Choosing Web 2.0 Tools for Teaching & Learning - Assignment


You have explored how to choose Web 2.0 tools, and considered how a few might support teaching and learning in your own environment.

 Now, take this WebTools 2.0 Quiz

Take note of your score - not to worry about it ~ this is just for information gathering, along with any thoughts or revelations that came to you as you took the quiz.

Finding the right 2.0 to use in your blended environment can be a huge challenge as there are so many from which to select.

Peruse Finding the Right Tool

The Table of Contents on the right side of the page will help guide you through the resource.

After you have browsed the tools and determined some that you might like to explore, post a few ideas here as to how they will support teaching and learning in your own environment.

If you have tools that are not mentioned, please share them here as well.

Be sure to come back and converse with your peers on their tool ideas and implementations.


Once you have completed this activity, you will be ready to move on to the next: Choosing Tools Thoughts & Ideas - Discussion Forum



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Adam Ballien

by Adam Ballien - Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 11:34 PM
 

I thought the quiz was easy and I knew all the answers on it although we have gone over them in the 21 things, in class or have used them in passed experiences. One thing that I would like to expand my knowledge on is blogging. 

 
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Allie Woodburne

by Alexandra Woodburne - Saturday, March 15, 2014, 11:12 PM
 

I thought that the quiz was beneficial in that it introduced a few tools that I was unfamiliar with beforehand. I would like to further explore tools for social networking videoconferencing, blogging, and others on the WebTools4u2use site. 

 
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Amanda Jones

by Amanda Jones - Sunday, April 13, 2014, 3:30 PM
 

I would like to explore further tools for videovonferencing, blogging, as well as online quizzes.

 
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Anna Ryerson

by Anna Ryerson - Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 8:40 PM
 

I thought that the quiz was good and most of it I knew from investigationg around the internet.  The cool thing was that it integrated things that will be useful to teachers and integrating technogoly in the classroom.

 
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Ashley Alore

by Ashley Alore - Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 10:47 PM
 

I thought this quiz was very helpful in discovering things I personally didn't know. I had to look up the RSS and it was cool to be able to learn something new.

 
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Ashley Tuttle

by Ashley Tuttle - Friday, March 14, 2014, 4:17 PM
 

I thought that the quiz was benefical to see how well I was able to understand specific webtools. I think that I would want to explore many different options to understand more different web tools for me to be able to use in my future classroom.

 

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Cody Nevins

by Cody Nevins - Saturday, March 15, 2014, 8:08 PM
 
Many of the concepts of that quiz were new to me, however I have heard of some. I am going to need more exposure to some of the concepts that were in the quiz before implementing them in my classroom.
 
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Colin Campbell

by Colin Campbell - Sunday, March 30, 2014, 2:41 PM
 

I thought the quiz was very beneficial, alot of these things i have heard of however, it did introduce some new things i had not heard of before. One section that i really like on webtools4u2use is the section about organizing research. This section has programs like dropbox but also some other interesting expiremental ones. For example one that helps organize information and get the best out of both qualitative and quantitative data. These types of programs would be awesome for students to colloborate and share research, which i want to make an integral part of my classroom with the flow of ideas being constant.

 
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Cora Essenmacher

by Cora Essenmacher - Sunday, April 13, 2014, 4:56 PM
 

I found the quiz very helpful and useful. I remembered most of the material from doing the 21 things. 

 

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David Slusser

by David Slusser - Monday, October 28, 2013, 12:10 PM
 

The Concepts of that the quiz covered were not new to me. However, some of the secifics were foreign and needed to be covered a little more in depth. I will need a little more exposure to the basics of blogging in order to fully understand them, as this is my weakest point iin my learning.

 

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Erin Self

by Erin Self - Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 10:20 PM
 

I am interested to learn more about blogging in the classroom. I think it would be a great way to have students collaborate and discuss different topics online. I also think it would be a great way to teach respect and social media citizenship. It would also allow my students to express their thought freely.

 

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Jacob Schmeltzer

by Jacob Schmeltzer - Sunday, March 16, 2014, 2:54 PM
 

Choosing the right tools is a challenge for me especially since I have never observed a blended music classroom. As I have mentioned previously, the most important things I need to consider are tools that will effectivelly convey a meaning to the most students. I should have more than just one option so that more students can get more out of it!

 
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Jared Groeneveld

by Jared Groeneveld - Sunday, March 30, 2014, 3:25 PM
 
The quiz was helpful for me to understand what tools I knew about and did not know about. The quiz also introduced me to tools I have not seen before. The web tools website is something that I will definitely use in the future. I have added the website to my Symbaloo account.
 
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Jocelyn Kirk

by Jocelyn Kirk - Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 10:30 PM
 

I really think that using concept maps and Venn diagrams would be best in my classroom. A lot of analysis of characters comes through comparing characters to each other. Also, it would be easy for students to map out characters and their relationships to each other through concept maps.

 

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Katherine Krauss

by Katherine Krauss - Saturday, October 26, 2013, 3:28 PM
 

I like the Quizme site. It looks like a fun way to help students study vocabulary, I do find quizlet more intuitive, however. 

Some of the virtual board resources are no longer free or available, which is unfortunate, but I would like to look into more ways of using linoit in my teaching.

I also like the poll/survey tools, but none of them were new. 

I would like to check out the various search engines to see if they are appropriate for high school students, or if they are geared towards younger students. 

I also liked the link to the site which sorts tools by NETS standards. That will come in handy!

 

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Marie Zill

by Marie Zill - Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 10:18 AM
 

Because of 21 Things the quiz was easy. I would like to expand my knowledge on data analysis.  I like that we have all of these resources saved on Diigo for furture references

 
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Mary Seals

by Mary Seals - Sunday, April 13, 2014, 10:10 PM
 

The quiz was actually a really good review of what I know and also what I will need to be more informed about in the future.  Two things I want to know more about would be photo sharing and also research tools for use in a Spanish classroom.  I can see using the Venn diagrams and character analysis techniques a lot as well.

 

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Picasa

by Michael Reeves - Saturday, October 26, 2013, 3:27 PM
 

Picasa is a Google application for sharing and editing photos. I have used it in the past and it works really well for editing photos. It is not as high powered as Adobe Photoshop, but it does get the job done for people who are not trying to be completely professional. It's sharing options are greatbecause one can share through almost any source--facebook, Twitter, etc. Best of all...it's free!

 

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Quiz and Exploration

by Stacey Eno - Monday, April 14, 2014, 1:12 PM
 

This quiz had a lot of tools that I did not know about, but there were a few that I was able to recognize. I think that it showed me a lot of great resources to further explore. I think with more time I can learn to feel more comfortable with technology, and I am willing to do so.

 

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Samantha Pierce

by Samantha Pierce - Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 3:43 PM
 

I like using Dropbox a lot becuase I'm able to store information that I need without having to carry around a flashdrive. It is a safe and secure website that enables you to share what you want, when you want. You can even use it for personal and business use. I'm not so big on blogging because you don't really know who you're blogging with, or how well they know what they are talking about, so to me that is a little sketchy.

 

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Tony Knop

by Anthony Knop - Sunday, April 6, 2014, 1:37 AM
 

I really enjoyed the quiz because it showed me how much I actually know about technology in the classroom and gave me a few sites to look into. I want to learn more about blog sites though and how other educators use them in their lessons.

 
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Tools for Teaching Learning Assignment

by Marissa Sheffield - Thursday, March 27, 2014, 4:12 PM
 

My work is in a word document in my google drive.