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Web 2.0 Platforms for Content Creation

Reach beyond your classroom walls and provide your students Web 2.0 tools that increase their participation with concepts and content. Create multimedia digital posters with Glogster, by embedding Discovery Education videos and images. Bring Discovery Education images to life and give them an opportunity to tell their story by uploading them to Blabberize or GoAnimate. Animoto automatically analyzes the music, photos and video clips that you choose, and orchestrates a custom video that incorporates Discovery Education images, video and text that can be shared easily on many platforms as an introduction, reflection, or assessment for any topic


  • Teachers
  • Facilitators
  • Instructional Coaches


  • 6 hours

Maximum Participants

  • 25

System Requirements

  • Lab setting with one computer for each participant
  • Internet access
  • Presentation station with computer for presenter
  • OPTIONAL: Microphones


  • None

Learning Outcomes

By the completion of this session participants will be able to:

  • Explore the research on how Web 2.0 tools impact learning.
  • Examine sample Web 2.0 projects created by teachers from across the globe.
  • Understand how non-linguistic representations, advanced organizers, recognition, summarizing and providing feedback are impactful instructional strategies.
  • Combine text, images, audio, and video to create a Glog, Blabber/Animation (GoAnimate) or Animoto video that matches their current curriculum.
  • Analyze a sample model lesson.

Sample Agenda

  1. How Web 2.0 impacts learning
  2. Introduction to Glogster
  3. Creating a Glog
  4. Introduction to Animoto
  5. Creating an Animoto video
  6. Introduction to Blabberize or Go Animate
  7. Creating a Blabber or Go Animate
  8. Group sharing
  9. Additional Web 2.0 tools that can impact learning
  10. Debrief and evaluation

I would place the professional development that has been provided at the top of the list in terms of quality, in terms of relevancy as well as engagement of the teachers and helping them see the possibilities of their students.

Ann Clark

Chief Academic Officer, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools