Dipping One's Toes in the Social Networking Stream

A Short Introduction to Blogs, Feeds, Wikis and Other 2.0 Tools

Call it Web 2.0, the Social Web, or the Read/Write Web, how people use the Internet, especially young ones, has changed dramatically over the past few years. This beginner's session introduces the most popular tools of Web 2.0 including blogs, wikis, rss feeds, and content sharing sites. Examples of how educators are making use of these tools to aid student learning will be discussed. The session concludes with a discussion of the safe and ethical use of web 2.0 tools.
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The top 10 things you should know about blogging
The top 10 things you should know about RSS feed aggregators
The top 10 things you should know about wikis
The top 10 things you should know about social bookmarking sites
More than four - lots of fun and useful tools
For further exploration
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