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

by Will Richardson (c) 2006

LB 1044.87 .R53 2006

“This volume by Richardson, an education trainer and author, is an absolute must for anyone attempting to keep up to date with Web tools for the classroom. For example, someone who does not already know that a wiki is a Web site where content can be easily added or removed, making collaboration among writers simple, might benefit from this book. Preservice or practicing educators, teachers, administrators, parents, or interested parties can find all they want to know about the new tools of the Read/Write Web, including what they are, what they do, how teachers use them, and the first steps to take toward using them. Richardson’s strengths are the readability of his writing, the excitement of his vision, and his grounding in the reality of issues and practice. He describes each tool (including RSS, FlickR, and Screencasting), provides specific instructional ideas and examples, and gives exact details for getting started. The author sees beyond the hype to the more practical issues and provides multiple suggestions on how to start slowly and how to avoid problems. This is not just a vision book but a how-to manual for the busy educator.”

Choice Reviews  — C. L. Tannahil, Eastern Connecticut State University

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