Creating a Digital-Rich Classroom: Teaching and Learning in a Web 2. 0 World

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If we want to engage students in solving real-world problems of today and tomorrow, we must use the technological tools that are shaping our world. Creating a Digital-Rich Classroom demonstrates how to enhance standards-aligned curricula with powerful Web 2.0 resources to transform and enrich content-making it more accessible and relevant to today's technology-savvy students.

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Creating a Digital-Rich Classroom: Teaching & Learning in a Web 2.0 World

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Overview

If we want to engage students in solving real-world problems of today and tomorrow, we must use the technological tools that are shaping our world. Creating a Digital-Rich Classroom demonstrates how to enhance standards-aligned curricula with powerful Web 2.0 resources to transform and enrich content-making it more accessible and relevant to today's technology-savvy students.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781935249870
  • Publisher: Solution Tree
  • Publication date: 9/7/2010
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 632,754
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Author xi

Introduction: It's a Web 2.0 World 1

Why This Book, and Why Now 2

Integrated Technology 3

Chapter Summaries 3

Getting Started 6

Chapter 1 Today's Classrooms 9

Students Today Are Different 9

Power Down and Come to School 13

Roadblocks to Change 14

Be a Hero 15

First Steps 15

Chapter 2 Active Learning in the Classroom 19

The Teacher's Role 20

Creating an Emotional Connection 21

Technology Supports Engagement 21

Technology Supports Collaboration 29

Building Digital-Rich Curricula 36

Chapter 3 Technology to Support Teaching and Learning 39

Standards-Aligned Classrooms 42

Integrating Standards and Technology 43

Technology Supports Differentiated Instruction 45

Technology Facilitates Storytelling 47

Publishing Students' Work 54

Technology Supports Writing Instruction 55

Maintaining Focus 58

Chapter 4 Developing a Digital-Rich Curriculum 59

Rethinking Curriculum Planning 60

Legal and Ethical Issues of Digital Sharing 63

More Tools for a Digital Curriculum 64

The Video Revolution 71

Planning for Seamless Assessment 72

Chapter 5 Must-Have Technology for the Ideal Classroom 75

Policy Lead-Ins 75

Vision and Collaboration 76

Equipping the Ideal Classroom 77

Desirable Technological Tools for Students 85

From Dreams to Reality 86

Chapter 6 Web 2.0 Classroom: A Virtual Field Trip 87

Snapshot of Active Learning 87

Teacher as Tribe Leader 90

Nicole's Web 2.0 Tools 92

Nicole's Planning Strategies 93

Reactions From Others 95

Chapter 7 Changing Professional Development 97

Things Have Changed 98

Web 2.0 Tools Help Develop Networks 100

A Professional Development Example 103

Rethinking Professional Development 105

Epilogue: Looking Forward 109

New Approach to Curriculum 109

Take Learning Personally 110

Appendix: A Compendium of Web 2.0 Tools and Related Resources 113

Blogs and Blogging 113

Calendars 115

Cell Phones 115

Content Management 115

Conversion Sites 116

Copyright 117

Digital Journals 118

Ebook Readers 118

Email 119

Image Collections 119

Image Manipulation 120

Maps and Mapping 122

Miscellaneous 122

Modeling 123

Multimedia Creation 123

Podcasting 124

Productivity and Professional Development 124

RSS Readers 125

Screencasting 126

Social Networking 126

Student Response Systems 128

Video and Audio 129

Voice Over IP 131

Website Creation 132

Wikis 132

Words and Vocabulary 133

References and Resources 135

Index 139

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