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Bridging History Using Web 2.0 Tools

Presenter: Robin Beaver and Jean Moore
Location: Rosemont, PA, USA
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Bridging History Using Web 2.0 Tools

Presentation Description: This presentation is a joint venture between a classroom teacher, Jean Moore and instructional tech specialist, Robin Beaver. Jean’s 7th grade students study Asia as part of their Social Studies/Literature curriculum. Over the past several years Jean has developed a number of projects involving technology to enrich these units of study. These activities have evolved over time in order to take advantage of the capabilities of new technologies. In this video we share ways in which Web 2.0 tools have helped to transform this unit and the impact this had on student collaboration and learning. Supporting materials include links to resources and activities used by Jean as well as tutorials for two of the tools mentioned.

DotSub Video Presentation Link

Blip m4v direct link (video file)
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Link to presentation’s supporting documents:

Additional Information:
Robin’s Blog – robinbeaver.edublogs.org
Twitter ID – robinbeaver
School Website – www.rosemontschool.org


  1. Robin Beaver

    Thanks for watching!

    Discussion questions:
    How do you think the use of Web 2.0 tools might effect student learning in your classroom?

    In what ways did the use of Web 2.0 tools increase the students’ understanding of point of view? How might you apply this in your setting?

    Web 2.0 tools provide collaborative capabilities and facilitate the collection of feedback. What are the benefits of these capabilities?

    (BTW – the audio on this version does not always want to synch up. You may want to watch the blip M4v version instead.)

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  3. Martin

    I think this was one of the most useful presentations on here. I like how you should the progression from traditional online learning to Web 2.0 applications. I believe that students need to become more engaged in their learning! Excellent job!

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