Web 2.0 Tools and Literacy
Tag Galaxy is a web tool to visually explore word relationships. Just type in a term and watch a 3D orbiting galaxy of words and their associations evolve Click on any word to move it to the center of the galaxy, then click on it again and watch the globe populate with tagged images from Flickr. taggalaxy.de Tag Galaxy
"With VoiceThread, group conversations are collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world. All with no software to install. A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too. Users can doodle while commenting, use multiple identities, and pick which comments are shown through moderation. VoiceThreads can even be embedded to show and receive comments on other websites and exported to MP3 players or DVDs to play as archival movies." voicethread.com Transforming media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting.
Here is a video demo of Tag Galaxy. youtu.be Learn about Tag Galaxy and how you can use it to help students visualize words and word relationships.
VoiceThread will help to address WRITING, SPEAKING AND LISTENING, and READING standards. voicethread.com Transforming media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting.
Tag Galaxy will help with ACADEMIC VOCABULARY instruction. tagalaxy.de
Check out how these students are using VoiceThread for summarizing informational texts. www.cyberteamscenter.org 403 Forbidden
26+ Interesting ways to use VoiceThread in class. docs.google.com Create a new presentation and edit with others at the same time. Get stuff done with or without an internet connection. Use Slides to edit PowerPoint files. Free from Google.
Iredell-Stateville School System lists several academic vocabulary term lists (using an Excel spreadsheet) aligned with Common Core and Essential Standards. www.iss.k12.nc.us NC Essential Standards / Academic Vocabulary
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Socrative is an online student response site that is great as a form of FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT. socrative.com Socrative
This LiveBinder has more on formative assessment. www.livebinders.com Formative Is FOR Learning
This online lesson plan book has CCSS embedded. www.planbookedu.com PlanbookEdu.com is an online lesson planner that makes it easy for teachers of all grade levels to create, share and print their lesson plans. Other features include attaching files, Common Core Standards and iPad Support.
Thinkfinity is an online professional development community with thousands of online resources aligned to state standards and the Common Core. www.thinkfinity.org Thinkfinity
Another online professional learning network that is helpful in CCSS implementation. community.simplek12.com SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community | Education Technology - SimpleK12
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