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New Book From ISTE Explores Education Potential of Web 2.0, Social Networking

Posted Oct 19, 2007
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The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has announced the publication of Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools, a book intended to reveal how Web 2.0 can transform teaching and learning..

Today, the next generation of Web sites gives power to site visitors, providing a new level of customization, interaction and participation. Many Web sites now allow users to upload, categorize, and share content easily. Weblogs and podcasts allow anyone to publish or broadcast on any topic. Wikis provide information that is constantly updated by users. Open-source software is free and customizable. These new technologies are changing our relationship to the Internet.

Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools, by Lynn Schrum and Gwen Solomon, provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging Web 2.0 technologies and their use in the classroom and in professional development. Topics include blogging as a natural tool for writing instruction, wikis and their role in project collaboration, podcasting as a useful means of presenting information and ideas, and how to use Web 2.0 tools for professional development. Also included are a discussion of Web 2.0 safety and security issues and a look toward the future of the Web 2.0 movement.

Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools includes these features:

* A complete explanation of Web 2.0 tools, including weblogs, wikis, folksonomies, RSS feeds and podcasts.
* Web 2.0 tools and their use in the classroom.
* Web 2.0's role in professional development.
* What administrators should know about Web 2.0.

Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools is available online for $24.45 for ISTE members and $34.95 for nonmembers. More information about the book, including the table of contents and a free, downloadable excerpt, is available at

Source: ISTE,

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