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Web 2.0 for schools


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Web 2.0 for schools

  1. 1. Practical uses for Web 2.0 in education – an overview Phil Bradley
  2. 2. What is Web 2.0? <ul><li>Let’s just not go there shall we? </li></ul><ul><li>Definitions are less important than what you can do with it </li></ul><ul><li>Oh, if you really insist… </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Web 2.0? <ul><li>Web 2.0 is a term often applied to a perceived ongoing transition of the World Wide Web from a collection of websites to a full-fledged computing platform serving web applications to end users. Ultimately Web 2.0 services are expected to replace desktop computing applications for many purposes. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia entry </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Web 1.0 was computer based </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 uses the web as a platform </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Web 1.0 relied on installed software </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 uses the browser </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Web 1.0 was solitary </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 encourages sharing </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Web 1.0 was individuals working alone </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 is community, sharing wisdom </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Web 1.0 was data in one place </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 is the portability of data </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Web 1.0 was about consuming (data) </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 is about creating data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Weblogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photograph sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookmarking </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Web 1.0 was home pages </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 is weblogs </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Web 1.0 was tracking information down </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 is having information come to you </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Web 1.0 was badging your content </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 is getting the answer out there quickly </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Web 1.0 was slow transfer rates </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 is about broadband </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Web 1.0 was hardware $s </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 is broadband $s </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Web 1.0 was getting it perfect </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 is doing it and moving on </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Web 1.0 was stationary </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 is mobile </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Web 1.0 was about limitations </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 is about a state of mind </li></ul>
  18. 18. Yes… but? <ul><li>“ It’s vacuous marketing hype” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Web 2.0 is totally silly” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Meaningless” </li></ul><ul><li>“ is made entirely of pretentious self serving morons.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ a lot of thin but very hot air blown at you by those who are convinced that having nothing to say is by no means a good reason to shut up.” </li></ul>
  19. 19. So… <ul><li>Is it a question of degrees of difference? </li></ul>
  20. 20. Or… <ul><li>A difference of kind? (Is it or isn’t it a fad?) </li></ul>
  21. 22. OK… so how can I use it? <ul><li>Weblogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a library weblog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional or new library resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduce members of staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use it as a repository of data and information by using categories and tags </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t regard a weblog as a diary – it’s an important website in its own right… </li></ul></ul>
  22. 24. Weblogs continued… <ul><li>Use the weblog RSS feed on the site home page as a news feed </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage people to add the feed to their start page or RSS reader </li></ul><ul><li>Create a different weblog for a different subject area – invite other authors </li></ul><ul><li>Use it in a different way, on a different page </li></ul>
  23. 27. School weblogs <ul><li>Hope CE Primary School </li></ul><ul><li>Chase Terrace Primary School </li></ul><ul><li>Athelstaneford Primary School </li></ul>
  24. 29. What do they include? <ul><li>Daily pictures of the school </li></ul><ul><li>Visitor locations </li></ul><ul><li>Event calendars </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr widget </li></ul><ul><li>Links to other school websites </li></ul><ul><li>Archives </li></ul><ul><li>Scanned drawings </li></ul><ul><li>Poems </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious links </li></ul>
  25. 30. Other software <ul><li>Edublogs </li></ul><ul><li>Class Blogmeister </li></ul>
  26. 31. News reports from the BBC
  27. 32. So what exactly is RSS again? <ul><li>Really Simple Search </li></ul><ul><li>Rich Site Summary </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Read some stories’ </li></ul><ul><li>Newsfeeds </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a common way of transferring data from one resource to another one </li></ul>
  28. 33. <ul><li>The version a human being sees: </li></ul>
  29. 34. <ul><li>The RSS version: </li></ul><ul><li>Phil Bradley's weblog </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Internet searching, web design, search engine developments and anything that will interest librarians! </li></ul><ul><li>en-GB </li></ul><ul><li>2007-02-23T10:57:53+00:00 Egypt blogger jailed for 'insult' </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Egyptian blogger jailed for 'insult'. Abdel Kareem Soliman has been jailed for four years for criticising and insulting Islam and the president. He'd used his weblog to take a swipe at the country's top Islamic institution. The link goes to... </li></ul><ul><li><p><a href=&quot;; title=&quot;BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Egypt blogger jailed for 'insult'&quot;>Egyptian blogger jailed for 'insult'</a>. Abdel Kareem Soliman has been jailed for four years for criticising and insulting Islam and the president. He'd used his weblog to take a swipe at the country's top Islamic institution. The link goes to the BBC story.</p> </li></ul><ul><li>Current Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>philipbradley </li></ul><ul><li>2007-02-23T10:57:53+00:00 </li></ul><ul><li>Google charges for web programs </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Google charges for web programs. Well, this is all over the blogs and news at the moment - my link goes to the BBC version of the story. No great surprise here really; Google is going to start selling a... </li></ul><ul><li><p><a href=&quot;; title=&quot;BBC NEWS | Technology | Google charges for web programs&quot;>Google charges for web programs</a>. Well, this is all over the blogs and news at the moment - my link goes to the BBC version of the story. No great surprise here really; Google is going to start selling a premium version of their email, calendar, word processing and messaging package. It'll cost £27 or 40€ or $50 which includes more storage, phone help and 99.9% uptime (which is actually downtime of about 9 hours per year if you don't want to work it out yourself) and it'll be advertisement free.</p> </li></ul><ul><li><p>Google is of course saying that it's not an attack on Microsoft.</p> </li></ul><ul><li>Google specific </li></ul><ul><li>philipbradley </li></ul>
  30. 35. <ul><li>Each RSS resource has its own URL and other applications can point to that URL, gather the data and display it in a different format. </li></ul>
  31. 36. RSS and search
  32. 37. So, what else can I do with RSS? <ul><li>Add to content to webpages </li></ul>
  33. 38. <ul><li>Add content to a news aggregator </li></ul>
  34. 39. <ul><li>Add content to a start page </li></ul>
  35. 40. <ul><li>Keep current with comments and updates </li></ul>
  36. 41. <ul><li>In conclusion therefore… RSS brings data to you, and allows you to send it out to other places. </li></ul>
  37. 42. Using news aggregators <ul><li>Such as Bloglines or the Google Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Keep up to date </li></ul><ul><li>Up to the minute </li></ul><ul><li>Create your own searches </li></ul><ul><li>Use these to create your own news feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Combine these and publish them for users </li></ul>
  38. 44. Podcasts <ul><li>Provide access to audio content </li></ul><ul><li>Guides/tours around a library </li></ul><ul><li>School radio stations </li></ul><ul><li>Book readings </li></ul><ul><li>Library news </li></ul><ul><li>Recording interesting people </li></ul>
  39. 45. Podcasting resources <ul><li>GCast </li></ul><ul><li>Gabcast </li></ul><ul><li>Podomatic </li></ul>
  40. 47. Podcasts 2 <ul><li>Content that can’t easily be made available in other formats </li></ul><ul><li>Content that is accessible on the move </li></ul><ul><li>Not time or place dependent. </li></ul>
  41. 48. Schools using Podcasts <ul><li>Lancashire Grid for Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>48 schools in the area podcasting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Guildford College </li></ul>
  42. 49. More examples <ul><li>Tovashal Elementary Primary School </li></ul><ul><li>Radio Willow Web </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts for schools and educators </li></ul><ul><li>Redbridge Podcast network </li></ul>
  43. 50. Start Pages <ul><li>Pageflakes </li></ul><ul><li>Netvibes </li></ul><ul><li>Collate data into one place </li></ul><ul><li>Not machine dependent </li></ul><ul><li>Good for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search engines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weather </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc… </li></ul></ul>
  44. 51. Start Pages
  45. 52. Using start pages <ul><li>Individually </li></ul><ul><li>As a group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Share tabbed pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative to email contact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To Do lists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Note pads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Always immediately available </li></ul></ul>
  46. 54. School examples <ul><li>Letchworth Central Middle School (US) </li></ul><ul><li>School Resources & Widgets (US) </li></ul><ul><li>Gretton Primary School (UK) </li></ul>
  47. 56. Bookmarking <ul><li>Limited to a specific machine </li></ul><ul><li>Not informative </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult to find what you want </li></ul><ul><li>Inflexible </li></ul><ul><li>Cannot easily share bookmarks </li></ul>
  48. 58. What are the alternatives? <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Diigo </li></ul><ul><li>digg </li></ul>
  49. 59. You can: <ul><li>Share your bookmarks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Between computers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Between colleagues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Between users </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create bookmark sets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To supplement projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To assist users </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Annotate (or tag) bookmarks </li></ul>
  50. 60. Great for searching! <ul><li> <search_term> </li></ul>
  51. 61. Get an RSS feed automatically <ul><li>[insert your tag here] </li></ul>
  52. 62. Who is using it? <ul><li>Dept. Children, Schools, Families </li></ul><ul><li>Kent Teachers </li></ul>
  53. 63. Search builders <ul><li>Create your own search engines </li></ul><ul><li>Limit to trusted sites </li></ul><ul><li>As small as you want, as large as you need </li></ul><ul><li>Use the given URL or </li></ul><ul><li>Cut and paste onto your own site </li></ul><ul><li>Use them and then throw them </li></ul>
  54. 64. That would be: <ul><li>Rollyo </li></ul><ul><li>Google Custom Search Builder </li></ul><ul><li>Eurekster swicki </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo Search builder </li></ul>
  55. 65. And… <ul><li>Topicle </li></ul><ul><li>Quintura </li></ul>
  56. 66. School Examples
  57. 67. Collaborate on knowledge <ul><li>Provide content onto a webpage </li></ul><ul><li>Items, notes, articles </li></ul><ul><li>Links to news or blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Search functions </li></ul><ul><li>Video options </li></ul><ul><li>Let others collaborate </li></ul>
  58. 68. Creating communities <ul><li>Zimbio </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Plum </li></ul><ul><li>Squidoo </li></ul><ul><li>Pageflakes </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul>
  59. 70. Flickr
  60. 71. School examples
  61. 72. Squidoo
  62. 73. Facebook
  63. 74. Wikis
  64. 75. Wikis <ul><li>LIS wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Library success wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Peanut butter wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces for teachers </li></ul>
  65. 76. School examples <ul><li>East Linton Primary School wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Victoria Primary School wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Aberford School wiki </li></ul>
  66. 78. Instant messaging <ul><li>“ Email is for old people” </li></ul><ul><li>Talk instantly back and forth </li></ul><ul><li>Share files (or not!) </li></ul><ul><li>Share webcam discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Group chat </li></ul><ul><li>IM from webpages </li></ul><ul><li>Create chatrooms </li></ul>
  67. 79. Instant Messenger Services
  68. 80. Using… <ul><li>Plugoo </li></ul><ul><li>Gabbly Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Meebo rooms </li></ul>
  69. 81. Collaborate <ul><li>On documents – Google docs </li></ul><ul><li>On spreadsheets - NumSum </li></ul><ul><li>With calendars - Jotlet </li></ul><ul><li>With training - WizIQ </li></ul><ul><li>With projects – MyWebDesktop </li></ul><ul><li>With To Do lists – TaDaList </li></ul>
  70. 82. Group Communication <ul><li>VoiceThread </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows users to collaborate with images, video, discussions and uploading material to a central resource – ‘digital story telling made easy’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>James and the giant peach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voices from the past </li></ul></ul>
  71. 84. WizIQ <ul><li>WizIQ </li></ul>
  72. 85. Edmodo – education microblogging <ul><li>Edmodo </li></ul>
  73. 86. Story telling <ul><li>Story Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slideshow tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Timeline tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mixer tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collage tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Map tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video tools </li></ul></ul>
  74. 87. Educational Online <ul><li>J2e (Just too easy) </li></ul><ul><li>Word processor </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop publisher </li></ul><ul><li>Web page/web site creator </li></ul><ul><li>Form Creator </li></ul><ul><li>On-line storage </li></ul>
  75. 88. Combine everything! <ul><li>With RSS and other Web 2.0 resources anything can work with anything else </li></ul><ul><li>Content can be changed and manipulated into different formats that you control </li></ul><ul><li>Users can get involved </li></ul><ul><li>Geography doesn’t matter </li></ul><ul><li>Speed is easy </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not technical! </li></ul>
  76. 89. So why not… <ul><li>Create search engines for subject groups </li></ul><ul><li>Get users involved with a Zimbio group on an aspect of <whatever>? </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Squidoo lens for a subject? </li></ul><ul><li>Start a library weblog? </li></ul><ul><li>Create a flickr group </li></ul>
  77. 90. Or… <ul><li>A podcast or a radio station, both involving music students </li></ul><ul><li>A Pageflakes page that you can share with colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Create or FURL accounts and share them </li></ul><ul><li>Start a wiki for all the librarians in the area </li></ul>
  78. 91. Or even <ul><li>Use instant messaging to provide information in a different way </li></ul><ul><li>Create a book reading club using LibraryThing, Amazon and a weblog </li></ul><ul><li>Have a library tour on YouTube </li></ul>
  79. 92. Or even <ul><li>Create trading cards from Flickr photographs </li></ul><ul><li>Create fun/interesting new posters </li></ul><ul><li>Set up a Facebook, Bebo, MySpace account for the library </li></ul><ul><li>Share presentations with </li></ul>
  80. 93. <ul><li>BUT… </li></ul>
  81. 94. Expect… <ul><li>“ It can’t be done” </li></ul><ul><li>“ We don’t have the resources” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Bandwidth problems” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Security issues” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Write a proposal” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Not your job” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Not enough time” </li></ul>
  82. 95. <ul><li>AND… </li></ul>
  83. 96. Ignore it! Because Web 2 is changing: <ul><li>The way we use the web </li></ul><ul><li>The way we use information </li></ul><ul><li>The way we find information </li></ul><ul><li>The way we do our jobs </li></ul><ul><li>The way we interact with people </li></ul><ul><li>The way that we look at everything </li></ul>
  84. 97. <ul><li>FOREVER </li></ul>
  85. 98. Final thoughts: <ul><li>“ Librarians must be like Krishna! And descend into the world to combat ignorance!” S.R. Ranganathan </li></ul><ul><li>“ The librarian must be the librarian militant before he can be the librarian triumphant.” Melvil Dewey </li></ul>
  86. 99. Want more?
  87. 100. Other net resources <ul><li>Web 2 in school libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting for K12 librarians </li></ul><ul><li>My education sites </li></ul><ul><li>Taking the mystery out of Web 2.0 </li></ul>
  88. 101. Acknowledgements <ul><li>Slide 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 9 </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 9 </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 11 </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 11 </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 13 </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 13 </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 14 </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 14 </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 15 </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 15 </li></ul>
  89. 102. Thank you! <ul><li>Website: </li></ul><ul><li>“ I want to”: </li></ul><ul><li>Weblog: </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations: </li></ul>