Finding tools and apps for the classroom is easy.
Understanding how to use them effectively in a lesson — that’s another story.
This revised edition of Web 2.0: How-To for Educators not only introduces an expanded list of Web 2.0 tools, but it expertly leads you through classroom and professional applications that help improve student and teacher learning. From Google tools and virtual environments to apps such as SoundCloud, explore the very best Web 2.0 has to offer for educators.
Each tool is examined through these critical questions:
- What is it?
- Why is it useful?
- When should you use it?
- Who is using it?
- How can it be used effectively?
- Where can you find additional resources?
Web 2.0: How-To for Educators offers a comprehensive list of digital learning tools
proven to make a difference. With practical examples from educators around the
world, you’ll discover a wealth of ideas for integrating Web 2.0 technology into
your classroom or school.
About the Authors
Lynne Schrum most recently served as
Dean of the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education, Nova Southeastern
Her research and teaching focus on appropriate
uses of information technology, preparing school leaders and teachers for the 21st century
and effective and successful online teaching and learning. She has written and edited fifteen
books and numerous articles. She completed ten years as editor
of the Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE) (2002-2012) and
is currently Interim Editor of JRTE. Schrum is also a past-president
of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).
Gwen Solomon has been the director of the websites
Tech&Learning.com, Digital Learning Environments, 21st Century Connections,
and The Well Connected Educator. She has published several books and ebooks on
the subject of technology and education. Prior to this work, Gwen was
senior analyst in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational
Technology. Gwen also served New York City Public Schools as coordinator of
instructional technology planning and as founding director of New York City’s
School of the Future.