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Archive for December, 2013

Bonus Topic: Online Sharing


Activity 1: There are also a lot of great tools out there that will allow you and your classmates share conversations and/or information together. Here just a few. Try out at least one of them: Wallwisher: This site lets you create a wall on which you and your friends can add “sticky notes.” The sticky […]

Topic 10: Evaluating Information Websites


While there’s a wonderful world of websites out there for you to use both to create – as you have been doing during this tutorial – and to get information. Unfortunately, though, since anyone can publish a website, not all sites are good quality. They may have incorrect or biased information. So, you need to […]

Topic 9: Fun with Books and Reading


Activity 1: There are several websites – Shelfari, Goodreads, and Librarything – that allow you to find information about books, keep track of the books you have read or want to read, add comments and/or reviews, and exchange ideas about what your are reading. All three of these options also let you display a “shelf” of your books on […]

Topic 8: Creating Documents and Presentations


Activity 1: You may already be familiar with office applications like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, but there are also online Web 2.0 tools that let you create documents, spreadsheets, and presentation files. When you use these Web 2.0 tools, you can access your files from any computer, and you can easily share them with other people. […]

Topic 6: Creating Your Own Images


You know now from your Flickr searches how to find great images online. There are also a lot of Web 2.0 tools that will help you create your own images by rearranging graphics and words. These are usually called mash-ups or remixes. Activity 1: Visit one or more of these sites, create an image, add […]

Topic 5: Good Manners and Commenting


If you haven’t already, it’s time to start visiting your classmates’ blogs and leaving supportive comments. First, though, remember that having good manners online is at least as important as in person. Why? Online, anything you write can spread far and wide before you know it, and it is so easy to misinterpret someone’s intentions […]

Topic 4: Photos and Images and Giving Credit


Activity 1: Now that you have a blog, you are a publisher. Before you begin searching for and adding images and other items to your blog, you need to learn a little about copyright, public domain, fair use, and Creative Commons, so you make sure that you are only publishing material you are legally entitled […]

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