Last Tuesday, we learned about Web 2.0 Technology. It has greatly helped all of us to be able to enjoy the Internet and also be able to connect with other users- even if you have never met them before! In class, Mr. Eveland showed us an old game, Oregon Trail, and then played it on the Internet. Using an educational yet fun fames in which students can learn and have fun at the same time will encourage them to play more. With 2.0, it can be more fun!

For our Web 2.0 technology ideas, we looked up at Active Allowance. This site helps students and teachers incorporate classroom chores and “money” points for checklists. For my classroom, I would have them use the checklists on line and even blog about their experiences and chores. When they get “money”, they can choose to spend it on items in the “class prize box” or buy an ice cream with it for lunch.

With Delicious, children in my class will be able to look at good websites that they are allowed to use and to hopefully also show how they can share their own Internet sources. They will be able to connect with other classmates (and with me as the teacher) to look at other ideas.

Any blogging or journaling community such as the one I am using now would be a good idea for children to practice typing out their journals into their own weblogs and have the teacher assess them. Even at a 3rd grade level, they will just have to incorporate some pictures and sentences, helping them learn more about the networking community of Web 2.0.

As Web 2.0 gets better and better, we as teachers must learn to master the different ways in which students can learn better.

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Tags: 2.0, Oregon, Trail, Web, blog, technology, tuesday


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