|Developing and using basic teaching resources and equipment|
|Using technology in teaching||Objectives | Technology in the classroom | Web 2.0 | Technology for your context | e-Activity | Summary|
When you peruse the names of technology tools in the Wordle cloud on the right, can you identify some Web 2.0 tools? Think about what the term Web 2.0 means to you. You may also have heard the term social media and already be a user of Facebook, Wikipedia, Twitter, Google docs or blogs. These are all considered to be Web 2.0 tools or social media. To find out more, please watch these videos.
- Web 2.0 in education video (8.32 min) by Becta (2009).
- Mike Welden's (2011) Web 2.0 Tools and the Classroom (10.21 min).
- Simple & Free Web 2.0 Tools for Improving Student Engagement (40.29 min) by NC Community Colleges. This is a webinar for teachers, and has lots of information about practical ways to use different tools to help student engagement.
For information about Web 2.0, and copyright considerations when using open technologies, please read the article, What is Web 2.0 Technology? It was written by Helen Thomson (University of Melbourne) in 2008. To access the article, you will need to scroll to Web 2.0 in the search drop-down menu.