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Becca Harmon, Brittany Maloff, and Maria Leonardi

1) A one-sentence definition (understanding/perspectives/beliefs/opinions are also fine) on Web 2.0 by each group member (What do YOU think Web 2.0 is?).

Brittany - Web 2.0 facilitates interactive learning and information sharing between people using the internet.

Becca - Web 2.0 includes the use of wikis, blogs, video-sharing sites (you tube), social networking sites (facebook), and web applications.

Maria - Web 2.0 is a way for people to interact and collaborate using the internet.

2) One superb example of educational uses of these new tools on Web 2.0 in K-12 setting. You will work as a team, search internet, find and view a lot of class wikis created by others for their elementary and middles school classes, and then choose one that your group think is the best. You need to identify the content area (social studies, science, math, language arts...) and the grade level of the wiki you find. You also need to include a short paragraph describing why your group thinks this is a "superb" example. Our wiki example is a great wiki gearing to a 2nd Grade class. This wiki includes all content areas for this specific 2nd Grade class. Students can access this wiki to help them with their math, science, social studies, reading, health, and other subjects. They can access this wiki to view their progress, and what the class did each day. All of the content areas include a few definitions about the topic, and examples of what the students have been working on. This can help students when they have problems remembering things in certain topic areas, they can go back to the wiki and find what they need to know. (Wiki Example)


3) A collection of resources - a minimum of 3 links (it can also be articles, resources about wiki) - on educational use of wikis, that you can use in your own teaching later.

1. Example 1
2. Example 2
3. Example 3