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Use these 4-5 minute presentations to quickly gain a better understanding of the variety of tools on the World Wide Web including blogs, social networks, and wikis.
This narrated presentation by Steve Hargadon discusses the various uses of Web 2.0 applications in education including wikis, blogs, and social networks. This presentations was originally presented as a keynote address for the Knowledge Bank online conference and stemmed from a comprehensive blog post of the same title which is also available here.
A free tutorial designed for you to do on your own or as a part of a group. You will learn the Web 2.0 tools that are bringing our kids in touch with the entire world through social networking, wikis, video, podcasting, and gaming sites. Brought to you by the California School Library Association (CSLA).
This wiki page created by Alan Levine provides links to more that 50 free and low-cost Web-based presentation tools for educators and students. Using a story about his dog Domino, Levine includes links to examples of how each tool works.
Fourteen well-known educators from around the world contributed to this eBook, which provides practical information about using the Internet in education. Much of the text deals with new Web 2.0 tools including blogs, wikis, and podcasting. The book is free and educators are encouraged to share the file with colleagues.
This social networking site caters to educators. Free registration is required. Once you've joined you have access to a blog, a member profile, and special interest groups.
California's K-12 High Speed Network (K12HSN) has created a suite of Web 2.0 tools specifically designed for educators to create and share content. Tools already implemented or in the planning stages include file sharing, blogs, wikis, messaging, and video upload. The goal is to encourage educators to utilize the latest web technology and tools, while simultaneously addressing concerns about appropriate content and online safety. Managers of the site verify that anyone who applies for membership is, in fact, a teacher or other educator.
Check out this wiki. It provides a listing of social networks used in educational environments. Examples include Ning and Elgg created networks. Classroom examples are also included.
Gaggle is dedicated to providing safe email accounts for students. The tools we provide allow schools to finally feel secure when giving their students email access. On the Gaggle Network teachers control what can be written and who can correspond with the students. Messages with inappropriate words are automatically re-routed to the teacher's account. This allows the teacher to decide whether or not the student gets to see the message. Gaggle can also act as a social network including blogs and profiles.
ePals is a Global Community and social network of collaborative learners, teachers, and academic experts in 200 countries and territories. ePals provides Connections to students, classes, and school districts worldwide that are safe and secure. ePals is a safe and protected solution for linking classes, schools, and school districts globally via email, blogs, and much more!