I am a special education teacher at West Valley High School.

Favorite Web 2.0 Tools

Here is a list of some of my favorite web 2.0 tools.
  • Wikispaces for Teachers
  • Blogs
  • Stumble on

Web 2.0 Integration Project

Using blogs for a class Goals project.


My goal is to teach my students to make long term goals and to break them down into manageable weekly goals. The blog will have students identify a semester goal. Mondays, they will be required to identify a weekly goal to help them meet their semester goal with specifics of how they will meet that weekly goal. Fridays, they will blog about how they did on meeting that goal.


Special education students/peers, parents, other teachers.

Essential Questions

- What is your goal for the semester?
- What are the steps you will need to follow to meet that goal?
- What are some of the obstacles you will encounter?


1) convey ideas to a variety of audiences using publishing, multi-media, and communications tools;
2) use communications technology to exchange ideas and information; and
3) use technology to explore new and innovative methods for interaction with

Thinking Skills

- Evaluating themselves
- Providing feedback on others.


The primary goal is learning to make a long term goal and develop short term goals to meet it. Secondary goals are having students learn to evaluate themselves, accept and evaluate feedback and provide feedback for others.


What are the procedures will be followed? What tasks will students complete to accomplish the project's objectives?
Are there any preliminary steps such as securing permission to publish forms that you need to address before starting the project.


Primary assessment will be participation on the blog. Secondary assessments may be included as part of the blog.

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