CES Fall Forum Session

Web 2.0 Tools Improving Student Engagement and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom

Presented at the Coalition of Essential Schools, Fall Forum. Charlotte, NC November, 2008

Melissa Noack and Alice Barr
Yarmouth High School
Yarmouth, Maine

Essential Question:

  • How does the use of Web 2.0 tools, such as blogs, wikis, and Voicethreads motivate and encourage students to improve analysis and refection skills as well as take ownership for their learring?

Sub Question:

  • How can I ensure that students in my classroom experience a participatory culture of learning (strong support for creating and sharing one’s creations with others, some type of informal mentorship where what is known by the most experienced is passed along to novices, students contributions matter) with others, inside and outside of the classroom AND as a result, what is the impact on student engagement?

Participants will:

  • become aquainted with 21st century literacy skills
  • view sample teacher and students created blogs, wikis, and voicethreads
  • develop an understanding of collaboration and communication using Web 2,0 Tools
  • be given resources for developing their own blogs, wikis, and voicethreads

2 thoughts on “CES Fall Forum Session

  1. Thanks for the enlightening session! As the technology curriculum coordinator (a brand new position in a district with 10,000+ students), I’m always looking for great ideas. I got a lot at your session. Thank you!

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