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I'm trying to gather information to make a persuasive video for my district leaders to show them why we must be on the cutting edge with web 2.0 technologies. There are a lot of restrictions placed on us because of fear, and I want to show some successes from using tools such as blogs, wikis, Twitter, Skype, etc.

Please share your links, stories, and permission for me to use screen shots of your examples!

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If you want to see a lot of 2.0 tools being used by students, check out my school library wiki at: http://acadialibrary.pbworks.com/
There's lots of examples on the Front Page but also check out the examples of student learning in Examples of Literacy with ICT. There's also examples of links in the various grades and I Love to Read Projects.

Not too long ago, my grade 7 students and I had a Skype session with an author for one of the Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Awards books. Talk about an incredible learning opportunity for my students.
You can see my Glogs at:
http://mckilloplibrary.edu.glogster.com/mckillop-home/

Just follow the links to see all the pages. I have had a lot of success with the Glog and the kids really like it as well. My wife uses several tools with her third grade class as well.
I introduced Glogster to my teachers this year, and have had at least three or four of them use it -- from a 4th grade class (who picked it up quite easily) to an 8th grade class (who created more involved projects with links to YouTube videos, etc.) When I ask them why this tool is better/different than a traditional poster, they almost always reply "You can't make a mistake." I always thought a big benefit was the "green" issue of saving resources (not to mention the use of technology skills), but for anyone who has ever spelled something wrong -- in black sharpie -- on your one piece of poster board... it's reassuring to know that you can always edit your Glog.
I worked with an 8th grade English teacher to produce book-review podcasts. We started by listening to podcasts prepared by other students and then created our own rubric using Rubistar ( http://tinyurl.com/29bzefr ) The students wrote scripts and we broke into groups to evaluate each other. The first two students had to say something positive and the next could make constructive criticism. I managed to get all 48 of the little darlings to create podcasts. They are posted on my blackboard site, so I cannot share them. They are pretty good.

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