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Engaging Staff & Students Using Web 2.0 Tools for Collaboration

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Collaboration by Shaylor, 4/15/05. Accessed 2/17/07 at http://flickr.com/photos/shaylor/9514363/







Welcome and Overview




What Do We Know Already?









Research Related to Student and Educator Use of Technology and Online Collaboration



ICT Literacy Skills report (ETS, November 2006)

Listening to Student Voices (Education Evolving, 2004)

Our Voices, Our Future report (NetDay 2005)

Results That Matter: 21st Century Skills and High School Reform

The Silent Epidemic: Perspectives of High School Dropouts (Civic Enterprises, March 2006)

Visions 2020.2 report (NetDay 2004)

Voices and Views from Today's Tech-Savvy Students (NetDay 2003)



The Digital Disconnect: The widening gap between Internet-savvy students and their schools (Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2002)

The Educational Pipeline: Big Investments, Big Returns (National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, Policy Alert, 2004)

Teacher & Technology: Making the Connection [Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), 1995]


Online Collaboration

Executive Summary: Collaboration in K-12 Schools: Anywhere, Anytime, Any Way (CoSN, 2006)

Getting Schools to Embrace Collaboration Tools (THE Journal, November 2006)

Riding the Waves of Web 2.0 (Pew Internet and American Life Project, 10-5-06)




 Web 2.0 Office Applications


Google Docs & Spreadsheets Tour


Google Docs & Spreadsheets


Zoho Office Suite





Video Tutorials


101 Fun and Relevant Ways to Use Spreadsheets in
K - 12 Classrooms
: Developed by Dr. Alice Christie, these ideas can be expanded and enhanced through use of Web-based spreadsheets.


Google for Educators, Google Docs & Spreadsheets: This section of Google for Educators focuses on focuses on Google Docs & Spreadsheets in the classroom.


Global Warming Student Speakout: Student project co-sponsored by Google and Global School Network that included use of Google Docs & Spreadsheets.


Web 2.0 Tools for Busy Administrators: Web-based Breeze presentation describing how a technology planning committee used Web 2.0 tools (including Google Docs) to revise the district technology plan.


Using Web-based Office Applications for Group Activities: A step sheet for setting up class documents. Written for college students, but appropriate for elementary and secondary classrooms as well.



Team Activity



Sharing Out












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