Objectives:This tutorial on Web 2.0 was created specifically for K-12Teachers. Upon completion of this tutorial you will be able to:Define the following terms: •Web 2.0 •Social Network •RSS •Blog •Wiki •Creative Commons •Cloud Computing •Identify two Web 2.0 tools that have been developed for safe use with children. •Identify two Web 2.0 tools that you could use in your classroom.
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QuestionHow is Web 2.0 different than the originalInternet?a. It has pictures and sounds.b. It is interactive.c. It is international.d. It has two versions.
QuestionWhat is a social network?a. A program for Internet chat.b. An inter-office communications device.c. A way to make international phone calls.d. A website that allows users to interact basedon common interests.
QuestionCreative Commons licenses serve whatpurpose?a. They give permission to create web content.b. They give organizations permission tobroadcast on the web.c. They protect content creators and allowusers to know their rights.d. They allow users to interact basedon common interests.
QuestionWhy would Edublog be preferable to usingFacebook for class communications?a. Edublog has built in safety features forstudents.b. Facebook doesn’t allow video uploads.c. Edublog lets you communicate worldwide.d. Facebook is not an educational network.
QuestionWhen you save data to the “Cloud” wheredoes it go?a. A specific file on your hard driveb. Amazon.comc. It is saved on the sponsoring company’sInternet server.d. It is sent to your email account.
QuestionA live meeting over the Internet featuringinteractive participation is a …..a. chatb. VoiPc. webinard. wiki
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Web 2.0 Basics Click on a concept to learn more.aggregator hashtag tag cloud avatar Instant Web 2.0 messaging blog webcast podcasts chat webinar cloud RSS Feeds widget Creative socialCommons networking wiki Back to email tag VolP Main Menu
An aggregator aggregatoris a web pageor program thatallows you tosubscribe tonew articles orchanges to yourfavoritewebsites, blogs,and newsagencies. Your Specificfavorite web Articleinformationcomes to you in Yourone place Subscriptionsrather than yougoing to visit allthose web siteseach day.
avatarAn avatar is a pictorial representation of a real person on asocial network, or, more commonly, in digital gaming.
A blog is an onlinejournal that is blogfrequently updatedand gives thewriter’s opinion on aparticular topic.Blogs can be usedwith students forwriting responses,reading journals,discussion ofcontroversial issues,or in place of aschool paper. Themost current entryusually appears atthe top of the page.
chat “Chat” uses a program or web site to allow people to converse through written messages in real time. Although Chat has developed a negative connotation, there are safe and free apps that allow you to create your own meeting room and invite only those you wish to attend.
cloudCloud Computing, or the InternetCloud refers to the Internet, and,specifically, storage space onservers owned by Internetcorporations and service providers.When you purchase music oreBooks from Amazon, for example,your media is retained in a drive ontheir servers, your personal cloudspace. You can access this from anycomputer with internet access aswell as your phone or tablet. MostWeb 2.0 applications operate in thecloud and not on the hard drive ofyour computer.
Creative Commons Creative Commons is a system of licensing especially for works published on the Internet. These free licenses are a way for “content creators” to label their works to let others know if the content may be used, changed, commercialized, and so forth. These licenses also let other Internet users find music, photos, art-work and presentations that are available for use without writing for permission (or violating copyright laws).
emailEmail is a system forsending extended writtencommunicationelectronically from onedevice to another viatelecommunications.Gmail and Gaggle.net areboth good emailapplications for educationalpurposes.
hashtagHashtags came about as away for Twitter users totrack topics and find otherusers discussing the sametopic. They consist of anumber symbol followed byletters or a word. If yousearch a certain hashtag,all public messages withthat tag will appear in yourresults.
instant messagingInstantmessaginguses aprogram toallow two ormore people tocommunicatein real timeusing writtentransmissionsover theinternet.
podcasts A podcast is a non-music audio file created to be shared on the internet. College professors record lectures and make them available online; There are podcast series available, as well as educational lectures, speeches, and more. When video is combined with audio, the files are generally called “vodcasts”.
RSS feeds Subscription icons. RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. Web publishers can use RSS to send out headlines of their newestAggregator webpage. publications. Individuals can use an aggregator to view the feeds they subscribe to. Information of interest comes to you for convenience.
social networkingSocial networking is theuse of websites to letindividuals, andorganizations connectbased on commoninterests. The user inencouraged to createcontent and interact withothers, sharing ideas,playing games, ordiscussing concepts.
tagOn socialnetworkingsites, likeFacebook,users cantag pictureswith otheruser namesto share this A tag is a keyword or terminformation assigned to a piece ofor media information so that thewith the information can be foundother users. in a data search. A set of tags can belong to news, a blog, or a social network. You can click on a tag and bring up information on that topic.
tag cloud Social (community) web pages often ask you “tag” your entries so others looking for specific topics can find those entries. If the web page has a tag cloud, users click on a word to bring articles with those tags to the top of the list. The larger the word in a tag cloud, the more frequently that tag has been used on the web site.
Web 2.0 In the early days of the Internet, information was presented in text and graphics, and users read web pages to gather information. Web 2.0 refers to the more interactive Internet which has developed, allowing users to take an active part in sharing their own information and opinions, and interacting with each other, as well as with Web-based media.
webcastA webcast is live streaming video media over theinternet. Church services, rock concerts, andlectures are all types of webcasts.
webinarA webinar is a liveseminar transmittedover the Internet. A keyfeature of webinars isthe capability ofparticipants to interactwith comments,applause, and livediscussion using toolsbuilt into the user-interface.
widget Web widgets are small applications that are built into websites to make the site interactive. Calendars, calculators, weather, and sticky notes are examples of widgets.
wikiWikis are websites createdfor collaboration.Members or invitees canwork together to shareideas and build acommunity of lesson plans,book reviews, or hints onplaying a game.A person creates a wikiand invites others to join.The owner can set differentlevels of access for users.This wiki allows high schoolwriting classes andteachers to collaborate andshare ideas.
VoiP VoiP stands for “Voice over Internet Protocol”. VoiP allows users with an internet connection to use headphones, or a standard telephone with special hardware, to make voice calls over the internet.
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As with any webresources, you haveto be careful of whatyou find on YouTube,but there is still awealth of informationthere.
Twitter offers a wayfor users to sharequick thoughts andstatements instantlyusing a maximum of140 characters.Available on allplatforms and mobile.
2. Click “Publish” 1. Type you information. 3. View your blog!• Simple to use• Many templates and designs to choose from• May add simple tools, like a calendar and photos• Customize your domain name: “www.blogger.bestteacher.com”
Use a wiki for student portfolios, student group projects, teacherplanning and professional development. In this wiki, schoollibrarians work together to create a list of links to famous author’swebsites and works.
Pinterest is asocial networkingtool that allowsyou to save (pin)pictures, recipes,or websites. Youcan “follow”friends Pinterestpages, as well assearch for peoplewho havecommon interests(eg: education).
Diigo is a socialbookmarkingapplication thatallows you to savelinks to yourfavorite web pagesonline so you canaccess them fromanywhere.
Reddit is a socialnews site thatallows users toadd links orcomments ontopics ofinterest. Usersvote on the topic(up or down)which creates alist of the mostpopular topicson the web.
Evernote allowsusers to savetheir own files to“the cloud” andaccess themfrom any devicewith internetaccess.
Facebook is asocial networkingsite that allowspeople andorganizations tocreate pages,share comments,photos, andvideos. Users cancreate links toother users tocommunicate andcollaborate.
Skype allowsusers to makefree video calls toanyone on theinternet. Skypedoes require adownload, but ityou cancommunicate toany other Skypeuser on allplatforms
Create aDropboxaccount, install afolder on yourhome and workcomputers, andeven your phone.Every file yousave to thisfolder willautomatically besaved to theother devices.
RSS FeedRSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a way to have updates to yourfavorites blogs, news sites, and more sent to YOU (via an aggregator),so you can glance at the headlines rather than visiting each websiteeveryday.
Flickr allows users toupload and savepersonal photos, tagthem, and share themwith other users.There are differentlevels of “sharing” setby the content owner.
Yahoo is amultinationalcorporation with aweb presence bestknown for mail, butalso offeringnews, games, video sharing, fantasysports, maps, andmore.
Google offersnearly anunlimited suiteof online toolsforcollaboration,productivity,communication,andorganization.
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Animoto is aquick easyway to createspecialeffectsvideos usingyour ownphotographsor videoclips.
Jing recordsimages andvideo from yourdesktop. Turn apresentationinto a narratedvideo. Jingrequires a freedownload, andvideos have afive-minutemaximumlength.
Pixlr is a free onlinephoto editor withquite advancedtools. Pixlr alsooffers vintageeffects. You canupload your Photosor transfer fromFacebook or otherweb sites.
Upload files toZamzar, select theformat you want,and in a fewmoments you willreceive a link tothe new file.Converts videos,documents, orimages to otherformats. Forexample, astudent brings apaper typed inClaris Works, butyou only have MSWord. Use Zamzarto convert.
Classroom 2.0is a socialnetworking sitefor educatorswho wish tolearn moreabout web-basedapplications andhow to use theweb for learningactivities as wellas professionaldevelopment.
Sponsored by Verizon as well as the top educational organizations,Thinkfinity offers thousands of free lesson plans, as well as hundreds ofstudent interactive tools.
Edmodo is a socialnetworking site createdespecially foreducational use. Manysafeguards are built into Edmodo. You create aclass, you invite ourstudents using apasscode.Also join groups offellow educators, andconnect with teachersaround the world.
Create a wordcloud beentering text.The morefrequently aword is used,the larger itappears in the“wordle”. Selectcolor schemes,fonts, style. This word cloud was created from Obama’s inauguration speech.
Gliffy is a free online application you can use tocreate diagrams, charts, pictorial layouts. Inviteother users to collaborate on the same project.
Enter an instructional passage, click the “Sift” button. The mostcommon words are identified. Select a word and related imagesappear. Even a thesaurus will find synonyms. Great for ESL.
Create surveys and email a linkto your participants. Collect thedata in charts and access the freeresponse comments.
Symbaloo allowsyou to save links toyour favorite websites on a page ofcustomizablebutton-link ions.Create a page oflinks on specifictopics for studentresearch.
Suite of onlinecollaboration toolsZoho Notebookallows collaboratorsto add text, images,videos, almostanything in ashared “notebook”Free for one projectat a time, unlimitedcollaborators
Create interactive collage posters withimages, video, and music. Connects withother social sites for importing media.
Prezi is a web-based presentationapplication that combinescharacteristics of both slides andwhiteboards. Add videos,graphics, and images to create aninteractive product.
SchoolTube is one of the safest places tofind and upload educational videos.
Search Slidesharefor presentationsand documentsthat you can use inyour instruction.Upload yourpresentations toshare with others.
Teach students to use Bibme toassist in creating proper citations.Enter a book title of web site URLand Bibme locates the data forthe citation. Add any missinginformation, push a button andyour bibliography is created in thecorrect format.