Will Richardson

Will Richardson

Will Richardson is known internationally for his work with educators and students to understand and implement instructional technologies and, more specifically, the tools of the Read/Write Web into their schools, classrooms, and communities.

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Will Richardson

Will Richardson is known internationally for his work with educators and students to understand and implement instructional technologies and, more specifically, the tools of the Read/Write Web into their schools, classrooms, and communities. A former public school educator for 22 years, Will’s own Weblog (willrichardson.com) is a leading resource for the creation and implementation of web 2.0 technologies on the K–12 level. He is a leading voice for school reform in the context of the fundamental changes these new technologies are bringing to all aspects of life.

His critically acclaimed, best-selling book Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Tools for Classrooms, now in its third edition, is used by tens of thousands of teachers to reinvent their practice, and his presentations and workshops for audiences around the world communicate a fresh and inspiring vision of what schools can and must become.

He is a national advisory board member for the George Lucas Education Foundation, a monthly columnist for District Administration Magazine, and a frequent contributor to magazines and journals such as Educational Leadership and Edutopia. Will is a founding partner of the Connective Learning Group, which is dedicated to helping educators contextualize and implement Read/Write Web tools into their schools and classrooms. He is cofounder of Powerful Learning Practice, which provides long-term, job embedded professional development around social online networking tools to educators around the world.

Presentation titles by Will Richardson

  • Learning in a Networked World: For Ourselves and for Our Students
  • The Greening of Learning: Online Networks for Learning AND Saving the World
  • A Shifting Notion of What It Means to Teach
  • Weblogs in Schools
  • From Information Literacy to Information Leadership
  • Connective Writing
  • RSS: Connecting Ideas and Knowledge