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					     Web 2.0
Top five cool tools every
   teacher should be
      familiar with.
What is Web 2.0?
 “Next generation” World Wide Web
 Content is user-generated and dynamic
 Mimics desktop programs




Why use Web 2.0?
   Encourages collaboration and
    communication between users
Examples of Web 2.0 Tools
 Blog
 Wiki
 Social Bookmarking
 RSS Feeds
 Creative Projects
What is a Blog?
 Web + Log = Blog
 Essentially it's an electronic journal
 Only writer can make changes
 Readers can leave comments about
  entries (writers can moderate comments)
Uses of a Blog
 Personal journaling
 Book reviews
 Updates - Getting information to public
Blog Example
 Blogspot (free)
 Can upload pictures, videos, picture
  slideshows, graphics, and more!
 Can tag entries for easy searching
 Entries are archived and organized by date


Example of personal blogspot blog:
http://ahippopotamussandwich.blogspot.com/

Example of school-based blog:
https://wiki.friscoisd.org/users/smithme/blog/
What is a Wiki?
 Wiki-Wiki is a Hawaiian word that means
  quick
 Form of collaboration that connects
  participants in order to create and edit
  pages
 Largest known Wiki is Wikipedia.
Uses of a Wiki
 Set up communication pages between
  students and teacher
 Group projects for students or teachers
 Collaboration tool
Wiki Example
 pbworks wiki (free)
 Wikispaces (free)
 Example of a Wiki with video clips about
  Wikis: WebTools4U2Use
 YouTube clip of pbworks wiki that shows
  benefits of a Wiki: What is a Wiki?
What is Social Bookmarking?
 A service in which users can save their
  favorite webpages online
 Tied to an online account
 Access bookmarks from any computer
 Possible to share


                      Video:
         Social Bookmarking in Plain English
Uses of Social Bookmarking
 Manage resources for projects and papers.
 Access bookmarks from anywhere.
 Sharing great sites
 Pathfinders
 Collaboration (teacher-student) (student-student)
Social Bookmarking Example
 Delicious.com
 Diigo.com
 StumbleUpon.com
 Digg.com
 Blinklist.com
What is a RSS Feed?
   Checking 25 different websites a day for
    information???

   You don’t have to!

   RSS Feeds stands for Rich Site Summary
    or Really Simple Syndication.
Uses of an RSS Feed
   RSS Feeds save you time. You can have a
    RSS feed from blogs, news pages, sports
    centers, etc.

   Sign up for a RSS Feed Reader such as:
       Bloglines
       Google Reader
RSS Feed Example
   Common teacher websites that have RSS
    feeds:
       http://teachers.net/
       http://www.pbs.org
       http://www.teachertube.com/


   Look for this symbol on the website.
Creative Projects
 Ways to use Web 2.0 instead of paper and
  markers
 Better than using PowerPoint again
Why Not Just Use PowerPoint?




The students are using Web 2.0 at home,
   so why not use it in the classroom?
What Are Some
Creative Project Alternatives?
Glogster.com
VoiceThread.com
Blabberize.com
Xtranormal.com


  This is just the beginning!
Creative Alternative Examples
   Xtranormal Example:
    http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/62298
    91/

   Glogster Example:
    http://hlassley.glogster.com/example/

   VoiceThread is being used for this
    presentation!
Part 2
   Next staff development will introduce
    additional Web 2.0 tools including:
       Podcasts/Vodcasts
            YouTube
            Can embed in wikis and blogs
       Virtual Classroom Management
            Moodle
            Keep school-related documents online
       Photosharing
            Flickr, Snapfish
            Share photos
Conclusion
 Presentation available on the shared drive
 Web 2.0 is interactive and collaborative
 Makes learning relevant and interactive for
  students
 See the librarian or technology facilitator
  for more information on any of these
  applications
Works Cited
   "All About Computers: Conquering Techniphobia." Discovery Education. Discovery. Web.

          10 Mar. 2010. <http://cdwg.discoveryeducation.com/web2.0/Web2.0.pdf>.

   Boswell, Wendy. "RSS Feeds - How RSS Feeds Work - Learn More About RSS Feeds."

          About Web Search - Learn How To Search The Web at About Web Search. Web. 10

          Mar. 2010. <http://websearch.about.com/od/rsssocialbookmarks/f/rss.htm>.

   Brisco, Shonda. "A 2.0 TOOLKIT." School Library Journal 55.8 (2009): 61-62. Academic

          Search Complete.EBSCO. Web. 10 Mar. 2010.

   Eastment, Diana. "Social Bookmarking." ELT Journal: English Language Teachers Journal

          62.2 (2008): 217-19. Academic Search Complete.EBSCO. Web. 10 Mar. 2010.

   Kyrnin, Jennifer. "Frequently Asked Questions About Weblogs and Blogs." Web Design -

          HTML XML - Web Development - Web Site Design. Web. 10 Mar. 2010.

          <http://webdesign.about.com/cs/weblogs/a/aa060903a.htm>.
Works Cited
   Murugesan, San. "Understanding Web 2.0." The IEEE Computer Society. Web. 10

          Mar. 2010. <http://www.computer.org/portal/web/buildyourcareer/fa009>.

   Ramit, Sethi. "YouTube - Pb Wiki-What Is A Wiki?" YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

          Web. 10 Mar. 2010. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmByB0sIPog>.

   RSS Symbol. Digital image. National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific

          Northwest Region. Web. 10 Mar. 2010.

          <http://nnlm.gov/pnr/dragonfly/2008/09/09/rss-part-2/>.

   "Social Bookmarking in Plain English -." Common Craft - Our Product Is Explanation.

          Web. 10 Mar. 2010. <http://www.commoncraft.com/bookmarking-plain-

          english>.

   Thompson, John. "Don't Be Afraid to Explore Web 2.0." Phi Delta Kappan 89.10

          (2008): 711+. Academic Search Complete.EBSCO. Web. 10 Mar. 2010.
Works Cited
   "Web_2.0 | Define Web_2.0 at Dictionary.com." Dictionary.com | Find the Meanings

          and Definitions of Words at Dictionary.com. Web. 10 Mar. 2010.

          <http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/web_2.0>.

   "WebTools4u2use - Wikis." WebTools4u2use - Home. Web. 10 Mar. 2010.

          <http://webtools4u2use.wikispaces.com/Wikis>.

   "What Is a Wiki - Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki." Library Success: A Best

          Practices Wiki - Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki. Web. 10 Mar. 2010.

          <http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=What_is_a_Wiki>.

   What Is RSS? RSS Explained - Www.WhatIsRSS.com. Web. 10 Mar. 2010.

          <http://www.whatisrss.com/>.

   "Wikis -." School Computing. Web. 10 Mar. 2010.

          <http://schoolcomputing.wikia.com/wiki/Wikis>.

				
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