Aug 20 2008
What is Web2.0?
Web 2.0 is a term describing the trend in the use of World Wide Web technology and web design that aims to enhance creativity, information sharing, and, most notably, collaboration among users. It allows people to read and write to the web in a new more collaborative, user-friendly way, using tools on the Web, like Wiki’s, Blogs, Del.icio.us, slideshare, Flickr, slide.com, Dvolver, Toondoo… the list goes on.
Display Your Work
slide.com – Upload your photos and publish them as a slideshow which you can then load slies onto your wiki or blog.
CircaVie – Create an interactive, portfolio on a chronological timeline. This timeline can be embedded into any online space, such as a Wiki or a Blog. People can interact and post comments on your work. Check out this example of an artist’s portfolio.
Animoto – Upload images, choose a soundtrack and create some very professional looking films. Go to http://animoto.com/ and watch the preview!
FlickrSlide.com – Connect to your Flickr account to make a very nice little slideshow
Slideshare.net – Upload and embed PowerPoints’s as slideshows in your wikis and blogs. Choose privacy and security options for your slideshows (have a look at these examples)
Image Sharing & Editing
Flickr – Upload your photographs; a great source of material for students to access, once your images are on Flickr, you can make business cards, books, sticky notes, the list goes on!
Splashup – A mini photoshop, edit your images for free and online.
MagMyPic – Upload your images and make a fake magazine cover
PicResize – Resize your images online
voki.com – A voki is an animated vodcast using a ‘talking head’ or avatar which you can record online and embed into your blog or wiki.
DVolver/DFilm – Online Movie Making. This tool is SIMPLE, great for roleplay, communication subjects, etc
ToonDoo – Create comic strips using a large library of backrounds, images, or upload your own. Try an example of a role play and get students to improve it by making their own.
VoiceThread – VoiceThread is a Web2.0 tool which allows you to share a document, image or video with other people asynchronously online and create a discussion around it suing a range of comment options such as voice, text and/or webcam.
Check our LTT Wiki
Here is an example of what Web2.0 is and how it can be used for education. this has been created in the web2.0 tool called slideshare;
Web2.0 Tools in Your Classroom
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How is Web2.0 being used in education?
Examples of work from students
Online Movie Making – Check it out! This tool is great for roleplay, communication subjects, etc
Teacher: Julie Johnston
Student: Robyn Gillard