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     Julia VanderMolen                                       Maryly Skallos



                 Presented by Dr. Julia VanderMolen and Maryly Skallos


MACUL 2008
Friday March 7th, 2008




                          Your facilitators
• Dr. Julia VanderMolen, Director-Online Technology
   Davenport University
    – I am an avid user of technology in ways that help
      learners and teachers attain positive outcomes.
      Plus I am an avid user of Google Docs and
      Spreadsheets
• Maryly Skallos, Technology Coordinator-
  St. Thomas the Apostle School
    – Ditto! LOL

 MACUL 2008                      Dr. Julia VanderMolen
 Friday March 7th, 2008              Maryly Skallos




 MACUL 2008                      Dr. Julia VanderMolen
 Friday March 7th, 2008              Maryly Skallos




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           Pay              Web 2.0...The Machine
        Attention!              is Us/ing Us




MACUL 2008                Dr. Julia VanderMolen
Friday March 7th, 2008        Maryly Skallos




                What Web 2.0 is Not
• A new version of the Internet
• A new release of software
• A new way of surfing the internet




MACUL 2008                Dr. Julia VanderMolen
Friday March 7th, 2008        Maryly Skallos




                Web 2.0 Technologies
       • Emphasize online collaboration &
         sharing among users
       • Wikipedia’s description of Web 2.0:
             – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0
       • Web-based applications –ThinkFree,
         BaseCamp, Empressor and more…


MACUL 2008                Dr. Julia VanderMolen
Friday March 7th, 2008        Maryly Skallos




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                     What Web 2.0 is:
  • A new way of looking at how to design
    web pages
  • An emphasis on online sharing and user
    collaboration
  • Something that is changing the way
    online businesses and education
    operate
  • Often, just used as a buzzword to attract
    attention
MACUL 2008                Dr. Julia VanderMolen
Friday March 7th, 2008        Maryly Skallos




The Seven Factors of Web 2.0
   • The Web As Platform
   • Harnessing Collective Intelligence
   • Data is the Next Intel Inside
   • End of the Software Release Cycle
   • Lightweight Programming Models
   • Software Above the Level of a Single
     Device
   • Rich User Experiences
MACUL 2008                Dr. Julia VanderMolen
Friday March 7th, 2008        Maryly Skallos




       Technologies That Support Web
                    2.0
    •   AJAX
    •   CSS
    •   RSS
    •   PHP/ASP/JSP
    •   MySQL/Access/PostgreSQL



MACUL 2008                Dr. Julia VanderMolen
Friday March 7th, 2008        Maryly Skallos




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                    Effects on Education
•     Free online tools                        Did we mention
                                                   FREE!
•     Group collaboration
•     Student as teacher
•     Interactive lessons




    MACUL 2008                Dr. Julia VanderMolen
    Friday March 7th, 2008        Maryly Skallos




                             Definition

       Collaboration - (kuh-lab-uh-rey-shuhn)
       n. the act of collaborating. Working
       together for a common end.

       Latin roots: “to labor together.”



    MACUL 2008                Dr. Julia VanderMolen
    Friday March 7th, 2008        Maryly Skallos




     Education's Effect on Web 2.0
• Pushing the programming community to
  combine services
• OpenAcadmic.org - combines parts of
  Moodle, Drupal, Elgg, OpenID and
  MediaWiki
• Supporting learners, teachers, and
  institutions
• http://www.openacademic.org
    MACUL 2008                Dr. Julia VanderMolen
    Friday March 7th, 2008        Maryly Skallos




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                         Web2.0 Websites
                            Some of the Best!
                               So we mention
                               Did Many Tools
                                    FREE!
                               so Little Time…
                               Here are a few
                                that we found
                                  fun to use.




MACUL 2008
Friday March 7th, 2008




   Google Docs & Spreadsheets
                         http://docs.google.com




                              Docs & Spreadsheets

MACUL 2008                      Dr. Julia VanderMolen
Friday March 7th, 2008              Maryly Skallos




                                 Gliffy
                         http://www.gliffy.com




MACUL 2008                      Dr. Julia VanderMolen
Friday March 7th, 2008              Maryly Skallos




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                             Mindomo
                   http://www.mindomo.com/




MACUL 2008                      Dr. Julia VanderMolen
Friday March 7th, 2008              Maryly Skallos




                               preezo
                           http://preezo.com/




MACUL 2008                      Dr. Julia VanderMolen
Friday March 7th, 2008              Maryly Skallos




                            Sliderocket
                         http://sliderocket.com/




MACUL 2008                      Dr. Julia VanderMolen
Friday March 7th, 2008              Maryly Skallos




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                            Spresent
                     http://www.spresent.com/v2/




MACUL 2008                    Dr. Julia VanderMolen
Friday March 7th, 2008            Maryly Skallos




                              Picnik
                         http://www.picnik.com




MACUL 2008                    Dr. Julia VanderMolen
Friday March 7th, 2008            Maryly Skallos




                            NumSum
                         http://numsum.com/




MACUL 2008                    Dr. Julia VanderMolen
Friday March 7th, 2008            Maryly Skallos




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                               Zoho
                         http://www.zoho.com




MACUL 2008                    Dr. Julia VanderMolen
Friday March 7th, 2008            Maryly Skallos




                               Links
  •   Wikipedia Web 2.0
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2
  •   O’Reilly Media’s “What is Web2.0?”
      http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what
      -is-web-20.html
  •   Wesch. M (2007). Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us [online].
      Available from:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gmP4nk0EOE
  •   Draper. D (2007). Pay Attention.[online] (Available from:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEFKfXiCbLw
  •   VanderMolen, JK (Summer, 2008). Getting the Concepts. Article
      to be published by Technology and Learning eZine
  •   VanderMolen, JK (Summer, 2008). Writing Collaboration Web
      2.0. Article to be published by Technology and Learning eZine

MACUL 2008                    Dr. Julia VanderMolen
Friday March 7th, 2008            Maryly Skallos




                                                           TXU!
                TXU!
                                                          Wcbr @
              Wcbr @
                                                        mskallos@
        julia.vandermolen
                                                      stthomasgr.org
         @davenport.edu




MACUL 2008                    Dr. Julia VanderMolen
Friday March 7th, 2008            Maryly Skallos




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