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  • Offers new posibilities for education and educators
  • The term Web 2.0 is associated with web applications that facilitate participatory information sharing , interoperability , user-centered design , [1] and collaboration on the World Wide Web . A Web 2.0 site allows users to interact and collaborate with each other in a social media dialogue as creators ( prosumers ) of user-generated content in a virtual community , in contrast to websites where users ( consumers ) are limited to the passive viewing of content that was created for them. Examples of Web 2.0 include social networking sites , blogs , wikis , video sharing sites, hosted services , web applications , mashups and folksonomies .
  • There is some discussion about whether some of these fit into this category (podcasting) but we are taking a broad defintion. So, there are many categories of tools and it would be impossible to talk in depth about all of these in this one session So we have done some research We will define each one briefly and then look at a few in depth that we think will be appropriate, easy and free - to implement in the classroom.
  • Blogs. Webblog Blog posts
  • National Science Digital Library Expert Voices Blogosphere Using WordPress software.
  • Searching for images on Flickr Joining Flickr Using images from Flickr Flickr is a photo sharing website and web services suite, and an online community platform, which is generally considered an example of a Web 2.0 application.  In addition to being a popular Web site for users to share personal photographs, the service is widely used by bloggers as a photo repository. Its popularity has been fueled by its innovative online community tools that allow photos to be tagged and browsed by folksonomic means“ Say something about YouTube as educational tool. Finding videos.
  • Facebook – Groups, students can join, your updates show up in their “feeds” You can click on their names and see their “public profiles” good time to give a lesson in web privacy.
  • Folksonomy – "is an Internet-based information retrieval methodology consisting of collaboratively generated, open-ended labels that categorize content such as Web pages, online photographs, and Web links. A folksonomy is most notably contrasted from a taxonomy in that the authors of the labeling system are often the main users (and sometimes originators) of the content to which the labels are applied. The labels are commonly known as tags and the labeling process is called tagging.  The process of folksonomic tagging is intended to make a body of information increasingly easier to search, discover, and navigate over time "
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    • 1. WEB 2.0 FOR SCIENCEEDUCATORSA taste of Web 2.0, the key to unlocking thepower of the Internet Cathy Outten – Science Education Librarian
    • 2. WHAT IS WEB 2.0? Allows users to create, change, and publish all kinds of dynamic content Web 1.0 is basically a “read only” medium but Web 2.0 is “read and write.” Everyone can be creators, publishers and entertainers Interactive Are we moving on to the “Social Web”?
    • 3. DEFINITION OF WEB 2.0Definition of Web 2.0 in Wikipedia has been changed many times (why?): “The term Web 2.0 is associated with web applications that facilitate participatory information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design, and collaboration on the World Wide Web. Examples of Web 2.0 include social networking sites, blogs, wikis, video sharing sites, hosted services, web applications, mashups and folksonomies.” 4-15-2011Today?:
    • 4. WHY USE WEB 2.0 TOOLS? Your students are already using them! Useful for information sharing, learning, collaborating and communicating Enables you to extend course materials Encourages creativity via multimedia mediums They are interactive- lead to constructivist teaching methods
    • 5. SOME ISSUES TO CONSIDER….. Determine objectives and best tools to achieve them Consider issues of security and privacy Web 2.0 tools are generally simple to use, and inexpensive or free
    • 6. WHAT ARE SOME DIFFERENT WEB 2.0TOOLS? Blogs Wikis Photo sharing Video streaming Social Networking Social Bookmarking Virtual Worlds Common craft videos Common craft videos are useful for explaining Web 2.0 technology
    • 7. BLOGSa website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order.A Blog can be maintained by one person or group or organization Interactivity? In the Comments
    • 8. FREE BLOGGING SOFTWARE Blogger Wordpress LiveJournal www.livejournal.comExamples
    • 9. BLOGS According to Technorati there were 37.3 million blogs in 2006, and 126 million in 2009 – as tracked by BlogPulse Lots to read!
    • 10. SEARCHING FOR BLOGS Technorati Google’s Blogsearch
    • 11. RSS FEEDS / BLOG READERSExamples:Google Reader / iGoogleMy YahooCan include any regularly updated site (e.g. blog or news site)
    • 12. Science BlogsLinks to 80+ reviewed and active science blogs.
    • 13. National Science Digital Library:
    • 14. How would you use a Blog?
    • 15.  Motivate students to participate. Enhance writing and reading skills. Instill critical thinking skills throughevaluation of posts. Teach web/blog etiquette. Provide students a comprehensiveguide to resources selected by you.Collaborate with colleagues.
    • 16. WIKIS A wiki is a website which enables documents to be written collaboratively using a web browser. Collaborative web page. People can write documents together. Can be public or restricted to certain users.
    • 17. FREE WIKI SOFTWAREWikispacesPBWorksWetPaintAll allow free classroom accountsExample of a wiki:
    • 19. PHOTOSHARING Sites allow you to upload, arrange and tag and share photos Some users allow others to use photographs freely Examples: Flickr, Shutterfly
    • 20. VIDEOSTREAMING Search and show Create and show Sites host videos created by individuals or by companies that allow free access Include viewer comments Example: YouTube, Vimeo, TeacherTube
    • 22. PODCASTING  Podcasting: a series of audio or video digital-media files which is distributed over the Internet.  Do not need an iPod – can be accessed via computer  Basically a blog with video/audio  iTunes is a way to subscribe and access podcasts
    • 23. CREATING PODCASTS Audacity Simple format: capture powerpoint slides and add audio Search iTunes for podcasts. Example: CSULB chemistry lab
    • 25. SOCIAL NETWORKING Web sites and services that allow you to connect with friends, family, and colleagues online, as well as meet people with similar interests or hobbies (e.g. Facebook)
    • 27. SOCIAL BOOKMARKS / FOLKSONOMY Helps users to store, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of web pages on the Internet with the help of categories and “tags” and use them from anywhere Tags: labels used to categorize items are known as tags 
    • 28. SOCIAL BOOKMARKING It is like your “favorites” but publicly available on the web, therefore shareable
    • 29. DELICIOUS  Example of social bookmarking  Example: Also: Diig, Stumbleupon, Pinterest
    • 31. HOW DO WE SELECT APPROPRIATE WEB2.0 FOR SCIENCE EDUCATORS? Criteria for selection: --Ease of set up and use --Free --Should enhance education/pedagogy --Should provide Active Learning --Could also be used for Professional development