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Web 2.0

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Web 2.0

  1. 1. Demystifying Web 2.0 tools Lena Arena ICT Consultant K-12 Sydney Region 9582 2810 Carmelina.arena@det.nsw.edu.au
  2. 2. Web 1.0? • Web a digital library, largely a source of information for students. • A large collection and collation of information with varying degrees of reliability and authenticity. • Internet was once mostly about surfing from one static Web site to another while collecting or viewing data along the way
  3. 3. What is Web 2.0? • Web is the platform • wwww – whatever, wherever, whenever, whoever • Users share information, collaborate on content, and converse worldwide via social- software tools. • The read-write web (as distinct from the read-only web) • Data comes from many users and sources • Data stored on host servers
  4. 4. Web 2.0 tools • Blogs • Wikis • Social network software • Tagged photo stores • Social bookmarking • Communication networks • Podcasts and vodcasts • 3-D virtual worlds • RSS • mashups
  5. 5. Web 2.0 tools…
  6. 6. Web 2.o tools…
  7. 7. Blogs • Blogs (short for web logs) are online diaries. • Blogs are Web sites that allow instant communication and publication and allow for feedback from readers. http://judyoconnell.wordpress.com/blogging
  8. 8. Wikis • A wiki is a communal, subject- specific Web site where users can add and/or edit content. • Wikis enable groups of students, teachers, or both to gather content and share written work. – http://judyoconnell.wordpress.com/wikis/
  9. 9. RSS • Real Simple Syndication are called “feeds”: programs that take content from various Web sources—news sites, blogs, online journals—and deliver it in summarised form to the user (you!) – http://judyoconnell.wordpress.com/rss-2/
  10. 10. RSS Reader • In order to subscribe to RSS feeds, you need to download RSS reader software or use a Web-based RSS reader. This allows you to access all your feeds in one convenient location.
  11. 11. Social Bookmarks • This allows students and teachers to build a list of favourite websites they can share via the web and pass on to future classes. – http://delicious.com/c.arena – http://delicious.com/sharonmcg/
  12. 12. Podcasts • Podcasting enables Web sites to provide visitors with audio and/or video recordings that can be downloaded to a local computer and watched at any time and/or listened to on-line. – http://aussiekids.podbean.com/
  13. 13. Social Networking • “social content-sharing sites where members create profiles, network, and share opinions, photos, and audio-visual content”. – Facebook (150 million users worldwide from 170 countries and in 35 different languages ) – MySpace – Bebo – Ning – lets you create your own social network
  14. 14. Social messaging • Social messaging sites allow users to communicate with other users in real time • Messages are usually short • Most popular site is Twitter
  15. 15. Photo storage and sharing • Web sites that allow on-line storage and sharing of photos and videos • Allows organisation and editing of photos
  16. 16. Why Web 2.0? • Many students have easy access to the internet and email. (58% NSW homes have internet connection – ABS June 27, 2007) • They use Web 2.0 tools such as wikis, blogs, YouTube, Facebook and MySpace • Some have a Second Life! • It is an integral part of their world outside school • Students are now tele-visual with well developed multi-tasking skills. • Over 83% of youth have a mobile device
  17. 17. Why Web 2.0? • Web 2.0 reflects an “Architecture of Participation” … • The web is challenging traditional approaches to how we learn • The web is challenging our assumptions about classrooms and teaching • The web is challenging our assumptions about knowledge, information and literacy
  18. 18. Why Web 2.0? • Economic future is highly uncertain • Education systems need to educate children with high skills AND optimistic outlook • To compete in new economies people will need to: – Be creative and think laterally – Work collaboratively – Understand and leverage their core strengths
  19. 19. Web 2.0 tools.. • Facilitate critical analysis and participation in publishing • Allow the creation of educational communities to store and share knowledge • Enables student reflection on learning • Allows celebration of student success • Increased motivation of students with a wider audience
  20. 20. Today’s digital kids think of information and communications technology (ICT) as something akin to oxygen: They expect it, it’s what they breathe, and it’s how they live; They use ICT to meet, play, date, and learn; It’s an integral part of their social life; It’s how they acknowledge each other and form their personal identities John Seely-Brown, 2004 Learning in the Digital Age; http://www.johnseelybrown.com/speeches.html 10
  21. 21. Reflection… • What are the implications for the classroom?
  22. 22. Did you know? TeacherTube.com
  23. 23. Considerations… • DET guidelines re blogs and wikis • Existing policies re acceptable usage • Learning Tools Project – provision of blogs and wikis for students
  24. 24. Sydney Region examples • Podcasts – http://canterblog.podbean.com/ – https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/blog/5109-cleverkids/ – http://m456m.podbean.com/ • Wikis – http://gymeabay.wikispaces.com/ – http://3p-space.wikispaces.com/ – http://6dspace.wikispaces.com/ – http://rockdalestage3.wikispaces.com/
  25. 25. TeacherTube videos • Wikis – http://teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_ • Blogs – http://teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_ • Web 2.0
  26. 26. TeacherTube videos • Did you know? Shift Happens – http://teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_
  27. 27. Did you know? • In 2007, the average Australian family household had: – 3 mobile phones – 3 TVs – 2 computers – 2 DVD players – 2 portable MP3/MP4 players – 1 VCR – 2 games consoles (Source: ACMA study cited in Lee, M & Gaffney,M (eds.), Leading the Digital School. 2008)
  28. 28. Cool websites to visit • School Libraries and Information Literacy – http://www.curriculumsupport.education.nsw.gov – Blogs and wikis • Shift Happens – http://shifthappens.wikispaces.com • Wordle – http://www.wordle.net/
  29. 29. Cool websites to visit • Go2Web2.0 – http://www.go2web20.net/ • Judy’s Web 2.0 – http://judyoconnell.wordpress.com/ • EDUCAUSE Learning – http://www.educause.edu/eli/16086 • TeacherTube – http://www.teachertube.com/index.php

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