The Read/Write Web
Sunraysia Mallee Schools Network
Darrel Branson - ICT Educator
Web 2.0 = Read/Write web
Web browser based applications
(The Web as a Platform - web services)
Social Networking - connecting, sharing,
creating, collaborating, re-mixing content
Participatory media. Creating content:-
uploading photos, music, writing, blogging,
commenting, tagging ...
What are the new media and tools for
a web 2.0 world?
Blogs - an easy to edit website created within a browser -think personal
Wiki - A website anyone can edit. Collaborative document creation
Podcast - An Internet radio show. Subscribe, listen and watch when you want
Social bookmarking - Manage your bookmarks online, tag content,
RSS - Really Simple Syndication - a way of tracking blogs, wikis,
news sites etc. A ‘Feed Reader’ is used to track all of the content.
Social media - Facebook, Myspace, Bebo, Twitter etc
Why is it important .....
“The social connections that students are now
making on the Web, the ability to share and
contribute ideas and work, the new expectation
of collaboration, the ability to truly extend the
four walls of the classroom... these ideas are at
the core of this new web. As educators, it’s
imperative that we understand the implications
of these capabilities for our classrooms.
Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and other
Powerful Web Tools for the Classroom.
Cornwin Press 2006
What does it look like?
Personal homepages and social networking
Some research ﬁndings
about students, media
and the Internet.
“Some 57% of online teens create content for the
internet ... These Content Creators report having done
one or more of the following activities: create a blog;
create or work on a personal webpage; create or work
on a webpage for school, a friend, or an organization;
share original content such as artwork, photos, stories,
or videos online; or remix content found online into a
Our students? What impact does new media have?
The study, Generation M: Media in the Lives of 8-18 Year-olds, examined media use
among a nationally representative sample of more than 2,000 3rd through 12th graders.
Nothing gets dropped, our students just add more ...
The sheer amount of time young people spend
using media—an average of nearly 6 1/2 hours
a day—makes it plain that the potential of media
to impact virtually every aspect of young
peopleʼs lives cannot be ignored.