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Web 2.0

  1. 1. Incorporating 21st Century Skills<br /> Critical thinking<br /> Creativity and innovation<br /> Collaboration<br /> Communication<br /> Global awareness<br />
  2. 2. What are the new communication styles that students are using?<br /> Blogs<br /> Wikis<br /> Forums<br /> Texting<br /> Social Networks<br />
  3. 3. Blogs<br /> A blog is a place where you can post anything – news, opinions, ideas, links<br /> The entries are written in chronological order and displayed in reverse chronological order.<br /> Readers can read the blog and then comment on it. They don’t change the original message.<br />
  4. 4. Suggestions for Classroom Use - Blog<br /> Students share feelings about a current event and others can react.<br /> Students share information they have discovered about a topic allowing others to comment<br /> Student posts writing for peer review<br />
  5. 5. Wikis<br /> A wiki is a collaborative website that can be directly edited by anyone that has access to it.<br /> A wiki is essentially a database for creating, browsing and searching information.<br /> Wikis work very well for shared projects.<br /> Users can easily add, edit or remove information.<br />
  6. 6. Suggestions for Classroom Use – Wiki<br /> Students plan a class project. Each group must decide on procedures, timeline, final product presentation.<br /> Students work together to solve a problem. They can collaborate on strategies and eventual<br />solutions.<br /> Teacher can begin a discussion with students about a topic and students contribute during the week.<br />
  7. 7. Discussion Forums<br /> A forum allows for threaded discussions on varying topics.<br /> A forum can have a common theme to the entire forum, but multiple discussions can then be started by anyone with access<br />
  8. 8. Suggestions for Classroom Use -<br />Discussion Forum<br /> Students each read a chapter of a book and share resources learned. They can comment on others’ details and information.<br /> Students can discuss steps for problem-solving a math problem.<br /> Students discuss the variables from a science experiment and reach a consensus.<br />
  9. 9. What are the rewards?<br /> 21st Century Skills<br /> Communication<br /> Collaboration<br /> Student interest<br /> Home/School connection<br />
  10. 10. What are the rewards?<br /> Students create, contribute, comment<br /> Students analyze information from a variety of sources<br /> Students understand appropriate, useful information<br /> Reluctant students participate<br />
  11. 11. What are the risks?<br /> Legal and ethical rules<br /> Technical issues, viruses, scams<br /> Misleading or bad information<br /> Online behavior<br />
  12. 12. What are the risks?<br /> Unfamiliar/unsafe environment<br /> Openness of web and exposure to inappropriate material<br /> Student understanding of educational value of new tools<br /> Lack of teacher training<br />