Saturday, June 18, 2011

HowStuffWorks "How Web 3.0 Will Work"

HowStuffWorks "How Web 3.0 Will Work"

The above article defines Web 1.0 and Web 2.o as follows:

"Think of Web 1.0 as a library. You can use it as a source of information, but you can't contribute to or change the information in any way. Web 2.0 is more like a big group of friends and acquaintances. You can still use it to receive information, but you also contribute to the conversation and make it a richer experience."

Now what is Web 3.0??????

What will Web 3.0 look like????

In a nutshell, here is what Web 3.0 will look like and feel like....

"Internet experts think Web 3.0 is going to be like having a personal assistant who knows practically everything about you and can access all the information on the Internet to answer any question. Many compare Web 3.0 to a giant database. While Web 2.0 uses the Internet to make connections between people, Web 3.0 will use the Internet to make connections with information. Some experts see Web 3.0 replacing the current Web while others believe it will exist as a separate network.?

How will it work????????????????

"Some experts believe that the foundation for Web 3.0 will be application programming interfaces (APIs). An API is an interface designed to allow developers to create applications that take advantage of a certain set of resources. Many Web 2.0 sites include APIs that give programmers access to the sites' unique data and capabilities. For example, Facebook's API allows developers to create programs that use Facebook as a staging ground for games, quizzes, product reviews and more."


Others think Web 3.0 will be a Semantic Web...

"With the Semantic Web, computers will scan and interpret information on Web pages using software agents. These software agents will be programs that crawl through the Web, searching for relevant information. They'll be able to do that because the Semantic Web will have collections of information called ontologies. In terms of the Internet, an ontology is a file that defines the relationships among a group of terms."


To sum it all up...

"Even though Web 3.0 is more theory than reality, that hasn't stopped people from guessing what will come next. Keep reading to learn about the far-flung future of the Web."

The information in this article is so informative that I had to just quote what the article had to say. Web 3.0 is up and coming. I can see it coming soon. Once the technology is developed it will be here.

Enjoy the article:


Social Media by Ayelet Noff

The Future of Social Media by Ayelet Noff

Social Media Part of the Next Web Family posted an article about The Future of Social Media. According to the article, social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and other social media are becoming social channels for others to grow their companies .

There are 700,000 Facebook users and growing. Users can now connect through Facebook to their favorite stores and restaurants to get information. Social media is no longer just individuals meeting virtually to socialize but companies are bringing their products to the social media users and connecting.

Have you noticed the increase of companies using social media? For Facebook, check out the "Likes". .......For example: Olive Garden

This is just one of the insights that the article mentions there are several other insights on social media discussed and how it is changing the world. This is truly a very interesting and insightful article worth reading.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Larry Ferlazzo's Websites


Are you needing resources and games for the subjects you teach??????

As I was reading articles through my Google Reader, I came across Larry Ferlazzo's Webiste where he has listed 8,000 categorized links appropriate for English Language Learners..WOW..I thought of my dual language friends and other colleagues who are teaching Language Arts. Then as I was reading, Mr. Ferlazzo has a huge amount of information and links to resources for math, science, and social studies.


Larry Ferlazzo's English Website | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day...

The Main English Page Starts here:

Beginner/Early Intermediate

Intermediate English

There is a wealth of information from Larry Ferlazzo. Check it out..He has amazing blogs and websites..It will take you a while to get through all his information. Thank you Larry for putting this all together.

As I was exploring I found Social Studies






Wednesday, June 15, 2011

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Downloads


AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Downloads

I was looking for Free Anti-virus software that I hear people talking about and I wanted to investigate in order to give it a try.

Recently, I have heard positive things about AVG anti-virus software...AVG offers the 2011 edition free at the above link.


AVG offers a LinkScanner that scan links before they are opened to tell you the security risks. LinkScanner will identify the link as safe, unsafe, potentially unsafe, by using color coding.


AVG linkscanner


AVG toolbar is another feature I really like...

AVG toolbar

The above toolbar is optional and I haven't been using it long. So far, I find it very useful. I find it easy to go back and forth opening whatever I have chosen to display on the toolbar. News, weather, Facebook, Word, notepad, and more..

Anyone used this software or know of another free anti-virus software????????

Tomorrow's Tech in Today's Schools: PowerPoint Templates

There are some interesting PowerPoint templates on David Ashby's website. Several games are listed such as Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Millionaire, and Hollywood Squares. He also explains a Wikipedia project that has students creating a Wikipedia page as well as the Facebook project where students create a Facebook PowerPoint that resembles Facebook. The students complete their research reports and present them with the Facebook PowerPoints. The example given was John F. Kennedy. The end result of the project is that the research PowerPoint reports work like Facebook. Since many students are familiar with Facebook, I can see where this project would motivate students.

Tomorrow's Tech in Today's Schools: PowerPoint Templates