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Web 2.0 to Teach and Learn
Introduction:  The Machine is Us/ing Us, a video distributed via YouTube and TeacherTube by Michael Wesch.

Web 2.0
Integration of a Transformational Nature

21st Century Students
  • Did You Know by Karl Fisch & Scott McLeod
  • Characteristics
    • They want to be involved, engaged, participating.
    • They use technology tools effectively to learn outside of school.
    • They are publishers as much as consumers.
    • They deserve equitable access if they don't have it outside of school. 
  • Pew Internet: Social Networking Web sites and Teens: An Overview, January 2007
    • 55% of teens have a social networking personal profile (MySpace, FaceBook, etc.). Over half of these teens visit their site once or more per day.
  • PEW Internet: Cyber bulling and Online Teens, June 2007
    • 32% of teenagers who use the internet have been on the receiving end of bullying type behaviors online, ranging from annoying to menacing. The most common form is making their private information public online.
    • However, the majority still feel bullying is much worse and happens more often in person than online.
  • PEW Internet: Teens and Technology - Youth are leading the transition to a fully wired and mobile nation, July 2005
    • 87% of teens (defined as age 12-17) use the internet; 51% daily.
    • 84% of teens own one or more "personal media device" such as a computer, laptop, cell phone, PDA, etc. and 44% have two or more.
    • 45% of teens own cell phones and 33% text. They prefer texting/instant messaging to email.
    • 81% of online teens are gamers.
    • The largest jump in online use occurs -n seventh grade.
  • Digital Equity  
  • Digital Citizenship  
  • A Vision of K-12 Students Today 
My 21st Century Kids

Relationship to Standards
Social Networking
Social Bookmarking
Photo Sharing
Video Sharing
Other Resources