Where can you learn more about Web 2.0?

WebTools4U2Use will get you started with some good tools for your school library media center, but there is much more to learn and there are many places to learn online!

Bit by Byte

  • Larry Ferlazzo developed and maintains a list of good places to learn the basics of Web 2.0.
    From "PLN Yourself"
  • Sue Waters has a wiki called PLN Yourself--how to use these tools to develop your own personal learning network to learn more about Web 2.0 and other new developements in our field, technology related or not!

You can also learn more about Web 2.0 tools in little chunks through some free online courses and tutorials:
  • Definitions of web 2.0 on the Web
  • Web 2.0 Wiki - a workshop resource developed for her Web 2.0 All-You-Can-Eat Buffet workshop at NECC 2008 in San Antonio by Karen Fasimpaur and now available to all...with resources and hands-on activities. See her post about it here as well as a link to a quick-start guide and "road map." A great learn-on-your own site!
  • 100 Free Library 2,0 Webinars and Tutorials (WOW!) Thanks to Joyce Valenza for pointing out this resource!
  • EduWiki Collaborative learning started by educators in Pennsylvania includes a 10-week course that includes blogs, wikis, social bookmarking, and more. Inspires some great ideas through the "best practices" link.
  • California Association of School Librarians offers School Library Learning 2.0, "a free on-line tutorial to guide you through the 'tools of the trade' that our students use every day: blogs, photos and images, RSS and newsfeeds, tagging and technorati, wikis, online applications, podcasting and downloadable audio, and much more."
  • Minnesota also offers a similar program for librarians, "23 Things on a Stick."
  • See the original "23 Things" from the Public Library of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County's Learning 2.0.
  • 5 Easy Ways to Dip Your Toes into Web 2.0 Waters Easy things for you to try to convince yourself and others that web-tools are fabulous and fun!
  • Project Play Learn about Web 2.0 tools with Wisconsin librarians. Similar to CASL's School Library Learning 2.0, Minnesota's 23 Things on a Stick, and the original "23 Things."
  • Library 2.0 in 15 Minutes a Day Check out a new tool each day (or week or month or whenever you have 15 minutes!)

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And More

See Web Tools in Action

  • Check out Joyce Valenza's description of how her day has changed(and how many Web 2.0 tools are used in her program!)
  • Read this short article a school library media specialist to see how Web 2.0 impacts her work, her week, and her students.
A Week in the Life of a New Media Teacher Librarian