Thing #6

Discovering Web 2.0 Tools

Throughout the course of this Learning 2.0 program we will explore a small sampling of the new Internet technologies and websites that are empowering users with the ability to create and share content. But given time there are so many more we could explore. There are thousands of Web 2.0 tools currently available, with several emerging as market dominators. And although time will only tell which of these new collaborative, social networking and information tools will remain on top, one thing is for sure, they're not going to go away (at least anytime soon).

For this discovery exercise, participants are asked to select any site from the Go2Web2.0 tools and explore it. With so many to choose from, it might be handy to first select a tag that interests you, and then simply select a tool/site to explore. Be careful to select a tool that is Free and that doesn't require a plug-in or download. The majority of these are free, so this shouldn’t be a problem.

Discovery Exercise:
  1. Select any site/tool from the list of Go2Web2.0 tools.
  2. Explore the site you selected.
  3. Create a post about your discovery. Be sure to create a link back to the site where you found your tool. What did you like or dislike about the tool? What were the site’s useful features? Could you see any applications for its use in a school or library setting?

Web 2.0 – with so much to explore, just start with ONE. :)