Essential Questions
  1. What does Web2.0 mean?
  2. What are the implications of web2.0 relating to education?
  3. How can Web2.0 tools improve student learning in my classroom?

What is Web 2.0?
Categories of Web2.0 tools
  1. communication (blogs, podcasts, vodcasts)
  2. social bookmarking - (diigo, delicious, furl)
  3. media - (flickr, youtube, google video)
  4. collaboration - (wikis, Google docs, thinkfree.org)
  5. organization - (calendars, pageflakes, librarything ???)
  6. other - (file storage, file transfer)

Approach
What are the benefits for students' futures?
Working knowledge of available Web 2.0 tools
Practical uses for Web 2.0 tools
Improved media literacy skills


Part I: Designing a Standards-Based Project
1. On what topic will your project focus?
This project will focus on helping teachers discover classroom applications for Web2.0 tools in a project based learning format.

2. Describe how this project will address standards in various curriculum areas:
ELA research standards
Science or Social Studies standards based on teacher-selected topics

3. List two or three learning goals for this project:
Teachers will understand the meaning of Web2.0.
Teachers will engage in using Web2.0 tools for collaboration and personal professional growth.
Teachers will develop strategies for effectively implementing Web2.0 tools for instruction.


4. How will you involve students in the planning process for this project?
Teachers will be allowed to explore a variety of Web2.0 tools. Then through discussion and prioritization they will decide on three tools which they would like to learn more about and ultimately develop strategies for effective integration.


5. After the project is selected, describe strategies you will use to help students develop essential questions to be answered during their participation in this project. (You can refer to http://www.tnellen.com/alt/essential.html to help you craft your essential questions.)
inquiry approach
discussion: big ideas and questions from the reading



6. Describe the learning activities students will be engaged in during this project:
Teacher-Led Individual Tasks Team Investigations Community Connections
What is Web2.0










7. What strategies will you use to help students plan their final products to present their findings and demonstrate their learning?


8. List the required materials and resources (other than technology).


Part II: The Role of Technology
1. What technology tools and resources will be used in the project?


2. How will technology tools will be used in this learning unit and how will this use help meet the learning goals?



Part III: Assessment
1. Describe the expected final project product students will prepare and your assessment strategies.



2. What interim or formative assessment strategies will you use during the course of the project?



3. How will students received feedback about their performance?


Part IV: Timeline
Draft a timeline of the learning experiences for this project.
Week Learning Activities Standards Assessment

















Part V: Sample Project Planning Table for Students
1. Draft an explanation for students for using the Planning Table below and completing their project:



Tasks Assigned to: Description Resources Timeline