Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers
by KEN FELKER and ANDREW SWIFT
2013, 50 full color pages, $14.95
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WEB 2.0 is a term that describes the current status of websites found on the Internet today. When it was launched, the Internet hosted websites that were used predominantly to provide information. The websites were static, text-based, and typically used in isolation. The next link in the volutionary chain was the introduction of graphical web browsers enabling users to see relationships and follow hyperlinks to related web-sites. Today's 2.0 websites are designed for users who will create, modify, and share content in real time. These websites and the tools that they provide offer enhanced functionality, creativity, and interactivity. Web 2.0 tools are moving today's teachers from reliance on computers and software to dependence on the web and web 2.0 sites.
Early web 2.0 tools included podcasts, blogs, and wikis. These tools served as the basis for creating content that was to be saved, shared, copied, referernced, and morphed into new projects. Other web 2.0 tools include social bookmarking, photo and video editing and sharing, versions of desktop tools such as word processing, spreadsheets, content management, conferencing and social networking to name a few. The list goes on and on, and it quickly becomes apparent why web 2.0 is driving technology use in today's classroom. This book contains twenty web 2.0 categories that have many educational uses.
Chapter 1: Digital Whiteboards
Chapter 2: Website Design
Chapter 3: Presentation Editors
Chapter 4: Speaking Avatars
Chapter 5: Note Taking & Archiving
Chapter 6: Pools, Surveys, & Tests
Chapter 7: Timelines
Chapter 8: Calendars
Chapter 9: Flashcards
Chapter 10: Course Management
Chapter 11: Social Bookmarking
Chapter 12: Cloud Storage
Chapter 13: Mind Mapping
Chapter 14: Gradebook
Chapter 15: Rubrics
Chapter 16: Wikis
Chapter 17: Blogs
Chapter 18: Audio Tools & Podcasting
Chapter 19: Digital Publishing
Chapter 20: Video Production
ABOUT THE AUTHORS . . .
Ken Felker, Professor of Health and Physical Education at Edinboro University, has peronalaly used and integratted technology into physical education and health classes for nearly 30 years. He was named Edinboro University technology Scholar in 2004, and has published and presented nationally and internationally on numerous technologies and their educational application throughout his career. Dr. Felker currently serves as Health and Physical Education Curriculum Specialist for Learning & Leading with Technology, a journal of the International Society for Technology Education. He was selected as the 1998 Pennsylvania Health Educator of the Year, the 1999 Eastern District AAHPERD Outstanding Health professional, and was a finalist for the National Health Educator of the Year in 1999. In 2006, Dr. Felker received the PSAAHPERD Cottrell Award, and was honored in 2009 with the Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology at the International Conferernce on College Teaching and Learning.
Andrew Swift is a graduate student pursuing a Master of Education Degree in Middle and Secondary Instruction from Edinboro University. He received his undergraduate degree from Gannon University in Marketing. Andrew has made statewide presentations on the use of Web 2.0 technologies in education and uses technology extensive in his personal and professional life.