Before we start becoming experts in a specific technology tool, I’d like you to see what is out there in terms of web 2.0 tools.
What to do:
- Register on the chat site for the course. Go to the site, look on the side bar and click the link that says register. Follow the steps.
- Find a tool and explore it. Everyone finds one resource.
- On the chat site for the course create a new post (type blog post) that includes the following information:
- The name of the site and a link to the resource
- A brief description – what is it, what features it has
- Does it help develop any of our 21st century skills? (communication, collaboration & teamwork, problem solving, digital literacy)
- How it would be useful either inside or outside the classroom for students and/or teachers.
- It is easy to use? What features and functionality does it have?
- Does it cost money? If yes, how much?
- Then, pick two resources your peers or I posted and look at them. Add your thoughts in a reply to the post. Consider the following questions:
- Do you think the site is useful for students and/or teachers?
- If yes, how is it useful? In no, why not?
Places to start:
- My diigo list of web 2.0 tools (somewhat out of date)
- My diigo list of other useful sites for finding tools
- Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day
Some of his lists