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Why read blogs?
Why share media?
Why digital storytelling?
Why social bookmarking?
Why RSS feeds and aggregators?
Why Second Life?
Why online polls?
Why image generators?
Why interactive calendars?
, is a place for gathering compelling reasons for the use of a variety of 2.0 tools in K12 instructional practice, as well as for professional networking and productivity.
Like any good wiki, I am hoping this one will grow and improve with the wisdom of its community. Please help me establish the most compelling reasons for using these new strategies.
In some ways our standards themselves provide rationale. See this list of
standards portal sites
EducationWorld's list of National Standards
, as well as these standards relating directly to use of technology in learning:
ISTE's NETS*S Standards
AASL's Standards for the 21st Century Learner
Partnership for 21st Century Skills
an arbitrary number. Do not feel limited by the
convention. Please share your best reasons; please add to the tools; please link to examples of effective practice relating to these tools.
Because I am a
school library media specialist
, I work with a variety of school citizens: students, teachers, students, administrators, parents, and a variety of specialists. I hope this wiki will grow and describe the needs of all these stakeholders. Please feel free to add categories to each section.
I also hope to use what we develop here in school, in my blog, and in upcoming publications. Please feel free to use this content in the same way.
For more information about use of these tools in education, see:
(Amazing collection of tools and ideas for integration with school library examples)
(video explanations in Plain English)
California School Library Learning 2.0 (tutorial for school librarians)>
A Few New Things (Valenza)
LMC April/May 2008
(complete Web 2.0 directory)
Helene Blowers' Learning 2.0
Terry Freedman's ebooks
Web 2.0 Awards
Springfield Township's letter to parents on the value of 2.0 tools in learning
Joyce Kasman Valenza
help on how to format text
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