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Richardson, Will – Educational Leadership, 2019
When student agency is amplified by the integration of modern technologies, students have great potential to solve real-world problems and learn in a deep and engaging way. And yet often schools are hesitant to provide students with true agency. Richardson looks at some powerful student projects and inventions that were possible through agency and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Participation, Student Role
Richardson, Will – Educational Leadership, 2016
Before the end of this decade, almost 5 billion people will carry mobile devices. Will Richardson asserts that because this technology creates ubiquitous, complex, immediate connections to the world, the most important skill is the skill of being able to learn. "Students moving into adulthood today," he writes, "need more than…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Minimum Competencies, Student Development, Basic Skills
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Richardson, Will – Educational Leadership, 2013
The author of this article writes about how this moment of technological explosion raises a host of important questions for education leaders that speak directly to the way people think about the potentials of technology in school.The author asserts that if technology is seen simply as additive, the questions will be about the technology: Should…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Learning Processes, Technological Advancement, Literacy
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Richardson, Will – Educational Leadership, 2012
In this era of access, personalizing learning means allowing students to choose their own paths through the curriculum. However, the ability to learn what we want, when we want it, and with whomever we want creates a huge push against a system of education steeped in time-and-place learning. Fundamental changes need to happen in schools to provide…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Information Technology, Technology, Mathematics
Richardson, Will – District Administration, 2012
The idea of learning through games isn't necessarily new. In fact, over the past decade, researchers have been espousing the use of games to help both children and adults learn. But it's only been recently that games have begun to make serious inroads into classrooms. As the world becomes more and more driven by mobile apps and tablet…
Descriptors: Games, Attitude Change, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Environment
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Richardson, Will – Educational Leadership, 2011
Students need opportunities throughout the curriculum to follow their passions and publish quality work for global audiences to interact with. Social media afford the opportunity for students to contribute to the world in meaningful ways, do real work for real audiences for real purposes, find great teachers and collaborators from around the…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Internet, Social Networks, Information Literacy
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Richardson, Will – Educational Leadership, 2008
Being literate in the 21st century means being able to function in and leverage the potential of collaborative, transparent online groups and networks. Before educators can help their students make the most of this powerful potential, they need to understand that the willingness to share one's work--and to some extent one's personal life--fosters…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Cooperative Learning, Computer Networks, Social Networks
Pascopella, Angela; Richardson, Will – District Administration, 2009
It's been almost 40 years since the teaching of writing in schools had its last major shift, a move to an emphasis on the "writing process," which still holds sway in most classrooms today. But with the advent of Web-based social networking tools like blogs and wikis, YouTube and Facebook, it may be that the next revision of writing pedagogy is…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Student Interests, Student Motivation, Writing Processes
Richardson, Will – Education Canada, 2007
The majority of educators today are locked in a system that prepares students for a world that has long since passed, instead of a future that is already here. While the world continues to change rapidly, the ability to react to those changes is stymied by age old beliefs about what education should be, increasingly irrelevant expectations and…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Teachers, Independent Study, Technological Literacy
Richardson, Will – School Library Journal, 2007
Blogs, wikis, and other nifty Web-based tools, ones that enable everyone to create and distribute content like never before, get all the glory, it seems. Then there are the applications that help them organize all that material that they consume online. Though not as sexy, perhaps, as blogging or podcasting, social bookmarking is equally…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Internet, Web Sites, Electronic Libraries
Richardson, Will – Technology & Learning, 2006
This article takes a look at tech guru Will Richardson's new book, "Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms." Whether it's blogs or wikis or RSS, all roads now point to a Web where little is done in isolation. The biggest, most sweeping change in the people's relationship with the Internet may not be as much the ability…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Technology, Educational Principles, Social Environment
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Richardson, Will – Educational Leadership, 2006
The Internet is no longer only a place to research information. It is now also a forum through which users can publish and disseminate their own writing. Richardson describes some of the main tools that make this new "Read/Write Web" work--blogs, wikis, really simple syndication, and podcasting--and gives examples of how each can be used to…
Descriptors: Internet, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Programming (Broadcast)
Richardson, Will – School Library Journal, 2006
Podcasting is just one of a suite of new tools that are taking the Internet and its users to new heights. Podcasting involves the creation of digital audio files and the distribution of those files in a way that makes it easy for visitors to listen to them wherever and whenever it is convenient. In schools, podcasts have been quick to take root.…
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, Internet, Programming (Broadcast), Radio
Richardson, Will – School Library Journal, 2006
RSS or Real Simple Syndication is a technology that allows an information user to subscribe to "feeds" or streams of information from any number of content producers, including traditional media outlets and blogs, all for free. With RSS, one can connect to more information in less time, thus keeping track of news, ideas, and conversations almost…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Sites, Technology Uses in Education, Library Services
Richardson, Will; Mancabelli, Rob – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2007
This article discusses a group of new technologies--blogs, wikis, podcasts, social bookmarking, online photo galleries, and RSS (Real Simple Syndication)--collectively referred to as the Read/Write web. These tools allow users to easily create and publish online content, and are beginning to have a profound impact on curriculum, classroom…
Descriptors: Internet, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Credibility
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