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Why TopTenReasons?


This rationale wiki, 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:

Please consider ten an arbitrary number. Do not feel limited by the top ten 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 teacher librarian, aka 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:

Joyce Kasman Valenza

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