Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-03-01
  • Publisher: Corwin Pr

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Written for educators of all levels and disciplines, this third edition of the best-selling book Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms provides real examples from K12 teachers around the world who are at the forefront of bringing today's Web tools into their schools and to their students. This book is filled with practical advice on how teachers and students can use the Web to learn more, create more, and communicate better.

Updated with materials on Web publishing and information literacy, this invaluable handbook helps students and teachers use Web tools within the classroom to enhance student learning and achievement.

This fully updated resource opens up a new technology toolbox for both novice and tech-savvy educators."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." -Howard Rheingold, Lecturer, Stanford University

"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.-Curtis J. Bonk, Professor, Indiana University

"The best guide you can find to using the power of the Internet in your classroom." -Jeff Jarvis, Author of What Would Google Do?

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Editionp. ix
About the Authorp. xi
The Read/Write Webp. 1
A New World Wide Webp. 2
Extraordinary Changesp. 3
The Read/Write Web in Educationp. 6
Social Learningp. 7
Learners as Teachersp. 8
The Toolboxp. 9
Keeping Students Safep. 11
Weblogs: Pedagogy and Practicep. 17
Weblogs in Schoolsp. 20
The Pedagogy of Weblogsp. 26
Blogging Across the Curriculump. 33
Blogs as Resourcesp. 37
Classroom Uses of Weblogsp. 39
Standards for the English Language Arts Sponsored by NCTE and IRAp. 41
Weblogs: Get Started!p. 43
Start Smallp. 44
Blogging With Studentsp. 45
Blog Safetyp. 46
Blog Softwarep. 47
Blogging Step by Stepp. 48
Adding Pictures and More to Blog Postsp. 52
Wikis: Easy Collaboration for Allp. 55
The Challenge of Wikipedia in Schoolsp. 59
Wikis in Schoolsp. 60
Examples of Wikis in K-12 Educationp. 63
Wiki Tools for Schoolsp. 66
Other Wiki Tools and Resourcesp. 68
RSS: The New Killer App for Educatorsp. 71
Setting Up an RSS Feed Readerp. 73
Reading and Sharingp. 76
Using RSS Feeds in the Classroomp. 77
Combining RSS Feedsp. 81
ncluding RSS Feeds in Your Weblogp. 81
Reading RSS Feedsp. 82
The Social Web: Learning Togetherp. 85
Welcome to the Twitterverse!p. 86
Social Bookmarking Servicesp. 89
Fun With Flickr: Creating, Publishing, and Using Images Onlinep. 101
Introducing Flickrp. 102
Learning With Flickrp. 103
Flickr in Practicep. 108
More Flickr Funp. 109
Podcasting, Video and Screencasting, and Live Streaming: Multimedia Publishing for the Massesp. 111
Podcastingp. 112
Podcasts and Schoolsp. 115
Getting Started With Podcastingp. 117
Screencastingp. 123
Live Streaming-Web TV for the Classroomsp. 125
Social Networks: Facebook, Ning, Connections, and Communitiesp. 131
Facebook for Personal Connectionsp. 133
Facebook in the Classroomp. 136
A Ning for All Passionsp. 139
Ning in the Classroomp. 141
Setting Up Your Ning Sitep. 144
What It All Meansp. 147
New Literaciesp. 148
The Big Shiftsp. 149
Just the Beginningp. 155
Epilogue: The Classroom of the Read/Write Webp. 157
Referencesp. 161
Indexp. 165
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great and simple March 14, 2011
I rented this rental textbook for a class and I liked it so much. This textbook is well put together, with a lot of solid information. Richardson creates an easy to understand resource for any teacher who would like to promote 21st Century skills in the classroom. I really appreciated the theoretical side of the book and the many practical examples.
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