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ERIC Number: EJ945712
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-1049-5851
Kid2kid Connections: How to Use Technology to Connect Your Students to a Larger World
Schachter, Ron
Instructor, v120 n5 p46-52 Spr 2011
Skype, Edmodo, iApps, and Shutterfly may sound like fantasy characters or mythical creatures from some futuristic novel. But the students at Paine Primary School in Trussville, Alabama, will gladly explain that these odd-sounding names belong to the Web 2.0 applications in which they are fast becoming fluent. For these kids--and those at other elementary schools where teachers are leading their students onto the cutting edge of educational technology--the future is now. What students and teachers alike are finding most exciting is that many of Web 2.0's evolving applications are free and allow classrooms to do things like videoconference around the world, create multimedia projects, hold online discussions, and collaboratively edit student work. In this article, the author discusses how teachers can use technology and Web 2.0 applications to motivate young learners and build their skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Alabama