Web 2.0

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  • 23 things: Originated with libraries as a way for librarians to learn about/get accustomed to Web 2.0 technologies Provide lists and definitions for different types of 2.0 applications, plus examples of some of the most prominent and best Fairly hands-on; you try out new tools to learn about them Common Craft videos – 3 minute videos giving simple, easy-to-understand explanations of (now) common technologies Licensed for use under Creative Commons – more on that in the Share slide
  • Web 2.0

    1. 1. WEB 2.0
    2. 2. WHAT THE HECK IS WEB 2.0? <ul><li>Web 1.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Created by one person or entity </li></ul><ul><li>Read-only </li></ul><ul><li>Static </li></ul><ul><li>Proprietary </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative and user-generated </li></ul><ul><li>Editable </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive </li></ul><ul><li>Open source </li></ul><ul><li>Community-oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul>
    3. 3. SOME BASICS <ul><li>23 Things/Learning 2.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A self-paced online exploration of Web 2.0 technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minnesota’s take: 23 Things on a Stick (and its sequel, More Things on a Stick ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Common Craft Videos </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brief videos explaining a wide variety of topics “in Plain English” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WebTools4u2use </li></ul>
    4. 4. STAY ORGANIZED <ul><li>RSS Readers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Reader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bloglines </li></ul></ul><ul><li>With Delicious , organize and access your favorite websites from anywhere! </li></ul><ul><li>Springpad lets you create notebooks, planners and project trackers online </li></ul><ul><li>MyStickies are downloadable post-it notes for your desktop </li></ul><ul><li>List creators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember the Milk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Todoist </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. BE PRODUCTIVE… <ul><li>Zotero </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collect and manage research sources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Drawing and mind mapping tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lovely Charts lets you create charts online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Gliffy to create charts, diagrams, and technical drawings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VUE : the Visual Understanding Environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mindomo , web-based mind mapping software </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. … AND COLLABORATE <ul><li>Full productivity and collaboration suites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zoho </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Highlight and annotate webpages with Diigo </li></ul><ul><li>Use Stixy to collaborate on projects and papers </li></ul>
    7. 7. SHARE <ul><li>Scribd is an online social publishing site, allowing people to share their writings with the world </li></ul><ul><li>280 Slides and Slideshare allow you to create, upload and share powerpoints, pdf files, and presentations online </li></ul><ul><li>A CAVEAT: When using these sites (and others like them), make sure you are careful with copyright!! A good tool to help you determine whether something is covered under Fair Use is the Fair Use Evaluator . </li></ul>
    8. 8. STAY UP TO DATE <ul><li>7 Things You Should Know About… is published by EduCause, and focuses specifically on emerging technologies in learning and teaching </li></ul><ul><li>ReadWriteWeb </li></ul><ul><li>Technorati </li></ul><ul><li>Download Squad </li></ul><ul><li>iLibrarian looks at Web 2.0 primarily from a library perspective </li></ul><ul><li>All of these websites provide information on the latest tools, studies, and publications relating to Web 2.0 </li></ul>
    9. 9. ENTERTAIN YOURSELF <ul><li>Cute Overload : insanely cute animal pictures </li></ul><ul><li>The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks : a blog to make grammar geeks cringe </li></ul><ul><li>Passive-Aggressive Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Awful Library Books : the title really says it all </li></ul>

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