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TLED 430 Module 3 Collaborative

Assignment
Web 2.0 Tools to Support Collaborative learning

Read the directions in Blackboard on how to complete this sheet.

My name: Kelsey Bowser


Name of the tool RealTimeBoard
Where to access Realtimeboard.com
this tool (web
address)
Brief instructions Students will sign up for free, they can label their discussion and pick a
of how to use the template and invite their members as well as the teacher for
tool supervision. Once done they can then interact with each other on what
the assignment is.
Ideas for how the Elementary: can be used to collaborate on things the already know, like
tool can be used sports. They can make a collaborative board about sports and the
in PK-12 different things about sports.
Middle: Can be used to collaborate on a group project. Where each
student is responsible for a certain part of the assignment.
High school: Can be used for the same as middle school as well as
collaborating between different classes of the same subject.
Positives and Positives: Easy to use for older children and school levels.
challenges of Great communication tool.
using the tool Good for group work.
Also good for teachers to come together and share ideas.
Teachers can be involved.
Not everyone can see it.
Real time interaction with group members.

Negatives: More of a high school level tool.


Can be complicated to use.
Not a lot of supervision.
No way to see who wrote what so it would be hard to make sure
everyone was involved.

Peer’s name: Kathryn Rhoden


Name of the tool Voice Thread
Where to access https://voicethread.com/
this tool (web
address)
Brief instructions To use this tool, the teacher is required to register. It is a free tool and
of how to use the once you register, you can
tool create what is called a VoiceThread. You create a VoiceThread by:
Step 1 - Adding visuals.
Step 2 - Adding audio/video comments or narration. Once visuals have
been uploaded, you can
add comments or narration to them.
Step 3 - Share your presentation.
This tool walks you through the steps you need to create a VoiceThread
and there is a blue help
icon if need be!
Ideas for how the Elementary: students can use this tool to create storytelling threads for
tool can be used learning new words or for
in PK-12 making presentations. For example, if the class is learning about what is
TLED 430 Module 3 Collaborative
Assignment
in a story including a
main character, protagonist, etc. they could make their own story in
groups and share them here.
Middle: Students can create threads by voice mic or audio file. For
example, if kids are learning
Spanish they can make a thread to help them better understand
meanings of words/sentences.
High: More experienced students can make a VoiceThread with their
knowledge of using Excel,
Word, or PowerPoint.
Positives and Positives: 1. all registered students within a given class can create their
challenges of own VoiceThreads to be
using the tool shared with their peers
2. allows teachers to register students (up to 100) for free and without
the need for
emails for each individual student (this requirement is problematic
because this tool can be used
from PK-12 and most students don’t own an email).
3. the account provides teacher access to the entire list of registered
students so
changes to usernames and passwords can easily be changed.
4.It also provides the teacher an opportunity to demonstrate to students
the importance
of creating secure user names and passwords, which is an
important part of being a safe digital citizen
5. Not everyone can see this the teacher can make it private or public.
Challenges: 1. Only allows for the creation of up to three VoiceThreads.
For a nominal yearly fee
(around $60), teachers can purchase a classroom account that includes
many attractive options
including the creation of unlimited VoiceThreads by teachers and
students.
2. Bandwidth can be a problem if an entire class is working at the same
time.
3. May not be so easy for some students to understand how to use it
compared to
others.
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