I’m interested to know why should teachers invest a large chunk of time in getting to grips with Web2.0 technologies, which include new concepts such as networking and blogging?
I invite anyone reading this blog to comment from your perspective or point me to your posts.
For many teachers new to learning how to utilize these new technologies; the meaning of Web2.0 and it’s application to teaching needs to be understood first. ‘Why should I learn this? How will it be useful for me as a teacher?’
I want to use delicious tags (verbs) mixed and matched to communicate the usefulness of a tool and attributes in a teaching and learning context.
To start with I have chosen verbs to associate with the application of Web2.0 technologies as part of a networked learning pedagogy :
- Sharing information/ sharing aspects of self
- Discovering information/ discovering people
- Engaging with information/engaging with people and what they have to say
- Participating in tasks/ participation with group or individual in conversation
- Reflecting on learning/learning from others
delicious- also includes tags teacherconnectInfo, teacherconnectTools, teacherconnectBlogs, Jo has them RSS feeding into teacherconnect.wikispaces :-)
The tagging data is searchable and I can then use this in training as another tool to communicate the meaning of Web2.0 and it’s application in a teaching and learning context.
What I want is teachers be able to search on what I want they want do to teach, be presented with the tools, information to do the job (with a peer rating system on how effective they are) with links to their colleagues friends and peers profiles to tell them what to do if they have problem.