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
Thailand.

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
    Participate


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

http://elgg.net/mberry/weblog
.


John Bidder

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

http://www.BoltonTLC.org.uk
.


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

http://elgg.net/mechelledc/weblog/
.


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

http://nlcommunities.com/communities/joevans
.


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

http://www.fordlog.com
.


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

http://www.ictineducation.org
.


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

http://fraser.typepad.com/about.html
.


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

http://fullmeasure.co.uk/
.


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

http://edu.blogs.com
.


Alan November

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

www.novemberlearning.com/blc
.


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

http://www.shambles.net/
.


Dai Thomas

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

http://www.daithomas.org.uk
.


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

http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/
.


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

http://staffweb.peoriaud.k12.az.us/Shawn_Wheeler/podcast
.


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