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The Read Write Web in Education
The Read Write Web in Education
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Digital Literacy and Citizenship
What is Web 2.0 - or the Read-Write
The nature of the web is changing from a static to a more dynamic, interactive, social place. The social characteristics of this new set of web tools is sometimes referred to as Web 2.0 or the Read-Write Web. Conversation, collaboration, and creation are terms used to describe Web 2.0. It allows for social interaction and discourse. Instead of just being a one way source of information where information is consumed, the web now allows people to have conversations about that information, and to then create new content from those conversations. Teachers can use these new tools to engage students in meaningful, collaborative conversations that validate the worth of student contribution.
The read write web allows individuals with like interests and passions to learn from one another. I started this wiki as a place to collect learning about tools. I now open it up for all educators to contribute and update.
Below is a list of resources to get started today:
Personal Learning Tools/Professional Development
Summer Learning - Building Your PLN
Microsoft Word documents
Inspired from the PBS/Classroom 2.0 Webinar:
Summertime and Your Personal Learning Network
, by Alice Barr, Cheryl Oakes, and Bob Sprankle
- A community of educators discovering new ways to teach and learn
The Future of Education
- A network centered around dicussing how education is changing
Global Education Collaborative
- A c
ommunity for teachers and students interested in global education.
Projects by Jen
- A community of online elementary focused projects and a place to share ideas.
- a place to share your life through interaction with friends through updates, images, videos, and more. This can be a more personal connection, finding connections with many different groups of friends.
- A network used primarily for connecting on a professional level.
(My Twitter ID)
Dig deeper into Twitter by following these links:
Diggo Twitter Freak Group
Find other educators:
(my skype id is janstearns)
Brian Crosby, a 5th grade teacher, uses
Skype to connect his students to others around the world.
Teachers who want to connect through Skype can use this resource:
Skype in Schools
- much like Skype, but you can embed a chat room right on your website or blog, and have multiple people in your video chat. See the example on
Collaborative Writing and BackChanneling
- real time text and chat - great for collaborating when you are doing a voip call (see above)
- a series of workshops and interviews from Classroom 2.0 and the Future of Education networks by Steve Hargadon.
K-12 Online Conference
RSS Aggregator -
Janice's Shared Feed
Good Education Blogs to Start Reading and Commenting On
TechLearning Blog - A group of articulate educators
Brian Crosby - Learning is Messy (Elementary Teacher)
Clarence Fisher - Remote Access (Middle School Teacher)
Darren Kuropatwa - A Difference (Hight School Math Teacher)
David Warlick - 2 Cents Worth
Wesley Fryer - Moving at the Speed of Creativity
Will Richardson - Weblogg-ed
Sample Student Blogs
Mark Ahlness's 3rd Grade Students
Brian Crosby's 5th Grade Students
Clarence Fischer's Middle Schools Students
Darren Kuropatwa's High School Students
Podcast RSS Aggregator -
Fantastic Podcasts to Learn From
Tech Chick Tips
- Anna Adam and Helen - Lively tips and tools to use in your classroom
Speed of Creativity
- Wesley Fryer - A brilliant educator who offers PD about education, pedagogy, and using tech tools in the classroom.
- From the Ted Conference - A rich variety of speakers on a variety of topics
My Diigo profile
My Delicious ID
VoiceThread classroom examples
Google Docs for LAUSD Student Email
Creating a Podcast
Google as an example
(Most blogs have this feature)
Online Testing Tools
Blooms Taxonomy -
How will you get started using Web 2.0 tools?
Great videos to begin the conversation about why Web 2.0 is so important:
Did You Know 2.0 by Karl Fisch
Pay Attention by Darren Draper
A Vision of Students Today by students of Michael Wesch
Mr. Winkle Wakes
- by Mathew Needleman
How about 80 other videos to inspire you and make you think?
Check out Alec Couros's list of videos
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"