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1 Web 2.0 Tools to Teach Vocabulary By Molly Marren Director of Instructional Technology

2 Web 2.0 A forum for anyone to create, share and collaborate. A forum for anyone to create, share and collaborate. Web 2.0 is a term used to encompass the growing number of web-based tools. Many of these tools are free and/or social in nature, promoting self-expression and transitioning the Internet from a place of isolation to one of interconnectedness (Solomon & Schrum, 2007). Web 2.0 is a term used to encompass the growing number of web-based tools. Many of these tools are free and/or social in nature, promoting self-expression and transitioning the Internet from a place of isolation to one of interconnectedness (Solomon & Schrum, 2007).

3 Web 2.0 Cautions & Recommendations What is free today may not be tomorrow What is free today may not be tomorrow New tools are always being introduced New tools are always being introduced Check policies for student use – some must be 13 & up Check policies for student use – some must be 13 & up Incorporate Digital Citizenship / Internet Safety when and where appropriate Incorporate Digital Citizenship / Internet Safety when and where appropriate

4 Research Dalton, Bridget, and Dana L. Grisham. "eVoc Strategies: 10 Ways to use Technology to Build Vocabulary." The Reading Teacher 64.5 (2011): Dalton, Bridget, and Dana L. Grisham. "eVoc Strategies: 10 Ways to use Technology to Build Vocabulary." The Reading Teacher 64.5 (2011): “eVoc strategy is an electronic or technology based strategy that teachers can use to develop students’ vocabulary learning and interest in words.” “eVoc strategy is an electronic or technology based strategy that teachers can use to develop students’ vocabulary learning and interest in words.”

5 Vocabulary Learning 3 Instructional Areas: 1.Teaching words and word strategies 2.On-demand digital language tools to support just-in-time strategic vocabulary learning & reading 3.Ways to increase the volume of reading to support students’ incidental vocabulary learning

6 Technology & Learning Vocabulary 1. Visual displays of word relationships within text 2. Digital Vocabulary Field Trip Digital Vocabulary Field Trip Digital Vocabulary Field Trip 3. Connect Fun & Learning with online Vocabulary games 4. Have students use media to express vocabulary knowledge 5. Online Word Reference Tools

7 Teaching & Learning Vocabulary Typewith.me – collaborative word processing Typewith.me – collaborative word processing Typewith.me Wordle – word clouds, visually appealing Wordle – word clouds, visually appealing Wordle Wordsift – word cloud tool that include images and word maps Wordsift – word cloud tool that include images and word maps Wordsift Glogster – digital posters Glogster – digital posters Glogster Quizlet – fun & interactive flash cards with audio Quizlet – fun & interactive flash cards with audio Quizlet Games Games

8 Typewith.me

9 Wordle Youtube Wordle Tutorial Youtube Wordle Tutorial Youtube Wordle Tutorial Youtube Wordle Tutorial Wordle in the Classroom Wordle in the Classroom Wordle in the Classroom Wordle in the Classroom Visually Appealing

10 Wordsift Youtube – Wordsift demonstration Youtube – Wordsift demonstration Youtube Word mapWord map Related imagesRelated images Sorts wordsSorts words

11 Glogster Digital Poster Digital Poster Youtube – Glogster tutorial Youtube – Glogster tutorial Youtube – Glogster tutorial Youtube – Glogster tutorial My Web 2.0 Glog My Web 2.0 Glog My Web 2.0 Glog My Web 2.0 Glog

12 Quizlet Interactive flash cards with audio Interactive flash cards with audio Create your own or use what is availableCreate your own or use what is available UsesUses My Excel FlashCardsMy Excel FlashCardsMy Excel FlashCardsMy Excel FlashCards

13 Voki Voki is a personalized speaking avatar Voki is a personalized speaking avatar Uses Uses Word of the week / monthWord of the week / monthWord of the week / monthWord of the week / month Another Word of the MonthAnother Word of the MonthAnother Word of the MonthAnother Word of the Month Students record wordsStudents record words Listening stationsListening stations My VokiMy VokiMy VokiMy Voki Lesson Plan DatabaseLesson Plan Database Can my students use Voki?Can my students use Voki?Can my students use Voki?Can my students use Voki? Sure! Students age 13 or over can create their own account. As a teacher, you can also create a class account and share your login information with students. Please see our Privacy Policy (Section 8) for more on collecting information from Children. Visit the Teachers' Corner to find out how your worldwide colleagues are involving their students.Sure! Students age 13 or over can create their own account. As a teacher, you can also create a class account and share your login information with students. Please see our Privacy Policy (Section 8) for more on collecting information from Children. Visit the Teachers' Corner to find out how your worldwide colleagues are involving their students.Privacy PolicyTeachers' CornerPrivacy PolicyTeachers' Corner

14 Online Word Reference Tools Visual Thesaurus Visual Thesaurus Visual Thesaurus Visual Thesaurus Dictionary.com Dictionary.com Dictionary.com

15 Develop Strategic Digital Readers With “on-Demand” Vocabulary Help 6. Support Reading & Word Learning With Just-In-Time Vocabulary Reference Support 7. Use Language Translators to provide Just-In-Time Help for ELs

16 Digital Readers Online dictionaries & thesauri Online dictionaries & thesauri Ebook readers – dictionary helpEbook readers – dictionary help Websters DictionaryWebsters DictionaryWebsters DictionaryWebsters Dictionary Word CentralWord CentralWord CentralWord Central Yahoo Kids American Heritage DictionaryYahoo Kids American Heritage DictionaryYahoo Kids American Heritage DictionaryYahoo Kids American Heritage Dictionary Enchanted LearningEnchanted LearningEnchanted LearningEnchanted Learning Wordle & WordSift – different Languages Wordle & WordSift – different Languages Translators Translators GoogleGoogleGoogle BabelfishBabelfishBabelfish

17 Expand Wide Reading & Incidental Word Learning With Digital Text 8. Increase Reading Volume by Reading Digital Text 9. Increase Reading Volume by Listening to Digital Text with a Text- to-Speech Tool & Audio Books 10. Combine Vocabulary Learning & Social Service

18 Expand Reading with Digital Text Online Reading - aggregate Online Reading - aggregate Scholastic NewsScholastic NewsScholastic NewsScholastic News Time for KidsTime for KidsTime for KidsTime for Kids Weekly ReadersWeekly ReadersWeekly ReadersWeekly Readers National Geographic KidsNational Geographic KidsNational Geographic KidsNational Geographic Kids Science News for KidsScience News for KidsScience News for KidsScience News for Kids Digital Posters Digital Posters GlogsterGlogsterGlogster Text to Speech (TTS) Text to Speech (TTS) Natural ReaderNatural ReaderNatural ReaderNatural Reader Strategies for listening to textStrategies for listening to textStrategies for listening to textStrategies for listening to text

19 More Tools Spelling City Spelling City Spelling City Spelling City Vocabulary Games Vocabulary Games Freerice.comFreerice.com Purpose Games - educational quiz and trivia gamesPurpose Games - educational quiz and trivia gamesPurpose Games Purpose Games

20 Explore “In a digital world, knowing how to use the tools and resources available online is part of becoming a strategic learner.” “In a digital world, knowing how to use the tools and resources available online is part of becoming a strategic learner.”


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