Introduction to Web 2.0 Tools in the Classroom
Instructor: Rojanne Brown
Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)
Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
NDSU Credit Fee: $410
Partner Class Offered Through IT4Educators
Web 2.0 tools can be game changers in the classroom, but beware of technology for technology’s sake. In this introductory survey course, you will investigate the potential of Web 2.0 tools to transform teaching and learning in your classroom by accessing and analyzing innovative tools available 24/7 via the Internet. Working at your own pace throughout this course, you will use Atomic Learning and other Internet resources to learn how to choose the right tools to engage and motivate your students to achieve desired learning outcomes.
As a result of participation in this course, you will:
1. Read, reflect, discuss and act on current research regarding the use of Web 2.0 tools to support learning objectives in your classroom; • Evaluate and compare a variety of Web 2.0 tools as instructional tools to engage and motivate students and increase student achievement; • Discover the collaborative nature of Web 2.0 and embrace one specific tool into your professional practice; • Embed formative assessments into Web 2.0 tools; • Develop lesson plans, integrating the effective use of Web 2.0 into authentic learning experiences.
2. Identify the elements of the Framework for 21st Century Learning and the potential impact of integrating the Framework into teaching and learning in your classroom.
3. Critically analyze your school or district’s Internet policies in terms of the significant nature of digital citizenship.
4. Implement steps to use Web 2.0 tools to flatten your classroom, allowing your students to experience global awareness and interconnectedness.
5. Use Atomic Learning (online software tutorials) as a technical and experiential resource.
6. Use Moodle to participate in online discussions regarding your learning in this course.
• Computer with Internet access