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Welcome to the "23 Things" for Teachers Wiki
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'23 Things' is a year long program used by teachers and librarians to introduce their friends and co-workers to Web 2.0 websites and to help their staff use new technologies.

Web 2.0 is a term used to describe collaborative websites; websites that encourage people to work together.

This website you is a Wiki, a website where people can work together to collect information about a topic.

This Wiki has:

  1. information on setting up a 23 Things program
  2. examples of exercises you can use for your own 23 Things program
  3. links to some of the most important Web 2.0 websites for education on the internet

Questions from the PresentationEdit

  1. Powerpoint Presentation {Creative Commons - Attribution)
  2. How to Delete a Facebook Account
  3. Launchy
  4. Readability
  5. PortableApps

The 23 Things Program Edit

Why "23 Things"? Most of us know that the best way to get things done is to make a list. 23 Things was inspired by an article in Information Today by Steven Abrams. It was adapted by Helene Blowers of the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County into a program for staff.

Helene's ideas have been modified and used all over the world to introduce and encourage educators to explore Web 2.0 programs and websites.

What is Web 2.0? This is a short term used to describe the collaborative web. These are websites, technologies and services that encourage people to work together. This can be like working on a Microsoft Word document through Google Docs, or describing what a website is about by using Delicious.

This website is a Wiki, a website that creates easy links between pages and allows lots of different people to work together and share information. It has example activities and selected links. Please contribute and add to the resources we have here.

This wiki covers this set of topics. You can also access these topics through the sidebar under '23 Things Activities'.

  1. Beginning
  2. Browsers
  3. Portable Software
  4. eLearning
  5. Social Networking
  6. Social Bookmarking
  7. Wiki
  8. WebPortals
  9. Desktop Software
  10. Blogs
  11. RSS
  12. Audio/Video
  13. Mobile

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