Welcome to Paul's links relating to Web 2.0

Web 2.0 is the read - write web.
Web 2.0 allows anyone to publish on the World Wide Web without the need to know about HTML Code, or Java script or even concepts of design
Web 2.0 applications can be used for your personal organisation, collaboration, sharing and communication.
Web 2.0 provides you with the opportunity to establish a PLN - A Personal Learning Network of people with similar professional and or personal interests.

Welcome to my Web 2.0 experience

Personal Organisation

Before venturing too far with web 2.0 applications, choose some easy, small steps to personalise your web experience. For me this starts with iGoogle
iGoogle facilitates your personalisation of the web 2.0. Add widgetssuch as weather, clocks, phases of the moon etc.

Add News feeds so that the news comes to you as it happens.

Google Reader and RSS:

Google Reader Aggregates RSS feeds so that you can organise blogs, podcasts etc from your favourite sources
Example: http://www.sciencedaily.com/

I use iTunes to download music, videos and podcasts. iTunes is also an aggregator in that it allows you to set up RSS feeds so that you can download your favourite radio programs and even some television shows to view later at time that suits you. The ABC is a great source of Podcasts and Vodcasts. From iTunes you can transfer programs to an iPod or iPhone so that you can listen or watch whilst mobile.

I use my Delicious to bookmark and tag websites that I find interesting and useful for both my professional life and personal interests and hobbies. I can access this from any computer. The added beauty of Delicious is that I can see who else saved the same websites (Social Bookmarking) and I can therefore assume that they may have similar interests and professions to me so I can take a look at what else they have been saving and may find further resources that I can use. Tags can also be searched. For example I was at the Learning Technologies 09 Conference in Mooloolaba last October. If I do a delicious search of the tag LT2009 I will be able to source websites considered useful by others who attended the conference. I have now created a tag curricserv that if we all used would allow us to search material relevant to our Curriculum Services that we each save in Delicious.

Collective intelligence is a shared or Group Intelligence that emerges from the collaboration and competition of many individuals

Collective intelligence (CI) can also be defined as a form of networking enabled by the rise of communications technology, namely the Internet. Web 2.0 has enabled interactivity (read and write) and thus, users are able to generate their own content.

A folksonomy is a system of classification derived from the practice and method of collaboratively creating and managing tags (Key Words, Metadata) to annotate and categorise. This practice is also known as collaborative tagging, social classification, social indexing, and social tagging.

Saving and Searching for Photographs in "The Cloud"
Flickr Home:

Flickris a place to upload photographs to store and share with friends, family and the whole world if you wish. Photos can be licensed under the Creative Commons which indicates how your photographs can be used by others. Once again tags are used as key words and meta data to facilitate easy searching. A couple of great search engines for flickr are: Flickr Storm and Tag Galaxy

Apps on mobile devices allow for direct upload to the cloud. Here are some examples of Flickr upload Apps.

Flickr Apps

Linking to Flickr through Moodle 2.0
Moodle 2.0 now allows linking to files in repositories including Flickr.

Blogging from a Mobile device and uploading images to your blog:
Example: - Stephen Heppell's Phone Blog:

Apple's iCloud
Apple are launching iCloud with its new operating sytem for iPhone and iPad
Photo Stream:

Communication, Collaboration and Sharing

Although I don't personally blog (except a family blog when travelling), I do follow a few blogs and have set up an RSS feed into Google Reader to track new entries. Some of these are: http://gwegner.edublogs.org/ , http://www.mguhlin.org/, http://blog.ted.com/, http://learningau.wordpress.com/, http://www.youngestround.blogspot.com/,

Kris Paul's Blog is a good example of a curriculum leader using web 2.0 technologies to communicate and share information with Language teachers.

As part of my role in running workshops in Moodle and ICT in general I have created a couple of wikis for demonstration purposes. PBWiki and WikiSpaces are the the two I would recommend. My PBWiki link is: http://seniorsecondary.pbworks.com/
Other wikis worth taking a look at are:
http://web2-4languageteachers.wikispaces.com/ (Kristyn Paul)

Google Docs:
Google docs is a space where you can create documents, presentations and spreadsheets collaboratively.
A good example of the use of Google Docs to prepare a collaborative report can be found here.



I use Skype to talk to my kids. However, I know of teachers using skype to connect to classrooms all over the world.

Slide Share:
A great way to publish your power point presentations

Voice Thread:
Has exciting possibilities in the classroom for students to present, collaborate and discuss issues using images, voice over and text.



Micro Blogging - Twitter:

I have an account but as yet don't tweat. Those that do say it is the ultimate way to maintain a Personal Learning Network.

You Tube Resources

Mind Mapping

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