Tuesday, October 11, 2011
I found the web 2.0 tools that we learned this week in class to be very interesting. I now know the difference between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0, amongst other things. I never even knew that there was a Web 2.0. I just thought it was the internet. I also never noticed that the interenet was actually "changing." I just though the people in the world were becomming more tech savvy. The first thing that hit me was, " Facebook is a combination of Web 2.0." I just started using a website called pinterest.com and it is a form of social bookmarking. I had no idea until this lesson. I hadn't even heard of some of these tools until now. I guess I took for granted the things I see everyday though technology. I checked out one of the websites given to see how voice thread can be used in education and I thought it was awesome! It was the one about the women of the world and it was neat how they had the kids read the history of each one of the women represented. I think this would be a great thing to do with reading curriculum. You could have kids create their own active reading story book by using the voice thread. It is educational, entertaining, creative, and fun for the students and the classroom audience. I am glad I have the privledge to learn all these great new things, and I can't wait to get the opportunity to try them in my classroom. I am finally crawling out of the cave of techno-illiteracy and walking into the world of digital natives!