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Welcome to the Web2.0 Wiki!

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"Web 2.0 -- A Huge Treasure Trove of Free Learning Resources!" session materials here



Web 2.0 is a new type of technology that allows all kinds of activities to be done inside a web browser. The idea of Web 2.0 -- also called the Read/Write Web -- is that you can create web pages, interact with people, make multimedia presentations, and more easily without having to know HTML or computer programming. One of the great things about Web 2.0 is that whatever you create is stored on the web and can be accessed and edited from any Internet-connected computer.

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Before beginning this workshop, make sure you have registered for the tools we'll be using. (They're all free but many require user names and passwords.)

*** Take the pre-workshop survey here ***


Here is the "roadmap" and quick start guide handouts for this workshop.



Here are the Web 2.0 tools we'll explore in this workshop:

After you use each, please use the discussion tab to add your comments about what you think and how you might use each tool in your own professional and personal life.

Also, here is a quick summary of each tool and some information that can help you sort out which tool is best for different purposes.

Wrap-up


[General disclaimer: As with all web-based content, some of the sites linked to here may contain content that is not student appropriate. This is more of an issue with the sites that have user-created content and less of an issue with sites that are tools only. How you choose to deal with this will depend on your students and your school policies. Some of the content shared here can be downloaded for offline use so that students can view the valuable content while not accessing content that is less so. In general, we think that the value of these new tools far outweighs the possible dangers they present. In addition, it is critical that we teach students skills of media literacy, discretion, and good judgment. Trying to block them from everything that is potentially objectionable may not be the most effective way to accomplish this.]