Your Name and Title: Shannon Parker, Library and Technology Intern

Library, School, or Organization Name: Wydown Middle School, School District of Clayton

Co-Presenter Name(s): N/A

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: St. Louis, MO

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): Library Media Specialists, grades 5-12

Short Session Description (one line): Transform your teaching of research writing in the content areas with Web 2.0 tools.

Full Session Description (as long as you would like): Are you looking for ideas to transform your research projects to better meet the needs and interests of your technologically-savvy students without requiring a lot of “tech know how" on your part? See how you can redesign research units to enhance student engagement by offering choices that allow students to tailor projects to their interests with Web 2.0 tools such as Capzles, Storyjumper, TimeRime, ToonDoo, Voicethread, UJam, WeVideo, and Xtranormal. Additionally, tools like Diigo, Easybib and Trello allow us to streamline and simplify the research process while promoting collaboration.

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:

Please Note: This is an update of the presentation I gave at the 2012 Social Learning Summit. I am offering this session because I did not see anything addressing this area in the sessions that have already been accepted.

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