Web 2.0: Tools Social
Networking and more
Mary Beth Orrange
Use those online tools!
What is Web 2.0?
Wikipedia: The term Web 2.0 is commonly
associated with web applications that facilitate
interactive information sharing, interoperability,
user-centered design, and collaboration on the
World Wide Web.
Wikipedia is a
of a Web 2.0
Web 2.0 tools
Keeping up with the revolution in social
networking can seem
overwhelming. This presentation will
detail a few Web 2.0 tools others have
found useful for personal, professional,
and classroom use. The Basics:
Personal: Great for sharing photos and keeping in
touch with a lot of friends at once
Professional: Keep it separate from personal
Classroom: They’re on FaceBook; make use of it.
It can replace the traditional discussion forum.
Today, over 500 million people worldwide
are active on Facebook each month,
including 150 million in the United States,
with over 500,000 new people joining each
and every day
You need to register and approve those who can
view your information.
You can become a fan of various sites
There’s a lot of information on FaceBook you can
get an account, post nothing personal, and access
relevant public information from your account.
Or set-up a Facebook group for students or staff
that does not require “friending.”
For example, check out ECC’s site
• Personal: With 140 characters maximum it has a
very specific purpose
• Professional: Good way to share/find relevant
websites and posted materials
• Classroom: Can efficiently connect with a whole
class at once – class cancelled or error on
assignment. Difficult to get started for classes.
• You can access public information
on Twitter without registering but
to follow individuals and be
followed you need to register and
create an account.
• You can prevent folks from
following you but it’s after-the-fact.
• Twitter provides a way to
participate in conference activities
without actually attending a
Personal: For enjoyment, entertainment, or
Professional: Lectures, interviews or items in the
news in your field
Classroom: Have students find and share videos
relevant to the course – post links in a discussion in
your course site for example. Post links for them to
Many folks post their entire course on YouTube so
there’s a wealth of information to be viewed.
How do you use Google?
Select all that apply.
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1. Search engine
2. Belong to a Google
3. Manage a Google
4. Use Google docs
5. Use Google Voice
6. Use Gmail
•Use Google for more than a search engine
•Create a Google account (iGoogle)
•Use Google Groups instead of mailing lists
•Use Google Docs for shared files
•Google Voice for making calls to students
or folks you from whom don’t want to risk
a return call.
Which of the following do you use?
Select all that apply.
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4. Survey Monkey
7. Poll everywhere
• With the free basic account you may create
surveys with up to 10 questions and send to
up to 100 respondents.
• The pro version is $19.95 a month and the
unlimited account costs $16.67 per year.
Social Networking Suggestions
aka … advice from Mary Beth
• Do not befriend students; if using these sites
for student activities create a new profile
• Use a common profile presence; the same
photo and username for each site
• 15 to 20 minutes a day can change your world!
• Keep a log of passwords and USERIDs
Search for Social Networking in
I found 10
just a few
8 Secrets to
Magazine - October
More Handy tools
• Sticky notes for your computer:
Do you use Wolfram Alpha?
• A computational search engine
• For example; enter Population USA vs China
• Or solve x^2-5x+6 = 0
• Or today’s date: 10/29/2010
• Or US Presidents or Canadian Prime Ministers
• The list is endless!
The State of the Internet
Presentation at the Baltimore AIGA conference
in Feb 2010.
AIGA is the Professional Association for Design.
Created by Jess3 a design agency specializing in
According to Steve Jobs in 5 years
there will be no internet; only
What else do you use?
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