Tag Archives: web 2.0

Digital Literacy in the 21st Century

Inadequacy of traditional definitions of literacy In the 1980s, when personal computers became widespread used for word processing, the world of print and corresponding notion of literacy were seriously challenged. It seemed to be obvious that traditional definitions of literacy … Continue reading

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Connecting Past and Present

As I reflect on the many things I learned throughout this course remediation comes to mind over and over. Oral literacy played a prominent role in society for generations, even though it had its downfalls. The development of the written … Continue reading

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Commentary #3 – Alexander’s Web 2.0: A New Wave of Innovation for Teaching and Learning? and Web 2.0: Storytelling, Emergence of a New Genre

Alexander (2008) defines the Web 2.0 as a way of creating Web pages focusing on microcontent and social connections between people, which exemplify that digital content can be copied, moved, altered, remixed, and linked, based on the needs, interests and … Continue reading

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Commentary 3 – Web 2.0: Creating New Students and New Educators

            Schools are equipped with computers and wifi, and students are coming to school as experts in these new technologies (Alexander, 2008). As students become more expert at web 2.0 tools such as blogging, social … Continue reading

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Purposefully transferring the power of Web 2.0 to the classroom

Introduction The World Wide Web has been transformed over the past two decades from an emergent environment mimicking print-based non-digital predecessors, to a living, breathing, evolving global community in which the distinction between author and audience is progressively less and … Continue reading

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So many toys, so little time…

I have used, or read about, quite a few of these tools in my MET courses and also in my teaching.  I decided to try something new and created an avatar – My digital self.  It was easy and free … Continue reading

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Inspired by George Siemens who has recently visited Croatia

Here is the result of my experiments with Diigo WebSlides: http://slides.diigo.com/widget/slides?sid=52111

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Google Docs

One of the courses I teach at Grande Prairie Regional College is Microsoft Word Expert level. I usually have a wide range of experience in my class and I often find myself struggling with how to keep the more experience … Continue reading

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RipMixFeed – Redecorate!

Now anyone can redecorate their homes! I was amazed at the simplicity of creating a floor design using Gliffy, an online diagramming service.  According to the site, “Gliffy” comes from the word “glyph”, a pictograph or symbol that communicates information … Continue reading

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Rip. Mix. Feed.

For this week’s post I uploaded a word document and a prezi describing common Web 2.0 tools I’ve used in the past year. I learned about most of these tools from MET courses and fellow METers. It took less time … Continue reading

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