Saturday, February 28, 2009

Web 2.0 teaching

Click here to see an article about web 2.0 applications and teaching.

Please comment as to the ACTUAL web 2.0 applications you see happening at your school. We have a few bloggers amongst our staff. There is a book review blog and a few classroom blogs. We also use our school web site for our homework hotline, which works out pretty well. There is even an underground staff facebook community but, frankly, your typical teacher really doesn't "tweet" often or "flick'r" their photos...or do they?

Let's chat about this.

JIm :-)


johna said...

Dear Jim,
I am writing from the MIT Press. We’ve just launched (last week, in fact) a brand new journal called The International Journal of Learning and Media. I recently came across your blog and this post in particular and thought you might enjoy IJLM as well as find interest in it’s mission. Please consider posting a small blurb and link on your site for your readers, who are undoubtedly interested in hearing about the use of technology in the classroom--including web 2.0.

Our release:

MIT Press, in cooperation with The Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE), is pleased to announce the publication of the first issue of The International Journal of Learning and Media (IJLM). A first of its kind, the journal is devoted to examining the intersection of media and learning in multiple contexts. Volume 1, Issue 1, edited by David Buckingham, Tara McPherson and Katie Salen, is now available for FREE at While IJLM retains the peer-review process of a traditional scholarly journal, its editorial vision and electronic-only format permit more topical and polemic writing, visual and multimedia presentations, and online dialogues. IJLM will allow the broad community interested in digital media and learning to share its insights using the tools of digital media. Sections of the journal range from shorter pieces on critical issues of a timely nature, through longer essays on keywords shaping the landscape of learning and media today, to traditional peer-reviewed scholarly articles. is currently in its beta stage and we welcome your comments, questions and thoughts on how to improve the site. Please contact us by clicking on the Feedback button in the upper right corner at

The development and publication of IJLM is supported by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation as part of its 5-year, $50 million, initiative in digital media and learning.

Many thanks for your consideration.

Johna Picco
marketing intern

MIT Press Journals
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bryansmith said...


I think web 2.0 technologies includes wikis,blogs,ipod,social networking sites,social bookmarking etc.

English exercises said...

A simple definition of Web 2.0 is the “Read/Write Web.” Originally, the Internet was a place to locate information - mainly a "Read Only Web." As the Internet slowly changed, web sites were developed that let people "write" and share information. Today’s Web 2.0 sites, like Facebook and Wikipedia, enable people to communicate and collaborate.