Outline based on:Technology for the School LibrarianTheory and PracticeWilliam O. ScheerenSharon SmithApril 2013
Makes creation of content easier Supplies interactivity technology Provides opportunities for collaboration Gives students and educators theopportunity to participate
Moves from single computer to accessconnections with many computers Websites are changed into dynamicallycreated online resources Is not about data storage No longer just visited, you contributeinformation Shift from standard- based to user- based
The library has moved▪from:files, newspaper, and books found by index cards librarians that knew where all her books were▪to: first, having it on microfiche then, to having only one computer for librarian use now, library media centers
Has video and audio in addition to text Has both synchronous andasynchronous communication Is always innovating and changing
Providing a sense of activism Providing a sense of belonging Using social networking allows students toovercome social shortcomings Allowing students to contact one anotheras they see fit, 24/7 Freedom- this is why many schools ban theuse of social networks in school becausesome can handle it and some cannot
Allows librarians to keep in touch withcolleagues and friends Helps a librarian to stay on top of the latesttechnology Librarians can keep up with the latest news Allows you to attend conferences virtually Lets you participate in impromptu Q/A Can act as a low-level online resource Is an ideal vehicle for posting new material
Blogs are online posts arranged in reversechronological order. They can betext, graphics, video, or audio. Blogs are an example of one-to-manycommunication and can have significanteducational benefits Blogs can be accessed by any computer, cellphone, PDA’s, etc.
AWiki ( whose name is a Hawaiian wordmeaning “fast” ) is a set of Web toolsthat allow two or more people to worktogether to create something in a virtualenvironment that is greater or betterthan what they could have createdindividually.
A podcast is a digital recording of a radiobroadcast or similar program madeavailable on the Internet fordownloading to a personal audio player.
Web 2.0 -- the upgraded and interactiveversion of theWorld-WideWeb Social Networking -- computer-mediatedcommunication environment that connectspeople for cooperation, collaboration, andinformation sharing Virtual Conferencing -- the sharing ofinformation between two or more people indifferent locations
Twitter -- a free messaging service thatallows people to send and receive messages Blogs -- online logs whose posts are arrangedin reverse chronological order Wikis -- a set ofWeb tools that allow two ormore people to work together Podcasting -- a digital recording of a radiobroadcast or similar program
Course Management Systems -- softwaresystems that allow teachers to manageonline instruction Virtual Sites -- virtual applications created toexplore from fun or for learning Avatars -- two or three dimensional versionof yourself to be use in virtual sites
This chapter we introducedWeb 2.0.Socialnetworking, twitter, blogs, wikis, podcasting, virtual conferencing, and coursemanagement systems are all tools thatenhance the ease of use of technology. Thischapter also explored the way in whichthese tools can enhance education.