Web 2.0: How-To for Educators Reviews

Web 2.0: How-To for Educators

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 applic

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Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools

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Web 2.0 has arrived–find out how it can transform teaching and learning!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

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  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Something that should be at the hands of every technology-minded teacher, November 13, 2010
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    Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI USA) –
    This review is from: Web 2.0: How-To for Educators (Paperback)

    The new wave of social media and interactivity with the internet has made many new opportunities for education. “Web 2.0 How-To For Educators” is a guide for educators on how to use the newest form of the internet and communications tools to its fullest extent. With greater amount of information at everyone’s fingertips, a teacher can guide their students to a greater educational experience with ease. Filled cover to cover with plenty of ideas and resources, “Web 2.0 How-To for Educators” is something that should be at the hands of every technology-minded teacher.

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  2. 18 of 18 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    How educators are using new media, November 20, 2007
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    Paul A. Baker “communicator” (Madison, Wis., US) –
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    This review is from: Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools (Paperback)

    People no longer just search for information on the web. Now they provide information, too. These people include our students. The world has changed; students have changed, and traditional schools are no longer up to the task of educating young people for the future.

    This is the argument of the book Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools. Although we’re still in the early days of bringing together education and Web 2.0, there are good models of learning and technology use that point us in the right direction.

    The authors provide examples of teachers who have guided their students to use Web 2.0 tools in creating a collaborative math solutions manual, an independent literature circle project, a collaborative guidebook about online security, for example.

    Solomon and Schrum observe that, although young people may be ahead of their teachers in using these tools, teachers can help them use the tools in educationally appropriate ways.

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  3. 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Doesn’t work on Kindle, August 25, 2010
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    Although the content of the book is excellent, you can’t read about 20 percent of it on the Kindle because none of the sidebars and graphics and appendices work with the Kindle. I had to get a refund and buy the hard copy. Very disappointing for an ISTE (Internation Society for Technology in Education) publication. I hope they fix it soon. I was very surprised to see it even still available for download. I was told that it would be taken down until it was fixed. So, if you want to miss about 20 percent of the content, buy the Kindle version. If, however, you want the full meal deal, buy the paperback.

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  4. 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
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    Great resource for teachers, August 20, 2009
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    This review is from: Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools (Paperback)

    Recently, I purchased this book Web 2.0, New tools, New schools by Gwen Solomon and Lynne Schrum. Currently I am enrolled in graduate school taking a technology course and this book has been life changing. As an educator, I have learned tremendous information on how to use digital tools to maximize teaching and student learning. My vocabulary in terms of discussing technology has changed. I find myself making statements such as – web resources, virtual learning experiences, digital tools and so forth. I believed that I was technically challenged and avoided doing anything remotely involved with technology. Now, I have conquered that fear and challenges myself on a daily basis in learning something new in technology – due to this book. It is beneficial to me as a career educator and has changed my life personally. Kudos to authors Gwen solomon and Lynne Schrum!!!!

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