Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms

Corwin Press, 14 mars 2016 - 208 pages
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This book is written for educators of all levels and disciplines who want to understand the available Internet tools and learn how to use them effectively in the classroom. It gives real life examples from K-12 teachers around the world who are at the forefront of bringing these tools into their schools and to their students. It's filled with practical advice on how teachers and students can start using the Web to learn more, create more, and communicate better.

This book will provide a valuable toolbox for educators as well as descriptions of specific teaching applications, both benefits and how-to steps for:

Weblogs--Blogs are easily created, easily updateable Websites. Weblogs are the most widely adopted tool of the Read/Write Web so far.

Wikis--a wiki is a collaborative Webspace where anyone can add content and anyone can edit content that has already been published.

Rich Site Summary (RSS)--RSS is a technology that allows readers to subscribe to "feeds" of the content that is created on the Internet. In other words, content comes to the teacher instead of the teacher or student searching for the content.

Aggregators--An aggregator collects and organizes the content generated via the RSS feed.

Social Bookmarking--Bookmarking sites allow users to save and archive the entire web page, thus producing a form of searchable, "classroom Internet".

Online Photo Galleries--Publishing digital photos to the Web means adding another dimension to what can be done with digital images in the classroom.

Facebook/MySpace--A way for teachers and students to communicate with one another.

Second Life--To look at how virtual worlds might be used in the classroom.

The main strength of this book is for students and teachers to understand and be able to implement technology tools in their classrooms to enhance student learning and achievement as well as teacher curriculum development and communication.

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Avis d'utilisateur  - CTLLibrary - LibraryThing

If you're thinking that perhaps a better title might have been "Blogs, Wikis, and Podcasts, Oh My!" this book will be of benefit. While the book can be very beneficial to those already comfortable ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - woodsathome - LibraryThing

Clear cut technology for classroom teachers. Technology is not going away, in fact it's becoming more pervasive. It is also evolving at ever increasing speeds. Richardson's book cuts to the chase and ... Consulter l'avis complet

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À propos de l'auteur (2016)

A parent of two middle-school-aged children, Will Richardson has been writing about the intersection of social online learning networks and education for the past 10 years at and in numerous journals and magazines such as Ed Leadership, Education Week, and English Journal. Recently, he shifted his blogging emphasis to Formerly a public school educator for 22 years, he is a co-founder of Powerful Learning Practice (, a unique professional development program that has mentored over 3,000 teachers worldwide in the last three years. His first book, Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms (Corwin, 3rd Edition 2010) has sold over 80,000 copies and has impacted classroom practice around the world. His second book, Personal Learning Networks: Using the Power of Connections to Transform Education, was released in May, 2011. His articles have appeared in Educational Leadership, EdWeek, English Journal, Edutopia, and Principal Leadership, among others, and over the past six years, he has spoken to tens of thousands of educators in more than a dozen countries about the merits of learning networks for personal and professional growth. He is a national advisory board member of the George Lucas Education Foundation and a regular columnist for District Administration Magazine. Will lives in rural New Jersey with his wife, Wendy, and his children Tess and Tucker.

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