Horizon Project Resources

Learn more from the full web-enabled version of the 2007 Horizon Project


One of the aims of this collaborative project is to use Web 2.0 tools to enhance and support student-centred learning between classrooms in diverse locations. The Web 2.0 tools listed here are some of the options available for teachers and students to share files, communicate using audio and video and to share ideas regularly. Please add to this page throughout the project with your own ideas, Web 2.0 resources and comments about the effectiveness of the tools used or tried.

Using Wikispaces

Wikispaces is relatively easy to use however please remember only ONE person can edit a page at the same time. Check the history tab on each page to see who has been updating and when. You can also compare update pages and revert back to a certain page. Use the discussion tab to communicate with your partners and teachers. Check this area at least once a day during the project for messages and also send messages to others. To use multimedia on the wiki try the wikispaces help, or this wiki.
Don't know how to do something? Ask! a fellow student or a teacher.


RSS in Plain English by the Common Craft Show
An easy to understand look at what RSS can do and how to get started.

Inspirational Videos

2020 Vision

Created by Karl Fisch,
Director of Technology for Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado.
. Available at Google videos, or from Karl's blog

This video looks retrospectively at the impact of technology on students during their 13 years of schooling.
Goes with this blog post - http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com/ 2006/11/2020-vision.html

Paying Attention

by Darren Draper

This presentation, simply entitled "Pay Attention", was created by Darren DraperThis email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it in an effort to motivate teachers to more effectively use technology in their teaching. Since most of today's students can appropriately be labeled as "Digital Learners", why do so many teachers refuse to enter the digital age with their teaching practices?
See Transforming Teaching Through Technology for more details

When I Grow Up......

Created by M Johnson, April 2007

What will the world be like for our students? Are we preparing them?
Available on TeacherTube

Shift Happens

Created by J Brenman
This is a stylization of a slideshow originally created by Karl Fisch, examining globalization and America’s future in the 21st century. It is designed to stand alone, without having to be presented in person.

Online Resources

  1. Digitales: The Digitales website by Bernajean Porter has some great resources to help with multimedia production. For this project see the Story Making Files page, especially the StoryBoarding Planning Template. Also plan to be 'Copyright Savvy' and use these excellent resources to find Creative Commons, Citation Machines and Permission Forms.
  2. Atomic Learning have a free download of StoryBoard Pro and is designed to give teachers, students, and home movie makers a tool to plan ahead when creating video projects. It features the ability to:
  • Enter shot titles and descriptions, complete with planned lengths and edited order.
  • Indicate shot types: video, still, audio, music, or titles.
  • Enter film tips for your camera person when videotaping the shot and editing tips to be used when editing in iMovie, Movie Maker 2, Final Cut Pro, Premeire, or any other editor of your choice.
  • Import existing video clips, still pictures, and sounds to better illustrate each shot.
  • Create, save, and import templates for video projects.
  • Print copies of your storyboard for use while filming or editing.
  • Print blank storyboard worksheets for brainstorming new ideas.