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What is Web 2.0?

Web. 2.0 is a term often applied to a series of web sites that allows information sharing, user-centered design, and collaboration on the World Wide Web. Web 2.0 site allows users to interact and collaborate with each other in a social media dialogue as creaters rather than consumers.

Vision of Learners in the 21st Century (Video)
Networked Student (Video)

High Level Discussions

  • Why Use Web 2.0 Tools for Math Instruction?
    • The primary reason is they facilitate access to input and interaction with content through reading, writing, listening, and speaking
  • Teach internet safety!!!!!
  • Imperative that Technology is NOT an add on!
  • Begin slowly -- one lesson
  • Work with experts
  • Explore
    • Google Docs
    • Spreadsheets
  • Start your own wiki
    • Create long term projects that require long term collabration among students
    • Post problems of the week

Why should Math Educators care? Shift in Perspective

  • Many students are users of these tools and subscribe to the basic core values
    • knowledge resides in the community rather than among the experts
    • knowledge is unlimited and residing on the Web rather than knowledge being scarce
    • learning is a social endeavor rather than submission to a syllabus
    • multimedia, hyperlinked, mashed up productions preferable to text
    • user interest/passion determines topics not course outline
  • Web 2.0 provides access to useful resources
  • Teachers are experimenting with using Web 2.0 tools with their students
    • wiki textbooks
    • journals using blogs
    • podcasting
    • social bookmarking
    • photo and video sharing
  • Web 2.0 tools provide easy ways to develop a web presence, visible to search engines
    • archiving of content
    • communicate with students, parents colleagues