Web 2.0 is a term often applied to an ongoing transition of the Web from a collection of websites to a full-fledged computing platform serving web applications to end users. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0
Web 2.0 is often referred to as the “Read/Write Web”
Examples include – weblogs, wikis, podcasts, online documents, etc.
Why use these tools in the Mathematics Classroom?
Video - “A Vision of K-12 Students Today”
NCTM Principals and Standards
ISTE National Educational Technology Standards (NETS)
Nearly every school has computers with internet capabilities.
Harnessing those capabilities is both logical and cost effective.
You do not need to know how to program to use these tools!!
A coherent curriculum effectively organizes and integrates important mathematical ideas so that students see how the ideas build on, or connect with, other ideas, thus enabling them to develop new understandings and skills.
The council outlines principles and standards which are meant to guide mathematics teaching.
Reasoning and Proof
ISTE - National Educational Technology Standards (NETS•S)
1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
2. Communication and Collaboration
Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
3. Research and Information Fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
ISTE - National Educational Technology Standards (NETS•S) Cont.
4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.
5. Digital Citizenship
Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.
6. Technology Operations and Concepts
Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.
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National Council for Teachers of Mathematics. (2000). Principles And Standards For School Mathematics.
Prensky, M. (2001). Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants. On the Horizon
Richardson, W. (2006). Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, And Other Powerful Web Tools For Classrooms. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
Warlick, D. F. (2005). Classroom Blogging: A Teacher’s Guide to the Blogosphere . Raleigh, NC: The Landmark Project.
ISTE (2007) The ISTE National Educational Technology Standards (NETS•S) and Performance Indicators for Students http://www.iste.org/Content/NavigationMenu/NETS/ForStudents/2007Standards/NETS_for_Students_2007_Standards.pdf