Why Use Web 2.0?

Web 2.0 is about revolutionary new ways of creating, collaborating, editing and sharing user-generated content online. It's also about ease of use. There's no need to download, and teachers and students can master many of these tools in minutes. Technology has never been easier or more accessible to all. (Discovery Education)



Students can use web 2.0 tools to post information, discuss ideas, ask questions, post homework, find information, create projects, and so much more. Many students know how to use at least some of these tools, so they can help others learn how to use them. Diverse learners should be able to find a tool that supports their learning styles best.

Top Ten Tips for Using Technology in the Classroom

Using Wikis in the Classroom--a video showcasing wikis in the classroom and explaining why you should use them.

Web 2.0 in the Classroom Guide--great video showing several web 2.0 applications for the classroom.

FlatPlanetProject--a classroom wiki connecting two classrooms in Canada and the United Kingdom.

The Connected Classroom--a wiki with lots of information on using web 2.0 in the classroom.

Wiki Wiki Teaching--the art of using wikispaces to teach.

50 Ways to Use Wikis in the Classroom--just what it sounds like.

Top 100--The Emerging List of Top 100 Tools for Learning 2010
as at 02 August 2010

International Education Partnerships: The Need for a Global Perspective--How do we broaden students' perspectives so they are empowered to participate in a global community?