Web 2 in schools May 2010


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Using Web 2.0 in a school environment : 

Using Web 2.0 in a school environment Phil Bradley http://www.philb.com

What is Web 2.0? : 

What is Web 2.0? Let’s just not go there shall we? Definitions are less important than what you can do with it Oh, if you really insist…

What is Web 2.0? : 

What is Web 2.0? Web 2.0 is a term often applied to a perceived ongoing transition of the World Wide Web from a collection of websites to a full-fledged computing platform serving web applications to end users. Ultimately Web 2.0 services are expected to replace desktop computing applications for many purposes. Wikipedia entry

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Web 1.0 was computer based Web 2.0 uses the web as a platform

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Web 1.0 relied on installed software Web 2.0 uses the browser

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Web 1.0 was solitary Web 2.0 encourages sharing

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Web 1.0 was individuals working alone Web 2.0 is community, sharing wisdom

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Web 2.0 is the portability of data Web 1.0 was data in one place

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Web 1.0 was about consuming (data) Web 2.0 is about creating data Weblogs Photograph sharing Wikis Collaborative resources Social networking Bookmarking

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Web 1.0 was home pages Web 2.0 is weblogs

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Web 1.0 was tracking information down Web 2.0 is having information come to you

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Web 1.0 was badging your content Web 2.0 is getting the answer out there quickly

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Web 1.0 was slow transfer rates Web 2.0 is about broadband

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Web 1.0 was hardware £s Web 2.0 is broadband £s

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Web 1.0 was getting it perfect Web 2.0 is doing it and moving on

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Web 1.0 was stationary Web 2.0 is mobile

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Web 1.0 was about limitations Web 2.0 is about a state of mind

Yes… but? : 

Yes… but? “It’s vacuous marketing hype” “Web 2.0 is totally silly” “Meaningless” “is made entirely of pretentious self serving morons.” “a lot of thin but very hot air blown at you by those who are convinced that having nothing to say is by no means a good reason to shut up.”

So… : 

So… Is it a question of degrees of difference?

Or… : 

Or… A difference of kind? (Is it or isn’t it a fad?)

So… : 

So… How can I use it?

Websites : 

Websites “If you don't have the will or the ability to change your website at a moment's notice, then you don't have a website. You have a billboard.” http://twitter.com/defenestrate99

Los Angeles Public Library Teen Web : 

Los Angeles Public Library Teen Web

Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County : 

Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County

The Global Gorillas Wiki : 

The Global Gorillas Wiki

Dixie Grammar School : 

Dixie Grammar School

A Jigsaw : 

A Jigsaw A website should be modular in approach Composed of various different elements Click them in, try them in different places Discard, start again Living, changing and dynamic

Different elements : 

Different elements

Greater involvement : 

Greater involvement Use Twitter Integrate your tweets into your website Contact and connect with other librarians, parents, school children View Trending information for current affairs Follow historical figures

More Twitter : 

More Twitter Use hashtags to involve a class 140 word book reviews Or to involve parents! Create closed Twitter accounts Use Twitter polls Use Twitpic for images

Wordle : 

Wordle Take some text Webpage Opening page of a book Essay Book titles Characters in a book Author names

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Go to Wordle.net Cut and paste the text Display the Wordle Save and use in the library, or on the website

How you can use this: : 

How you can use this: Which book/author/play is this? Children’s book reviews wordled Create posters, copy onto t-shirts Poll a classroom (favourite colour, team etc.)

Tagxedo : 

Tagxedo Next generation Wordle product Simple and easy to use Flexible You can add your own images to create your own wordcloud shapes

Two of my creations : 

Two of my creations

Wikis : 

Wikis A wiki allows individuals to collaborate together Creative writing Book clubs Story telling

Yarra Road Primary School wiki : 

Yarra Road Primary School wiki

Classroom 2.0 : 

Classroom 2.0

Asalaamualiakum : 


Barnwood Geography Wikispaces : 

Barnwood Geography Wikispaces

Bookleads : 


Classroom Google Earth : 

Classroom Google Earth

Follow me maths : 

Follow me maths

Midsummer Dreaming : 

Midsummer Dreaming

What happened to Sylvia? : 

What happened to Sylvia?

Educational wikis : 

Educational wikis

PBworks : 


Facebook : 

Facebook “Facebook is dangerous, so don’t use it” “Facebook is dangerous, so here’s how to use it safely”

Presentations : 

Presentations Create presentations and use them online with Slideshare Authorstream Sliderocket Embed them on your site, weblog, wiki

Slideshare.net : 


Sliderocket : 


Authorstream : 


Animoto : 


My worked example : 

My worked example

Preezo : 


Screentoaster : 


Screenr : 


BB Flashback Express : 

BB Flashback Express

My worked example : 

My worked example

Vuvox : 


Home/Start pages : 

Home/Start pages Netvibes, Pageflakes or iGoogle Create content, hosted by a 3rd party Update when necessary, instantly Incorporate content back onto the website Easy to create and maintain

Dixie Grammer School on Netvibes : 

Dixie Grammer School on Netvibes

Using Flickr : 

Using Flickr Create a free account Post photographs of the school, school trips, the library, library events, local history Create trading cards Create motivational posters Blend back into the website, weblog, wiki

Multimedia : 

Multimedia Voice thread A secure network to allow students and teachers to collaborate and share ideas with classrooms anywhere in the world TeacherTube an online community for sharing instructional videos SchoolTube Educational, moderated

Collaborative whiteboards : 

Collaborative whiteboards

Timelines : 


Weblogs : 

Weblogs Use weblogs as an aid in the library Historical, educational, fictional weblogs Link to existing book collections Create new weblogs Use weblogs for book reviews

WW1: Experiences of an English Soldier : 

WW1: Experiences of an English Soldier

Hope CE Primary School Blog : 

Hope CE Primary School Blog

Lochaber High School : 

Lochaber High School

Communication & news gathering : 

Communication & news gathering Weblogs Create a library weblog Additional or new library resources Introduce members of staff Use it as a repository of data and information by using categories and tags Don’t regard a weblog as a diary – it’s an important website in its own right…

Weblogs continued… : 

Weblogs continued… Use the weblog RSS feed on the site home page as a news feed Encourage people to add the feed to their start page or RSS reader Create a different weblog for a different subject area – invite other authors Use it in a different way, on a different page

Bookmarking : 

Bookmarking Share and collaborate on bookmarks With Staff, students, parents, other librarians Blend bookmarks into website, specific pages, weblog, wikis Encourage continual additions Delicious, Diigo etc.

Fur.ly : 


Trailfire : 


Pearltrees : 


Podcasting and Video : 

Podcasting and Video

Masher : 


Glogster – create posters : 

Glogster – create posters

Wallwisher : 


Cartoons : 


Create a newspaper : 

Create a newspaper

Create your own search engines : 

Create your own search engines

And there’s more... : 

And there’s more... Quizzes, jigsaws and crossword puzzles Speaking avatars Google street view Etc...

LOLCats! : 


Blend it all together! : 

Blend it all together!

There are challenges : 

There are challenges Cyberbullying Is this CYBERbullying or just BULLYING? Copyright issues Privacy issues Images of children Technical issues So create spaces, not just posters Cultivate volunteers

In summary: : 

In summary: Websites must be flexible and under the control of the librarian Blend information Be a cyber nomad Incorporate, play, use, discard Encourage collaboration ‘Let’s try it’ and not ‘Let’s not’

Web 2.0 ... : 

Web 2.0 ... Gives you control

Just one more thing... : 

Just one more thing... Recent material that I’ve found, in no particular order

Photopeach.com : 

Photopeach.com Add images, grab some music, create a video!

Online Stickies http://en.linoit.com : 

Online Stickies http://en.linoit.com Like Wallwisher, but more flexible

Start pages with Tizmos.com : 

Start pages with Tizmos.com Mine is at http://www.tizmos.com/Philbradley

Pearltrees : 


Edistorm : 


Kidblog : 


Formspring.me : 


Thank you : 

Thank you http://www.philb.com http://www.philbradley.typepad.com http://www.twitter.com/Philbradley http://www.slideshare.net/Philbradley http://www.flickr.com/photos/philbradley/ http://delicious.com/Philbradley

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