Monday, February 20, 2012

Thing #5

While reading Web 2.0: A Guide for Educators and Web 2.0 is the Future of Education several things came to mind about the world wide web. I have never taken the time to consider all of the infinite possibilities of how one can achieve anything through the web. Our world has become the web. People are making their mark on the web every second of every day. The statistic given from Web 2.0: A Guide for Educators about over half of adolescents ages 12 to 17 use social networking sites to communicate amazed me. I never would have guessed that many young people use social networking. Also, I enjoyed how Web 2.0 is the Future of Education gave a place for teachers to blog about what's going on in the classroom or special things they have done, view forums, see magazines, and even enter contests. Before the web teacher's had very few ways of sharing new and/or creative ideas for the classroom. It was kind of, well, boring. Now with things such as "School 2.0" all teachers and future teachers can learn new ways to do things inside the classroom and even share some things with their students. "School 2.0" is important in my life because it is a new innovation that will allow me to bring in new ideas, techniques, and teachings into the school that I will be employed. Being a school who has teachers that are utilizing "School 2.0" means a more diverse learning environment for it's students and also a rise in using more advanced technology down the road. 

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