In Ed. Tech. last week I learned about Web 2.0 - what it is and how to classify things within or out of it. In short summary, Web 2.0 includes social networking, interactivity, and is changable. In class, four groups were assigned to activities on different Web 2.0 sites such as Glogster, Wordle, Prezi, and Notaland.

For this week's assignment, we were to create something from Web 2.0, and I chose to create an account on Notaland. Notaland is a "collaborative web platform that allows users to create, share and collaborate on presentations and virtually any other form of online material. Using Nota’s proprietary toolset, users can instantly integrate text, video, maps, clip art, photos from web album or on the local computer, or license-free images from Flickr, and material from an ever-expanding array of sources. Users can then instantly embed their work in Facebook or blogs, and can share and collaborate with friends."

On my Nota, I created a notebook for gathering ideas as a teacher to be. The opening page is a brief description of what that particular Notebook is for. I used clipart directly from the sidebar on Notaland. The sidebar includes an abundance of options for editing your notebook pages - you can insert pictures from different sites, maps, YouTube videos and more! My second page is a message board disucssing game ideas to use in the classroom. I typed the body of the board and submitted it, then signed in as another user to see how the commenting works. All the responses are displayed underneath the original, providing the name and email address of the one commenting. It is a great way for interaction.

Below is an image of my opening page, followed by the link to my Notaland.

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Comment by Rob at CNRG radio on March 21, 2010 at 3:45pm
Katelynn: I can definitely see the value in using this tool in the classroom, both at the high school, and the elementary levels! congrats with your successful achivement. ~rob


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