Blogs, wikis, podcasts, and other powerful web tools for classrooms

I was reviewing the books we have in the e-Learning Centre and realised that this one was missing:

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

Blogs, wikis, podcasts, and other powerful web tools for classrooms

By Will Richardson

New easy to use, low-cost Web publishing and information gathering tools are spawning a revolution in our relationship to the Internet. Now, with Blogs and podcasting, millions of people are creating content for the Internet as well as consuming it. Outside the classroom, students are at the forefront of innovative and collaborative site development, just as they were often ahead of the curve in bringing results from Internet research into the k-12 classroom ten years ago. For educators, the potential changes in the ways our teachers teach and students learn are momentous. The tools of the new Internet give us opportunities for collaboration and for constructivist learning, and allow students to become meaningful contributors to the vast body of knowledge that is the Internet.

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