Prepared by

Chuah Kee Man
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak

Web 2.0 for Teaching and Learning (CALM Workshop)

7 May 2014 (8.30am to 12.30pm)
Workshop conducted by
Centre for Applied Learning and Multimedia (CALM)

Prepared by
Chuah Kee Man
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak

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Web 2.0 for Teaching and Learning (CALM Workshop)

Overview of Web 2.0
Web 2.0 is accepted as the “richer” version of Web 1.0 (the static World Wide Web).
It facilitates a more socially connected Web where everyone is able to add to and edit
the information space. It is like having more controls over the web pages, where almost
everyone without technical expertise in web programming is able to contribute and
create web contents.
Most of the Web 2.0 applications were created or developed for social networking
purposes such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. However, in recent years, the Web
2.0 technologies have been capitalised in creating more tools for teaching and learning
purposes. Some of these are shared in this short workshop.
You can find out more about Web 2.0 via this link:

Integrating Web 2.0 tools: Some Considerations
Here are some considerations that we might want to take when integrating Web 2.0
tools into teaching and learning activities:
 Provide time and space to students for familiarisations of the tools.
 Be a user of the tool yourself, experiment before using it.
 Aim to improve learning and not to impress learners.
 Provide clear guidelines to the expectations of use. (Tell students what can
and cannot be done)

Tools Covered in the Workshop
A. Content Management/Creation Tools
i. Educreations (
ii. Blendspace (
iii. Curriculet (

B. Quiz Tools
i. Socrative (
ii. Blubbr (

C. Brainstorming/Discussion Tools
i. Padlet (
ii. (

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Educreations (
Educreations is like an “interactive whiteboard” tool that allows you to record a mini
lesson where you are explaining a specific concept or formula. It gives you the tool to
record your own voice while you are “scribbling” on the digital whiteboard.

1. Sign up an account and log in.
2. Once at the dashboard, create a course (for your class usage).

3. Now that your course has been created, proceed to create a lesson.

Enter Course
Choose the
Privacy Setting
Insert a brief description
of the course
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4. To create a new lesson, you’ll be seeing an empty “whiteboard” as shown below:

5. Click RECORD when you are ready to start recording your lesson (Make sure the
microphone is available for “voice over” when you are explaining).If you get the
following prompt, please choose ALLOW then close the box so that the recording
can be done.

6. Once you are done, just click SAVE, and your lesson will be in the form of a
video. Unfortunately, there’s no options for you to edit the video yet.

Lesson Ideas:
EduCreations is suitable to illustrate a concept in chunks. You can use it to
explain formulas step-by-step and embed it in your e-learning page.
Button to upload image
Pen colour and eraser
Record button
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Blendspace (
Blendspace (used to be called EdCanvas) is like a content management tool where
recourses on a specific topic can be saved and compiled in one “space”.

1. Sign up a Teacher/Educator account and log in.
2. Once logged in, you’ll see two featured lessons. You can browse through first to
experience the Blendspace.
3. Now, let’s try to create one. Click “+ New Lesson”

4. After the new lesson template is created, you should be able to see blank
squares in tile-like layout. Start by entering a title for your Blendspace.

Click here to
start creating
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5. On the right side of the template, you’ll see list of resources (in icons) for you to
search for relevant materials.
6. Drag the preferred material into the tile of your choice.

7. Continue adding more resources. Rearrange them by dragging the tile to a new
position. Remember, one tile can fit only 1 resource.

Drag the resources
into the tile
Search for
List of icons
for different
Click to share
Click Play to
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8. You can also add plain text and simple quizzes in a specific tile. The quiz feature
allows you to track students’ responses too.

9. To view your Blendspace, click Play. To share it out, click the Share button. You
can give your students the link given in the share column. Or choose other
sharing options including embed.

10. You can also customise your Blendspace by choosing a different layout or theme.

Lesson Ideas:
Blendspace is a good way to supplement the usual PowerPoint presentation.
Students can also be told to use it as a repository for a specific topic, as a pre-
class activity.
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Curriculet (
Curriculet is a digital reading platform that allows teachers to enrich reading by
embedding their questions, quizzes and rich media directly into the reading.

1. Sign up an account and log in.
2. Once logged in, create a new class and add your students in if they are

3. Now, click Library and add your content. Choose from a File and upload an
article/reading materials (preferable in PDF format) from your computer.

Go to Library
Add your
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4. Wait for your uploaded content to be converted to Curriculet format.
5. Once ready, you’ll be shown the navigational guide and brief guide on how to
select the text in your document (in order to add questions or checkpoints).

6. Once you reached the text part of your document, you can assign questions for
the sections that you want your students to focus on.
7. Click and Hold at the beginning of the text and wait for the blue bubble to appear,
then drag the complete sentence(s) that you would like to add
Annotation/Question or Quiz on.

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8. You can add open-ended questions or multiple-choice questions, allowing
students to test their understanding real-time (something like guided

9. Once added, students will be able to see the icon indicating several important

Type the
question and
Lesson Ideas:
Curriculet is a good reading tool to test students understanding of an assigned
material. It also allows them to discuss it online. No more “boring” paper-
based reading comprehension.
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Socrative ( )
Socrative is an increasingly popular quiz tool that allows students to be tested in various ways.
Its interface is also appealing and mobile-friendly. The Version 2.0 is now available, but in this
case, the Version 1.0 is being shown.

1. Sign up a teacher account and log in.
2. Once logged in, you will be shown a list of tasks in a text-based interface.
3. Go to My Profile and change your room number to a “name” which is easier to
remember (avoid spacing if possible).

Go to My
Profile to
change your
room number
Room number is
what the
students need to
enter when doing
the quiz.
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4. Change the Room Number to your course code if you wish.

5. Now, let’s create a quiz. Go to Main Screen and click Manage Quizzes

6. Give a title to your quiz and start adding questions (multiple choice or short
answer). You can also add image for your question. Keep adding more.

Click to Change room
Click here to
Add image from
Make sure your
“tick” the correct
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7. Once you are done, you need to start the quiz. Go to the main screen and start the
quiz. You can choose student paced or teacher paced. Student paced means they
can proceed to the next question once they have answered one, while teacher
paced needs you as the teacher to determine when to move on to the next question.

8. Now to test your quiz, ask your students to go to
and enter the Room Number. (e.g. kml1063 as shown in this example.)

9. Students will be prompted with the first question, and they need to input their
name if they are not registered (it’s good to ask them to register).
10. From teacher’s view, you can see the Live Results. Don’t forget to End Activity in
order to end the quiz. It will not end until you do so. You have a choice to export
the report in Excel format for diagnosis purposes.
11. Note: You can also start a Space Race (competition based) for your quick (view it
at the Main screen).

Select the quiz that
you have created just
Click Randomise Answer
Choices to allow variety in
students’ view.
Lesson Ideas:
Socrative is useful for quick assessments to test students understanding on a
specific topic. It adds more fun with the Space Race feature.
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Blubbr ( allows people to play and create video trivia games about the things they
love. It makes use of YouTube videos to create “quizzes”.

1. Sign up an account and log in.
2. Once logged in, you will see the blubbr dashboard.
3. Go to MyTrivs and start creating a new one.
4. Search existing videos (preferable short ones, e.g. less than 2 minutes), and add
question to the video. The interface is clean and very straightforward.

5. Keep on adding until you are satisfied and then click I’m Done.

Add questions here. The first
box is the one for the correct
Search videos
here then drag to
the timeline
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6. Then share the link to your students. They are given 20 seconds to answer each
question after they have viewed the assigned video of the question. Scores are
given to add some fun element.

Lesson Ideas: is a fun quiz options to create some forms of interactive elements in
your lecture or classroom activities. Students can also use it to create trivia to
test each other’s understanding on a given topic.
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Padlet (
Padlet used to be known as Wallwisher and ever since its introduction it has grown
from strength to strength as a brainstorming and discussion tool. Its simple and user-
friendly interface makes it appealing to the learners.

1. Sign up an account and log in. (You can build a wall without signing up, but to
allow more customisation, you are advise to sign up)
2. Once logged in, you will see the Padlet dashboard.
3. Click “Create New Padlet” to start a new one.

4. Then you are presented with the newly created wall.

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5. Click Modify Wall to add more information to your wall and do some
customisation. Firstly, enter the Title and Brief Description.

6. Then choose your preferred wallpaper and layout.

Click Modify Wall
Add the description and also
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7. To allow easy sharing of your wall, you can also customise the URL or address.

8. To add content to the wall, students only need to double click on it and start
posting. They can add texts, links and uploaded files.

9. You can also export the Padlet discussion into Image, CSV, PDF or Excel format
for record keeping. Just click the Export icon and choose your preferred options.

Pick a new address to allow
easy access.
Select text to get the new
formatting options.
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Export options
Lesson Ideas: can be used as a record keeping of their usual face-to-face
discussions. It can also be used as a real-time discussion tool if Internet
connection and computers are available. Students do not have to rewrite their
discussion onto the whiteboard.
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20 ( is another visual-based brainstorming and collaborative tool that is gaining
popularity. It somehow works like Padlet but with more features.

1. Sign up an account and log in.
2. Once logged in, you’ll see a Blank Room. Create a new room. You can use your
course name as the name of the room.
3. Once the room is created, it’s time to create a new mural. Click on Create New

4. Insert a title for your Mural and start adding in content.

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5. All content is auto-save. You can also export your Mural into an image file if

Lesson Ideas: is suitable for students to create digital mind-map and as well as
visual discussion. The Mural can be used as in classroom presentation or as
part of an assignment.
Choose the types of
Insert (drag) the
content here

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