I will be posting the weekly lessons both on a webpage and on our MVWeb Moodle`(online class.)
And now on to this week's Wows.
As you know, last Friday marked the 8th anniversary of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks. I saw two great examples of how teachers used Web 2.0 tools to gather primary source information for teaching about this day in history.
Google Docs Forms:
Jen Wagner, set up a Google Doc Form with survey questions about people's memories of that day. She published the form and sent out a request to her PLN (Personal Learning Network) on Twitter and other social networks. The responses were collected in a spreadsheet which she also shared. She was overwhelmed with the amount of responses and the stories that were told. Google Forms is a simple tool, great for collecting information.WallWisher.com
Another great tool for gathering thoughts and ideas that was used to collect 9/11 primary source information was WallWisher.com On this site, you create a wall. You can ask a question or invite people to comment on a subject. This Wall was created by cwebtech on 9/11 asking, "Where were you when the attack happened?" The responses were many, so it looks a little jumbled but I think that this tool has neat possibilities. You can send people a link to your wall, or you can embed the wall right into a blog or website.
Here is a wall that I created. Click on the Wall to add a sticky.
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