e-Tools for Lesson Plan Integration
Welcome to the e-Tools Wiki!
This Wiki provides links to useful Web 2.0 tools that can easily be integrated into classroom lesson plans and activities. This wiki captures a fraction of some of the most useful Web 2.0 tools for education, but there are more tools out there, check these two sites for more: Discovery Education and Cool Tools for Schools.
What is Web 2.0? Wikipedia Definition
The term Web 2.0 is associated with web applications that facilitate participatory information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design,and collaboration on the World Wide Web. A Web 2.0 site allows users to interact and collaborate with each other in a social media dialogue as creators of user-generated content in a virtual community, in contrast to websites where users (consumers) are limited to the passive viewing of content that was created for them. Examples of Web 2.0 include social networking sites, blogs, wikis, video sharing sites, hosted services, web applications, mashups and folksonomies.
Why educators should consider Web 2.0 tools
- Project Tomorrow Survey (see page 7)
- Pew Research - Internet and mobile use:
- Try something new! Differentiate Learning! Digital Learning: What Kids Really Want
What is Web 3.0?
It is the next fundamental change both in how websites are created and, more importantly, how people interact with them. Read more...
SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0
Recommendations for Getting Started
- Get a Google account, even if you already have other email accounts, there are so many resources available from Google and if you have an account you can save data and share data easily. In a addition your Google login credentials may be all you need to log into several partner Web 2.0 sites. A Facebook and Twitter account is also helpful to log into several Web 2.0 sites and make it possible link the stuff you create to your Facebook account if you like.
- Recommended Reading "ASCDs Teaching Screenagers" - Adventures with Cell Phones (PDF)
- Follow this blog: Free Technology for Teachers