Web 2.0. What does that mean? If you haven’t been keeping up to speed with the ever changing internet software developments Web 2.0 isn’t some new internet system. It is the ability to create and use software online rather than having to download and install software onto your computer. This is in deed revolutionary for many as it means your hard disk isn’t filled with program software. It also allows users to log on and use the software from any OS platform. So it doesn’t matter if you are using Windows, Apple, or any of the other Operating Systems available. As long as you have a good internet connection you can all use the same software. The software doesn’t care what computer or OS or version you have. There are starting to be many new developers in this market and currently several are offering the use of their software for free to users. All you need is to sign up with an email address, name and/or password. Another cool thing Web 2.0 allows is the transfer of ideas. You can share projects online. This is especially interesting for Educators. The teacher can make a template to work from and make it available online to students to work with, manipulate, change, add to, and then send it back for assessment. The teacher can then make assessment and send it back again for further exploration and changes. Brilliant! You can even share the students work with the parents.
One of the Web 2.0 suites available is designed by Avery. They have 2 NEW additions to their line up. The newest is are Image Markup and Myna. Markup works with images and Myna with audio. Check them out and enjoy the new freedom of the web.