Web 2.0 How-To for Educators [NOOK Book]

Overview

Web 2.0, the second generation of the World Wide Web, allows us to connect, create, collaborate, and share information. When we bring Web 2.0 tools into the classroom, we transform learning. By applying these tools thoughtfully, we see a shift in student engagement, creativity, and higher order learning skills. In this companion book, the authors of the best-selling Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools introduce you to more Web 2.0 tools and expertly lead you through classroom and professional applications that help ...
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Web 2.0 How-To for Educators

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Overview

Web 2.0, the second generation of the World Wide Web, allows us to connect, create, collaborate, and share information. When we bring Web 2.0 tools into the classroom, we transform learning. By applying these tools thoughtfully, we see a shift in student engagement, creativity, and higher order learning skills. In this companion book, the authors of the best-selling Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools introduce you to more Web 2.0 tools and expertly lead you through classroom and professional applications that help improve student and teacher learning.

Web 2.0 How-To for Educators explores the very best online collaborative tools available today (including blogs, wikis, and social networking) and Web 2.0 applications (Skype, Google Earth, Wordle, and more) that make a difference in education. Using a simple formula for each concept, the book describes what the tool is, when teachers should use it, why it is useful, who is using it, how you can use the tool, and where you can find additional resources. Practical examples from educators around the world offer an abundance of ideas, and the recommendations for further information and comprehensive lists of Web 2.0 tools and applications will be valuable resources as you integrate Web 2.0 technology in your classroom.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564844187
  • Publisher: International Society for Technology in Education
  • Publication date: 10/24/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 277,166
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Gwen Solomon has been the director of the websites techLEARNING.com, Digital Learning Environments, 21st Century Connections, and the Well Connected Educator. Past positions include senior analyst in the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology, coordinator of instructional technology planning for New York City Public Schools, and founding director of New York City's School of the Future.

Lynne Schrum is professor and coordinator of elementary and secondary education in the College of Education at George Mason University. an author of numerous articles and five books, including "Considerations on Technology and Teachers", Schrum is currently the editor of the "Journal of Research on Technology in Education".
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