Why does Web 2.0 matter?



The Web is Changing...Web 2.0: The Machine is Us/ing Us

The World is Changing...Shift Happens/Did You Know?
Students are Changing...A Vision of Students Today
Did You Know?
Did You Know? 4.0
Have You Been Paying Attention?

Why do we need information literacy?
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Web 2.0 Tools

Edmodo
http://www.edmodo.com/
Edmodo is basically a private micro-blogging service for schools with built-in security features that give teachers privacy controls over their virtual classrooms.
Tutorial Edmodo User Guide
VoiceThread
http://ed.voicethread.com

Tagxedo
http://www.tagxedo.com/
Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning tag cloud. 101 Ways to Use Tagxedo
Wordle http://www.wordle.net/create
Wordle is a tool that allows you to create word clouds from text. It’s very simple to use: you just copy text in any language, paste it into Wordle and it will sift through it and create clouds with the most commonly occurring words in the text.
50 Interesting Ways to use Wordle in the Classroom http://techlearning.com/blogs/24518
Voki
http://voki.com

Glogster
http://edu.glogster.com/
While referred to as an "interactive poster," Glogster in effect, a personal Web page complete with embedded media links, sound, and video capabilities. Students can work with Glogster individually or as a group to create presentations, share information, and interact with their peers. It is important to sign up for the "EDU" version, which prevents other users from viewing class-specific "Glogs."
ClassParrot
http://classparrot.com/
ClassParrot is a new service that enables teachers to send text messages to groups of students and parents. Using Class Parrot teachers send text messages from their computers. Class Parrot keeps the students' and parents' phone numbers private.
Blabberize
http://blabberize.com
Create your own talking picture
Befuddlr!
http://befuddlr.com/
A delightful diversion. Select a image or add your own and befuddle it!
BeFunky.com
http://www.befunky.com
Turn your photos into incredible artwork with one click. No registration required.
Animoto
http://animoto.com/education
Animoto turns your photos and video clips into professional video slideshows in minutes. Fast, free and shockingly simple - we make awesome easy. There is a App for your iPhone, iTouch, and Droid.
Museum Box
http://museumbox.e2bn.org/
Museum Box provides the tools for you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box.
Dropbox
https://www.dropbox.com/
Collaborative File Sharing and their an App for your iPhone, iPad, and iTouch
transl8it
http://transl8it.com/
transl8it! (trans-late-it) is simple to use. Just type in your SMS, text, emoticon, smiley, slang or chat room lingo and let transL8it! convert it to plain english -- OR -- type in your phrase in english and convert it to SMS TXT lingo slang! Become a member for FREE and you too can submit YOUR definitions and phrases!
xtranormal
http://www.xtranormal.com/
create movies with real characters
Collaborative Planning Video
Tutorial