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There are numerous Web 2.

0 tools that allow students to create, share and collaborate their work live on the web. The following are some examples.

Tool GoogleDocs

Description and function

Google Docs is very similar to Microsoft Office but is online. It enables word documents, spread sheets and more to be shared online. Using charts in Google Spread sheets, allows for the creation of informationsharing graphs.


SlideShare is an online slide hosting service. Users can upload files in the following file formats: PowerPoint, PDF, or OpenOffice. Check out the ICT in PDHPE presentation from ACHPER member Brad McCallister


Create notes in your own workspace wall. You can save your workspace at any time and return to them from the same computer or any other computer. You can also share your notes with others by providing the workspace name (or url) to a class or colleagues. Great for collaborative ideas and brainstorming as many people can work on the same page at the same time.


Linoit is a free sticky and canvas service that requires nothing but a web browser.


PrimaryWall is a web-based sticky note tool designed for schools that allows pupils and teachers to work together in real-time.

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect is a web conferencing platform for web meetings, eLearning, and webinars. The department has a server allowing for use of this software for professional learning and meeting.


Docstoc is a community for people to find and share professional documents.


An easy way to share visual ideas.

Scratch Cozimo Flockdraw

Create and share interactive stories, games, music, art, etc. Online real-time image and video collaboration Flockdraw is a free to use online whiteboard based painting & drawing tool. It makes it easy to draw online free with multiple people for fun or business. You can have unlimited people in a room and the drawing updates in real time.


The ePals Global Community is the world's largest network of K-12 classrooms, enabling students and teachers to safely connect and collaborate on projects with classrooms worldwide.

Suggested uses of collaborative tools in PDHPE: Use Wallwisher, PrimaryWall or Linoit to allow discussion on a topic through creating a wall eg rights and responsibilities. Use Google Docs to collaborate on a document with colleagues or students with classmates. Students can collaborate on projects from home, working with partners or small groups. Chat away: In Google Docs, you can see anyone who is currently editing the document, and if needed, send a message to chat with them. Create graphs: Visuals are great tools for getting your point across. Check out Jarrod Robinsons example of using Google Docs to map heart rates Students create an individual food inventory/ food diary. Record the findings as a class group by using a tally. Create a class spread sheet with the totals for each of the food groups and graph the results. Create online quizzes that mark themselves or students create online quizzes to test each other. Survey the traffic flow around the school or the use of protective equipmentin the school and create a spread sheet and graph. (K-6 Safe Living) Create a spread sheet and graph to investigate the portion of student time spent doing different activities, for example physical activity, going to school, eating, sleeping and watching television. (K-6 Active Lifestyle) Use popplet to brainstorm the qualities to look for in a close friend. (K-6 Interpersonal relationships) Use flockdraw to compile a picture list of the different recreational facilities available in the local area.
(K-6 Personal Health Choices)

Sample activities in PDHPE

In this activity, students will enter data into a prepared template, format and analyse the data, generate specific Stage 4 - Google Docs Physical reports with regards to ethical issues, and demonstrate an Activity Levels understanding of ethical issues related to the use of ICT.

This activity investigates the types of youth and/or health services available in the community. Students import, mail Stage 4 - Health Services merge and reformat data and fields to produce individually addressed letters to each of the youth and/or health services identified. Create a quiz on the components of fitness and fitness testing using a SMART Notebook, Microsoft PowerPoint or Adobe Stage 4 - Components of fitness Captivate. Include six to eight questions in your quiz and use a variety of question types (e.g. multiple choice, true or false, matching, short answer).

Social media platforms such as Blogs, Wikis, chat rooms, MSN messenger, SMS and Facebook seem to be the main avenue for communication between young people.

1. Blogging Tools Blog is short for the term web log. A blog is a type of website where entries are made (such as in a journal or diary), that provide a personal commentary or news and information on a particular subject. Blogs offer students an online tool that enables them to publish their interests, passions, dislikes, discoveries and insights.


Description and function


Twitter is a micro blogging tool. It is a real-time information network that connects students to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about any topic you are discussing.


Wordpress is a content publishing system that has gone way beyond just blogging. It is a great tool for webpage creation, reflective writing and publishing and sharing student work amongst other things.


Can be used as an online notice board/ bulletin board maker. Create notes in your own workspace wall and save and return anytime anywhere. You can also share your notes with others by providing the workspace name (or url) to a class or colleagues.


Is a simple and safe space for blogging with kids. Wetpaint is a media platform company that uses social media to capture, engage and activate audiences.

Edmodo Facebook

Edmodo allows teachers to make their classroom a community. Facebook helps users to connect and share with others.

Suggested uses of blogs in PDHPE: Create a blog and collaborate with students in another class or school. This allows students to meet and share ideas on a relevant issue or topic, using the blog. Create a class blog or school blog and use it to: Keep students and parents (school blog) up to date with news/ events, informing them of ongoing assessment and upcoming activities. Post homework, activities, questions for discussion and extension tasks. Eg Display students work and post classroom pictures. Post announcements for families to see. Allow students to ask questions. Poll or survey certain topics or contents concerning the entire class. Post sample questions for assessment. Use student responses as a guide for high level Research a range of blogs available on a particular content. Students contribute to blogs by commenting on the relevant blogs. Create an online newspaper as a project to investigate a topic or issue. Post a dance video on a class blog for students to comment on. Students identify key elements of the dance and movements used in the dance. Provide pictures of different risk or safety scenes, for example swimming pool, beach, dam or river, the home, school playground, a sporting field. Students identify rules to reduce risk and increase safety in various environments. (K-6 Safe living) Further info on blogs: There are some things that you need to consider when creating a blog for use with students. Sample activities in PDHPE

On the road Write a microblog that promotes road safety.

2. Wiki tools A wiki is a collaborative webspace that allows any user to add or modify content. It is a platform for up to date information and collaboration for multiple authors. Wikis allow students and teachers to crowd source information and resources.
Tool Description and function


Wikispaces is a wiki tool that enables users to become a visual editor. This makes sharing content easy for students and teachers. Class wikis can be easily set up.


Contains thousands of educational wikis and workspaces. Users can also build their own space.


Offers classroom resources and professional development. A tool to compare the features of various popular wiki engines in comfortable side -by-side tables.


Wetpaint is a media platform company that uses social media to capture, engage and activate audiences.

Suggested uses of wikis in PDHPE: Collaborative projects students can use wikis to save and collaborate on work. Information on the wikis can be used to share ideas between classes, stages and communities of schools. Create a classroom wiki to communicate with parents and teachers. A teacher can use a wiki to list work, homework, assignments, plans for lessons, class pictures, and newsletters. e.g. Class wikis allow for students to write daily reflections and attach images, videos and presentations. Teachers can use the wiki for continuous updating of curriculum and lesson plans. On a Wiki page students insert images of people participating in different types of physical activity. Use the images for class discussion on the major muscles used in the activities. (K-6 Active Lifestyle) Students create their own wiki page titled All about Me. Students include drawings, videos or picture of themselves, with information about their personal identity. As a class look at the Wikis and discuss the importance of similarities and differences. (K-6 Growth and Development)

Sample activities in PDHPE

Qualities in a partner laptop wrap This resource, Laptop wrap: Qualities in a partner, is designed to support the Digital Education Revolution NSW (DER-NSW) program. Students use a blog/ wiki to debate the needs of individuals in an intimate relationship. (NSW DEC only) 3. Social Networking tools Social networking tools allow teachers and students to connect and collaborate, share content and educational applications. Students can access homework, grades, class discussions and notifications.
Tool Edmodo Description and function

Edmodo allows teachers to make their classroom a community. Edmodo gives students a safe place to communicate. It allows for sharing of files, commenting and grading. More ideas at

Facebook Ning

Facebook helps users to connect and share with others. Ning allows you to have your own social network. Social networking for artists. Great way to share files, information, posters and images. Create collage or poster of information on a topic or issue.



Twitter is a real-time information network that connects students to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about any topic you are discussing.

Suggested uses of social networking tools in PDHPE: While showing a film, presentation or video in class, students use the social networking platform as a backchannel to post observations, questions, and enhance discussion. Students respond to a teacher-created poll using the social networking platform during a discussion to check for understanding. Students post their work and peer review. Using platforms such as Edmodo allows teachers to set activities and assignments and grade the projects and provide instant feedback. Set up e-learning community and group students together in learning groups to complete set tasks and collaborate on a shared project.

Chat Tools The internet makes interaction easy with various forms of chat rooms and instant messaging services, enabling fast and engaging communication and collaboration. Other programs and tools such as Edmodo and Facebook have chat tools embedded.
Tool Campfirenow Description and function

Campfire is a web-based group chat tool that lets you set up passwordprotected chat rooms in just seconds. All you need is a web browser and an internet connection. Share text, files, and code in real time.


The Mibbit widget is a great way to add live chat to your website.

Suggested uses of chat in PDHPE: Chat room quiz shows/ material reviews - all students log on and answer timed questions. Virtual debates - students can use chat to debate issues such as wearing uniforms, bullying, or values based topics without having to share their opinion in a physical setting. Vote on topics within the room. Students can pair up to be peer tutors/buddies to assist others with homework or review peers work where appropriate. Students could interact between classrooms and share ideas and opinions on a common topic across a grade.

Presentation tools give access to numerous ways to present work, ideas and opinions beyond the scope of two dimensional and traditional slideshow methods. Web 2.0 tools assist students to create animations, audio and video. These teaching and learning tools increase engagement in learning.

1. Presentation Tools
Tool Description and function


Prezi is an internet based presentation tool that combines the tools of interactive whiteboards and slides. It allows students to zoom in and out on a canvas, encouraging them to explore ideas and make connections between them.


Wordle is a basic word cloud generator and presentation tool that allows the student to create visual aggregations of any text they provide. The word clouds generated give prominence to words that appear frequently in the text. Giving students the opportunity to identify key words and terminology in a particular topic.


Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes into visual word clouds of various shapes, themes and colours.


Easy to use media presentation tool. Can be embedded within other tools to allow sharing. SlideShare is an online slide hosting service. Users can upload files in the following file formats: PowerPoint, PDF, or OpenOffice to share with others.

Glogster Edu

Glogster is a social network that allows users to create free interactive posters, or glogs.


Allows for importing of existing PowerPoints. Share presentations online. Create an archive of presentations. Combine themes and layouts, shapes, charts, tables, pictures, audio, HD video, and Flash to tell your story without compromise.


Online scrapbooking tool with tips and tricks as well as ideas and inspiration.


Share images in slideshows. Add music. (DEC blocked)

Suggested uses of presentation tools in PDHPE: Create interactive slide-shows that allow zooming in and out to highlight meaning and focus on key words, images or concepts. Students can contribute to readymade presentations by adding small definitions or pictures to words or filling in missing content. Create digital collages, digital presentations and projects and visual representations to share with the class. Create a digital bulletin board to display information for classes or the school community. Create a presentation to navigate through a particular body part or to create a timeline of events. Mind map topics and concepts to summarise learning. Pre-testing - ask students what they know at the start of a unit of work, and then again at the end of the unit. Create a poster each time, and then compare - this is an excellent way for students to visualise their progress. Use tools such as Wordle or Tagxedo to: reflect on topics or issues summarise key concepts, words and terminology for a given topic highlight their personal attributes or skills on topics around sense of self.

Use Glogster to: create an E-folio a digital portfolio of information, drawings and images that are a collection of your work and stored electronically create a poster that summarizes key content of a unit of study -an online study guide for other students create a "getting to know me" poster for beginning the school year to promote positive class culture and support work on a sense of self compile work completed on a group project. Students could embed video or audio recordings such as a role play or class debate in their glog. Create posters to answer essential questions to develop meaning for content and lessons. Create posters to advertise a leisure activities afternoon to promote physical activity or promote the benefits of physical activity. (K-6 Active Lifestyle) Use scrapblog to create a virtual study guide to demonstrate the critical concepts from within the unit. Sample activities in PDHPE

Digital Citizenship Stage 2

Create a presentation to tell your class about how to stay safe online. Students create a presentation using any of the presentation tools including a combination of

pictures, words, animation and sound. Contraception Stage 5 (note this activity is part Students explore the contraception glog to determine of a sequence and of which form of contraception is most suited to their

teaching activities)

learning avatar.

Qualities in a partner laptop wrap Stage 5 (NSW DEC only)

Using Wordle or Tagxedo, create a visual word cloud that describes personal qualities you value in a partner.

Challenging media images Stage 5 (NSW DEC only)

Produce a poster that advertises one strategy individuals can implement to enhance their body image.

2. Animation and audio tools Web 2.0 tools assist students to create animations to express ideas and opinions in PDHPE and engage students in their learning. Animations could be made literally about anything, from stepby-step directions of a process to storytelling and sequencing. Check out the link to find out how easily you can use animation and what animation can offer for your students.
Tool GoAnimate Description and function

GoAnimate for schools is a do it yourself animated video site. It provides state of the art animation tools for schools. Costs involved.


Adds audio to images. (DEC blocked) Create speaking avatars for free. Search engine for podcasts and a podcast creator. Add voice to photos. Podcast by phone and add pictures. Speech synthesis. Converts text to speech. Create animated movies. Allows students to create a story, share their story and watch a story.

Pod-O-Matic Yodio VozMe Xtranormal


Animoto turns your photos and video clips into professional video slideshows in minutes. Fast, free and simple to use.

Toondoo Pixton

An easy way to create cartoons and books. Pixton provides a visual writing tool. From fully posable characters to dynamic panels, props, and speech bubbles, every aspect of a comic can be controlled in an intuitive click-and-drag motion. Comics can be published and shared, enabling classmates to view and comment.


Students create their own comic strips. No sign-in required just click on Create new strip. Students can type in script.

Suggested uses of animation tools in PDHPE: Use animation tools to host virtual debates between characters or role play scenarios. Create a story or animated comic about a topic related to your class. Students develop a cartoon based on a chapter in your book or specific lesson and then present it to the class. Use tools such as Blabberize for students to make a speech about a particular issue discussed in class or record songs or poems demonstrating their knowledge of a topic Students prepare animations to introduce themselves or a chosen topic. Students could use it to explain to other students how to complete a particular task or process. Students create an information podcast on a particular issue or topic. View video podcasts from around the world as semi-virtual field trip experiences. Students create cartoons to promote healthy eating, physical activity or sun safety. UCreate an audio podcast - Sample activities in PDHPE

Digital Citizenship Stage 3

Create a comic strip using the Web tool Toondoo. Make up a scenario that highlights the rules for protecting each other from viruses, popups and spam.

I have a dream - affirming diversity Students upload images into Animoto to create a Stage 5 30 second video clip which will be the

introductory part of their speech to hook the viewer OR at the end to persuade the viewer with visuals and sound. Record a list of questions young people should ask when phoning to make an appointment for a Planning and Managing Sexual Health Stage 5 sexual health check-up e.g. do I have to tell my parents, what will it cost, do I need a Medicare card, can I choose a doctor and do I need to bring an adult?

3. Video tools There are numerous web 2.0 tools that allow you to turn photos and music into video slideshows to support learning or teaching in a specific class activity or topic.
Tool Animoto Description and function

Animoto turns your photos and video clips into professional video slideshows in minutes. Fast, free and simple to use.


GoAnimate for schools is a do it yourself animated video site. It provides state of the art animation tools for schools. Costs involved.


Makes multimedia email. Free video mail and slideshow services from Webcam or files. Easy reading from any mailbox.


Stream live video from your phone to the web. BubbleComment provides video tools specifically designed to help you use video for interaction with others. Add a bubble comment to a web site.


Free online classroom suite. WizIQ enables synchronous distance learning with tools like real-time virtual classrooms with multi-way audio, up to 6 live video streams, integrated chat, interactive whiteboards, application sharing, file transfer and breakout rooms.

PhotoPeach VoiceThread Toufee Vuvox

Makes videos using images. (DEC blocked) Transforming media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting. Check out this video Makes Flash components and movies quickly and easily.
Vuvox is an easy to use production and instant sharing service that allows you to allows you to create interactive slideshows and presentations from photos, video and music from Flickr, Picasa Web Albums, YouTube, Facebook.


Allows people to watch, share originally created video. Provides a forum to connect, inform and inspire others across the globe.


Online community for sharing instructional videos.

Suggested uses of video tools in PDHPE: Create a 30 second commercial or public service announcement about relevant topics. Use video tools for role play or performance. Record performance of a skill, movement composition and upload to blog/ wiki/ YouTube to allow for peer review and assessment. Summarize the main idea of a topic or concept in images and words in 30 seconds or less. Create video flashcards for vocabulary keywords to summarise or revise a topic. Create a 30 second video to introduce students at the beginning of the year as part of getting to know myself and others. Introduce a new learning concept to students and evoke student interest. Students present digital projects, making existing presentations come alive with photographs of people and places. Students reflect on a speaker they just heard or a news story or article they have read. Use video tools to get input from community members on your students work. Use VoiceThread to leave prepared lessons when teacher is absent and assist casual teachers. Students take photos of themselves playing safely in the playground. Students use these photos to create a slideshow to promote safety to other students. (K-6 Safe Living) Students record the performance of different fundamental movement skills. Students create a slideshow using a tool such as PhotoPeach or Animoto and teach other students how to perform the skills. Components of Fitness and Fitness Testing laptop wrap Stage 5 (NSW DEC only) Support: UCreate a short film Make a 30 second movie for each skill related and health related test, identifying the relevant component of fitness and testing procedures. Record your own footage of fitness testing procedures.

The birthday present - road safety

After watching the short film The Birthday Present, students select a character from the film and record themselves as that character using the webcam. Students need to describe what happened before and after the scene shown in the film. Students share recordings, reflect on behaviours that could have changed the outcomes described in the film.

Website creation tools There are a number of web 2.0 tools that allow the user to create a website. Websites are another way to display information and embed resources for students or from students.
Tool Weebly , Yola or Jimdo Wix Google Sites Zinadoo Description and function

Create your own website or blog, very easy to use. Free web sites and MySpace layouts. Similar to page creator but a bit more complex. Create a free mobile website.

Suggested uses of website creation in PDHPE: Complete a research assignment and present information and findings in a website. Set up a website for students to complete a unit of work. Useful for project based learning. Sample activities in PDHPE Students investigate sexual health services available in their area and develop a website Planning and Managing Sexual Health Stage 5 advertising a service or a number of services available in their region or local area.

Web 2.0 and 3.0 tools can be used to visualise events and structure research. These tools make online surveying and collection of data easier. Access to a wide audience allows for simple collection of detailed feedback on relevant topics. These tools support many areas of teaching and learning in PDHPE.

1. Timeline Tools Tool Timetoast Description and function Timetoast is a place to create timelines that you can add to a blog or website. It allows you to create historical timelines of important events. Allows for the creation and viewing of interactive timelines. Use dynamic visualization tools to display photos, videos, news and blogs in chronological order. TimeGlider A Web-based timeline software application for creating, collaborating on, and sharing history and project planning. TimeGlider is a data-driven interactive timeline application built on the (Adobe) Flash platform. You can "grab" the timeline and drag it left and right, and zoom in and out to view centuries at a time or just hours.

Suggested uses of timeline tools in PDHPE: Timelines can be made about any topic in any subject. Students can research video, audio, pictures, and text to make a rich presentation of new knowledge. Use Timetoast to create a digital timeline to describe changes that have occurred since birth. Students create a timeline of major events in their lives. Use in the classroom to get to know each other and build community. Use backwards as an alternative assessment option where teachers create the tags and students put them in chronological order. Use with any topics to show evolution over time, for example technology in sport, sporting performance, road safety innovations. Use as part of project planning and recording such as an Independent Research Project.

Students construct a personal timeline indicating the ages when they first crawled, walked, talked, caught a ball, etc. Invite a parent to bring an infant/baby into the classroom and The Body Stage 2 Growth and Development discuss the body changes and the ages at which new skills are developed. Compare timelines and note similar growth and development patterns between individuals. Australias Sporting Identity PASS Students construct a timeline to demonstrate changes in the nature of sport in Australia and analyse reasons for these changes. 2. Survey and polling tools Online surveying and polling tools make it easier for student to reach a wide audience and get feedback on a specific topic or to support research tasks and teaching and learning activities. Tool Survey Monkey Description and function Survey Monkey allows users to create online surveys to collect date. It allows for easy analysis and graphing of data. Google forms Ask500people Poll Everywhere or Poll Daddy Create simple or in-depth online surveys and share them from a link. Public opinion polls quickly and easily. @ask500people on Twitter An easy way to gather live responses during lessons or presentations or develop quizzes.

Suggested uses of survey and polling tools in PDHPE: Assess background knowledge before a unit of study pre-test and find out what students already know, want to know and need to know. Create attitude surveys to assess student needs and learning styles. Gauge student familiarity with different technological tools (podcasting, blogs, wikis, social bookmarking, etc) Students can create surveys based upon subject matter being studied, for example survey most popular activities. Students can conduct research on populations outside of the classroom (eating habits of adults, sleeping habits of primary school vs high school students). Check out this example and information on how to use Survey Monkey from Mitchell Squires Epping Heights Public School

3. Concept mapping tools Concept maps are a great way to brainstorm ideas and map out thoughts, issues and topics. There are a number of concept mapping tools that allow you to do this online and create visual and graphical representations of ideas. Tool Description and function is a simple and free web application that lets you brainstorm online Gliffy Develop diagrams and flow charts including floor plans, Venn diagrams and concept maps.


A collaborative sticky note and concept mapping application


Uses virtual stickies to brainstorm and map ideas.


Build up a personal portfolio of useful thinking guides and templates for concept mapping and brainstorming.

Mindomo, Mindmeister, Mappio and ManyEyes

Easy to use concept mapping tools which allow collaboration, organisation of thoughts and sharing.

Suggested uses of concept mapping tools in PDHPE: Brainstorm group project assignments and discussion topics. Use as a pre- and post- topic assessment tool. Create a mind map showing what students know before the lesson and one showing what they have learned. Create word webs to share with classmates who may have related words. Flow-chart style mapping of problem solving strategies.

Planning and managing sexual health Stage 5

Mind map the topic - What would a young person need to consider before making the decision to engage in sexual activity?

4. Online chart and graph generators Tool Rich chart live Description and function Creates easy to view and captivating Flash Charts for embedding in presentations. DIY chart Web-based, simple online tool to create interactive charts and graphs from static or dynamic data which may be generated using any scripting language. ChartGo ChartGo allows users to create charts online quickly by simply pasting data in the chart data area and hitting the create chart button. Gapminder Gapminder shows the worlds most important trends. Choose a country and drag the marker through time to see change. Check out this graph showing life expectancy in relation to income across the world.

Suggested uses of online chart and graph generators in PDHPE: Graph survey results from other activities. Use graphs to display heart rates, food intake, physical activity levels or lifestyle balance. Display results of health and skill related components of fitness.

Sample activities in PDHPE Solving problems - Healthy canteen Stage 3 Surveys students and teachers to develop a healthy canteen menu and analyses results using a graph or spreadsheet.