Article by Brian Benzinger : Back To School With The Class Of Web 2.0
Organizers for Students and Teachers
Websites for Math, Research, and Learning
Article by Steve Hargadon: Moving Toward Web 2.0 in K-12 Education
Tools of Web 2.0
About Crows Poem
WHAT IS WEB 2.0?
The concept of Web 2.0 was first presented at a brainstorming session between O’Reilly and MediaLive International. They basically went through the Internet and the changes it was going through and all the new applications and sites and decided to call this turning point “Web 2.0”.
Web 2.0 is the use of the Internet as a two-way-medium, that is where content is not taken in but also created
THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN WEB 2.0 AND WEB 1.0
Content management systems
*O’Reilly, T. (2005, September) What is Web 2.0. Retrieved June 20, 2009
TOOLS OF WEB 2.0: ORGANIZERS
Stu.dicio.us - Student organizer.
mynoteIT - Helps students with taking notes.
Gradefix - Organizes assignments for students to stay on top of what's due.
JotSpot - Free Wiki allowing students to create and share documents, spreadsheets, calendars, and more.
Teacher!- online grading tool.
Chalksite- Teacher, student, and parent communication.
Engrade- Online grade book that parents and students can login also and see grade.
TOOLS OF WEB 2.0
Chocolate- Provides users with a simple calculator.
Calcr- web-based calculator.
Create a Graph- create graphs.
E-Tutor Graphing Calculator -web based graphing calculator.
Learning and Research
EasyBib - An “automatic bibliography composer”.
Wikipedia - Encyclopedia by volunteers.
Answers.com - make a search and get answers.
Del.icio.us- Social bookmarking site.
These list are not even half the websites listed in the article by Brian Benzinger, but it gives a reader an idea of what is available on the web today. There are many different websites that are basically the same, but run a little different and it is up to the learner to figure out which website works better for them.
*Benzinger, B. (September, 2006). Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0. Retrieved June 19, 2009, from http://www.solutionwatch.com/512/back-to-school-with-the-class-of-web-20.
MOVING TOWARD WEB 2.0
In this article by Steve Hargadon, He goes through what he believes are main benefits of Web 2.0 in the classroom
Engagement This is obviously the engaging of students with things like blogs or forums. Authenticity Not just doing work for teachers anymore but for the audience of the world. Creativity A student can do more and show more people there different abilities. Participation Being a contributor. Discussion Forums, provides area to actually learn how to talk about things. Proactivity Web 2.0 is rewarding for the proactive learner and contributor. Collaboration Able to participate in different communities of interest. Critical Thinking The vast amount if information on the Web requires more critical thinking. Openness and Access to Information The internet is a wide field of research for students.
MOVING TOWARD WEB 2.0 BY STEVE HARGADON
By John Ciardi
The old crow is getting slow;
The young crow is not.
Of what the young crow does not know,
The old crow knows a lot.
At knowing things, the old crow is still the young crow’s master.
What does the old crow not know?
How to go faster.
The young crow flies above, below, and rings around the slow old crow.
What does the fast young crow not know?
WHERE TO GO.
This is one of Steve’s favorite poems now, because to him he compares it to the situation with teaching today. The older teachers are not aware of these new techniques and most are scared to learn new styles. The newer teachers are familiar with these new techniques and implementing these styles into their teaching. So it is up to the schools to teach their staff and keep them informed.
QUOTE BY STEVE HARGADON
Normally I would say, “Web 2.0 is the future of education,” and while I harbor a hope that will be true, I think it might be more accurate to say that “Web 2.0 will be a significant part of the future of learning,” and that in the best case scenario it will become an important part of our formal educational institutions.
*Hargadon, S. (October, 2008). Moving Toward Web 2.0 in K-12 Education. Britannica Blog. Retrieved June 19, 2009, from http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2008/10/moving-toward-web-20-in-k-12-education/.
I chose this quote because I agree that Web 2.0 is not the future but it is going to be a very significant role in my teaching experience. In the future.
This class and this assignment researching what Web 2.0 is exactly and what it is made of, has really opened up my eyes on all the new tools out there. It was confusing at first, but after awhile I got the hang of it and I am sure with practice and continuing my research and keeping up-to-date with the technologies.