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Web 2 Elementary Science

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Web 2.0 Tools to Enhance Elementary Science




Workshop Description: Web 2.0 tools are hosted on web sites that permit the user to not only consume (read about) information but also share (write about) their understanding. Participants will be exposed to a variety of web 2.0 tools and iPad apps that permit students to more deeply engage with scientific content.


Outcome:  Participants will increase skills in the use and integration of technology in classroom instruction.


Indicator: Participants will explore Web 2.0 tools and iPad apps to identify how they can be used to present information and content in different ways, differentiate the ways students can express what they know, and stimulate interest and motivation to learn.  


Prerequisite Skills: This is an intermediate level workshop. It is assumed that you have basic computing skills: ability to manage files, and navigate the internet.  If you intend to implement this instructional approach using an iPad, then participation in the iPad for Teachers 101 workshop or equivalent experience is required.



  • Discuss reactions to the Students as Knowledge Producers video 
    • This link takes you to another page. Click the Download tab on that page to watch the video and then click the Back button in your browser to return to this page. 
  • Discuss how instruction changes when students have continuous access to answers online via this mural created with  Mural.ly.
  • Discuss what are goals are for technology integration (see this Pin 
  • What is Web 2.0 
  • Demonstrate various tools
    • ArcGIS (free geographical information system available on the Web or as an iPad App)
    • instaGrok (interactive visual interface to help students grasp important concepts, key facts, and relationships, works best with the Chrome Browser) 
    • Tools to collect artifacts for ePortfolios (Edmodo, Three Ring)
    • Tool to permit students to quickly show what they know (Sock Puppets, ZydecoPicCollage, or MakeBeliefsComix)
  • Explore a tool for use in your instruction from those demonstrated above 
  • Exit ticket



More about Technology Integration for Science

Selected Science Activity Types.docx  




Concept Mapping Article.pdf  



Web 2.0 Tools  iPad Apps  Both 


Other Resources






21st Century Skills and Environments.doc

Levels of Implementation of Technology and Information Literacy Integration.doc

Online Collaborative Tools






If you have already seen this video, take some time to explore Cast Learning Tools



Exit Ticket- How will you use these tools for science with your students to:  Add your ideas to this Google Doc.




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