Using Web 2.0 to Support Learning in the Social Studies Context: Our Journey from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and Beyond
Lori Holcomb, Candy Beal, North Carolina State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
From this presentation, educators will gain an insight in how to use Web 2.0 technologies in a social studies context. There is a growing importance for social studies educators to utilize Web 2.0 technologies as they continue to prepare students for the future. As we continue into the 21st century, it is becoming more and more evident that the world in which we live is flat. Advancements in technology have flattened the world allowing for educational boundaries to disappear. In this flattened world, teachers and students now have access to wealth of resources and information that are being utilized to transform education. Social studies education is posed to benefit greatly from a flattened world. From static to fluid, our projects have demonstrated that social studies’ future must be intertwined with technology. The use and integration of Web 2.0 tools allows us to engage students in authentic, problem-based learning. More specifically, through the use of Web 2.0 technologies, a collaborative, interactive learning environment has been developed.
Holcomb, L. & Beal, C. (2009). Using Web 2.0 to Support Learning in the Social Studies Context: Our Journey from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and Beyond. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3898-3900). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).