Friday, October 22, 2010

Stepping Up Your Web 2.0 Game

As a trainer, I've probably introduced or explained Web 2.0 about 50 times. At least! I came up with this little graphic to help educators understand that Web 2.0 is not something that you instantaneously DO, it's kinda like a lifestyle, a werb not a noun.

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), provides some great standards for educators. If you haven't, do take the time to visit their National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) page.

To make the connection to jobs and the workforce, check out the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, they have a nice framework showing the connection between school success and workforce success.[President Obama quotes the need for 21st Century Skills in a speech (as covered by]

The following graphic from Radar Networks shows some of the tools associated with Web 1-4.  They all have some type of learning curve, it's best to jump on the train now!

** View this post for definitions of Web 1 through web 4.

The following graphic attempts to provide some steps for getting involved with Web 2.0.
Start slowly, make friends, and share your knowledge with others.

Graphic by Andrew J Ryan -- don't steal!  

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