Richardson, W. (2008). Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
This book is a great tool for those wanting to learn more about Web 2.0 tools. While it is geared with a teacher in mind, it provides enough information to help you get your own blog, wiki, flickr and podcast accounts up and running. This is a summary of the 2008 edition. A 2010 has also been published.Chapter 1: The Read/Write Web
Technology has changed the way students receive information, interact with others and ultimately the way they learn, making a traditional classroom without integrated technology ineffective.Chapter 2: Weblogs: Pedagogy and Practice
Weblogs have made writing to the web easy and accessible to everyone, providing all users with a voice on the Internet.Chapter 3: Weblogs: Get Started!
To utilize blogs in the classroom effectively, teachers must first experiment with their own blog, determine the format they prefer and discover the blogger within!Chapter 4: Wikis Easy Collaboration for All
Wikis are collaborative, interactive websites, that allow the current user to create new content or “click” edit and assume editorial control of the established topic.Chapter 5: RSS: The New Killer App for Educators
RSS (Real Simple Syndication) allows users to track streams of information as a news feed. It’s a web version of the Times Square news ticket.Chapter 6: Weblogs: The Social Web: Learning Together
Sharing on the web allows us to step out of our classrooms, states and countries and join in conversations without boundaries becoming a world community.Chapter 7: Fun with Flickr: Creating, Publishing, and Using Images Online
Flickr allows users to communicate with images, rather than words, to tell a story, one picture or a collection (set of images) at a time.Chapter 8: Podcasting and Screencasting: Multimedia Publishing for the Masses
Podcasts allow for the creations of “radio shows” that can be heard on any media device. Screencasts take that to the next level with video!Chapter 9: What is All Means
Classrooms we were used to are no longer relevant. The way we interact, exchange idea and communicate have forever been changed by Web 2.0 tools