Monday, August 31, 2009

#4 Web 2.0

Through the readings I learnt about the transformation from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0. For example, the transition from Ofto to Flickr, Britannica to Wikipedia and Double Click to Google AdSense. It is also important to become familair with Web 2.0 as students are (mostly) not familiar with the original Web 1.0.

The importance of Google is something teachers need to acknowledge in and outside of the classroom. It was really intersting to learn that Google is not just software, it is a database full of useful tools, options and information. Classrooms and libraries need to adapt to the way information is exchanged - through Wiki's, blogs, Facebook, MySpace.
But as educators we still also need to explore with a class what Web 2.0 is with students and discuss the use of, for example, Wikipedia and learn about how interactive some of the sites really are (how information on Wikipedia can be changed).

1 comment:

  1. Welcome! It's great to see your enthusiasm and that you can see the potential for blogs in the classroom!

    Great grasp of Web 2.0 there! Good luck with the rest of the program! Fiona