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Connecting Teachers to Digital Tools
What is Web 2.0?

According to the Idaho Commission for Libraries Web 2.0 is a new way of thinking about the web which provides tools and functionality for publishing, collaboration, and information access that normally existed only in the realm of desktop computing with software packages like Microsoft Office. Sometimes called "web as platform." 


Web 2.0 is an interactive user driven experience in the form of web-based applications. It makes possible interactive information sharing, user-centered design, and collaboration on the World Wide Web. There is no software to purchase and most applications are free to educators. It is more than just browsing for information it is a new way to share information. Web 2.0 has not changed the technology of the Internet but rather it allows people to interact differently with the Internet.


What you can do with Web 2.0 Applications?


Web 2.0 applications allow you to create blogs, wikis, edit and share photos, share videos, network, social bookmarking, receive RSS, participate in research projects with other  locally, nationally and internationally, and participation is synchronously and asynchronously with others on the Internet. Web 2.0 applications allow you to includes blogs, wikis, photo sharing, video sharing, music sharing, RSS and social bookmarking. 



Marc Prensky, author of Don't Bother Me Mom -- I'm Learning.