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Welcome to Classroom Learning 2.0. This professional development tutorial is brought to you by the California School Library Association (CSLA). It is designed for you to do on your own or as a part of a group. We encourage anyone to form a group - districts, schools, associations, or even a single department within a school site. You will learn the tools of the new Internet: Web 2.0 tools that bring our kids in touch with the entire world through social networking, wikis, video, podcasting, and game sites. Take time to explore and enjoy. You have our permission to have FUN!
There are 23 "Things" to complete. Each "Thing" will show you one more web tool. There are many places to explore, experiment with, and think about creative ways to use 2.0 tools in your classroom. Each week begins with a brief explanation of a new web 2.0 topic, followed by Discovery Exercises and an activity to complete. Then you write about the experience on the blog you will create. In other words, you comment or "post" to your web log (Blog). You will learn how to set up a blog. A blog is a tool to communicate your thoughts, new found skills, ideas, questions, and favorite websites. If you participate as a part of a group, you'll receive feedback and encouragement from other participants. In turn, you will provide feedback and encouragement to others.
The course is full of LINKS, so gently move your mouse over the page and you will see them. The links below will take you to each week's specific lesson.
1. Begin by reading this page, including the "about" section on the sidebar.
2. Discover a few pointers from lifelong learners and learn how to nurture your own learning process.
Week 2: Blogging
3. Set up your own blog , add your first post, add an avatar.
4. Register your blog and begin your Learning 2.0 journey.
Week 3: Photos & Images
5. Explore Flickr and learn about this popular image hosting site.
6. Have some Flickr fun and discover some Flickr mashups & 3rd party sites.
7. Create a blog post about anything technology related that interests you this week.
Week 4: RSS & Newsreaders
8. Learn about RSS feeds and set up your own Bloglines newsreader account.
9. Locate a few useful school classroom and library related blogs and/or news feeds.
Week 5: Play Week
10. Play around with with an online image generator.
11. Explore any site from the Web 2.0 awards list, play with it and "post" about your findings.
12. Fun 'n' Games.
Week 6: Tagging, Technorati, Copyright and Creative Commons
13. Learn about tagging and discover Delicious (a social bookmarking site)
14. Technorati, Tags, and Search Engine Optimization
15. Copyright, Creative Commons, and What's Coming Down the Road with Web 2.0.
Week 7: Wikis
16. Learn about wikis and discover some innovative ways that educators are using them.
17. Add an entry to the Learning 2.0 SandBox wiki.
Week 8: Online Applications & Tools
18. Take a look at some online productivity (word processing, spreadsheet) tools.
19. Take a look at LibraryThing and catalog some of your favorite books.
Week 9: Podcasts, Video & Downloadable Audio
20. Discover YouTube and a few sites that allow users to upload and share videos.
21. Podcasts - no iPod needed!
22. eBooks and Audio eBooks
23. Summarize your thoughts about this program.
Remember, many items on this tutorial are LINKED to other pages. Gently move your mouse over the page to see LINKED items.