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Classroom 2.0 “If All My Classes Did This”

Wendy Wolfe
Saint Paul, MN, USA
Blog: http://notimetosleep.wordpress.com/

Wendy Wolfe has a M.A. in E-Education and Educational Technology, teaches high school social studies and a classroom technology course for Saint Mary’s University. She serves as a consultant to the MN Historical Society and other area schools, presenting at workshops focused on infusing technology and education. In the low-tech world, you will find her sailing the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior.

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Presentation Title
“If All My Classes Did This”

Recognizing that educators want students to engage in and enjoy learning and to have the opportunities for success and that reality often brings hardware and budgetary constraints, this presentation explores free Web 2.0 tools focusing on student learning activities and engagement. For each tool, a general introduction will be made followed by:

  • Ideas and examples of how these tools can be applied in the classroom.
  • Tips to introduce tools to students, including privacy and fair use.
  • Tips on showcasing and assessing student work.

iPod ready
http://k12online.wm.edu/If_All_Classes.mp4 (23:01 Run Time, mpeg4, 74.1 MB)
http://k12online.wm.edu/If_All_Classes.wmv (23:00 Run Time, wmv,66.2 MB)
Audio only
http://k12online.wm.edu/If_All_Classes.mp3 (22:56 Run Time, mp3, 10.5 MB)

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  1. Kevin H.

    Nice job on the movie and the narration. I’ve used most of the tools but the quick intro to Zoho was helpful.
    I think you should use VoiceThread before Christmas 🙂 and if you want to give it a try, my colleague and I are presenting our workshop (Collaborative ABC Movie Project) on Monday with a VoiceThread component to it. So come on and dive in with our project and then create your own.
    I suppose you could even create a toon in Toondoo and then move the picture into VoiceThread and use audio to narrate the comic. Hmmmmm.

  2. Michelle R.

    I can’t wait to try these tools. I’m new to teaching and using the Web 2.0 tools but have loved every one – wish there were more hours in the day to show my kids these!!

  3. Chan

    Really enjoyed your presentation. I listened to it in my car this Sunday while returning from another conference. Thanks for the info I can’t wait to try them out with the kids.

  4. Amy


    That was fabulous! Well put together and easy to understand. The narration was excellent. Being a first time participant, you are making me think I could also put something like this together in the future.

    Amy (Winnetka, IL)

  5. Debi K

    Thanks for suggesting Gliffy as a tool in the classroom. We welcome any feedback or suggestions you have on the program. Thanks again, debik (at) gliffy (dot) com

  6. Marie Coleman

    Well done presentation! Glad you were able to find some tools to help your students connect! Thank you for assisting me with the discovery of new tools and thoughts for using them in the classroom.

    FYI – Though I’m fascinated with scrapblog, I’ve found it to be very unfriendly for the final rendering – can’t wait long enough for it to load. Though I may be impatient, my students are less so.

    Keep sharing!

  7. Peggy George

    Hi Wendy, You did a wonderful job on your presentation! Our small group of tech educators got together for a LAN party to share our experience watching and discussing the conference. We decided to use your presentation as our “common” experience and had a fantastic time exploring your tools. We created our very first Voicethread to share our LAN party with you. You can watch it here: http://voicethread.com/share/13844
    We had some glitches with our recordings, but it didn’t affect our enthusiasm that was generated by your presentation. We hope you enjoy it!

  8. Wendy W

    Peggy –
    Your Voicethread is wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing and I hope you, your group, and all of the educators and students you work with enjoy exploring the possibilities! 🙂


  9. Geoff Grocholski

    Hi Wendy. I really enjoyed your presentation. I’m currently attending the U of R in Regina, Canada and our ECMP class uses many of the tools you mention on a regular basis. I would have to agree with the title of your presentation, as someone who has grown up with technology and who uses it all the time it definitely makes for a better, more enjoyable learning experience.

  10. Mike Arsenault

    Wendy, nice job on your presentation. I like how you showed how your students are using these tools. I just created a GCast account and created my first podcast. Thanks for such great tools!

  11. Mrbenson

    Wendy, your presentation was very interesting, the tools you have mentioned have been used in our classroom blog. Thanks very much! Here is our ongoing classroom blog site:

  12. Cathy Wolinsky

    These tools and sites that Wendy references are all changing and expanding their utility. I found this session a good way focus on a select few and I will use her wiki and the conference blog as places to return to when a need another tutorial.

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