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Web 2.0 for the Classroom
Transcript of Web 2.0 for the Classroom
questions, pace concept/examples/
exploration/cool tools Some statistics:
684,000,000- # of visitors to Wikipedia last year
73% of young adults have social networking site accounts
57% of teenagers create online content
76% of teens favor user-generated video clips and content
100,000,000 # of YouTube videos viewed per day
Web pages were static
Web sites weren’t changed much
Meant for information retrieval
Web development done by software developers (super geeky guys)
Most of the content is user-generated
Information Sharing (by you, for you)
Collaborative by many (even novice)
http://go2web20.net http://www.appappeal.com/web-2-0-application-world-mosaic/ Thought to have began in 1994. By 2006,
well over 20 million blogs. Blogger (now Blogspot)
launched in 1999. Bought by Google in 2003 133,000,000 – number of blogs indexed by Technorati since 2002
346,000,000 – number of people globally who read blogs (comScore March 2008)
900,000 – average number of blog posts in a 24 hour period
1,750,000 – number of RSS subscribers to TechCrunch, the most popular Technology blog (January 2009)
77% - percentage of active Internet users who read blogs
55% – percentage of the blogosphere that drinks more than 2 cups of coffee per day
81 - number of languages represented in the blogosphere
59% – percentage of bloggers who have been blogging for at least 2 years
Create a Blog Widgets/Gadgets Widgets are "stand alone" applications that can be easily embedded into other applications.
There are even widgets for desktops
Examples: news feeds, calendars, search engines, weather, games
Microblogging Twitter ended 2009 with just over 75 million user accounts
The monthly rate of new user accounts is currently around 6.2 million new accounts per month (or 2-3 per second).
A large percentage of Twitter accounts are inactive, with about 25% of accounts having no followers and about 40% of accounts having never sent a single Tweet
Blogging Wrap Up:
Do you think this would be
useful in your classroom? http://www.wordle.net
http://www.tagxedo.com/ A way of storing webpage URLs (bookmarks) on an external web server that you can access your bookmarks on any computer at any time
"Social" Bookmarking is when you share your lists and make them available to everyone (or invited guests) and can view their bookmarks as well
Popular Sites: Del.icio.us (2003 Yahoo!), Digg (2004), Stumble Upon (2001), Diigo (2005: Digest of Internet Information, Groups and Other stuff)
Social Bookmarking Activity:
Set up a Diigo Account Group Discussion: Would this be beneficial to you or your class?
A wiki is a website that allows users to add, change, or delete content and to collaborate together
Wikipedia is a giant wiki! Launched in 2001
2.6 million articles in English
684,000,000 visitors in the last year
Activity: Set up a wiki in Wikispaces (launched in 2005)
Discussion: Can you see this
being used in your classrooms? How?
Flickr (Yahoo! 2004)
http://www.flickr.com/ Picasa (Google 2004)
http://picasa.google.com/ http://techteacher70.blogspot.com/2009/11/harnessing-creativity-great-ways-to-use.html#comments Embed slideshows in wikis and blogs!
Create Collages in Picasa!
http://voicethread.com/#q.b334632.i1773879 Activity: Set up an account
Comment in two different ways on the Voicethread
Add your wiki or blog address to our wiki
Embed 2 or more: a widget, link, video, or 5 resources to your wiki or blog
Blog about the workshop today
Complete the Survey**
http://www.commoncraft.com/bookmarking-plain-english https://www.blogger.com/ That's it! You are the 'producer' of new content and information.
You are the 'consumer' of new content and information.
Today's web users are "PROSUMERS" ...for today! Nicole