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Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools

New Tools, New Schools
Product code: NEWTOO
ISBN: 9781564842343
Published: 2007
Topics: Tools
Audience: Educators(K–12), preservice educators, technology coordinators, administrators, teacher educators, library media specialists, parents
Media type: Paper
Length: 270 Pages
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By Gwen Solomon and Lynne Schrum

Web 2.0 has arrived—find out how it can transform teaching and learning! Chosen by District Administration Magazine as an Editor's Choice book for 2007-2008!

What is Web 2.0? Once upon a time, Web sites were isolated information “silos”—all content and no functionality. Today, the next generation of Web sites gives power to the end-user, providing visitors with a new level of customization, interaction, and participation. Many Web sites now allow users to upload, categorize, and share content easily. Weblogs and podcasts allow anyone to publish or broadcast on any topic. Wikis provide information that is constantly updated by the end-user. Open-source software is free and customizable. These new technologies are changing our relationship to the Internet.

What can Web 2.0 tools offer educators? Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging Web 2.0 technologies and their use in the classroom and in professional development. Topics include blogging as a natural tool for writing instruction, wikis and their role in project collaboration, podcasting as a useful means of presenting information and ideas, and how to use Web 2.0 tools for professional development. Also included are a discussion of Web 2.0 safety and security issues and a look toward the future of the Web 2.0 movement. Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools is essential reading for teachers, administrators, technology coordinators, and teacher educators.

Features:

  • A complete explanation of Web 2.0 tools, including weblogs, wikis, folksonomies, RSS feeds, and podcasts.
  • Web 2.0 tools and their use in the classroom.
  • Web 2.0's role in professional development.
  • What administrators should know about Web 2.0.


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Product Reviews:
"A good read for those without any knowledge of Web 2.0 as well as experienced users." —District Administration
"The book's style, helpful tips and organizational structure, will appeal across the education spectrum, from school to university teachers." —International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Society
"The first full-length book to consider the impact of the second-generation Internet applications on pedagogy." —International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Society