Digital Communication in the Classroom

Web 2.0 Blog Project

For this project you will explore the power of Web 2.0 and blog about it. Your blog should discuss the technologies as well as educational uses of the technologies. You must create something with each of the technologies about which you blog, but what you create does not have to meet any specific requirements other than that you created it and it is available for viewing by others on the Web.

You must explore three Web 2.0 technologies. Here are some choices, but you may find others:

By the second class of the semester, you should have set up a blog and sent the address to the entire class. Throughout the semester you will explore your the Web 2.0 technologies and write about them in your blog with links to your attempts to use the technologies and links to resources that you found helpful as you explored. Note that some collaborative technologies (e.g. Google Docs & Spreadsheets) might be best explored with one or more partners, so for some technologies, you might choose to work with others, but each partner must blog separately.

We will be using and discussing several Web 2.0 technologies in class. You might choose to blog about some of these technologies; if so, you must be sure to explore the technologies beyond what we do or discuss in class.

Remeber that the assignment is to explore Web 2.0 technologies and blog about them, hopefully learning new things about each technology over time and writing in your blog about what you discover. The requirement of two entries for each technology is quite small if you take the mindset of exploration and blogging. Hopefully, many of you will continue to update your blogs long after the assignment is over.

Minimum Grading Criteria

If the minimum grading criteria are met, you will receive a B for this assignment. The grade of A is reserved for outstanding work that goes beyond the minimum criteria. See the rubric for more details about grading criteria.

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