Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools by Gwen Solomon

By Gwen Solomon

Internet 2.0 has arrived--find out the way it can remodel educating and learning!

What is net 2.0? as soon as upon a time, sites have been remoted details 'silos'--all content material and no performance. at the present time, the following new release of websites supplies energy to the end-user, supplying viewers with a brand new point of customization, interplay, and participation. Many sites now permit clients to add, categorize, and percentage content material simply. Weblogs and podcasts permit somebody to put up or broadcast on any subject. Wikis offer info that's continuously up to date through the end-user. Open-source software program is unfastened and customizable. those new applied sciences are altering our dating to the Internet.

What can net 2.0 instruments supply educators? internet 2.0: New instruments, New colleges offers a complete assessment of the rising net 2.0 applied sciences and their use within the school room and in specialist improvement. subject matters contain running a blog as a normal device for writing guideline, wikis and their position in venture collaboration, podcasting as an invaluable technique of providing details and ideas, and the way to exploit internet 2.0 instruments for pro improvement. additionally incorporated are a dialogue of internet 2.0 security and safety matters and a glance towards the way forward for the internet 2.0 circulation. internet 2.0: New instruments, New faculties is key studying for academics, directors, know-how coordinators, and instructor educators.

Topics include:

-online collaboration instruments
-technology literacy
-technology integration
-teacher training
-curriculum design
-open source
-professional improvement

Also available:

Database Magic: utilizing Databases to coach Curriculum in Grades 4-12 - ISBN 1564842452
What Works in K-12 on-line studying - ISBN 1564842363
Toys to instruments: Connecting pupil mobile phones to schooling - ISBN 1564842479

The foreign Society for expertise in schooling (ISTE) is the relied on resource for pro improvement, wisdom iteration, advocacy and management for innovation. ISTE is the most suitable club organization for educators and schooling leaders engaged in bettering educating and studying by way of advancing the potent use of expertise in PK-12 and instructor schooling. domestic of the nationwide academic know-how criteria (NETS), the heart for utilized study in academic expertise (CARET), and ISTE's annual convention (formerly referred to as the nationwide academic Computing convention, or NECC), ISTE represents greater than 100,000 pros around the globe. We help our individuals with details, networking possibilities, and counsel as they face the problem of reworking schooling.

the various components within which we put up are:
-Web. 2.0 within the classroom-RSS, podcasts, and more
-National academic know-how criteria (NETS)
-Professional improvement for educators and administrators
-Integrating expertise into the study room and curriculum
-Safe practices for the net and technology
-Educational expertise for fogeys

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We have to recognize that students’ use of technology is stronger and work from our own strength, which is pedagogy. This means that we harness the technology and use it to help students learn thinking and analytical skills. They may know the tools better, but we have to help them use them wisely. As Jeff Utecht, a teacher in Shanghai, says, “If we want to engage students in learning, we need to first understand their world. This world is without borders, boundaries, and is limited only by the speed of one’s Internet access” (personal communication, 2006).

Providing access to the tools is essential. S. federal policymakers agree. Alan Greenspan (2004), former chairman of the Federal Reserve System, says, “We need to be forward looking in order to adapt our educational system to the evolving needs of the economy and the realities of our changing society. Those efforts will require the collaboration of policymakers, education experts, and— importantly—our citizens. ). To be literate today involves acquiring new skills, including those of using technology, understanding science, having global awareness, and most important, having the ability to keep learning.

These scientific approaches have indicated that everyone learns, but schools do not always understand how best to approach each student. According to Renate and Geoffrey Caine (On Purpose Associates, 2001), the following are the core principles of brain-based learning: 1 The brain is a parallel processor, meaning it can perform several activities at once, like tasting and smelling. 2 Learning engages the whole physiology. 3 The search for meaning is innate. 4 The search for meaning comes through patterning.

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