8.5 Choosing Web 2.0 Tools for Teaching & Learning

Choose the Right ToolIn previous Modules, you have explored Web 2.0 tools, and considered how a few might support teaching and learning in your own environment. 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 determine some that you might like to implement in a blended activity. Post at least one of your ideas here sharing how that tool will support teaching and learning activities in your own environment. (If you have tools that are not mentioned, please share them here as well.)

Be sure to come back and see some ideas your colleagues have shared - it may help extend your own ideas!

Directions for a Glossary Entry:

  1. Click on Add a new entry
  2. In the Concept area provide the name of the tool you are thinking about implementing
  3. In the Definition area share your idea for implementing it into your classroom and how it will support teaching & learning
  4. Scroll down and click on Save changes

Once you have completed this activity, you will be ready to move on to the next: 8.5.1 Apps & Tools for Various Devices (Optional)

Browse the glossary using this index

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by Hannah E. Hybl - Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 5:34 PM

Google isn't just a internet search, it provides multiple tools the can benefit the entire curriculum and everyday experiences. Create an account and use it anywhere you go, on any device you have. 

  1. Google Drive
  2. Google Docs
  3. Google Slides
  4. Google Forms
  5. Google Sheets
  6. Google Calendar 
  7. Gmail
  8. Google Earth
  9. Google Apps for Education
  10. Tip Calculator
  11. Weather
  12. Dictionary 
  13. Translation 
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Google Docs

by Corey J. Bell - Monday, April 13, 2015, 10:36 PM

I really like how Google docs has the ability to be shared with others.  This will allow students to work on projects outside of the classroom without all having to be in the same place.  Other students will also be able to comment on each others work and help other students.  I will also be able to view and comment on my students work, without having them hand it in.  

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Google Drive

by Kegan M. Ball - Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 3:28 PM

Google Drive is the future. The way google docs gives you the ability to share with students, parents, or colleagues is amazing. The google doc is all online. This means that students don't have to worry about bring material back and fourth through email or thumb drives. Google docs puts all your needs for communicating, sharing, and presenting in to one organize area. I will be able to send hw or comment on student work with ease. This is a good way to stay connected with my students and it doesn't cost a thing!