Web 2.0 for_science_educators spr 2012Presentation Transcript
WEB 2.0 FOR SCIENCEEDUCATORSA taste of Web 2.0, the key to unlocking thepower of the Internet Cathy Outten – Science Education Librarian
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”?
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?: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0
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
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
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
BLOGSa 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
BLOGS According to Technorati there were 37.3 million blogs in 2006, and 126 million in 2009 – as tracked by BlogPulse Lots to read!
SEARCHING FOR BLOGS Scienceblogs.com Technorati www.technorati.com Google’s Blogsearch http://blogsearch.google.com/
RSS FEEDS / BLOG READERSExamples:Google Reader / iGoogleMy YahooCan include any regularly updated site (e.g. blog or news site)
Science BlogsLinks to 80+ reviewed and active science blogs.
National Science Digital Library:http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/
How would you use a Blog?
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.
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.
FREE WIKI SOFTWAREWikispaces http://www.wikispaces.comPBWorks http://pbworks.com/content/edu-classroom-teachersWetPaint http://www.wetpaintcentral.com/All allow free classroom accountsExample of a wiki: http://physicsconnection.wetpaint.com/
HOW COULD YOUUSE A WIKI IN YOURCLASSROOM?
PHOTOSHARING Sites allow you to upload, arrange and tag and share photos Some users allow others to use photographs freely Examples: Flickr, Shutterfly
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
HOW COULD YOU USE PHOTO ORVIDEO SHARING INTHE CLASSROOM?
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
CREATING PODCASTS Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net Simple format: capture powerpoint slides and add audio Search iTunes for podcasts. Example: CSULB chemistry lab
HOW COULD YOUUSE PODCASTING?
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)
HOW WOULDCOULD (SHOULD)YOU USEFACEBOOK?
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 http://www.ebizmba.com/articles/social-bookmarking
SOCIAL BOOKMARKING It is like your “favorites” but publicly available on the web, therefore shareable
DELICIOUS Example of social bookmarking Example: http://delicious.com/tags/csulblibrarian Also: Diig, Stumbleupon, Pinterest
HOW COULD YOUUSE SOCIALBOOKMARKING INTHE CLASSROOM?
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