This resource helps educators integrate Web and mobile technologies and tools into classroom instruction and offers a model for selecting appropriate tools and technologies for K–12 settings.
Web 2.0 Tools
Setting the Stage for Chapters 5 Through 9
The term Web 2.0 refers to the second generation of the World Wide Web, with a shift away from static Web pages and amove toward content that is dynamic and can be shared. Common Web 2.0 tools such as blogs, wikis, and social networks can be used to support collaboration and communication in virtually any instructional environment—when they aren't blocked by network filters.
Away from school, growing numbers of students are engaged in creating and publishing online content, gaming, and inhabiting virtual worlds. When asked their opinion, these students assert that the use of these tools in the classroom would make learning more relevant and interesting. The following chapters explore some of these Web ...