Glad to see you here. Over the next couple of weeks, you will be introduced to some of the many tools available on the web which can be used in your classroom.
Taken step by step, this program will lead you through some examples. You may decide to use these either privately (perhaps to begin with), or with your classes – depending on how this course inspires you. It is based on several other courses* existing on the web and has been modified to provide relevant examples for our school with local support. (E.g. *From PLCMC‘s Learning 2.0 project.)
There may be some among you who have already used some of these or similar tools, so please feel welcome at any time to contribute to the learning experiences of others (and comment on their comments or posts), or seek out conversations at school with those tackling the course themselves.
I do not have all the answers – just a few ideas to get you started. Please feel free to share collective wisdom at any time!! Web 2.0 is definitely all about collaboration and peer tutoring.
1. You can start by adding a comment any time soon. (Maybe a comment about what you wish to discover?) New posts will be added at regular intervals for each week – just start from this page (i.e. the front page of this blog), and look for new links.
2. Browse through the terms in the glossary. Add a comment to the glossary page when there are other terms which come up that you don’t fully understand.
Web 2.0 and education Powerpoint overviews some of the good (and evil?) of Web 2.0 tools
P.Anderson, 2007. What is Web 2.0?: ideas, technologies and implications for education Paper looking at the uses of Web 2.0.
N.B. Image above created in http://wordle.net/