What is Web 2.0?


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What is Web 2.0?

  1. 1. "Alternatives to the Same Old Projects pt. 1" with “What the heck is Web 2.0?”
  2. 2. So what? <ul><li>The “old way” worked fine for me and the people I went to school with…we graduated and became productive citizens. </li></ul><ul><li>Are you saying that I’m not a good teacher now? </li></ul>
  3. 3. No one’s saying… <ul><li>No one’ saying lectures don’t work. </li></ul><ul><li>No one’s saying that traditional tests don’t work. </li></ul><ul><li>No one’s saying that the chalkboard/overhead doesn’t work. </li></ul><ul><li>No one’s saying that kids can’t learn using traditional methods… </li></ul>
  4. 4. Great…then why am I here? <ul><li>Did “traditional” ways of teaching always keep YOUR attention in class? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you ever learn IN SPITE of what/how your teachers taught? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you ever think, “Gee, there’s gotta be a better way of doing this?” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Web 2.0 might be an option for you in your classroom (great…but I still don’t know what it is….)
  6. 6. Have you ever… <ul><li>read or sent email? </li></ul><ul><li>used your gradebook? </li></ul><ul><li>watched a video on YouTube? </li></ul><ul><li>been to a website to look at family pictures? </li></ul><ul><li>downloaded something from the faculty website? </li></ul>
  7. 7. So what’s Web 2.0? <ul><li>Web 2.0 is the nickname for the new internet… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What’s new about it? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>originally if you wanted to run a program on your computer it had to be installed ON your computer </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. So what’s Web 2.0? <ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 is a term that refers to programs that run off the internet (without having to be installed on your computer)…it allows people to be interactive with the internet </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Why would I want to use Web 2.0 tools in my classroom? <ul><li>many of the tools are free </li></ul><ul><li>might make assignments more appealing to the “digital natives” in my classroom </li></ul><ul><li>you might want to try something new </li></ul><ul><li>these types of tools are what students will need in the future (not just college, but in their jobs) </li></ul><ul><li>you want to engage a whole new type of thinking in your classroom </li></ul>
  10. 10. OK, so what was Web 1.0? <ul><li>Web 1.0 is how we think of the internet when it first appeared… </li></ul><ul><li>it was passive and simply used to search for things </li></ul>
  11. 11. Great…is there gonna be a Web 3.0? <ul><li>Many of these experts believe that the Web 3.0 browser will act like a personal assistant. As you search the Web, the browser learns what you are interested in. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Great…is there gonna be a Web 3.0? <ul><li>The more you use the Web, the more your browser learns about you and the less specific you'll need to be with your questions. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Great…is there gonna be a Web 3.0? <ul><li>Eventually you might be able to ask your browser open questions like &quot;where should I go for lunch?&quot; </li></ul>
  14. 14. Great…is there gonna be a Web 3.0? <ul><li>Your browser would consult its records of what you like and dislike, take into account your current location and then suggest a list of restaurants for you. </li></ul>
  15. 15. MEDIA CREDITS <ul><li>“ Burnout” poster found at http://www.despair.com/burnout.html </li></ul><ul><li>clips from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (1984) directed by John Hughes </li></ul><ul><li>clips from “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” (1982) directed by Amy Heckerling with the song, “I don’t know” by Jimmy Buffet </li></ul><ul><li>definition of “Web 3.0” found on “How will Web 3.0 Work?” by Jonathan Strickland at http://computer.howstuffworks.com/web-30.htm </li></ul><ul><li>“ Underachievement” poster found at http://www.despair.com/un.html </li></ul>