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  1. 1. How can Web 2.0 improve our classrooms?
  2. 2. It can provide a new way of implementing reading writing and creating to prepare students for the 21 st century workplace.
  3. 3. You may be asking….. What is Web 2.0?
  4. 4. The answer……. “ The term “Web 2.0” (2004-present) is commonly associated with web applications that facilitate interactive information sharing, interoperability, user centered design, and collaboration, on the World Wide Web.”(source-wikipedia) In novice terms…. A way for students to collaborate and communicate with other students that are miles away.
  5. 5. SkillsWeb 2.0 can bring to the classroom:
  6. 6. collaborative knowledge building
  7. 7. social networking making connections My Space Facebook Blogger Twitter
  8. 8. expressing creativity
  9. 9. Without Web 2.0, what are our students learning?
  10. 10. To read………
  11. 11. to write……… To write……..
  12. 12. To add……
  13. 13. to subtract……. to experiment….. to question… to predict…. to solve…. to hypothesize….. to apply
  14. 14. Is this enough?
  15. 15. Will this give students an edge in a competitive work force?
  16. 16. Our world is changing So must our methods of teaching
  17. 17. “ If students are to be productive members of the 21st Century workplace, they must move beyond the skills of the 20th Century and master those of the 21st Century.”
  18. 18. “ The characteristics of the 21st Century classroom will be very different from those of in the classrooms of the past because the focus is on producing students who are highly productive , effective communicators , inventive thinkers , and masters of technology ” Commitment to the role of the teacher as a facilitator of learning. (2007). Retrieved January 30, 2007 from
  19. 19. “ Web 2.0 is significant as a medium to promote new kinds of collaborative learning. The sharing of information and ideas is phenomenal. Resisting Web 2.0 is resisting progress and an opportunity to learn and share in new and exciting ways.” Source: Diane Lyne Kinney
  20. 20. Learning to Change