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Web2 Tools Are Revolutionizing Education

  1. 1. Web 2.0 Tools are Revolutionizing Our World As Educators we need to be able to not only keep up, but instead lead…
  2. 2. “ The Times They Are A-Changin” <ul><li>As Bob Dylan said, “The Times They Are A-Changin” </li></ul><ul><li>1991 – World-Wide Web was developed 1 </li></ul><ul><li>1994 – Web search engines introduced 2 </li></ul><ul><li>1998 – Google advances search engines 2 </li></ul><ul><li>2003 – Web 2.0 phrase is introduced 3 </li></ul>1 http://www.yourhtmlsource.com/starthere/historyofthenet.html#THEINTERNET 2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Internet 3 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2
  3. 3. The Internet is Growing…
  4. 4. Web 2.0 Tools <ul><li>The second generation of the World-Wide Web </li></ul><ul><li>The Internet is more interactive now with Web 2.0 tools such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tagging and Social Bookmarking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikispaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And many more… </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. This is good news for Education, right? <ul><li>Education should look at technology as an ally, not an obstacle… </li></ul><ul><li>Because of the new interactive nature of the Internet, students, teachers, parents, administrators, and the community can now more easily become collaborative </li></ul>
  6. 6. Examples… <ul><li>The following are three examples of new tools that a teacher might use in the classroom or their own professional “toolkit” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Docs & Spreadsheets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Youtube </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engrade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>These Web 2.0 tools and many others can be found at http://www.go2web20.net/ </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Google Docs & Spreadsheets http:// docs.google.com / <ul><li>Free product available to anyone who signs up for a Google Account </li></ul><ul><li>You can create basic documents and spreadsheets from scratch </li></ul><ul><li>You can easily do all the basics, including making bulleted lists, sorting by columns, adding tables, images, comments, formulas, changing fonts and more… </li></ul>
  8. 8. Google Docs & Spreadsheets http:// docs.google.com / <ul><li>You can also upload your existing files </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs & Spreadsheets accepts most popular file formats, including DOC, XLS, ODT, ODS, RTF, CSV, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>This allows you to upload your existing files; all your formatting and formulas will come through intact </li></ul>
  9. 9. Google Docs & Spreadsheets http:// docs.google.com / <ul><li>Allows teachers to upload files to the Internet, where students and parents can access those files </li></ul><ul><li>A teacher may opt to put a password on those files that only the class will then be able to access to ensure privacy or work </li></ul><ul><li>Students participating in group projects no longer have to send out mass-emails  </li></ul><ul><li>Students can all edit the same document from wherever they have Internet access </li></ul>
  10. 10. YouTube http:// www.youtube.com / <ul><li>Free product </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube is a place for people to engage in new ways with video by sharing, commenting on, and viewing videos </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube originally started as a personal video sharing service, and has grown into an entertainment destination with people watching more than 70 million videos on the site daily </li></ul>
  11. 11. YouTube http:// www.youtube.com / <ul><li>Teachers can use YouTube to add quick videos as a fun introduction to a class or project </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone can post their own videos online and share them </li></ul><ul><li>Students can video-tape themselves and post their videos on YouTube </li></ul>
  12. 12. Engrade http:// www.engrade.com / <ul><li>Free product </li></ul><ul><li>Online grade-book that allows teachers to manage their classes online as well as post grades, assignments, attendance, and upcoming homework online for students and parents to see </li></ul><ul><li>Join over 60,000 teachers, parents, and students using Engrade </li></ul>
  13. 13. Engrade http:// www.engrade.com / <ul><li>For a school that does not already have grading software, Engrade may be a more efficient option for a teacher still grading only in a grade-book </li></ul><ul><li>Some teachers don’t like the grading software their school offers, this product offers a free alternative </li></ul>
  14. 14. Past, Present, Future… <ul><li>Web 1.0 – Internet Browsers </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 – Interactive Internet facilitating collaboration, teamwork, social-networking, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Web 3.0 – What will it bring? Will you be ready? As teachers we need to be! </li></ul>