Web 2.0 Engaging & Interactive Instruction for the 21 st Century
Introduce you to concept of web 2.0 Define some key terms which describe Web 2.0 Highlight a variety of web 2.0 services & applications that you can use TODAY! <ul><li>Purpose of this lesson: </li></ul>
This is a word cloud. It was developed using all of the words of a presentation on Web 2.0. Using the program, Wordle , I copied the text of the presentation and then pasted it into the Wordle program. It gives you a quick view of some Web 2.0 tools and terms. Try this yourself on the Wordle site!
Web 2.0 is a term used to describe a new way of interaction on the Internet. It involves applications (software to help a user perform a task), many of which are web based (no outside program needed), open source (no one owns them, and people can change the application to fit their needs) and designed around the user . Web 2.0 applications allow you to share information and media , facilitate communication , and enables collaboration .
Web 2.0 applications that facilitate communication Gmail is an example of a Web 2.0 application that facilitates communication. It is a free e-mail provider with much more. With Gmail, you can chat on real time, talk to another person using video, categorize your email and more. It provides lots of storage, and you can access Gmail from any computer. But there is more…
Gmail is linked to iGoogle iGoogle is a powerful tool which provides a number of applications for the connected user. Don’t take my word for it. Look at very short and simplified video which demonstrates iGoogle. Here is a tour of an iGoogle site which may take advantage of job search applications .
Other applications which facilitate communication <ul><li>E-mail is not the only way to communicate, and you cannot live by iGoogle alone. </li></ul><ul><li>Other ways to communicate involve a journal type of application ( blogs ), a social type of communication ( Facebook ) and a short snippet of communication ( Twitter ). </li></ul><ul><li>(You can click on the links above to read more). </li></ul>
Web 2.0 applications that share information and media <ul><li>There are a number of applications that you can use to share information and media. </li></ul><ul><li>You can share photos on flickr , videos on YouTube , slide presentations on slideshare , and more. </li></ul><ul><li>This is an example of how the community contributes to information and media sharing. </li></ul>
Applications that enable collaboration One of the best things about Web 2.0 is collaboration. You can communicate online, sharing a computer screen, in real time on Elluminate . (Elluminate does require a fee, though.) You can create a document and then post it to a site where others can review and revise it on Google docs. (Give this video a look. It is a cute way to demonstrate Google docs. You can develop a list of favorites based on a common term (called a tag) on delicious.
Web 2.0 will include one or more of the following: <ul><li>A search box which searches either the site or the web </li></ul><ul><li>Links (An image or text which, when clicked will take you to another spot) </li></ul><ul><li>Web Authoring (where you can actually revise a document within the online program) </li></ul><ul><li>Tags (which allow you to save things with a common word or phrase) </li></ul><ul><li>Signals (which can send you automatic updates on the content of the site) </li></ul><ul><li>Extensions (which “remember you” when you visit sites, such as Amazon.com). </li></ul>
What you can do next: <ul><li>Try any of these activities to help you understand Web 2.0 applications: </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a word cloud on Wordle </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Gmail account , and then an iGoogle page. </li></ul><ul><li>Upload a photo to flickr. </li></ul><ul><li>Browse delicious for tags which interest you. </li></ul>
… and this is a word cloud of this presentation. Thanks for watching.
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