Some Web 2.0 applications for working collaboratively online are listed below.Google docs can be used to work collaboratively. The guide can be found at (http://www.google.com/google-d-s/tour5.html) Flickr (www.flickr.com) A photo sharing cloud application.Eduwiki (http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/) For creating group wikisBlogger (http://www.blogger.com ) One of many blog creation sitesSplashup (http://www.splashup.com) Video creating and imagingSlideShare (http://www.slideshare.net) For presentations and slide showsWeebly (http://www.weebly.com) Websites can be built by multiple users.DirectoriesFree tools for web based collaboration http://sixrevisions.com/tools/15-free-tools-for-web-based-collaboration/CloudTrip (http://www.cloudtrip.com/index.php?category=Education ) lists and provides information about a selection of cloud based applications.All of these sites can be bookmarked and shared at www.diigo.com or www.delicious.com.
Students need skills to avoid and check for plagiarism, cite, search effectively using specific tools (Herring, 2010) and use web 2.0 tools for effective student orientated learning (Heafner and Friedman, 2008). They should construct meaning from information so that they can function at the highest cognitive levels involving evaluating, creating and critical thinking. Allen (2007) says that too often students are taught technical and research skills without the associated higher order of thinking. Wall and Ryan (2010) say that digital literacy is a set of attributes that allows users to use information in any form to build knowledge. They say that ICT literacy incorporates technological skills, information literacy relates to effective research skills and critical literacy encompasses critical thinking and problem solving. O’ Connell (2012) cites Mackey and Jacobson who talk about meta-literacy because online information is communicated in a wide variety of formats. Digital literacy education needs to include ICT literacy, information literacy and critical literacy to manipulate the vast array of information accessible to students.
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Digital citizenship and collaborative web 2.0 interactive technologies
Digital Citizenship and collaborative Web 2.0 interactive technologies ConnectPhoto by Daniel Iverson Respecthttp://www.flickr.com/photos/29148810@N05/5440123633 Protect (Educational Origami wiki: http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/The+Digital+Citizen)
21st century learning Participate in social constructivist learning without the limitations of physical space Photo by buhugu.orgCollaborative Web 2.0Photo by zappowbanghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/zappowbang/524250609/sizes/l/in/photostream//
Web 2.0 interactive technologies Make a movie Build a web site Create a blog Learn a lot togetherPhoto by Suzievesperhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/suziea/
Cloud computing Access anywhere Build and share Fluid and flexible Information Opinions Interactive ParticipatePhoto byLibrarian by Dayhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/librarianbyday/3983719036/
Problems in the cloud Respect Social Media policy guidelines you can control your cloud ….but notPhoto by bartohttp://www.flickr.com/photos/barto/59308568/sizes/l/in/photostream/ always
Security How can we protect our students’ security?… …but, shouldn’t they know how to protect themselves?Image from Microsoft 2010 Clipart Library
Equity of access no computer or internet = social isolation increase availability at schoolPhoto by turkletomhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/turkletom/4279242364/in/photostream
Digital ethics What does the internet say about you? Be true to yourself and respectful of othersPhoto By Steve Ransomhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/ransomtech/5633995909/
Digital literacy IntegrityStaff and student perceptions of plagiarismjobadge It’s a jungle out there How will we be rescued from theWith digital literacy education jungle? With digital literacy educationPhoto by jobadgehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/24612276@N05/5902067107/
Digital citizenship – who is responsible? ICT literacy Information literacy Critical literacy Wall and Ryan (2010) Digital citizenship Social Media Policy GuidelinesPhoto by Cristóbal Cobo Romaníhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/ergonomic/3880018196/
Recommended Readings Discussion questions2011 Horizon Reporthttp://wp.nmc.org/horizon2011/ Who is responsible forPrivacy digital citizenshiphttp://www.privacy.gov.au/topics/educa education?tionhttp://www.privacy.gov.au/topics/youth Do you engage in goodStay Smart Online digital citizenshiphttp://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/ practices?Social Media Guidelineshttp://socialmediaguidelines.pbworks.c What is your role inom/w/page/17050879/FrontPage promoting good digital citizenship in our school?Full citations for the recommendedreadings are in the Notes below