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Web 2.0

Web 2.0 in the classroom

Brian Kosena

on 21 October 2011

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Transcript of Web 2.0

The “Information” Age
When we were able to digitize information, we let go of the old constraints of:
What information is
Where information can be found
How information can be searched/analyzed
How information can be created
What is Web 2.0?
A Web 2.0 site allows its users to interact with other users or to change website content, in contrast to non-interactive websites where users are limited to the passive viewing of information that is provided to them.

Taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0
Three Components of 2.0
1.) Participation
-Comments, review work, respond to opinions (Blogs)
2.) Collaboration
-Multiuser sites: Wiki’s, online gaming, Creative Commons (music)
3.) Distribution
-User generated content sites such as YouTube
Literacy 2.0
People are developing ways of reading, writing, viewing, listening, and recording information
The way people find and process knowledge is beginning to shift
“Is Google Making Us Stupid?” – The Atlantic Monthly
The “User-Created” Web
The only people who could create information on Web 1.0 were those who understood complicated HTML code (Top-Down)

95% of users were simple observers of content
With the advent of XML, Web 2.0 allows for every user to create information, without a complex understanding of code (Bottom-Up)

95% of users now contribute and create content
A blog is a type of website, maintained by an individual with regular entries of:
- commentary
- descriptions of events
- material such as graphics or video
A blog is a type of website, maintained by an individual with regular entries of:
descriptions of events
material such as graphics or video
Teacher Blogs
This blog is dedicated to helping teachers become better at what they do by giving out tons of helpful advice

Read posts on curriculum, teaching, leadership, learning and more on this blog

Those working in a Montessori school, and teachers in general, will get some helpful insights and ideas for teaching their own students on this blog

Share experiences both good and bad in teaching high school students through the posts of English teacher Art
Adam Dawkins Is!
Feed Readers
RSS (Really Simple Syndication), also known as feed readers, allow for readers to subscribe to timely updates from preferred sites
The kind of content delivered by web feeds are HTML (websites)
Using a feed reader saves readers countless hours of searching the web


Google Reader
Wiki Sites
Websites that allow easy creation and editing of any number of entries
Powered by wiki software and are often used to create collaborative websites
Power community websites
Most commonly and well known wiki site?
Online Forums
An Internet forum, or message board, is a user-generated discussion site that allows for user’s to have online discussions
Forum sites allow for any registered user to create a discussion topic, then other users to discuss and give opinions
A to Z Teacher Forum:

A podcast is a series of digital media files (either audio or video)
Many people believe that Tablet Technology is going to be the next wave in classroom education.
NPR News Stories
Introduce Into Classroom
Many ways to begin to introduce Web 2.0 into the classroom:
Creating a network is an easy way to begin
Network Sites
95% of 18 year olds report using a social network site (SNS)

30yrs+ only 37% actively use
A few SNS which can be created free and implemented in your classroom:
Reaching our Students
It’s time to meet our students where they already are learning…
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