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Web 2.0 Tools

by Sarah Durham
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This is a collection of examples of Web 2.0 tools for collaboration and communication. Web 2.0 is a shift from a "read only" Internet to a web where users can both read and write to interact with web content created by others, create your own content, and communicate and collaborate in a myriad of new ways. Facebook and MySpace are examples of social networking, hence are Web 2.0 tools that you may already know about and use. Students in my classes should explore all examples related to Web 2.0 in order to gain a better understanding of what is available for teaching and learning in Web 2.0.
CUI 628-Integrating Technology into the K-12 Curriculum
Learning Outcomes:
Students will learn what Web 2.0 means and be able to provide examples of potentaial educational uses of various Web 2.0 tools.

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Social Networking in Plain English

Added 03/21/2012
Do you know why social networking, like Facebook and MySpace, has exploded on the web? This 2-minute video explains how social networking websites are so popular and exemplify what Web 2.0 is all about - communication and collaboration.

Using Google Docs & Spreadsheets to Facilitate Virtual Collaboration

Added 03/21/2012
Google Docs and Spreadsheets is a way for a group to collaborate online without having to email everyone. View this annotated PowerPoint to understand what it offers you.

Podcasting in Plain English

Added 03/21/2012
This 2-minute video describes what Podcasting is and explains how it works. Think about ways you could use podcasts for teaching, and how your stdeunts might use podcasts to help them learn.

Educational Uses of Second Life

Added 03/21/2012
This video will introduce you to Second Life and to some of its educational uses at this point in time. Second Life is also a Web 2.0 tool because people can collaborate and interact in Second Life.

Virtual Social Worlds and the Future of Learning

Added 03/21/2012
This 10-minute video describes why people are so enamoured of creating virtual worlds, like those in Second Life, on the Web. The author describes 7 sensibilities that are enabled by participating in and creating virtual worlds. What do you think?
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