Read Write Web


Web 2.0 - the Read/Write Web

 

Web 2.0 refers to a second generation of web technologies which allow users to easily create online content online, often without having to download software.  Not only are we "reading" the web, but we are "writing" the web.  Blogs, wikis, social networking sites, and podcasts are all part of the explosion of web 2.0 applications.  Millions of people are now creating their own voice on the web using these applications, which led Time magazine to name "you" as the person of the year.

 

 

 Click here to read the article.

 

Did you know?

 

Is it important for educators to understand how this shift in technology usage is changing the world?  Last year Karl Fisch put together this presentation for his faculty.  He shared it on the internet, and in a short amount of time it has been viewed by over a million people. 

 

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CONFERENCES

 

There is an excellent conference at Macomb Intermediate School District on November 12 on Collaborative Tools for Learning Conference where you can learn more on how teachers are using web 2.0 tools.

 

K-12 Online Conference - a great way to to learn more.  Free, online seminars.  Experts from around the world.  Do on your own when convenient.

Starts October 15.

 

Apple Learning Exchange has Conference Connection podcasts from the best seminars around the country.  Great way to learn while you clean your house (I can download them to an iPod for you)!