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- Web 2.0 is user (student) oriented.
- Web 2.0 is most generally associated with web applications that are interactive and collaborative in nature.
- Web 2.0 is about users and content instead of surfing on the Internet. It’s more like what can the Internet do for me as a creator, a collaborator, an active participant, rather than a passive viewer of what is out there on the web
- Web 2.0 encompasses any type of new content creation technology: blogs, wikis, podcasts, video sharing, photo sharing, web page creation, social bookmarking, cell phones, iPods and a wealth of other technologies that will soon be invented.
- Web 2.0 is more than just Internet it is literally a web that connects us through all of the communications devices we carry.
What is Web 2.0 to a digital native?
Web 2.0 Tools
Web 2.0 is about revolutionary new ways of creating, collaborating, editing and sharing user-generated content online. It’s also about ease of use. There’s no need to download, and teachers and students can master many of these tools in minutes. Technology has never been easier or more accessible to all.
Presentation Tool – Show Don’t, Tell!
- SlideShare – Already have a presentation? Use this tool to upload your PowerPoint or Keynote slides and share them.
- 280 Slides – You can create stunning presentations from scratch (and for free) with 280 Slides. There’s no software to download – and when you are done you can share.
- Prezi – Break out of the box! Prezi.com throws the slide-show model out the window and presents a giant canvas
Video Tools – Lights, Camera, (Inter)action!
- Gizmoz – Animate yourself.
- PhotoPeach – This site allows you create slideshows with built-in polls and quizzes
- Animoto.com/education – brings lessons to life especially designed with educators and students in mind
Community Tools – Collaboration!
- Edmondo – Social platform for students & teachers
- Google Docs – Real-time online collaboration
- PBworks – Collaborative learning for schools
- Twitter – Micro-blogging
The Twitter Experiment – Twitter in the Classroom
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