Harnessing the Power of Web 2.0: Combining SoftChalk and Free Digital Technologies to Enhance Learning Landscapes

Learn how James May, the Association of Florida Colleges’ Professor of the Year for 2010, uses Web2.0 services and applications along with SoftChalk.

YouTube, Google Docs, VoiceThread, ScreenJelly, Prezi and others are engaging, powerful tools that, when combined with SoftChalk, change learning landscapes. In this presentation learn how to harness the power of a variety of FREE and Easy-to-Use applications. With respect to content development, learn to utilize tools to analyze text, identify key vocabulary, and enhance reading. Heighten content delivery with multimedia widgets and incorporate your own voice and your own videos made with Prezi, ScreenJelly, and YouTube. Enhance student interaction with VoiceThread by enabling students to text, talk, or video comment in threaded discussions. Expand formative assessments by embedding Google forms. Moreover, take home a link to a SoftChalk module that showcases all of these tools and resources.

Presenter: Dr. James S. May, Professor of English as a Second Language, Valencia Community College

February 2011

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