Using Web 2.0 in a school
environment November 2010
Phil Bradley
http://www.philb.com
What is Web 2.0?
• Let’s just not go there shall we?
• Definitions are less important than what you
can do with it
• Oh, i...
What is Web 2.0?
• Web 2.0 is a term often applied to a perceived
ongoing transition of the World Wide Web
from a collecti...
• Web 1.0 was
computer based
• Web 2.0 uses the
web as a platform
• Web 1.0 relied on
installed software
• Web 2.0 uses the
browser
• Web 1.0 was solitary • Web 2.0 encourages
sharing
• Web 1.0 was
individuals working
alone
• Web 2.0 is
community, sharing
wisdom
• Web 2.0 is the
portability of data
• Web 1.0 was data in
one place
• Web 1.0 was about
consuming (data)
• Web 2.0 is about
creating data
– Weblogs
– Photograph sharing
– Wikis
– Collaborati...
• Web 1.0 was home
pages
• Web 2.0 is weblogs
• Web 1.0 was
tracking information
down
• Web 2.0 is having
information come to
you
• Web 1.0 was
badging your
content
• Web 2.0 is getting
the answer out there
quickly
• Web 1.0 was slow
transfer rates
• Web 2.0 is about
broadband
• Web 1.0 was
hardware £s
• Web 2.0 is
broadband £s
• Web 1.0 was getting
it perfect
• Web 2.0 is doing it
and moving on
• Web 1.0 was
stationary
• Web 2.0 is mobile
• Web 1.0 was about
limitations
• Web 2.0 is about a
state of mind
Yes… but?
• “It’s vacuous marketing hype”
• “Web 2.0 is totally silly”
• “Meaningless”
• “is made entirely of pretentious ...
So…
• Is it a question of degrees of difference?
Or…
• A difference of kind? (Is it or isn’t it a fad?)
So…
How can I use it?
Websites
• “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 w...
Los Angeles Public Library Teen Web
Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg
The Global Gorillas Wiki
Dixie Grammar School
A Jigsaw
• A website should be modular in approach
• Composed of various different elements
• Click them in, try them in d...
Different elements
Greater involvement
• Use Twitter
– Integrate your tweets into your website
– Contact and connect with other librarians,
p...
More Twitter
• Use hashtags to involve a class
– 140 word book reviews
• Or to involve parents!
– Create closed Twitter ac...
Wordle
• Take some text
– Webpage
– Opening page of a book
– Essay
– Book titles
– Characters in a book
– Author names
• Go to Wordle.net
– Cut and paste the text
– Display the Wordle
– Save and use in the library, or on the website
How you can use this:
• Which book/author/play is this?
• Children’s book reviews wordled
• Create posters, copy onto t-sh...
Tagxedo
• Next generation Wordle product
• Simple and easy to use
• Flexible
• You can add your own images to create your
...
Two of my creations
Wikis
• A wiki allows individuals to collaborate
together
• Creative writing
• Book clubs
• Story telling
Yarra Road Primary School wiki
Classroom 2.0
Asalaamualiakum
Barnwood Geography Wikispaces
Bookleads
Classroom Google Earth
Follow me maths
Midsummer Dreaming
What happened to Sylvia?
Educational wikis
PBworks
Facebook
• “Facebook is dangerous, so don’t use it”
• “Facebook is dangerous, so here’s how to use
it safely”
Presentations
• Create presentations and use them online
with
– Slideshare
– Authorstream
– Sliderocket
• Embed them on yo...
Slideshare.net
Sliderocket
Authorstream
Kizoa (my example)
Animoto
My worked example
Preezo
Screentoaster
Screenr
BB Flashback Express
My worked example
Vuvox
Home/Start pages
• Netvibes, Pageflakes or iGoogle
• Create content, hosted by a 3rd
party
• Update when necessary, instan...
Dixie Grammer School on Netvibes
Using Flickr
• Create a free account
• Post photographs of the school, school trips,
the library, library events, local hi...
Multimedia
• Voice thread
– A secure network to allow students and teachers
to collaborate and share ideas with classrooms...
Collaborative whiteboards
Capzles Timelines
Weblogs
• Use weblogs as an aid in the library
– Historical, educational, fictional weblogs
– Link to existing book collec...
WW1: Experiences of an English
Soldier
Hope CE Primary School Blog
Lochaber High School
Communication & news gathering
• Weblogs
– Create a library weblog
– Additional or new library resources
– Introduce membe...
Weblogs continued…
• Use the weblog RSS feed on the site home
page as a news feed
• Encourage people to add the feed to th...
Kidblog
Bookmarking
• Share and collaborate on bookmarks
– With Staff, students, parents, other librarians
• Blend bookmarks into ...
Fur.ly
Trailfire
Pearltrees
Jogtheweb
http://www.jogtheweb.com/run/FKRZ1SQDhvv7/Multimedia-resources-for-librarians
LiveBinders
Museumbox
Jogtheweb
http://www.jogtheweb.com/run/CIPGOqlOglsi/Library-tools
Start pages with Tizmos.com
• Mine is at
http://www.tizmos.com/Philbradley
Podcasting and Video
Voki – a speaking avatar
Hollur
Memoov
Masher
Glogster – create posters
Wallwisher
Edistorm
Online Stickies http://en.linoit.com
• Like Wallwisher, but more flexible
Cartoons
Create a newspaper
Create your own search engines
Blend it all together!
There are challenges
• Cyberbullying
– Is this CYBERbullying or just BULLYING?
• Copyright issues
• Privacy issues
– Image...
In summary:
• Websites must be flexible and under the
control of the librarian
• Blend information
• Be a cyber nomad
• In...
Web 2.0 ...
Gives you
control
And there’s more...
• Quizzes, jigsaws and crossword puzzles
• Speaking avatars
• Google street view
• Etc...
Snappywords
LOLCats!
Photopeach
• Add images, grab some music, create a video!
Formspring.me
My.online-eggtimer.com
Create a Bayeux tapestry
http://www.adgame-wonderland.de/type/bayeux.php
Random name/word picker
http://classtools.net/
Braineos flash cards
http://www.braineos.com/home
Thank you
• http://www.philb.com
• http://www.philbradley.typepad.com
• http://www.twitter.com/Philbradley
• http://www.sl...
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  1. 1. Using Web 2.0 in a school environment November 2010 Phil Bradley http://www.philb.com
  2. 2. What is Web 2.0? • Let’s just not go there shall we? • Definitions are less important than what you can do with it • Oh, if you really insist…
  3. 3. What is Web 2.0? • 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. – Wikipedia entry
  4. 4. • Web 1.0 was computer based • Web 2.0 uses the web as a platform
  5. 5. • Web 1.0 relied on installed software • Web 2.0 uses the browser
  6. 6. • Web 1.0 was solitary • Web 2.0 encourages sharing
  7. 7. • Web 1.0 was individuals working alone • Web 2.0 is community, sharing wisdom
  8. 8. • Web 2.0 is the portability of data • Web 1.0 was data in one place
  9. 9. • Web 1.0 was about consuming (data) • Web 2.0 is about creating data – Weblogs – Photograph sharing – Wikis – Collaborative resources – Social networking – Bookmarking
  10. 10. • Web 1.0 was home pages • Web 2.0 is weblogs
  11. 11. • Web 1.0 was tracking information down • Web 2.0 is having information come to you
  12. 12. • Web 1.0 was badging your content • Web 2.0 is getting the answer out there quickly
  13. 13. • Web 1.0 was slow transfer rates • Web 2.0 is about broadband
  14. 14. • Web 1.0 was hardware £s • Web 2.0 is broadband £s
  15. 15. • Web 1.0 was getting it perfect • Web 2.0 is doing it and moving on
  16. 16. • Web 1.0 was stationary • Web 2.0 is mobile
  17. 17. • Web 1.0 was about limitations • Web 2.0 is about a state of mind
  18. 18. Yes… but? • “It’s vacuous marketing hype” • “Web 2.0 is totally silly” • “Meaningless” • “is made entirely of pretentious self serving morons.” • “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.”
  19. 19. So… • Is it a question of degrees of difference?
  20. 20. Or… • A difference of kind? (Is it or isn’t it a fad?)
  21. 21. So… How can I use it?
  22. 22. Websites • “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.” – http://twitter.com/defenestrate99
  23. 23. Los Angeles Public Library Teen Web
  24. 24. Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg
  25. 25. The Global Gorillas Wiki
  26. 26. Dixie Grammar School
  27. 27. A Jigsaw • A website should be modular in approach • Composed of various different elements • Click them in, try them in different places • Discard, start again • Living, changing and dynamic
  28. 28. Different elements
  29. 29. Greater involvement • Use Twitter – Integrate your tweets into your website – Contact and connect with other librarians, parents, school children – View Trending information for current affairs – Follow historical figures
  30. 30. More Twitter • Use hashtags to involve a class – 140 word book reviews • Or to involve parents! – Create closed Twitter accounts • Use Twitter polls • Use Twitpic for images
  31. 31. Wordle • Take some text – Webpage – Opening page of a book – Essay – Book titles – Characters in a book – Author names
  32. 32. • Go to Wordle.net – Cut and paste the text – Display the Wordle – Save and use in the library, or on the website
  33. 33. How you can use this: • Which book/author/play is this? • Children’s book reviews wordled • Create posters, copy onto t-shirts • Poll a classroom (favourite colour, team etc.)
  34. 34. Tagxedo • Next generation Wordle product • Simple and easy to use • Flexible • You can add your own images to create your own wordcloud shapes
  35. 35. Two of my creations
  36. 36. Wikis • A wiki allows individuals to collaborate together • Creative writing • Book clubs • Story telling
  37. 37. Yarra Road Primary School wiki
  38. 38. Classroom 2.0
  39. 39. Asalaamualiakum
  40. 40. Barnwood Geography Wikispaces
  41. 41. Bookleads
  42. 42. Classroom Google Earth
  43. 43. Follow me maths
  44. 44. Midsummer Dreaming
  45. 45. What happened to Sylvia?
  46. 46. Educational wikis
  47. 47. PBworks
  48. 48. Facebook • “Facebook is dangerous, so don’t use it” • “Facebook is dangerous, so here’s how to use it safely”
  49. 49. Presentations • Create presentations and use them online with – Slideshare – Authorstream – Sliderocket • Embed them on your site, weblog, wiki
  50. 50. Slideshare.net
  51. 51. Sliderocket
  52. 52. Authorstream
  53. 53. Kizoa (my example)
  54. 54. Animoto
  55. 55. My worked example
  56. 56. Preezo
  57. 57. Screentoaster
  58. 58. Screenr
  59. 59. BB Flashback Express
  60. 60. My worked example
  61. 61. Vuvox
  62. 62. Home/Start pages • Netvibes, Pageflakes or iGoogle • Create content, hosted by a 3rd party • Update when necessary, instantly • Incorporate content back onto the website • Easy to create and maintain
  63. 63. Dixie Grammer School on Netvibes
  64. 64. Using Flickr • Create a free account • Post photographs of the school, school trips, the library, library events, local history • Create trading cards • Create motivational posters • Blend back into the website, weblog, wiki
  65. 65. Multimedia • Voice thread – A secure network to allow students and teachers to collaborate and share ideas with classrooms anywhere in the world • TeacherTube – an online community for sharing instructional videos • SchoolTube – Educational, moderated
  66. 66. Collaborative whiteboards
  67. 67. Capzles Timelines
  68. 68. Weblogs • Use weblogs as an aid in the library – Historical, educational, fictional weblogs – Link to existing book collections – Create new weblogs – Use weblogs for book reviews
  69. 69. WW1: Experiences of an English Soldier
  70. 70. Hope CE Primary School Blog
  71. 71. Lochaber High School
  72. 72. Communication & news gathering • Weblogs – Create a library weblog – Additional or new library resources – Introduce members of staff – Use it as a repository of data and information by using categories and tags – Don’t regard a weblog as a diary – it’s an important website in its own right…
  73. 73. Weblogs continued… • Use the weblog RSS feed on the site home page as a news feed • Encourage people to add the feed to their start page or RSS reader • Create a different weblog for a different subject area – invite other authors • Use it in a different way, on a different page
  74. 74. Kidblog
  75. 75. Bookmarking • Share and collaborate on bookmarks – With Staff, students, parents, other librarians • Blend bookmarks into website, specific pages, weblog, wikis • Encourage continual additions • Delicious, Diigo etc.
  76. 76. Fur.ly
  77. 77. Trailfire
  78. 78. Pearltrees
  79. 79. Jogtheweb http://www.jogtheweb.com/run/FKRZ1SQDhvv7/Multimedia-resources-for-librarians
  80. 80. LiveBinders
  81. 81. Museumbox
  82. 82. Jogtheweb http://www.jogtheweb.com/run/CIPGOqlOglsi/Library-tools
  83. 83. Start pages with Tizmos.com • Mine is at http://www.tizmos.com/Philbradley
  84. 84. Podcasting and Video
  85. 85. Voki – a speaking avatar
  86. 86. Hollur
  87. 87. Memoov
  88. 88. Masher
  89. 89. Glogster – create posters
  90. 90. Wallwisher
  91. 91. Edistorm
  92. 92. Online Stickies http://en.linoit.com • Like Wallwisher, but more flexible
  93. 93. Cartoons
  94. 94. Create a newspaper
  95. 95. Create your own search engines
  96. 96. Blend it all together!
  97. 97. There are challenges • Cyberbullying – Is this CYBERbullying or just BULLYING? • Copyright issues • Privacy issues – Images of children • Technical issues • So create spaces, not just posters • Cultivate volunteers
  98. 98. In summary: • Websites must be flexible and under the control of the librarian • Blend information • Be a cyber nomad • Incorporate, play, use, discard • Encourage collaboration • ‘Let’s try it’ and not ‘Let’s not’
  99. 99. Web 2.0 ... Gives you control
  100. 100. And there’s more... • Quizzes, jigsaws and crossword puzzles • Speaking avatars • Google street view • Etc...
  101. 101. Snappywords
  102. 102. LOLCats!
  103. 103. Photopeach • Add images, grab some music, create a video!
  104. 104. Formspring.me
  105. 105. My.online-eggtimer.com
  106. 106. Create a Bayeux tapestry http://www.adgame-wonderland.de/type/bayeux.php
  107. 107. Random name/word picker http://classtools.net/
  108. 108. Braineos flash cards http://www.braineos.com/home
  109. 109. Thank you • http://www.philb.com • http://www.philbradley.typepad.com • http://www.twitter.com/Philbradley • http://www.slideshare.net/Philbradley • http://www.flickr.com/photos/philbradley/ • http://delicious.com/Philbradley

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