egovernment imagr Examine Online Collaboration and Social Networking - Web 2.0 answer format advice

Watch - The machine is Us/ing US by Michael Wesch at TeacherTube an education focused online video site

Control the speed of the video by using the double bar pause button at the bottom left of the video's window.
Once you have read the text, click the arrow button to go on.

bullet Survey your class

How many hours do you spend online each week?

Do you have a personal email account?

Have you visited social networking sites? (facebook, myspace, wikipedia, youtube, etc.)

How often do you go to them? daily, weekly, monthly, rarely, never.

Have you contributed to something online? If yes, what? Text (wiki or blog), video, webpage, software

Do you post online regularly? If Yes, how often? daily, weekly, monthly, rarely, never.

Add your own question about social networking.

 

bullet Compile the results.

How do you or how does your class compare with the findings in the NSBA report, Creating & Connecting?

 

bullet In your opinion, which online collaboration venue is the most comfortable or engaging?

Why?

 

Consider this: In 1990 the very first world wide web page was developed by Tim Berners-Lee in Switzerland.

In November 2007, Netcraft reported that there are over 149,784,002 web sites. " This is an increase of increase of 7.0M sites since last month, and represents growth of over 40 million sites since the start of the year. Much of the growth in sites this year has come from the increasing number of blogging sites, in particular at Live Spaces, Blogger and MySpace." Netcraft survey

“Transparency breeds self correcting behaviour." Admiral Thad Allen USCG

bullet Next

Using online collaboration & social networking to do work .

Accomplish Learning 2.0 - This online learning journey will ask you to complete 23 “Things” or Web 2.0 tools.
Each Thing will show you one more web tool. There are many places for you to explore, experiment with,
and think about creative ways to use 2.0 tools.

You do not have to be physically together to work together. - Watch Google Docs video
How could you use Google Docs to do a project?

 

Dig Deeper and act

bullet Food for thought - Did You Know 2.0? Are you 21st Century Literate?

bullet the personal learning environments blog

bullet Watch the Wisdom of Crowds video and grasp the power of wiki - it's funny. newbullet

bullet Google Books Virtual Library - What are the Implications?

bullet The Lunar Society and The Homebrew Club

Elgg, open-source social networking software developed at the University of Brighton,
has been designed specifically with academic uses in mind.
Community 2.0 TechLearning article about Elgg

bullet How to work in a group | bullet Information Literacy | bullet Podcasting activity bullet Current TV

bullet NSBA Report on Social Networking PDF | bullet TeacherTube

bullet The “MySpace Impact Awards” - people who are using MySpace to make a positive impact on the world.

bullet How to create a custom RSS News Feed bullet Bloggez- vous? Should you build a blog?

bullet Consider the Power of Possibilities through Andreessen's eye


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Make your own printer paper answer sheet

Tech Tip: Working in a group or in two different places like the library & home? You do not have to be physically together to work together. You do not have to take paper based notes at the library and digitalize them at home.
gold starWatch Google Docs video TAI - How could you use free, Google Docs to do a project? How would this facilitate group projects?