WEB 2.0
or
DSL: Digital as a Second Language

In a nutshell:

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Part I: Why Web 2.0?






To begin with, scan these two articles:
Digital Natives vs. Digital Immigrants
Digital Natives Article

Be ready for a quick discussion of your thoughts so far.





Part II: Where do you stand?

We will take some of these Online Surveys together to see where you are. Think of it as a pre-test so
that we can focus on what you know already and where you need to go.


Web 2.0 or Star Wars?

More tests to assess your Internet Knowledge from About.com



Part III: Web Tools

We will go section by section explaining and showing examples of the following most popular
Web Tools--some of which you may already be using. For certain, the students you teach are
already familiar with much of this and how awesome would it be to implement your content
within the context of their technological repertoires?


Personal Portal Tools
- iGoogle
- My Yahoo!
- Pageflakes - Get it Together
- Protopage
- Netvibes


Social Bookmarking
- del.icio.us
- Diigo
- Furl
- StumbleUpon


Blogging
- Blogspot
- Easy Journal
- WordPress


Podcasts ( More on Educational Uses of Podcasts )
- iTunes
- Example of Student Podcasts
- Audacity
- Switchpod


Social Networking
- Ning ( Educational Use of Ning )
- Twitter
- MySpace
- Facebook
- ePals Global Community, a social learning network designed for K12 students, with almost 13 million K12 students and teachers and built with security features with K12 students in mind
- CollectiveX
- Courses on Facebook Application
- FlashcardFriends A free social network for teachers & students to create, share, learn and self-test with online flashcards.
- Imbee
- Mosoto With Mosoto you can easily share files, chat with friends and discover people and media in your social network. Mosoto is built on top of facebook.
- Safety - Things to consider ( Social Networks.ppt )


Wikis ( More Academic Usage Information for Wikis )
- Wikipedia
- Wetpaint
- PB Wiki
- Wiki Spaces
- Seed Wiki
- Wikis in Education
- Wikispaces in Education
- Wikis in Plain English


Google Tools
- http://www.google.com/intl/en/options/


Other Tools and Software
- Digital Storytelling Tools
- Clif Mim's Teaching and Learning with Web 2.0
- http://www.wiziq.com/

Multimedia - There's tons of it out there!
- Thinkbright.org
- YouTube.com (You can use Converttube to grab YouTube videos for classroom use.)
- TeacherTube.com
- Glumbert.com
- Vidipedia.org
- VITAL (WNET, NYC)
- Open Vault (WGBH, Boston)


Open Source Software - It's FREE!
- Linux
- Open Office
- Cute PDF
- Audacity
- Skype
- Itunes




Part IV: Playtime - Explore the Universe of Web 2.0 Applications
We will begin by clicking on the first link in this section and finding something that has
classroom application, then share it with the group. The remainder of our time together
will be used to continue to explore and become familiar with the preceding web tools and
any others you find in the Web 2.0 directories to make it easier to implement their usage
as you begin to plan for the coming year's lessons.


Web 2.0 Websites and Hubs
http://www.go2web20.net/ (find educational value...use tags.)
Another Web Directory
All Things Web 2.0
SimpleSpark
Ziipa
Top 100 Tools for Learning 2008



Web 3.0: The Future of the Internet

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_3.0
http://blogs.zdnet.com/SAAS/?p=68
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/web-30.htm
http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/the_web/article2726190.ece


23 Things - A Step by Step Plan for exploring Web 2.0

School 2.0 - Web 2.0 Applications for Learning