Web 2.0: Do you know what that is? Web 2.0 for ‘Newbies’

The KnowledgeBank Portal is coming. What does this mean for teachers? I’ve just finished reading about KnowledgeBank: Next Generation and about the KB:NG Project who’s role will be to deliver policy on the appropriate and effective use of Web 2.0 technologies.

That’s great, but there seems to be a missing step and that is educating teachers on what Web 2.0 actually is and how to use it- full stop! I’ve been educating myself on Web 2.0 applications (with the help of Jenny Luca as a mentor) and have found that many teachers simply don’t know what  Web 2.0 is, yet alone how to use it appropriately.

I’d be interested to hear if others disagree  or agree with me. Just like students, teachers need explicit instruction on Web 2.0, so they use the applications confidently and in a sustained manner. By this I mean not as a ‘one off’ , but as a planned part of the curriculum.  I’m trying to do all sorts of things, but am often let down by equipment or programs. I’m hoping that this will change for me in the future.

Found a great utube- Web 2.0 for Newbies

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