Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms / Edition 2
  • Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms / Edition 2
  • Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms / Edition 2

Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms / Edition 2

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by Willard (Will) H. Richardson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412959721

ISBN-13: 9781412959728

Pub. Date: 07/16/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

"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:
9781412959728
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/16/2008
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(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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Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
M_TNT More than 1 year ago
I purchased this text for a class that I was taking. The subjects are not entirely new to me, so this gives me a basis for evaluating the accuracy and relevance of the information given in the text. The author has researched, used and received feedback from educators about the subjects and use of topics in this book and is reflected in the revisions that are made to it. It is current, if there is such a thing in the realm of technology text. The text provides both pedagogical and practical information on just how to safely and effectively use blogs, wikis and other web tools in the classroom. Examples, resources and alternate resources are given throughout the text, which is very useful for those of us who want to put the concepts into action in our classrooms and schools. The Table of Contents, Reference and Index are useful and well organized. I would strongly recommend this text and be advised that there is a March version now available.
loussedesm144 More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for a class I am taking. Some of the topics covered in the book were new to me and others familiar. Richardson clearly writes for educators and does not assume the read has prior knowledge of the subject or technology used. He covers a variety of technologies including weblogs, wikis, RSS, Flicker, and pod-casting. Some of these technologies are still used frequently today, while others are not as used today and I would consider outdated. I give Richardson credit for the detail he provides the reader in relation to the subjects he covered. He gives a detailed background of the technology, gives examples of how others have used it, and explains how one can set this up in their own classroom. Some of the images he provides are also helpful for the reader. This book does have its downfalls. It is not the newest edition and has become someone outdated within only a few (5) years. For example, the book mentioned Facebook briefly but focused more on MySpace. The book doesn't touch on tablets, iPhone, or newer technologies. If someone were to buy this book today they would not get as much out of it. It is a book that needs to be rewritten every 2-3 years and even within that time frame newer technologies can emerge and can pass by as a fad within that time span. Sections I found helpful were his ones on blogs and wikis. These technologies are still frequently used by students Elementary through collage as a way to collaborate or share information. These technologies have proven to be long lasting and can withstand time. I appreciate how Richardson stressed to the reader how if they wanted to use this in classroom, they as the educator would need to use the technology and figure out how to use it before allowing their students to use it. This makes sense that if a teacher wants their students to use it that they as the teacher need to figure it out to be able to better help their students when they have questions or need help trouble shooting problems. Overall I think this book is helpful but has become outdated due to the ever changing technologies that are out there.
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