Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms / Edition 3
  • Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms / Edition 3
  • Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms / Edition 3

Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms / Edition 3

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by Willard (Will) H. Richardson
     
 

"Hits the nail on the head by emphasizing how technology can be used in ways that go beyond one-on-one student use of software programs and teachers' use of PowerPoint for presentations. The book emphasizes the collaborative work and learning that can occur when educators take advantage of all that the Internet has to offer."—Erica Boling, Assistant Professor of

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"Hits the nail on the head by emphasizing how technology can be used in ways that go beyond one-on-one student use of software programs and teachers' use of PowerPoint for presentations. The book emphasizes the collaborative work and learning that can occur when educators take advantage of all that the Internet has to offer."—Erica Boling, Assistant Professor of Literacy Education Rutgers, The State of University of New Jersey.

Use the Web to help students learn more, create more, and communicate more effectively!

Technology impacts every facet of students' lives and plays a significant role in how students receive and process information. The second edition of Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms shows educators at all levels and disciplines how to tap into the potential of digital tools for creating relevant, interactive learning experiences in the classroom.

With updated research on Web technology, a critical section on Internet safety, and a new emphasis on information literacy with related links, this resource equips teachers with

• Definitions, explanations, and how-to's for using technology to enhance learning.

• Applications for blogs, wikis, podcasts, Real Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds, aggregators, social bookmarking, and online photo galleries

• Real-world examples from K-12 teachers around the world

When Teachers expand their knowledge of Web tools to build 21 st-century learning skills, they can effectively prepare students for future success.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412977470
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/02/2010
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
171
Sales rank:
183,012
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition ix

About the Author xi

1 The Read/Write Web 1

A New World Wide Web 2

Extraordinary Changes 3

The Read/Write Web in Education 6

Social Learning 7

Learners as Teachers 8

The Toolbox 9

Keeping Students Safe 11

2 Weblogs: Pedagogy and Practice 17

Weblogs in Schools 20

The Pedagogy of Weblogs 26

Blogging Across the Curriculum 33

Blogs as Resources 37

Classroom Uses of Weblogs 39

Standards for the English Language Arts Sponsored by NCTE and IRA 41

3 Weblogs: Get Started! 43

Start Small 44

Blogging With Students 45

Blog Safety 46

Blog Software 47

Blogging Step by Step 48

Adding Pictures and More to Blog Posts 52

4 Wikis: Easy Collaboration for All 55

The Challenge of Wikipedia in Schools 59

Wikis in Schools 60

Examples of Wikis in K-12 Education 63

Wiki Tools for Schools 66

Other Wiki Tools and Resources 68

5 RSS: The New Killer App for Educators 71

Setting Up an RSS Feed Reader 73

Reading and Sharing 76

Using RSS Feeds in the Classroom 77

Combining RSS Feeds 81

ncluding RSS Feeds in Your Weblog 81

Reading RSS Feeds 82

6 The Social Web: Learning Together 85

Welcome to the Twitterverse! 86

Social Bookmarking Services 89

7 Fun With Flickr: Creating, Publishing, and Using Images Online 101

Introducing Flickr 102

Learning With Flickr 103

Flickr in Practice 108

More Flickr Fun 109

8 Podcasting, Video and Screencasting, and Live Streaming: Multimedia Publishing for the Masses 111

Podcasting 112

Podcasts and Schools 115

Getting Started With Podcasting 117

Screencasting 123

Live Streaming-Web TV for the Classrooms 125

9 Social Networks: Facebook, Ning, Connections, and Communities 131

Facebook for Personal Connections 133

Facebook in the Classroom 136

A Ning for All Passions 139

Ning in the Classroom 141

Setting Up Your Ning Site 144

10 What It All Means 147

New Literacies 148

The Big Shifts 149

Just the Beginning 155

Epilogue: The Classroom of the Read/Write Web 157

References 161

Index 165

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