Web 2.0

The term Web 2.0 (also called the read/write web) is associated with web applications that facilitate participatory information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design, and collaboration on the World Wide Web. A Web 2.0 site allows users to interact and collaborate with each other in a social media dialogue as creators (prosumers) of user-generated content in a virtual community, in contrast to websites where users (consumers) are limited to the passive viewing of content that was created for them. Examples of Web 2.0 include social networking sites, blogs, wikis, video sharing sites, hosted services, web applications, mashups and folksonomies. (Definition taken from Wikipedia)

  1. Watch this video clip explaining Web 2.0. What surprised you?
  2. Explore social bookmark websites. (diigode.li.cious, and simplybox) and select one to collect your bookmarks.
  3. Explore communication websites (skypeMeebo, and GoogleTalk) How are they different? Can you use these to teach?
  4. Explore social networking sites other than Facebook. (twitterposterous, and voice thread for example) How are they different? Can you use these to teach?  What other social networking sites do you use?
  5. Explore blogging websites (kidbloggaggle, and blogger.) How are they different? Can you use these to teach?
  6. Other Web 2.0 sites used by teachers are listed below.  Which are not Web 2.0?
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