Activity: 60 mins: Comparing four web 2.0 tools

For this activity you will be introduced to four web 2.0 tools that can be used in the classroom...

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Rebecca Galley
10 June 2010

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How to ruin a course activityThis activity will introduce you to four web 2.0 tools that can be used in the classroom, and offers a framework to help you consider how they might impact on teaching and learning:

    * Twitter
    * Stage'd
    * Wallwisher
    * Wordle

Tools and Resources

Links (see below right)

ICT 2D Framework template (se below).

Comparing 4 web 2.0 tools

  1. Visit the tool websites and read their introductions to the tools
  2. Watch the 3 slideshows and 1 read the 1 blog post giving ideas about how these tools can be used in the classroom
  3. Map each of the 4 tools onto the ICT 2D framework template and share your map (either text or make a jpeg and put onto Flickr)

Discussion

  1. How might this exercise help you make decisions about which tools to use in your classroom?
  2. Do people perceive the tools in the same way? If not, what factors might change the way we perceive technological tools?

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ICT 2D Framework

ICT 2D Framework

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Isabella Brown
11:02am 10 June 2011 (Edited 5:21pm 11 June 2011)


Our wall wisher is at

http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/learning-design

Science table

Isabella Brown
5:29pm 11 June 2011


The science table looked at stag'd, wall wisher and wordle. we didn't actually looik at twitter in any detail.

overall we could see uses for wordle and wall wisher and in fact the 2 could be used together quite neatly.

one thing we suggested was to ask for 1 word comments about a module using WW and then these could be compiled using wordle. alternatively issues with the module, topics of difficulty, potential topics for tutorials could all be shared using WW and then compiled using wordle to give an immediate visual representation.

maybe stag'd didn't work properly for us but it only seemed to create a single screen which seemed largely pointless to be honest. I personally couldn't see anything that it contributed in addition or instead of any other tool.

One thing about WW was that there seemed to be no way of finding walls unless you stumbled across the direct link or it managed to come up in a search / you were advised of it directly. this has both benefits (relatively hidden) and drawbacks (absence of direct link makes finding it difficult.)

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