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

Third Edition
By: Will Richardson

For educators of all disciplines, this third edition of a bestseller provides K–12 examples of how Web tools such as blogs, wikis, Facebook, and Twitter allow students to learn more, create more, and communicate better.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12, Elementary, Secondary
  • ISBN: 9781412977470
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2010
  • Page Count: 184
  • Publication date: March 01, 2010

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"This book is loaded with insightful and honest advice about using 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
Author of The World is Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education

"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
Author of Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution

Explore the wide world of new, easy-to-use Web publishing and information gathering tools!

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 K–12 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.

This fully updated resource opens up a new technology toolbox for both novice and tech-savvy educators. Will Richardson provides clear explanations of specific teaching applications, with how-to steps for teaching with:

  • Weblogs
  • Wikis
  • Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds and aggregators
  • Social bookmarking
  • Online photo galleries
  • Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter

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.

Read more from Will Richardson.

Key features

  • Includes two new chapters on new and expanding technology which teachers can use in and outside the classroom
  • Presents updated research, including the latest Web technology
  • Demystifies powerful new Internet tools for use in classrooms and school libraries
  • Provides definitions, explanations, examples and how-to's for blogs and other tools
  • Applies across grade levels and disciplines
  • Includes a critical chapter on teaching Internet safety
  • Links to the new emphasis on information literacy


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Will Richardson

A parent of two middle-school-aged children, Will Richardson has been writing about the intersection of social online learning networks and education for the past 10 years at Weblogg-ed.com and in numerous journals and magazines such as Ed Leadership, Education Week, and English Journal. Recently, he shifted his blogging emphasis to willrichardson.com. Formerly a public school educator for 22 years, he is a co-founder of Powerful Learning Practice (plpnetwork.com), a unique professional development program that has mentored over 3,000 teachers worldwide in the last three years. His first book, Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms (Corwin, 3rd Edition 2010) has sold over 80,000 copies and has impacted classroom practice around the world. His second book, Personal Learning Networks: Using the Power of Connections to Transform Education, was released in May, 2011. His articles have appeared in Educational Leadership, EdWeek, English Journal, Edutopia, and Principal Leadership, among others, and over the past six years, he has spoken to tens of thousands of educators in more than a dozen countries about the merits of learning networks for personal and professional growth. He is a national advisory board member of the George Lucas Education Foundation and a regular columnist for District Administration Magazine. Will lives in rural New Jersey with his wife, Wendy, and his children Tess and Tucker.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents


1. The Read/Write Web

2. Weblogs: Pedagogy and Practice

3. Weblogs: Get Started!

4. Wikis: Easy Collaboration for All

5. RSS: A New Killer App for Educators

6. The Social Web: Learning Together

7. Fun With Flickr: Creating, Publishing, and Using Images Online

8. Podcasting, Video and Screencasting, Live Streaming: Multimedia Publishing for the Masses

9. What It All Means

10. Social Networks: Facebook, Ning, Connections, and Communities

Epilogue: The Classroom of the Read/Write Web





Price: $41.95
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