few years and see which ones actually did “make it”.
Good luck with your presentation at the CEC forum tomorrow. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to say hello.
Jude, I’m a newbie to the teaching with tech arena and trying to construct a course in Current Events (tools embedded in content is my goal). I’m devoted to Google Reader and Google Documents. If I can get e-mail accounts for my students (not a given in our district), I’ll have the students begin blogging; otherwise, I’ll channel their ideas through my accounts (not a perfect solution, but a start). I’m taking a podcasting course this summer and playing with flickr (currently blocked on our school server) and del.ici.ous. Any other good start-up tools? My hope is that the kids and I can learn together, then “spread the word” to other students – and teachers. All suggestions cheerfully accepted!