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TopTen for Young Learners
This list represents my thinking as of this point in the US School Year 2009 - 2010.... PLEASE join this wiki and add YOUR ideas! Please DO NOT edit out the contributions of others, simply add your examples or add your ideas to the Special Consideration Section at the bottom of this list! You can always email me if you have concerns, complaints or compliments...
THANKS IN ADVANCE!
Gail - Gail@GailLovely.com
The Tenth Best Web 2.0 Tool for Early Learning!Vocaroo
Easy tool for recording sound and embedding into websites.
Why it matters - easy integration of speech (or other sounds) is especially useful for young learners who may not be fluent or capable readers.
Ninth Best Web 2.0 for Young Learners
Easy to use tool for gathering Creative Commons images for student use.
Why it matters - teachers can search Creative Commons images and collect them to share safely with students. Provides safe access to images for use in student work. Images are critical to students, especially in this age group.
Eighth Best Web 2.0 Tool for Young LearnersStorybird
Tool for creating on-line "books" which can be collaborative in nature.
Why it matters -Ease of collaboration with others. Wide variety of illustrations are available to use. Students work to create the stories for the images they choose.
Seventh Best Web 2.0 Tool for Young Learners
Interactive creative tool. Create "movies", scenes, and more.
Why it matters - young learners can create a variety of products with appropriate elements (perspective, etc.) and learn beginning skills for future video and audio editing and more.
Sixth Best Web 2.0 Tool for Young Learners
Bookmarking tool which creates an easy, graphical representation of websites which can be navigated by non-readers and easily accessed by teachers and students.
Why it matters - ease of collection of good sites, ease of sharing and the ability for even young students to use these as access points to websites.
Fifth Best Web 2.0 Tool for Young Learners
Why? COMMUNICATION and Connecting with the REAL world!
Resources: Skype with Authors http://skypeanauthor.wetpaint.com/
Fourth Best Web 2.0 Tool for Young Learners
Why? Interactive "posters" in a private or public world... GREAT way to share information, ideas, and thoughts.
Why it matters - Easiest tool for combining multiple media in one on-line page. Simple tools for teacher and student comments on work.
Third Best Web 2.0 Tool for Young Learners
Why? Meaningful discussion of images and concepts - through voice or through writing. Use of images to provoke thought and discussion.
Second Best Web 2.0 Tool for Young Learners
Why? Versatility, powerfully engaging, authentic audience and authentic purpose.
A FEW examples…(I had a hard time choosing)
Grade Two: http://2mgems.blogspot.com/
Teacher Blogs: http://chalkdust101.wordpress.com/
More Class Blogs: http://starsofbroadway.blogspot.com/ and http://wwwmrshumphreys3d.blogspot.com/ and http://upperhouse.edublogs.org/
Class Blogmeister: http://classblogmeister.com/index.php
AND, the number ONE, THE Best Web 2.0 Tool for Young Learners
Why? Versatility! They can be anything and do almost anything!
A few examples – focus on different uses
For Special Consideration:
link: http://www.podomatic.comUses? Students reading spelling words (giving the test?), as avatars, narrators to blogs and wikis ...
link: http://www.voki.comUses? Students reading spelling words (giving the test?), as avatars, narrators to blogs and wikis ...
Create a Graph!
Why? Tool which makes data and graphing easy to demonstrate and easy to create... encourages polling and graphing and numbers all in one and it is reliable!
link: http://yola.comGreat, easy and beautiful websites - hosted here or on your own place...
Link: http://bubbl.usEasy-to-use mind mapping online tool which allows for collaboration and saving and sharing of the "maps"
Link: http://animoto.comCool tool for creating image-rich multimedia "shows" with jump cuts and flips etc.
Read The Words (it reads the words...): http://www.readthewords.com/
LetterPop (simple newsletter templates and tools): http://letterpop.com
Moourl (url shortener): http://moourl.com
Drop.io File Sharing and storage: http://drop.io
TinyPaste (share snippets of text via link): http://tinypaste.com/
Wordle (make word clouds): http://wordle.net
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|casterline||These are Great!||2||Nov 15 2009, 5:22 PM EST by casterline|
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Thanks for compiling this list (I also like the "Spell it With Flickr".)
Here are a couple more.
1. Scratch http://scratch.mit.edu/
2. Storytelling Alice http://www.alice.org/kelleher/storytelling/index.html
3. Myths and Legends http://myths.e2bn.org/ (check out the story creator)
4. Quest Atlantis http://atlantis.crlt.indiana.edu/
5. Squeakland http://squeakland.org/
6. United Streaming http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/
|mjesusra||Great top-10||0||Aug 15 2009, 6:53 AM EDT by mjesusra|
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Great Top 10! Reading your post I've known some cool tools for school (ha ha the phonetic rhyme was not deliberate).
I'd like to link this to share this great information with the educational community in Spain. I'll quote you as source.
Thanks for your work.
I want to share with you my wiki space - http://letsticenglish.wikispaces.com
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