This tutorial is brought to you by the California School Library Association (CSLA) 2.0 Team. You will learn the tools of the new Internet: Web 2.0 tools that are bringing our kids in touch with the entire world through social networking, wikis, video, podcasting, and gaming sites. The CSLA 2.0 team encourages you to take time to explore and enjoy. Read on! Registration occurs after you have completed the first three "Things."
There are 23 "Things" for you to complete. There are many places for you to explore, experiment with, and think about creative ways to use this in your library or to collaborate with classroom teachers. There is no deadline and this course will remain online through the 2011-2012 school year. If you are not yet a member, we invite you to join. [Note: Are you a classroom teacher? Check out Classroom Learning 2.0.]
Each week begins with a brief explanation of a new web 2.0 topic, followed by Discovery Exercises.
These exercises give you the background you need to understand the tools you're learning about.
After the Discovery Exercises, you'll find a Thing -- activity -- to complete.
Then you comment or "post" to your online log (Blog.) You will learn how to set up a blog. A blog is a tool to communicate your thoughts, new found skills, ideas, questions, and favorite websites.
You'll receive feedback and encouragement from the CSLA 2.0 Team and other participants. It's your space! If you wish, you can register for Continuing Education units.
The course is full of LINKS (gently move your mouse over the page and you will see them). The links below will take you to each week's specific lesson. For example, the first link takes you to the "ABOUT" page.
1. Please begin by reading this blog & find out about the program.
2. Discover a few pointers from lifelong learners and learn how to nurture your own learning process.
Week 2: Blogging
3. Set up your own blog , add your first post, add an avatar.
4. Register your blog and begin your Learning 2.0 journey.
Week 3: Photos & Images
5. Explore Flickr and learn about this popular image hosting site.
6. Have some Flickr fun and discover some Flickr mashups & 3rd party sites.
7. Create a blog post about anything technology related that interests you this week.
Week 4: RSS & Newsreaders
8. Learn about RSS feeds and set up your own Bloglines newsreader account.
9. Locate a few useful library related blogs and/or news feeds.
Week 5: Play Week
10. Play around with with an online image generator.
11. Explore any site from the Web 2.0 awards list, play with it and write a blog post about your findings.
12. Fun 'n' Games.
Week 6: Tagging, Folksonomies & Technorati
13. Learn about tagging and discover Del.icio.us (a social bookmarking site)
14. Explore Technorati and learn how tags work with blog posts.
15. Read a few perspectives on Web 2.0, Library 2.0 and the future of libraries and blog your thoughts.
Week 7: Wikis
16. Learn about wikis and discover some innovative ways that libraries are using them.
17. Add an entry to the Learning 2.0 SandBox wiki.
Week 8: Online Applications & Tools
18. Take a look at some online productivity (word processing, spreadsheet) tools.
19. Take a look at LibraryThing and catalog some of your favorite books.
Week 9: Podcasts, Video & Downloadable Audio
20. Discover YouTube and a few sites that allow users to upload and share videos.
21. Podcasts (You don’t need an iPod!)
22. eBooks and Audio eBooks
23. Summarize your thoughts about this program.
Copyright, Creative Commons, and CONGRATULATIONS!
NOTE: Many items on this tutorial are LINKED to other pages. If you are reading this online, gently move your mouse over the page to see LINKED items. If you are reading a printed version, be sure to also check online for links.