In this activity you will learn
- more about JogTheWeb.
- how to create a free account.
- how to use JogTheWeb to create a guided lesson for students.
- additional ways to use JogTheWeb in the 24/7 classroom.
OverviewJogTheWeb is free Web 2.0 tool that allows users to assemble tidy packages of web content. For teachers it can be a tool for providing students with easy access to guided learning. The websites within a Jog are live and can be explored right within the page frame, which solves problems related to students getting lost within multiple windows. Even better, Jog authors can annotate pages within the Jog and also create original pages with unique content. This appears to be a very promising tool for education because it’s user-friendly, engaging and interactive.
Uses in the classroom:
The chart below features examples of some different ways to use JogTheWeb for teaching and learning
Let’s Explore the Nervous System: Probably the best use for this tool is to create guided activities for students. Choose websites that allow them to access information through a variety of media. This Jog is featured in the video tutorial Ten Minutes of Tech for Busy Teachers: A quick jog through some user-friendly Web 2.0 tools for teachers to use right away.
3rd Grade Whiz Kids – Class Portfolio: This jog is used as a portfolio to showcase the work of one 3rd grade class. Using Glogster to help students construct knowledge:
This Jog is a tutorial designed to help teachers design a lesson to use technology as a primary tool for learning.