Using Web 2.0 and Social Networking Tools in the K-12 Classroom

Using Web 2.0 and Social Networking Tools in the K-12 Classroom

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Here's a book that describes Web 2.0 tools in-depth, models Web 2.0 tools through classroom examples, explains how to get started with each tool, presents practical unit plans illustrating the use of Web 2.0 in the K-12 content-area curricula, and identifies and describes what tools are most useful to educators for networking, productivity and insight into the technologies. Part 1 of each chapter answers many questions you will have about Web 2.0 and social networking tools: What is the tool? Why use it with students? How are K-12 classrooms using the tool? Can you provide me with specific examples for my science, history, or language arts curriculum? Part 2 describes specific tools and the steps to get started. Part 3 contains a detailed sample unit plan, teacher exercises and a summary following. Screen shots of websites are used to make the advice straightforward and easy to understand. You'll find an entire chapter on special instruction for ESL students with objectives, tools, and K-12 classroom examples. To help you implement Web 2.0 tools beyond the curriculum, there's even a chapter devoted to technology tools specifically designed for teachers and librarians to use for personal productivity, communication, and collaboration. The conclusion offers ideas for integrating Web 2.0 in art, music, and health. Exciting examples of the book's contents include: Collaborating and Communicating with Blogs Creating Multidisciplinary Wikis Google Tools: Enhancing Instruction in the Science Curriculum K-12 Classrooms Join the Social Networking Revolution Using VoiceThread and Video to Improve Language Development Creating Community In addition to the great content you'll find in the book, Using Web 2.0 and Social Networking Tools in the K-12 Classroom features a companion Web site that provides the most current curriculum examples from pioneering educators around the world, as well as up-to-date exercises and lessons in subject areas and grade levels.http://www.freetech4teachers.com/p/google-tools-tutorials.html Tutorials on how to use Google tools http://www.google.com/educators/about.html Google Homepage http://earth.google.com/intl/en/userguide/v4/tutorials/index.html Google Earth tutorials ... On the Google search page, try some other Google tools such as Googlea#39;s Sketch Up to build 3-D models or use Translator Tookit to translateanbsp;...


Title:Using Web 2.0 and Social Networking Tools in the K-12 Classroom
Author: Beverley E. Crane
Publisher:American Library Association - 2012
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