New Book to Be Released
The last few months, I have been working intently on Web 2.0 in Schools: Blogging, Podcasting, Vodcasting, Wikis, Moodles, and More, which Linworth Publishing, Inc. will be releasing in the fall of 2008. I am excited about the latest, innovative changes in technology that is exploding around us and feel passionate about the potential of these tools in the K-12 environment.This book is designed to explore the potential of incorporating these new, innovative technologies into the curriculum.
The concept of Web 2.0 has definitely taken hold in society and the application of Web 2.0 tools into the educational environment has great potential in not only helping students meet their current educational objectives and standards, but also in preparing them for the 21st century job market. These innovative tools are helping educators move from the rote repetition and “presentation-delivered” information delivery system towards a project-based learning system in which students collaborate via interactive approaches that enable a deeper understanding and problem-solving ability of all subject matter both within and outside the school environment.
While many educators feel limited as to the availability of technology resources, most of the Web 2.0 tools are free of charge or have a minimal subscription fee. The availability of new resources opens an entirely new arena for teachers to consider. Web 2.0 in Schools: Blogging, Podcasting, Vodcasting, Wikis, Moodles, and More will help educators locate these latest tools and apply them to the curriculum. The book also covers the legal and safety issues of using Web 2.0 tools with minor.