Introduction

Provide a brief personal statement. Tell us a little about yourself and what you teach. If you like, you can link to your reply to the "Who are You?" discussion on the home page. If you want, you may include a picture, or a link to your personal blog.

John, I am having trouble setting up another link to my student pages. I guess I need to see if Leigh can help me at work. I also need help visualizing just how this will work. Maybe I should add myself to the student pages and try it out. I'm not even sure how to post pictures to the Wiki yet.

Favorite Web 2.0 Tools

Here is a list of some of my favorite web 2.0 tools.
  • Blogger
  • Wikispaces for Teachers
  • VoiceThread
  • Edit your own list and add links

Web 2.0 Integration Project

Describe your plan to integrate one or more web 2.0 tools into teaching and learning.
The following sections are a suggested format for consistent layout in the Wiki. These are only guidelines. If you find that a particular section does not apply to your project, feel free to delete it.

Purpose

I plan to set up a Wiki program that will allow my sped students to research/post pictures/and information about three different career fields each in which they are interested in knowing more about. Then all of them will be able to view many different career fields. I hope that this will give them something to think about concerning their transitions into the 'real' world and what they would like to pursue.

Audience

Who is the intended audience for this project? If it is for your students, what grade level or subject areas. You may also want to target a project towards parents, other teachers, or to collaborate with classes from other parts of the world?

Essential Questions

What are some open ended questions that this project could attempt to investigate?

Standards

What are some of the content or performance standards addressed by this project? You may want to include Alaska State Standards for Technology and National Educational Technology Standards as well as standards for academic disciplines.
Alaska Technology Standards
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
others.

Thinking Skills

What are some of the higher order thinking skills that this project encourages students to develop?

Objectives

What do you expect students to learn and do as a result of this project? What skills do you expect students to develop?

Activities

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.

Assessment

What is your assessment plan. How do you plan to assess students' contributions, performance, and accomplishment of the project's objectives.

Links to Project Resources

What are resources that will be useful in accomplishing the project? If the project is to be published and made public, you may want to include a link to the project.