What is Web 2.0

So what is a Web 2.0 site? One that allows you to:

  • communicate with others
  • collaborate with others
  • publish information with no HTML knowledge. No Dreamweaver, no problem!
  • edit other users' posts and contributions
  • embed sections or tools from other sites
  • manipulate information on the fly
  • do your job more efficiently!

How many Web 2.0 sites are out there?

Thousands! Way too many to even begin to list here. Check out this site and this wiki which organize the sites according to their use. Look at CogDogRoo for 50+ ways to tell the same story with Web 2.0 tools.

Web 2.0 - blogs, wikis, podcasts, basically any web-based application that allows educators to adapt to a new generation of kids who are growing up on the Web, the so-called ‘Digital Natives’. The challenge for educators now and for the future is to learn and teach Internet literacy, converse and collaborate with their students using Web tools, and help our children make sense of the huge amounts of information and media that surround us.
Web 2.0 is about the people, when it comes down to it. So it has to be inclusive. The definitions of technologists, social scientists, web designers, philosophers, educators, business people, anybody - they all count.

Web 2.0 Tools from Discover Education Site

Web 2.0 is about revolutionary new ways of creating, collaborating, editing and sharing user-generated content online. It's also about ease of use. There's no need to download, and teachers and students can master many of these tools in minutes. Technology has never been easier or more accessible to all

**Presentation Tools** - Break out of the box, beyond basic slides and bullet points. Upload, create, edit and share creative presentations—anytime, anywhere.

**Video Tools** - Lights, camera, (inter)action! Web 2.0 makes it easier than ever to integrate video into shared projects and presentations.

**Mobile Tools** - Perfect for podcasting, blogging, media sharing, quizzes and more, these clever apps turn cell phones into smart teaching tools.

**Community Tools** - From wikis to social networks, this range of tools enables teachers and students to communicate, collaborate and share work.

__**Related Links -**__ New Web 2.0 tools are published every week and cover many of the categories above. Here is a taste of the "Best of the Rest."