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Web 2 Webquest

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What in the World Wide Web is Web 2.0?
 
A Webquest by Karen Montgomery
“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.” - George Bernard Shaw

 

 


 

Introduction

You might not have known there was a Web 1.0 and there are some who say that we are well on the way to Web 3.0. So, exactly what is Web 2.0? And, how can it be utilized to enhance learning? After completing this webquest, you will have gained a better understanding of some of the applications that make up Web 2.0.

 

Background Information

 

Before dividing and conquering to learn more about Web 2.0, spend some time looking at the links below as a group becoming familiar with some of the Web 2.0 basics.

 

Blog

Edublogs

 

Wiki

What’s A Wiki

 

Podcast

Yahoo! Podcasts

 

RSS

Introduction to RSS 

 

Photo Sharing

PhotoSite

 

Social Bookmarking

Sue’s Furl page

 

Quest(ion)

The main question you will be asked to find an answer for is:

 

What is Web 2.0 and how can I use some of these applications/tools to enhance learning in my classroom?

 

Task

Let’s return to the main question now that you’ve spent some time covering the basics. Web 2.0 is ever changing and even the experts cannot know all that it has to offer. Each group member will become an expert on the characteristics of one Web 2.0 application or tool. Each of you will explore the links listed below your application/tool and complete the following:

 

Blog Expert

  1. Review the Wikipedia definition
  2. Take a look at some blogs and websites related to blogging
  3. Be able to define a Blog in your own words
  4. Add a comment on a few blogs
  5. Suggest how teachers and/or students might use blogs in the classroom

 

Wiki Expert

  1. Review the Wikipedia definition
  2. Explore some wikis and websites related to using wikis
  3. Be able to define a wiki is in your own words
  4. Use the How to Quickly Wiki with PBwiki to create a wiki site for your group
  5. Suggest how teachers and/or students might use wikis in the classroom

 

Podcast Expert

  1. Review the Wikipedia definition
  2. Explore some online podcasts
  3. Be able to explain what a podcast is and generally how the process works
  4. Download or subscribe to several podcasts
  5. Suggest how teachers and/or students might use podcasts in the classroom

 

RSS Expert

  1. Review the Wikipedia definition
  2. Explore some RSS feeds and websites related to RSS
  3. Be able to define RSS in your own words
  4. Register for an RSS Feed Reader and subscribe to 2-3 feeds
  5. Suggest how teachers and/or students might use RSS feeds in the classroom

 

Photo Sharing Expert

  1. Review the Wikipedia definition
  2. Take a look at some photo sharing sites
  3. Be able to define a photo sharing in your own words
  4. Sign up for a flickr account and upload a few photos
  5. Suggest how teachers and/or students might use photo sharing in the classroom

 

Social Bookmarking Expert

  1. Review the Wikipedia definition
  2. Explore some social bookmarking sites
  3. Be able to define social bookmarking in your own words
  4. Sign up for a del.icio.us account and bookmark and tag 3-5 websites
  5. Suggest how teachers and/or students might use social bookmarking in the classroom

 

Resources

Blog - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog

http://classblogmeister.com/

http://www3.essdack.org/socialstudies/blogs.htm

http://adifference.blogspot.com/

https://www.blogger.com/start

http://futureofmath.misterteacher.com/blogs2.html

http://www.eschoolnews.com/cic/necc/blog/2006/07/001516.php

http://sargentparkmathzone.blogspot.com/

 

Wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki

http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=38

http://www.wikiville.org.uk/index.php/Main_Page

http://www.techlearning.com/story/showArticle.php?articleID=191801354

http://mrlindsay.pbwiki.com/

http://schools.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page

http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/wiki/wikiideas1.cfm

http://snicket.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page

https://polyprep.wikispaces.com/wiki#math

 

Podcast - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcast

http://www.mpsomaha.org/willow/radio/podcasts.html

http://www.podcasting-tools.com/

http://www.how-to-podcast-tutorial.com/00-podcast-tutorial-four-ps.htm

http://learninginhand.com/podcasting/index.html

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/articles/comments/beginners-guide-to-podcast-creation/

http://www.edupodder.com/

 

RSS - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS

http://www.bryanisd.org/default.asp?pageID=170

http://www.feedforall.com

http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/show/nmc1003/index.html

http://www.bloglines.com

http://www.weblogg-ed.com/2004/03/30

http://searchenginewatch.com/showPage.html?page=2175271

http://www.nytimes.com/services/xml/rss/index.html

 

Photo Sharing - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photo_sharing

http://www.bubbleshare.com/

http://misterteacher.blogspot.com/search/label/flickr

http://www.slide.com/

http://www.picaboo.com/learnmore.html

http://www.snapfish.com/

http://www.teachinghacks.com/2006/09/09/tracking-down-educators-that-use-photo-sharing-flickr/

http://flickr.com/creativecommons/

 

Social Bookmarking - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_bookmarking

http://www.commun-it.org/wiki/index.php/Folksonomy_and_Tagging

http://bokardo.com/archives/the-delicious-lesson/

http://ask.metafilter.com/29264/Are-the-terms-ontology-taxonomy-and-folksonomy-interchangeable

http://furl.net/

http://del.icio.us/klmontgomery/web2.0

http://www.blinklist.com/tag/web%202.0/

http://www.consultantcommons.org/node/239

http://www.diigo.com/

 

Conclusion

Your research is finished and your team is chock-full of Web 2.0 experts. It's time to answer the main question. Discuss and come to consensus on any differences, if possible. If not, clearly explain both sides of any differences as part of your final product.

 

Report what you’ve learned about Web 2.0 on the wiki page created by your group member. Be sure to address the questions below.

 

Questions

What is a social networking site? What are the similarities/differences between MySpace and Club Penguin?

What is a wiki? How does it work? In what ways are wikis similar/different from a blog or a social networking site?

How are blogs and wikis different? What characteristics of a blog make it like a wiki?

 

Evaluation

 

 

Beginner

1 point

Intermediate

3 point

Expert

5 points

Individual Task

Not much was learned about the assigned application. It appears that the only thing accomplished was copying and pasting from Web pages.

Learning about the assigned application has taken place. There is proficiency to discuss the application with examples.

The new information about the assigned application has definitely been connected to prior knowledge. There is evidence of a clear understanding of the application.

Group Conclusion

The group seemed just to combine information without actually merging ideas together. Little or no synthesis of information is evident.

The group possesses a clear understanding of the applications and how they relate to each other. There are still a few weak spots in synthesizing the information.

This group decision is soundly reasoned and addresses key issues that make the topic a challenge to come to terms with.

Final Product

The final product is hurried and not complete. There are obvious errors in the work.

The final product has been carefully completed. A few errors exist, but they are not critical to the overall work.

The final product has been carefully completed. It is well thought out and creative. The final product is equal to the quality of the analysis presented.

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