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Written by Steve O'Hear, this two-part blog article provides an overview of a variety of Web 2.0 tools. O'Hear also includes many examples of educator use of these tools.
Curriki is an online environment created to support the development and free distribution of world-class educational materials to anyone who needs them. The name is a play on the combination of 'curriculum' and 'wiki' which is the technology used here to make education materials universally accessible.
This internet site is a great tool for educators and students to learn about cyber safety. A concern that parents and educators have is how to keep kids safe online. With today's social networking websites, students have the ability to communicate with their friends, but they can also meet people who will try to exploit them, commit fraud and steal individual identity. This website will help you to set good safety habits for your students.
Scott McLeod is the coordinator of the Educational Administration program at Iowa State University. In his blog, Dangerously Irrelevant, McLeod addresses a variety of issues that impact school leaders. Not all posts are specifically technology based, but all deal with the challenges faced by 21st century school administrators.
eSchoolNews now has a channel on YouTube. This link leads to a video clip in which two district superintendents discuss how they are using blogs to communicate with staff and the community.
Want to learn more about how to create your own PBWorks wiki? This series of videos, created by educators for educators, includes topics such as PBWorks wiki features, how to edit, using wikis for collaboration, and wiki projects. Hosted on TeacherTube, the videos may be viewed online or downloaded for later use. Use the keyword 'pbworks' to find the tutorials once you access the TeacherTube site.
Want to learn more about how to create your own Wikispaces wiki? This series of videos, created by educators for educators, includes tutorials for creating and editing a wiki, along with sample wikis. Hosted on TeacherTube, the videos may be viewed online or downloaded for later use. For a current listing of tutorials, use the keyword 'wikispaces' once you access the TeacherTube site.
This article is actually a wiki. It includes examples of ways educators are using wikis in their classrooms and links to existing educational wikis.
The education department at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art created this highly interactive, free website that is both content and activity rich. Artists from the 20th and 21st century are explored through their work and lives within a historical setting. Activities are included for visual arts, language arts, and social studies. Content is appropriate for 4th grade through college.
Internet use has changed. Increasingly, our students are using the Internet for social purposes, not simply to look up information or buy things. School administrators have to worry about more than filtering out inappropriate content; they have to add cyber safety to the course of instruction. In this episode of Radio TICAL, Susan Brooks-Young offers ideas for how you can meet these safety challenges without giving up valuable instructional uses of the Internet.