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Web 2.0 technologies

  1. 1. online web tools
  2. 2. Synchronous• Occurring at the same time.• Simultaneous• E.g .chat sessions
  3. 3. Asynchronous• Not occurring at the same time• Delayed• E.g. E-mail, blogging
  4. 4. Blogging
  5. 5. • 4.5 million Google sites on using blogs in the classroom• Authentic learning?• Homework assignments• Sharing classroom news• Journaling own learning
  6. 6. Bundublog.com - free blogs for Africa
  7. 7. Microblogging
  8. 8. #designersanddevelopers
  9. 9. • Publish short text messages of less than 140 characters• Online from cellphone• Private safe online environment.• Communication restricted so learners privacy protected• Teachers can send alerts, events and even assignments to learners• Valuable resources can be passed on quickly and effortlessly
  10. 10. • Exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question – what are you doing?• If you are following the right people / experts who are sharing what they are learning and reading then you will be on the cutting edge of Internet news
  11. 11. • During a lesson get feedback on a question – imagine the excitement of responding to a question posted in twitter – you are sure to get more than the same 3 hands that normally go up.
  12. 12. Wikis
  13. 13. • Derived from a Hawaiian word wiki or wiki-wiki which means “quick”• Is a social media tool which provides a collaborative space where members can add and edit pages and create resources on any chosen topic
  14. 14. Why use wikis?• Flexible asynchronous communication tool• Encourages peer supported creation of content• Learners have to work together, negotiate, plan, research, problem solve and take ownership of their contributions• Portfolio of evidence created that can be assessed
  15. 15. • Teachers can use wikis collaboratively to create lessonplans• Can post homework and assignments on your class wiki• Classroom rules, schedules and calendars• Post questions for students to brainstorm• Involve parents
  16. 16. Wikipedia
  17. 17. Wiki educator
  18. 18. Discussions
  19. 19. www.wikieducator.org
  20. 20. Podcasts
  21. 21. • Refers to recording audio & then streaming it via the Internet for people to listen to on their computers• Can be used to record authentic learning experiences in the classroom• Create virtual tours of your curriculum content or get learners to do it
  22. 22. • Start a classroom or school radio station• Practice language skills and vocab in a more exciting way – learn a new language• Let learners conduct interviews with experts• Can be used to help encourage storytelling and book reading
  23. 23. Browse the podcasts by theme / topic
  24. 24. Play the reading of Do youhave a Hat to your classhttp://podcast.com/episode/21366461/18408/?cp=1125
  25. 25. You can even find anonline copy of the storywith question ideas on the Internet
  26. 26. Social networking
  27. 27. • Social networking site• Online discussions• Online chat• Sharing of resources
  28. 28. Instant messaging and chatting
  29. 29. • Communicate in a synchronous manner with learners• Communicate with fellow teachers• Either verbal (with video even) or via text chat
  30. 30. Add people tothe group chat session
  31. 31. Type the message you want to send to everyone here
  32. 32. Social bookmarking
  33. 33. Social bookmarking Like a highlighter used to draw other peoples attention to something
  34. 34. RSS and widgets
  35. 35. Really Simple What is RSS? Syndication• A technology that helps you keep track of their favourite websites.• In the ‘old days’ to keep track of updates on a website you had to ‘bookmark’ websites in your browser and manually return to them on a regular basis to see what had been added.
  36. 36. RSS Changes Everything• What if you could tell a website to let you know every time that they update? In a sense, this is what RSS does for you.• RSS flips things around a little and is a technology that provides you with a method of getting relevant and up to date information sent to you for you to read in your own time. It saves you time and helps you to get the information you want quickly after it was published.
  37. 37. What is a widget?• Widget is a fancy word for tools or content that you can add, arrange, and remove from the sidebars of your blog. Widgets make it easy to customize the content of your blog sidebar.
  38. 38. Tag clouds A tag cloud is a visual representation for text data, typically used to depict keyword metadata (tags) on websites,. or to visualize free form text. Tags are usually single words, normally listed alphabetically, and the importance of each tag is shown with font size or colour.
  39. 39. File sharing
  40. 40. Sharing slide presentations
  41. 41. Sharing photographsemail
  42. 42. www.picasa.com
  43. 43. • www.flickr.com• Photo sharing website A picture is worth a thousand wordsPictures of anything:• Cloud formations• Buildings• Landmarks• Historians• Learners can take a photo on their cellphone when on a school outing – this can be put it up on the site for classmates to comment on or discuss
  44. 44. Learners can add theircomments / suggestions
  45. 45. Search the public gallery of photos that people have shared.If you are dealing with Italy – you can just type Italy and hundreds ofphotos will come up
  46. 46. • www.youtube.com• www.teachertube.com• Video sharing website• Online video sharing sites provide teachers with access to a wide selection of video material on any topic within the curriculum• Teacher tube is an online community for sharing instructional videos
  47. 47. •You could record your lessons•Learners could create video projects•Use instructional videos todemonstrate difficult experiments / clarify difficultconcepts
  48. 48. You don’t have to attach Powerpoint presentations to emails in order to distribute themYou can upload them to a slideshow platform and just share the linkOr you can search for other people’s powerpoint presentations
  49. 49. • Cloud computing• Online sharing of documents
  50. 50. • Cloud computing• Online sharing of documents• Collaborate with others
  51. 51. Mind mapping
  52. 52. E Books• Imagine how much more exciting it is for learners to read a book “online”• Learners can respond to your posted questions about the book and email you their answers• Learners are able to ask each other questions• Students can write an online book review
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