Module 10 – Web 2.0

INTRODUCTION TO MODULE 10 (formerly 8 and 9)

  •   Click here to view a screencast video that includes directions for how to complete this module. PLEASE NOTE: GoAnimate has changed enough recently that I no longer recommend it. There are alternatives listed below.
  • DUE DATES FOR MODULE 10 (formerly 8 and 9)
  •    The assignments below are due by 11:59pm on Sunday, March 26:
    • Web 2.0 Project (four activities)
    • Embed Add a GoAnimate (or Buncee, PowToon, or Prezi) animation/presentation LINK into your Weebly portfolio
  •  Goals and Objectives
    • Approach new computer-based tasks more easily and with greater confidence
    • Navigate and research the World Wide Web for information, assess and document the validity and reliability of the information gathered
      Positive Thinking
      Daily Tech Tip
    Give a Little Love

    Download a YouTube video as a mp3 (audio) by typing “listento” after the “www.” in the URL.

    If you want to download a Youtube video, just add “ss” after the “www.” in the URL.

  •  Read the introduction on Web 2.0. Then, complete the four activities below.

    Web 2.0 is a term coined in 1999 to describe web sites that use technology beyond the static pages of earlier web sites. The term is closely associated with Tim O’Reilly because of the O’Reilly Media Web 2.0 conference which was held in late 2004. Although web 2.0 suggests a new version of the World Wide Web, it does not refer to an update to any technical specification, but rather to cumulative changes in the ways software developers and end-users use the Web.

    A Web 2.0 site may allow users to interact and collaborate with each other in a social media dialogue as creators of user-generated content in a virtual community, in contrast to websites where people are limited to the passive viewing of content. Examples of Web 2.0 include social networking sites, blogs, wikis, video sharing sites, hosted services, web applications, mashups and folksonomies.

    Whether Web 2.0 is substantively different from prior web technologies has been challenged by World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, who describes the term as jargon. His original vision of the Web was “a collaborative medium, a place where we [could] all meet and read and write”.


    Activity #1: Podcasts (20 pts)

    1. Find one Podcast, from the links below, that you could use to help you with your education, a future job, or in your personal life. List it and explain how it would be helpful.
      • PodBean
      • Podcast Alley
      • Podfeed
      • iTunes (this is a downloaded program that you may have on your computer. There is a Podcast section within iTunes)
    2. Submit your response to this activity (step #1) in the Web 2.0 Project link below.

    Activity #2: Poll Everywhere (20 pts)

    1. Click here to watch a short introduction of Poll Everywhere. Click here to view a User Guide from Poll Everywhere which should be sufficient to walk you through creating a poll of your own. If you want to dive deeper into learning try this 45 minute tutorial.
    2. Click here to go to Poll Everywhere’s website. Read through the information on the homepage, including the “How people use it?” section.
    3. Create your own poll using Poll
    4. Copy the Live Chart Link (under the Share and Publish section of the poll) and paste it into the Web 2.0 Project link below.
    5. What do you think the most powerful use of a site like this can be for a presentation?
    6. Submit your poll link (step #4) and your response (step #5) in the Web 2.0 Project link below.

    Activity #3: Collaborative Tools (20 pts)

    1. Click here and browse the different collaborative Web 2.0 tools.
    2. Choose one of the tools and describe how it could help you with your education, a future job, or in your personal life.
    3. Submit your response to step #2 in the Web 2.0 Project link below.

    Disclaimer: although this site is titled Web 2.0 Tools for Schools, many of the resources apply to college courses, future jobs, or the classroom.GoAnimate is a do-it-yourself animation website. HOWEVER, they are undergoing revisions moving away from Flash to HTML5 standards and there are far fewer templates now and none are as simple as they once were when I created this assignment so I discourage anyone from trying it but I don’t forbid it. Instead I have three presentation alternatives for you to choose from INSTEAD OF GoAnimate:;; and

    1. Buncee – this is similar to PowerPoint in that you create slides for your content but you have many more options for creating animation and adding interest to your presentations

      1. Start a free trial at
      2. Create a presentation on whatever academic/major related topic you wish at least 5 slides in length.
      3. There is a sharing option to publish your presentation online. do so and Submit your Buncee presentation URL in the Web 2.0 Project link below
    2. PowToon – This is the tool closest to GoAnimate. It does have some education related templates but it primary audience is business and marketing
      1. Start a free trial at
      2. Create a presentation on whatever academic/major related topic you wish at least 5 slides/scenes in length.
      3. Publish your presentation online.  Submit your Powtoon presentation URL in the Web 2.0 Project link below
    3. Prezi- this is probably the best known of these three presentationalternatives. It creates an onlinepresentation where the slides are all connected to one another in a big twisted word cloud with each “slide” zooming or rotating into focus.
      1. Start a free account at
      2. Create a presentation on whatever academic/major related topic you wish at least 5 slides/scenes in length.
      3. Submit your Prezi presentation URL in the Web 2.0 Project link below.
    4. GoAnimate – This used to be a very quick way to create fun animations. It is more involved now and takes more time to get good results.
      1. Start your free trial at (NOT at GoAnimate4Schools which no longer offers free accounts)
      2. This screencast is outdated now but it does show how it used to work.
      3. Submit your GoAnimate video URL in the Web 2.0 Project link below.

    NOTE: You will not be able to edit your animation once you have published it so make sure that it is the way you want it before you click Publish.

  • For ALL of these tools there are built-in tutorials you should use. Choose ONE tool to learn.
  • Activity #4: GoAnimate Presentation Alternatives (20 pts)
  • Collaborative Web 2.0 Tools allow groups to collaborate on documents, spreadsheets and presentations, and to build libraries of reference materials, project documents, and shared to-do lists.
  • Poll Everywhere is online software that helps engage the audience; provide immediate feedback; elicit 100% participation; and promote discussions.
  • A podcast is a series of digital media files (either audio or video) that are released episodically and often downloaded through web syndication.
  •   For this module, you will be creating your GOANIMATE Alternative Presentation Tool page.
    1. Click here to see my model portfolio/website PLEASE NOTE: Since Dr. Kisicki created this, students are no longer able to embed their GoAnimate videos into their portfolios. Insert a link to the video/presentation instead.
    2. Click here to go to
    3. In this module, you will be creating the Alternative Presentation Tool page in your portfolio.
      • The screencast above for “Activity #4: GoAnimate” contains instructions for putting the link in your portfolio at approximately 7:30.
    4. You do NOT need to submit your portfolio URL again. I already have the URL.
  •  Helpful reminders:
    1. Check your grades weekly. Please let me know if you have any questions.
    2. Technology Lab in Payne 213  – Just a reminder that you can go get technology help in Payne 213 on the Tempe campus or communicate with them electronically. You can also check out equipment, practice with Smartboards, work on group projects, and get help on assignments.
    3. ASU Counseling Service is available to help you with anything you might need – no matter how small or large (notations of counseling are not part of your university record)
    4. ASU Ethics and Compliance Hotline  The purpose of the hotline is to promote a safe, secure and ethical environment for all students, faculty, staff and guests of the University