This tutorial is designed so that you can learn how to use the tools of web 2.0 for your classes or for fun.
I hope that you will have fun – because these websites are full of creative ideas for you to use. Take time to explore and enjoy all the tools of this new Internet. Read on!
Before you begin this tutorial, you need to know that you are entering the big world of the Internet and “social networking”. This means that you will possibly encounter images and ideas that may be different from those that you are used to. While we have limited the places we’re sending you, you will still be interacting with your fellow students in a way that you may not have done before. Therefore, we expect you to behave respectfully, always be positive and, when asked to critique others ideas, you will do so in a way that promotes learning and is constructive.
This tutorial was first designed for teachers, and it included activities organized into 23 different topics or “things.” You will explore 10 different topics and complete at least one activity for each topic. There are additional activities to explore and experience if time allows.
How to complete this tutorial:
1. Each topic takes about a week to complete.
2. Each week you will be introduced to at least one website/or tool. You may also get information about an aspect of digital citizenship.
3. Next, you have an activity to complete using the website.
4. The last, and most important thing you need to do is to post about what you learned on your blog.