I’m working out a series of Web 2.o tools training sessions for teachers and pupils next year. Right now I’m mapping the following IT applications (mostly Microsoft products) to Web 2.0 equivalents. The learning outcome will be students learning both Microsoft skills and Web 2.0 tools.
I have listed some of my ideas.
- Keyboarding and Word processing = Blogging and Wiki
- Microsoft PowerPoint = Google Docs (Presentation)
- Microsoft Excel = Google Docs (Spreadsheets and Forms)
- Microsoft Movie Maker (Slideshow) = Animoto
- Microsoft Movie Maker (Video) = ???
- Audacity = VoiceThread?
Any recommendations? Thanks!
Twitter Kit – What is a PLN? Why is it important? – Module 1 part 1
Just wanted to let you know that we just released a Beta version of our new Asian language support update to VoiceThread. Currently it only works within the text comment field but we’ll add support elsewhere soon. Please let us know your experience.
Great news from VoiceThread! I just tried and it works! That means I can get my students to type comments in Chinese characters
Great news article from The Straits Times, 6 November 2009.
This is exactly how technology should be used to improve education – “it’s okay to ‘tweet’ in class”
Congratulations to Ngee Ann Secondary School for becoming one of the 30 “Microsoft Pathfinder Schools” worldwide.