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ERIC Number: EJ914323
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1082-5754
Do Web 2.0 Right
Light, Daniel
Learning & Leading with Technology, v38 n5 p10-12, 14-15 Feb 2011
The author and his colleague, Deborah Polin, traveled around the United States to get a first-hand look at how teachers are developing successful Web 2.0 activities for their classrooms. With funding from Intel, they interviewed 39 educators in 22 schools throughout the country about how they employed these tools in their classrooms in innovative ways and what helped improve student learning. They found that the teachers who have had the best luck with Web 2.0 are using the tools to create ongoing conversations among students and "always on" learning communities. They also learned that, as with any technology, careful instructional planning is of paramount importance. Specifically, they identified three elements that have clearly shaped how these teachers used Web 2.0 to create sustained, meaningful communication among their students: (1) Instituting daily practice; (2) Carefully considering the audience; and (3) Teaching and enforcing appropriate behavior. This article discusses each of these three elements for Web 2.0 success.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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