Web 2.0 in the Classroom

Web 1.0 vs Web 2.0

Web 1.0 was about reading,

Web 2.0 is about reading and writing

Web 2.0 for Designers

Web 2.0 has arrived

How can it transform teaching & learning!

Web 1.0 Strategies

Web 1.0 was about reading

Sites are static.

They contain information that might be useful, but there's no reason to return to the site later

Sites aren't interactive


Visitors can only visit these sites; they can't impact or contribute to the sites.

Applications are proprietary.

Companies develop software applications that users can download, but they can't see how the application works or change it.

Is there a Web 1.0?

Web 2.0

Gives power to the visitor with a new level of customization, interaction, and participation.

User-generated content lets everyone have their say on anything and publish it to the world at large (e.g., blogs, wikis and social networking sites).

These new technologies are changing our relationship to the Internet.

What can Web 2.0 tools offer educators?

Web 2.0 is here Web 2.0 & Language Learning Web 2.0 in Education

Web 2.0 Strategies

Web 2.0 is about reading

Sites are dynamic.

They contain information that is useful, and there's reason to return to the site later

Sites are interactive


Visitors can impact and contribute to the sites.

Applications are open source.

The source code for the program is freely available. Users can see how it works and make modifications or even build new applications based on earlier programs

Is there a Web 1.0?

Examples of Web 2.0


Social Networking



Image Sharing

Social Bookmarking


Virtual Worlds

Google Earth


A digital media file, or a series of such files, that is distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and personal computers

Everett: Emerson Elementary

Google: podcasts

 iTunes

Education Podcast Network

Article: Podcasts: Where's the Learning?

Social Networking


A popular social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music and videos internationally


A social utility that connects you with the people around you (similar to MySpace)

Other: Xanga , Live Journal


Schools and Online Social Networking by

Nancy Willard

Elgg - social network software for education by Steve O'Hear and edited by Richard


Don't Tell Your Parents: Schools Embrace

MySpace by Robert Andrews

Blog (web log)

Website where entries are written in chronological order; displayed in reverse chronological order

Provide commentary or news on a particular subject

(e.g., food, politics, news; personal online diaries).

Typically combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and media related to its topic.

Ability to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs.

Most blogs are primarily textual, although some focus on other media.

Blogging Websites




Live Journal:


Edublogs - Free Education Blogs:



Educational Blogs Examples

Larabee School Portable C Blog (Bellingham)

Room 208 Blog (Wells, ME)

Google : blog subject area

Math Blog - Mathematics is wonderful!

‘blog’ Resources

Blogging Techniques for the K12 Classroom

Weblogs in education

Use of blogs in online college classes

Blogs and Blogging: A Home Run for

Teaching, Learning, and Technology

Instructional Strategies for Blogging


(means “quick quick”)

Website that allows visitors to add, remove, and edit content

Collaborative technology for organizing information on Web sites

Allows for linking among any number of pages

Ease of interaction & operation makes a wiki an effective tool for mass collaborative authoring

Examples of Wiki’s

Wikipedia : a multilingual, web-based, encyclopedia project

Wiktionary multilingual dictionary with definitions, etymologies, pronunciations, sample quotations, synonyms, antonyms and translations

Wikidictionary : another free dictionary, words with definitions

WikiQuote a free online compendium of quotations from notable people and creative works in every language

Websites for ‘wiki-ing”

Wikispaces : free to educators

MediaWiki : Used by the WikiPedia project


Jotspot : Free wiki hosting service; custom software includes calendars, photo galleries and spreadsheets (acquired by Google)

WikkaWiki : a standards-compliant, lightweight

PHP/MySQL wiki engine

Image Sharing

Flickr : photos, search engine, share photos, has a blog

Shutterfly : photo service, share/enhance photos, organize

Photobucket : upload, share, search photos, running count of images

Video Sharing

User generated sites mostly offer free services whereby users can upload video clips & share it with the masses




GLEF Videos

Social Bookmarking:

A way for Internet users to store, organize, share and search bookmarks of web pages


: (pronounced as "delicious")

 a web service for storing, sharing, and discovering web bookmarks.

 can view others bookmarks, use tags)

Social Marker : makes social bookmarking of websites an easier process.

Top 5 Social Bookmarking Services :


Hybrid application that draws from multiple sources to create something new.

Google Mashups Mania

Covers the cool new Google Maps mashups, tools & applications being created by people over the world

Google Earth

Pick any where in world to zoom to from space

Google Maps Help Center

Create mashups and simple applications quickly

A limited test and access is restricted to a few

Mashup Examples

TED-Hans Rosling Talk :

Debunking third-world myths with the best stats you've ever seen.

Math and Reading Tests Map :

Analysis of differences between students passing their state tests versus the national tests in


and reading.

Google Lit Trips :

Using Google Earth, students discover where in the world the greatest road trip stories of all time took place

... and so much more!

Lewis & Clark :

Clark expedition.

An historical map of the Lewis &



Search Engines