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

ISBN-10: 1412977479

ISBN-13: 9781412977470

Edition: 3rd 2010

Authors: Will Richardson

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Written for educators of all levels and disciplines who want to understand the new Internet tools and learn how to use them effectively in the classroom, this third edition of Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms provides actual examples from K–12 teachers from around the world who are at the forefront of bringing these tools into their schools and to their students. The book is filled with practical advice on how teachers and students can start using the Web to learn more, create more, and communicate better.This fully updated resource opens up an entirely new toolbox and gives educators clear explanations of specific teaching applications with both benefits and how-to steps for: Weblogs: Easily created, easily updateable Web sites and currently the most widely adopted tool of the Read/Write Web Wiki: A collaborative Web space where anyone can add content or edit content that has already been published Rich Site Summary (RSS): Technology that allows readers to subscribe to “feeds” of the content that is created on the Internet-content that comes to the teacher instead of the teacher or student searching for the content Aggregators: A means for collecting and organizing the content generated via the RSS feed Social Bookmarking: Sites the give users the option to save the Web addresses of interesting content or to save and archive an entire page, thus producing a form of a searchable “classroom Internet” Online Photo Galleries: Publishing digital photos to the Web means adding another dimension to working with digital images in the classroom Facebook/MySpace: Important social networks that provide teachers and students with new ways to communicate with one another Second Life: A view of how virtual worlds might be used in the classroom.This invaluable handbook helps both students and teachers understand the wide world of new, easy to use, and low-cost Web publishing and information gathering tools, and how to implement these tools within the classroom in ways that enhance student learning and achievement and strengthen teacher curriculum development and communication.
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 5/4/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144

Will Richardson is an internationally known "evangelist" for the use of Weblogs, RSS, and related Internet technologies in classrooms and schools. A classroom teacher for more than 20 years, he has integrated these technologies into his curricula and has spoken to thousands of educators on the merits of "The Read/Write Web." In various Weblog projects, his students have collaborated with best-selling authors, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, and students in classrooms from around the world. One of the first educator bloggers, Richardson's Weblog at has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Times, Syllabus (now Campus Technology), and other publications, and is a primary resource for the creation and implementation of Weblog technologies on the K-12 level. His articles have appeared in journals including Educational Leadership, English Journal, and Principal Leadership, and he has presented and given workshops about Weblogs, RSS, and other technologies at national conventions such as NECC, ASCD, Journalism Education Association, and many others. He is also a featured blogger at Ed Tech Insider ( and is a regular on the biweekly "Ed Tech Coast to Coast Podcast" ( Richardson is currently the supervisor of instructional technology and communications at Hunterdon Central Regional High School in Flemington, NJ, where he also oversees a Weblog program of more than 400 sites.

The Read/Write Web
Weblogs: Pedagogy and Practice
Weblogs: Get Started!
Wikis: Easy Collaboration for All
RSS: A New Killer App for Educators
The Social Web: Learning Together
Fun With Flickr: Creating, Publishing, and Using Images Online
Podcasting, Video and Screencasting, Live Streaming: Multimedia Publishing for the Masses
What It All Means
Social Networks: Facebook, Ning, Connections, and Communities
Epilogue: The Classroom of the Read/Write Web
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