Today, this is what I’d like to accomplish…
- Leave a comment on each other’s site (on either of the 2 posts done this week).
- Create a Year Long Plan as a presentation…we’ll share your plans during Class 4.
- Resource–ideas for Visual Design + directions
- Experiment with and create a product using a second Web 2.0 tool. Either pick from the list below or suggest your own. There is a huge list of different Web 2.0 tools for schools at WebTools4U2Use or CoolToolsforSchools (these are also good examples of wikis).
Animoto -using photos, create a movie (easier than it sounds!) You can register for a free account which allows you to create a 30 second video with photos or video, music and text.
Voicethread A community of visual and auditory learning. Here is a primary example:
Flickr’s Big Huge Labs Tons of choices here for transforming photos…some very simple, some more involved.
ClassTools -Create games that you can embed on your website…easy!
PBWorks or Wikispaces -Create a wiki website that you and your students can use as a repository of information…information for a book study, science/social studies notes or study topics, etc! Free to Educators.
Prezi -Create dynamic multimedia presentations. See example below.
Glogster (online posters-fun, visual, easy) You can join as a teacher and create free accounts for your students. The site will generate student usernames and passwords for you. These can be embedded in wikis or blogs. My student created this one just for fun right before summer vacation (I gave her only directions for how to embed it…she did the rest):
Shrekify (probably fits better under “easy” but I had to share)
1) In your blog, embed or link to your second Web 2.0 product, and review it –would it be useful in your classroom, as an educator or for your personal life?
2) Finish your Year Long Plan presentation if you did not in class—we’ll present these on Saturday, July 10th.
3) Independent Project reflection in your blog—you’ll also share your project (via your blog or the website your created) on July 10th. Please discuss the points below:
- Explain your project and how this project was (or was not!) important to your professional development as an educator and as a 21st century teacher?
- Link to any pertinent examples of what you created and/or what you used to help you in your project.
- Did your idea change from the beginning of the project to the end? Were you able to realize what you envisioned? If not, what else do you need to learn about in the future?