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:
- Rich Site Summary (RSS) feeds and aggregators
- Social bookmarking
- Online photo galleries
- Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter
- Second Life
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.
The third edition of Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms retains all of the core content that made the previous editions so successful, however examples of technology use have been updated throughout and the book includes a new chapter on social networking sites. In addition, the author cites a number of new references about the evolving mode and impact of today's technologies.
Richardson expands his coverage of tools that have grown increasingly popular in the past few years, such as Twitter, Diigo, and Flickr, and adds detailed, up-to-date instructions for these sites. Additional updating includes current examples of online media use, deletion of references to obsolete sites, and inclusion of new sites to illustrate the text.
The newly added chapter, titled Social Networks: Facebook, Ning, Connections, and Communities, presents information about how to set up and use social networking sites and discusses personal and classroom applications. Richardson also includes innovative examples of how different schools have utilized these tools.