Web 2.0 = Schools 1.1 : Transforming the Traditional School EnvironmentRyan SchaafHoward County Public SchoolsTechnology Teacherryan_schaaf@hcpss.org
What is Web 2.0?Web 2.0 is a trend in the use of World Wide Web technology and web design that aims to facilitate creativity, information sharing, and, most notably, collaboration among users.
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Web 2.0 StatisticsU.S. Web Traffic - 9 out of the top 10 sites are considered Web 2.0 applications.As of 2006, 70 million households in the US have internet access ( 64% ) In 2006, world-wide internet users exceeded 1 billion.Alexa http://www.alexa.com/
Can you guess half of the websites that are on the top 20 list of US internet traffic?
20 Most Visited Websites in the U.S. (April 2008)
11. AOL12. Blogger.com13. Megaupload14. Amazon.com15. Megaupload16. Go17. Photobucket18. The Internet Movie Database19. CNN - Cable News Network20. ESPN Sportszone
GoogleYahoo!MyspaceYouTubeFacebookWindows LiveEBayWikipediaCraigslist.orgMicrosoft Network (MSN)
Digital Age vs. Traditional School Setting
Classroom : 1904
Classroom : 2008
Generation D(Digital)SpeedyParallel Thinking (Multi-Tasking)Random AccessGraphics vs. TextConnected Active LearnersImmediate FeedbackFantasy OrientedTech Literate
TransformationSchools must transform. The walls of the school no longer provide an obstacle. The World-Wide Web allows for limitless possibilities for instruction.
School TransformationRethinking the curriculum We must view learning as a continuum of instruction rather than a series of discrete events. We must end the assembly line, departmentalized model of teaching and learning and place far more emphasis on a unified, integrated continuum of instruction rather than a series of independent, unrelated courses. We must go beyond theory and focus on practical applications that are relevant to workplace rather than mutually exclusive and theoretical subjects that prepare students for yesterday and today, not tomorrow.
School TransformationWhere do we begin? Start by standing back. It is time to step back from our traditional thinking about learning and rethink schools, classrooms, curriculum, evaluation, the roles of teachers & learners and particularly, what it means and what it will mean to learn in the light of the modern changing world.Ian Jukes
Web 2.0 Teacher Tools
Web 2.0 Teacher ToolsCreate a Graphhttp://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx
On-lineFreeStep by step instructionsGenerate a .jpeg or .pdf file.promotes cross- curricular instruction
Web 2.0 Teacher Toolshttp://www.blabberize.com/creation/playBlabber/14348
Free (guest account)Privacy settingEncourages writing, visual learning, oral comprehension, and virtual role-playingStep-by step instructions
Web 2.0 Teacher ToolsUse images to create a 30 second slideshow/ music video.requires sign-upfree 30 second clipseasy, step-by-step instructionssent via e-mailhttp://animoto.com/
Web 2.0 Teacher Toolson-line bookmarkingfreeprovides descriptions, hyperlinks, and titleshttp://del.icio.us/
Web 2.0 Teacher ToolsGoogle Earthfreecross-platformcustomizablevirtual field tripsmap skills
Kerpoofsafe, non-evasive sign upmultimediavisual artsteacher section for lesson plans, ideas, etc.
Blogs & Wikisfree service for schoolscollaborationpromotes writingsynchronous and asynchronous accesssafe and securewatch for hidden traps (overwriting and update errors)http://cesblog.learnerblogs.org/
ClosureRemember 3 things from the presentationWhat were 2 new ideas you learned from the presentation?Think of one question you still have about the presentation
BibliographySchool 2.0 Image retrieved from www.salisbury21.org/blog/index.php/rj/P20/Tim OReilly http://www.oreilly.com/Internet & Web 2.0 Statistics http://www.alexa.com/
BibliographyJukes, I (2006). Education at the Crossroads: The Restructuring of Education, the Future of Employment and the Challenge to Education, The InfoSavvy Group. pg. 7.