iamliterate - Web2.0Learning

Learning with Web 2.0

Web 2.0 has been growing since the 1990's and now is considered mainstream. Web1.0 was a write once and read many times web - Much like the old CD's. Web2.0 is more like an RW CD where it is written and changed and updated. Web2.0 also has a quality that it is not just changed by the created but open to anyone or groups to change it. The concept shift is due in part to the Internet becoming a platform, rather than a browser. This means that many software applications don't need to be purchased and installed, they can just be run through a browser.

Ironically even before Web 2.0 has reached maturity, discussions on what Web3.0 and Web4.0 might look like. I couldn't do it justice trying to clarify Web 2.0 when it has already been done - check out Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2

Web 2.0 has opened up new horizons for teaching and learning. Extending the traditional classroom to become a global classroom is just a few clicks away. Most Web 2.0 tools are free (or basic versions are free) and most tools do not require any special ports to be opened up to run. This is a great advantage with districts that are very protective or restrictive in terms of security. To see a fairly comprehensive list of tools, check out http://www.go2web20.net
Go 2 Web 20

Kudos to the BCTF. They are embracing many of the Web2.0 tools to support teachers. Check this out - http://www.bctf.ca/web2.aspx

Types of Web 2.0 Tools

The nature of Web 2.0 is a changing environment. Improvements to existing tools are continuously being made. New tools are continuously being released. With a little imagination, most of the tools can easily be incorporated into teaching and learning.

  1. Social Networking
  2. RSS
  3. Collaboration
  4. Collaborative Writing
  5. Multimedia
  6. Sharing
  7. Community Spaces
  8. Places worth exploring

Others Web2.0 resources


Collaborative Writing

Wikis are an incredible collaboration tool. Wiki is Hawaiian for quick. Wikis are quick tools for publishing. Rather than me trying to explain, here is a YouTube Video that explains it clearly


Picture_4.png Some districts choose to block this incredible resource.
I have created several playlists of videos that I have found in YouTube that are valuable to me

TeacherTube is the educators version of YouTube. There are many reasons why TeacherTube is better for education; however, it is still much smaller without all the other resources.


I can't omit the value of the Apple Learning Interchange
Here are a couple of lessons and media collections that I have submitted or contributed to

Community Spaces

Facebook.com - an online community based on friends that your accept or request
SecondLife.com - an online community where you act out your learning through a virtual avatar of yourself

Places worth exploring

http://www.lumosity.com/ - games that improve your IQ

See Also
Critical Thinking
Searching Techniques

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Other ADE's Web2.0 Work
Sharon Eilts - http://seilts_edit241.blogspot.com/2006/07/web-20.html

Charlene Chausis - http://homepage.mac.com/charlenechausis/social_technologies.html

Craig Nansen - http://tinyurl.com/2bp6lb
Chris Rozitis - http://www.rozitis.ca/Web2.0/