Link: Web 2.0 Tools Videos
What are Web 2.0 Tools?
Web 2.0 tools are web applications that facilitate information sharing, user-centered
design, and participation and collaboration. Web 2.0 tools allow users to interact
and collaborate with each other socially by sharing user-generated content in a virtual
community. Examples of Web 2.0 technology tools include blogs, video sharing sites,
social networking sites, wikis and web applications.
How the iGeneration Learns
iGeneration students have specific needs and traits defining their learning style.
Web 2.0 tools are the perfect match to engage the iGeneration in active and collaborative
iGeneration traits include:
- Participating in collaborative projects
- Communication, but not necessarily speech
- Individualizing learning experiences
- Getting immediate feedback
Students are highly engaged and active in their world. Students need immediate availability
of different paths to knowledge. Web 2.0 tools are a low-cost or free way to promote
excitement and creativity in their learning.
Advantages to Web 2.0 Online Training:
- Teachers can plan lessons that integrate new strategies using Web 2.0 tools.
- Teachers can apply current research on best practices using Web 2.0 tools.
- The online instructional Web 2.0 training offers professional learning that increases
educator effectiveness and results for all students
- The online instructional Web 2.0 training offers fun and easy ways for teachers to
create a low-stress learning environment that promotes student confidence and enthusiasm.
- Printable tips charts and teaching resources are available to download for easy reference.
- An easy-to-read list of terms most commonly used with Web 2.0 tools is available.