Web 2.0 - What is it and Why do I use it

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Published on September 18, 2008

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Web 2.0 : What is it & why do I use it? Web 2.0 What is Web 2.0? : What is Web 2.0? Web 2.0 is a neologism that signifies the transformation from the “read web to the “read-write” web. “the Web was shifting from being a medium, in which information was transmitted and consumed, into being a platform, in which content was created, shared, remixed, repurposed, and passed along.” Web 2.0 works as a customizable network system to link users to information and each other Web 2.0 is not just a technological revolution, but also a social revolution! Learning : Before Web 2.0 After Web 2.0 A type of content Focus on content design Composed, organized, & packaged by publishers Organized and structured into courses Consumed by students through reading Uses books, manuals, or tutoring software A system Nodes of info connected to other nodes of info, largely produced by students Syndicated information Resembles a conversation or blog Personal learning center where content is manipulated to meet learners’ needs – focus on content use An electronic portfolio An environment Learning Educase Study Reveals… : Educase Study Reveals… Implications for Educators : Implications for Educators Institutions of education must learn to incorporate Web 2.0 applications in a positive and educational way. Educators must be flexible and creative in their use of technology in the classroom. Educators must embrace a two-way exchange between themselves and students, realizing they will potentially learn as much as they teach. Educators must never stop learning. This used to be in regards to their content area. Now, this statement also applies to exchanging information using Web 2.0. Types of Web 2.0 Technology : Some We Will Explore Some for You to Explore Podcasts Blogs Photo Management Satellite Maps Video Wikis ePortfolios Social Bookmarks Online Groups Social Networks Voice Thread Scrapbooks Virtual Worlds Project Sharing Types of Web 2.0 Technology Note: Elements all incorporate some type of social network. Podcasts : What Are They? Podcasts in Education Podcasts are audio files that are posted online so that users can automatically download the files to listen whenever they want. Most commonly in MP3 format Podcasting allows individuals to have a self-published, syndicated radio show Lectures can be posted online or downloaded from other universities through places such as the iTunes store Instant world-wide access Adds an auditory dimension to courses to meet the needs of varied learning styles Allows absent students to easily obtain lecture content New medium for class projects Transportability of material Podcasts Podcasting Sites : Specfic General Search Sites Podcasts for Teachers Podcasts for Educators PodCop Spanish PodFrecasts Beginning French Moritz Law Theories of Communication Scientific American Learn Out Loud Language Arts Podcasts Mathgrad.com Small Business Expo White House Podcasts Podcast Alley Podcast.net AllPodcasts Podcasting Station Podcast Bunker Podcasting Tools iTunes Replay Media Family Friendly Podcasts Podcast Network NPR Podcasts Internet Archive Podscope Podcasting Sites Blogs: What Are They? : Blogs: What Are They? Blogs are a web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer. They often offer opportunities for community members to respond to the posts in an asynchronous form of communication. Blogs : How do they work? Using RSS to Manage RSS (really simple syndication) is a way to manage blogs & news posts so the information you are interested in “feeds” directly to you. RSS in Plain English Blogs Blogs in Plain English Educational Uses of Blogs : Instructors Uses of Blogs Student Uses in Your Courses Content-related blog as professional practice Networking and personal knowledge sharing Instructional tips for students Course announcements and readings Annotated links Knowledge management Reflective or writing journals Knowledge management Assignment submission and review Dialogue for group work E-portfolios Share course-related resources Educational Uses of Blogs Slide 13: http://www.edtechpost.ca/gems/matrix2.gif Blogs : Technology Blogs Subject Matter Blogs Social Computing Magazine Read/WriteWeb Techcrunch Weblogg-ed Techweb The Gadgeteer Boing Boing Syndicated Learning English4Today Includes podcasts Emergiblog (nursing) Education Trends Civil War History Officer.com Education Blog List Internet Stocks Higher Education Blogs Photo Management : What is Photo Management? Educational Uses Photo management sites allow users to organize their digital photos and share them with people world-wide. Not just for art class! Great way to create a class presentation based on a field trip/field experience Post photos of specimens or objects for students to view – such as plant ID Store & organize your digital pictures by subject, course or other Photo Management Flickr : Flickr Flickr possibly the leading website of its kind, combines photo management & sharing systems with blogging and mapping options. It also offers community groups for members to join There are free and “pro” accounts Satellite Maps : Google Earth Educational Uses Google Earth is a virtual globe browser, arguably the most popular of those available for free on the Internet. (NASA's World Wind and ESRI's upcoming ArcGIS Explorer are competitors). Virtual globes allow users to interactively display and investigate geographic data. Use demos to get your students excited about geography Use different Google Earth layers to study: Economics Demographics Transportation Use real-time coordinates to demonstrate distance calculations View tectonic plate-shift evidence Study major land forms. The only limit to Google Earth's classroom uses is your imagination. Satellite Maps More Google Earth : Google Earth Links Google Earth in Darfur Using Templates to Create Content Google Earth User Guide Google Earth & Geoscience Education Review & Download Google Earth Blog Google for Educators Crisis in Darfur More Google Earth Video : What is YouTube? Educational Uses YouTube is a video sharing website that allows users to upload, view, and share videos. Other sites also host video sharing YouTube is one of the industry leaders. Great for visual learners! Engaging enrichments Gives historical context, examples, or demonstrations Scaffolding for higher level learning Video Video : Links about Video Other Video Sites Techlearning NCLB Research Video for the Classroom KQED Annenberg Media 7 Strategies Metacafe Google Video AOL Video Jumpcut Yahoo Video MSN Video Ebaum’s World Spike United Streaming EVC Video Placement Internet Archive EPA (Specialty sites have videos!) Video Wikis : What Are They? Educational Uses "Wiki Wiki" is Hawaiian for "quick". A wiki is computer software that allows users to easily create, edit and link web pages. It is like combining a web page & a Word document Wikis are used to create: Collaborative websites Power community websites Intranets Wiki in Plain English Collaborative writing Coordinating planning Easily create simple websites Project development with peer review Data collection Review classes & teachers Presentations Create courses Wikis Wikis : Using Wikis Wiki Sites Wiki Design Principles Using Wiki in Education Wikis in Higher Education 7 Things You Should Know Wiki Comparisons Pbwiki Video Wet Paint Wikispaces Wikis ePortfolios : What is the purpose? Educational Uses "The portfolio can provide an opportunity to demonstrate one's ability to collect, organize, interpret and reflect on documents and sources of information. It is also a tool for continuing professional development, encouraging individuals to take responsibility for and demonstrate the results of their own learning." Metacognition development History of development & growth Make connections between learning experiences Authentic assessment tool Personal knowledge management Showcase competencies Interdisciplinary synthesis ePortfolios ePortfolios : More Information Web Sites ePortfolios (Awesome!) 7 Things You Should Know ePortfolio.eu ePortfolios for Learning Sample Portfolio Free Basic ePortfolio sites My eCoach OSP rCampus DIGIcation Subscriber/Institutional use sites Foliotek Live Text iWebfolio ELGG ePortfolios Web 2.0 Websites : More Info More Practice with 2.0 eLearn Magazine Stephen’s Web Educase Study Robin Good eLearn Space TVUSD Gliffy 23 Things to Do Web 2.0 Websites Questions? : Questions? Your Turn! : Your Turn! Social Bookmarks Social Bookmarks in Plain English Online Groups Social Networks Social Networking in Plain English Voice Thread Scrapbooks Virtual Worlds Project Sharing

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