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  • 1. Spina Bifida USING WEB 2.0 TOOLS TO EDUCATE BY TRACY LAGANA
  • 2. What is Spina bifida? Spina bifida is a birth defect that involves the incomplete development of the spinal cord or its coverings. The term spina bifida comes from Latin and literally means quot;splitquot; or quot;openquot; spine.
  • 3. What causes Spina bifida? Although doctors and researchers don't know for sure why spina bifida occurs. Spina bifida occurs at the end of the first month of pregnancy when the two sides of the embryo's spine fail to join together, leaving an open area. In some cases, the spinal cord or other membranes may push through this opening in the embryo's back.
  • 4. Statistics: Spina Bifida is one of the most common severe birth defects in the United States, affecting about 1,300 babies each year.
  • 5. How can using Web 2.0 tools educate and persuade individuals about the issue? Online social networks using the Web 2.0 technology, allows individuals and philanthropic groups to: Connect people with one another  Help spread the word to parents who are faced with the birth  defect Create support groups  Encourage fundraisers or events for a charity  Wishing wells to assist families in need  Encourage individuals to volunteer 
  • 6. What Web 2.0 tools can be used?  Blogs  Allows physicians and experts, to provide commentaries or news on the subject.  Allows patient and family members to create a more personal online diary or a running account of their personal lives.  Videos Help educate viewers on the subject.  Create awareness  Help with fundraising events 
  • 7.  Wikis  Used to create collaborative websites and documents  Community websites  Online presentations  Create, edit and share presentations easily  Create tutorials  Create simulations
  • 8. Additional Web 2.0 applications that can be used to reach an audience for your cause  Media Sharing  Data Storage Bookmarks  Feed Trackers  Web Office  Personal Productivity  Publishing
  • 9.  Start Pages  Mashups  Communities  Collaboration  Social Systems  Search Engines  Surveys