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Web 2.0 Tools

Anne Street Elementary supports the utilization of Web 2.0 tools to enhance the educational process.  Below you will find Web 2.0 tools that have been or will be utilized in class to improve instructional strategies.  These Web 2.0 tools support our technology vision as well as supports the ISTE NETS-S standards.
 
Note to students: Obtain a teacher's or parent's permission prior to accessing these site. 

Happy Surfing!!


Math

                  
www.mathisfun.com
> www.aaamath.com
> www.funbrain.com
> www.illuminations.nctm.org
  

Practice
  • iXL                                      math practice site
  • Khan Academy                     Videos and lesson to teach science, math, history, and ecomonics
  • XtraMath                              web program that teaches addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts
  • Starfall                                 reading practice site
  • Discovery Kids                      science practice site
Creativity and Innovation Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. Students: a. apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.b. create original works as a means of personal or group expression.c. use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues.d. identify trends and forecast possibilities. 


Communication and Collaboration

Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the the learning of others. Students: a. interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media. b. communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats. c. develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures. d. contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems. 

Student and Teacher Websites
  • Weebly- free class websites
  • KidBlog- Designed for elementary and middle school teachers who want to provide each student with their own, unique blog.
  • PB Works Education
  • Edmodo - A platform for teachers and students to share ideas, files, events and assignments. 


File Sharing
  • Googledocs - Create and share documents, allowing for multiple editors.
  • Dropbox - A web-based e-locker for sharing digital files.
  • SkyDrive

    Collaborative Writing and Brainstorming
  • Padlet- Create an online post-it board
  • Linoit-  Online post-it board for sticky notes and photos
  • Meeting Words- Work together on meeting notes, brainstorming sessions, homework and more

Other Tools
  • Gaggle - Safe student communication tools such as e-mail.
  • VoiceThread - Multimedia slide show that holds images, documents and videos, and allows others to navigate and leave comments in text, audio or video files.
  •  Livebinders -  Organize digital information into a virtual binder
  • PrintWhatYouLike – Format websites for printing allowing you to print just what you want and skip the ads
  • Vidinotes – Make a summary of a video
  • Prezi- cloud-based presentation software
  • Pen.io- super fast way to publish content online
  • EduCreations- Create and share video lessons
  • Poll Everywhere- student response system 
Research and Information Fluency

Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students: a. plan strategies to guide inquiry. b. locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media. c. evaluate, and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks. d. process data and report results.- A safe search engine. 

Bookmarking Tools

Search Engines

  • School Tube - video sharing community for schools
  • GALILEO - Georgia's online library. Requires local password available from Media Services.
  • Wolfram Alpha- computational knowledge search engine
  • Duck Duck Go
  • Google Trends
  • instaGrok - a search engine that produces an interactive concept map
  • Quintura for Kids- search generates two types of results: a standard list of sites and a "tag cloud" of suggested terms that might further refine the search
Other Tools

Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. Students:a. identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.b. plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.c. collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions.d. use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions.
  • Google Earth - Supports the use of geography to teach literature, history, math and environmental science.
  • Invention at Play - Explore the playful side of invention and test out how play connects to the creative impulse of both historic and contemporary inventors.
  • CreateAGraph - Choose from five different graphs and share complicated information in an easy to interpret illustration.
Digital Citizenship

Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. a. advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology. b. exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning and productivity. c. demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning. d. exhibit leadership for digital citizenship. Technology Operations and Concepts

Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems and operations. Students: a. understand and use technology systems. b. select and use applications effectively and productively. c. troubleshoot systems and applications. d. transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies.

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