Web 2.0 in Elementary Classes
 
Preparing students
This site is an example of how much kids at the elementary age are capable of when given the opportunity.  For the past three years, I have worked alongside a 4th grade teacher who sees the importance of integrating technology into his classroom. During this time, the students have had a chance to create Podcasts, Vodcasts, Wikis, and to participate in Blogs. Exposing students to these tools early will allow them to become comfortable collaborating in a Web 2.0 world.
 
Wiki: A website that includes the collaboration of work from many different authors.
Podcast: A multimedia broadcast hosted on a website. It can be audio or video based and is delivered in a format which is portable with computers and mobile devices.
 
Blog: A frequent, chronological publication of personal thoughts.
Web 2.0: A trend in the use of World Wide Web technology and web design that aims to facilitate creativity, information sharing, and, most notably, collaboration among users.