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

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Overview

"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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Editorial Reviews

Curtis J. Bonk
"This book is loaded with insightful and honest advice about the Web 2.0 in education. Will Richardson has amassed decades of technology integration experience as a teacher, consultant, blogger, and educational leader. There are few like him and few books like this.”
Howard Rheingold
"Richardson's book was a touchstone for me when I started trying to figure out how to integrate participatory media into my teaching. I recommend this book to any teacher at any level who is interested in the learner-centric pedagogy that social media enables."
Jeff Jarvis
"Thebest guide you can find to using the power of the Internet in your classroom."
Communicator
"This comprehensive guide on how to incorporate podcasts, screen-casting, blogs and other multimedia features into today's journalism brings convergence to the classroom. "— Melanie Lo
Mike Muir
"This book deals with such a hot topic in a wonderfully practical way. We need a solid book explaining and illustrating and letting teachers know about these powerful tools. This book meets the need in an awesome way!"
Gary Graves
"This author is a gem! It startles me to be 'pulled' so happily through a text about these new Web tools in the context of good literacy instruction."
wordpress.com Education PR
"Richardson shares first hand classroom experience of how the read / write web opens up new possibilities for students to learn from each other and from authors, scientists, and other professionals. "
Tech Learning
"Whether it’s blogs, or wikis, or RSS, all roads now point to a Web where little is done in isolation . . . That’s not to say that in this new world students don’t do their own work. But it does mean that responsibility for that work is in some way shared. Learning is a continuous conversation among many participants. "
Education Week
"Shows teachers how to integrate new Web tools into their instruction to both enhance their practice and foster student learning. Gives guidance on teaching students how to use the Internet responsibly. "
Communicator - Melanie Lo
"This comprehensive guide on how to incorporate podcasts, screen-casting, blogs and other multimedia features into today's journalism brings convergence to the classroom."
Teachers College Record
"Richardson understands digital tools and is able to translate that understanding to his readers. He writes about teens using the software in appropriate and innovative ways to illustrate what can and should be occurring in classrooms."
Magdalena M. C. Mok
"Very user-friendly.Gives a step-by-step method through which students can maximize their learning strengths and transform into engaging, successful learners."
September 2006 Choice Magazine
"An absolute must for anyone attempting to keep up-to-date with Web tools for the classroom. Preservice or practicing educators, teachers, administrators, parents, or interested parties can find all they want to know about the new tools of the Read/Write Web, including what they are, what they do, how teachers use them, and the first steps to take toward using them. "
Los Angeles Times
"Clearly and persuasively written, the book is loaded with information about the cutting-edge Internet features that make up so-called Web 2.0. Richardson meticulously makes connections between these tools and the classroom. He is comfortable writing about both the pedagogical implications of the technologies and also the directions for using them."
New Zealand Studies of Applied Linguistics
"This is the book to read if you are keen to use Web tools in your classroom but aren't quite sure where to start. Richardson's book makes clear not just how to integrate such tools in your classroom, but why you should and what difference it can make in your teaching."
Erica Boling
"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 Power Point 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."
Karen Stearns
"This is a book that I woulduse immediately with my preservice teachers or department if I were a K-12 supervisor. Important, though, is getting it in teachers’ hands as soon as possible."
tech Learning
"Whether it’s blogs, or wikis, or RSS, all roads now point to a Web where little is done in isolation . . . That’s not to say that in this new world students don’t do their own work. But it does mean that responsibility for that work is in some way shared. Learning is a continuous conversation among many participants. "
September 2006 CHOICE
"An absolute must for anyone attempting to keep up-to-date with Web tools for the classroom. Preservice or practicing educators, teachers, administrators, parents, or interested parties can find all they want to know about the new tools of the Read/Write Web, including what they are, what they do, how teachers use them, and the first steps to take toward using them."
techLearning

"Whether it’s blogs, or wikis, or RSS, all roads now point to a Web where little is done in isolation . . . That’s not to say that in this new world students don’t do their own work. But it does mean that responsibility for that work is in some way shared. Learning is a continuous conversation among many participants."

wordpress.com EducationPR

"Richardson shares first hand classroom experience of how the read / write web opens up new possibilities for students to learn from each other and from authors, scientists, and other professionals."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412977470
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 3/2/2010
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 171
  • Sales rank: 101,227
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

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 Weblogg-ed.com and in numerous journals and magazines such as Ed Leadership, Education Week, and English Journal. Recently, he shifted his blogging emphasis to willrichardson.com. Formerly a public school educator for 22 years, he is a co-founder of Powerful Learning Practice (plpnetwork.com), 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, Ed Week, 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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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    This book is a great resource for teachers who want to incorpora

    This book is a great resource for teachers who want to incorporate technology into their classroom. The book talks about all sorts of Web 2.0 technologies that teachers can use in their classroom. I listened to a podcast by Will Richardson earlier this year and he really seems to be one of the experts on using Web technologies in the classroom to enhance student learning. The great thing about the book is that Richardson breaks it down into very easy to understand pieces so it is great for teachers that don’t know much about technology yet. Richardson’s writing has a voice that makes it fun to read and easy to understand. I would highly recommend this book to any educator young or old who has thought about incorporating technology into their classroom. Additionally, I think this book is a strong resource for those who already use technology and want to begin to add more technology to their classroom. Richardson starts at the basics and works up for every topic, scaffolding his teaching like only a veteran teacher could. Richardson tells anecdotes about his time as a classroom teacher and the technologies he and his students used on the web to enhance their learning. Unfortunately, this book is slightly outdated. It has been updated a few times from 2006 to 2010, but not since then. The internet is an ever evolving place it is nearly impossible for any print resource to keep up with it. Despite this trouble I think that Richardson has done his part to keep the book up to date and current with the new technologies that arise and I hope he comes out with a new edition soon. -K. Billington

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