Webinar Alert: The Brains Behind BrainPOP Series – Classroom Web 2.0

The Brains Behind BrainPOP Series – Breaking Down Classroom Walls with Web 2.0
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
4:30 PM EST
Duration: 1 Hour

Get to know the people behind BrainPOP! To kick off this series, get to know BrainPOP’s Production Manager and social media guru, David Grandison Jr. Explore how to utilize social media and collaborative learning to facilitate the development of 21st Century skills in your students. David will offer an overview of the newest types of educational tools out there and discuss methods to make them work for you and your students in the classroom.

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  • Denise Anderson

    This was very helpful. My students blog and twitter all the time – why not use that for educational purposes. I would like to test this out with my students. So many of the programs David presented sound interesting. I hope to use as many of them as I can. Googledocs and brainhoney sound particularly useful. Thanks for such an informative webinar!

  • JoAnn Jacobs

    David did a wonderful job. The time just flew, he was so engaging and had so much to share.
    Will be following him on Twitter.
    @JoAnnJ68

  • Pat Swiatek

    David really knows his stuff, thank you for sharing all of that information. I can’t wait to get back from Spring Break and try some of these with my students! But first I get to play with all of them!! LOL!

  • Katie Mitchell

    Thanks so much for all the information today David! I can’t wait to use Xtramornal with my students I think they will have a blast with that. Vuvox will be great for history projects too. As the school year winds down, I plan in using the things I learn today to keep my students actively engaged and learning until the end!

  • Carol Tischenko

    This was so very informative. It was my first BrainPop webinar. I have also signed up for the one next week. I am so glad I did!
    Thanks so much!

  • Jamie Mauro

    This webinar covered a lot of great ideas for greating more technology based classrooms. It has motivated me to try to create a blog with my future students. I would love to have my students complete a collaborative online project, but I need more tips since my students are so young (Kindergarten). Overall, this was an hour well spent!

  • Katie Mitchell

    One more thing…my 4th graders students are going to create digital story books with their book in first grade. Thanks for shedding more light on this for me!

  • http://brainpop William King

    In a positive sense, I found David’s expertise overwhelming. I need time to check out and evaluate the web 2.0 tools, and I’m looking forward to it. This was perhaps the most exciting, and inspiring webinar I have attended to date. Thank you.

  • Saundra Johnson

    This was a very informative seminar. Lots of great information. The presentation was well organized and professional.

    Well worth the time.

  • http://www.brainpop.com/educators Tatum

    Fabulous comments and I am so excited many of you are going to try out some of the tools (after you get to play with them during spring break:)! Does anyone have any tips or ideas for Jamie Mauro? she wants to try out online collaboration with her K level students. I will collect some ideas from our team and post some tips here.

    Feel free to share with me how you use BrainPOP in your environment and any ideas after you get to try out some of the cool web 2.0 tools! tatumm@brainpop.com

  • http://www.brainpop.com/educators Tatum

    Dawn Marie’s post:
    I missed it live yesterday and just replayed it. It provided some really great ideas to help integrate into my classrooms. All the links seem like excellent resources-can you provide a page to link to them or a way to print or copy those pages from the presentation? I am definitely going to look into the Learning Management Systems suggested-I think they will be worthwhile for integration in my school.

  • http://www.brainpop.com/educators Tatum

    By popular demand from our BrainPOP Educators, here are the links from the Webinar:

    Learning Management Systems
    Moodle- http://moodle.org/
    Edmodo- http://www.edmodo.com/
    Schoology-https://www.schoology.com/home.php
    BrainHoney- https://bwhs.brainhoney.com/
    Haiku Learning- http://www.haikulearning.com/
    Google Aps for Educ- http://www.google.com/enterprise/marketplace/search?categoryId=25&orderBy=RATING&type=INSTALLABLE

    Blogs/Microblogging
    Ning- https://www.ning.com/main/signin
    Twitter- http://twitter.com/
    Plurk-http://www.plurk.com/
    Tumblr- http://www.tumblr.com/

    Survey Systems
    Survey Monkey- http://www.surveymonkey.com/
    Zoomerang- http://www.zoomerang.com/
    Google Forms- http://docs.google.com

    Collaborative Multimedia Presentations
    Voice Thread- http://voicethread.com/
    Prezi- http://prezi.com/
    Google Presentation Tool- http://docs.google.com
    Sliderocket -https://www.sliderocket.com/signup/?_kk=sliderocket&_kt=16e898d1-bf96-4fa7-b3fb-d3dab662b74d&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=sliderocket&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=Brand&utm_content=sliderocket%2520-%2520exact&gclid=CJ_C1bH2ragCFcPd4AodjjiVIA
    ButterApp- http://butterapp.com/
    Vuvox- http://www.vuvox.com/
    Slideshare- http://www.slideshare.net/

    Animation Creation
    Doink- http://www.doink.com/
    xtranormal- http://www.xtranormal.com/

    Online Whiteboards
    Google docs- http://www.google.com/google-d-s/b1.html
    Web Ex- http://www.webex.com/
    Elluminate- https://www.elluminate.com/
    Adobe Connect- http://www.adobe.com/education/products/adobeconnect.html

    Digital Storytelling
    Google Maps- maps.google.com
    Google Literature Trips- http://www.googlelitrips.com

    BrainPOP Links
    BrainPOP Educators- http://www.brainpop.com/educators

    Other Links from the Webinar
    Vimeo- http://vimeo.com/17886813
    Vuvox- http://www.vuvox.com/
    http://www.rebelliouspixels.com/semanticremix/
    BrainHoney- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o75JM22mOrI

  • Karen P

    The suggestion for using twitter to get students writing was really thought provoking. Working with ELLs, I sometimes have trouble getting them to be concise. If social networking sites, like twitter, were not blocked throughout my district (no in-school access to those websites), I might use them to get my students writing. Maybe they could create their own writing prompts on twitter, to get each other writing.

  • http://www.brainpop.com/educators Tatum

    Karen – great idea to do writing prompts with twitter. Have you ever heard of Epals? http://www.epals.com/. You can connect and collaborate with other classrooms nationally and internationally on projects or classroom activities. If your school doesn’t block it, perhaps Epals would work well with your ELL students.

  • Sherry Richards

    This was so very informative. This webinar covered a tremendous amount of ideas for integrating more technology into classrooms. I teach gifted and talented classes and I’m constantly searching for new ideas to keep my students interested in learning. I plan on trying to incorporate some of the ideas into my classroom before the end of the school year.

  • http://BrainPop Lora Ringler

    Dave gave us so many great websites. I can’t wait to go use some of them with my kids. I might have to change my final projects to making an animation online or a web movie! I’m really interested in using ButterAp, Doink & Xtranormal.

  • http://www.brainpop.com/educators Tatum

    Lora – let us know if you decide to change your final project and try one of the resources out. Love to hear how it goes!