Web 2.0 Tools
What do we mean by Web 2.0?
Wikipedia defines a Web 2.0 website as one that allows users to interact and collaborate with each other in a social media dialogue as creators (prosumers) of user-generated content in a virtual community, in contrast to websites where users (consumers) are limited to the passive viewing of content that was created for them. Examples of Web 2.0 include social networking sites, blogs, wikis, video sharing sites, hosted services, web applications, mashups and folksonomies.
So what does that mean?
It means that you are able to create, share, store, manage and control much of what you do 'on the web' with an ever increasing range of tools. This can be very useful for you at school. The 'cool tools' that are now available allow you to 'mash' words, pictures, videos, sound and much more together to create products. You can collaborate and share you thoughts, ideas and comments too using social networking programs.