Web 2.0 in schools


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This is my generic Web 2.0 presentation, but with examples and data from the schools arena.

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Web 2.0 in schools

  1. 1. Using Web 2.0 in a school environment Phil Bradley http://www.philb.com
  2. 2. What is Web 2.0? <ul><li>Let’s just not go there shall we? </li></ul><ul><li>Definitions are less important than what you can do with it </li></ul><ul><li>Oh, if you really insist… </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Web 2.0? <ul><li>Web 2.0 is a term often applied to a perceived ongoing transition of the World Wide Web from a collection of websites to a full-fledged computing platform serving web applications to end users. Ultimately Web 2.0 services are expected to replace desktop computing applications for many purposes. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia entry </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Web 1.0 was computer based </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 uses the web as a platform </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Web 1.0 relied on installed software </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 uses the browser </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Web 1.0 was solitary </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 encourages sharing </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Web 1.0 was individuals working alone </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 is community, sharing wisdom </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Web 2.0 is the portability of data </li></ul><ul><li>Web 1.0 was data in one place </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Web 1.0 was about consuming (data) </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 is about creating data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Weblogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photograph sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookmarking </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Web 1.0 was home pages </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 is weblogs </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Web 1.0 was tracking information down </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 is having information come to you </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Web 1.0 was badging your content </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 is getting the answer out there quickly </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Web 1.0 was slow transfer rates </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 is about broadband </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Web 1.0 was hardware £s </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 is broadband £s </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Web 1.0 was getting it perfect </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 is doing it and moving on </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Web 1.0 was stationary </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 is mobile </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Web 1.0 was about limitations </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 is about a state of mind </li></ul>
  18. 18. Yes… but? <ul><li>“ It’s vacuous marketing hype” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Web 2.0 is totally silly” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Meaningless” </li></ul><ul><li>“ is made entirely of pretentious self serving morons.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ a lot of thin but very hot air blown at you by those who are convinced that having nothing to say is by no means a good reason to shut up.” </li></ul>
  19. 19. So… <ul><li>Is it a question of degrees of difference? </li></ul>
  20. 20. Or… <ul><li>A difference of kind? (Is it or isn’t it a fad?) </li></ul>
  21. 22. So… <ul><li>How can I use it? </li></ul>
  22. 23. Websites <ul><li>“ If you don't have the will or the ability to change your website at a moment's notice, then you don't have a website. You have a billboard.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/defenestrate99 </li></ul></ul>
  23. 25. Los Angeles Public Library Teen Web
  24. 26. Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County
  25. 27. The Global Gorillas Wiki
  26. 28. Dixie Grammar School
  27. 31. A Jigsaw <ul><li>A website should be modular in approach </li></ul><ul><li>Composed of various different elements </li></ul><ul><li>Click them in, try them in different places </li></ul><ul><li>Discard, start again </li></ul><ul><li>Living, changing and dynamic </li></ul>
  28. 32. Different elements
  29. 35. Greater involvement <ul><li>Use Twitter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate your tweets into your website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact and connect with other librarians, parents, school children </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View Trending information for current affairs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow historical figures </li></ul></ul>
  30. 37. More Twitter <ul><li>Use hashtags to involve a class </li></ul><ul><ul><li>140 word book reviews </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Or to involve parents! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create closed Twitter accounts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use Twitter polls </li></ul><ul><li>Use Twitpic for images </li></ul>
  31. 38. Wordle <ul><li>Take some text </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Webpage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opening page of a book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Essay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Book titles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Characters in a book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Author names </li></ul></ul>
  32. 39. <ul><li>Go to Wordle.net </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cut and paste the text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Display the Wordle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save and use in the library, or on the website </li></ul></ul>
  33. 41. How you can use this: <ul><li>Which book/author/play is this? </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s book reviews wordled </li></ul><ul><li>Create posters, copy onto t-shirts </li></ul><ul><li>Poll a classroom (favourite colour, team etc.) </li></ul>
  34. 42. Tagxedo <ul><li>Next generation Wordle product </li></ul><ul><li>Simple and easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible </li></ul><ul><li>You can add your own images to create your own wordcloud shapes </li></ul>
  35. 43. Two of my creations
  36. 44. Wikis <ul><li>A wiki allows individuals to collaborate together </li></ul><ul><li>Creative writing </li></ul><ul><li>Book clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Story telling </li></ul>
  37. 45. Yarra Road Primary School wiki
  38. 46. Classroom 2.0
  39. 47. Asalaamualiakum
  40. 48. Barnwood Geography Wikispaces
  41. 49. Bookleads
  42. 50. Classroom Google Earth
  43. 51. Follow me maths
  44. 52. Midsummer Dreaming
  45. 53. What happened to Sylvia?
  46. 54. Educational wikis
  47. 55. PBworks
  48. 56. Facebook <ul><li>“ Facebook is dangerous, so don’t use it” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Facebook is dangerous, so here’s how to use it safely” </li></ul>
  49. 60. Presentations <ul><li>Create presentations and use them online with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slideshare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authorstream </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sliderocket </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Embed them on your site, weblog, wiki </li></ul>
  50. 61. Slideshare.net
  51. 63. Sliderocket
  52. 64. Authorstream
  53. 65. Animoto
  54. 66. My worked example
  55. 67. Preezo
  56. 68. Screentoaster
  57. 69. Screenr
  58. 70. BB Flashback Express
  59. 71. My worked example
  60. 72. Vuvox
  61. 73. Home/Start pages <ul><li>Netvibes, Pageflakes or iGoogle </li></ul><ul><li>Create content, hosted by a 3 rd party </li></ul><ul><li>Update when necessary, instantly </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate content back onto the website </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to create and maintain </li></ul>
  62. 74. Dixie Grammer School on Netvibes
  63. 75. Using Flickr <ul><li>Create a free account </li></ul><ul><li>Post photographs of the school, school trips, the library, library events, local history </li></ul><ul><li>Create trading cards </li></ul><ul><li>Create motivational posters </li></ul><ul><li>Blend back into the website, weblog, wiki </li></ul>
  64. 78. Multimedia <ul><li>Voice thread </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A secure network to allow students and teachers to collaborate and share ideas with classrooms anywhere in the world </li></ul></ul><ul><li>TeacherTube </li></ul><ul><ul><li>an online community for sharing instructional videos </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SchoolTube </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational, moderated </li></ul></ul>
  65. 82. Collaborative whiteboards
  66. 83. Timelines
  67. 84. Weblogs <ul><li>Use weblogs as an aid in the library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Historical, educational, fictional weblogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link to existing book collections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create new weblogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use weblogs for book reviews </li></ul></ul>
  68. 85. WW1: Experiences of an English Soldier
  69. 87. Hope CE Primary School Blog
  70. 88. Lochaber High School
  71. 89. Communication & news gathering <ul><li>Weblogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a library weblog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional or new library resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduce members of staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use it as a repository of data and information by using categories and tags </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t regard a weblog as a diary – it’s an important website in its own right… </li></ul></ul>
  72. 92. Weblogs continued… <ul><li>Use the weblog RSS feed on the site home page as a news feed </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage people to add the feed to their start page or RSS reader </li></ul><ul><li>Create a different weblog for a different subject area – invite other authors </li></ul><ul><li>Use it in a different way, on a different page </li></ul>
  73. 94. Bookmarking <ul><li>Share and collaborate on bookmarks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With Staff, students, parents, other librarians </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blend bookmarks into website, specific pages, weblog, wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage continual additions </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious, Diigo etc. </li></ul>
  74. 96. Fur.ly
  75. 97. Trailfire
  76. 98. Pearltrees
  77. 99. LiveBinders
  78. 100. Museumbox
  79. 101. Jogtheweb http://www.jogtheweb.com/run/CIPGOqlOglsi/Library-tools
  80. 102. Podcasting and Video
  81. 103. Masher
  82. 104. Glogster – create posters
  83. 106. Wallwisher
  84. 107. Cartoons
  85. 108. Create a newspaper
  86. 109. Create your own search engines
  87. 110. And there’s more... <ul><li>Quizzes, jigsaws and crossword puzzles </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking avatars </li></ul><ul><li>Google street view </li></ul><ul><li>Etc... </li></ul>
  88. 111. LOLCats!
  89. 112. Blend it all together!
  90. 114. There are challenges <ul><li>Cyberbullying </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is this CYBERbullying or just BULLYING? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Copyright issues </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Images of children </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technical issues </li></ul><ul><li>So create spaces, not just posters </li></ul><ul><li>Cultivate volunteers </li></ul>
  91. 115. In summary: <ul><li>Websites must be flexible and under the control of the librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Blend information </li></ul><ul><li>Be a cyber nomad </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate, play, use, discard </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Let’s try it’ and not ‘Let’s not’ </li></ul>
  92. 116. Web 2.0 ... <ul><li>Gives you control </li></ul>
  93. 117. Just one more thing... <ul><li>Recent material that I’ve found, in no particular order </li></ul>
  94. 118. Photopeach.com <ul><li>Add images, grab some music, create a video! </li></ul>
  95. 119. Online Stickies http://en.linoit.com <ul><li>Like Wallwisher, but more flexible </li></ul>
  96. 120. Start pages with Tizmos.com <ul><li>Mine is at http://www.tizmos.com/Philbradley </li></ul>
  97. 121. Pearltrees
  98. 122. Edistorm
  99. 123. Kidblog
  100. 124. Formspring.me
  101. 125. Thank you <ul><li>http://www.philb.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.philbradley.typepad.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.twitter.com/Philbradley </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/Philbradley </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/philbradley/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://delicious.com/Philbradley </li></ul>