WEB 2.0 - 21st Century Skills


Carol LaRow

Contact: (518) 377-8332            tech33@nycap.rr.com

Characteristics of WEB 2.0 Learning
  • Social networking sites
  • Communities of learners
  • Collaboration
  • Peer-to-peer learning
  • Anytime/anywhere learning
  • Use different computers; just logon
  • Cross platform
  • Sharing content
  • Sharing resources
  • Editing in real time
  • Customizing personal learning enviroments
  • Reshaping the way students access, process, and acquire information
  • Publishing for authentic audiences
  • Encouraging global awareness
  • Fostering critical thinking
  • Meaningful involvement of students in the learning process
  • Extend learning beyond the school day
  • Bring assignments to life
  • Inspire students to contribute, collaborate, and publish
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Getting Started with WEB 2.0 Techniques
Search the terms unfamiliar terms; "Google" them
Use the social networking tools listed on this page; see if sites post tutorials or how-to's
Join a blog and post a response
Sign up for blog feeds on topics of interest
Sign up for RSS feeds
Join a wiki and post a response
Look for sites that encourage collaboration among your students
Read articles
Google Tools - free, online tools that can be used for anytime/anywhere learning; learn and use a few at a time
Note ways other educators are using social networking sites in their classrooms
Network with other educators who are using WEB 2.0 techniques and learn from them
Check out the sites you plan to use; choose ones that suit the needs of your classroom
Start with one or two tools at a time; integrate with what you already do; use with content you already have and are familiar with
Personal Learning Environments:
Increasingly, teachers and students are defining their own PLE's by managing approaches to the learning process. The ways students acquire and use information has changed, reflecting our digital age. They need new skills to access, analyze, and summarize the information they find. Social networks are emerging, and students are collaborating in peer to peer learning. Learning isn't limited to the school day; students create and share content via online sites; technology is integrated into the curriculum, and educators are accessing and assesing student work online.
Some online sites to accomplish this:
Flickr (share and access photos) http://www.flickr.com/
Google Picasa (post & edit photos; share videos; "map" where photos taken http://www.google.com/picasa/
Blog.com http://www.blog.com/
Google Blogger http://www.blog.com/
Bloglines http://www.bloglines.com/
Blogsome (Wordpress Host) http://blogsome.com
Edublogs (K-12 site to use for teaching; post materials; host discussions) http://www.edublogs.org
Google Groups (collaborate online, share files, join discussions) http://groups.google.com/
Google Docs (create and share files online) http://www.google.com/google-docs/
Google Desktop http://desktop.google.com/
Del.icio.us (social bookmarking - share bookmarks with others) http://del.icio.us.com
Furl (find other Furled WEB sites, save, and share) http://www.Furl.net
Diigo (social annotation; highlight and clip any webpage) http://www.diigo.com/
Mister Wong (bookmarks) http://www.mister-wong.com
Blogmarks (tag and share bookmarks) http://www.blogmarks.net
Ning (create and customize your own social network) http://www.ning.com/
Box.net (document storage; access & share files online) http://box.net/
Omnidrive.com http://omnidrive.com/
Blackboard http://www.blackboard.com/us/index.Bb
Moodle (a course management system) http://moodle.org/
WEB 2.0 (Wikipedia definition) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2
Technorati (search for blogs) http://technorati.com/
PBwiki (an easy-to-use, secure site; ad free) http://pbwiki.com/
Wikispaces (easy-to-use free site; used by educators) http://www.wikispaces.com
Pikiwiki (create WEB pages online; have others add content) http://pikiwiki.com/ews/index.jsp
Teacher Librarian Ning http://teacherlibrarian.ning.com/
Classroom 2.0 (support community for WEB 2.0 collaboration) http://classroom20.ning.com/
Ma.gnolia.com http://ma.gnolia.com/
Zoho (work online: writer, spreadsheets, note taker, & more) http://www.zoho.com/
iKeepBookmarks.com http://ww2.ikeepbookmarks.com/
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Toolbox :
Diigo (highlight, write on any WEB page, and sticky note) http://www.diigo.com/
Blog Basics http://teachingtoday.glencoe.com/howtoarticles/blog-basics
Jumptags (collect, save, and share bookmarks) http://www.jumptags.com/
Citation Machine http://citationmachine.net/
Citation Builder http://www.sourceaid.com
Create visual timelines with images http://www.circavie.com/
Free online synchronous communication tool http://yackpack.com/education.html
Timelines - create online; allows multimedia content; free http://www.ourstory.com/
Noodle Tools (support for the research process) http://www.noodletools.com/index.php
Eboard (communication between school and home) http://www.eboard.com/
Class Blogmeister (create a classroom blog; search for other blogs by grade level) http://classblogmeister.com/
Tumblr (create, customize, and post blogs) http://www.tumblr.com/
Blogger (create a class blog with Google) https://www.blogger.com/start
WEB Worksheet Wizard (create WEB pages quickly) http://wizard.4teachers.org/
Page Creator (Google's "Easy-to-Use" WEB page creator) http://pages.google.com
Google Earth http://earth.google.com
Google Maps http://maps.google.com/maps
Podcast a blog http://www.mightyseek.com/podpress/
Public domain images, music, video http://www.archive.org/index.php
WordPress (FAQ's on blogs and related topics) http://faq.wordpress.com/
Create short URLs from Long Ones http://tinyurl.com/
Help with writing skills & communication http://www.khake.com/page66.html
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WEB Tools :
Social bookmarking site for images http://vi.sualize.us/
Create flash based presentations http://www.spresent.com/v2/lib/
Draft Doggy (create websites with scavenger hunts; users can leave comments) http://www.daftdoggy.com/
Gliffy (draw and share diagrams online) http://gliffy.com/
One True Media (create online slide shows with text, images, and music) http://www.onetruemedia.com/otm_site/register?
Vixy.net (convert videos to different forms; just paste URL) http://vixy.net
Save YouTube (Save and download YouTube Videos) http://www.saveyoutube.com/
VoiceThread (Share photos, video and add your own comments) http://voicethread.com/#home
SlideShare (embed Power Point presentations on a wiki page) http://www.slideshare.net/
Photofiltre (free image retouching program) http://www.photofiltre.com/
Survey Monkey (create surveys online) http://www.surveymonkey.com/Default.aspx
TeacherTube (share videos for educational purposes) http://www.teachertube.com/index.php
Convert media files to different formats http://media-convert.com
Converts files to different formats http://www.zamzar.com/
FLV Converter (download videos to iPod or PC) http://vixy.net/flv_converter
Survey Monkey (online survey) http://www.surveymonkey.com
Zoomerang (online survey- basic version free) http://info.zoomerang.com/
WEB 2.0 shortcuts - links to different tools http://www.go2web20.net/
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Instructional WEB Sites (Tutotials) for WEB 2.0 Techniques:
Social bookmarking tutorial (McGraw Hill) http://teachingtoday.glencoe.com/howtoarticles/social-bookmarking
What is a Webquest? http://www.webquest.org/index.php
Blogging basics http://teachingtoday.glencoe.com/howtoarticles/blog-basics
Ten Ways to use blogs to teach (from Edublog) http://edublogs.org/10-ways-to-use-your-edublog-to-teach/
E-Learning and WEB 2.0 http://aquaculturepda.wikispaces.com/
Teaching and Learning in the 2.0 Era http://clifnotes.wordpress.com/2007/09/07/teaching-and-learning
What is WEB 2.0? (Techforum Wiki) http://techforumwiki.pbwiki.com/The%20EduBloggerCon
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