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Brief Project Description:

This project was developed for the following reasons:

  • To get students to examine, explore, and investigate various types of Web 2.0 technologies, as well as discover ways to use those tools to enhance teaching and learning.
  • To have students work on a real-world, team-based problem where they need to develop skills of communication and cooperation in order to create and deliver the needed wiki repository outcome.
  • To have students gain a more global perspective, by including team members from universities around the world.
  • To develop a practical tool that helps anyone at any time and location review, compare, and select effective Web 2.0 tools.

Group Member Introductions:

*Please provide a brief introduction about yourself. Feel free to include a picture!

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  1. Unknown User (pnifong)

    Hello all! I am going to be your project manager for duration of our creation process. I'm excited to get this project underway, but I think first we need to get to know a little bit about one another, and, of course, a little more about how to use this site to create our end product.

    I am Peggy Nifong; you can contact me any time, day or night, at my e-mail:, or by phone (text capable): 574.344.3368 with questions or concerns that need attention. I am a freshman in the College of Engineering, for now, but I am working on CODOing into Elementary Education. My end goal it to teach third grade in California; I'm a product from the dear Bourbon, Indiana and am ready to get out of this state! I live off-campus, and I am going to Missouri to get a puppy during spring break!! (Woot*Woot)

    To end on a more administrative note,

    • Be thinking about what role you would best fit for this project:
      • ie) Researcher, Text Writer, Code Writer, etc. (These are the only ones I can remember off the top of my head)
    • Create a Plancast account (It's free and easy!)
    • Add a comment about yourself!
      • Hint: To add a comment, be sure you Log In which is on the bottom right half part of this page using your Purdue Career Account Log In and Password.
      • Feel free to include a photo, if you can, I am having difficulties..
    • If we get greater than a 66/70 on this project we will not have to take the final exam, so be prepared to give this project attention.
      • I believe our final exam is on Friday or Saturday, but don't quote me. So... If you want to free up finals week, here is an easy way to do so!

        Team 47



        Web 2.0 application





        Project Leader:

        Peggy Nifong

        Team Members:

        Nicholas Derado


        Desirae McCusker


        Hilde Thayer


        Erica Metzinger

        International Partners:

        We will find out
        after spring break.


        Have a fantastic and safe spring break!  (big grin)
    1. Unknown User (pnifong)

      Instead of attempting to add a photograph within the text, try to edit your profile.You can do this through a link in the same area as you clicked to login. Under 'Your Account' you can update your status, look at your profile, adjust your e-mail settings, see recent activity, and so on. I suggest spending the next week 'playing' on here so you'll be prepared to jump in to the work.

  2. Unknown User (pnifong)

    We have two International Partners: Li Jing ( & Hou Chengyu ( -I am having troubles reaching this address)

    1. Unknown User (pnifong)

      I received a response from Li this morning, so we have at least one IP. :) Woo!

  3. Unknown User (dmccuske)

    Hello everyone! My name is Deirae McCusker and I am a sophmore in the College of Liberal Arts. My major now is Spanish Education, but I am going to switch to Elementary Education. I teach swim lessons every day..and I love den pops!

    Mondays- I am free after 8p

    Tuesdays- I am free after 730p and between 2p-430p

    Wednesdays- Free after 8

    Thursdays- I am free from 12p-430p and after 730p

    Fridays- I am free after this class for an hour, and after 8

    Saturdays- I am free 12p

    Sundays- busy all day :(

  4. Unknown User (emetzing)

    Hey, my name is Erica Metzinger and I am from a small town about 40 minutes away from Lafayette. I am currently a Art education major, but I plan to switch to Graphic Design in the Fall. I also live off campus and I love to play golf.

    Mondays- After 7

    Tuesdays - After 6

    Wednesdays- After 4

    Thursdays-  After 6

    Fridays- I am free for an hour after this class

    Saturdays & Sundays- I have a job back home so i will not be available on short notice

  5. Unknown User (nderado)

    Hey, my name is Nick Derado. I'm from Noblesville, Indiana which is just north of Indy.  I'm a sophomore and an el ed major.  I live in an apartment right behind Krannert. 

    Mondays - Free

    Tuesdays - Intramural co-ed softball at 9

    Wednesdays - Free

    Thursdays - Intramural volleyball at 6, softball at 7, and dodgeball at 11

    Friday - Free

    Saturday - Free

    Sunday - Chapter at 8:30 free besides that

    I can pretty much miss any intramural game though so I'm pretty much always free.

  6. Unknown User (pnifong)

    For the week of March 29th:

    1. Confirm roles and responsibilities
    2. Initial Drafts Due for Wiki Chapter
    3. Begin work on Lesson Plans
      1. We will disburse the work on Wednesday.
        1. Refer to Web 2.0 examples before Wednesday: Facebook Chat & Plurk 
    4. Start outlines for final showcase presentation

    I know this seems like a lot of work, but once we get this done it will just be editing and preparation for the presentation!

    1. Unknown User (pnifong)

      Project 2: Working on the initial draft of your wiki chapter. For this
      draft, please answer all the questions listed on the assessment guide and post
      at least one lesson plan for each educational level.

      I am sorry, I didn't have the full assignment.

  7. Unknown User (pnifong)

    So far here is what I have for section wise:





    Tomorrow, hopefully we will get everyone caught up and on the same page, but feel free to comment and 'call' your section.

  8. Unknown User (hthayer)

    Hi, my name is Hilde Thayer.  I am a freshman here at Purdue and I am majoring in Social Studies Education.  I am from right here in Lafayette.  So far I am working on the History Section.  Everyone seems to be doing a great job, let's keep up the good work so we do not have to take the final  (big grin)  !!  I am happy to help in any other way I can contribute to the group and to not having to take the final.  Please just let me know.  Easy ways to contact me are at either my e-mail or my cell phone (call/text) 765-586-4808.