Elizabeth Sessions
Technology in Motion Specialist
Alabama State Department of Education


What Happens When Web 2.0 Meets Reading 2.0?

I believe that the read/write Web, or what we are calling Web 2.0, will culturally, socially, intellectually, and politically have a greater impact than the advent of the printing press. I believe that we cannot even begin to imagine the changes that are going to take place as the two-way nature of the Internet begins to flower, and that even those of us who have spent time imagining this future will be astounded by what happens.
Steve Hargaddon

The Read Write Web
Some Big Ideas that are Appropriate for Educators

User Generated Content: refers to the ease of creating content. Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, Widgets, Scrapblogs, YouTube, MySpace, Facebook and thousands of other Web 2.0 applications made it easy to create content – and more and more young people are doing so, with social networking sites becoming a significant part of contemporary culture.
Power of the Crowd: refers to the collective intelligence that can be harnessed from large groups of people. The basic premise is that, subject to certain conditions, a large group of knowledgeable (but non-expert) users can make better decisions than any individual expert. Web services such as Digg and Wikipedia are cited as examples of this collective intelligence.
Architecture of participation: based on the twin ideas that Web services must be easy to use (thereby encouraging participation) and organized in such a way as to improve as more people use them. Google Search is a good example since it is very straight-forward to use and its search algorithms learn from the results of previous searches. An aspect of ease-of-use is the idea that not only is new content easy to create but it should be easily created from pre-existing content or easily combined with the contents of other web services (“mash-ups”).
Openness: not only refers to the use of open source software for many Web 2.0 services but also the philosophy of the free sharing of information and resources among users, making it relatively straight-forward to capture and share information or resources, such as embedding a YouTube video in a blog. The generous copyright terms of Creative Commons licenses illustrate this philosophy. Bobby Elliott

Readers are now writing with the expectation that other readers will respond to their writings. When teachers harness the exploding power of blogs, wikis, glogs, podcasts, online multimedia and more, students become part of an online conversation that gives meaning and purpose to the reading and writing curriculum.

1. Exploring the Auditory Elements of Reading
Phonemic Awareness 2.0
1. Introduction
2. Intel Tip
3. Phonemic Awareness 2.0 Tools
Fluency 2.0
1. Introduction
2. Intel Tip
3. Fluency 2.0 Tools

2. Reading, Writing and Creating Outside of the Written Page
The Roll of Writing in Reading: "Reading and writing are sufficiently overlapping activities that they support a symbiosis in which the impact of the two together becomes greater than the sum of their separate impacts." ~Robert Tierney

Phonics 2.0
1. Introduction
2. Intel Tip
3. Phonics 2.0 Tools
Vocabulary 2.0
1. Introduction
2. Intel Tip
3. Vocabulary 2.0 Tools
Comprehension 2.0
1. Introduction
2. Intel Tip
3. Comprehension 2.0 Tools

3. Assessment-How do we know what they know?