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Web 2.0 Lesson

2. Idea Generation

Discuss w/PLN

Talk w/colleague

Check Diigo

Post Question to Listserv

Throw question out on Twitter

Discuss with others on Skype.




This is the States new portal with standards and lesson ideas.  It is still under construction at this time.

State Standards

Lesson Resources

Free Web Site Creator

Keystone Commons

A closed and secure social network  for PA educators and students.  It has many of the functions of twitter, Facebook, and blogs in a secure setting.  The drawback is that it is limited to PA.

Combination site, Ning-Like Function, FB Function, Twitter style feed, Group pages

Other Wikis with Resources

WSD's e-Toolbox


Web 2.0 Guru

Karen Ditzler's Resource Wiki

3. Lesson Research

Check for existing ideas



Discovery Education

SAS Curriculum Pathways



Note taking, Organized, Synchronized, Folder Sharing, Multiple Platforms

6. Publishing of Student work.

Class Wiki

Host finished Glogs

Create Bulk Users, No e-mail needed


Directly to Glog site.



This resource has become mor epopular and may not be suitable for younger viewers.

Free online storage.

Link or embed into web site.

Your Webpage

Embed work there.

Many New Sites

there a multitude of new sites which are free for educators and students to publish work.  If you know of any, please add to our discussion.  

5. The Lesson Itself: Student Creation


Glogster, Student Production, Create Interactive Poster, Can print up for physical copy., Can embed or link audio and video.

Flipcams/Digital Recorders, Student created videos, Create role play reviews, Book chats, Author interviews

Online Multi-media, Vuvox, media, Voicethread, Media, Podcasting, ipadio,

Online Digital Books, Mixbook, Can remain online for free., Can be printed for a fee.

Convert Traditional Formats, Animoto, PPT or Pics to video, Screencast-o-matic, Record PPT to Video, PowerPoint/Keynote, Record and convert to video

1. Begin the Conversation

What is your level of experience?

What are you doing already?

4. Lesson Itself: Collecting Information

Hosting the Lesson

Edmodo, Online Classroom Platform, Host Discussion Board, Host formative surveys, Post Links if not using Diigo, Place Handouts, Assignment Function


Evernote, See Lesson Research

Sources, Data, Google Custom Search, Primary Resources, LOC, Discovery Education, Images, Creative Commons, CC Search, Google Advanced Image Search, Library of Congress, Create your own!, Discovery Education


Students,, Online Calendars

Parents, Same as Student Resources

7. Lesson Wrap-up

Advertise published work



Keystone Commons

Reflections on project

Blog about it, Your Reflections, Student Reflections, Posterous

Early Childhood/Elementary Resources


This site has many e-books for free.  The stories can be personalized or have the voice activation read the stories aloud.

This site contains pre-reading resources through more advanced stories for older elementary students.


This free site allows for story creation.  The images are already supplied under Creative Commons Licensing.  The books are free, soon you will be able to print them out.


This site is a free digital storytelling site that has many functions.

Mouse Skills

Collaborative Writing Project

Karen Ditzler runs a collaborative writing project.  There are over 120 classrooms world-wide participating.