Monday, May 01, 2006

Coming of Age: An introduction to the new worldwide web

Coming of Age: An introduction to the new worldwide web

A collaborative venture between 14 people from the USA, Canada and the UK and

Recently I have been involved in an amazing and wonderful experience. Fourteen
people from various corners of the globe have come together to create a Web 2.0
book for educators. The process of how this book was created was one of the most
fascinating events I have been involved in. However, that is the topic for
another entry. Today... let's stay focused. <Smile>

Thanks to Terry Freedman and the merry band of contributors, this 92 page PDF
file is available for you to read, enjoy and share with your friends an
colleges. Take a look at the heading in this book below.

These are the main headings in the book (which is over 90
pages long):

  • Preliminary Information

  • The Contributors: Quick Reference Guide

  • Introduction

  • Glossary Of Terms Used

  • Book Review: Redefining Literacy For The 2St Century

  • Effective E-Learning Through Collaboration

  • What Are Rss Feeds And Why Haven’T I Heard About
    It?(Rss Feeds From An Educator’S Perspective)

  • Blogging: Shift Of Control

  • Photo-Sharing And Clip-Art

  • Factoring Web Logs To Their Fundamentals

  • Virtual Support Via The Blogosphere

  • The International Edublog Awards

  • Blogs You Must Read!

  • Elgg And Blogging In Primary Education

  • Using Blogs In School

  • Thinking About Creativity, Thinking About Blogs!

  • Book Review: Classroom Blogging: A Teacher’S Guide To
    The Blogosphere

  • Book Review: New Tools For Learning

  • Diary Of A Potential Podcasting Junkie

  • Finding Good Podcasts

  • Podcasting Resources

  • Podcasting

  • Finding And Subscribing To A Podcast Via Itunes

  • Obtaining Information About A Podcast In Itunes

  • Giving Students A Second Listen

  • Podcasting: A Review Of Recording Devices

  • Other Useful Websites

  • Create An Rss Feed For Your Podcast

  • List Your Podcast And Find Others’

  • Podcasting And Wikis

  • Recording A Podcast On A Computer

  • Uses Of Podcasting In Schools

  • Video Blogging: Terry Freedman Interviews Paul Knight

  • Video Blogging In Schools

  • Wikis: An Introduction

  • Wikipedia Vs Britannica

  • Setting Up A Wiki

  • Wikiville: An Interview With John Bidder

  • Social Bookmarking

  • Forums, Instant Messaging And Other Ways To

Guide to the contributors.

There is a fuller biography of the contributors at the
beginning of their articles.

Miles Berry

Miles is a deputy headteacher in an English primary school, a Moodle and
Elgg enthusiast and the winner of a best practice award. He also gives keynote
presentations to conferences. See

John Bidder

John is the Head of Curriculum ICT strategy in Bolton, England, and gives
keynote presentations about best practice. See

Mechelle De Craene

Mechelle is a special education teacher in Florida and undertakes research
in the development of educational technology skills in children, and gives
presentations on her findings at internatoinal conferences. See

John Evans

John Evans is principal of St. Fran├žois Xavier Community School in St. Fran├žois
Xavier, Manitoba, Canada, and gives conference presentations on the subject of
teacher wellness. See

Peter Ford

Peter Ford is a teacher and educational consultant based in Nottingham in the
UK, spcialising in the use of internet technologies to enhance teaching and
learning. See

Terry Freedman (Ed)

Terry is an educationalist who provides practical and strategic consultancy
services to educational institutions, and provides a range of subscription-based
services. See

Josie Fraser

Based in England, Josie is an educational technologist and works as a freelance
consultant and speaker, mainly around emerging technologies and staff
development. See

Steve Lee

Steve Lee is a Senior Software Developer, who is uses various techniques for
customising ‘off-the-shelf’ software to meet individual accessibility needs. He
is also interested in how Open Collaborative Communities can help and involve
disabled people. See

Ewan McIntosh

Ewan is the Development Officer for the Modern Languages Virtual Environment, a
pilot programme for the Scottish Schools Digital Network. He also speaks
internationally about using Web 2.0 tools in education and educational
management. See

Alan November

Alan November is an international leader in education technology, and runs the
annual Building Learning Communities Summer Conference in Boston, USA. See

Chris Smith

Based in Thailand, Chris runs a consultancy designed to offer support to
International Schools across S.E. Asia, especially in the area of “ICT Across
the Curriculum, and maintains an internationally-acclaimed website. See

Dai Thomas

Dai is Director of ICT at Warden Park Specialist School in West Sussex and a
research Fellow of Mirandanet. See

David Warlick

David is an internationnaly-renowned writer, blogger and Podcaster who provides
consulting and public speaking services to education associations and agencies
around the world. See

Shawn Wheeler

Shawn is the Director of IMT – Services & Training for the Peoria Unified School
District in Glendale, Arizona, and the founder of Adventures in Podcasting. See

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