Web 2.0 Tools

http://www.brainpop.com/math/

1. The brainpop website is a helpful website which includes different topics ranging from science, math, english to engineering in tech. It is a helpful site especially for elementary students in order to review or learn new math problems or learn more about science. Brainpop is supposed to teach the students new information about the different areas of science, math calculations, social sciences and many other areas, it is supposed to help the students gain a deeper understanding of a certain topic.

2. The standards (NETS-S or content) by using this site will help achieve will be teach the teachers to be able to use their knowledge about technology and be able to incorporate in their lessons in order to teach their students about the different ways they can review, or learn more about the topics being taught in the classroom. In general, help the teachers be able to incorporate technology in their classroom as well as teach their students the safe ways they can use technology.

3. Some of the things you need to know before using the site is that it is very helpful for any grade level because it provides quizzes in different areas such as science, as well as that anyone can use it to help them learn a new math solution or a science concept. Before using the site you also need to know that it not only focuses on one area but several which is very helpful for the teachers and students as well.

4. The strengths of the website is that it provides a high interest for the students because it provides different options to learn the material (areas, topics) in a certain area, it provides examples to help the students have a better understanding as well as quizzes to help the students test themselves on the material and be able to see the areas they still need to review, the technical quality is good and I believe it is bias free.

5. Some of the limitations of the site are that the reading level for certain students may be either to high or too low for them to be able to grasp the concepts presented, the site also does not provide clear instructions for the steps needed to take for each section.

6. Best guess on age group/grade level the site is intended for I believe is for elementary students specifically but it can also be used by middle or even high school students to review specific content in a certain area.

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http://www.goanimate.com

  1. The goanimate website is a helpful way to engage students by using animated videos to teach a lesson or a topic needed to be learned in class, the goanimate website is a very helpful site for elementary school teachers because it will help them keep their students engaged especially the younger ones. Goanimate is supposed to be a way to teach the students different lessons while using entertaining animated videos in the classroom and help them have a better understanding of the concepts being taught while being entertained and having fun, a very helpful tool for the teachers as well as the students.
  2. The standards (NETS-S or content) by using this site will help achieve will be teach the teachers to be able to use their knowledge about technology and be able to incorporate in their lessons in order to teach their students about the different ways they can review, or learn more about the topics being taught in the classroom. In general, help the teachers be able to incorporate technology in their classroom as well as teach their students the safe ways they can use technology.
  3. Some things you need to know before using the site is that it is free to create an account and that you can see anyone’s videos who have their account or videos public. It is easy to create interesting and entertaining videos for your classroom.
  4. The strengths of the website is that anyone can use it and that it is easy to use, it provides specific instructions about how to use the website as well as the steps you need to do to create your own video.
  5. Some of the limitations of the site are that there are only a limited set of options to make and create a video and sometimes the length of the video and anyone can use it.
  6. Best guess on age group/grade level the site is intended for I believe would be for elementary and middle school students but high school students can use it to create videos for a computer or technology class as well.
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  1. The fakebook website is a helpful way to engage students and the teachers to use something similar to Facebook but without using it, it has the similar features of Facebook, because teachers are able to create posts for study purposes only. Instead of using Facebook, they can use fakebook instead. Fakebook is supposed to be a helpful tool for the teachers to post information and friend all of their class but only for study purposes, it is a good way for the students to interact with their classmates and get a hold of their teacher as well, it also helps the students stay on top of their assignments and not stay behind.
  2. The standards (NETS-S or content) by using this site will help achieve will be to teach the teachers realize as well as the parents that there are several different ways to use technology in the classroom for study purposes. It will teach the teachers a different way to stay connected with their students but in a safe way and without having to use their private Facebook account to stay in contact with them. It will also let the teachers integrate technology in their classroom.
  3. Some things you need to know before using the site is that it is free to create an account, it has similar features as Facebook but without being dangerous for the students to use and that it is an easier way to stay connected with the students. You can also create a page just for your classroom so that you can post assignments, educational videos or powerpoint presentations. It is easy to create an account and easy to use.
  4. The strengths of the website is that anyone can use it and that it is easy to use, it provides specific instructions about how to use the website as well as the steps you need to do to create your own class website or profile in this case.
  5. Some of the limitations of the site are that there are only a certain set of options and features you can use but most of the features are just like Facebook, limited anyone can use it but not everyone can join your class profile.
  6. Best guess on age group/grade level the site is intended for I believe would be for middle school students and high school students too.
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