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Web2.0 For Math Educators
What is Web 2.0 or the Read/Write Web
Web 2.0 ...
The Machine is Us/ing Us
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Web 2.0 is collaborative, social, democratic, ubiquitous, searchable, editable
separation of form and content
content is embeddable, as in
Pro-Prop 8 Donors
Lawrence Lessig TED talk
content is delivered using
(Really Simple Syndication) or Atom feeds
new content of interest delivered to you
form is determined by CSS (
Cascading Style Sheets
Users are content producers as well as consumers
production is less and less complicated
The community decides what is valuable
e.g., comments in Youtube, ranking vendors in eBay etc.
The community "catalogs" the content
(collaborative tagging, social classification, social indexing, and social tagging)
preference for opensource, free tools, especially
Rich Internet applications
Firefox and Chrome
content is continually improved by community
Value placed on sharing, creativity, collaboration
is associated with a variety of tools (e.g., blogs, wikis, podcasts, social bookmarking, file sharing)
Some good starting points
Web 2.0: What is it and useful tools for educators
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Why should Math Educators care?
many students are users of these tools and subscribe to the basic core values - some of which are at odds with school values:
knowledge resides in the community rather than among the experts
knowledge is unlimited and residing on the Web rather than knowledge being scarce
learning is a social endeavor rather than submission to a syllabus
multimedia, hyperlinked, mashed up productions preferable to text
user interest/passion determines topics not course outline
Web 2.0 provides access to useful resources
developing a "
personal learning network
archive digital content in the "cloud"
finding multimedia to support instruction
Teachers are experimenting with using Web 2.0 tools with their students
journals using blogs
photo and video sharing
Web 2.0 tools provide easy ways to develop a web presence, visible to search engines
archiving of content
communicate with students, parents colleagues
Some good starting points
Using the Internet to Spice Up Your Math Class
Eight Weeks to Web 2.0 self-paced course
21st Century Networked Student (Video)
Web 2.0 Tools
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