In the 1990’s the internet was a read only, static source of information.
In 2000’s the internet has become a dynamic, interactive source for sharing of information. The dynamic, social characteristics of this new set of web tools is sometimes referred to as Web 2.0 or the Read-Write Web.
Teachers can use these new tools to engage students in collaborative and meaningful conversations.
Students need to be literate in the new technologies
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We all must understand the importance of safe Internet practices.
The students in junior and senior high schools are still adolescents.
Harassers and bullies must be held accountable for their behavior whether it happens in a classroom or in cyberspace.
Everyone must work with the young people to insure that students do not disclose more information about themselves online than they should.
First names only, No contact information
Don’t disclose clubs, school name, neighborhood, activities, sports teams
Elementary school students should have a list of sites to visit not internet searches.
Middle level should begin to learn proper searching techniques.
High school students need reminders about what to do when they encounter inappropriate content.
an online reflective and conversational journal published via the internet
facilitates critical feedback, by letting readers add comments
Motivates students to continue to write
Promotes critical thinking
Multi-Media Audio and Video
Pedro Noguera, a sociology professor at New York University, said “You know the No. 1 complaint about school is that it’s boring because the traditional way it’s taught relies on passive learning,” Mr. Noguera said. “It’s not interactive enough.”
( New York Times , October 9, 2007)
Photo and Video Sharing
Digital photography websites are numerous and offer free services to upload photos, edit them, organize photos into galleries, and share them with others.
Videos can be published on the internet, where they can be viewed and commented on by classmates and the wider community. (YouTube, TeacherTube, Yahoo Video, Google Video)
Wiki is a piece of software that allows users to freely create and edit Web page content using any Web browser. Wiki
Student Wiki Projects
Collaboration of notes / study guides
Student written books
Showcase for student projects
Book group discussions
Science lab reports and discussions
Comparing & Evaluating Sources
Wise researchers (and students) will give thought to whether each source is reliable using the following criteria:
Social bookmarking is saving bookmarks to a web site and “tagging” them with keywords. Social bookmarking sites are a popular way to store, classify, share and search links.
Google Earth provides opportunities for interactive geography explorations.
Students at various levels of readiness can easily study different map features or varying levels of detail.
Differentiation using 21 st Century Tools
21 st Century Education
We are preparing our children for a future that we cannot possibly describe. What do children need to do today to prepare for an unpredictable future?
The most important thing we can teach our children, in a rapidly changing world, is to teach them how to learn and how to teach themselves.