The following resources (with information to learn more) were highlighted at the Summer Institute.
Google Documents: A free online word processor, spreadsheet and presentation editor that enables students to collaborate online in real time. Google Documents is available to everyone at North Shore Community College.
- Using Google Documents to Foster Collaboration and Communication in the Learning Environment
- Using Google Tools to Organize Student Work
VoiceThread: An online program that enables students to have “conversations in the cloud” around images, documents and videos. North Shore Community College has a departmental license to VoiceThread. Please contact ITD if you are interested in using VoiceThread with your students.
- 7 Things You Should Know About VoiceThread
- Using VoiceThread to Build Student Engagement
- Using VoiceThread to Give Students a Voice Outside the Classroom
- I’m Digging Diigo; Are You?
- Classroom Collaboration Using Social Bookmarking Service Diigo
- 7 Things You Should Know About Social Bookmarking
- Technology Spotlight: Screencast-o-matic
- Using Screencasting to Engage and Build Community with Online Learners
- Talking with Students through Screencasting: Experimentations with Video Feedback to Improve Student Learning
Quizlet: An online site that allows students to create and share flashcard sets. Mobile apps are available for on-the-go studying.
- Closing in on Vocabulary Acquisition: Testing the Use of iPods and Flashcard Software to Eliminate Performance Gaps
- Revisiting Flashcards
- The Wonderful Ways of Using a Word Cloud
- Improve Writing and Reading Comprehension Using Word Clouds
Dipity: A Web site to Create and share “interactive, visually engaging timelines that integrate video, audio, images, text, links, and social media”.
If you are interested in learning how to integrate any of these resources into your classes, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Have you used any of these Web 2.0 tools? If so, how are you using them to engage your students?
• What other Web 2.0 tools have you used in your classroom? What are the benefits to using Web 2.0 tools?
• What challenges do you run into when using Web 2.0 tools?