Wikis: Super easy collaborative knowledge building Easy to create website Easy collaboration beyond classroom Extend discussion beyond the classroom Trackable page edits
Social Networks: connecting individuals Create groups of learners Facilitate forum discussions Personal reflection space within a community Members take ownership of their learning Easily upload multimedia
Multimedia: creativity Features of multimedia tools Integration of multiple media Subscription service (podcasts) Collaboration on digital storytelling (VoiceThread)
How can Web 2.0 improve our classrooms?
It can provide a new way of implementing reading writing and creating to prepare students for the 21 st century workplace.
The answer……. “ The term “Web 2.0” (2004-present) is commonly associated with web applications that facilitate interactive information sharing, interoperability, user centered design, and collaboration, on the World Wide Web.”(source-wikipedia) In novice terms…. A way for students to collaborate and communicate with other students that are miles away.
Will this give students an edge in a competitive work force?
Our world is changing So must our methods of teaching
“ If students are to be productive members of the 21st Century workplace, they must move beyond the skills of the 20th Century and master those of the 21st Century.”
“ The characteristics of the 21st Century classroom will be very different from those of in the classrooms of the past because the focus is on producing students who are highly productive , effective communicators , inventive thinkers , and masters of technology ” Commitment to the role of the teacher as a facilitator of learning. (2007). Retrieved January 30, 2007 from http://www.onu.edu/a+s/cte/knowledge/facilitator.shtm
“ Web 2.0 is significant as a medium to promote new kinds of collaborative learning. The sharing of information and ideas is phenomenal. Resisting Web 2.0 is resisting progress and an opportunity to learn and share in new and exciting ways.” Source: Diane Lyne Kinney