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K-12 Educators Guide To Web 2.0

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Web 2.0 – I Didn’t Know There was a 1.0?

There has been shift from a World Wide Web that is “read only” to a Web that is being described as the “Read Write Web.” Instead of content that was for the most part static, we are starting to see the ability to remix content in different ways, in order to suit our needs. The Web is evolving to become more like an area for social and idea networking. The web surfer negotiates the connections within a social or idea network, exchanges bits of content, creates something new, and then the cycle begins again. XML content, but RSS and Atom feeds in particular, is increasingly becoming a standard for sharing data between these web applications.

If you look at the idea of publishing web pages, we would consider the read web as something that was more inclined for the geeks. Where there was some need to understand a server-side language, use FTP, maybe html, or a number of tools to create and publish web content. Now, in less than ten minutes you could set-up a weblog on Blogger.com and have your first idea posted. It would probably take you longer to come up with the ideas for the first post than to setup the weblog. I would call this a transformation from geek to sleek.

K-12 Educators Guide To Web 2.0

Weblogs in Education Alpha Stage

Social Bookmarking Tools in Education Ideas Stage

Folksonomy and Tagging Ideas Stage

Wiki: Collaborative Editing in Education Alpha Stage

RSS Ideas in Education Beta Stage

Creative Commons Ideas Stage

Instant Messaging Ideas Stage

Examples of the Change to the Read/Write Web

Web 1.0 Web 2.0
DoubleClick Google AdSense
Ofoto Flickr
Akamai BitTorrent
mp3.com Napster
Britannica Online Wikipedia
personal websites blogging
evite upcoming.org and EVDB
domain name speculation search engine optimization
page views cost per click
screen scraping web services
publishing participation
content management systems wikis
directories (taxonomy) tagging ("folksonomy")
stickiness syndication
Reference What Is Web 2.0

Interesting Quotes

It's interdisciplinary combinations--design and technology, mathematics and art--"that produce YouTube and Google,"
- Thomas Friedman, the best-selling author of The World Is Flat.

"It's important that students know how to manage it, interpret it, validate it, and how to act on it,"
- Dell executive Karen Bruett

General Resources

Web 2.0: A New Wave of Innovation for Teaching and Learning? from Educause Review

Coming of Age: An introduction to the NEW worldwide web A 93 page collaborative venture between 14 people from the USA, Canada, Thailand and the UK. editor Terry Freedman

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