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Creating a Digital-Rich Classroom

Teaching & Learning in a Web 2.0 World

Instead of asking students to power down during class, power up your lesson plans with digital tools. Design and deliver lessons in which technology plays an integral role. Engage students in solving real-world problems while staying true to standards-aligned curricula. This book provides a research base and practical strategies for using web 2.0 tools to create engaging lessons that transform and enrich content.

Benefits

  • Learn how to use technology to support and enhance standards-aligned curricula.
  • Gain high-tech, budget-friendly tools you can use to create highly engaged classrooms.
  • Explore a compendium of web 2.0 tools organized for quick reference.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction: It's a Web 2.0 World
Chapter 1: Today's Classrooms
Chapter 2: Active Learning in the Classroom
Chapter 3: Technology to Support Teaching and Learning
Chapter 4: Developing a Digital-Rich Curriculum
Chapter 5: Must-Have Technology for the Ideal Classroom
Chapter 6: Web 2.0 Classroom: A Virtual Field Trip
Chapter 7: Changing Professional Development
Epilogue: Looking Forward
Appendix: A Compendium of Web 2.0 Tools and Related Resources

SUGGESTED RESOURCES

Blogs and Blogging

Calendars

Cell Phones

Content Management

Conversion Sites

Copyright

Digital Journals

Email

Image Collections

Image Manipulation

Maps and Mapping

Miscellaneous

Modeling

Multimedia Creation

Podcasting

Productivity and Professional Development

RSS Readers

Screencasting

Social Networking

Student Response Systems

Video and Audio

Voice Over IP

Website Creation

Wikis

Words and Vocabulary