Thursday, March 8, 2012

Tool #5: Producing with Web 2.0 Tools

Animoto on China

Animoto can be used in the classroom to make simple and unique projects more exciting. A picture is worth a thousand words and can really bring together the heart and culture of a group of people. The students can use them to enhance projects and I can use them as introductions into new units OR as a way to beef up an existing lecture.

Wordle on Globalization

  Wordle: Globilization

Wordle is such a cool concept. I love that you can take any document and plug it in to find the words that stand out the most. This is so useful in history and geography. Imagine comparing two documents in Wordle. You would instantly see what words hold the most significance by the fact that they are used more frequently. You could take excerpts from different historical documents or speeches and enter them into Wordle (compare Nelson Mandela's speech after his presidential win to that of one of Gandhis or MLK, JR.). The possibilities are endless for both the students and the teachers.

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