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Web 2

  1. 1. Web 2.0 A guide to beginners
  2. 2. Introduce learners to Web 2.0 applications, increase awareness of the possibilities & demonstrate ways to use Web 2.0 in classroom. <ul><li>Purpose of Workshop: </li></ul>
  3. 4. The Machine is Using Us A video by Michael Wesch, Professor, Kansas State University. Viewed by over 10,000,000 since it was created in February 2007. This video changed the way I viewed education and the potential for change.
  4. 5. Introduction to Web 2.0 <ul><li>Characteristics of Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitates communication </li></ul><ul><li>Allows sharing of information and media </li></ul><ul><li>Enables Collaboration </li></ul>
  5. 6. Facilitates Communication
  6. 7. Sharing of information and media
  7. 8. Enables Collaboration
  8. 9. Key Concepts of Web 2.0 <ul><li>Open Source </li></ul><ul><li>Community learning </li></ul><ul><li>And words like </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tagging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Web 2.0 is Dynamic <ul><li>Will include one or more of the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Search </li></ul><ul><li>Link </li></ul><ul><li>Authoring </li></ul><ul><li>Tags </li></ul><ul><li>Extensions </li></ul><ul><li>Signals </li></ul>
  10. 11. EXAMPLES OF WEB 2.0 AND POSSIBLE EDUCATION USES <ul><li>Closer look </li></ul>
  11. 12. Example 1: Google <ul><li>iGoogle: </li></ul><ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>(Everything but the kitchen sink) </li></ul>
  12. 13. Activity: Go to iGoogle site. Find examples of: enhanced communication, sharing of information & media, and collaboration
  13. 14. Lets look at an educational use for a Google product, Sketch up. (By the way, this is a free tool!)
  14. 15. What would you subscribe to?
  15. 16. Google docs is MADE for education
  16. 17. Not your father’s e-mail
  17. 18. History will never be the same.
  18. 19. <ul><li>Activity: Treasure Hunt </li></ul><ul><li>Find one of each somewhere in the iGoogle world </li></ul><ul><li>Translator </li></ul><ul><li>Place to share documents </li></ul><ul><li>Place to receive e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Search feature for scholarly materials </li></ul><ul><li>Way to chat with a friend through the computer </li></ul><ul><li>Place to create a website </li></ul><ul><li>Place to share photos </li></ul><ul><li>Place to organize your calendar </li></ul>
  19. 20. Example 2: ning <ul><li>Ning is the educational Facebook </li></ul>
  20. 21. With ning, you can set up your own social network And it’s free!!!
  21. 22. <ul><li>Why ning? </li></ul><ul><li>Educators favorite ( See my social networks ) </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to sign up </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to include multiple classes on one site </li></ul><ul><li>Easy for instructors to set up your own social network </li></ul><ul><li>Think of the networking possibilities! </li></ul><ul><li>Students set up personal pages to include videos, photos, blogs, and more </li></ul>
  22. 23. (Save Facebook for your non instructional needs)
  23. 24. Example 3: Twitter <ul><li>Twitter is all the rage! </li></ul>
  24. 25. Although it is so new, Educators are interested…
  25. 26. How can I find something that interests me?
  26. 27. With Twitter, the world is your oyster Will you tweet???
  27. 28. Example 4: YouTube <ul><li>YouTube…The Ultimate Time Waster or the Answer to Student Engagement? </li></ul>
  28. 29. 5 reasons why it can be an educational tool.
  29. 30. Engaging?
  30. 31. Changing beliefs and prejudices?
  31. 32. Up to date information useful to students
  32. 33. 100 best videos for education
  33. 34. Summary <ul><li>There are lots of ways to include Web 2.0 applications in education </li></ul><ul><li>Like a good outlet store, you need to weed out the good from the bad </li></ul><ul><li>Use this workshop as a stepping off point </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure your materials are accessible to all users (subject of another workshop!) </li></ul>

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