Saturday, November 15, 2008

High Level Uses For Web 2.0 Tools

Every once in a while I come upon a use for Web 2.0 tools that make me go "wow". Here are some I've collected so far. This blog is written by Harriett Tubman and this one is written by someone who lived through the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. Students wrote blogs as space tourists. Here's Diary of Anne Fairweather, a fictitious convict. Here is a ning (social networking site) done by people who were involved in the Civil Right Movement and people who were at the Continental Congress. My students did podcasts as passengers and crew of the Titanic, you can listen to them here.

Kevin has done this project and says on his website: These sixth grade students have been reading two books -- The Lightning Thief and a graphic novel version of The Odyssey -- and in order to understand the role that the heroic journey plays in both books, they are creating their own imaginary journeys, using Google Maps.We hope you enjoy this project!

These projects, IMHO, raise the bar for critical thinking, synthesis, analysis, and evaluation.

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