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Web 2.0 Tools For Education


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  • 1. Creating Self Directed Learners!
  • 2.
    • Web 1.0 generally refers to the static web pages and sites that existed in the early days of the internet.
    • Web 2.0 is the new web. It is a rich media based internet where users can create content and share it with the world.
    • Students are immersed in a Web 2.0 world!
  • 3.
    • The challenge for educators is tapping into the tools that many students use on a daily basis at home and with the portable devices they carry with them each day.
    • Most of the Web 2.0 tools are freely available on the world wide web, and they are excellent collaboration tools.
  • 4.
    • Blogs
    • Wikis
    • Skype
    • RSS Readers
    • Podcasts (audio and video)
    • Tutorial Creation Tools
    • YouTube
    • Other Tools
  • 5.
    • Blogs are easy to create web sites that can be used to share information, projects, and more!
    • Blogs have comment features that allow educators and students to communicate and give feedback on various topics that are being studied and discussed.
    • Blogs help users to develop a network of learners that can share, discuss, and grow beyond the walls of a classroom.
  • 6.
    • The word wiki means quick!
    • A wiki is a web page or site that enables users to share and edit information.
    • A good example of a wiki is Wikipedia.
    • A wiki is a flexible tool that can be used in many ways and facilitates collaboration anytime and anywhere.
  • 7.
    • Skype is essentially Voice Over the Internet Protocol (VOIP) software.
    • The software is free and allows users to connect from computer to computer all over the world.
    • The collaboration possibilities of this software are just being tapped in education.
  • 8.
    • RSS stands for Real Simple Syndication.
    • Simply put, an RSS reader gathers information from many websites into one place.
    • RSS enables users to organize the vast amounts of information that exist on the internet and helps to manage content that is important and applicable to particular users.
  • 9.
    • Podcasts are digital audio or video recordings that can be created, accessed, shared, and consumed using many mediums (mp3 players, computers, cell phones, etc.)
    • Podcasts allow users to hear and see content that others have produced and allows users to create media rich presentations that can be shared with a global audience.
  • 10.
    • Online tutorials creation tools allow educators to manipulate content for practice in the classroom.
    • Basic knowledge or skills are reinforced via online tutorials and many already exist and are shared via the web.
    • Examples of tutorial creation tools include:, Hot Potatoes, WebQuests, and more.
  • 11.
    • Many young people have flocked to YouTube for entertainment purposes.
    • This resource is just being tapped into for educational purposes.
    • Essentially, YouTube allows a forum to share video clips to a global audience.
    • TeacherTube may serve as an alternative to YouTube.
  • 12.
    • Inspiration
    • Office
    • Flash
    • laptops
    • iPods
    • Audacity
    • TuneTalk
    • AutoPlay
    • Smart Boards
    • Scratch
    • Second Life
    • Games
    • Simulations
    • AND MORE!!!
  • 13.
    • “ Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Picasso
    • Young people already use many of the Web 2.0 tools that have been shared today.
    • The challenge is students don’t have direction in how to use them in a meaningful way.
    • As educators we can tap into the tools students are using to help them become empowered and to take ownership of their own learning.
    • Most of these Web 2.0 tools work in concert with each other.
  • 14.
    • Students need the opportunity to contribute to our society in a meaningful, authentic, relevant, connected way.
    • Using Web 2.0 tools facilitates collaboration, self directed learning, and provides an opportunity to share with a global audience.
    • We must ask our students: “What do you have to say?” Then, use these tools to enable them to say it!
  • 15.
    • Growing list of online resources (a wiki):
    • Building Learning Communities 2007 notes (a wiki):
    • Instructional Technology Blog:
    • Example classroom web site:
    • Tutorial examples: