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.
Social networking, the ability to reach out to people around the world who share similar interests, is a big online draw for kids and teens. But beyond social networks, there's another capability of Web 2.0 tools that is engaging today's students. The ability to create and publish online content in a variety of formats enables students, on a weekly basis, to spend significant time on creative purposes such as developing and maintaining Web sites, writing blogs, and posting articles. Here are a few statistics from a report, “Teens and Social Media,” published by the Pew Internet and American Life Project in December 2007 (Lenhart, Madden, Rankin Macgill, & Smith, 2007):
- 64% of online teens and 59% of all teens have created online content
- 33% ...