The newest, the latest, the ever-growing…
and the best part? It’s all about YOU.
Web 2.0, launched originally in the early 2000’s and now, still in a period of growth over ten years later.
We’re also watching it enter the education sector for students to increase their academic understanding in cohesion with Web 2.0, with thanks to the Information Renaissance.
The Information Renaissance, like any Renaissance, is reshaping and revolutionizing the way the world works. This transition into the time of the Information Renaissance has allowed for the transformation of information to enter into many sectors of the world, much like the time of the European Renaissance with the printing press. Mass media is an indicator to drive renaissance periods and guide people into times of change.
One of these sectors includes that of academics. Web 2.0 has entered the scene for elementary and middle school students to be trained to use it as they grow up in a safe and educational environment.
A site where parents, teachers, and students can collaborate in cyberspace to teach students skills such as blogging, online test-taking, Edmodo creates an online connection which teaches students from a young age to transition into the collegiate level online class management, such as Blackboard, Moodle, or Canvas.
An opportunity for students and teachers alike to create interactive posters for use in the classroom. While content is created mainly by teachers, students have the opportunity to access and view the created content.
While Prezi has leaned toward high school use (and has been banned in some schools due to teacher complaints), Prezi is an alternative for PowerPoint that allows students to create web-based presentations that connect and move in an interactive format.
These three sites rank in the Top 25 of most Web 2.0 sites for academic use, and are present in most schools that have chosen to integrate Web 2.0 into their districts.