Web 2.0 resources and issues

Three ways Web 2.0 tools can be incorporated teaching;

Study ladder


This resource covers various aspects of the ICT capability areas. It can be utilised as an interactive educational tool for students, as it provides information and quizzes about ICT protocols.

Study Ladder relates to ICT capability one, ” Applying social and ethical protocols and practices when using ICT element, recognising intellectual property.” It can act as a summative assessment tool for students to test their knowledge on ethical dilemmas when utilising intellectual property (ACARA, n.d.).

 YouTube – Technology and Society search


This provides students and teachers with many resources and discussion points for the impact of ICT on society. Students are able to explore and form their own opinion based on the various videos attached to the above link.

 The YouTube clips relate to ICT capability one, ” Applying social and ethical protocols and practices when using ICT element, identifying the impacts of ICT on society.” It provides a stimulus for improving an individual’s knowledge about explain the main uses of ICT and potential on their lives (ACARA, n.d.).



This an internet based search engine. Meaning it allows the user to type into a search field to access information. It can also be altered into a more specific search engine such as Google Books (https://books.google.com.au/), Google Images (https://images.google.com/) and Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com.au/)

 Google relates to ICT capability two, “Investigating with ICT element, locating, generating and accessing data and information.” This is a user friendly search engine that allows for the retrieval and location of information (ACARA, n.d.). As the user becomes more advanced, they could start to filter the information generated by using variations of this search engine as mentioned above.


Cyberbullying and online harassment is a growing concern as 21st century learners spend increasing amounts of time online is a social context. It is estimated that 72% of adolescents aged between 12 and 17 years have reported having been cyberbullied (Roblyer & Doering, 2014, p. 26).

The Victorian Department of Education and Training (2017), has identified types of cyberbullying as; pranking, image sharing, sexually explicit images, text and email, personal online information, identity theft, and hate sites. There are other forms of cyberbullying.


Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority [ACARA]. (n.d). General capabilities. Retrieved from https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/f-10-curriculum/languages/general-capabilities/

Roblyer, M., & Doering, A. (2014). Pearson New International Edition. Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching. Harlow, England: Pearson.

Victoria State Government, Education and Training. (2017). Cyberbullying. Retrieved from http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/bullystoppers/Pages/cyberbullying.aspx


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