Additional Resources for Web 2.0 Tools
What do we mean by Web 2.0?
Web 2.0 is a term coined in 1999 to describe web sites that use technology beyond the static pages of earlier web sites. The term is closely associated with Tim O'Reilly because of the O'Reilly Media Web 2.0 conference which was held in late 2004. Although web 2.0 suggests a new version of the World Wide Web, it does not refer to an update to any technical specification, but rather to cumulative changes in the ways software developers and end-users use the Web.
A Web 2.0 site may allow users to interact and collaborate with each other in a social media dialogue as creators of user-generated content in a virtual community, in contrast to websites where people are limited to the passive viewing of content. Examples of Web 2.0 include social networking sites, blogs, wikis, video sharing sites, hosted services, web applications, mashups and folksonomies.
Other Cool Tools to Check Out:
Wallwisher (http://wallwisher.com) - they give you a nearly blank page (a wall). you put anything you want on it, anywhere. simple yet powerful.
Prezi (http://prezi.com) - is a cloud based prewentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides. The zoomable canvas makes it fun to explore ideas
Socrative (http://www.socrative.com/) = it is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.
Cool Tools for Schoolhttp://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/
A Parting Thought:
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