(When school’s in session, #EdTechChat can log up to 2,000 tweets during the hour with several hundred participants.) Susan Bearden, Sharon Plante, and I co-moderated this week’s discussion on Web 2.0 tools, asking tweeps to share the benefits and challenges of using Web 2.0 tools, which ones are their favorites, and where they go to find new resources. One of the most retweeted tweets captures why educators incorporate Web 2.0 tools into their classrooms: “@julnilsmith: Web 2.0 tools make students MAKERS - not just MEMORIZERS. “ Many other participants echoed that these kinds of tools can expand opportunities for students-- particularly by providing them with an authentic audience and allowing them to collaborate with peers worldwide.
When choosing which tools to try, @MrStaubSTEM summed it up best: “The best edtech is the one you can use effectively that meets the needs in your classroom. . ” · Animoto · Aurasma · Diigo. Discovery Education Web2014 : Home. 50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom.
Many critics of Twitter believe that the 140-character microblog offered by the ubiquitous social network can do little for the education industry.
They are wrong. K-12 teachers have taken advantage of Twitter’s format to keep their classes engaged and up-to-date on the latest technologies. The following projects provide you and your students with 50 ways to Twitter in the classroom to create important and lasting lessons. 1. Tweet about upcoming due dates or assignments. One of the simplest ways that teachers can use Twitter in the classroom involves setting up a feed dedicated exclusively to due dates, tests or quizzes.
What the Heck is RSS? Nutrition and Web 2.0. National Nutrition Month: Best Web Resources for Teachers. Along with Women's History Month, March is also National Nutrition Month.
If you're planning on incorporating nutrition lessons in your classroom, we've compiled a few of our favorite resources here. You'll find lesson plans that cover the science of cooking and digestion, as well as links to a variety of helpful source materials from around the web. Of course, we just touched on a few, but we'd love to hear if you have plans for incorporating National Nutrition Month into your lesson plans. What resources are you planning to use? Recipe for Innovation K-12 Interactives: This Discovery Education-produced resource is a great source for useful lessons that cover nutrition and food production. USDA Web 2.0 - Social Media Tools and Resources.
Science 2.0: Great New Tool, or Great Risk? Welcome to a Scientific American experiment in "networked journalism," in which readers—you—get to collaborate with the author to give a story its final form.
The article, below, is a particularly apt candidate for such an experiment: it's my feature story on "Science 2.0," which describes how researchers are beginning to harness wikis, blogs and other Web 2.0 technologies as a potentially transformative way of doing science. The draft article appears here, several months in advance of its print publication, and we are inviting you to comment on it.
Your inputs will influence the article’s content, reporting, perhaps even its point of view. The Logos of Web 2.0. The Logos of Web 2.0 There is no official standard for what makes something “Web 2.0”, but there certainly are a few tell-tale signs.
These new sites usually feature modern web technologies like Ajax and often have something to do with building online communities. But even more characteristic among these brands is their appearance. How Web 2.0 is changing the way we work: An interview with MIT’s Andrew McAfee. Twitter. English Companion Ning - Where English teachers go to help each other. Twitter. Kaitlin Bevis (Author of Persephone) Flipgrid. Top 15 Most Popular Web 2.0 Websites.
- 50 Web 2.0 Sites for Schools. Roland Garros 2011. Blogger. Padlet is the easiest way to create and collaborate in the world. OhLife helps you remember what's happened in your life. Discovery Education Web2012 : Web 2.0 Tools. Enhancing Instruction with Web 2.0. Collaborative Technologies Enhancing Instruction with Web 2.0 'It's about taking what's already out there, what's free and available right now, and fitting it to match your needs.' By Chris Riedel01/20/10 As technology professionals for the St.
Johns County School District in Florida, David Futch and Charles Moseley understand the value--and scarcity--of instructional dollars. According to Futch and Moseley, all it takes is a little time and ingenuity to begin integrating free and inexpensive tools into daily instruction, and "before long you're going to see an impact on both your students' learning and your bottom line. " Share and Share AlikeSome of the most useful tools out there, said Futch, are the ones that provide a platform to share information.
Photo sharing sites like Flickr and Picasa add visual information to the mix, providing opportunities for students and teachers to connect through creative expression. Why Web 2.0 Technology in Education. Web 2.0.