Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Web 2.0

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!


  1. I also did not know anything about web 1.0 or web 2.0 I just thought it was the internet and websites were just different. I am really excited about voice thread and think it is really cool too. I am also excited to use these things in my own classroom with my own students.

    Nicole Harper

  2. I can also agree to being clueless about Web 1.0 Nicole. I also agree with Stephanie that face book and a lot of other social networks are combined with the works of Web 2.0. I also think it’s cool that you found another website for social bookmarking. I plan on visiting that websites and checking out some of its features.
    Terra Brown

  3. I also had no idea about web 1.0 or 2.0. I also look forward to using new tools like voice thread in the clsssroom, I think it will open new doors for students.

  4. I didn't know about Web 1.0 and 2.0, but it looks like I wasn't the only one (thank goodness). You've got a really great idea in using the voice thread within a reading curriculum, I think that it really neat. It would be something that the students could really get into and enjoy.

  5. I too use pintrest! I love it as it gives me a way to interact with my best friend in South Carolina who is getting married in May and we post wedding ideas to our pintrest for each of us to see. I want to try to use things of this nature in my classroom because I think that it would be educational and I think it would be fun for the students as well!
    Catherine Bell