What is Web 2.0 and What Does It Mean for Our Classrooms?

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The Internet has now been widely available in Helena schools for nearly ten years. The Internet has made a lot of promises of interactivity ease of publishing which wasn't really a reality in the first generation of classroom Internet tools. "Web 2.0, " the latest trend of Internet, included tools like blogs, podcast wikis and social networking. These tools make it possible to use the Internet as classroom toolin more interactive waves. This workshop will introduce the concept of Web 2.0 and what it means for both teachers and learners.

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What is Web 2.0 and What Does It Mean for Our Classrooms?

  1. 1. Web 2.0: How have the Internet and learners changed and how can education respond? Jason Neiffer Helena Public Schools 29 April 2008
  2. 2. The Foundation: Montana State Tech Standards • Originally written in 1999 • Revised in 2008 (involving three HPS teachers) • Key notes: – HPS adopts standards through curriculum – Obligates classrooms to cover topics as media literacy, media ethics, new communication – New standards push Web 2.0 technologies as critical 2
  3. 3. Other Standards • International Society for Technology in Education – Student Standards (new in ’07) – Administrator Standards – Teacher Standards 3

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